NYPD Police Officer Who Shoved a Bicyclist Fired!

Mar 12, 2009 at 16:19
by Radek Burkat  
A police officer who was videotaped knocking a man off his bicycle and onto the ground during a cycling event in Manhattan last summer has been fired, the Police Department said.

Watch the brutal home video for all the proof needed.Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman, said the officer, Patrick Pogan, 23, was fired about 10 days ago.

The shoving incident, which gained widespread attention after it was videotaped...

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Stuart London, a lawyer for Mr.Pogan, disputed the Police Department’s statement, saying that he had resigned.

Mr. Pogan was accused last year of assault and of filing false paperwork related to the arrest of the cyclist and was suspended from the department. The Manhattan district attorney’s office dropped the charges — attempted assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct — against the cyclist, Christopher Long.


Mr. Browne said on Thursday that the firing stemmed directly from the events involving Mr. Long, which took place on July 25 during a monthly event known as Critical Mass, in which hundreds of cyclists ride through the city to advocate nonpolluting forms of transportation.


The termination was reported by The Associated Press on Thursday night.

“They make errors all the time,” Mr. London said of the Police Department’s assertion that Mr. Pogan had been fired. Mr. Pogan resigned “to concentrate his efforts on fighting the criminal charges that are against him,” Mr. London said, “so that when he is ultimately acquitted he can re-apply to the Police Department.” The shoving incident, which gained widespread attention after it was videotaped and posted on YouTube, embarrassed the Police Department. The video has been viewed on YouTube nearly 2 million times.


280 Comments

  • + 156
 Wow what a dick...
  • + 68
 big ass...hole
  • + 106
 bye bye pension plan...
  • + 29
 A.C.A.B
  • + 71
 Fuck the police coming straight from the underground!
  • + 35
 good that he got fired, and to think, the popo department gave him a gun.... what a disgrace.
  • + 47
 Fuck the Police Just because they are too fat to cycle....
  • + 21
 what a dick... i can't believe this... a*shole
what the cyclist do to the f*cking officer?.
  • + 20
 Hopefully the cyclist tries to sue. That would be one final kick to the balls.
  • + 35
 here in portland a guy got tazed by a cop cuz he didnt have a light on the front of his bike. and i know its illegal to not have a light on the front of your bike but come on, dont taze me bro!!
  • + 6
 The officer has a great timing, he should grab a photo-camera. besides that, pretty brainless move.
  • + 13
 did enyone notice some random guy picked up his bike and rode off???
  • - 19
flag G1BBO (Mar 13, 2009 at 10:21) (Below Threshold)
 good he got fired. if i was the guy and wasnt 16 i wud of got up and kicked the shit out of him.
  • + 29
 yes kicking the shit out of a cop will really help your case..
  • - 45
flag hobbnobs (Mar 13, 2009 at 11:45) (Below Threshold)
 someone should kill that cop
  • + 10
 some people are unbearably stupid.
and why doesn't that police officer get charged?
  • + 2
 wut a Fucken coagultedburgerboybun bastard that cop should be suspended form dutie like forever !!!
  • + 1
 i hope that m*therf*cker will never get a job again. suspended from life!
  • + 3
 wtf-completly uncalled for that was a dick move
  • + 0
 Hahaha i think the 'ex' officer got a shin dig.
  • - 2
 Fuk id hit them on my bike i prolly woulnd feel a thing HA
  • + 2
 Fuck some cops should be eliminated. FROM the skatepark. Big Daddy style.
  • - 1
 that cops a prick ..if i was that mr.long i would go see that cop and break his mouth with a baseball bat now that he is not a officer anymore
  • - 3
 hahaha nice slash !!!! woot agreed or turn him into food for worms !!!! hahahaha !!! hey you ! BOOM!!!
  • + 10
 and the police wonder why people hate them.....
  • + 1
 seriously - police agencies have the worst case of bad employees - gotta stop making mall cops real cops or else you will see this again - their are dirty POS cops that think they can do whatever they want with a badge on - i hope this cop loses his job forever and is never allowed on the police force seeing as he is untrustworthy and he assualted an innocent cyclist - they try and pretend they play by the book and then they get off when they are charged with the same crime a normal citizen is given - and he thinks he is going to fight it-what a douchebag-
  • + 0
 typical yank, typical copper
  • + 8
 dude mackm do you even know what critical mass is, and how they act? I bet he got tired of the shit, the spitting, throwing of stuff towards him and acted out. Even though it was wrong for the cop, I can't blame him. You can only take so much shit. Critical mass has proven to be a major problem. Its not their cause thats the problem, its how the people act on their bikes, what they say to the other peds walking around, and how THEY provoke most of the stuff.

Like what dinkboy said, this just brings bikers a bad name, not just the cops. WHEN PEOPLE IN CRITICAL MASS CAN SHUT THEIR MOUTH, STOP CUSSING, STOP SPITTING AT PEOPLE AND THROWING STUFF, IT WILL BE FINE. Until then its just lil kid mentality trying to get a point across. If they did it in a mature way, they might actually have more of an audience and get people to listen. Not all critical mass people are guilty, but a lot are.
  • + 2
 fight poice brutallity, do more vids like this, put the word out
  • + 4
 i agree with him^

why did the 'pig' push him off his bike anyway
  • + 26
 good that pig desereves to get fired after that....
  • - 1
 lol. the policeman wuld deserve it.
  • + 0
 FUCK THE POLICE NAW JUSTICE NAW PEACE! this is why we give attitude to these fuckers cuz we ALLL know they are dicks
  • + 0
 ok norco, but when you actually need help, or have been threatened, who the hell will you call. Who will you call if your house catches on fire? Who will you call if your car gets stolen. Who will you call if your bike gets stolen. Who will you call if you get robbed or beaten. Man you a flippen idiot.
  • + 12
 Im a Police Officer and I hate to see stuff like that. It gives all of us a bad name. That why everyone hates cops.
  • - 3
 ha ha
  • + 2
 im terribly sorry, it does suck to be stereotyped.
  • + 12
 It's about time, I watched this like 8 months ago and it really ticked me off.
  • + 8
 hopefully people dont take it that all cops are a** holes this is jsut one guy dont judge all cops by this but im sure we will get the "pig" and "stupid useless cops" and all those comments anywase
  • + 33
 Yeah cause this is the ONLY cop out there who's an asshole... Sorry, but I'm tired of all the pork lovers who try to defend the cops. How many times do we need to see a cop shoot a kid with a cell phone or beat a housewife for speeding or do something like this before you realize that ALL COPS ARE ASSHOLES... MAYBE SOME are cool in certain situations but the basic psychological profile of an individual which seeks out the power and controll associated with a job in law enforcement matches nearly exactly the profile of those who should NEVER be given that kind of power or control. This is just more proof of that.
  • + 4
 I'm sure dealing with the scum of the earth day after day would have a negative affect on you as well. I would also bet that you believe everyone should have weapons, and police themselves...but that opens a whole new debate. You shouldn't talk shit about someone and their career until you've worked in the field yourself.
  • + 6
 It's not the nature of the work that creates these social behaviors as much as the power associated with the job that attracts certain "a*shole" cops.

The must be to some extent a god complex that compels potential embarrassments to join the force. I don understand why the psychological screening doesn't catch this.

Police work isnt the only occupation with these unhealthy steriotypes.. It's just as easy to say that most Doctors carry horrible god complexes and are usually self righteous a*sholes.
  • + 0
 "Hopefuly people don't take it that cops..." Why don't you speak for yourself dude?
  • + 20
 Why don't you all let it go? People on this site hate it when bikers are sterotyped as being rude by cutting people off, swearing at pedestrians, and generally being cocky a*sholes, but as soon as any other person is sterptyped, yeah, let's go for it, they deserve the sterotype. Just let it go guys, every single person on this planet is part of one sterotype or another so why are they each so different. Don't get me wrong, I've met a lot of asswad cops, but I've also met a lot of asswad bikers. Just leave it alone and say that this one person did something wrong, not the whole of police around the world.
  • + 5
 i kept an open mind on this cos i know people can be dicks weather a cyclist,a cop or any one.....until i watched the vid!! that attack was TOTALY WITHOUT REASON OR PROVICATION that cop is a disgrace & deserves to lose his career!
if that happened in the U.K it was cause a riot
  • + 0
 Didn't you read, he quit and is going to re-apply for th position. The rest of the force is probably on his side and is just jumping through the media's hoops.
  • + 0
 im not a "pork lover" im going through school to be a cop and im sick of hearing all these ungratefull ass holes who rip on the bad cops andjudge all the rest because of them theres bound to be bad cops does'nt mean were all bad
  • + 6
 all my uncles are cops. you should hear the stories they tell at our reunions. fuck the police. the guy didnt do anything. and if he did i dont see the need to knock him on his ass. they could have stopped him other ways, he wasnt riding directly at the cop he was going around him. The only time force like that should be used is if the officer is being assaulted or someone is resisting arrest. to anyone on here who is a cop, wants to be a cop, or is in the process of becoming, I think you suck and i dont care what anyone else thinks about that. as far as critical mass goes, I dont know much about them but i belive we have a right to assemble in public without being harrassed.
  • + 2
 I think what you're saying is a little ignorant. There are hundreds of reasons for police to use force. What about it the person is endangering other peoples lives? What if the person is drunk/high and known to be aggressive? As other people have stated, when dealing with the stuff they deal with everyday, they probably start to look down on society, and I probably would to. The fact is, if there were no cops, you would be some gangs bitch. And if you disobeyed them, it would be much worse then what any cop would do to you.

And as for this video, it looks like he may have messed up. I don't see what the biker did wrong, but also if what dinkboy says is true, I don't much care for these bikers.
  • - 4
flag FlyingFish (Mar 13, 2009 at 15:29) (Below Threshold)
 well that guy did none of those things. if they are going to look down on society for what others do then they should be fired. And if there were no cops i would take my guage to anyone who came within 50 feet of me regardless.
  • + 0
 Which is why I said that it didn't appear that he did anything wrong. You are no better then them for looking down on them. Which is probably why they are like that. And it doesn't work like that, if you killed a gang member, then that gang would be after you and you would be screwed... anyways there is no sense in getting into that.
  • + 5
 No need to generalize about if all critical mass riders or all cop are good or bad. I'm sure there are great people and bad apples on both sides. Now in this case, guess what, the cop went in front of the court, based on the evidence he was found guilty. End of story...it's his fault. I'm sure all those little ladies and old men in critical mass rides, on their commuter bikes are a real threat to society and biking. Give me a break. Cops are paid to deal with adversity and not to take things personally, so are judges. This goes for all of us too. Just because we had a bad example dealing with a cops, or a rider, or a skater, or whatever, should not make us generalize and become closed minded. In this case, we hate this act because it was done by zealous individual that was pissed off at some other group of people, generalized his previous experience, and acted to hurt someone probably not doing anything wrong. What I read from this is not that cops are bad, but that you get bad apples everywhere, and you can't generalize groups because you may have had one, or even a few bad experiences.
  • + 7
 I'm going to be honest here, i know a few cops and they are all really nice people. It seems a bit backward for you to assume anybody who join the police wants power. your just stereotyping a negative view from incidents that very rarely happen. it's like calling americans idiots, of course most americans are not idiots, thats the negative stereotype! I'm in no way condoning this guys actions and to be honest i think he should be prosecuted but let's just remember what these guys deal with on a day to day basis.

"And if there were no cops i would take my guage to anyone who came within 50 feet of me regardless." - do us a favour pal, don't have kids!
  • + 5
 Gawd thank you guys! It's good to see other people on here with common sense! That officer got in trouble for his actions so therefore, he is no better than anybody else, and he didn't get away with it because he's a cop.

"it's like calling americans idiots, of course most americans are not idiots, thats the negative stereotype!"
That's a very refreshing thing to here on this site! I can't think of how many times I've been called a "stupid American". Just because our President was an Idiot does not make the entire country stupid! ARG
  • + 2
 I agree. normal people don't want to drive around all day with a gun and harass people. That's why police work attracts people that aren't normal, sometimes not in a bad way, but usually. It's usually people who want to have control over people or have some other grandiose superhero-type delusions. I wrenched with a guy who tried to be a cop but couldn't for some reason.. randomly one day he brought his pistol, a bulletproof vest and handcuffs to work in a duffel bag to show off. This was years after trying to be a cop they were still his most valued posessions. I could tell they made him feel powerful but I was just hoping it wasn't actually a rape kit.
  • + 4
 must just be mainly the usa cops and city cops. our rcmp officers up here are generally pretty decent and dont shoot ppl with cell phones or beat fast driving housewives like some retard said up top
  • - 9
flag serbian (Mar 13, 2009 at 21:19) (Below Threshold)
 I'm a cop. I be trollin!
  • + 1
 People on this site hate it when bikers are sterotyped as being rude by cutting people off, swearing at pedestrians, and generally being cocky a*sholes,
haha im a biker and i find it really true the stereotype al the bmxers with exeption to the 3 out of the group of 20 do cut ppl of on purpose swear and freak ppl and can be cocky a*sholes
  • + 6
 what this post should also convey to people is that the police are not above the law themselves. just because they wear a badge dosnt mean that they can control you or tell you what to do in all situations. the police are answerable to the same laws we are, and all officers should be careful about what they do in public for this reason. We as civilians have the right to observe the actions of the police on public property. they are after all public servents, our taxes pay their wages. You can film the police unless its a threat to their safety, which is hardly ever. if a situation does arise where you think the police have stepped over the line a bit, a video like this one will always lead to a good result for you. excessive force, violence, threatening language are all illegal. dont let the cops get away with it. If the police aproach you and ask you to turn off your camera ask why, and politely say no. Give them no excuse to arrest you, like swearing and being cocky, and you should be fine. Always remember not to criminalise yourself. You dont have to answer their questions if you think it may cause you to get into trouble. alot of people do this, they admit to a crimes when the cop has evidence and get arrested. sometimes your better off not saying anything!
  • + 2
 This is a bang on argument dude: well done!
  • + 1
 All well and good but if it hadn't been taped, it was the vistim facing charges...
  • + 0
 here in the US, thats what the 5th amendment is for......I PLEAD THE 5TH!!!!
  • + 6
 Somewhat outraged there are charges against the cyclist. I am pretty sure if a cop/anyone ran and pushed me off my bike I am going to be angry as hell. I am pretty sure I would have thrown a punch or two.

I like police when they actually do something, I just cannot stand them when they do shit like this. Similar to that skateboarding video as well, or the bmx kid in the park. I would much rather see criminal charges laid against the cop than have him just fired.
  • + 1
 yeah, that stupid Baltimore cop beaked those skaters and bmxers when they did nothing but except have fun instead of doing weed or cocaine.
  • + 8
 definately an unlawful act. Disrespectful. The officer got what he deserved. Hope the cyclist was okay.
  • + 3
 cops aren't all bad, its just like any other effing career field, there are a-holes everywhere. i personally know a ton of cops that are some of the most down to earth people i've met, it's just a job but some morons let it get to their heads. the human resources people that do the hiring should be blamed for sometimes hiring short tempered people. the blame is not on every single cop out there. some cops actually care about protecting people and not just about getting to beat people up and take advantage of their positions of authority.
  • + 1
 I agree
  • + 2
 I regret to read some words like "f.ck the police" or "some should kill that cop" ... Are all the NY policemen like him in USA ?
This man is an idiot but do not put any cop in the same basket please. They are not all like him !
For sure, this man is the jerk I've ever seen since a long time !!
  • + 2
 That was crazy shit, he got a bit of a running start even... and straight out tackled that guy!!! I cant even believe that they would try to file charges against the cyclist after that... Either way, the NYPD is going to be writing a nice fat check to that rider after that blatant assault.
  • + 1
 the police are only doing a job, and a difficult on at that, just look how much abuse they get from all you guys, heaping it on them, why do you think they go macho on us, because we laugh, make fun, abuse them, they are people too, and if we don't have policemen to uphold the law, we'd all be screwed because all the criminals locked in jail would be free = anarchy, think about it, lay off 'em
  • + 1
 Last summer in Toronto we had CM and the same thing basically happened.
A cop asked a rider to make way for a car and of course he didn't. It would have been against everything the ride stands for. The cop threw the guy (60 plus) off his bike and went to arrest him. That was until the crowd started to chant 'LET HIM GO LET HIM GO" that cop was also a dick.

If a cop has a bad temper then he shouldn't be involved in events like this. I'm glad he was fired.
  • + 1
 The cop was unjustified in doing what he did, and deserved disciplinary action. The crazed and self-righteous cop-hate of most of the previous posters makes you aware of what police have to deal with on a daily basis. These Critical Mass events are plainly and deliberately illegal, and as a cyclist I get a bit pissed whenever I read an article that presents them in glowing fellow-traveler terms. CM is a deliberately polarizing movement aimed at fostering an us-versus-them mentality, and it obviously works, but only at making people hate each other. Be proud, bikers!
  • + 1
 Thank you - he absolutely deserved to be fired, but the fucking worthless hipsters who comprise Critical Mass events are a bunch of douchebags who show a blatant disregard for both the law, and of private citizens who are restricted from free movement because CM pricks have to get their way.
  • + 0
 you have a blatent disregard for peoples rights to alternative transport. not everyone wants to pollute this planet and drive everywhere. here in the uk critical mass is aimed at getting beter cycle routes in towns and cities and giving priorities to cyclists. congestion is a big problem and you may find that commuters in their cars are the biggest cause of congestion in cities, not cyclists. Critical mass is an effective way to gain awareness of cyclists and alternative means of transport. motorists inconveniance the whole planet by polluting thousands of tonnes of C02 emmisions every year. as a cyclist on this website you should support critical mass. motorists are ignorant bastards like yourself who dont give a shit about anybody else. people like you have had their way for too long and its time for a change.
  • + 1
 Don't hate the fuzz for doing their job... but this guy was a douche bag with a badge. Probably kicks puppies and hits his wife and kids too. Bashing the crap out of some single speeder was NOT his job, no matter what the dude was saying or not saying. To Serve and Protect, not to Maim and Intimidate.

The Police do a good job 90% of the time, they help people in need, in trouble and even let you off when you have messed up and need a break. You can never paint all people with the same brush. I have known a number of Cops over the years, 80% were really good dudes... the other 20% were a$$h0le$. Maybe a little higher tard to nice Police, but that is likely because of the type of role they play and the power trippers they attract.

There are a TON of career protesters out there who love $h!t like this, only way they can get off I guess, so be it. The problem is they ruin it for those out there to prove a point. When you have something to say, sometimes you have to say it in a way that really gets the point across. Is a CM event the way? Maybe, maybe not... not for me to say.

In both the US and Canada, we have somewhat of a democracy, and we have rules we live by. In the US and Canada you have the right to protest openly if you follow the rules. Was bike dude following the rules, again hard to say from the vid. All I know is he got friggin creamed BIG time. Then his bike got stolen, fark, what a $hit deal. THEN he got arrested. The whole time with like 5000 people standing by and 1 dude with a camera.

Like Rodney King said... "The next time, if you see me getting beat by the Police, do us ALL a favor, put down the camera and HELP ME"!

Or like the dude who ended up with the Single Speed said.... "hey, free bike"!

sorry, had to
=)
  • + 1
 It's easy to say fuck the police and talk like a rebel. It probably wouldn't be so easy to live without law enforcement. I find it hard to believe that this cop assulted a cyclist for no apparent reason. I may be wrong but alot of people on here have good points about stereotyping. You may think all cops are dicks, but that's the same as someone saying all bikers take up lanes, and all black people are niggers. This is ignorance at it's finest.
  • + 1
 + 12 props
badbadleroybrown (6 hours ago)
Yeah cause this is the ONLY cop out there who's an a*shole...

You are a tool! Its kids like you who bitch and moan about "Police Brutality" and then when they need someone to protect their family bitch and moan about response time. If I was an officer in your area I just might really take my time responding to any 911 call you ever made.

As a side note all the no job having clown doing the mass BS just really need to get something better to do. They can keep their fixie POS bikes the hell out of the way of Bay Area commuters. Hell even bike messengers hate em!
  • + 2
 i gotta agree on your side note. Hipsters go home. That guy had a cop uniform on and that's that. if you're a douchebag it doesn't really matter how you're dressed does it? i'm convinced there's still plenty of
good out there...hell we get to bitch and ride bikes!!!
  • + 1
 I'm not defending the cop but if I were him and that guy spit on me or something the first lap around I probably would have done something about it too. Then its not being an asshole, its just eye for an eye. However, I don't think I would have lit him up like that either.
  • + 1
 aa the cop, he should of gave him the wood shampoo!some of those guys on bikes act like dicks and give us all a bad name same goes for the pigs.remember in frisco when those bikers on critacal mess atacked the lady and kids in the mini van i wish they got beatdown
  • + 1
 If you watch the video really close you can see the rider preparing himself for a hit. Which might mean he did do something earlier or off camera and he now knows he's busted. However. I don't condone what the officer did or how he did it. Who knows what really happened? Not me! Maybe the cop hit him because his socks were pulled up to ass.
  • - 1
 the rider was not preparing for a hit. he was trying to get through and round the cop. the cop is officially an asshole!!!!!
  • + 1
 looks to me that the two Policemen were waiting for that particular rider, which probably means someone radioed ahead for them to grab him for something he might have done along the ride earlier. I don't approve of what the 'Cop' did but there is always three sides to every story.
  • + 1
 Yeah i heard this group is a bunch of dicks.You have no idea about the situation so how can you judge him? And how the f*ck are you going to judge all cops. They are the people that keep us safe and put their lives on the line for us. Yeah iv gotten in trouble with them but i deserved it. People need to see their own wrongs and quit judging. Id like to see you defend the people only to have them spit back in your face.
  • + 4
 Thats great, I hate how much cops crack down on Critical Mass. Stop state sponsored terrorists!
  • + 5
 what was that all about, that cop what a wan_er
  • + 4
 What a idiot!
reminds me of this guy.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GgWrV8TcUc
  • + 1
 man, in austin we deal with cops like that all of the time. They can be rude for no reason just because we are trying to ride around town. One guy even ran a cyclist over one year and the cops let him off. Then a guy has sat there and spun his tires while i was waiting on a stop light to turn green....i dont understand. but the guy that spun his tires weighed about 400 pounds, so i guess he was just jealous, i ono
  • + 0
 Wow, how profound. (rolls eyes)

Actually doctors take an oath to do everything in their power to prevent death and cure illness. The years in college are to provide them with the extensive medical knowledge they need to diagnose and treat their patients.

Cops swear to Serve and Protect law abiding citizens and uphold the law of the land. They can only use their firearms when the lives of innocent people or their own lives are threatened.

You can't compare the two occupations.
  • + 0
 It takes a doctor 8 yrs of schooling and an internship before they are allowed to practice medicine and only a few months at an academy for a cop before they give him a gun, yet they both are authorized to make life and death decisions...scary!
  • + 0
 My cousin was recently visiting his parents in Hamilton, and was having an arguement with his girlfriend when a knock came at the back door. He answered the door and the next thing he knew he was handcuffed face down with a knee in his back. The cops didn't believe he was at home, he said go upstairs and look at the pictures of me. WHile one cop was upstairs the other broke his knee!!! THis kind of shit goes on ALL THE TIME... To serve and protect??? BULLSHIT! Knock on wood everybody cos in this day and age all you can hope for is luck
  • + 1
 And they trust that guy with a gun??? Imagine what he's capible of when no one else is around. He's probibly taken out loads of inocent people already. Fired is NOT good enough, he should also be charged and sued.
  • + 0
 but still, this a-hole got to keep his job for like 9 months after this??? Should have been fired THAT DAY!! life is so unfair.
NYPD at their finest, at least he didn't shove a baton up the poor cyclists' ass after the takedown.
  • + 0
 or a floorlamp!
  • + 0
 I don't care if you like cops, or hate cops. EVERYONE makes bad choices sooner or later in life. Its more than obvious that this officer malitiously targeted a specific cyclist!!! This pig needs to have a fixie ramed up his ass, and be paraded around a prison yard! This type of action, from a community service officer is absolutely unacceptable!!! And they wonder why a majority of the public doesn't trust them. On the other hand, all of my encounters with the fuzz in my town, they have been pretty damn cool. My 2 cents.
  • + 0
 I think the cop deserved it. It was a cheap shot, plain and simple. He should get assault charges on him.

On the other hand, the Critical Ma*sholes are a bad representation of cyclists IMO. They do tons of stupid shit & think they own the road. We all share the roads ppl. But that's why I ride a mountain bike. Asphalt is boring anyways Smile
  • - 2
 they're promoting a green mode of transportation wuts wrong with that
  • + 0
 Nothing wrong with doing that. It's just that Critical Mass are well known for doing stupid shit all the time that gives themselves a bad rap. Here in Toronto, they decided to do one of their monthly rides down the Gardiner expressway. A freekin highway. It obviously created havoc on the highway but more importantly, someone could have gotten messed up bad. They didn't organize it with the city or anything, they just decided to take a couple hundred ppl on bikes (including young children riding with their dumb ass parents) onto a highway to promote their 'green mode of transportation'

There's lots of good Critical Mass peeps that keep the vision of what they're doing. But there's a lot of them who take it to he opposite extreme & think they own the roads. Those guys are the problem & why Critical Mass gets heat.
  • + 0
 its not the fact they are cops most cops are good and uphold the law just look at his partner just let people ride by, if they would have been dressed as bakers the guy would have done the same they should really be going after him because of the false reprort and charges filed by the cop not the unneccesary takedown how many times have you laughed at the show cops when they light someone up
  • + 0
 I had a little clash with the police a few days ago. I live in a small town where you'd figure at least a cop would be nice. ALL cops are mother fuckers, no matter how much trouble they're stopping. People who disagree, listen to Gang Control, and Operation MOVE by Leftover Crack.
  • + 1
 What you dont see if whats happening on the right side of the camera before the police. MAYBE the guy that got knocked on his ass, flipped off the cop or did something stupid that warranted an ass whoopen from Mr. Policeman
  • + 2
 I don't know what planet you are from but making a hand gesture at a police officer may well land you in a spot of trouble but it should never 'deserve' an ass whoopen or any other kind of assault, especially not one as severe and deliberate as the one that this unprofessional idiot dished out. The Police are (supposed to be) trained to deal with the odd idiot and need to rise above it regardless of the circumstances. What happens in that video is a flagrant abuse of authority and should never have happened. He did deserve to be sacked for such conduct, no matter how it arose.
  • + 1
 doesnt matter what could happen or which motivations that cop had... he just can not abuse the power that society gave him. that{s it. It can´t be a issue under debate... to abuse is even worst if you have public power.
  • + 0
 This proves cops are douche bags.

There's hundreds of people watching and they knock some guy off his bike(What kind of shit do they pull when no one is watching?).
I bet if it wasn't video taped that cop would still have his job,he would have made up some bullshit excuse of why he had to do it.

cops suck.
  • + 0
 I was thinking exactly the same thing, I think all police should carry a "little black box" that records what they REALLY do and say!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 0
 I don't know about you guys, but I've never had a cop help me out personally in any situation, even when I've called and asked for it. I have, however, been hauled into the back of a car and grilled for an hour for walking with friends in the middle of the night, and I have been issued speeding tickets for going 2km over, very close to the end of the month and near to quota deadlines...

I know police do a great service and that for the most part we're better off having them, but f*ck, some cops think they've got the hand of God resting on their shoulder. I can tell you one thing, if this ever happened to me I'd gladly take the charges and beating that would ensue if I could just get one solid punch into the face of that as*hat and break a few teeth off.

No one is above the law, and cops don't ever think that in a community, it isn't very hard to find out where someone lives...
  • + 0
 c-mon guys.. Yes it's a useless act, but still this guy is fired. And people act like shit. They spit on them.. If I spit on you... Will you react like him ? YES so please stop saying that. I didn't realy love cops, but still I stay out of trouble. And the best place to ride your bike, is in a bike park. So peace to all and try to get out of trouble whit autority.
  • + 0
 The cyclist most likely fingered the cops and they saw. While disrespectful it's still no grounds for assault. Cops aren't gods but they sometimes think they are the law rather than people paid to enforce it. B.C transit cops are the worst!
  • + 1
 what a prick some people have no respect for life..... that almost makes me sick to see. that man is super dick its a real shame that there are really shit people around...... doh
  • + 0
 I don't know man, sounds more like power of suggestion. That is abuse of his power, but has got to be a reason why he did that, no?
The way people stereotype the police, and automatically being stereotyped by doing so is unbelievable. Sure, some cops are a*sholes, but then again, the most you encounter aren't. Ever thought bout it when you street 'round, that you can trash state property, and more important, hurt people?
Anyway just sayin' that guy is abusing his power, but I'd like to know the reason why he 'stopped' that dude, by smacking him down, before I start throwin around insults and start stereotyping people.
Just a thought that you guys maybe try to do the same, and maybe there wouldn't be such a bad relation between cops and bikers.
peace.
  • + 1
 Couldn't agree more. They were looking for him.
  • + 0
 there was alot about this on the web when it first surfaced. the cop in question is the son of a high ranking police officer. he wrote the charge out and it was only several weeks later that the vid appeared. still it was weeks before anything offical was done.
  • + 0
 Stuff like this never gets anything done about it unless it is caught on camera, AND if the media decides to play it. The amount of stuff that does not get reported accurately is astounding.
  • - 1
 That a-hole needs to do some time in prison, maybe that'd bring him back down to earth. If I knew how to make one of those online petitions I would make one to try to put some pressure on NYPD to do more than fire him. Like assault, battery, un-necessary use of force. p>And to all the people defending cops; if we should have to experience their career before we knock it, the pigs should have to do a year in prison before they can make an arrest.
  • - 1
 What really interests me in an incident lite this is the motivation behind the action; What was he thinking and why did the decide to do what he did? What are the preceding events and what value-system does he have to justify such an action? Whichever way you look at it the action is rather drastic and anti-social...
Sadly we are highly unlikely to ever hear honest words coming from Mr Pogan...
  • - 1
 this is a part of the american culture. in the school, the kids plays violent games like, American football, Hockey, wrestle, and more. When the kids are a adult people the violence is in his mind. Esto es parte de la cultura norteamericana, desde chicos en la escuela hacen deportes violentos como futbol americano, hockey, lucha y mas. entonces cuando este chico crece se convierte en un adulto que tiene la violencia en su cerebro esperando para golpear, matar , torturar ecetera. si a esa pérsona le damos una placa de "autoridad" listo , tenemos una maquina de maldad que presta servicios y obedece a una maquina de matar mas grande que es el gobierno.
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 Pedestrians have the right of way. Pedestrians have a right to defend themselves if threatened by moving vehicles. The cop started to walk to the sidewalk, possibly to help a little old lady cross, and the biker kept coming knowing full well that a pedestrian is moving on foot, walking and has plenty of time to stop his bike. But the cyclist pulled an illegal move by simply trying to veer haphazardly around the pedestrian.

The cop had every right to defend his position, whether he had a badge or a grocery bag. Just because he was bigger and had good leverage to square up was bad luck for the biker.

If it had been a skinny rookie cop deciding to move to the side, and the cyclist was a 200+lb guy, the cop would have gotten leveled. You wusses have no idea what real brutality is. Don't be sissys and take responsibility.

If you're on your bike, act like you're in a car and do things right. If that cop had walked between cars in that same manner, the car would be expected to stop and be called a murderer. Since it's a skinny guy and a strong cop, you all give skinny boy victim status. Bull.
  • + 1
 The Cop was not defending his position. He clearly went out of his way to shove the poor guy. So ya, what a dick!!!
  • + 0
 Ya, you can tell the cop was going for him...
Anyone who's delt with cops in California would never deffend one! I've had my car searched while just driving to my local jumps just recently for NO reason! I stopped driving with my goggles on after that >Blank Stare
  • - 1
 This is a really happy outcome. First time I saw the video in YouTube I was enraged (I belong with Birmingham Critical Mass). For all that I care, the police are the worst criminals ever to encounter in the whole of the world (as simple as that), so it is better for you if you have no dealings whatsoeve with them. Here I'd like to encourage people to make good friends and don't support the police for whatever it is they might need your help for. The reason being, they are very likely to set you up as they don't mean to "protect" but just to work towards the evidence which will help them in prosecuting you and sending you to prision. Just be weary of these f....* in blue iniforms (they're all loosers and will probably take it out on you).
  • + 0
 I probably should not have spoken like that, but what about cars overtaking the streets? Did you know that an old lady told me off the other day just because I was riding my bike on the sidewalk. As she was taking it out on me I did explain I was much too worried about cars (they just don't repect you) and that she should not worry because I did not mean to run her over. On the other side of thing, just to say I am impress on your response (it is very mature), for you are only 8 are you not? Take care mate.
  • + 1
 That cops a d*ck, who does he think he is "god", you cant do that stuff to people. What injuries did the ridder get? and hope he sues that cop for every cent he's got.
  • - 1
 you know that was a fixie without any brakes, probably that's why the other guy took the bike away after the crash, and maybee the P.man saw it was a fixie and thought ..."the rider couldn't brake, his fault, i just was so happy about my donuts arriving, that i jumped to the walkway"
bad day, happens
  • + 1
 dude yer a fuckin idiot
  • - 1
 jeez, thats scary! and to think that i ride all over Manhattan, and get yelled at by cops and angry old people all the time-to think that people would be this aggressive towards cyclists is pretty mind-boggling. why? guess i better really put on the gas when i see the cops coming...
  • - 1
 nothin funny bout police brutality. that ride was to try and promote cycling in the city. theyre trying to turn one of the avenues into a bike only street. i heard the story at one of the friday night under the stars rides in central park a week after it happened. theres a big 5 borough ride comin up. why dont you all come on out and support what u love so much. hope to see all you guys out there.
  • + 2
 i wish someone would burn the policeman alive and then stamp out the fire with a shovel =)
  • + 1
 exactly
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 There was probably just a McDonalds just outa view that he was trying to get to....
  • + 0
 what a dick that cop is, personally I have no respect for any of them that work the area i live, as they are corrupt fu*kers up here too. All thinking they are above the law they are meant to enforce.
  • + 1
 good cop, bad cop, and then there is this prick, what an ass hole. why did he push the dude off his bike, he should do time for that.
  • + 0
 I'm glad they fired him. There's absolutely no excuse for doing that - even if the rider had been reported for some breach of conduct, knocking him off his bike like that is dangerous and unecessarily violent.
  • - 1
 i wonder if the police only reacted to this because it was caught on tape???? kinda makes u wonder what happens when it is not caught on tape?? brings back memories of my skateboarding days. keep the cameras rolling. oh ya BURN PIGGY BURN!!!!!!
  • + 0
 By the way, for those who live in the West Midlands, just to say that Birmingham Critical Mass usually gathers in front of Saint John's at 5 o'clock every first Friday of every month.
  • + 0
 What a dick, I hope that he doesn't walk on the charges. I mean I think that it would be hard with the evidence against him, but it is easy to grease some palms in that city.
  • + 0
 No dude, you don't understand: he already got fired (it is not like he's still waiting to hear about it). NYPD Commisioner said in an statement they'd fired him, but this a*shole's lawyer replied saying he'd resigned istead (what a prick!). Just read on.
  • + 1
 I kow that he was fired for it, but there should be criminal and civil charges brought against him. That is what I hope that he doesn't get off for. I know that he didn't resign as well, just looks better on the part of the NYPD.
  • + 0
 right
  • + 1
 ..at it's finest indeed..critical mass should be labeled Fecal Mess. If your part of a disorganized disruptive parade like that someone's bound to step in it and not like it.
  • + 0
 I live in New York and remember the hype over here when it did happen. so I now say lets' get that dick on a bike out here, put him on the downhill trail, and knock the fcuk of his shit
  • + 1
 If it hadn't been video taped, the VICTIM would still have had charges of assault and resisting arrest filed against him. Those charges could have ruined the guy!!! Scary.
  • + 2
 Remember, Karma has a funny way of playing out. Be responsible for your actions.
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 BAD COP, NO DOUGHNUT. LOL
  • - 1
 Saying "I hate cops" is really, really dumb. Try to imagine life without a police force, the strongest most violent people would rule over everyone else, none of your personal property would be at all safe and rape and murder would be commonplace. The police do a shitty job that could cost them their life on any random day. Yes, this particular cop did something outrageously wrong and stupid, he's probably got an aggressive personality and shouldn't be a cop at all. I know at least one police officer who spends all his free time cycling and is a nice guy with it. Don't blame them all for the poor behaviour of a minority, there are a*sholes in every job and every walk of life.
  • + 0
 as bad as it is that the cop did this.... it probably the funniest video i'll see today. that copper like chased him down then totally leveled him... whats not funny about that?
  • + 1
 well there has to be a deliberate reason for a cop to knock a biker on his ass. This video suggests that the cop just picked some random guy to lay the f*ck out.
  • + 1
 Glad the cop got fired, but still F#$% critical mass. Bunch of douches. They need to go away.
  • + 0
 the daily douchebag award has been claimed! I wonder what would've happened if the cyclist was an off-duty bike patrol cop? JohnnyLaw, "...okay people...move along...".
  • + 1
 they should lay him down, place a ramp a few feet in front of him, and let everyone who was there land on his fat ass!
  • + 2
 wtf is up wit him ????? hes a chiky
  • - 1
 cops nothing more than jacked boot thugs that was picked on in school or mommy didnt brest feed them long enough or what ever and now they have a badge and gun and go around dealing out the personal vengence
  • + 2
 ha thats awsome he fucking tanked him
  • + 1
 HAHAHA did anyone eles see the lady steel the guys bike?
Just pics it up and rides off HAHAHA
  • - 2
 I blame the fixie too. Just kidding that cop was a piece of shit just like every other cop. That is serving the public? If you are a cop you are an a*shole no doubt about it. It is a power trip. If they were all really interested in serving and protecting they would become firemen. The fact is they are all little impotent freaks hell bent on gaining some control they just can't find if they are not standing behind that badge. He could have paralyzed that cyclist. All for what? so he didn't feel so powerless against the "raging" critical massers. All cops no matter what you say represent a gang of thugs that can basically do anything they want. This includes filing false assault reports on people who care about the planet. Sorry about the rant I f*cking hate cops. They could seriously all rot in hell in my opinion. f*ck the f*cking police
  • + 1
 not trying to offend you or anything but the majority of the police in England aren't power hungry maniacs who want to throw their weight around - rules about policing in the states are wayy too relaxed - people seem to accept that police are right, and the police think the same way -> they don't question their actions before they carry them out! I think they just need tighter rules and regulations on policing, and a more active approach from citizens to stand up to the police!
  • + 1
 Hahahah dirty cops. fatty was probably sayin to the other cop "huhuh, watch this!"
  • + 1
 i hope that dude gets some $$$ out of this. you know he has mental and emontional trama
  • + 0
 UNDER PAID POLICE OFFICIERS WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT,IF I WAS THE GUY THAT GOT PUSHED,i would don clap him and sue hime for all he has
  • + 1
 what did he do that for ?
  • + 1
 every cop should be like a donuts ... with a "hole" in the middle...!
  • - 1
 WTF why wopuld that jack ass biker get in the way of that cop hahaha Razz well i love police i love bikers i bvlame that cop there because he is amarican
  • + 0
 f*ck the police coming straight from the underground! a young (***ga) got it bad ....................lol
  • - 1
 I hope this cop looses his house, wife, looses custody of his children and then puts a bullet in his own head. Facist co@$ sucker!
  • + 1
 U Nas na masie już wy wpierdol pies obskoczył za taką akcję Smile
  • + 1
 hah and the poor buggers bike gets jacked too
  • + 0
 wow i just wanna see him riding a bike n then friggin push him n start beating him with a pipe
  • + 0
 this lil piggy went weee weee weeeeee all the way to the unemployment office!
  • + 1
 i think that cop could get a job in Vancouver with the RCMP.
  • - 1
 Nice, but it's not the rcmp in vancouver - it's the city cops that are always doing the crazy sh1t.
  • + 1
 see all americains reeally are cocksuckers.
  • + 2
 Yeah, but at least we can spell...
  • + 1
 f*ck Police !!! HWDP dla ścierwa Smile
  • + 1
 what a dink he looked like he was gunnin for the guy!
  • + 1
 łoj ale byłby wpierdol Big Grin
  • + 1
 one moron who got sack , that make my day...
  • + 0
 anyone smelling bacon??, fired bacon!! these dudes are on such powertrips!!
  • + 2
 jokes...laid out son!!!
  • + 0
 thats probably 1 of the worst and crazzy and funniest things iv ever seen the cop is a1 tool
  • + 1
 Just look at that fat ass*ole!!!
:E
  • + 0
 hey theres a PinkBiker from Canada on here that says it's him gettin knocked off the bike! I dunno,.sounds BOGUS!?
  • + 1
 he must of had a basket full of donuts on the front of his bike!!! lol
  • + 0
 God, the guy didn't even do anything and then the cop comes up and pushes him of the bike. Really Mad
  • + 1
 This is just wrong glad to here he got caned
  • + 1
 that was the funniest think i have ever seen
  • - 1
 Finally! I saw that vid and thought a)what provoked it, b)why the unnecessary shoving, and c) hope he gets fired.

Atleast I got my wish. douchebag.
  • - 1
 Totally inacceptable and totally unprovoked. The only thing I can think of is why did it take an entire year to fire this a$$hole. Talk about abusing your power.
  • - 1
 Holy crap, watch the video - as he's being cuffed, someone steals his bike!!!
  • + 0
 that made me so angry watching, vindictive twat.
  • + 0
 All Copers Are Bastards!
F*ckin' DickHead!
  • - 1
 why the hell did he do that? he just picked a random cyclist and bulldozed him, the fat sh1t
  • + 0
 fucking dick. then cops wonder why no one respects them.
  • + 0
 fuck cops shoot them in the face
  • + 0
 friggin twat, what was the need in that the tosser
  • - 1
 Out of all the cyclist on the road this cop sees this guy and goes after him.
Did the cyclist do something?
  • - 1
 see cops aren't there to keep us safe all the time. they have way to much freedom that comes with there jobs
  • + 0
 23.5 seconds, look at how he is just pushing him over...
  • + 1
 2 minutes for elbowing
  • + 0
 JEBAĆ POLICJE !! JP JP NA 100% NDKP HAHAHAHA
  • + 1
 lol stupid cop
  • + 0
 Lame this whole thing is sooo played out. Waste of BW
  • - 1
 thats just so stupid and dumb... he should get the death penalty...

maybe his chief was a biker lol
  • - 1
 Someone should cut the motherfucking officers throat and piss on him,...pice of shit!!!
  • - 1
 MDC-More Dead Cops!fuckin bastard should be cuffed to dh bike and and push through big redBull gap...
  • - 1
 he shud be sued and go to prison himself go through peoples pain he shud go die in a holeu stupid cop
  • + 0
 Listen this music!

Public Enemy - f*ck Police Wink
  • + 0
 The Dicks - Hate the police. not a bad one either.
  • + 0
 thats outrageous. am glad the guy got the bullet!!
  • - 2
 harsh as f**k, the poor kid on the bike caught it up big time there, jesus christ man - what the F**k did he do to deserve that?...NYC baby!
  • + 2
 i'm sure he said something to the cop.....highly doubt that he was singled out for an act of blatant aggression.
  • - 2
 what the fuck was his problem the guy did nothing! i hate how cops feel they can do everything and not get in shit thats ridiculous
  • - 3
 hope that muppet gets aids!!!!!! and his family burn in hell whilst his poor rancid mother looks down on him from heaven just before she is thrown in to hell for having a c*nt of a son! lol. i'd sue the bugger!
  • + 1
 police + bikers=TROUBLE!
  • + 0
 stupid cops no need to do something like that
  • - 1
 critical mass definitly brings out the best in people Smile
that Cop is a dick, no need to tackle someone off their bike.
  • - 1
 clearly you can see the cop was fat and pissed that he cant ride a damn bike haha what a dick
  • + 0
 what an a**hole glad he got fired... he deserved it
  • - 1
 I tried to subsribe to this forum so I could give some fuckin pigs a piece of my mind.
  • + 0
 Watching this video never gets old.... WHAMMY! Hahaha
  • - 1
 i cant beleive that! did u see him? that was crazy! i hope that cop ends up a streeet bum
  • - 1
 wooooooooow fuck the 5-0. cops are always bagging on shit that doesnt even matter. fuck that asshole!
  • + 0
 G* Polici are very stupid crazy son of the P***H
  • + 0
 El qué dices tronko que no se te entiende?
  • + 0
 Hahahaha! That's the funniest video!
  • + 0
 Officer Poogang.
  • - 1
 Not the first and Definately NOT THE LAST... "PHUK DA POLICE !!!"""
  • + 1
 yer this is going to help the rep of riders. are you realy that dum or just tryin to fit in with the dumdum crowed (f**k what protects us) i bet if you bike was stolen the cop's would be your first call.
  • - 3
 i hate the police shut u down for building jumps or riding somewhere but i feel bad for the cop about getting fired and he shouldn't did that
  • + 0
 that was bull shit
  • + 0
 i F***ing hate cops.
  • + 0
 wot a fucking dick
  • - 1
 Thats shite chat, what a complete dick
  • - 1
 gotta admit, it was a pretty nice open ice hit...
  • + 1
 he must play hockey
  • - 2
 fuck that police!!!!....if you are at the philippines all you can do is pray or you be shoved or kill....
  • - 1
 I SMELL BACON COOKIN!! Big Grin
  • - 1
 he get big money off the law suit if there was one i didnt read haha
  • - 2
 cop's lucky the "mob mentality" that is critical mass did not turn and literally destroy him
  • + 2
 no offense but a critical mass mob probably has less muscle mass than the first row of a hannahmontana show!!! rise up Organibal Lecter!!! eat the waifs!!!!!!!
  • + 0
 a bunch of hippies launching their selves on their bikes in to the officer could do some damage
  • + 0
 thats not nice!!!!!
  • - 1
 what a prick, i hope he never finds work again
  • - 1
 Police are dik heads man earlier one took my dtails for riding too fast
  • + 0
 vile f**king vermin
  • - 1
 Perhaps this COP was once rolled over by a cyclist?????
  • - 1
 DIRTY COP! One bad apple blemish the whole basket.
  • - 1
 fu*king pig deserve it...I wonder what he wrote on the paperwork
  • - 1
 p45...mr piggy...credit crunch or not, you are gone donut boy!
  • + 0
 lmao
  • - 1
 good. he should ge t fired
  • - 1
 sum one should slit his neck asnd throw him in the canal
  • - 1
 and what was the point of that boy i hate cops!!!!!!!!!!
  • - 1
 Haha. One of the guys in the shop is in that Video.
  • + 0
 What a cunt
  • - 3
 fuck police hwdp
  • - 2
 stupid cop
  • - 2
 F*CK the feds
  • - 2
 Pilicia Hijo de puta!
  • - 1
 damned po po's
  • - 2
 To SERVE and to PROTECT!!!!! What a bunch of sons of bitches they are.
  • - 2
 Fuck teh police officer's whore mother!!!!!! FUCK FUCK FUCK!
  • - 2
 yo the cops in NY suck so much dick i hate them
  • - 2
 I'm listening to Bodycounts "Cop-Killa!"
  • - 1
 ACAB
  • - 1
 NYPD You suck man !
  • - 1
 FTP!
  • - 1
 dumb ass cop
  • - 1
 lol wat a dumb ass
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