When accusing police officers of excessive force, it's often helpful to have a video of the situation, but in this case, the video might do more harm than good. During the 10th Annual "Streetfighterz Ride of the Century," police and highway patrol near St. Louis, Missouri attempted to contain that gaggle of road-hogging motorcyclists when things get really out of hand.

In the first video posted below, the motorcycle riders are shown performing dangerous stunts such as wheelies as well as riding erratically on the road and on the shoulder. At some point during their ride, police set up a roadblock to corral the hundreds of motorcycles occupying every lane of traffic, but instead of stopping, most riders attempt to scatter. As you can see in the image above, some attempted to elude police by riding the wrong way up the highway entrance ramp. According to local news network KSDK, a total of 32 people were arrested and 155 tickets were issued between the Missouri Highway Patrol and the St. Louis County police.

The description for of the videos, supplied by a rider, argues that the police acted dangerously by using brute force, ramming and PIT maneuvers to stop the motorcycles.

Check out the videos below, and then weigh in with our poll and in Comments.

Whose side are you on in this situation?
The Motorcyclists; there was no reason for the police roadblock or the excessive force 5202 (28.4%)
The Law; the motorcyclists were riding recklessly and many attempted to elude the roadblock 11242 (61.3%)
I'm not sure 1885 (10.3%)

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      • 2 Years Ago
      warning the following video features raw and uncut footage of dangerous acts being performed by Idiots. Missouri State Highway Patrol were forced to put up road blocks, brute force, ramming, and pit maneuver tactics to try and stop the motorcyclists from riding the wrong way on a one way street and highway. This is what it should say on the Highway Patrol cam.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Trying to get cyclist to stop is like herding cats
        • 2 Years Ago
        They needed an EMP to go off. That's the only prayer they had of stopping them.
      Wesley Casto
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm not sorry guys, when I see motorcycles riding on the barrier in the center of the highway, guys ring wheelies on the freeway, the disregard for the safety of others around them because they want to be noticed or stand out in the crowd. even the the guys passing other vehicles ( Going The Wrong Way ) up the highway are still breaking the law even if they are doing the speed limit, avoiding or alluding a roadblock, traffic signal or police officer is breaking the law. The actions of the few usually condemn the group these situations, not to mention everyone else on a motorcycle. Ride Safe - Ride Smart - your fellow bikers don't need you giving anyone reasons " Not" to want us sharing the road with them, they are more than capable of coming up with there own, no matter how ridiculous or unfounded they may be, they will come up with something...
      Phil T
      • 2 Years Ago
      I laughed when I saw the caption on the vid. The ones doing the dangerous moves were the guys on bikes. Wrong way on the freeway, up ramps, using emergency lanes. And then play the victims - complete dicks. You give the rest of us bikers a bad name.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I totally agree with Nunnya. I've been a motorcyclist for 30 years. These are the squids that give motorcyclists, and motorcycling, a bad name with both the public and the police. They're the reason the police overreact when they see a bunch of motorcycles. As a friend of mine once said, as motorcyclists, it is our duty to be good stewards of the lifestyle, to signal when we pass, honk or wave when someone pulls over for you, etc. Not be a stupid ass hooligan who's going to ruin it for everyone. I'd pepper spray them all myself if I could...**********
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have been riding motorcycles for 50 years, I currently ride a sportbike. Stunts on any public road is the act of fools and idiots who don't have any regaurd for thier own or other persons safety! Riding the wrong way on any road for the purpose of evading police is again the act of fools and idiots, you pay the price for your actions! Ride Safe, Ride Friendly!
      Wontae Cho
      • 2 Years Ago
      Motorcycle driving in an opposite direction on the highway??? Yeah... I think Police did the right thing.
      Rev Hilderbrand
      • 2 Years Ago
      Extremely large groups of motorcycles have rode together scores of times with no problem at all from law enforcement. In fact many times, they offer escort assistance for these groups. The only difference is that the riders within those groups don't break laws endangering themselves and others on the public roads. The officers in these videos did an exceptional job of attempting to do their job without injuring anyone. Some of those commenting talk as though the police were relentlessly mowing down the riders (like they could have done but did not). Just a bit of maturity is all it takes to see that the riders themselves caused this event, their lack of proper planning by their event organizers, and their poor behavior in disregarding traffic laws. Not one bike would have even been bumped if they would have responded with any sense. This event can be handled in a way that makes it a great ride, and even supported by law enforcement, and probably even participated in by law enforcement. Maybe the leadership of these riders could step up to the plate, take some responsibility, and put this ride together the way it should be done. Maybe they could all spend the week at Sturgis and learn.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sorry, if the first image is a guy doing a wheelie in the breakdown lane... you just lost my sympathy immediately. Riding the wrong way on the freeway and on-ramp to evade a police roadblock also makes it damn hard to be on the bikers' side here. But, what were the cops planning to do? write every single one of them a ticket? Many of them were, in fact, just cruising. It's the huge percentage of douchebags that ruins it for the rest of them, such is life... especially for a biker.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I saw a large group of biker's like this near Philly the other day. On a major highway, they grouped together and blocked all the lanes so no cars could get past them. Then they slowed down, to about 20mph, on a 55mph+ road, and made a road block so bikers in the front of the pack could do wheelies and tricks. Luckily I wasn't on that side of the road but it deeply angered me. What if someone in a car was coming around a bend, not expecting traffic to be that slow? . . .accident waiting to happen. F bikers. Bikers alone or in groups of 2-3 are usually fine. Bikers in groups of 20+ might be making the road safer for them, but they make it more dangerous for everyone else, and they motivate idiotic egoism. It doesn't matter if you're the one doing wheelies or just a part of the gang, you're still a part of the problem.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Warning: this video shows azzholes with serious self-entitlement complexes learning the hard way that they are not above the law. Seriously? They ride the wrong way om public roadways and think one of them getting clipped by a patrol car he cut in front of is "abusive?" What a bunch of spoiled children.
      • 2 Years Ago
      @Dee: English much? These guys were acting like idiots and got what they deserved.
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