Citing security concerns that bikes might be secret pipe bombs, NYPD officers clipped the locks of hundreds of bikes along Houston Street this morning in preparation for President Obama’s speech at Cooper Union. The bikes were unceremoniously put in the back of the truck.
I doubt very much that you could stuff enough chemical explosive into a bike frame to damage the presidential limo from the sidewalk.
But if they were REALLY afraid that the bikes might be bombs shouldn’t the bomb squad be dealing with them instead of a couple of guys and a truck?
These days, they call out the SWAT team for a stray circuit board and I’m supposed to believe the bike bomb story?
Nope. I call bullshit.