I've shared a few news clips where police have singled out, discriminated against, or just plain harassed various people for the simple fact that they were cyclists. I try to take everything with a grain of salt because i realize how stories can often times be presented in a very biased manner to validate the authors point. Having experienced police ignorance towards cyclist first hand on multiple occasions, i tend to automatically take the side of the cyclist. Soooo, take what you will from this stuff.
"The manager of the CVS believed that one of the cyclists shoplifted some beer and dialed 911. Because the manager could provide no description of the alleged beer thief, 14 LAPD squad cars were summoned and 37 cyclists were detained and searched until the cops found one person who had a beer without a receipt."
14 squad cars and 37 people searched for $5 of allegedly shoplifted beer from LAPD illegallysearches on Vimeo.