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Rookie cop caught on video pushing bike rider

There are 58 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 29, 2008, titled Rookie cop caught on video pushing bike rider. In it, Newsday reports that:

A rookie cop faces almost certain dismissal after he was caught on video sending a bicyclist sprawling with a vicious and seemingly unprovoked shoulder check, police sources said yesterday.

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CaptainReasonabl e

Nashua, NH

#1 Jul 29, 2008
I hope they throw the book at this cop. If the cicylist was to be arrested for something, the could've just grabbed the guy. He could've easily broken his neck body checking him off the bike. Totally unnecessary.
Not from LI

Frisco, TX

#2 Jul 29, 2008
Bad cops, bad cops, whatcha gonna do...
John

Sun City, CA

#3 Jul 29, 2008
What would happen to me if i knocked a police officer off his bike ? Could I just lie about the truth like the officer did and say I was attacked ? I thought they train these people ?
Police officer

AOL

#5 Jul 29, 2008
Its cops like this that give the rest of us a bad name, what was this jerk thinking? Hopefuly he gets arrested for assaulting the bicyclist. The NYPD PBA should was their hands of this jackass and hang him out to dry, no amount of damage control can dispute what is on the video. Then the city, the NYPD and the hopefuly Ex officer should pay through the nose from a civil suit.
Real Person

Atlanta, GA

#6 Jul 29, 2008
You are missing it. The bike rider was hit by 1 police officer. Other officers saw this happen, and still allowed the bike rider to be charged. Every cop that saw this and didn't immediately arrest the evil doer is also guilty. The fish rots from the head. If the beat cop is evil, it goes all the way to the top.
Geoff Garcia

Plainsboro, NJ

#7 Jul 29, 2008
I was pretty disgusted by this video and voiced my opinion via the NYC.gov website.
Want to write to the mayor? This link will do it!
http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html
Watch the Gap

Lavallette, NJ

#8 Jul 29, 2008
If the bike rider is anything like the 90% of Manhattan cyclists who constantly endager the public with their lawless, reckless cycling, he deserved what he got, and probably provoked it.
Scary

Las Vegas, NV

#9 Jul 29, 2008
What is really scary is that without this video the charges against Long wold have stood.

The bottom line is the cop lied in an official court statment and the courts would have believed him. How many other NYPD cops lie every day about false charges and seeing the cops dads response, I would review all the convictions he ever made too.
The Problem is the Lie

Las Vegas, NV

#10 Jul 29, 2008
This is not about if the biker deserved it, it is about NYPD cops lying when they arrest people. He put a downright lie into the court statement.

Imagine this cop if he had a 20 year career at NYPD. How would you feel if he came across you and made up what happened?
The Problem is the Lie

Las Vegas, NV

#11 Jul 29, 2008
Real Person wrote:
You are missing it. The bike rider was hit by 1 police officer. Other officers saw this happen, and still allowed the bike rider to be charged. Every cop that saw this and didn't immediately arrest the evil doer is also guilty. The fish rots from the head. If the beat cop is evil, it goes all the way to the top.
Real Person hits it here. The thin blue line at work. Every single cop there would have sworn by the same statement. What are NYPD cops really doing on the job?
Sis

New York, NY

#12 Jul 29, 2008
On the force for less than a month and already a corrupt liar. His dad in Massapequa Park should be really proud. Well, at least he'll be weeded out early. Nice job, Pogan, you dumb fcuk!
Dr Spock

Brooklyn, NY

#13 Jul 29, 2008
Roid Rage.
Pedro Goldstein

Long Beach, CA

#14 Jul 29, 2008
NYPD has a habit of hiring sons and daughters of police officers. Until this changes, NYPD will continue to get the bottom of the barrel. Cops make a lot more money than they really deserve as it is. Isnt it time they started hiring quality people?

Until all the offiers present are charged, nothing will change.
Realist

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Jul 29, 2008
I won't defend this rookie cop in any way but don't think that his action validates the existance of the "critical mass" people in any way. They are all socialist/leftist losers with no prospects and nothing much to do in their lives but protest.
job change

Pasadena, MD

#16 Jul 29, 2008
Jesse Jackson has added former Chicago Democrat Congressman Mel Reynolds to Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's payroll. Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton's last-minute forgiveness spree. Reynolds received a commutation of his six-and-a-half-year federal sentence for 15 convictions of wire fraud, bank fraud, and lies to the Federal Election Commission.

He is more notorious, however, for concurrently serving five years for sleep ing with an underage (16 year old female) campaign volunteer.

This is a first in American politics:

An ex-congressman who had sex with a subordinate...won clemency from a president who had sex with a subordinate...then was hired by a clergyman who had sex with a subordinate.

His new job?

Ready for this?.

YOUTH COUNSELOR!
IS THIS A GREAT COUNTRY OR WHAT?
Pedro Goldstein

Long Beach, CA

#17 Jul 29, 2008
I just looked at the pay for NYPD officers. HOLY COW - You people should be ashamed at the crappy pay scales. No wonder you get high school drop outs. When a podunk town in Iowa (Cedar Rapids) pays their cops more than NYPD, it proves my point.
Pedro Goldstein

Long Beach, CA

#18 Jul 29, 2008
Realist wrote:
I won't defend this rookie cop in any way but don't think that his action validates the existance of the "critical mass" people in any way. They are all socialist/leftist losers with no prospects and nothing much to do in their lives but protest.
I would rather have those socialist losers as neighbors and coworkers than crooked, brutal NY cops. Look at how fat that 22 year old cop is! Dunkin Donuts for ALL!
Titan

Corona, NY

#19 Jul 29, 2008
What nobody has mentioned yet was that this rider was part "critical mass"- an unlawful protest by a group of riders who roam Manhattan causing chaos, traffic and other problems. These idiots have been causing problems for years.

This clown got what he deserved.

2 simple rules- 1, don't break the law and cops won't bother you- yes, that is true. Whine all you want.
2- get a job! If he was working instead of riding his bike making it harder for those of us working manhattan, he wouldn't have been knocked off his bike.

Good riddance.
Fire the Bum

Lansdale, PA

#20 Jul 29, 2008
Young, dumb and with a gun!!!
David houston

Austin, TX

#21 Jul 29, 2008
This is criminal felony assaualt with intent to do serious injury to a civilian. Think what it would be if the police officer was riding the bike and the civliian acted in that manner.What ever happened to {protect and serve ). The rider was clearly try to avoid the officer and the move by the officer was clearly premeditated on his part. He should be fired on the spot no questions asked.

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