Wednesday, October 23, 2013
So What Really Sparked SUV vs Biker Attack?
What you don't see in many news articles is that the "victim" of the incident allegedly threw a water bottle out of his opened sun roof at the bikers, CBS news reported on October 10th.
It's also not widely known that the driver of the Range Rover ran over and injured riders, one severely, and tried to flee the scene. Video shows it was then that the bikers surrounded the Range Rover, apparently in the attempt to keep him from taking off.
In the biker group there were at least three NYPD police officers as well. How many people know that? Not many. Public consensus seems to be that a thug gang of bikers attacked and beat an innocent man.
Alexian Lien, the man in the Range Rover, allegedly started what led to being covered in the national news portraying him as the victim. While millions of people have seen what happened to Alexian Lien, very few seem to have seen what happened to the severely injured biker Lien ran over and left on the road. Family members say the injured biker suffered two broken legs, spinal injuries and is perhaps paralyzed,
"Lien's injuries included two black eyes, multiple cuts to his face that required stitches, and injuries to his hands, back and right shoulder, according to criminal complaint." Lien was treated and released immediately, while his crime may have left a biker permanently debilitated.
While, in my opinion, some of the bikers, including at least one police officer were clearly out of control and engaged in criminal behavior, so did Alexian Lien. Yet what we mostly hear is that Lien was the only victim, it's simply not true.
Not all bikers engage in road rage, or criminal behavior, just as not all drivers of cars do. but, guys, look at all the facts before jumping to conclusions. Do your own research, don't be fed by what you hear and your ignorance, not only of this incident, but of all situations.
Not all bikers are "gang" members, not all drivers engage in hit and run.
We, as a society, need to stop stereotyping. Usually, we don't know the entire truth.
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