Regarding the picture at the top of the article, they have this thing called Photoshop, or GIMP if you're really cheap, that lets you change the color of things in an image file so you don't have a peach colored beach cruiser on top of a story about someone committing a crime while riding a black beach cruiser.
What angers me more than the cyclist riding on the sidewalk (but that gets me pretty burned as well) is that more resources will be used to prosecute this cyclist than are used to prosecute a motor vehicle operator that kills a cyclist or pedestrian. Pedestrian deaths by bicycle prosecuted were 2 for 2 in SF this century, pedestrian deaths by motor vehicle are prosecuted about 10% of the time with fewer than 1% actually serving any time in jail at all, many never even seeing the inside of the jail during booking. While we go after cyclists resources that could be used to prosecute the people who actually kill, and kill without danger of getting harmed themselves, are wasted. Put this much energy towards capture and prosecution of drivers that kill instead of cyclists that get injured as badly as their "victims" in a wreck.
The San Francisco Examiner
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