We'd be more sympathetic to the police and firemen if they didn't partner with convicted felons like Alexandra Thompson. Our community would've have gladly gone to bat for them, as we had in previous years, even putting up tons of private cash to fund their extra-curricular activities. But to insult us locals by partnering with a criminal who badmouths our ethnic diversity? Delaying a bike ride for a con artist like her who has no local ties AND a long rap sheet? Just proves what sort of messed-up leeches they are. We'll be out there signing legitimate names and addresses onto Mayor Riordan's petition.