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lee xanthippe

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Sep 21, 2009, 4:47:18 PM9/21/09
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Hello,
My friend was assaulted on his bike by someone in an SUV with a baseball bat.  If you could please post this on the Critical Mass site/group, it'd be much appreciated.  He had some trouble posting to the group.
Thanks,
Lee

--- On Mon, 9/21/09, Les Light <lesl...@hotmail.com> wrote:

From: Les Light <lesl...@hotmail.com>
Subject: Clobbered
To: "lee xanthippe" <leexan...@yahoo.com>
Date: Monday, September 21, 2009, 1:42 PM

Last Tuesday night biking home very late from work I got whacked with an aluminum base-ball bat by some fine human being leaning out the window of a passing SUV which then went after the other guy from my work shift who was riding just ahead--he got up on to the curb in time to get out of reach--This was on Folsom west of 65th-- When the SUV swung around back towards us we both got into the adjoining parking lot at which point the SUV went past and east down Folsom-- No I could not make out the license number or the make of the vehicle--It was not a clean hit so was not hurt that bad and didn’t fall off. My friend Lee has been on me to file a report with “der poletzie”-- Any suggestions about the fastest easiest way to do that ?--She thinks this should be put out on the forum since all regular bike riders are subject to such hazard and informing the authorities may in some way promote road safety--In this particular case with out any good hard identification I’m inclined to think the report will not be of much use at all--but any way it will give everyone more crime data to play with.
Any way, stay on the road, and stay on your bikes don‘t let the sweet lovely folks in the SUVs get the better of you.
Cheers folks
les


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Ryan Sharpe

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Sep 22, 2009, 10:57:44 AM9/22/09
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Les, if you're reading this, you should definitely fill out a police
report; even if you didn't, someone else might have seen the incident
and reported it or been similarly assaulted and managed to make out
the license plate. In either case, you might be able to give the
police a little more to go on.

--Ryan


On Sep 21, 1:47 pm, lee xanthippe <leexanthi...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> My friend was assaulted on his bike by someone in an SUV with a baseball bat.  If you could please post this on the Critical Mass site/group, it'd be much appreciated.  He had some trouble posting to the group.
> Thanks,
> Lee
>
> --- On Mon, 9/21/09, Les Light <lesli...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> From: Les Light <lesli...@hotmail.com>
> Subject: Clobbered
> To: "lee xanthippe" <leexanthi...@yahoo.com>
> Date: Monday, September 21, 2009, 1:42 PM
>
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> Last Tuesday night biking home very late from work I got whacked with an aluminum base-ball bat by some fine human being leaning out the window of a passing SUV which then went after the other guy from my work shift who was riding just ahead--he got up on to the curb in time to get out of reach--This was on Folsom west of 65th-- When the SUV swung around back towards us we both got into the adjoining parking lot at which point the SUV went past and east down Folsom-- No I could not make out the license number or the make of the vehicle--It was not a clean hit so was not hurt that bad and didn’t fall off. My friend Lee has been on me to file a report with “der poletzie”-- Any suggestions about the fastest easiest way to do that ?--She thinks this should be put out on the forum since all regular bike riders are subject to such hazard and informing the authorities may in some way promote road safety--In this particular case with out any good hard
>  identification I’m inclined to think the report will not be of much use at all--but any way it will give everyone more crime data to play with.
>
> Any way, stay on the road, and stay on your bikes don‘t let the sweet lovely folks in the SUVs get the better of you.
>
> Cheers folks
>
> les
>

Muriel

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Sep 22, 2009, 11:03:30 AM9/22/09
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you can file police reports online at www.sacpd.org/reports/fileonline/


Muriel Strand, P.E.
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On Sep 21, 2009, at 1:47 PM, lee xanthippe wrote:

> Hello,
> My friend was assaulted on his bike by someone in an SUV with a
> baseball bat. If you could please post this on the Critical Mass
> site/group, it'd be much appreciated. He had some trouble posting
> to the group.
> Thanks,
> Lee
>
> --- On Mon, 9/21/09, Les Light <lesl...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> From: Les Light <lesl...@hotmail.com>
> Subject: Clobbered
> To: "lee xanthippe" <leexan...@yahoo.com>
> Date: Monday, September 21, 2009, 1:42 PM
>
> #yiv945876598 .hmmessage P { margin:0px;padding:0px;} #yiv945876598
> { font-size:10pt;font-family:Verdana;} Last Tuesday night biking
> home very late from work I got whacked with an aluminum base-ball
> bat by some fine human being leaning out the window of a passing
> SUV which then went after the other guy from my work shift who was
> riding just ahead--he got up on to the curb in time to get out of
> reach--This was on Folsom west of 65th-- When the SUV swung around
> back towards us we both got into the adjoining parking lot at which
> point the SUV went past and east down Folsom-- No I could not make
> out the license number or the make of the vehicle--It was not a
> clean hit so was not hurt that bad and didn’t fall off. My friend
> Lee has been on me to file a report with “der poletzie”-- Any
> suggestions about the fastest easiest way to do that ?--She thinks
> this should be put out on the forum since all regular bike riders
> are subject to such hazard and informing the authorities may in
> some way promote road safety--In this particular case with out any
> good hard identification I’m inclined to think the report will not
> be of much use at all--but any way it will give everyone more crime
> data to play with.
> Any way, stay on the road, and stay on your bikes don‘t let the
> sweet lovely folks in the SUVs get the better of you.
> Cheers folks
> les
>

guphy

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Sep 22, 2009, 1:23:31 PM9/22/09
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I was riding down J street near 20th about a year ago and a fellow leaned out of a car in an attempt (probably fake) to grab me and I filed a police report because I did get the license plate number. You can just file the report online and then a police officer will call to confirm some details. I am not usually a fan of involving The Man, but bike riders have enough to deal with every day without adding assault from cars.

Erik Skall

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Sep 22, 2009, 4:21:50 PM9/22/09
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I have been yelled at by motorists several times around town.  I have also been sprayed with a water gun, which was actually quite refreshing.  I was startled by an air horn that was intentionally honked at me.  I have been cut off numerous times, often by oblivious drivers.  During a Sac cm ride last year I witnessed a car intentionally swerve towards a few cyclists on 15th st.  I was arrested at the SF cm in June for approaching a police officer about a pedestrian who tried to trip a passing masser.  I was charged for disrupting traffic.  Riding ain't easy, but I wouldn't enjoy it as much it is was. 

Muriel

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Sep 6, 2010, 2:39:44 PM9/6/10
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