“Dozens of riders took to the streets of South Florida Monday afternoon for their annual ‘Bikes Up, Guns Down’ rally, ” miami.cbslocal.com reports, “some openly ignoring the laws of the road as authorities trailed behind. Chopper4 followed the riders on motorcycles and ATVs as they sped through Miami Gardens, made their way to Broward County – some popping wheelies, others driving in the opposite direction of traffic or driving on the sidewalk and others obeying the laws of the road.” Huh. So let me see if I’ve got this straight . . .
Miami-area motorcyclists demonstrated their desire to reduce “gun violence” by breaking the law. It’s a good thing the police were on hand to enforce the motor vehicle laws, much as they enforce the laws against the drug-dealing gang bangers who are responsible for the majority of Miami’s [non-suicide] firearms-related homicides. Oh wait.
Despite their actions, authorities trailed behind saying they were not stopping the riders because they were not committing any felonies. They are considered traffic violations. They said they would only pull over the riders if they would somehow commit some sort of felony.
“We’re not able to chase these motorcycles,” said Sgt. Mark Wysocky with Florida Highway Patrol. “It’s a very dangerous situation, you know, but we can only do so much and once we start chasing them, it makes a bad situation worse. So at this time, we’re going to continue to monitor the situation.”
Now that’s just silly. And dangerous!
During the ride, one of the bikers, sources said, slammed into a car sending him flying about 50 feet. Authorities said that rider is expected to be okay. He was seen trying to take a selfie as rescue crews worked on him.
Last year, hundreds of people on motorcycles and ATVs took over the streets of South Florida, speeding, stunting, and popping wheelies as well.
So what does all this lawlessness have to do with stopping “gun violence”? Absolutely nothing.