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Sorry to hear of someone dying... but the accusations in this story are rediculous :roll: :roll: :roll: Enjoy...

New York Daily News Article

Minibike rider dies fleeing cops in Qns.
BY TAMER EL-GHOBASHY,
GREG GITTRICH and TRACY CONNOR
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
Friday, July 30th, 2004

The minimotorcycle fad sweeping the city claimed the life of a Queens man early yesterday when he sped away from cops, hit a pothole and wiped out in an alleyway, police said.

Donte Pomar, 19, a parolee training to be a mechanic, was not wearing a helmet and did not have a license for the illegal two-wheeler, known as a pocket bike, officials said.

Police said the officers who tried to pull over Pomar followed but did not chase him - and were a block away when he crashed in the alley behind 78th Road in Kew Gardens Hills.

But Pomar's family is questioning the NYPD account. Hours after the accident, they contacted a politician for help, and consulted a lawyer who has worked on police misconduct cases.

"My gut feeling is that they tried to pull him over. Maybe they nudged him a little bit," Pomar's brother, Alan, told the Daily News. "They probably chased him. ... They caused the accident." :roll:

Minibikes, which are less than half the size of a normal motorcycle but cost only a few hundred bucks, are a growing craze in many neighborhoods.

But they are not legal to ride on public streets, and serious questions have been raised about their safety, since they can top speeds of 35 mph.

Pomar was tooling around on his red GS Moon model near his house about 3 a.m. when cops in an unmarked car spotted him, police said.

He did not stop, possibly because he has a suspended license and is on parole for car theft until 2008, friends said.

The cops followed as he zipped down Main St., rounded a corner onto 77th Road, turned right on 147th St. and entered the community driveway, police said.

The closest they got to him was three-quarters of a block, officials said.

After the crash, paramedics pronounced Pomar dead at the scene.

Highway police inspected the cops' car and the minibike and determined they never touched each other, and Internal Affairs also investigated, police said.

Nevertheless, Councilman Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn), who was contacted by Pomar's relatives yesterday, said he has concerns about the officers' conduct.

"I want to know why [they] had to engage in a chase that leads to one's death if he's not wearing a helmet," he said. "It's at least reckless and poor judgment." :roll:

Near the spot where Pomar died, a small memorial of candles, flowers and beer bottles sprang up, and friends remembered him as a talented mechanic who was set to graduate from the Auto Diesel Institute.

They also could not believe that a joyride on a pocket bike could end in tragedy.

"It's messed up. Something is very fishy about this," said Millissa Nelson, 17. "If you fall or flip up, you'll break your arm or your ribs, but you just don't die." :roll:

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"My gut feeling is that they tried to pull him over. Maybe they nudged him a little bit," Pomar's brother, Alan, told the Daily News. "They probably chased him. ... They caused the accident."
Oh give me a break. Police caused his accident, BS. What caused your brothers death was his stupidity and failure to obey police. If anything, police chases are called off because it's a safty issue with many other innoncent people in harms way. He killed himself, plain and simple. If he had stopped for the police then he would be alive.
 

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Donte Pomar, 19, a parolee training to be a mechanic"

A convicted car thief training to a be a mechainic? Chop Shop anyone

"Hours after the accident, they contacted a politician for help, and consulted a lawyer who has worked on police misconduct cases"

The family was so upset in their grief they waited hours before contacting the lawyer.

"My gut feeling is that they tried to pull him over. Maybe they nudged him a little bit," Pomar's brother, Alan, told the Daily News. "They probably chased him. ... They caused the accident."

Sorry to dissapoint you buddy, but your gut feeling is contradicted by the evidence collected at the crime scene. The fact that your relative was operating an illegal vehicle without a helmet is the reason he is dead, not the fact the police were following him.

Pomar was tooling around on his red GS Moon model near his house about 3 a.m. when cops in an unmarked car spotted him, police said"

Tooling around at 3am illegally without a helmet. Draw your own conclusions.

"I want to know why [they] had to engage in a chase that leads to one's death if he's not wearing a helmet," he said. "It's at least reckless and poor judgment."

Sorry Mr. Esteemed councilor facts of the case was they were not chasing him

It's messed up. Something is very fishy about this," said Millissa Nelson, 17. "If you fall or flip up, you'll break your arm or your ribs, but you just don't die."

Ok major head trauma occurs when your skull is not protected.

I am sorry for my rant on this post, but the fact is this is not the fault of the NYPD. It just pisses me when people ignore the facts and try to push their anti police agenda.
 

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claimed the life of a Queens man early yesterday when he sped away from cops, hit a pothole and wiped out
I may be biased but this for some reason sounds like what happend!!!!! Not " the police pushed him over".

He wanst licensed,had no helmet, did not stop and was a fellon...........I would be shocked :roll: if this fine young man was running from the police.
Motorcycles are a difficult beast to control when there full size, on a pocket bike your control inputs are greatly exagerated. I bet ya 10-1 had no clue what he was doing and had no business on one.

I suspect his familys reaction is because they just cant accept there son was a dumb ass. :evil: :x

Nope, no tears from me. :roll:
 

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Agreed, yeah he really sounded like a model citizen. Whats the mystery? The article starts off by saying he hit a pothole! I wouldnt want to hit one going 30+ Too bad, but obviously this guy was a sh*tbag.
 

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Agreed, yeah he really sounded like a model citizen. Whats the mystery? The article starts off by saying he hit a pothole! I wouldnt want to hit one going 30+ Too bad, but obviously this guy was a sh*tbag. [/quote]

Wait........... this must be a police conspiracy........... we all know there are NO potholes in NYC!
 

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As always, If he did nothing wrong, why did he run (speed away)? It amazes me how a shitbirds family always see the shitbird as a victim. And the family/friends always blame the Police... gotta love how the Shitbird is praised...

Now if the Police didn't stop him and he hit someone or whatnot, the citizens would blame the Police for not acting... As usual, "Damned if you do, damned if you don't".

Why did the Police have to chase him? Because we don't just let them go.. If the Police were not allowed to chase violators then everyone would just run, everyone would get away, prisons would be empty, and crime would be through the roof....

"It's messed up. Something is very fishy about this," said Millissa Nelson, 17. "If you fall or flip up, you'll break your arm or your ribs, but you just don't die."
She must be getting ready to go to med school?! :shock:
 

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The real shame is that the guy was turning his life around, putting his past behind him, spending more time with his baby's mother, etc, etc....
 

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[quote
"My gut feeling is that they tried to pull him over. Maybe they nudged him a little bit," Pomar's brother, Alan, told the Daily News. "They probably chased him. ... They caused the accident."Nevertheless, Councilman Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn), who was contacted by Pomar's relatives yesterday, said he has concerns about the officers' conduct.

"I want to know why [they] had to engage in a chase that leads to one's death if he's not wearing a helmet," he said. "It's at least reckless and poor judgment."

"It's messed up. Something is very fishy about this," said Millissa Nelson, 17. "If you fall or flip up, you'll break your arm or your ribs, but you just don't die."

With Tom Raftery[/quote][/quote]

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This clown sounds like a nominee for the "Darwin Award".
 
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