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Not a smart move at all. Could have caused a crash injuring others.

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I hope every one of the bikers filed a report and presses charges. What a douche.
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Maybe it was the spray on sun screen and he was just trying to protect everyone else


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Not a smart move at all. Could have caused a crash injuring others.
one of the passengers in the truck he pulled over had asthma and had to be hospitalized; the spray got over everyone in the truck, including those in the back of the truck who were videotaping their buddies doing motorcycle stunts on the public highway that had prompted several 911 calls which is how this cop was alerted to their presence.

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Just my 2 pennies because of my law enforcement background. Don't think that I would justify this idiotic behavior. Spraying guys in full face helmets with full leathers isn't going to do anything but get spray on their bikes which would probably eat the paint, it would definitely stick. Being that far away its not going to have any effect on anyone and I would assume the guys in truck are looking for a handout. I hate it so much I don't even carry it
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one of the passengers in the truck he pulled over had asthma and had to be hospitalized; the spray got over everyone in the truck, including those in the back of the truck who were videotaping their buddies doing motorcycle stunts on the public highway that had prompted several 911 calls which is how this cop was alerted to their presence.
I'm more than certain you aren't justifying this police officers behavior but simply giving a little background. I agree with Stose85 on the comment about the guys in the truck looking for a handout (still doesn't justify the guys behavior at all). Much better way of handling these situations and I would never ride with a bunch of idiots doing stunts on the highway. Not only do I hope the police officer gets punished appropriately (Sorry, being lazy this morning and only read that he was suspended. Not sure what else has/will happen) but there were tickets handed out to at least a few of these knuckle-heads (only if they seen them breaking the law. Not because someone said they were. They might just hate motorcyclists and called them in.) who think the law doesn't apply to them.

Edit: Just read a little bit more. I stand by my original statement. I always move over for vehicles on the shoulder, or atleast slow down, but spraying oncoming motorcyclists with pepper spray isn't warranted in my opinion.

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Just my 2 pennies because of my law enforcement background. Don't think that I would justify this idiotic behavior. Spraying guys in full face helmets with full leathers isn't going to do anything but get spray on their bikes which would probably eat the paint, it would definitely stick. Being that far away its not going to have any effect on anyone and I would assume the guys in truck are looking for a handout. I hate it so much I don't even carry it
The police officer should be dealt with appropriately and tickets should be handed out to several bikers who were breaking the law (If they seen them breaking the law). Real simple in my opinion.

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Just my 2 pennies because of my law enforcement background. Don't think that I would justify this idiotic behavior. Spraying guys in full face helmets with full leathers isn't going to do anything but get spray on their bikes which would probably eat the paint, it would definitely stick. Being that far away its not going to have any effect on anyone and I would assume the guys in truck are looking for a handout. I hate it so much I don't even carry it
Don't know man.. At lower speeds that stuff can easily make its way into a full face helmet. I took my Shoei helmet 4wheeling once and my face was covered with fine dirt particles despite having everything closed up and a chin deflector.

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Yeah, unless they were committing some sort of violent crime or running from the police, there's no justification in chemical warfare, which is essentially what this guy did. if they were acting like jackasses, pull them over, ticket them, enforce the law. If the cop doesn't think the law is sufficient, he might be in need of a career change.


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Don't know man.. At lower speeds that stuff can easily make its way into a full face helmet. I took my Shoei helmet 4wheeling once and my face was covered with fine dirt particles despite having everything closed up and a chin deflector.
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