8.27.2010

don't stereotype... do not perpetuate myths

bike theft is on the rise...

so often when someone gets their bike stolen there is this genius idea that their bike can be found if they go downtown to the parks and scope out the messenger scene

somewhere along the line someone said that bicycle messengers steal bikes
then it became some sort of generalization
a false generalization that does not apply

there may be ONE ARCHITECT who steals bikes...
if this is the case... then would people run around saying architects are bike thieves
I think not

sure their may be one bike thief among them
but that does not allow for the blanket statement

as bad as STEALING A BICYCLE is BUYING A STOLEN BICYCLE is just as bad
DO NOT BUY STOLEN GOODS!
Buying stolen good perpetuates the "CYCLE!"
if thieves can not sell stolen goods... then they are going to have less reason to steal them

slightly amusing video showing some cyclists responding to a bicycle thief
http://vimeo.com/6475675

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