June 10, 2021

USA: Philadelphia Classifies Dirt Bikes And ATVs As Illegal For Street Use, Closing Loophole And Changed Law So Dirt Bikes And ATVs Can Be Seized And Destroyed. Offenders Are BLM Communist Gang

CBS Philly published October 15, 2018: Philadelphia Police Issue Warning After Dirt Bike, ATV Gangs Swarm City Streets.
The video above is from 2 YEARS AGO. Philadelphia is finally putting an end to this nightmare these Communist paramilitary gangs have been inflicting on the general public. This needed to be nipped in the bud, not allowed to go on for years unabated. But but but... the FBI and Biden and Obama tell Americans White Supremacists are the biggest threat to Americans. Really now? These BLM Communist dirt bike gangs are terrorizing cities across America and assaulting innocent bystanders. No one believes you. Except for the people pushing the lie with you. The very people ALLOWING THIS NIGHTMARE to go unabated are the ones telling Americans White Supremacists are the biggest threat to Americans. Can you see how twisted they are? (emphasis mine)
NBC10 News, Philadelphia local
written by Vince Lattanzio
Thursday June 10, 2021

A clash between homeowners and street riding groups led city council to explicitly ban the off-road vehicles from city streets. It likely won't stop the problem.

Riding dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles like dune buggies on Philadelphia streets is now illegal.

In a unanimous vote on Thursday, Philadelphia City Council amended the traffic code to define dirt bikes and dune buggies as illegal vehicles. The change closes a loophole that prevented Philadelphia police from confiscating the vehicles, according to a release from Councilmember Alan Domb's office. Domb cosponsored the legislation with Councilmembers Mark Squilla and Derek Green.

"Residents from every neighborhood of the city, everywhere, have been dealing with these dangerous situations," Domb, an at-large Democrat said.

Residents have long been at odds with dirt bike and ATV riders using city streets. Community meetings about the issue were often animated with homeowners complaining about excessive noise and confrontations with riders.

One high-profile incident between a driver and dirt bike rider in South Philadelphia this March resulted in criminal charges. Cell phone video showed the rider beating a driver and throwing concrete at the car after a minor accident. The rider was ultimately charged with aggravated assault.

Police have periodically cracked down on the riding, sometimes holding sting operations, but the department's policy on vehicle chases makes catching up to riders difficult.

Members of the street riding community have said they're just riding for fun and trying to get out of neighborhoods riddled with violent crime. In an interview late last year, two riders said crack downs won't stop them.

"I've been doing this for years. This is my stress reliever. I'm not going to stop. I'm never going to stop," one rider, who did not identify himself, said at the time. He added that if the ATV was confiscated, he'd just go buy another.

City council and the riding community are exploring creating an ATV and dirt bike park somewhere in the city. Domb said it would be some time before that could happen as the city would need to work out not only finding land and constructing the park, but also determine ownership and set up a system for registering and transporting the off-road vehicles to the park.

"I think realistically that could take some time. We want to find a location that's not going to be in a residential or commercial setting," Domb said.
CBS Philly published May 19, 2020: Philadelphia Police Push To Get Daredevil Bikers Off Streets who are playing chicken with oncoming traffic. They're scaring drivers.
Dr. Seuss book with a CARTOON depiction of an African tribesman is not the problem.  Not being taught road safety rules as children and respecting others is the problem as is evident in this post. (emphasis mine)
NBC10 Philadelphia published March 12, 2021: Video Shows Dirt Bike Rider Attacking Driver, Pulling Out Gun in South Philly. A man is in custody after a video surfaced showing a dirt bike rider attacking a driver following a crash in South Philadelphia. NBC10’s Matt DeLucia has the details.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
written by Julie Shaw
Friday March 12, 2021
The Mayor is suddenly concerned years later. As if anyone in their right mind didn't see this as a safety hazard and noise disturbance from the onset of this affront to a civilized society. These BLM Antifa Communist dirt bike gangs are disturbing the peace ON PURPOSE as a way to claim territory and make everyone live in fear. OFF-ROAD VEHICLES ARE ALREADY ILLEGAL, not licensed for city streets and highways. The  city was not enforcing the laws they already had on the books. (emphasis mine)
In the wake of Tuesday’s incident, Broad Street residents again emailed the police commissioner and Mayor Jim Kenney, decrying the safety hazards and noisiness of ATVs and dirt bikes.

A 27-year-old Tacony man who was illegally riding a dirt bike on South Broad Street this week and violently attacked an SUV driver has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault, illegal gun possession, ATV violations, and other offenses, authorities said Friday.

In an assault captured on video and spread on social media, Gregory Stevens was with a larger group of ATV riders traveling north on Broad Street near Washington Avenue on Tuesday evening when he abruptly braked and an SUV struck his bike from behind.

Stevens fell to the ground, authorities said, and when the 25-year-old SUV driver got out of his vehicle to see if the rider was OK, Stevens repeatedly punched him. The SUV driver got back into his vehicle and locked his doors, but Stevens threw bricks and cinder blocks at the SUV, breaking its windows, while other riders in the group threw garbage at the SUV, police said.

At one point, Stevens allegedly retrieved a gun and walked toward the SUV, but someone told him to stop. He and the other riders then left, authorities said. The victim suffered minor injuries from the assault and from the broken glass, police said.

With the warmer weather, illegal dirt bike and ATV riders have been seen more frequently on city streets, causing residents to complain to officials about the perennial problem. In the wake of Tuesday’s incident, Broad Street residents John Murphy and Tom Ayers on Friday again emailed Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and Mayor Jim Kenney, decrying the safety hazards and noisiness of ATVs and dirt bikes.

Stevens was also arrested and charged this week with a Feb. 22 armed robbery at a pharmacy on the 3900 block of Kensington Avenue. On that day, he allegedly brandished a firearm while demanding “Oxys” from a pharmacist, the District Attorney’s Office said. During a struggle, he allegedly shot and injured the pharmacist in the chest, authorities said. He also allegedly pointed his gun at the pharmacist’s head before fleeing the store.

On parole for a past robbery conviction, Stevens is prohibited from carrying a firearm. A spokesperson for the Defender Association of Philadelphia, which is representing Stevens in the pharmacist’s shooting, declined to comment on the case Friday. It’s unclear if the Defender Association is also representing him in the Broad Street incident.
WKBW TV | Buffalo, NY published July 14, 2020: Buffalo man assaulted by ATV riders. A Buffalo man says he was beat up by a slew of bikers in North Buffalo, illegally riding ATV’s dirt bikes and other motor bikes on Parkside Sunday.
Buffalo police have a 'no chase policy' and the offenders know this. Therefore, they terrorize neighborhoods unabated. (emphasis mine)
Kevin Wong published March 7, 2021: Crazy Bike Gang Fights & Chase Down Undercover Cop On Melrose!
Ropi Tv published March 7, 2021: WANNABEE COP HITS DIRT BIKER THEN GETS BEAT UP BY OTHER DIRT BIKERS. Stardom Wave Cameras were on Melrose Ave (a popular fashion street in Los Angeles) when a Cop hit a dirt biker. Click now to see how the other bikers handled the situation.
These BLM Communist paramilitary dirt bike gang are now terrorizing our beloved Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California. You have to nip this in the bud. They hate the middle class and are destroying our American way of life, our civilization. (emphasis mine)

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