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Photo by Dmitry Gudkov
June 24, 2013- The Gothamist is reporting, “Photographer Dmitry Gudkov says he was cycling up First Avenue when he noticed a police officer standing near his squad car at the intersection of 6th Street. “I kind of asked him jokingly, ‘Are you hunting cyclists?’ ” Gudkov says. “And without even blinking he says, ‘Absolutely.’ ”
Gudkov says he laughed and shrugged off the comment. “I thought, that’s pretty candid, but whatever.” He biked for a few minutes, stopped to check his phone, then turned left on 9th Street. “That’s when I see a cop pulled over standing next to a guy with a Citi Bike.” It was the same police officer Gudkov had seen a few minutes earlier.
“I asked the guy on a bike what he did wrong, and he said the cop stopped him for running a red light.””