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Racial disparities prompt calls to repeal
King County’s bicycle helmet law

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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 2/24/2021 9:09:32 PM

In the fall of 2019, a white man spat on Edwin Lindo while he was riding his bicycle with a friend around Mercer Island. “It gets on my jersey and I’m like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening right now,’” he recalled. Lindo, who identifies as Central American Indigenous from Nicaragua and El Salvador, and his friend, Aaron Bossett, who is Black, viewed the encounter as a racist attempt to exclude them from the biking community. (snip) Lindo has joined a chorus of individuals and organizations calling for the repeal of the King County law that requires bicyclists to wear helmets because of disproportionate enforcement, especially among Black, Native and homeless riders

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Racist law... But maybe the number cited aligns with the number of violators. ??

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Reply 1 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 2/24/2021 9:31:59 PM (No. 707330)
Lindo identifies as coming from both Nicaragua and El Salvador. Is that like identifying as both male and female? Anyway, Michelle, the new term is BIPOC - black, indigenous, and people pf color. That's an easy capture of both Lindo and his friend. Save yourself some work, next time.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ribicon 2/24/2021 10:21:56 PM (No. 707347)
What a crock. Couldn't they just steal the helmet at the same time they're stealing the bike?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Omen55 2/24/2021 10:48:54 PM (No. 707370)
Fine. But you may not wear the helmet provided you sign the form stating that any injury caused by not wearing it is all your fault & your med bills to pay.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: mc squared 2/24/2021 11:33:31 PM (No. 707397)
Has anyone noticed that tattoo ink is more visible on white skin? Sounds like a new legal field.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Timber Queen 2/25/2021 1:08:43 AM (No. 707413)
#1 - While on "town day" today I was behind a big, black jacked-up pick-up truck. In white letters across the bottom of the tailgate, eye level for me... "I identify as a Prius". I howled out loud!!! I want TK to put on our truck!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone 2/25/2021 1:34:47 AM (No. 707417)
Bike helmets are relatively expensive, but getting treated for a serious brain injury is very expensive and then that patient might not survive.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: smokincol 2/25/2021 4:32:06 AM (No. 707482)
the American Psychological Association should adopt a new mental disease classification: and call it Racemania, with a primary disease characteristic noted as "being human"
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Reply 8 - Posted by: 5 handicap 2/25/2021 6:36:51 AM (No. 707533)
I gotta ask why the article started off about some scuffle with a white guy then turned into a rant about repealing the helmet law. Baruchman is the one with the self-loathing problem!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: F15 Gork 2/25/2021 7:22:17 AM (No. 707579)
What was the song they played at the British surrender at Yorktown? I believe it was “The World Turned Upside Down” - it’ll probably be in the top forty by next weekend.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 2/25/2021 10:48:32 AM (No. 707844)
LOL! EVERYTHING is now "racist" and minorities somehow are "superior" but are entirely unable to manage to follow even the simplest laws. Insanity on parade, a new flavor of mindless lies and Fake News every single day.
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