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Biker pleads not guilty to assault in NYC melee

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:21 a.m. HST, Oct 20, 2013

NEW YORK >> A biker has pleaded not guilty to assault charges in connection with a mob attack on an SUV driver during a motorcycle rally in New York City.

Kaliq Douglas was arraigned Saturday and released on $25,000 bail.

Police say Douglas was among a group of bikers who chased an SUV on a Manhattan highway, forcing it to halt and surrounding it on foot Sept. 29. The driver says he feared for his life and plowed through the crowd, running over and gravely injuring one motorcyclist.

Bikers gave chase, then pulled the driver from the vehicle and beat him.

A lawyer for Douglas, a 28-year-old Brooklyn man, tells the New York Post that amateur video of the encounter doesn't tell the whole story.

Several riders have been arrested, including an off-duty police officer.

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Bdpapa wrote:
Dirt bags!
on October 19,2013 | 01:08PM
Anonymous wrote:
Of course, they're ALL innocent! What we saw was just a figment of our imagination, right? Now starts a desperate attempt to shift the blame to the other guy, kinda like watching a pack of starving dogs fighting for a piece of meat. This is going to be quite entertaining to hear everyone's lame excuses. Please pass the popcorn...
on October 19,2013 | 01:43PM
bleedgreen wrote:
Yup, pass the popcorn.
on October 19,2013 | 02:03PM
st1d wrote:
"Several riders have been arrested, including an off-duty police officer."

the police have no duty to protect a private citizen from harm from another private citizen.

you are on your own and responsibe for your own safety and for the safety of your family. don't expect a police officer to step in to help you as you are being assaulted or murdered. that's not their job.

on October 19,2013 | 02:49PM
RichardCory wrote:
That's cute. You're cute.
on October 19,2013 | 03:35PM
NotNasti wrote:
Except that there is video of this officer actively participating in the melee. He wasn't a bystander.
on October 20,2013 | 10:30AM
DABLACK wrote:
Lucky the driver of the SUV never had a gun to protect his family. Then WHAT ???
on October 20,2013 | 06:06AM
Graham wrote:
With our court system... he would be charged for murder, carry a concealed weapon, etc., etc. etc.
on October 20,2013 | 07:29AM
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