[NYCkayaker] {NYCWTA} kayak race timer arrested yesterday?

Peggy Navarre peggyn2@earthlink.net
Mon Apr 22 11:16:19 EDT 2013

It was all over the tv that if you were coming to the race you were not allowed to carry backpacks. Clear plastic bags only.


On Apr 22, 2013, at 11:10 AM, Martin Kaminer <martin.kaminer@gmail.com> wrote:

> I was in the park Sunday walking the dog and I have to say the atmosphere
> was completely surreal.  Have not seen that much homeland security
> equipment deployed since after 9/11, and of course they have come up with
> all manner of enormous scary-looking contraptions since then.  It looked
> like a movie set .  .  . if only it were.
> On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 11:03 AM, Susan McNamara <sumac12@gmail.com> wrote:
>> i don't know this guy and like everyone else probably don't have the whole
>> story........but if your asked to stop pedaling or get out of a reserved
>> lane - just do it??   Maybe avoid anything further? It's not easy being a
>> cop, especially in NYC and especially in these times.......the two guys in
>> Boston looked like nice kids......unfortunately no one stopped them.
>> On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:27 AM, Martin Kaminer <martin.kaminer@gmail.com
>>> wrote:
>>> Guy should be very glad he wasn't carrying a starter pistol!  He'd be in
>>> Guantanamo by now, or worse. :)
>>> On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:18 AM, Nancy Brous <nbrous@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> i totally agree, agassi.
>>>> people who are doing no wrong need to be able to live their lives as
>>>> usual - he is a cyclist and this is how he carries things.  it sounds
>>>> like his only possible "crime" was riding against traffic in the park.
>>>> this was the perfect storm of high alert and someone by chance
>>>> carrying something that, having seen it myself (its a little slow!),
>>>> looks like what one imagines an incendiary device looks like - timer,
>>>> switches, wires, and home-made.
>>>> but in spite of looking like something Wile E Coyote would fabricate
>>>> to catch the road runner, the "device" is intended for a totally
>>>> legitimate use and our cyclist friend has at least 12 people who can
>>>> vouch for its actual use as a sprint-timer.
>>>> one thing that bothers me is that i fear if he weren't an
>>>> english-speaking blue-eyed white guy, he'd be in jail right now or

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