Saturday, January 9, 2010

Cyclists Are Targets, Facebook, That's OK!

Facebook has refused to take down a page advocating violence against cyclists accordig to

I suspect that the site may be ironic, but cycling advocates have been demanding FB take it down.  FB has refused, according to

The Bad Lawyer Blawg is written by both a Bad Lawyer and a cyclist.  In the latter category, the Bad Lawyer has twice fallen prey to malicious motorists and once to a clueless driver.  Nonetheless, I continue to ride.

I'm with FB, on this one.  As a much wiser cycling-journo-attorney told me recently, the facebook site creates an interesting resource for the police and prosecutors to look at when investigating driver-crimes against cyclists.  One of the elements that sealed the deal for the prosecution of Dr. Christopher Thompson was his prior acts.  I wonder if he'll be able to link to this site from his prison cell where he will be spending the next 5 years?


  1. Most of the comments are VERY HEAVILY pro-cyclist.
    Sometimes some of the things we do are actually the opposite of what we do.
    - Bluffing in Poker
    - "influence Blocking" in football

  2. Thanks, Jim. Well said, I wondered if perhaps that was the point. In light of that, good work. My faith in free speech feels instantly gratified.