But I would love to see the former AG in the clink, studying to be a vetranarian so he actaully knows what a Pit Bull looks like!
Maybe even run into the kids who's cars he crushed back when he was AG
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karma can be viscious.....and imo, this couldn't have happened to a more deserving hypocrite
- A collision between the Saab that Bryant was driving and the victim occurred on Bloor Street between Church and Yonge
- No indication of what caused the initial collision has been given yet
- Some reports say Bryant tried to leave the scene and the cyclist tried to stop him, others say the cyclist was trying to fight Bryant who fled the scene to escape
- The cyclist jumped on the hood of the car, then in the ensuing moments, held on to the driver's side of the car
- The car was driven westbound on Bloor in the eastbound lanes with the cyclist hanging on, according to witnesses the driver "sounded very angry"
- The car was driven onto the south sidewalk and the cyclist was slammed into trees, poles and a parking meter
- The cyclist fell off and was run over by the rear wheels of the car; he was rushed to St. Mike's Hospital where he later died
- The driver left the scene but did call 9-1-1
Toronto Police seem to be taking a very cautious approach to be sure they get it right with this case. Bryant may be released today but that does not rule out him being charged at a later date.
Let me first say that Michael Bryant is not on my favorite politician list by any means (I think he did nothing but pander to the LSUC and mass hysteria regarding the Breed Specific banning) but the above quote, to me, is enough to tell me that the cyclist put himself in danger and caused any reasonable person to act in self defense. The only thing I could imagine is charging Bryant with leaving the scene. I would panic myself if somebody was holding onto my vehicle in anger, as I would perceive it as his/her attempt at coming after me, and that I was next. I would argue that I fought in self defense as the cyclist was trying to get hold of me and that could've caused serious injury to me given that I was operating a vehicle. Sorry that the cyclist died, but IMO he contributed greatly to his own demise - far more than Bryant (well, as details of the story continue to develop, we'll find how exactly how much).- The cyclist jumped on the hood of the car, then in the ensuing moments, held on to the driver's side of the car
I reserve the right to alter my opinion as the developments continue, of course
Anyone touches my personal property and I'm going to consider that hostile. He's going to get his fingers super-gloo'd to the handle and taken for a ride he'll never forget!
What the heck are these guys thinking?
Tragic, but seriously, grabbing onto the hood of the car? Take down the licence plate and call the cops. This whole incident can be described in two words: Road Rage.
Occasionally, yes, some bike couriers will hang on to buses or streetcars and get towed down the street.Bookm wrote:Do cyclists really grab on to your car and go for a free ride in Toronto??
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While I don't want to speak ill of the dead too much here, the cyclist had no business hanging onto the car or jumping on the hood or anything. I guess we'll see what happens with Bryant, I think he was justified in trying to escape but the whole onto-the-sidewalk part is what I'm questioning.