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Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 06/06/2011

The Metropolitan Branch Trail: a police blind spot?

The Metropolitan Police Department still has a little ways to go to get used to dealing with the Metropolitan Branch Trail. They successfully caught some kids trying to attack riders, but gave discouraging messages to riders and dispatchers still are having trouble with locations on the trail.

On Wednesday, a group of kids tried to taser someone riding along the trail. Fortunately, the cyclist avoided the attack and police responded quickly, though to no avail. Unfortunately, one of the officers advised the cyclist not to ride on the trail.

This is not a good message for the police to be spreading. Elizabeth Brooks Lyttleton wrote on the Met Branch Trail listserv:

[Continue reading David Alpert’s post at Greater Greater Washington.]

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