I guess 50 years of life, 30 years working in the city, and having witnessed the display of losers on parade with their bikes, I've come to some conclusions.
I think the better question is why the heck are you defending this crap? Do you have any links or facts that might reveal these absolute losers to be "project managers"?
And lets say for argument that the bike crews are all gainfully employed taxpayers....So what? Does that make it OK? No, it would imply that even though they have jobs, they are no less the scourge of the community than those who don't work for a living.
Actually, it would make them bigger losers, because they should know better than some joy riding moron or drug dealer.
Your level of social and community standards is set really low, if you don't have a problem with this issue. It tells me you either are a participant, or that you have friends or family that do this, or you've just become so complacent with lawlessness that you don't see a problem.
Theres a reason things like the biker gangs exist. Because people like Spot allow it. The only reason I can imagine that people would dismiss this activity as mostly harmless is because they don't have a financial vested interest in their home or community.
article in the Sun today about the movie ......
MICA grad's film accepted into South by Southwest
'12 O'clock Boys,' Lotfy Nathan's documentary on West Baltimore's dirt-bike culture, will get its world premiere next month
a couple summers ago it was so bad that I stopped commuting on Edmondson Ave during the summer evenings ......
the dirt bikes would be all around you doing wheelies in traffic .......
they came so close to hitting the vehicles .......
Last edited by Spot72; 02-10-2013 at 11:38 AM.
Riding illegal bikes in Baltimore City while displaying disregard for the law and endangering the lives of others is one of those quality of life issues that continue to plague the city and areas near the city. It's not even legal to sell gasoline for illegal bikes in the city.
Sadly ~ it continues because too many people are unwilling to "snitch" and inform the police where bikes are kept.
Oh dear lord. That thing?
Last edited by demopublican; 02-10-2013 at 12:29 PM.
First though, Google the meaning of the word "gang". No surprise I have to hold your hand and guide you on this stuff...
But hey, lets pretend they're not gang members, but otherwise solid contributors to their neighborhoods, as Spot seems to think, or wants us to imagine.
No matter, they still suck, and contribute to the destruction of their community.
You Spot, are a huge part of what makes Baltimore suck. You enable, justify, support, and rationalize behaviors that are destructive.
Riding an off road vehicle on public streets is illegal and dangerous. Encouraging and enabling juveniles to participate in this activity and to learn dangerous stunts without proper safety equipment makes this crime even worse. Regardless of what other jobs and responsibilities these adults might (or might not) have this activity is clearly criminal and reckless. These people are not contributing positively to Baltimore but are working to tear the it down. They don't need a dirt bike park. They need a jail cell.
Lawful citizens in the community who operate motor vehicles, obtain an operators license, obtain insurance and register their vehicle with the State and pay for a license plate.
They also operate their vehicles in accordance with the law, operate their vehicles in a manner that is safe for fellow citizens and themselves.
The Baltimore City dirt bike operators in question, do none of the above.
The leadership of the Baltimore City Police department is fully aware of the problem, yet these riders conduct themselves with impunity.
This is a blatant example of a society in decay.
Last edited by jessup270; 02-10-2013 at 02:39 PM.
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