New York Police: Bikers Stomped On Suv Driver

One motorcycle quickly slowed down in front of Lien, who bumped its rear tire, slightly injuring rider Christopher Cruz. Lien pulled to a stop, and angry bikers surrounded his vehicle, hitting it and spiking its tires, police said. Lien stepped on the gas, plowing into three more bikers, including Edwin Mieses, whose wife says he is paralyzed. The video shows the Range Rover stopping again — long enough for a biker to open the door — and Lien then driving away until traffic forced him to the final stop. Police say the subsequent beating included kicks to Lien’s head and body as he lay on the highway. Injuries to SUV driver, biker Lien suffered two black eyes and cuts on his face and side, requiring stitches, a police detective’s criminal complaint said. His wife and daughter were unharmed. Mieses’ family, meanwhile, has said he was paralyzed and needs a ventilator to breathe in the hospital. They claim Mieses was trying to help Lien. Chance’s lawyer said prosecutors should conduct a grand jury investigation of Lien for hitting Mieses and Chance with the SUV. Criminal case Chance was ordered held on $75,000 bond Sunday.

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But the law does permit someone who is a victim of an accident to at least attempt to get the identification of the motorist. My client obviously overreacted in that manner, but he is not this thug assaulting someone who’s harmless, contrary to the public opinion that’s being put out there.” Biker: SUV driver ‘was a maniac’ Biker: SUV driver ‘was a maniac’ Lien was in his Range Rover on his way back from an outing to celebrate his wedding anniversary with his wife and their 2-year-old daughter. Dozens of bikers swarmed past him on Manhattan’s West Side Highway. A cycle quickly slowed down in front of Lien, who bumped its rear tire, slightly injuring rider Christopher Cruz. Lien pulled to a stop, and angry bikers surrounded his vehicle, hitting it and spiking its tires, police said. Lien stepped on the gas, plowing into three more bikers, including Mieses, who was critically injured. One of the bikers, wearing a helmet camera caught the dust-up on video, which later in an edited version appeared on the Internet. It showed the Range Rover stopping at a later point with the biker gang still in pursuit. A man, who police say was Sims, got off his motorcycle and opened Lien’s door, police spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves said Friday. Lien drove off with his door slightly open, but further down the road, traffic backed up, cutting off his path, and allowing the motorcyclists to corner him. A biker, who police identify as Chance, smashed the driver’s side window with his helmet.

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He spent the week talking up the Falcons’ offense and Ryan, saying he’s a notch below Peyton Manning and Tom Brady , but it’s hard to believe he actually believes that. 2. QBs on the hot seat: Geno Smith needs to steady himself — and the team — after an awful performance in Tennessee. Unfortunately for him, he’s not at MetLife Stadium. In two road losses, he has only one touchdown pass and seven turnovers, unraveling in both cases after his first turnover. If the Falcons get to him early, it could be a long night for the Jets. Smith has to be smart and protect the ball, a huge emphasis in practice. His turnover count, already at 11, is growing faster than the national debt. Believe it or not, Ryan is feeling some heat from a frustrated fan base in Atlanta. His passer rating is an impressive 97.7, but they’re averaging only 23.5 points per game, largely because of persistent problems in the red zone. In two of their three losses, Ryan had the ball inside the opponents’ 7-yard line at the end of the game, with a chance to pull out a win. The results: An interception and loss of possession on downs. Ryan, criticized for not being able to win the big one, apparently can’t score the big one, either.

By contrast, the primary funding method for all other GFIA policies, which have an average initial premium of $100,000, is via a rollover from another qualified plan, and only 3 percent of these policies have pre-set recurring contributions. When we launched our Guaranteed Future Income Annuity in 2011, our goal was to give Boomers the ability to create guaranteed lifetime income streams similar to the pensions of their parents era by rolling over their retirement savings. We are very pleased to see the lower initial premium is encouraging younger Baby Boomers and Gen Xers to turn their regular IRA contributions into a proven, guaranteed way to fund retirement, said Matt Grove, senior managing director, New York Life. Funding GFIA through an IRA contribution combines the tax benefits of an IRA with the pension-like guaranteed lifetime income of an income annuity. Heres how it works: a 48 year old male purchases a GFIA with a $5,000 IRA contribution and continues to contribute $5,000 annually. When he retires at age 66, he will receive $9,622 annually for the rest of his life. Younger purchasers can generate even more guaranteed retirement income. If a 37 year old male purchases a GFIA with a $5,000 IRA contribution and continues to contribute $5,000 annually, when he retires at age 66, he will receive $20,667 annually for the rest of his life.3 The average GFIA customer is 58 years old and defers for 9 years; with a $100,000 contribution, he would receive $11,427 a year for the rest of his life starting at age 67.4 Younger workers are least likely to have a defined benefit (DB) plan. In fact, in 2010 only 9.6 percent of family heads under age 45 working in the private sector had a DB plan.5 For many individuals, contributing the maximum to their IRA each year is a prudent financial step because it can reduce taxable income while helping to prepare for financial needs in retirement. With this recent change to the GFIA, those who want to use their IRA to create a pension-like stream of guaranteed lifetime income can now do so. Todays consumers expect a more abundant and ultimately more fulfilling retirement, and they expect it to last a long time. By taking the responsible step of pre-funding retirement, Americans can guarantee more income to thoroughly enjoy their retirement years, added Mr. Grove. New York Life is the leader in sales of deferred income annuities, with 44 percent of the market for second quarter 2013, according to an industry source.6 New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States7 and one of the largest life insurers in the world.

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Young-ha Kim, a Korean novelist and the author of I Have the Right to Destroy Myself,Your Republic Is Calling You, and Black Flower. Nikos Konstandaras, the managing editor and a columnist at the Greek daily newspaper Kathimerini. Enrique Krauze, a Mexican historian, the director of the literary magazine Letras Libres and the author of Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America. Adewale Maja-Pearce, a Nigerian writer and the author of Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa, and Other Essays. Kenan Malik, a British author, broadcaster and science journalist. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, an Indian political theorist and the president of the Center for Policy Research, a think tank. T. O. Molefe, a South African essayist who is writing a book on post-apartheid race relations. Murong Xuecun, a Chinese novelist and blogger and the author of Leave Me Alone: A Novel of Chengdu. Murithi Mutiga, a Kenyan journalist and editor at the Nation Media Group, in Nairobi. Vali R. Nasr, an Iranian-American political scientist and the dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Shmuel Rosner, an Israeli columnist and former Haaretz correspondent. Nilanjana S. Roy, an Indian journalist and critic and the author of the novel The Wildings. Beppe Severgnini, an Italian columnist at the daily newspaper Corriere della Serra. Bina Shah, a Pakistani columnist and the author of several novels and story collections.