25 thoughts on “Kangaroo Court

  1. Kdoc

    He jumped out of his car and acts like he was the injured party.
    He received a fine for attempted murder! Bizarre.

    1. Mr. Camomile T

      Road traffic violence and motor vehicle dominance have been normalised in our society to such an extent that a substantial number of people will probably empathise with the driver, and their first thought will be “I wonder what the cyclist did to provoke that.”
      The average driver does not think of their vehicle as a killing machine (unlike international terrorists who have designated it as their weapon of choice).

      1. millie st murderlark

        Spot on.

        I went from being a cyclist to a driver, and to this day, I’m still very conscious of the fact that I’m driving an enormous lump of metal that moves at high speeds.

      2. AssPants

        Big claims of what has been normalised in our society! Camomile T is it just your commute were there is a lot of “normal motor vehicle dominance” ?

        (is there a website or something similar where one can go and seek out toxic and headline grabbing soundbites such as “motor vehicle dominance”?????)

        I suspect the average driver is not an “international terrorist” so one hopes they don’t see their vehicle as a “weapon”……

        1. theo kretschmar schuldorff

          To understand normal motor vehicle dominance, attempt to cycle or cross a street in Phibsboro.
          The average commuter from the tribals may not be a bloodthirsty international terrorist, but for many drivers, once they’re safe in their metal box, a marked reduction of empathy does occur.. especially when passing through a community that isn’t theirs.

          1. scottser

            try cycling down by east point where it leaves you smack in the middle of the absolute chaos of east wall road and the east link. not for the faint hearted..

  2. newsjustin

    Apparently (I read this somewhere online) the cyclist had just, allegedly, keyed the guy’s car moments before.

    Apparently. And that doesn’t justify hitting someone with a car.

      1. theo kretschmar schuldorff

        I wondered that too when reading the Daily Mail article.
        I did learn that the victim is a cyclist, mathematician, linguist and lived in France. There’s even a photo suggesting that the Ponce prefers wine over Castlemaine Four X.
        Elsewhere the aggressor is referred to as a Bloke whose car was keyed.
        Poor bloke.

  3. Jeffrey

    Hats off to the driver, clean front wheel bashing – cyclist not hurt. Looks like a manoeuvre he has practiced, bit like those cops and how they bring cars to a stop

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