two summers ago, here in broadway, BK -
no one was safe. anyone rolling up to their loft or apartment door on their bicycle, anyone seen walking out of their building’s hallway smoking a cigarette (a friend of mine, a skinny white boy, got a gun pulled on him by a law-enforcement agent over this – apparently a hallway is “public space” or something, like a movie theater) – anyone doing anything that the city of new york could attach a summons to, they did.
WELL, THEY’RE BACK
the cops say it’s bloomberg’s fault.
maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. but people are being detained as they walk down the street and i’ve seen it.
so, DON’T – ride you bike on the sidewalk. even for a second.
don’t even straddle the bike, as someone told me that they were even fined for that.
careful where you light up….ANYTHING!
careful what you have in that container.
suspicion is the gateway to invasion.
be prepared to be stopped and frisked for any manufactured reason they can muster.
jaywalking is legal offense.
and remember – they’re doing this for your own good.