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'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
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Okay as the article points out there are lots of potential explanations for this but not a single North side area listed in the top ticked areas?As …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane 12 hours ago.

Tonight's Ride on the LFP Was Everything I Love About Winter Biking!
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Around mid day today I started hearing around my office how miserable the weather would be this evening once the snow started. Lots of sighs and swearing about Chicago weather.I was having drinks…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh L. Dec 19, 2016.

Last Night's Amusing Event on the LFP....
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Coming home last night @10 pm from River North I almost decided to take Dearborn (North) but decided at the last minute to jump on the LFP at Oak. Turned out to be a brisk but beautiful ride home on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike w. Dec 2, 2016.

Anybody know a good source of weather forecasts for LFT?
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I ride everyday from Wilson to Grand on the LFT.  I'll stay off the path if it's really windy, particularly coming home at night.  Not thrilled about riding into the wind.  And over or under dressing…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Dec 3, 2016.

 

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Jane replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"Wow, what a lot of angry, rude people on here! In case you didn't see it, I used punctuation, " and" to show that I was referring to the media generalizations of the burbs in this city. And to answer the accusations, actually I live…"
12 hours ago
Jordan M S replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"Understood. But I wasn't calling racial targeting a dialogue starter; I was calling a message board about it a dialogue. And I wasn't saying civil rights violations aren't institutionalized or supremacist; I was saying I think you…"
16 hours ago
Angela Ford replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"The fact that we are being targeted, profiled and fined while being Black is not a "dialogue" starter.  Why is anger of violations of civil rights only acceptable when happening to white people?  It is institutionalized.  It…"
16 hours ago
Jordan M S replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"Jane's comment didn't really make sense with my personal experience, but your reaction (Waymond and Angela) seems a bit intense, no? Using terms like "institutionalized" or "supremacist" or "racial ideology"…"
17 hours ago
Waymond Smith replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"Jane, you have no idea of what you're writing about, or your'e "trolling". These are some of the most ignorant statements that I've ever heard. Have you ever lived in a black community, or do you only use what you hear on…"
23 hours ago
Angela Ford replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"Wow.  Another racist perspective.  Here's a fact.  MOST Black neighborhoods aren't poor.  We're only portrayed as poor to distract you from the rich oligarchs that are looting your middle-class construct.…"
yesterday
Carter O'Brien replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"That's the smart move IMO, as you really aren't going to change anyone's mindset (generally very fixed) in the few seconds you have to interact, as they're going to be concentrating on the road conditions and whatever they are…"
yesterday
Carter O'Brien replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"Weird is a polite way to describe that... There is never an excuse for that any more than there is for driving on the wrong side of the road, especially not a crazy and congested street like Milwaukee."
yesterday
Carter O'Brien replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"I was biking to school in the early/mid 80s, and as I got older and ended up working downtown I moved closer to Elston as it was such a well traveled route. With a kid I am now doing CTA and a Divvy (or walking), but I assure you there are an…"
Friday
Josh L. replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"Right. In my posts I'm just trying to give some context around "probable cause."  They don't have probable cause to assume somebody is a drug dealer because they are biking on the sidewalk.  It is harassment."
Friday
Josh L. replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"Anne, Don't mean to belabor the point but I think this officer is pulling one over on you. "Probable cause" means the officials have legitimate reasons to assume that an individual committed a crime.   Police throughout the…"
Friday
Jane replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"Another perspective - The "poor" black areas contain far more people for whom the bicycle is their only transport. They ride to work, to the store, to the train, to the post office . . . . The "wealthy" white neighborhoods might…"
Friday
Yasmeen replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"Really appreciating the thoughtful discussion, opinions, and insights as I've been following this post. Disappointed is an understatement to what I'm thinking and feeling. Just as I don't like the "war on drugs", I…"
Thursday
Carter O'Brien replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"That's great ( I was referring to a poster here, unless the site is being wonky/I'm an idiot & just can't see it). There are cops out there who fully understand how terrible the system is & want to change it, these guys have…"
Thursday
Anne Alt replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"The CPD officer who shared that perspective about drug dealing and probable cause did so because he wants people to know how wrong and racist this is. "
Thursday
Carter O'Brien replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
community
About me:
General outdoor enthusiast who loves biking in all forms...commuting, long distance rides, and even the occasional lakefront. Winter biking too!
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.allitas.com

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