Police Called to Scott Sports Headquarters as CEO Dispute Continues

Apr 4, 2024 at 9:33
by Ed Spratt  
Photo Day FR Euro
Photo: DayFR Euro

Police were reportedly called to Scott Sports Headquarters on Wednesday afternoon after a dispute between managers following ongoing issues after a new CEO was appointed last week.

The corporate drama at Scott Sports continues this week as DayFR Euro reports that several vehicles belonging to Fribourg police were spotted parked outside the Scott Sports headquarters in Givisiez on Wednesday afternoon. Fribourg police spokesperson Bertrand Ruffieux told DayFR Euro: "Nothing serious happened. We intervened in a civil matter, a dispute between managers. In this type of case, the police are called to the scene to find a way to open a discussion, and for people to understand each other. But there are no injured or anyone arrested."

This is happening against the backdrop of an ongoing rift between (previous?) CEO Beat Zaugg and the new appointment by majority shareholder Youngone Corp. After a press release announcing Juwon Kim as the new CEO, Beat Zaugg told Bicycle Retailer on Tuesday: "This announcement was made to destabilize the company and its employees." In a response to Zaugg's statement, the Youngone Corp said: "We understand that it may be difficult for Mr. Zaugg to accept his termination (given his long-standing role as CEO). But this is ultimately irrelevant as a matter of law: the ultimate decision body of a company is the board of directors and the board is clearly entitled to terminate the employment with the CEO."

The report from DayFR Euro connects the police presence to the CEO replacement affair, but we have not been able to independently verify that.

We have contacted relevant parties at Scott Sports and Youngone for comment and will provide an update when we have more information.

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348 Comments
  • 1184 6
 Wonder if someone demanded a Ransom?
  • 428 3
 Doesn't take a Genius to work that out.
  • 119 1
 certainly some high voltage arguments taking place
  • 332 2
 I hear Sparks are flying
  • 15 62
flag rider4116 FL (Apr 4, 2024 at 11:14) (Below Threshold)
 a handsom ransom?
  • 131 5
 Seems to be that Scott are trying to be some big Gamblers
  • 92 1
 The police might tip the scale.
  • 58 3
 Great Scott!
  • 14 71
flag BlurredVision (Apr 4, 2024 at 11:28) (Below Threshold)
 It doesn't take a GENIUS to tell this would cause a SPARK and possibly a STRIKE!
  • 300 8
 Comedy tip: when the first guy nails it, don't try.
  • 27 9
 This sounds like a case for Scottland yard!
  • 28 3
 the previous CEO was Addicted to power an his plans to stay on are Foiled
  • 12 6
 So many dad jokes.
  • 26 4
 Maybe someone else at Scott got robbed
  • 7 13
flag Ryawesomerpm (Apr 4, 2024 at 12:41) (Below Threshold)
 Certainly some interesting Aspects to this story. Perhaps it's about someone overlooking the importance of Lumen balance in retail displays.
  • 3 1
 @MikeGirard101: it's amazing considering how bad saddles are for circulation
  • 16 2
 they're twin-loc'ed up in jail overnight
  • 95 1
 In your best police siren voice " Niiiinooooo Niiiiinooooo Niiiiinooooo....
  • 2 34
flag T-Bot FL (Apr 4, 2024 at 14:28) (Below Threshold)
 They should get Bren(gun to)Dog it out.
  • 2 4
 When people get canned at my work they have the cops show up... maybe someone was getting fired lol
  • 5 4
 @tomo12377: Brendog reference... nice work!
  • 2 2
 @bunjiman82: I Scott no idea.
  • 4 6
 Comment of the decade. I wish I’d thought of it.
  • 4 2
 Coming soon to Netflix…Real Housewives of Scott’sdale. Drama, action and crime!!!
  • 5 6
 Looks like a high Voltage sitatuation.
  • 2 7
flag WRCDH (Apr 5, 2024 at 2:54) (Below Threshold)
 Yeah, I’d wager it’s a ransom situation...but I’m not a gambler.
  • 5 4
 Beat Zaugg should just be glad he's getting out Scott free.
  • 8 7
 When the police came, the sirens were screaming "Ninoooo Ninoooo"
  • 5 1
 @Theguyfromthealps: When the police came, they found Beat hidden where the shock goes.
  • 3 1
 I wonder which way the Scales of justice are tipping
  • 2 4
 Sounds like they need a Session.
  • 23 1
 Employees try to hide their shock
  • 2 1
 Beat finished internally Rooted..
  • 3 1
 They are going to Contesa this.in court...
  • 1 0
 @notthatfast: More like chairs..
  • 508 1
 Finally investigating the crime of the headset cable routing. Thanks!!
  • 24 1
 Many need to go to jail for that offense no doubt! lol
  • 40 1
 Must be a job for Internal Affairs
  • 1 0
 @bman33: Solitary. Throw away the keys.
  • 281 9
 This is so far from the American police stories its confusing.
  • 214 58
 Nobody got hurt because there were no minorities involved and no falling acorns scaring the fuzz.
  • 12 24
flag vinay FL (Apr 4, 2024 at 11:10) (Below Threshold)
 Now I'm curious. What are American police stories like, then?
  • 17 2
 Did someone say civil dispute?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRpbIaTRZ-g
  • 3 2
 Facts
  • 195 16
 Wait, so the police in Europe don't just show up unannounced, kick down your door, and shoot your dog? Weird....
  • 36 2
 Seriously. Even the police cars look non threatening.
  • 101 12
 @Struggleteam: they don’t need to. We are a civilized country… ;-)
  • 23 13
 @powpowpow: I know. My wifes from Germany. The police officers are always friendly and accommodating there as well. Like many things, it varies hugely by region here in the US. However, police officers in this county don't have it easy.
  • 24 166
flag Henchman21 (Apr 4, 2024 at 11:46) (Below Threshold)
 @powpowpow: So all that money you made profiting off the Nazis in world War 2, thats your definition of cibilized?
  • 18 12
 I'm less amused by this story than I am by those fruity Police cars.
  • 102 17
 "police called to Scott headquarters as CEO dispute continues, unarmed black janitor shot and killed"
  • 17 1
 @Henchman21: Did the US not do this?
  • 43 3
 @vinay: well, we recently had police manage to shoot a kidnapping victim while attempting to recover said kidnapping victim.
  • 38 1
 I was visiting a friend in Switzerland and he said the cops recovered a bike of his that had been stolen. I told him that never happens in the US, but he also got a $200chf fine from the same police for "failing to properly secure" his bike, which I thought was funny.
  • 144 8
 Swiss police: We arrived on the scene to calm the situation and open a dialogue between the two parties.

US police: A tactical team was dispatched to the scene, fearing for their lives, officers neutralized all on site. All body cameras were not functioning, but we're totally telling the truth. Back the blue.
  • 11 1
 @powpowpow: Tell that story to my neighbour who keeps parking his bike in our bike room other way around, with the rear end to the wall. It looks ridiculous!
  • 23 7
 In the US it would read: EX-CEO of Scott Sports shot dead by officer who claims to have mistaken the "nude" branded bicycle shock for a gun during an argument with the company's new CEO about speccing a 150gram inline shock on a 170mm enduro bike.
  • 7 14
flag vinay FL (Apr 4, 2024 at 12:27) (Below Threshold)
 @mtmc99: Wasn't that a trick they learned in some Mission Impossible movie, or was it Speed? "Shoot the victim."

@shapethings : Sounds mellow. I'm getting the impression that some certain country has taken the stance that if there might be some indication that there might be something wrong somewhere, just bomb the building. Better be safe than sorry.

@matyk: Shooting dogs sounds bad. Police officers have dogs too, don't they? A dog behind that blown door seems like a clear indication that all is fine.

@dthomp325 : Of course. Bikes are important hence careless ownership is being fined. Same goes for not performing your regular lower leg maintenance, let alone not lubing your chain. People are getting belt drives for a reason over here.
  • 37 11
 @Struggleteam: >However, police officers in this county don't have it easy.

FYI being a police officer isn't even considered a dangerous profession if you look at the fatalities per 100,000 employees (standard report). The guy that mows your lawn has a higher chance of an on-the-job death than a cop. Or the guy that takes out your trash. Or the immigrants that harvest your food.
  • 28 33
flag Struggleteam (Apr 4, 2024 at 13:07) (Below Threshold)
 I’ll pay you $40k per year and send you on a domestic call in an urban ghetto or a trailer park on a Friday night. You may change your opinion. Nobody likes the police until you need them. Another product of a broken system. Like they say, if you want love become a firefighter not a cop.
  • 78 4
 @hydraulica: Allowing our cops to cosplay as paramilitaries with matte black SUVs with huge brush guards and armored SWAT vehicles contributes to the police violence problem in the US. I’d welcome a change to white and orange Buick wagons in keeping with a mission of public safety.
  • 13 6
 @Struggleteam: Someone needs to tell the cop making $40k a year how overtime works.
  • 3 1
 @matyk: someone is from Central Missouri!
  • 5 4
 @vinay: put your hands up and wait for 6 shots into chest
  • 9 1
 @matyk: because it’s legal to buy it, it’s legal own it, and it’s legal to carry it but that don’t matter because get this if you get stopped by a cop,it’s illegal for them to search you.
  • 23 18
 @Henchman21: talking about the US I presume? The country that profited the most from WW2 and only got involved "to save the day" when the situation wasn't as profitable anymore and a risk of being overpowered by the Axis was starting to become a possibility ? Indeed, not recommendable people ...
  • 4 11
flag SlavikChris (Apr 4, 2024 at 13:43) (Below Threshold)
 @mrbrighteyes: Do the crime, do the time.
  • 2 2
 @sfarnum: just check a billboard sometime “protect your city while earning $52,000 a year!” they’ll pick up any idiot that applies so they can fire anybody with bad press
  • 12 1
 @Struggleteam: so give the cops that go into those neighborhoods a break because of the conditions and their salaries but not the families that live in them?
  • 16 2
 @Struggleteam: According to Indeed the average police officer pay in Seattle, where I live, is $93k, and does not require a college degree. Life could be worse.
  • 27 3
 @Henchman21: We are definitely not "cibilized", whatever that means.
However, I would assume that having one of the biggest guns per capita ratios in the world and not having to go through a metal detector in school is pretty civilized.
I laughed hard when working for a US company in Switzerland years ago and we had to go through a mandatory yearly course about an "active shooter".
  • 4 2
 @HughBonero: that’s what the headline would have read if it had been a US company HQ.
  • 3 2
 @vinay: speed. “Shoot the hostage”
  • 2 2
 @Struggleteam: Their sirens sound like opening a musical birthday card
  • 12 3
 @Struggleteam: you’re right. But goddam are my interactions with cops recently are f’d up. Overly aggressive power tripping about things that they were flat out wrong about and the show of force unwarranted. It has certainly made me less sympathetic. I got two cop friends even; they can’t explain it.
  • 5 2
 It’s also so far away from “American CEO gets canned” stories it’s confusing.

No golden parachute?
  • 6 1
 @Superburner: Right? You can steer a company into oblivion, and still get tens of millions for being terrible. End stage capitalism is wild. The departing Boeing CEO cost the company billions (and lives) and he may end up with over $45 million in payouts.
  • 5 2
 @GTscoob: that dude said it wasn't an easy job, not that it's the most dangerous job. I wouldn't want to be a cop (guessing you wouldn't either) regardless of how incredibly dangerous lawncare is, being a cop wouldn't be fun. Like every profession some are good people and some aren't. I'd prefer we just moved over to elected sheriffs and got rid of cops lol.
  • 19 7
 @bikedrd: I can explain it since I’ve done 29 years and retiring. You had years of hammering on LE in every state for incidents that happened in one place or another. Giant overreach and reform combined with “defund the police” demonstrations. It’s not an attractive career any longer. Most candidates don’t want the endless criticism, Monday morning quarterbacking, forced overtime, weekends and holidays and overnight shifts. It’s not worth it for most people. Recruiting is a huge issue now and they are just not getting good recruits but spots have to be filled. The irony is, after all this, LE is going to be worse and take decades to improve. Sucks
  • 6 1
 @bertimusmaximus: Denver starts around $100K for police. No qualified immunity for our cops so most of them don't even work.

But still somehow they burn 50% of our entire city budget.
  • 16 30
flag thevoiceofchaos (Apr 4, 2024 at 20:57) (Below Threshold)
 @Balgaroth: The US got involved WW2 because Japan attacked pearl harbor. Did France even fight in WW2 or did they just immediately surrender?
  • 4 2
 @mrbrighteyes: nobody gets hurt as the staff and CEO are not armed to their teeth with anything but bicycles
  • 10 10
 @bertimusmaximus: yeah $93k sounds fine, but Seattle is so expensive that won’t get you jack shit.

Don’t they have to send a cleaning crew through Pike Place Market every early morning to clean out all the needles so the vendors can come in and sell their food? Who would want to be a cop in that shit hole of a woke junkie encampment anyway?
  • 5 5
 @joecrosby: we live in Bellingham bro it’s not any better here
  • 17 3
 @Struggleteam: Aren’t Police supposed to be non-threatening? 90% of their interactions are with non-criminals. How are they supposed to help people when said people are afraid of them?
  • 6 14
flag MikeGruhler (Apr 5, 2024 at 2:29) (Below Threshold)
 @powpowpow: you could argue it's more about obedience but that would be diving a bit to deep... Funny how a story about about a German in Germany turned into shit talking about America.
  • 5 1
 @GTscoob: Exactly, had this conversation recently. A good bit of the top ten are construction workers. I believe EMT and Firefighters are above police. Now dig into suicide demographics of different types of workers and the breakdown of age groups and you'll see white males in the 40's in the construction field have some of the highest rates of suicide and death on the job. What's even more sad is the amount of senior citizens taking the lives. The numbers are shocking.
  • 2 3
 @Balgaroth: @Henchman21:you mean Governments. There's a difference between a government and it's citizens, correct? Both of you are pointing out such singular points on a topic that can fill books. It's cute, the 2 of you should get a room. \s
  • 7 4
 @thevoiceofchaos: it's way deeper than that my guy. We stayed out as long as possible for many reasons. Unethical and immoral science takes time to finish. We conveniently scooped up all their research and scientists and have been making use of it since. Especially the phycological research. Which is a nice way of putting it. WW2 is not a topic for pinkbike comments, to deep a topic to intelligently discuss here. Not to mention none of us had f*ck all to do with any of it but yet everyone still tries pointing fingers and placing blame.
  • 8 1
 @MikeGruhler: Not german but Swiss in Switzerland... Muricans...
  • 3 8
flag thevoiceofchaos (Apr 5, 2024 at 5:07) (Below Threshold)
 @MikeGruhler: Yeah I'm well aware. Doesn't change the fact that Pearl Harbor is the catalyst that got US got involved.
  • 6 6
 @MikeGruhler: a government is made up of its own citizens lol. we are our government. This whole us versus them thing is hilarious watching conservatives buck against the institutions they claim to be patriotic about
  • 9 0
 @pakleni: I know… the situation is degrading. I saw someone cross the street outside of the crosswalk marks the other day.
  • 1 1
 @powpowpow: it's getting out of hands!! Mr Beat threw a paper outside the garage can!! Never Seen before...
  • 17 13
 @vinay: pink bike comments are filled with leftists that believe American cops kill thousands of unarmed minorities. Fortunately for everyone the facts don't state that.
  • 13 11
 @pistol2ne: luckily there'll Always be a good informed murican denying reality..
  • 1 3
 @powpowpow: must have been Italians who didn't understand how to live Verboten
  • 2 2
 @chrisclifford: lol dude for real. Every time I go downtown, I’m amazed.
  • 7 5
 @Tinshield: Have friends and family who are LEOs. Can concur everything you say. Also happening to public educators.

The defund campaign was absolutely idiotic. Yes, get some justice reform and change some laws but take away cops when we need them most? Good luck with that.
  • 19 4
 @ATXZJ: >The defund campaign was absolutely idiotic

Hardly. Law enforcement is typically the #1 spend in a city budget. American cities are literally police departments that also fund roads, education, etc. Statistically spending more on law enforcement compared to social programs doesn't actually make a city safer. Social programming that lifts people out of poverty is proven time and time again to reduce crime unlike violent tactics from militarized police.

Defund the Police wasn't about abolishing police, it was about moving some of their exorbitant budget to programs that can improve public safety and streamling police operations to violent crime.
  • 13 0
 @ATXZJ: Police spending in the US is really weird. Why do they have the budget for lots of officers and vast amounts of military equipment, but no money for any kind of decent qualification? Training and education programs appear to be almost nonexistent in many states.
  • 4 3
 @ATXZJ: yes, it was all politics and pandering to the people with the worst and naive ideas.
  • 21 2
 @Ttimer: oh there is money for training and education, it's just that de-escalation tactics, empathy, and community-building aren't taught. Instead the training emphasizes how dangerous the job is and how everyone is trying to kill you at all costs. Cops are trained to be on high alert at all times and think of themselves as enforcers and superior to the citizens that pay their salary. It's eye-opening to see the curriculum and how far-right instructors have hijacked training budgets to push right-wing messaging, fearmongering, and othering.

They're constantly taught that their life is in danger every time they step out of a vehicle and they act accordingly despite the fact that no statistics actually support this attitude. As such, you end up with cops taking justice into their own hands.

Then you look into the fact that many individuals that are deemed too unstable for enlisted military service are welcomed into police forces . . . it's a recipe for psychotic individuals with God complexes to terrorize the streets.
  • 3 10
flag DylanH93 FL (Apr 5, 2024 at 9:44) (Below Threshold)
 @GTscoob: keep in mind the US has spent trillions since the 1960s on the War on Poverty, similar to the War on Drugs we seem to be losing these wars lol. Endless spending on nice feelings and good intentions doesn't seem to pan out too often. Obviously the far left is nuts but I was down for the defund the police movement. Seems most of the cities who did Defund then ended up refunding their cops because of people dissatisfied with crime. Now the big problem with both our police and military is they can't get people to join in the numbers desired lol. What a shitshow..
  • 9 2
 @DylanH93: Ok, so people were dissatisfied with crime. Understandably so. But does more police in its current US implementation actually prevent crime? All statistics I know say they don’t. The main purpose of more police on the streets seems to be good intentions and nice feelings. What the professionals like to call security theatre.
What does prevent crime, and that has been proven out for at least a century in most societies and tons of studies, is social security and income equality.
  • 5 5
 @Ttimer: What "vast military equipment' are you talking about? A rifle? Body armor? Most agencies have zero military equipment. Perception is often greater than reality with that issue. Keep in mind that public safety budgets are based on 24/7/365 coverage with minimum staffing requirements. Doesn't matter if it's Police, Fire or EMS. Training requirements vary greatly from state to state and agency to agency. We don't have a national police force so there is no standard curriculum for the whole country.
  • 3 7
flag Tinshield (Apr 5, 2024 at 10:45) (Below Threshold)
 @GTscoob: what agency are you referring to or is this just a broad-brush assumption that applies to LE in general? If you found out that an agency did train in the subjects you list, would you admit it or would you just keep generalizing and stereotyping to further your own biases and influence others?
  • 1 5
flag Tinshield (Apr 5, 2024 at 10:47) (Below Threshold)
 @ATXZJ: add medical professionals to the list
  • 1 6
flag DylanH93 FL (Apr 5, 2024 at 10:48) (Below Threshold)
 @Ttimer: No police in its current US implementation doesn't prevent crime, it's become a total joke. Hence why we should just drop it and move onto elected sheriffs. Let people vote for the level of law enforcement they'd like, it would vary a ton throughout the country. It was working for a while there and then society made some changes after 2020. Unfortunately wealth inequality has gotten far far worse over the last few years, so that's not great either. There's no way to spend our way out of these problems.
  • 6 4
 @Ttimer: what seems to have happened is that in the areas where “defund the police” was a common statement/viewpoint/actually implemented, there was also a general negative outlook on the police themselves.

So, police lose funding, which provides them less resources for training, education, hiring, etc. That, combined with no one Kiku by police in those areas, resulted in a small police force; either because they could hire, or because police left because it sucked to be a cop there because no one liked you.

Then, those same areas (see Seattle, Portland, parts of CA) saw an increase in crime, but they don’t have the capacity to address those crimes, so it creates a situation where there’s less consequence to commit a crime. In Seattle, you can steal a vehicle, and as long as you drive away fast, they are not allowed to pursue you. The backlog on unsolved murders in those areas is so long, that you’ve realistically got a solid 5 years between the time that you commit the crime and when you get caught. They only recently made it illegal to smoke crack in public in Washington.

They’re left having to hire more police to handle the increase in crime, but no one wants to do it, so you have to keep increasing salaries until it’s high enough that someone is willing to apply. So now you’ve got fewer police who get paid way more money each, which is probably why someone here commented that Portland cops can make $200k. If you’re interested in being a cop, you’re likely more right-leaning, so why in the world would you want to move to and work in Portland? $200k is why.

If the police departments had the funding to not be stretched thin, and to provide the education and training that people want to obtain by “defunding police to fund this other thing”, and if there wasn’t this generalized “police suck” outlook, I think things would be much different here.

To a lot of people’s point here, I don’t personally understand why our police drive in unmarked cars. The other side of the world makes it obvious where the police are, because they’re there to help. Perhaps if the states simply had enough police officers to cover the basis and address the pressing issues (actual crimes), then maybe we’d be able to start adopting some of those European practices and the whole system would be right sided? Idk.
  • 2 3
 2nd paragraph typo in my previous comment: supposed to say “that, combined with no one liking police in those areas, …”
  • 1 1
 @GTscoob: I like what you’re saying. I’m gonna hit you up to ride when I’m in Denver in June.
  • 5 5
 @joecrosby: I agree. One of the funny issues with LE is that issues in Portland don't always apply to other places. There's a lot of reasons but a lot of it has to do with politics. If you look at New England (generally) where I work, it's typically very liberal but there's also still a lot of Yankee practical thinking and local control. Many agencies in New England are small municipalities that garner a lot of community support as there is a lot of familiarity between officers and residents. The big issue we had with "defund the police" is much of what they were talking about just wasn't a problem here. Can't tell you how many politicians around here were talking about choke holds. In 30 years, I've never been trained to "choke holds". It just was not an issue here but they kept saying it over and over. They were all over training too. This improved in many areas over the last couple years. Then, my CPR training was cancelled due to budget cuts this past year and I had to go back months later. As soon as these issues fade to something else they come for the money and move it somewhere else. Someone will be killed my police in Oregon and they'll be yelling on Boston bout choke holds again.
  • 2 4
 @Tinshield: my wife’s family is all law enforcement in New England (chief, sherif, DEA, officer, etc). It is really interesting how it all comes together even on clear opposite ends of the country.

The funding side is especially interesting to me, as I always view things from the financial sustainability/“business” lens. Loads of straight politics in that world.
  • 4 10
flag Tinshield (Apr 5, 2024 at 11:52) (Below Threshold)
 @joecrosby: if government was run like a regular business the place would be closed before the first electric bill arrived.
  • 3 4
 @Tinshield: hah, 100% correct on that one. I’ve never seen a business misplace hundreds of billions of dollars and live to see another day!
  • 1 9
flag SLBIKES (Apr 5, 2024 at 15:09) (Below Threshold)
 @GTscoob: You don’t know anything but media talking points. Absolutely false on every front. You can go a police academy on your own, sign up for one. I bet though you don’t have what it takes to get through the first week.

I bet you are one of the first if robbed or a car accident you call the cops, pathetic hypocrites.
  • 1 5
flag MikeGruhler (Apr 5, 2024 at 16:29) (Below Threshold)
 @f*cktoryteam: haha, just caught that. Either way the comment holds true. A story that has nothing to do with America turned into a shit talking contest about America. Also comparing police in a tiny ass little country like Switzerland to America is ignorant.
  • 9 0
 @SLBIKES: a man was shot by cops five times in front of my house a month ago while not committing any crime at all. The idiots they hire DO NOT have what it takes to enforce laws and protect a city
  • 6 3
 @Tinshield: B.S. You guys have almost complete immunity from being held accountable due to a corrupt Police union.
  • 4 0
 @joecrosby: So what’s the long term ROI of additional police? How does it compare with alternative investments in social security, education, substance abuse prevention or counselling?
  • 1 5
flag joecrosby (Apr 7, 2024 at 0:19) (Below Threshold)
 @Ttimer: I’m talking about the police being the ones educated in all the things you listed. This seems to be how it is in a lot of other countries. The ROI is intangible, because the current issue seems to be that police departments have a hard time hiring, and it’s generally portrayed that the police are poorly trained. Extra funding = extra training = more positive outlook from the public = more appealing job to be a cop. Everything comes full circle.
  • 7 1
 @joecrosby: Bro, the police departments are already the most highly funded government organization from city to city. We give them everything they need. They're driving brand new Tahoe's, challengers, and everything. What they don't have is accountability.
  • 5 0
 @joecrosby: Extra funding = extra training =/ a safer population.

This has been proven time and time again. You can spend more on policing but it does not change public behavior. American prisons are designed to punish, not rehabilitate. American criminal justice policy is designed to punish criminal activity rather than prevent the need for criminal activity.

At a high level, reducing income inequality and lifting folks out of poverty through social programs does more to reduce crime. Increasing funding for education supports this goal. Increasing funding for nonviolent response programs, mental health, addiction, and healthcare also alleviates economic stresses that can cause individuals to turn to crime. Spending 50% of a city's budget on police doesn't help any of this.
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 @tkrumroy: Public safety is a 24/7/365 operation with minimum required staffing. No way around the expense. Training is also very expensive and it's not a "hey everyone, come down to the conference room for some training" kind of event. It can take weeks or even months to get everyone in an agency trained in one class as they all work different shifts with varying days off. Many agencies have a built-in training year-round where the curriculum is decided ahead of time.
  • 3 2
 @GTscoob: "defund the police wasn't about abolishing the police"

The internet never forgets: www.nytimes.com/2020/06/12/opinion/sunday/floyd-abolish-defund-police.html
  • 2 2
 @pistol2ne: it was always about chaos and disruption. The people most negatively affected are the ones that need police the most.
  • 4 1
 @GTscoob: you need to give the right training, not this macho killer warrior mentality bullshit.
  • 1 0
 @CustardCountry: it’s not 1985 anymore.
  • 4 2
 @Tinshield: And yet I see cops driving around in armored vehicles with tactical gear. I'm a therapist and worked with a state trooper who said they have competitions to see who can antagonize people to the point of fighting back against the troopers when they have pulled people over for traffic violations. He says they're all on steroids. It's a serious problem within law enforcement.
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 @tkrumroy: we have one tactical unit for 62 agencies and yes, they have an armored vehicle, not an M2 Bradley. When you say there’s a “serious problem within law enforcement” are you saying all law enforcement or some of the agencies or all of the 17,000 plus? You paint with a broad brush for a therapist.
  • 2 1
 @Tinshield: I'm telling you what they told me. They told me it was prolific within the state troopers and that they "all" take steroids and try and get civilians to fight them when they pull people over on the highway. They said its a HUGE problem. Their words, not mine.
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 @tkrumroy: you all need to stop. Go have a PM session to vent your spleen to eachother
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 @tkrumroy: sounds absurd to me
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 @GTscoob: yep. I've watched a sibling go from compassionate to paranoid as an officer.
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 @Tinshield: Do you live in the south? I'm in NC and it's a huge problem.
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 @tkrumroy: I hope your not sharing patients stories on a bike site? If so not cool. If it was a passing conversation then my apologies, but even then you should know better than to spread that kind of gossip. One persons account from a limited view point means nothing. Are there cops on steroids,TRT and many other performance enhancing drugs? Yes, absolutely. Do cops try playing games with civilians? Probably, sounds plausible but highly doubt that it's a widespread problem or one that would be quickly proven through video footage and eyewitness accounts. Police departments could use some improvements for sure but trying to paint all or most cops as bad is the definition of ignorance.
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 @MikeGruhler: so you can share stories as long as you don’t give out PPI. This includes location, names, etc. just any identifying specifics.

It’s pretty understandable how people paint most cops as bad. I’m thinking of all the places I live:

In Oakland I knew a person whose Aunt applied to be a cop there. She was fresh out of school and said she wanted to impact the community and bring change and accountability. They straight up told her that she was not cut out for their department because they also engage in illegal activity and she would rat on them. Also check out the Oakland riders. Scary stuff. This article is really good about how when cops get exposed for misconduct departments try to distance themselves after condoning em. Also talks about OPD’s long relation to hiring KKK officers. Say it’s fake or whatever.

boltsmag.org/oakland-police-riders-scandal

In Portland a cop was caught by other Police officers in a park tagging swastikas on a bunch of stuff.

In LA it was exposed the sheriffs have actual internal gangs, with initiations (that involve shooting people!), matching tattoos, etc.

Where I grew up was a small town and there was one residential sheriff. He would buy coke off this person I knew and I would see him meeting women that weren’t his wife at the hook up spot. He was like 50.

I could go on and on and on. It’s easy to see that it’s your relation to police that informs your opinion. If you’ve experienced their abuse in certain ways, of course you’re gonna feel these ways. If your views are steeped in patriotism and not a systemic critique of course you’re gonna be apologetic.
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 @MikeGruhler: it is standard practice to repeatedly and selectively turn the body camera off and on to restrict footage, same with separated audio as well, my lawyer specifically pointed this out to me after nearly 50% of an officers footage was magically missing various chunks of video/audio in my case. The state of officer-sourced footage is a complete embarrassment, I’m kind of disgusted that you put any kind of trust in that
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 @MikeGruhler: like the sheriff of Davidson county North Carolina (sheriff haege) who was the top narcotics officer and ended up getting busted by the feds for stealing drugs and cash from drug busts and then reselling them back on the streets. 20 minutes from my city. It’s everywhere bro.

The reason why it’s easy to group all police together is because the good ones aren’t ratting out the bad ones.
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 sheriff Hege **. Sorry, spelling was wrong earlier.
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 @birdsandtrees: I have zero relationship with police, aside from being arrested twice as a teen for doing dumb shit.
There is over 700,000 police officers in the US. Your handful of 2nd and 3rd person accounts don't mean much. Just like my interactions with police over the past 30yrs that I never once had a negative interaction with. Respect goes a long way. Always respectful from both sides. I'm aware of all the different stuff you brought up, nothing new to me.
Take a 700,000 person sample from any and all professions and you'll find all sorts of shit people doing shitty things. Do you get my point now?
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 Like I said, these aren’t the only things I’ve heard. I work on the streets with people so it’s actually a daily occurrence of cops just being horrible and violating regulations.

Recently I was considering a city job so I had to go to their health facility and get drug tested and a TB test. There was a lateral cop in there. He hit on the lady working reception and when he sat down two other cops in the room (just knew he was a cop) and asked where he was from. They then talked and one said, yeah depending on your supervisor, you can get away with anything. I was pretty appalled with how they openly say that to a new hire and in a room full of people.

You say there are good and bad ones, but as stated before the so called good ones speak up.

And yes I’ve been a part of huge organizations that don’t have a single bad person directly involved with the community. When one of us got murdered, we supported the employees and their family, we didn’t ramp anything up.
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 @tkrumroy: WOW, just saying you hate cops without saying you hate cops. So even good cops are bad because they don't snitch on the bad ones? And how do suppose we identify these good "bad" cops? Or just fire 700k officers and start over? As a psychiatrist you should be well aware that ancidotal 2nd hand evidence is not fact. It's hearsay. I personally believe most of those accounts you speak of are truthful but also I understand people have bias when telling their own experience with police depending on their history with police. A criminal or someone who is breaking the law will always have a negative story to tell about their LEO interactions because for them it was negative.
Fun little bit of info: 700k LEO's are .2% of the population
: criminal arrests in 2022 = 7.3million
: US citizens with arrest record = 77 million or 1 out 3 citizens
Yeah, looks like cops are the problem. SMH
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 @fewnofrwgijn: those cases involving a cop turning off there cameras is an exception not the rule. A single interaction doesn't mean every cop is bad or trying to hide something. If anything it helps prove the cop was trying to hide something. Here's something to think about, we have 700k cops and 4million teachers. Based on shear numbers alone we would have more despicable people and criminals in our school system than law enforcement. We can go through multiple occupations that have way more people in it the law enforcement and based on statistics alone would have more criminals than police departments. People who hate on cops are no better than the criminals that they're payed to protect us from.
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 @MikeGruhler: the job of teaching doesn’t specifically attract the absolute worst personalities in the human race
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 @birdsandtrees: To state a huge organization that you work for doesn't have a single bad person is cute. Or do they keep all the bad people inside away from the public? You have no clue what Tom from HR does in his spare time../s People are inherently good, it's outside influences that change the course of a person. If you think generalizing all cops as bad is going to increase their trust in the public then you really need to reevaluate your thought process. If every client you dealt with treated you like people on here are treating cops then you to would change how you look at normal people as well. Or you would leave the job and find a profession that you can be respected. It's all anyone really wants, respect and compassion. Everyone deserves respect and compassion. Except violent criminals,murders, rapist and pedo's. We should burn them in the street.
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 @MikeGruhler: thank god the world doesn’t respect cops simply for being cops anymore; people chasing authoritative jobs for “respect” is pathetic. If you aren’t becoming a cop to benefit your city and nothing else, you don’t even deserve to apply
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 @fewnofrwgijn: no, the world should respect each other. It's not about respecting cops because they're cops. It's about respecting a fellow man or women. The amount of bias you have towards cops in your arguments is amazing. You can't even make a single point without dropping some blanketed negativity about the them and their intentions.
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 @fewnofrwgijn: It's also a position of power, a easy source of victims and teachers can commit crimes not associated with the school system like anyone else. I can agree that teaching may attract a better demographic of people but ultimately all of this is a numbers game. It took me all of 2 minutes to get some basic facts, and I was actually surprised that we only have 700k cops for 350+ million people. 1 cop per 500+ people, kinda crazy. You have to see how fueling this type of narrative could be extremely bad for the overall picture of a stability. Look at areas completely overrun by crime and then think about that stat of 1 per 500. Regardless of distribution, cops are completely out numbered by citizens who hold contempt against them for the sheer fact of their job choice. Put yourself in their position. That's all I'm doing, just trying to steel man an opposing side. I hold alot of the same opinions that multiple people have expressed so arrogantly above. But, as I stated before everyone deserves respect and compassion. Until a person actually does something undeserving, keyword "person" . Cop's are people to.. some worse than others. But guess what, there's way more people that are worse than the number of bad cops. That's a fact and one people should always remember but never consider. "People" can be shitty, unfortunately. That's the ultimate takeaway. Apologies for any offense, hard to have polite sounding discussions on such inflammatory topics through text. @trumroy @birdsandtrees @fewnofrwgijn
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 @MikeGruhler: enough with your all or nothing rhetoric. You keep saying we’re claiming all cops are bad and basing your response upon that inaccurate interpretation. Quit it. It’s childish.
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 @tkrumroy: here's a quote from you "The reason why it’s easy to group all police together is because the good ones aren’t ratting out the bad ones." Your exact words. I chose my word's carefully, you did not.
  • 143 1
 I heard they showed up because Brendog got robbed.
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 Underrated comment Big Grin
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 Should have showed up to redbull office then
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 I seriously thought the last article was an April fools joke.
  • 6 1
 I didnt read the first one cause i thought it was a joke, then i saw this and am so curious
  • 8 4
 Not sure if its a bunch of Geniuses or Gamblers over there, but the scale at which this has gone to is sure to spark some controversy.
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 Same.
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 I hope it is a crazy double down on the joke. Scott wins big in my books if they give it another month before revealing their master stroke of an April fools gag. I'd go so far as to give them a pass on the headset routing business
  • 3 0
 @GFozzz: Whoah, hold on there pardner. NOTHING forgives headset routing.
  • 82 1
 See how difficult it is to fix something once it's fully integrated?
  • 61 1
 This is the best bike industry drama since Sick bikes....
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 On-One TikTik and HelloDave to the rescue.
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 @zoobab2: What was wrong with those then? HelloDave seemed sensible to me.
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 @vinay: nothing wrong with them, but they were destined to be stickered up as Sick bikes...but that fell through and the frame builder sold the frames to On-One who sold them.
The Sick debacle is hilarious, ridiculous and terrible in equal measures.
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 @ShoodNoBetter: I kinda wanted a HelloDave... mainly because I like the geo and my name is Dave Smile
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 @dmackyaheard: Hello Dave!
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 @vinay: Hello!.... Vinay? lol
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 @dmackyaheard: you're my wife now Dave
  • 1 0
 Can't wait for episode 3!
  • 59 3
 Glad the cops were able to put out any Sparks before anything bigger started
  • 36 4
 It doesn't take a Genius to spot a problem of this magnitude and Scale.
  • 46 2
 Cooler headsets prevailed and they were able to reroute this issue internally.
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 Shockingly, they were trying to keep this internal.
  • 45 1
 this is the longest running april fools joke on record. well done scott.
  • 3 0
 I would give that award to i9 with their volume adjustment hub end caps which they then actual sold and some jokers actually bought them… definitely not me…
  • 33 2
 The Ceo was caught smuggling shocks in a very disturbing location. Police were notified to rectify the situation.
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 Scotts fired!
  • 24 0
 i heard they tried to force the CEO to change headset bearings on the bikes and he got mad
  • 23 1
 Police arrive to witness jostling between sweater vests.
"Proprietary suspension is the way forward!"
"YOU SHUT YOUR DAMN MOUTH BEAT... NOBODY LIKES PROPRIETARY..."
More jostling of sweater vests.
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 The CEO not wanting to accept being outed is like the Trading Places movie. Randolph and Mortimer Duke losing everything at the end....TURN THE MACHINES BACK ON!!!
  • 7 0
 Under-rated comment. Classic movie.
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 @bicycle019: it’s a sleeper Christmas classic. Would never ever get made today.
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 How much is a live stream?
  • 7 0
 only on Discovery+
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 Jokes aside, this very likely marks the start of some very heavy tough times at Scott. In most cases when the company who's lent you significant funding sends in their own CEO only 4 months after the loan commences it's usually a sign they aren't confident of getting their investment back and are prepared to take drastic action to do so. Unfortunately it looks like Scott are not going to be sharing great news in the remainder of the year.
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 Totally. You can bet Specialized and Canyon have activated their headhunters to grab any valuable Scott employees who want out of this mess.
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 There is an apparent attempt to replace Zaugg with a man from Youngone. If you read the primary sources, Zaugg says that Youngone forced Scott to take out a loan on unrealistic terms (in total, Scott earned $61.7 million net in 21-22; in 2024, with saturated buyers, earning $126 million to repay the loan is simply unrealistic). Youngone planned to fire Zaugg on this basis but later pushed the dismissal through the board of directors.
  • 17 0
 It's called Fribourg not Friborg
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 Ugh, thank you.
  • 5 1
 Friborg sounds better.
  • 43 1
 @WillW123: Zoidberg sounds better.
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 I got a parking fine there once, i paid immediately and sort the police out.... fines in Switzerland are not to be messed with...
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 @fssphotography: Yeah if you put your garbage out before bin day you'll get a fine. If you don't pay they'll come after you. No joke. I lived in Switzerland for over 30y.
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 @DaveRobinson81: Don’t be so hard on yourself, Zaugg. You lost the Job of your dreams, but you still have Zoidberg. You all still have Zoidberg!!!
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 @brianpark: It's thank yo not thank you
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 @WillW123: it actually sounds like a refrigerator brand.
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 I’m thoroughly impressed by the fact that French police are skilled mediators able to settle disputes at a managerial level.
  • 43 1
 it's Switzerland ;-)
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 @Goldfinger: Maybe both are needed. The Swiss are neutral so no one feels offended, but it takes the French to bring the love. Once everything has settled, the Dutch police arrives at the scene and together they smoke a big one. Peace, at last.
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 It's the Swiss, they take their neutrality VERY seriously.
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 @Goldfinger: obviously they view their jobs very differently from American police and that is a good thing.
  • 6 1
 There's something spicy happening in Switzerland... for once.
  • 2 1
 Have you dealt with any gendarmes before? Just... No.
  • 1 2
 Its far more entertaining when the french farmers roll , if this had been france scotts HQ would have been covered in a very thick covering of cowshit fired by muckspreader by now yhe police would have agreed and gone home
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 This is Switzerland everyone has a business or finance master
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 @Fix-the-Spade: Swiss police doesn't confirm neither deny this statement.
  • 15 1
 I love this stuff! Go Zaugg, Beat the headset cable routing out of them!
  • 6 2
 I heard that Zaugg got Beat. Juwon, Kim, congratulations.
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 I guess that makes Beat the Outside CEO.
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 "In this type of case, the police are called to the scene to find a way to open a discussion, and for people to understand each other." One car to carry the milk, second for the cookies, and a van for warm snuggly blankets. Sorted.
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 The van is actually filled with chocolate. How in hell would you drink plain milk?
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 Wow, I actually thought the last headline was for April fools.
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 I did too. PUNKED.
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 Well, it happened in April, and it is plenty foolish...
  • 7 0
 This might be the most we've heard about Scott that didn't involve Dangerholm or Nino...
  • 9 3
 Sounds like Beat Zaugg might have a bit of a raging ego problem if he can't accept that his bosses fired him.
  • 6 2
 Meh corporate power struggles are pretty standard. OpenAI had one not long ago, the board tried to force out the CEO like this but the employees rebelled and the board were forced to accept his reinstatement. The board of Apple did force out Steve Jobs at one point to install someone more controllable and it almost destroyed the company. In the end they had to acquire Steve's new company, Next computers, to get him and his operating system back.
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 @tacopop: good to Remember "the corporation" film... No surprises predators predate..
  • 7 0
 No one has mention how “BOLD” this move has been
  • 6 1
 Cant think of a worse way to make your compagny look than a stupid public dispute like this. I didnt consider Scott bikes before, now even less.
  • 6 0
 They should settle this the old fashioned way
  • 13 0
 Duel?
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 There's a great Larry Niven short story, don't recall name, that does this. Corporate disputes are settled on the battlefield...literally. There's good med kit, but you basically have to back your decisions with blood and guts.
  • 27 0
 Breakdance battle
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 First to change an upper headset bearing
  • 2 0
 The old navy way? First guy to die loses
  • 4 0
 @ashmtb85: they've already shown they can drop a Beat
  • 4 0
 Musical chairs? ah, wait - that might be too on the nose
  • 3 0
 Head to head on a 4x track
  • 6 1
 Reckon Mr Zaugg barricaded himself inside his executive office? Chained himself to the office chair?
  • 5 0
 Ex CEO was in a strange state muttering "More cables on the handlebars" more!, More!, MORE!!!
  • 7 3
 Must have really Spark-ed an interesting conversation. At least no one was taken for Ransom.
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 wow.. the swiss bike brand with the Korean CEO.. there is a share to short, if there ever was one... but given the last few bikes that were released were pretty average anyhow, guess that should take the pressure off it.
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 The police was suspicious because someone hinted that they hide shocks inside
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 So it's an inside shock?
  • 1 1
 @southoftheborder: inside Rooted...
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 Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zaugg?
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 A little research reveals the real story. www.forbes.com/forbes/2008/0519/068.html?sh=356c8e685f35

When Zaugg took over the company in 2005 he must have taken out a ton of loans and what did he do? He let Scott Mongomery talk him into starting ScottUSA. Lets remember that Mongomery helped his Dad lose Cannondale to investors. Very ironic actually. Zaugg big mistake was listenning to Montgomery who talked him into spending a ton of money. Brand new 15,000sq/ft headquarters in Sun Valley, big rig for events and of course all the people needed to sell, distribute and support scott bikes in the US. Also Mongomery talked him into focusing on niche markets like Triathalon and womens bikes. In short, he over extended himself to buy the company and to expand it into the USA. If he had just kept the majority share and the bikes simple, he would still be the CEO.
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 Congratulations on the absolute dumbest comment in the thread. Additionally this is possibly the most uninformed mistruth ever published on the brand.
  • 6 1
 Love that two of the drivers had the peace of mind to reverse park
  • 3 1
 Corporate PR message about police being called lol. Then saying "we can do whatever we want" when the employees get mad. Scott is now officially conglomerate garbage, there is no thin veil to hide behind anymore.
  • 6 3
 Are these regular beat cops? Because, if ever, this sounds like job for the Internal Affairs division.
  • 5 1
 There's more shocking details to this story hidden under the surface.
  • 4 0
 Rogue CEO, 58 degree head angle Scott Spark incoming
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 It's an "Internal" issue
  • 4 1
 If they legally exchanged CEO, i suspect that Scott will move within the next 5 years to South Korea or another country...
  • 3 0
 I would offer my own headset routing joke but there are so many good ones already.

Wonderful :-)
  • 3 1
 Isn't this the same guy that that was knocked out by a prior employee in the halls of Eurobike? Why yes, yes it is!

Karma's a bitch.
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 Details please.
  • 4 1
 It just keeps getting better!
  • 3 0
 The police seem nice in Switzerland
  • 3 3
 I mean yeah…look at there cars.
  • 3 1
 @scary1: Yeah, they let people spray them with graffiti. Soft on crime.
  • 2 1
 Lets focus on the real question here....what's the police van?... looks like a Chevy Astro van but I know that can't be. Can any euro-van-aficionados help out?
  • 4 0
 Looks like a VW Transporter (well, the passenger version of it). Doesn't look much like the old microbus anymore (they went front engine, FWD in the 90s with the T3, which was brought to the US as the Eurovan, and have had several generations since).
  • 3 0
 Volkswagen Transporter
  • 3 0
 Thats just a vw bus
  • 2 0
 @g-42: You're correct, except for what you're referring to is T4.
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 @paja-tousek: Sorry, mis-typed - the T3 was sold in the US as the Vanagon (still rear engine/RWD). What are we on now, T7?
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 @SATN-XC VW Transporter or Multivan, which wouldn’t surprise me since it’s in Switzerland lol… multivans run up to 90k but are really nice!
  • 1 0
 @g-42: knew someone would find it for me! looks like they stopped selling the Transporter in the US back 2003.
  • 1 0
 In Switzerland if it's shaped like a bric and has 4 wheels then it's a VW bus
  • 1 0
 In Switzerland if it's shaped like a bric and has 4 wheels then it's a VW Transporter
  • 3 0
 What is Youngone? Is that like some sort of shell company for P Diddy?
  • 2 0
 I like the refection of the person in yellow jacket.... "uhm, is it too late to call in sick today?"
  • 2 0
 Police: "The only crime I see here is smuggling a weapon in those tight jean shorts..."
Soundtrack: bow chicka bow wow....
  • 2 0
 Only way to settle this in in the parking lot with a Octagon. CEO title shot as the main card.
  • 4 0
 Send in Dangerholm.
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 So good lol
  • 2 1
 Apparently the argument was about through headset cable routing with the previous CEO demanding it was still a good idea and that people love it.
  • 3 1
 I visited Scott in Givisiez coming back from Morzine, they had no Scott stickers nor catalogues. Amateurs.
  • 1 0
 When the cops don't work out, they can send the Equalizer in to put a damper on the situation......
  • 2 0
 Well, that (de-)escalated quickly...
  • 2 0
 I wonder if Dangerholm is getting ready to scrape some skin off
  • 2 0
 Bruh, this sh!t is messy AF.
  • 2 0
 Someone is ADDICT to his job...
  • 1 0
 So is this really about Beat hunting a nice departure package rather than just a pointy end of a boot?
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 Just came here to nominate Brendog for new CEO.

But, can we stop comparing the US with a population of 341,814,420 to countries like Switzerland with a population of 8,851,431?

We are a collection of states and commonwealths that each have their own unique characteristics.
  • 14 1
 Given the amount of times Brendog has been robbed I don't think that's a good idea. The insurance costs alone would bankrupt them.
  • 8 0
 iM amErIcAn, im sPeciaL!
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 @DickPoundsGhost: Not sure of your point. I was merely stating the vast population difference in terms of comparison. But, if hating an entire country makes your life more meaningful . . .
  • 2 1
 Wow. I knew those headset cable routing meetings can heated, but not that heated.
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 Isn't this the same guy that was knocked out by a prior employee at Eurobike? Why yes, yes it is!

Karma's a bitch, and it follows you around...
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 Links for reference ?
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 This is complete BS
  • 2 0
 Those are darn cute police vehicles! Do they have sirens?
  • 2 0
 Don't buy Scott. It's the furthest from rider owned company there is.
  • 1 2
 What Genius decision Sparked his holding the company to Ransom? An April fools joke gone wrong or is he genuinely Contessa’ing the canning? Is he locked in the office. Ones Scott to love a bit of corporate intrigue
  • 1 2
 3 police cars' worth of police to mediate!? Either Switzerland has far too many police or there is more to this story. TBH, the whole story is maybe the bizarrest thing that I have read on PinkBike
  • 2 1
 Video has been released showing the CEO being arrested.... www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLGTEr8WJMQ
  • 1 0
 Police asked for my name and I said Scott, there like Scott what? And I said it's Scott nothing to do with you.
  • 2 1
 Is someone going inside for this
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 What the heck kind of police vehicle livery is that!?
  • 7 2
 What's wrong with it then? Visibility is key so I suppose that's what those orange marks are for. Other than that, one car looks like an Opel (German brand, Vauxhal for the Brits), the other one looks like a Skoda (Czech Republic brand).
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flag bunjiman82 (Apr 5, 2024 at 3:19) (Below Threshold)
 @vinay: a gentle wafting soft edged orange ribbon that looks like it got sprayed by a 14yr old who ran past it while being chased on foot by the policeman for graffiti....

Yeah it's not highly visible or distinguishable when it's trying to get through traffic in an emergency situation and you glance at it in your rear view is it? Neither does it look threatening like you might get carried off in handcuffs, looks more like they might give you skittles.
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 @bunjiman82: Seems like you have a different perception of what a police car is supposed to look like. You even seem to think a black American police car is more visible than a white car with orange markings so yeah, I'm not going to argue here. You see those blue units they have on the roof? I'll leave that up to you to figure out what these are and how they help with visibility if they happen to be in a hurry.
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 @vinay: I didn't say anything about a black police car... And who's arguing, it's just my opinion dude. In the UK and most other countries police cars are covered in highly reflective markings with stand out colours (unless they're undercover and their objective is to not to be noticed) it just seems to me that these ones are pretty poorly marked and blue lights alone aren't enough typically.

I notice scrolling through the comments that I'm not the only one with this opinion tup
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 and the beat goes on...
  • 1 1
 The real story was they were fighting each other to see which one would be stuffed in the downtube.
  • 1 2
 Is that any worse than being handed to Dangerholm who'll strip you off your paint and any excess weight? I think with such a prospect, everything and everyone likes to hide inside, even if it is a bit uncomfortable and there might be some rub.
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 but you said the culture of the company wouldn't change after i sold out.....beat it dude, your fired.
  • 1 0
 why do I envision dude locked in his office and on a hella bender.
  • 1 0
 Now this is more like it. Popcorn at the ready . . .
  • 1 0
 “ I ain’t f*cking leavin!” -Wolf of Wall Street
  • 1 0
 I love me some drama while we wait for world cups.
  • 1 0
 First one with Get away Scott free?
  • 1 0
 He can't get it through his thick head-set...
  • 1 0
 Will someone spend Life Behind Bars?
  • 1 1
 Why did they let someone spay paint ginger moustaches onto their nice little cars?
  • 1 0
 waiting for the netflix documentary.
  • 2 1
 F@ck corporate BS! Black Market Bikes mottoWink
  • 2 2
 Do we storm the C̶a̶p̶i̶t̶o̶l̶ "Headquarters" next?
Asking for a friend
  • 2 1
 Waiting for the 3 part mini series
  • 1 0
 Not so celebrity death match
  • 1 0
 #Drama lol
  • 1 0
 Genius demands Ransom.e
  • 1 0
 Scott vs. Scott
  • 1 1
 Are those 3 taxis and why are they parked so neatly lol
  • 1 1
 Beat to Kim: you are the young one, you won and i'm gone...
  • 1 1
 Probably to do with internally routed cables through the stem.
  • 1 1
 Queue the Leo meme, "I'm not F'n leavin"
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 The shareholders apparently told the old CEO to " beat it" .
  • 1 1
 You gotta be kidding me!
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 Haha, nice
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 Beatt, accept it buddy, they paid the Ransom.
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 Scott no friends
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