Success! Critical Mass & LAPD Take to the Streets
By all accounts, Friday night's first Critical Mass ride that shared the road with hundreds of cyclists and cops was a success. And it was also a completely opposite scenario from last month when the LAPD used force against cyclists, causing an uproar within the bicycle community and Chief Charlie Beck promising that things would improve.
Surrounded by a small group of excited cyclists on the subway late Friday night, Sgt. David Krumer had a positive outlook on the event. "We were happy that it went as well as it did," he said, "but of course it could have gone better." He said there were only a handful of incidents, including some arrests for vandalism, fireworks set off in Hollywood and a cyclist who was hit by a car in West Hollywood.
"It'd be cool if you guys come out more often." chimed in a cyclist also on the subway. Others agreed, as well many others on Twitter.