Saturday, 7 November 2015

Attitude towards us as bikers even in emergency situations ! nothing changes. A.C.A.B

I have just been reading in Back Street Heroes an account by Rick Hulse that is hard to believe had we all not endured the same bigoted attitude and prejudice throughout our years on 2 wheels.
please take a look in the BSH
I think it is November/December Issue ( see pic of cover below)
Basically, 2 trike riders , one with his daughter on board. travelling down road. Old codgers in car pull a right turn in front of the lead trike and the daughter is thrown down the road.
The police insist the trike rider stay at the scene despite his young daughter being taken away in very critically serious condition. The cops focus on consoling the old couple and even drive them home, basically ignoring the situation regarding the other parties.They Impound the trike, leaving the trike rider to make his own way to the Hospital.( thankfully the biker Brother riding the other trike had stayed around, able to witness this outrageous treatment and was able to take him to the bedside of his critically injured daughter.)
The good news is that the girl, although still seriously injured is no longer fighting for her life on the critical list. BUT the OUTRAGIOUSLY BAD NEWS, and perhaps no surprise to us bikers , they(cops) keep the bike impounded as evidence ( leaving the biker without his only form of transport in his job as a self employed engineer.), and press 2 (yes 2) charges against the biker !
This was 2.5 years ago and the court case has been postponed at the last minute twice, only making it to court this September .The full proceedings and outcome will be the subject of Rick's piece in the next issue of BSH.( not enough space in this issue)
Well worth checking out as I suspect it will be just as annotingly prejudice as the whole affair to date.