I'm sure at least 99% of those bikes were stolen and now the rightful owners have no way of getting their property back.
The criminals are not the bike owners here. THIS is the sort of thing that angers the public and is why a guy like Donald Trump is going to win the White House in a landslide;
We are sick and tired of the government treating us like we were juvenile delinquents, that they know what is best for us and that they are outraged we are not grateful to them for all they do for us.
Back in november some thugs broke into garage and.wheeled my 02.kx 500 out the side door yes it was locked.Haven't heard anything from local police.since.and.now.I see this and.wonder if. My ride is amongst one of these.? I.have.no faith in the police.and.even.if.they didn't directly steal it,it.wouldn't suprise me if they found.it if one.of them kept.it.I hate to think like.this even.this was my dream bike I've wanted since 13 finally bought it.for 2600 at 38 3 years ago.im.still heartbroken.and pissed that people.don't wanna.work for anything anymore while.the rest.of us.kill ourselves eventually the gig is.gonna be up because these 2 world's can't work and support each other the republic is dead.Even Mr Jefferson stated this 200 plus years ago. After this debacle in NYC with bikes I somehow don't put it past them to.confiscate guns.w.impunity.
Great idea except, Who is going to be the cop watching over the dismantling garage and who is going to pay the salaries and for the tools and for all the storage and shipment of the said parts. Your plan adds yet another very expensive level of government and in the end the profits will be eaten away by the costs of doing business. The MC and ATV dealers would blow a fuse to see all of these confiscated machines recycled because that would cut right into their sales of machines and parts.Maybe the court as part of their punishment should order the person who did the crime to dismantle the bike and it be sold for parts and the city gets the money for homeless or such. That would add to the criminals pain. No more slaps in the hand.
Back in the very beginning, we can call that Tribal Times, every member of the tribe had a job or duty they had to perform or they didn't eat. They took care of the young, old and sick but all others had to carry their own weight. Too bad we got this far away from such a basic principal.That's the problem. You can't force anyone to work. Bet they don't have that problem in China or North Korea!
I am willing to bet that every one of those machines were impounded for illegal use and the owners, if they really were the real owners, were faced with fines and impound fees they could not or would not pay. I am completely surrounded here where I live by state owned forests. If the DEC catches me riding on these lands they will give me one warning and let me go. Caught again and I get the ticket to go to court and pay the fine along with the outrageous towing fee as well as the impoundment fee with storage multiplied by the number of days there. I would be getting away very cheap if I pay less than $500 total between the fines and penalties. Keep in mind also that here in this communist state all ATVs must be registered and if driven off my own property they must be insured. If the guy is a real creep he can hit you with unregistered and uninsured and even unlicensed operation if you don't have one with the MC endorsement with all the other stuff.To hell with NY liberal hell hole. When does the constitution say the local gov has the power to seize and destroy property because the top cop wants to prove a point? I can understand seizing and destroying drugs, but not this. I do not care if the owner was a knucklehead.