Watch As The NYPD Attempts To Stop Skateboarders’ Annual Broadway Bomb

Via Network A, fascinating time-lapse footage of a barrage of NYPD officers’ humiliating helplessness against longboarders’ mass ride down the city:

The Broadway Bomb brings together more than 2,500 longboard skaters each year in New York City to push eight miles through Manhattan, from West 116th Street to the Charging Bull in the Financial District. Since it’s inception in 2000, the NYPD has tried to hamper the event by hassling skaters, blocking roads, and handing out tickets. This year the NYPD busted out the orange netting to try and corral the skaters. They failed miserably. It was so bad that someone set the folly to the music from Benny Hill and it couldn’t be more appropriate.

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  • InfvoCuernos

    Typical police logic: these skateboarders are a danger to traffic, so we’re going to stand out in a busy intersection and randomly divert and obstruct traffic, oh ya, and not stop the skateboarders AT ALL. I can just hear the police spokesperson now “If you want a parade, all you have to do is apply for a permit and pay the fee…”

  • echar

    The Benny Hillifier makes everything better.

    http://bennyhillifier.com/

    For example: Republican Rioting 2010 Belfast 12/7/10

    http://bennyhillifier.com/?id=8_WG4Vbh9EY
    (give it a bit for the music to get going)

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    About the only way that could have been funnier is if one of the cops got hit by a bus.

    Or maybe a shotgun ambush. That would have been funny too.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Laaaaaand of the freeeeeeee!

  • Juan

    Ha, ha, take that, piggies!

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