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Old 09-30-2015, 10:54 AM   #51
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It just makes less and less sense.
Doesn't it potentially make more sense?

Complete unfortunate accident? Running (if you knew it happened) and/or not turning yourself in is less likely.

Unfortunate accident occurring during a street race? IMHO, much more likely you're not waiting around/coming forward.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:46 AM   #52
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I think it makes very little sense that a CO would be street racing or engaging in some sort of consensual high speed endeavor, and even less sense that nobody saw anything. That location of 395 is right past the Washoe cty sherriffs office and the jail by 2 miles. It could have been his place of employment.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:48 PM   #53
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I think it makes very little sense that a CO would be street racing or engaging in some sort of consensual high speed endeavor, and even less sense that nobody saw anything. That location of 395 is right past the Washoe cty sherriffs office and the jail by 2 miles. It could have been his place of employment.
Just a difference of opinion I guess. Personally, I think police and other enforcement types are just as likely to "have a little fun" and engage in this type of action as any other. Plenty of aggressive personality types in those fields. I personally know a quite a few cops with fast cars/toys that don't obey all traffic laws on their days off. Far from it. A CO is even farther removed from someone who enforces no street racing laws on a daily basis. Hell, I see cops driving down the highway at triple digits with no particular place to go, just because they can. Surely many are not afraid to pull away hard from a light on the weekends to show off in front of some ricer.

Plus I've seen Orange is the New Black. Those guys are all kinds of crooked and are capable of anything.
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Old 09-30-2015, 01:00 PM   #54
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Theres a lot of prisons, boys farms, etc adjacent to and in Reno, I used to deal with lots and lots of CO's from all levels along the spectrum and from both states. I was surprised at how most of them seemed like good folks, There were some creepy ****s that seemed like a character someone created for sure, but I was almost floored at how normal or 'good' or whatever to call it, they seemed. I worked side by side with many for days on end actually.

Ive actually seen my worst cop behaviors from CHP officers in my neck of the woods. Had a couple in the family as well. Awful and dangerous.

Anyhow, less than it being a CO in the first place, the busyness and not low profile location of the incident still surprises me that nobody saw anything and is coming forward with it. Its on the way to the boonies, but your not in the boonies yet.
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Old 10-01-2015, 02:56 PM   #55
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Well you said it, you're assuming. It's not like "road rage" isn't a buzz word everyone uses to describe anything from speeding to passing on the right these days...

I'm not saying it's at all likely he doesn't know...all I'm saying is that, based on the limited info provided, we don't know.

A slight tire rub or touch of a handle bar at the rear of the car (while I agree would be noticed by most people in most situations), doesn't have to be all THAT significant to lead to a bike going down.

As I also mentioned...do we even KNOW they made contact? How? Just the statement? What exactly did they see? It would be very easy for a witness to see a car change lanes, and it merely appear that it made contact with the bike.

Again, not much information given in the article.

Well said, the news is infamous for making assumptions, people blindly accepting and jumping to RA-RA-RA ribble rabble mode. Think for yourself, use logic, don't blindly accept. Glad some people are smart enough to point this stuff out

As far as the incident itself, its a sad thing to see and it also tarnishes the name of Subaru and everyone who drives one, unfortunately. So given the tone of some of these comments, should I then assume the biker was riding the ass of WRX driver's bumper, like 90% of the bikers I see on the road? Whereas something as subtle as a tiny tap on the brakes on the WRX would throw a biker careening through the air due to their false sense of security driving so close. Not to mention, behind vehicles 1000's of pounds heavier, yet with infinitely better braking power than said bike riding 2-5 feet (typical) from the drivers rear bumper.

*Just an extreme example of where assumptions can lead, granted my assumption comes from experiences of this happening to me...often. That is, people riding my ass on their bikes when I'm on the highway, not me hitting people, that doesn't happen as often haha.
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:30 PM   #56
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Very sad... I hope they catch this guy!
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