Bikelash

How San Francisco created America's first bicycle felon
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Months after sentencing, more clues emerge about the motives of the DA and his most important witness. Was it all rigged from the start?
Chris’s attorney and the DA reach a bizarre agreement where some of the charges get dropped and his sentence gets reduced—but at a cost. Chris becomes a felon for six months, just long enough for the DA to score political points by using him as the…
Reeling from the court debacle, Chris finally sees something in the news about him that isn’t superficial and wrong. He gets arraigned again, and local media outlets hang him out to dry again. The DA digs in even deeper. Since he has no case, weapo…
Chris's PI takes the stand and wills a traffic light back into existence. The attorneys give their closing arguments and the judge issues his ruling.
The one where the DA's certified accident reconstructionist denies a traffic light out of existence and the DA's star witness realizes he wasn't there.
Chris’s attorney shows, on the court record, that the DA’s own video evidence contradicts all of the eyewitness’ testimonies, including the the man who claims that Chris ran “several red lights and stops signs” before the crash. The judge also catc…
Chris gains an important understanding of the DA’s motives and the nature of his case: by reading about it in a Chronicle gossip column. His attorneys find more critical errors in the DA’s evidence as court delays push the outcome into a new year.
During discovery, Chris finds a critical piece of information the police and the DAs missed in their video evidence that exonerates him from any legal wrongdoing. The attorneys prepare for the preliminary hearing, with the end finally in sight.
Too scared to be near their home, the Buccheres hop from hotel to hotel and then to a friend’s house in the East Bay. Chris gets booked in county jail. The DA and the SFPD blame one another for the leaks. The DA issues a press release, ratcheting u…
Chris finds out that the police are seeking a warrant for his arrest on the morning news, even though charges haven’t been filed. He and his family scatter and leave the Bay Area in different directions. He tries but fails to find a way to address …
With accusations and condemnations flying, Chris returns to Market and Castro to reconstruct the accident. As TV crews stake out his San Francisco home, he hides with his family in an Oakland hotel room. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascó…
Witnesses say Chris Bucchere ran a red light. He knows they’re wrong but has no way to prove it. While he’s in the hospital, the media narrative ramps up, blaming him for everything. With a head injury and high on painkillers, he sends the dumbest …
A true story by Chris Bucchere. On August 5th, 2018, the ten-week podcast series begins. March 29th, 2012, 8:20am, Castro Street: When he regained consciousness, Chris found himself bloodied and bruised, being loaded into an ambulance. He had no id…
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Podcast Details
Started
Jul 8th, 2018
Latest Episode
Oct 21st, 2018
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
13
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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