Police in Washington Accused of "Biker Profiling"

A group of motorcycle riders, along with some state legislators, in Washington State have gathered together to lobby for a new bill banning ...

A group of motorcycle riders, along with some state legislators, in Washington State have gathered together to lobby for a new bill banning "motorcycle profiling". The group says it has gathered data that shows that police departments are unnecessarily harrassing bikers that fit a certain profile.
"If you have a Harley and black leather on, they think you're not a law-abiding citizen," he said.

"If they're saying it's a problem, I think it's worth it to address it," he said. "It's just as important as racial profiling is to the members of the minority community."

"The vast majority of people on these bikes, they're just regular folks," he said. "To assume they're all criminals because they ride motorcycles is quaint, if nothing else. And I think most good professional police officers know that."
Personally, I usually found the opposite, that most police tend to turn the other cheek with bikers, with the exception of those riding racing bikes. But then again, I mostly ride in the Inland Valley areas of Southern California, which is dominated by freedom-loving people. But in the areas surrounding Puget Sound in Washington State, it's mostly socialists and liberals who control that place.

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  1. Actually, the Liberals and socialists are losing out to the conservative religious right. I dont know about you but the last dozen or so cars that have cut me off, wandered into my lane or tailgated me while i was riding all, and I repeat all had bush or viva bush stickers on their cages.

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