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Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Knocks Down Critical Mass Rider With Motorcycle

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"I'm not in the Mass!" Benjamin explained to the cop. "I'm turning just up ahead."

But the motorcycle-riding officer didn't want to hear it. Fearing that he was going to be hit or hit somebody else, Benjamin booked it for the far side of the left lane, which was blocked off to oncoming traffic. He was mere feet before his intended turn before the cop sped ahead, veered a sharp left and caused the back of the motorcycle and the front of the road bike to collide. Benjamin fell to the side and into some bushes.

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Allie Conti was a fellow at Miami New Times and a staff writer for New Times Broward-Palm Beach, where her writing won awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. She's now the senior staff writer at Vice and a contributor to the New York Times, New York Magazine, and the Atlantic.