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Four NY Cops Disarmed By Department Due To Love Triangle

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Typically, I think people’s relationships are generally their own business. I have morals that cause me to form opinions about extra-marital affairs, mind you, but I usually don’t care all that much.

What I do tend to care about is the Second Amendment and our right to keep and bear arms.

One refrain I often hear is how we don’t need guns because we have the police, that those are the people who can be trusted with firearms, while the rest of us can’t.

What does that have to do with relationships? Well, quite a bit. You see, those same police officers that anti-gunners want to trust to protect us are humans who sometimes get pretty emotional. Enough so that they can’t be trusted with guns.

This love triangle has four corners — and four police badges!

An NYPD sergeant cheated on his cop girlfriend with a fellow officer, whose husband is also on the job — and the bosses took away everyone’s guns so they wouldn’t kill each other, sources told The Post on Monday.

The NYPD report says a total of nine handguns were seized from all four cops under a section of the Patrol Guide that permits impounding firearms in “non-disciplinary cases,” including those involving “stress as a result of family or other situations.”

A law-enforcement source said the circumstances raised “the potential for violent outcomes due to the sensitive nature of infidelity and everyone having access to guns.”

The Dec. 30 report also says the entire mess was turned over to the Special Operations Division Investigations Unit for further review, “including a review of social media.”

All four cops were given back their guns and returned to active duty in their original assignments during the past week, pending results of the SOD investigation, an NYPD spokesman said.

Now, I’m not saying that taking the guns was the right thing to do.

What I am going to point out to those who claim that we can and should trust the police explicitly with our protection is that police are people. They’re not better; they’re not worse. They’re a representation of the society they come from, and in our case, that’s a good thing for the most part. But that also means that sometimes, they get wrapped up in other bad situations. They get stressed. They get worked up, just like everyone else.

Yet we’re supposed to outsource our personal protection to them.

In this case, we see them having the same base instincts as anyone else. They’re not more moral, more deserving of responsibility than anyone else. This case shows they can be worse people than most of us would ever think to be. One officer bragged on social media about cheating on his wife with another man’s wife, for example. Does that sound like the kind of person you want to put your life in the hands of?

Anti-gunners are quick to tell us the police will protect us, but I’d much rather trust the hands typing this right now than the hands of a man who thinks it’s awesome that he had sex with another man’s wife.

Don’t get me wrong; this isn’t representative of the police as a whole. I’ve known far too many of them in my life to think that. But it does show us the one flaw running through every officer in the country. They’re human.

If you have to trust a human to protect you, why wouldn’t you be that human?

 

–By Tom K.

Bearingarms.com

–from Rogue

Supreme Senior Editor

Bikernet.com 

 

 

Rogue

Mustang Standard Touring Solo for Indian Scout Bobber

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The new Mustang Standard Touring Solo keeps the Indian Scout Bobber’s characteristic old school styling intact while delivering a significant upgrade in rider comfort and positioning.

 

The Standard Touring Solo positions riders at a similar reach to the controls compared to stock, with a deeply contoured bucket that offers excellent lower back support and keeps the rider from sliding back in the saddle. A generous 13” width offers riders an additional 2” over the stock solo seat for improved support in the hip areas. Riders also benefit from a narrower nose that relieves pressure on the inner thighs and provides easier ground reach.

The hand-stitched cover made from high-quality expanded vinyl is available in two colorways: smooth and textured black, or contrasting distressed brown and textured black. Both feature large diamond-stitched center panels with reinforced double stitching on the side and rear panels for increased durability.

Made in the U.S.A., all Mustang seats are handcrafted and shaped with a proprietary controlled-density polyurethane-based foam compound that requires no break-in period and retains its shape after years of use. The patented foam compound provides even weight distribution and support to eliminate pressure points or “hot spots”. A lightweight and durable marine-grade fiberglass seat pan delivers long-term stability, is finished with high-gloss gel coat and features strategically placed polyurethane bumpers to minimize vibration and prevent resting directly on the frame and rear fender.
Standard Touring Solo for ’18-’19 Indian Scout Bobber
• P/N 76842 – Black: $389.99
• P/N 76843 – Distressed Brown: $399.99

For more information, visit www.mustangseats.com.

BIKER DATING SECRETS from a Fan

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As a serial biker dater who’s secretly proud of her hard-earned status, I’d like to share my wisdom with the world and all those girls out there whose hearts skip a beat at the thought of being in the same room with single bikers.

 

Keeping in mind that women have incredible power over men because men just can’t resist us, I’d like to draw your attention to the fact that biker men are also bad boys, and require a special kind of strategy, which I meticulously outline below so no detail gets overlooked.

 

Read More: https://www.bikernet.com/pages/FIVE_Tips_to_Attract_a_Biker.aspx

CHP to enforce modified exhaust system with mandatory fine after New Year

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Starting in 2019 the California Highway Patrol will be enforcing some new roadway safety laws. One of them is the modified exhaust systems.

January first exhaust violations will no longer be correctable. A fine will become mandatory.

Therefore, you have to pay the fine and get the issue fixed. Before if you were cited you had time to get it corrected in order to avoid the fine.

Stay tuned as Bikernet will shine more light on this topic later in the week.

The BAKER, CALIFORNIA RUN

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Me and Cecily hopped in the car were on our way to Las Vegas once and we stopped at a desert town that is a popular way-station for the Las Vegas hordes that come and go to LV from SoCal.

It’s a hot gasping oven of a town and used to have just two eateries but time changes things and now there’s dozens. Time hasn’t changed a few things though and one of the places is kinda scary-lookin and attracts lifer inhabitants of unfactoryfresh motorcycles and their riders. I like to stop there because the Diet Cokes are always icy and the – it’s basically a dive bar – and the BTL’s whoever the fuck owns the place makes are monuments to bacon, lettuce, tomato and REALLY good bread. And the women that work there are salt-o’-the earth, unless you give them crap, And I don’t give crap to serving personnel, even if they have it coming. I’ve BEEN serving personnel: I know that customers are often begging to be murdered. Read more.

D&D Muffler Fix

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Remember the installation we performed on Jeremiah Soto’s Dyna. We actually used D&D components on three Bonneville bikes and set two records. We installed lots of D&D exhaust systems on Bikernet shop projects over the years.

Jeremiah’s Dyna was one of them about four years ago and he’s been riding the streets of Los Angeles and out to Vegas numerous times. About a year ago he noticed his muffler moving around, and then he started to lose rivets. His model of D&D muffler was carbon fiber incased and any looseness tore the shit out of the carbon fiber. Read more.

10 Tricks To Remove That Stuck Bolt

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One of the biggest frustrations when disassembling a vehicle for restoration, or even repair, is the dreaded seized or stripped bolt. Stuck hardware occurs when a bolt or nut gets corrosion between the threads and they won’t budge. Many times this leads to breaking the bolt off and having to drill and retap the hold or trying to remove it with a bolt extractor. We won’t even mention what happens when the drill, tap, or extractor breaks off in the same hole.

Below are the top 10 ways our friends at Eastwood have come up with to deal with getting these suckers extracted without wrecking the precious part they are in. Read more.

HANG ON 2019 IS COMING BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS

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Hang On another year is screaming at us. I could talk about all the new things flying at Bikernet. We are changing the format some, trying to slow down and hoping for the best. If you’re not a Cantina member please consider joining.

We are also husltling on the Salt Torpedo, our next Bonneville effort. I hope to launch another report tomorrow morning. We may be working on two books next year and still contributing to Cycle Source. Read more.