Archive for October, 2007
Hey folks, I just got this email from Capt. Perry Tarrant:
Mr. Ryberg:All of the feedback I received from our staff was positive and indicates to me that you have the capacity and the desire to keep your event going and don’t need our presence. During the ride, it was good to see your safety [...]
I wasn’t there, but apparently last Monday there was a bike ride and protest against police brutality that ended at the Tucson Police Station on Stone Avenue.
Everything I know about this protest is third-hand, so please don’t take my word for it. But I heard there was a cop pinata that people beat with [...]
Captain Perry Tarrant’s email is:
He is the fellow in charge of policing the Tuesday Night Bike Ride — he was behind the show of force last week and the dramatically reduced presence last night. I sent him a thank-you note for meeting with Adam and Nick on Monday and for holding up his end [...]
Elizabeth and I were both on the Tuesday Night bike ride this evening. We were a little worried when we arrived, as there were motorcycle cops present and lots of bike cops. Captain Tarrant was there as well.
Elizabeth had put big “X’s” of reflective tape on the bike marshals, who met [...]
I want to encourage everyone to come out for the Community Bike Ride tonight! I anticipate that the feeling of the ride is going to be a big improvement from last week.
I think Erik summed up the meeting with Captain Tarrant and Councilperson Jose Ibarra pretty well in his post below. My [...]
Tucson Police say they will dramatically reduce their presence at the Tuesday Night Community Bike Ride — for now.
Adam and Nick, two of the organizers of the Tuesday Night Community Bike Ride, met with Captain Tarrant of the Tucson Police Department this morning. The meeting was very graciously facilitated by Councilperson Jose Ibarra, at his office. I was invited to join them, along with several others including my co-worker Elizabeth. [...]Read More..>>
Their article is here.
The newspapers keep reporting that there were “several arrests” on the Tuesday night ride. But I only know of one. Were there others or is this a case of the reporters just believing what the police tell them without obtaining the formal reports? It is in TPD’s best interests [...]
I rode the critical mass in Tucson tonight. There were just over 100 people along with another twenty or so cops. The police were considerably more decent than they were on last Tuesday’s ride — no hot headed motorcyclists flying through the group endangering everyone and daring us to challenge their authority. [...]Read More..>>
I want to encourage everyone who was at the Community Bike Ride on Tuesday October 23rd to attend the next City Hall meeting which will be held not next week, but the following, Tuesday November 6th. The meeting commences at 6pm. Members of the public are given 3 minutes to speak in front [...]Read More..>>
I am getting besieged with questions about Critical Mass tonight. I don’t know anything other than what is in the paper, with the usual idiotic commentary (over 140 comments as I write this). The ride starts downtown at the Presidio Park downtown at 6 P.M. Riders are being cautioned in the announcements [...]Read More..>>