NYC Convention protest flap escalates

Adding to charges that undercover NYC police used scooters (Piaggio BV200s!) recklessly to round up protesting bicyclists at the RNC convention in August, the New York Civil Liberties Union has criticized an undercover scooter cop’s helmet sticker reading “Loud Wives Lose Lives.” NYPD offered an apology and promised to get to the bottom of the matter, then later responded that the officer was “adopting a persona” to fit in (because the average maxiscooter rider wears a pudding bowl with biker slogans and a white polo shirt) and thanked the NYCLU for blowing his cover. Amazing.