Posts Tagged ‘bike theft’

Metro Crime Is Down Big Time This Year

Crime was down on the D.C. Metro system by 31 percent in the first quarter of 2014, according to a new report from Metro Transit Police Department.  The report compares crime occurring during the first three months of 2014 with the same period in 2013. The decrease was driven by a drop in robberies, snatches of electronic devices, and [...]

Bike Stealing Can Bring Out Racism

Someone has finally discovered post-racial America's deepest darkest secret: It's racist.
Nsenga Burton of The Root notes that the show What Would You Do?—a gimmicky program that runs sociological experiments, Candid Camera-style—discovered this distressing news when it dispatched two fake bike thieves to a predominantly white park. The scenario produced heinous, [...]

It’s Not About The Bike(s): Loose Lips Daily

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How to Bust a U-lock

Think a U-lock is enough protection for a D.C. bike? While being interviewed for the article "Bike Theft: A Victim, a Cop and a Thief on Capitol Hill," which appears in this week's dead-tree version of City Paper, an experienced bike thief suggested: "There's no lock that can't be broke," including the all-mighty U-lock.

I'm probably the last person to see this, but I still think it's worth posting. This video provides enough reason for people to use better bike locks (and use them correctly).
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