"Seventy-seven percent of bike riders and 52 percent of drivers told researchers they felt safer thanks to the boxes, in part because the green boxes make motorists more aware of bikes in general. "
Anything that raises awareness among motor vehicle drivers that they share the road with cyclists is a good thing. I applaud Sam Adams and anyone else who supports greater cyclist awareness among drivers of motor vehicles because it results in cyclist safety.
Correction acknowledged: Not Sparticus but Fire Matt Davis Now who made angry hateful statement.
All the same; Spartacus, unlike you I can’t take the Police Department seriously or support them when they passionately refuse to accept any accountability and continue to support the actions of Humphreys, Nice, and Burton. If the police department delivered on any promise in this case: transparency, accountability, open investigation etc. then I might have a different opinion but the ongoing defense of the actions of these thugs and the self-identification of supportive "I am Chris Humphreys" officers is appalling. The specter of denial and defense by the police department eliminates any shred of credibility. If the KKK handed out Christmas presents to poor kids at Christmastime it wouldn’t change my opinion of the organization as a minister of hate likewise all the public statements and political spin by the department is mere blather without fundamental change including; police and departmental accountability, verifiable oversight, independent review, and general decency. The police behave as though the public is the enemy and that is intolerable. In short; if 90% of cops are so great why do so many identify with Chris Humphreys and defend this violent homicide that continues to drag the whole department down? Seems to me if they were really "sworn to protect and dedicated to serve" they wouldn't spend so much time and effort blaming the public and defending departmental homicidal dead wood.
Spartacus says: "Chasse got what he deserved and maybe the cops can put a few more mental freaks out of their misery as well...they are nothing but a HUGE drain on society."
Nobody forced you to write those words (with the possible exception of those voices you hear) it was a choice and I took offense your expression. Similarly I take offense to the Police Department ongoing defense of violent cops and avoidance of accountability. Saying that it was an isolated incident and that 90% of cops are good and prudent is disputed by the cops themselves a large number of whom make public proclamations: “I am Chris Humphreys”. That is frightening.
Wow! Spartacus you really have some issues is there anyone toward whom you don’t express anger? It is sick beyond imagination to suggest that anyone deserved to be beaten to death by the police; to suggest that it should be a common practice is simply inhuman. The problem with this plan is that this wouldn't have helped Chasse in the least because the Police who beat him to death continue to defend their action arguing that they didn't know he was mentally ill. The system for getting mentally ill people to county for observation has been in place for years but they determined that Chasse was a criminal. There are two conclusions: 1) Chasse never had the benefit of observation because his fate was determined by the Police who served as judge jury and torturous executioner in a summary action in the street 2) Portland Police have made it clear that they reserve the right to beat anyone to death in the street regardless of their mental state. Spartacus; you would be wise to temper your anger when on the streets, if possible, especially if you are encountered by the Portland death squads.
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