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Jana Kinsman could have been killed in Logan Square area last night by driver and pals thinking they're funny

Basically, some dudes in a purple tahoe grabbed her while she was on her bike and pulled her along next to the car while she was screaming for her life.

Here's her twitter story, storified: http://storify.com/abughat/wtf

If anyone can get info or ideas for further help, please share! Be safe out there, friends.

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or just realize that your fb friends aren't all cyclists.   That's not a bad thing per say, just something to realize. 

Duppie 13.5185km said:

It's time to cull the herd that is your FaceBook friends...

Sue Clark said:

I hope Jana recovers well and quickly.

I have trouble believing people will be so callous. I posted the DNA link on facebook, and one of my friends responded with "well, some bicyclists around here are just really bad and run red lights and etc..." That 'blame the victim' attitude (more than just the one post) was making me livid this morning.

ENHANCE

Madopal (7.6 mi) said:

I'm trying to get a bigger screengrab (damn obfuscated downloading of embedded videos), but it's clearly a dark SUV, very much probably a Chevy/GMC.

Culling is a very bad idea.   The whole point of promoting cycling is to try to bring in as many people and show that, in fact, bicyclists are not simply a bunch of young, tattooed granola eating antisocial vegans ("YTGEAV").  And to do this, reaching out and making it clear on facebook that you are a bicyclist to the rest of the world (particularly if you are not a YTGEAV) helps everyone realize that bicyclists are just like the rest of the world... they just ride on a bicycle.  

Its a hard job and we often make it harder with anti-social group behavior that accentuates differences and make it harder for general social acceptance.  Ask your self whether the Naked Ride and Critical Mass aren't, at least in part, responsible for the view of bicyclists are "really bad".

Duppie 13.5185km said:

It's time to cull the herd that is your FaceBook friends...

Sue Clark said:

I hope Jana recovers well and quickly.

I have trouble believing people will be so callous. I posted the DNA link on facebook, and one of my friends responded with "well, some bicyclists around here are just really bad and run red lights and etc..." That 'blame the victim' attitude (more than just the one post) was making me livid this morning.

Sure, I can live with my friends not being cyclists.

But wishing harm on my fellow cyclists? I have zero tolerance for that.

Julie Hochstadter said:

or just realize that your fb friends aren't all cyclists.   That's not a bad thing per say, just something to realize. 

Duppie 13.5185km said:

It's time to cull the herd that is your FaceBook friends...

Sue Clark said:

I hope Jana recovers well and quickly.

I have trouble believing people will be so callous. I posted the DNA link on facebook, and one of my friends responded with "well, some bicyclists around here are just really bad and run red lights and etc..." That 'blame the victim' attitude (more than just the one post) was making me livid this morning.

+1

Duppie 13.5185km said:

Sure, I can live with my friends not being cyclists.

But wishing harm on my fellow cyclists? I have zero tolerance for that.

+1 more

Duppie 13.5185km said:

Sure, I can live with my friends not being cyclists.

But wishing harm on my fellow cyclists? I have zero tolerance for that.


Perhaps we need to broaden the definition of these?

I love the overwhelmed by kindness article, WELL if anyone deserves it it's definitely Jana <3

Bassed on things that have happened in areas with these, Im not sure that they are working. It almost seems "safer" not on these streets.



globalguy said:

Perhaps we need to broaden the definition of these?

I ran into the "what's a woman doing cycling down Kimball at midnight?" argument. As if bad things don't happen during daylight. What time of day would be acceptable for a woman to cycle down Kimball? Sheesh. I didn't even respond.

Sue Clark said:

I hope Jana recovers well and quickly.

I have trouble believing people will be so callous. I posted the DNA link on facebook, and one of my friends responded with "well, some bicyclists around here are just really bad and run red lights and etc..." That 'blame the victim' attitude (more than just the one post) was making me livid this morning.

That type of victim-blaming of women is so obnoxious. Are we supposed to stay inside from sundown til sunup? And what clothes should we wear? Maybe we should just stop being women out in public tempting the menfolk with our mere presence.

Yes. She deserved to be overwhelmed by kindness even before the heinous incident. She was hugely inspirational and encouraging before and is now is even more so.

Joe Sak said:

I love the overwhelmed by kindness article, WELL if anyone deserves it it's definitely Jana <3

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