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

Sandra Sobanski dragonsandy1@yahoo.com
Mon Apr 22 11:23:47 EDT 2013


Cute. Obviously you have not meet the Polo dudes....


On 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
>>> worse.
>>> 
>>> On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 9:41 AM, Agassi Nakhapetian <agas6@yahoo.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> I know the person and feel really bad about this incident.
>>>> Naturally there was no ill intent on his part. When it comes to the
>>>> timer-its used for timing practices and sprint drills.
>>>> I don't know what the outcomes of this incident should be as I was not
>>> there
>>>> and don't know the details but I would assume that biker may get a
>> ticket
>>>> for riding where he was not suppose to be biking and police may need to
>>>> provide public apology for holding this person and/or compensate for
>> any
>>>> stress caused.
>>>> as far as causing alert-i don't how and if we as members of society we
>>>> should alter our lives in fear of causing high alert.
>>>> does that mean that we should stop carrying large cases? or stop
>> wearing
>>>> dark sunglasses?
>>>> I think we should continue to go about our business and people paid to
>>>> protect us should do what they need to keep us safe, hopefully without
>>>> abusing power. and if we happen to cross the line-not forget to rectify
>>> the
>>>> damage.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> ________________________________
>>>> From: Ray Fusco <Ray@rayfuscoinc.com>
>>>> To: NYC Water Trail <nyc-water-trail@googlegroups.com>; nyckayaker
>> post
>>>> <nyckayaker@rockandwater.net>
>>>> Sent: Monday, April 22, 2013 9:20 AM
>>>> Subject: {NYCWTA} kayak race timer arrested yesterday?
>>>> 
>>>> Hi Group,
>>>> 
>>>> Does anyone know anything about this?
>>>> 
>>>> There was a small incident where police stopped a man on a bike riding
>>>> against race traffic with a large backpack. Inside his backpack was a
>>>> cardboard box with holes for triggers and a screen with a clock, which
>>> had
>>>> NYPD ready to arrest him.
>>>> 
>>>> In the end, he was a timer on his way to time a kayak race and his
>> timing
>>>> equipment was in a box to protect it from weather.  I'm wondering if
>>> anyone
>>>> might know who this person is and what kind of timing equipment he
>> might
>>>> have had?
>>>> 
>>>> As far as I know, he was released but some people were upset that he
>>> should
>>>> not have been in the park riding against a race with everyone on high
>>> alert.
>>>> My thought is that he probably had no idea about the race.
>>>> 
>>>> Ray Fusco
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