Last night I attended the simultaneous memorial for four cyclists that have been killed in New York City in the past six weeks. I went to Liz Padilla's, in Park Slope, for obvious reasons--proximity being one.
The memorial was really nice...
...but did we really need four cops just to mourn?
I'll admit, they were nice enough to direct people around us while we were having our moment of silence, but I think they were really there in case we decided to riot. If only they'd pay this much attention to us while we're commuting maybe they wouldn't have to worry about us rioting.
Thanks to Jym Dyer from Time's Up for organizing and speaking at the memorial.