In June and July, three New York City bicycle accidents have been plastered all over television and newspaper headlines. It has been a rough stretch for the City, which has been busy making efforts to increase the safety of New York City cyclists. No matter the efforts by Mayor Bloomberg's office and bicycle advocacy organizations, a bicyclist's life can still be tragically taken when a motor vehicle driver fails to "see" cyclists and respect bicycle laws.
Most New York citizens are familiar with the City's police brutality problem. Many people know a friend, family member or colleague who has suffered from NY police misconduct, yet the systematic problem continues. In fact, a recent, large-scale episode of alleged police brutality occurred just days ago in the Lower East Side.