Fourth Charged in NYC Biker Assault

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A fourth biker was arraigned Sunday and faces the most serious charges yet in a motorcycle gang assault on a New York City driver, NBC News reports.

Reginald Chance, 37, allegedly smashed the front window of Alexian Lien’s Range Rover with his helmet during the Sept. 29 incident, which was partly caught on a video posted to YouTube, moments before Lien was forced to stop, pulled from his car, and beaten in front of his wife and child.

Chance, who faces gang assault and criminal possession of a weapon, among other charges, was with a group of bikers who swarmed around Lien’s car on the West Side Highway after he clipped one of their own, who had slowed down in front of him. Lien sped off, knocking into and seriously injuring another biker, but was overtaken by members of the biker gang, who slashed his tires, smashed his windows, and beat him. Chance’s lawyers said his client did not assault Lien.

“My client obviously overreacted in smashing the window, but beyond that he was not a participant in any assault on the victim,” the lawyer said, according to NBC.

Police are still looking for two other bikers connected to the attack, investigators said.

[NBC News]

47 comments
THern
THern

Other outlets are reporting that this moron has 21 career arrests for drugs, assault, and weapons possession, and was driving on a suspended license at the time of the SUV incident. The picture of him flipping off the media in court - both middle fingers straight up - is just too precious. 

I am married to a cop, and have always known to look for an avenue of escape if I and/or my child are threatened. If that includes driving over or through a crowd of overtly hostile motorcyclists who have me and my child surrounded, if I am grossly outnumbered, and if that means I have fear for my and my child's safety and well-being, so be it - I will plow my way through that crowd and not think twice about it. To state that Mr. Lien should be held accountable for the injuries suffered by the rider who may be paralyzed is akin to saying that the homeowner who shoots the armed burglar should be charged with murder. One has the absolute right to protect oneself, one's family, and one's property when under threat of harm. I have no sympathy for any of the bikers involved in this; acting like pack animals trying to obtain alpha status by being bigger and badder than the next. Here's a clue: don't act stupid and you won't come up on the wrong end of the Stupid Stick.

Im4justventing
Im4justventing

Here comes  the riot's again if found guilty for this crime

shrs270
shrs270

where is sharpton now? 

incomechanix
incomechanix

he's an accomplice. period. he's got a license to ride? he bought that bike? we did something to earn the $$ to pay for it ? so it's safe to say he's not a moron. he knows the law. he broke it. period. instigate schminstigate. he could have left. he could have not even been there in the first place. but he was there, by his own will and consent. that makes him an accomplice. period.

Listener
Listener

Based on what I've seen so far, the bikers that assaulted the SUV driver are nothing more than a gang and act with that mentality. If what has been reported so far is actually true I hope the gang bangers get prison and I don't care who they voted for or what they believe in.

Imagine you and your family in this situation - I would run someone for sure.

ScallywagNYC
ScallywagNYC

Were the bikers just a pack of criminals looking for a fight, a bounty to claim? Did Lien instigate or in any way provoke the situation as some bikers have claimed? Would we be feeling any less sympathy for Lien had the bikers simply not chased him and called the cops instead? 

And would we then instead be saying how terrible and irresponsible it was for Lien to paralyze a man? 

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2013/10/new-video-emerges-similar-alexian-lien-video-terrorizing-drivers/

oopie
oopie

All need to brought to court...and let the jury decided...Utube...whatever!...If you were in a car and bikers were harrassing you call 911 and what go through a questionaire process before help actually arrives (911 op did their job-thats procedure) Reaction:  fleeing because wife and child in danger (reaction correct)...Anyoney biker or driver unscrupolous sets out to be a road rager so be it...but for every action comes a reaction...unfortunately...people all don't react the same.Life continues so does violence unfortunately.

GO_FLYERS
GO_FLYERS

And they want to take guns away????? Let's get this staright....The Naval Yard shooter in VA was........ , a democrat and Obama supporter, the mother who was killed in DC was............., The Arizona Shooter was a democrat and Obama supporter, The Aurora Co shooter ws an avid democrat and Obama supporter and evn in Newtown the mother was avid Democrat, her son, the shooter, had no party affiliation. But he MSM makes it seems it's conseravtives who are irresposible and criminals with guns. There have been 427 attacks on white women, elderly men and women and groups on men by...........s! How many attacks on ...........s have their been by Tea Pary members? But the MSM would have you believe it is they who are violent and racist. To all....load up....shoot... and ask questions later!!! Can you imagine what would have happened if the driver was white? Look at Trayvon. He turned around, went back 75 yards, attcake, and was on top of GZ(this was all confirmed in the trial) before GZ fatally shot him is self defense. They would have hid GZ lying with out a way to defend himself. If you come back at me from a distance with bad intentions, I won't let you get me on the ground!! You will be in the ground with Trayvon ruining the neighborhood that he worms live in!! They will want you to move!!!!

paulblake631
paulblake631

Isn't it interesting that the mainstream media won't report on the race of the bikers?

GO_FLYERS
GO_FLYERS

@SeaHawk Yes you can run them over. If you are in fear for your or your familie's safety your allowed to take all measures to protect yourself and your family. It's the fault of those breaking the law, the pavement apes, that hold the responsibility. If a riot breaks out and they are looting, attacking and pulling people from cars you are allowed to floor the car and run over 100 of them. They would be considered part of the law breaking mob. They, the pavement apes, had better wake up. The press is now, or been made to, report that attacks on innocent families and the elderly. These people will take the appropiate measures and should. Come at me with bad intentions and you will with Trayvon very shortly. I won't wait until you are on top ofme, I will bury you when you are in striking distance! Dresss them up and you can't take them out in public! There is a pattern here. Can you imagine if the river of the Range Rover was white? It would be Trayvon all over again!!!!!!! It has to end now!!!!

JanetteGarcia
JanetteGarcia

So the driver that ran over one of the bikers breaking his legs and spine get no charges??????? Where's the justice in that???

The only reason that they chased him down and beat him was because he ran over their friend!!! So to me they were both in the

wrong!!

TomFranks
TomFranks

Heres the deal- all those bikers are lucky they are in a state where the weapons laws are lax- and that goes for MASS too!. Surround my vehicle with my family inside and play Billy Bad ---? your done. When the criminal gharges are over the lawyers will line up around the block for a piece. Your grandkids will be paying for you being a dips---. your lucky your breathing

jonjr23
jonjr23

if you mess with cars while on a bike, there is an implied risk you will get ran over. I would have hit them all and then pulled over to make sure they didn't go anywhere

SeaHawk
SeaHawk

AlirezaKhosrowpour 51 minutes ago

"Although bikers are guilty partly , it does not mean you can run over people by a black tinted SUV . SUV driver has committed felony of his own and should be prosecuted accordingly"

It's a sad day in America when a man attempts to protect his wife and child, and gets idiots this AlireI'MaDUMBass here saying things like this...

I can only imagine what I would've done in the situation, but knowing how I felt when I watched the video, I would HOPE that I would not have stopped at running ONE biker over. And I can only wish/hope that any father in America would do the same.

JasonMiller
JasonMiller

I'll tell you what as a parent and a husband  I would do what ever I had to do to protect my family. It is very unfortunate the life of Edwin Mieses changed for ever, but people need to look at both sides.  Edwin Mieses may be a great guy, husband, and father but if you run with a gang you will more than likely get shot at some point. There was no reason for him to even stop let alone stop in the middle of the road. I keep hearing in an accident you stop and exchange paper work, in reality the parties involved in the accident pull to the side of the road and exchange information not the mop stops the car start slashing tires and sits there scratching their heads wonder why someone got ran over. Really I am sure there isn't a single person when put in that exact same situation, that would sit there in your SUV  with your family and 30 immature, juvenile delinquent bikers out side and roll down your window to exchange information. In reality this is why I have a carry conceal permit, and I would have exercised my to protect my family. 

AlirezaKhosrowpour
AlirezaKhosrowpour

Although bikers are guilty partly , it does not mean you can run over people by a black tinted SUV . SUV driver has committed felony of his own and should be prosecuted accordingly

thill
thill

A family out for a beautiful afternoon with their "2 year old child"  a LARGE VERY LOUD gang of bikers surround the car -- right there your scared; anyone would be!! Then a bike slows down slowing you down, you your wife are now concerned, your child possibly crying; We all know what happens next the media has shown it a thousand times. ALL OF THE BIKERS THAT WERE THERE THAT DAY ARE GUITLY AND ALL SHOULD BE PUNISHED. That was animalistic behavior on the part of the bikers- something you see in an uncivilized country- not here. We should not accept unacceptable behavior it's not ok..


gametime68
gametime68

These bikers are dangerous. There's a group in the Akron, Ohio area who get on the interstate, speed excessively over-taking cars to "block" them while their fellow bikers perform tricks, like riding up on the back wheels. They care not for anyone's safety, including their own. 

I have personally been dragged into their drama TWICE while traveling through Akron, Ohio on Interstate 76.  The second time was late at night and I just about wrecked my car when their loud noise of their bikes- and NO HEAD LIGHTS - came up on all sides of my car in the middle lane. Two cut in front of my car and slowed while the trickster came up in the left lane. Farther up the road that night one was killed when he crashed and his buddies "disappeared" from the scene; didn't even stick around for an ambulance.

These people are dangerous and should be punished to the full extent of the law.

scarpia
scarpia

I have been driving in this country for 55 years and I have Never seen a motorcycle driver obay the laws,if I am going 65mph in my car the cycle is going 85 mph ! If they are not speeding they are weaving in and out of traffic,doing wheelies or other stunts.The bad part is when they have an accident its the poor guy behind him that runs over the idiot.My God ride your bikes but be responsible.

CrossWinds
CrossWinds

2 Timothy 3 ...........

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power.

michaelt513
michaelt513

@ScallywagNYC 

Title of article a bit confusing.  At first I thought it was about the SUV driver but then viewing the video, you see the gang of biker thugs terrorizing that Toyota Prius including punching that poor driver.  What can you say ... bike thugs at work, AGAIN. 

Listener
Listener

@ScallywagNYC Because someone gets seriously hurt doing something as irresponsible and stupid as riding a motorcycle in front of an SUV and slowing down, doesn't mean they deserve sympathy but maybe they can be an example of what not to do.

Amiel
Amiel

@GO_FLYERS  @GO_FLYERS can you please cite your sources where you claim that Aaron Alexis, Miriam Carey, Jared Loughner, James Holmes, and Nancy Lanza are Democrats and Obama supporters? I read the news a lot and I haven't read any of that anywhere. I'd like to read more and I'm curious as to where you're getting your information.

lordtrue
lordtrue

@JanetteGarcia The motorbikes guys think that the entire wordl belong to them,and in a big number the lost their sanity and become animals.

GregP
GregP

@JanetteGarcia See if you can follow along:

1. The bikers started the first incident by intentionally braking in front of the SUV.

2. The driver of the SUV hit the bike who stopped short in front of him

3. The driver of the SUV STOPPED, as he should have done after colliding with the bike.

4. The bikers then ATTACKED his SUV, with his family inside.

5. The driver did the only thing he could do, which was flee the area to protect his family.

6. THEN we get to your part about the bikers chasing him down because he ran over their friend.

The bikers instigated and perpetuated the entire thing. Mieses might not have deserved what happened to him (not sure what his personal actions were in all of this) but he can BLAME HIS FRIENDS for THEIR actions that resulted in him getting injured.

Jones19
Jones19

He had the rights to run them ova they shouldnt of stopped in front of his car like that with his family in the car.. It's only right if you want to be honest about it, he felt threatin by there actions so he smashed the Gas I would of did the same thing.. he had a Gun on him they should be blessed he didnt decide to shoot them all.

lordtrue
lordtrue

@SeaHawk Yes SeaHawk if I need to protect my kids for animals like that,I will do anything to protect my family , anything I said.

manicmundane
manicmundane

@JasonMiller   I believe if the SUV driver had a gun, he and his family would all be dead. They're not winning a shootout with 30 gangsters. This is one of the many scenarios where guns don't make people safer. Don't get me wrong, Jason, I would probably smile knowing any number of the gangsters got filled with lead. I just think the outcome for the family would be fatal, which kind of defeats the purpose.

ttyler333
ttyler333

@AlirezaKhosrowpour Disagree because if a mob of bikers starts hitting on your car, stopping traffic, you're going to fear your life and go at all costs. 

grimweaver
grimweaver

@AlirezaKhosrowpour Are you kidding me?  Have you even seen the video?  The biker slowed down in front of the SUV and got himself hit (Do something stupid you need to pay the price)  Then the bikers surround the SUV screaming at him, sorry I would driven over all of them to keep my family safe.  I hope that the man get's away without even a speeding ticket.  Groups like that are just a bunch of macho idiots who need to grow up. 

lordtrue
lordtrue

@thill Agree totally ,not in our beautiful country,not anymore.

ReedHubbard
ReedHubbard

@scarpia I have been riding for close to 20 years, and I obey traffic laws, speed limits, rights of way, etc. It's unfair for you to characterize all riders as lawless miscreants. Yes, there are idiots who speed, weave, pull wheelies on the highway, but they are not representative of the average rider in America. 

These guys were trouble. They were out screwing around and brake checked the driver, which is why the one guy got hit. I hear bikers coming to their defense, but every good rider knows that you ALWAYS defer to the car or truck, even if they are completely in the wrong. If you screw with a larger vehicle, you end up injured or dead. Let them cut you off and scream obscenities in your helmet, but never jockey with a car/truck/SUV. You will lose. 

These bikers are idiots, but I am not, and I resent being grouped in with these yo-yos.

david.h.almonte
david.h.almonte

I ride a motorcycle - I don't do wheelies or stunts - I ride at normal speeds - I sometimes ride with a group - 12 - 15 bikes - we don't drink we just enjoy the ride.  there are times when we get ran off the road by people texting or talking on cell phones - I have ended in a ditch when a mini van decided it wanted my lane more then I wanted it.  Do I think all car drivers are idiots no - it is a few bad apples that make us all look bad - I think that group in NY should get charged with lynching I don't blame the driver I would have been scared too.

jonjr23
jonjr23

@CrossWinds 

keep you religious extremist beliefs to yourself please. no one wants to hear you babbling about the end of days or whatever you are talking about. you should seek professional help for your insanity.

weismonger
weismonger

@dhfaulkner @paulblake631 Race has a lot to do with this crime and all crime in the US and the World. 95% of ALL crime in the US is perpetrated by Black people against Whites, Asians, Hispanics, and other Blacks. It does not matter how educated they are, Blacks simply do not have the genetics to keep their anger and selfishness under control. They act like a tribe all the time, them against us. They are primitive, and about 100,000 years behind in evolution. It does not matter what kind of "enriched" education they are also exposed to either....all over the world, blacks IQ is flat lined at about 70.... They simply cannot think for themselves, they cannot control themselves, and when they believe they are in control, act like a mob. Its time to stop blaming whitey for what nature is and does to human beings. Its genetics.

oopie
oopie

@david.h.almonte Your correct..I admit we don't see the cyclist until  the are along side..im guilty of that...however in my state most are these irresponsible cyclists,...too bad they don't give the better ones a great rep...i've seen first hand how these cars just literally cause a cyclist go down....and then accuse the cyclist of wrong doing...when the cases ive seen clearly the motorist is at fault.

GregP
GregP

@weismonger - You truly are ignorant. You ought to keep quiet and seek an education before attempting to comment on anything again.

wolfgang4999
wolfgang4999

@oopie @david.h.almonte well opie, this is one time the motorist wasnt at fault and if it had of been me i would of took out alot more of the da's!!!!!


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