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What did these bikes ever to do deserve this?!
The New York Police Department livestreamed the crushing of hundreds of confiscated, unlicensed motorcycles and quad bikes yesterday, all in the name of Justice.
“Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bratton have said repeatedly if you put an illegal all-terrain vehicle, motorbike or scooter on a New York City street, it will be confiscated and one day destroyed.”
We think that the message that the NYC officials are trying to make here is that ‘criminals will be crushed’ but we can’t help but think that all this is saying to potential thieves and idiots is that ‘if you’re going to get caught, don’t get caught on your own bike’.
Surely the City could have auctioned off the vehicles instead? Sure, some of them will be unlicensed and probably illegal to ride, but then why not just break them up, sell them and put the proceeds back into the system?
Because this is pure carnage for the sake of it. And just imagine what fun/education could have been had fixing/riding/stunting all of that machinery.
If you can bare to look, the video of the event is below.
Try not to cry…