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Brentwood doctor to be sentenced today in assault on bicyclists

January 8, 2010 |  8:39 am

Brentwood doctor Christopher Thompson is scheduled to be sentenced today in L.A. County Superior Court for  assaulting two bicyclists in an act of road rage.

Cycling enthusiasts have filed more than 270 e-mails and letters with the court condemning Thompson's action and arguing that a tough sentence would send a strong message to hostile motorists everywhere.

The outpouring underscores how Thompson's case has galvanized a diverse community of cyclists around the world -- including athletic road racers, environmentally conscious commuters and recreational riders.

Read the full story here.

-- Jack Leonard at L.A. County Superior Court