Category Archives: Police Profiling

Guilty For Not Conforming To …

I was doing a search this morning and came across this site which feeds the police stereotype about motorcycle clubs as “gang members. For those of us who have been to hundreds of motorcycle clubs events and have never witnessed any gang activity other than clubs selling t-shirts to raise money for their expenses and some great food, I am not sure what constitutes gang activity.

As long as site like this and others promote this type of profiling against motorcycle clubs law enforcement will use this excuse to go after motorcycle clubs and their members. So, here is what this site has posted about motorcycle clubs, sounds like they have been talking to gang task force which I personally feel are a bunch of morons and have no clue what or they are after.

Buzzle.com

Most Notorious Biker Gangs in the World
There are a number of motorcycle clubs in the world, which are known for their enthusiasm for motorcycling. However, there is a miniscule number of clubs, which is known for something more than just motorcycling. These gangs have gained notoriety for their antics, making law enforcement agencies view them with scorn and suspicion. In this Buzzle article, we will take a look at some of these notorious biker gangs.

Rock ‘n’ Murder
In 1969, a free rock concert was held at Altamont Speedway, California. Hells Angels, one of the most notorious biker gangs in the world, was managing the security of the event, for which they were paid $500 worth of beer. As both the crowd and Hells Angels members were high on drugs and alcohol, altercations ensued, resulting in a Hells Angels member fatally stabbing a 18-year-old guy, who had reportedly drawn a gun.

Motorcyclists around the world are met with awe and skepticism. While some appreciate the freedom and the adrenaline rush that one experiences on a motorcycle ride, others are of the opinion that bikers engage in rabble-rousing, and promote an alternate lifestyle, devious to the norms of the society. Most of the motorcycle clubs are located, or have originated in the United States of America. Majority of these biker clubs are law-abiding and are registered with the biggest motorcycling organization — American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). It has a total membership of 300,000 and is actively involved in promoting motorcycling in the US.

There is a minuscule percentage of bikers, who don’t conform to the rules and regulations of AMA and have their own code of conduct. These bikers are affiliated to numerous clubs, and are collectively known as Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs (OMC). These clubs are in a state of constant war with each other, and many of their members have been arrested over serious crimes, such as drug trafficking, extortion, prostitution, and murder. These gangs have gained notoriety all around the world for their antics, but due to the constant media attention, they have also managed to achieve a cult status among some bike aficionados. Before we go ahead and introduce you to some of the most dreaded biker gangs around the world, we would like to revisit history to understand their origin.

Biker Clubs: The Origin
After the end of World War II, a lot of war veterans returned home and tried to settle into their new civilian lives. As they had been at war for such a long time, the chores of daily life seemed monotonous to them. They wanted to experience the thrill and excitement, which had become a part of their lives during the period of war. They were in search of the same level of camaraderie and togetherness, which war soldiers have for each other. The way they looked at it, civilian life was staid and unexciting. While looking for a substitute to fill their lives, motorcycling emerged as one of the brightest options, and soon, numerous war vets were on the streets with their cruiser bikes and choppers. This led to the creation of numerous biking clubs, with members donning similar outfits to show loyalty to their respective clubs. These clubs were known for their nomadic and rebellious lifestyle, but there was rarely any news of their engagement in any form of illegal activity. However, the benign nature of motorcycling took a beating in the Hollister riot of 1947.

Hollister Riot
Hollister, an agricultural town in California, hosted an annual bike rally, sanctioned by the AMA. The rally had become a spectacle and a source of revenue for many locals. Due to the increase in the number of motorcycle clubs after the World War II, Hollister witnessed the arrival of a large number of motorcyclists, which it could not accommodate. The sheer number of motorcyclists made it seem as if the whole town of Hollister was ‘overtaken’. After the bikers got high on alcohol, they stormed right into the city, doing wheelies, riding through restaurants, and littering the streets with broken beer bottles. The police arrested several of these drunk bikers for misdemeanor, but even the police noted that these men had done more harm to themselves than they did to the town. However, the story was blown out of proportion by the media, notably by Life magazine, which carried out a photograph of a wasted man sitting on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, while holding a beer in each hand. Below the motorcycle lay innumerable empty beer bottles. This photograph and the overall media reports created a perception among the people of America that motorcyclists were troublemakers and sociopaths. The Wild One (1953) starring Marlon Brando, which was based on the Hollister riot, further polarized the public opinion against the bikers. The negative publicity surrounding the motorcyclists and the misconception about them, appealed to criminal-minded individuals. They had been living their lives on the sidelines, but now they saw an opportunity of hogging the public limelight by becoming a biker.

The 1%er Tag
Heckled by the media over the issue of motorcyclists engaging in hooliganism and criminal activities, AMA allegedly said that 99% of the bikers were law-abiding citizens, and it was the remaining 1%, which was bringing a bad name to motorcycling. The outlaws accepted the “1%” tag, and used it proudly with their club patches to associate themselves with everything that the society considered devious. These 1%er clubs spread to numerous states in America and around the world. Today, law enforcement agencies in every country consider these outlaw gangs to be actively involved in numerous illegal activities.

The Most Infamous Motorcycle Clubs

Hells Angels Motorcycle Club

Established: 1948
Chapters: Around 230 in 27 countries
Membership: 2000 – 3000
Motto: WHEN WE DO RIGHT NOBODY REMEMBERS, WHEN WE DO WRONG NOBODY FORGETS

The Hells Angels is arguably the most well-known motorcycle club in the world. According to the official website of Hells Angels, the club was formed on March 17, 1948 in Fontana/San Bernardino area of California, US. During its inception, it was made up of war veterans who were earlier associated with the club, Pissed Off Bastards of Bloomington (one of the clubs present at the Hollister riot). Although a lot of people believe that Oakland chapter of the Hells Angels is the club’s mother chapter, the official website denies the claim and states that after forming the club in Fontana, a lot of club members moved to Oakland. According to estimates, currently, the club has more than 100 chapters worldwide, with an estimated 2000 to 3000 members. The club has been accused of numerous serious crimes, such as drug trafficking, extortion, and prostitution.

Notorious Acts
In 2006, a series of raids in Ontario, Canada led to the arrest of 15 Hells Angels members. During the raids, the police seized drugs valued at $3 million in the international market.
In 2007, a full-time member of Hells Angels MC shot three people, including his girlfriend, in Melbourne. One person died, and the other two were seriously injured in the incident. He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
The sergeant at arms of the San Diego chapter of Hells Angels was sentenced to serve 21 years and 10 months in prison for drug trafficking charges in 2012.

They go on to name other clubs in this write-up, the only thing they get right is there are some clubs, people, bikers riders or whatever you what to be considered that don’t care for joining some bullshit rider/biker association and “who don’t conform to the rules and regulations” of anyone but their club. Last time I check that is not against law. You can read the full story by clicking the link below.
Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/most-notorious-biker-gangs-in-the-world.html

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Dirty Cops LAPD

Here is the question when does a citizen have the right to protect themselves against unlawful arrest, unlawful search and seizure and when does the police stop go from legal to illegal. If a police stop is determined to be illegal, and an officer is using force that is not legal, does a citizen have the right to protect themselves by fighting back?
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It is easy to criticize this video because the guy insisted on holding the camera vertical, but it’s becoming obvious that smartphone companies need to build their phones to record horizontally even if you hold it vertically as we can do with the Flip.

After all, it’s easier to hold the phone with one hand when it’s in the vertical position.

In this video, which I am unable to tell where and when it took place, a cop has a motorcyclist pulled over, who insists on recording with his cell phone.

The cop, who appears to be waiting for another cop, can’t stand it anymore and finally pounces on the man. The last words we hear before the clip ends is, “You are being de …”

We can only imagine he was being detained.

I’m sure by morning, readers will have provided the rest of the story.

UPDATE: It has since been determined this is an LAPD cop.

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Stop Profiling Bikers

Police, FBI and others want to use these laws against normal people who work for a living and enjoy their motorcycle but than anything they want to do away with the lifestyle of the biker. For those of you who don’t live this lifestyle, if you are not in it you will never understand or get what it is all about. It is this lack of knowledge that feeds the ignorance of Law Enforcement Officials, Media, Society and Politicians. From this ignorance comes unjust laws that discriminate against a group people who are just like anyone else but choose to form a brotherhood or fraternity that signifies their way of life.

And for the this way of life that we choose to live we have been deemed “Gang Members”, which by their definition means:  Is a group of three or more individuals who engage in criminal activity and identify themselves with a common name or sign.

This could apply to Law Enforcement, NFL Teams, NBA Teams, Professional Soccer Teams, United States Postal Service, UPS, FED Ex; I think you get the point. Any establishment that wears a uniform and it’s members are involved in or commit crime(s) while under or acting for that entity is and can be considered a “Gang”. For instance Law Enforcement Officers commit crimes daily, on a regular basis. Why do they not fall under this law? And face the same punishment, they should be held to a higher standard as they are responsible for up-holding the laws which so many of them break on a regular basis. They violate people’s Constitutional Rights, falsely imprison people and even kill people.  Which brings me to the next law out there:

“‘CHAPTER 26—CRIMINAL STREET GANGS

‘‘Sec.
‘‘521. Criminal street gang prosecutions.
13 ‘‘§ 521. Criminal street gang prosecutions
14 ‘‘(a) STREET GANG CRIME.—Whoever commits, or
15 conspires, threatens or attempts to commit, a gang crime
16 for the purpose of furthering the activities of a criminal
17 street gang, or gaining entrance to or maintaining or in-
18 creasing position in such a gang, shall, in addition to being
19 subject to a fine under this title—

The professional sports teams all have a sign or symbol and wearing colors and uniforms, and commit crimes on and off the field or court. Why is there not justice there? We even video and play back there moments of violence over and over on TV. On that’s right their commissioner issues them a fine. That sounds really fair and just. And these are the people who “society” says we should have our kids look up to, along with cops who break them laws as well.

Then there is the “Biker” who gets the special treatment of: According to the FBI – VIOLENT GANG TASK FORCES target violent street gangs and their associates responsible for gang-related criminal activity. Additionally, they place a specific emphasis on the identification of the major violent street gangs/drug enterprises which pose significant threats to the integrity of our society. The FBI is identifying and targeting violent street gangs as a priority matter by utilizing SSTFs.

They have formed special task forces to go around and harass, violate basic Civil Rights and in some cases cause bodily hard or kill “Bikers”. This is our Justice System, which they say is not broken nor does it need to be reexamined. Despite people being released from jail after years of incarceration on a case that was falsely filed, false evidence and cops who lied about what happened.

Police do profile bikers, you can deny this, make whatever excuse you want to but Police Profiling Bikers is very in the United States of American. Just like Racism back in the day when Police Profiled Blacks, Police are doing it in 2013 but this time their target is Bikers of all races.

Don’t get me wrong I understand that there are criminals who ride bikes (motorcycles) but that does not mean everyone on a motorcycle is a criminal. Police have always used this type of mentality, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck it must be a duck, so arrest it. If that is the case then take a look at these links and information on Police Biker Clubs:

2 Investigators, BGA: Suburban Cops Form Motorcycle Club

MELROSE PARK, Ill. (CBS) — On-duty, they are police officers who took an oath to enforce the law.

Off-duty, they formed a motorcycle club that looks like it supports outlaw biker gangs.

And as Pam Zekman reports with the Better Government Association, law enforcement officials say they can’t do both

The Outlaws, an infamous motorcycle club known for violence used to protect its turf.

But when Melrose Park Police Sgt Nunzio Maiello founded the Reapers motorcycle club in 2005 he “actually reached out to the outlaws,a motorcycle club that’s been labeled a criminal enterprise by the justice department, to essentially ask permission to ride so there wouldn’t be any altercations,” said BGA Investigator Andy Shaw.

The Reapers also wore patches saying support the Outlaws. Not a good idea says an ATF agent who infiltrated criminal biker clubs.

“That signifies that they’re affiliated with or aligned with the Outlaws,” said the agent.

Then there’s the Reapers name and logo similar to the Grim Reapers, involved in everything from “drug distribution to violent beatings, home invasions, rapes and bombings,” said the ATF agent.

At least six Melrose park cops joined the Reapers despite all the controversial images.

A problem for David Bradford former president of the Illinois Association of Police Chiefs.

“If I raise my hand and I say to the public I swear to uphold the United States constitution, the laws of the community in which I live, and then I turn around and go out and I affiliate myself with an organization that is openly against what I held up my hand and swore to you. “How can you do that?” said Bradford

Bradford says a bar fight at Josephine’s Bar in Villa Park underscores the conflict.

A Villa Park Police report describes the battery of an off-duty Villa Park fireman allegedly hit and injured by a group of Reapers including Melrose Park Cops.

“The conflict was my responsibility as a police officer to preserve the peace,” said Bradford.

Melrose Park prohibits police from engaging in conduct that is unbecoming for an office or reflects unfavorably on the department.

CBS 2 showed Melrose Park Police Chief Sam Pitassi the findings

“I was deeply disturbed by it. This is not the image we want to portray,” he said.

His ultimatum.

“Do you want to be in a motorcycle club or do to want to be a policeman?”

Late last week, the cops disbanded the Reapers. Sgt Maiello told his chief they never intended to give a negative impression to the public. He said, they intended to have a drug and crime free club that promoted motorcycle safety.

The Reapers told CBS 2 they were not affiliated with the Outlaws, but wore the patches for protection. There were no charges in the bar fight because the firefigher would not press charges.

CBS 2 found no evidence that they violated any laws.

Here is a prime example of the type of injustice Police are involved in, this club has been involved in criminal activity do they fall under the “Gang” definition?

More of them:

http://www.motorcycleclubsindex.com/law_enforcement.asp

B.A.D. Bikers Against Discrimination PREVIEW

Biker gets 14 years for police chase following San Bruno fire

A motorcyclist who led San Bruno police on a high-speed chase down the Peninsula was sentenced to 14 years and eight months in prison for hitting and dragging an officer who spotted him lingering around the scene of the city’s deadly 2010 explosion and fire

Paul Anthony Lee, 36, faced up to 19 years and eight months in prison after a jury convicted the second-striker of evading a police officer, battery on an officer and assault on an officer with a deadly weapon, in reference to his vehicle.

The jury deliberated less than a day before returning its verdict in September 2012, two years after the incident. He had been free on a $100,000 property bond but was taken into custody once convicted.

Lee’s case made headlines because it was the first case linked to the deadly gas line explosion and fire that significantly damaged the Glenview neighborhood and killed eight. A San Bruno police officer and gang enforcement officer securing the area spotted Lee and a woman on his motorcycle at the end of the fire scene hours after the Sept. 9, 2010 blaze erupted. One officer, checking on Lee’s intent, asked him to dismount the bike but he instead sped away. An officer grabbed Lee’s jacket and was dragged several feet before Lee drove over his foot and sped up to 60 mph through the city to Highway 101. The chase ended in San Carlos when the motorcycle died and Lee was apprehended.

Lee reportedly told authorities after his arrest he was riding around the scene to look at the remains and fled out of fear because of previous convictions. At the time of his latest arrest, Lee was on parole for having been sent to prison in 2003 for possession of a controlled substance and a firearm, in 2005 for attempted kidnapping of his ex-girlfriend in front of her family and in 2009 for possession of methamphetamine.

Prior to sentencing on the new case, Lee sought a new trial on the basis of ineffective counsel but, after a five-hour hearing that included testimony from his original defense attorney, Judge Lisa Novak denied the request. She also denied the defense request to dismiss the prior strike conviction from sentencing consideration.

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Negative Press The Daily Journal

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San Mateo County gangs once stayed on their own turf, operating by world of mouth and using baseball bats as weapons.

Now, gangs travel, text message plans and use full arsenals of guns, machetes and even throwing stars to attack one another, according to the local law enforcement who say they must also evolve to keep the criminals in check.

Part of that cache was on display Friday as the San Mateo County Gang Task Force, a multi-city, multi-agency group, highlighted the 461 arrests, 61 weapons and thousands of grams of drugs seized during its annual 16-week summer crackdown. The county’s gang activity, particularly associated homicides, is quite different now from before the task force’s inception six years ago, according to Sheriff Greg Munks. Instead of the 16 gang-related murders the year before the county launched the task force, the average is now two to three.

Munks said he was publicizing the group’s work now to show that even in these tough budgetary times, it continues operating successfully using its own resources.

San Mateo County has approximately 2,700 validated gang members, said Detective Sgt. Leo Capovilla of the Sheriff’s Office Gang Intelligence and Investigation Unit.

Munks and Capovilla said the county will never be completely free of gangs but the task force is keeping it under control. The task force hits the streets daily for 16 weeks each summer, then monthly for maintenance. The numbers of arrests and seizures are up this year but Capovilla credits that to greater training and policing as much as increased gang activity. The task force seized 33 guns this summer and Colma Police Chief Robert Lotti said “these are not little pea shooters.”

Displayed in front of Lotti were other souvenirs of the task force efforts: blades, handguns, red and blue baseball bats, semi-automatic weapons, swords hidden in canes — even a heavy piece of rebar attached to a handle.

The world of modern gangs is a far cry from two decades ago when Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said he prosecuted his first gang case which involved two baseball bats and a golf club. The danger now has escalated and the task force should be commended for facing it, said Wagstaffe, who will take over as district attorney at the end of the year.

One new twist to gang culture is “net banging,” in which phones and texting is used to change plans and arrange crimes, Capovilla said.

After Los Angeles’ gang problem exploded, officials there warned others not to make the same mistake of not addressing it early before future members even hit junior high, he said.

The task force now combines its searches and field contacts with school and diversion programs, Capovilla said.

Wagstaffe said there are statistics available on how many of the summer’s arrests lead to prosecution and conviction but that gang case filings are up. Conviction rates, too, are higher than those of other crimes.

The flip side of the task force’s success is challenges housing the gang members in the county jail. The overall population can include up to 20 percent gangmember which must be separated so that Sureños and Norteños don’t battle. However, if too many of one gang are housed together they try taking over the pod, Munks said.

On top of existing overcrowding at the jail, the gang aspect adds another layer of concern but that does not mean suspects will be turned away or released unnecessarily, he said.

“There’s always room at the inn when it comes to getting violent criminals off the street,” Munks said.

 

GANG TASK IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

It never ceases to amaze me that no one investigates the allegations of abuse by gang task force, mainstream media is quick to throw headlines together about gang task force arrested bikers as gang members, but you will never see a headline that tells the truth about how gang task force officers violate on a daily basis, the civil rights and constitutional right of bikers.  What will it take for government oversight to look into the illegal activities and actions of these unconstitutional groups of law enforcement.297902_10201025299862636_652253574_n

 

The members of these groups operate off of bad information in a poorly educated as to what a gang member really is, they harass and target anyone who wears a patch or has any type of support gear, patches, and stickers on their person, vehicles or motorcycles.  These groups are highly unconstitutional in the way they carry out their duties.

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This document alone shows that they are basically standing in the dark and tried to pin gang titles on motorcycle club members.  Their intelligence to put it frankly is a joke.  They have no clue what they are doing, nor do they have any of their facts straight.

 

Dallas Biker Allegedly Arrested for His Helmet Cam

One Dallas biker wasn’t looking for trouble, but he found it when he was pulled over by a Deputy Sheriff. The officer first claims that he is making the arrest to confiscate the biker’s helmet camera, but changes his mind mid-arrest. We spoke to the biker’s attorney to find out more details on this wild story.

Dallas Biker Allegedly Arrested for His Helmet Cam.

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LA Calendar Show 2012 – No Patches “These idiots do nothing for the community”

The biker/motorcycle lifestyle has been around since the 20th Century, where it got it’s simple start from soldiers as they returned from the war and found the motorcycle to be a way to help them coupe with things. This is a brief explanation of the how this way of life got started but the focus here is that it was a simple beginning.

As years have gone by and the biker/motorcycle lifestyle has gone and evolved into movement that reaches around the world. Unfortunately, we have leaches, fakes, thieves and others who portray themselves as members and supports of this way community and lifestyle so that they may turn a profit.

With that said many of you have attended the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show started out as a great “biker” event in Long Beach California. But as most of you know over the years Law Enforcement has been putting “illegal” stipulations on events and business owners to not allow “colors or patches” into their events or establishments. This is a questionable practice that discriminates against “bikers, motorcyclists and club members” who choose to wear a certain type of clothing or dress a certain way. Below is some information that you may find interesting about the LA Calendar Show. Also beware the guy is trying to throw people with miss stated where the event will be by posting the Calabasas Inn and Calabasas Country Club as the possible locations.

From FastDates.com
LA Calendar Show’s Club Color Policy:
The LA Calendar Motorcycle Show when held at the Queen Mary in Long Beach the last 11 years, always had a “No Colors” rule required and enforced by the Long Beach Police and the Queen Mary property holders, not the LA Calendar Show

Now that the Calendar Show is moving to a the Calabasas Inn, (Corrected after looking at their website) we can and do allow in anyone and on our website it clearly states it is “Open to all Club Colors. But it also says we will not allow in “Outlaw Club Colors” – because some outlaw biker gangs are back on a killing spree recently. And last month 17 Vagos were arrested by an L.A.P.D. task force for drug trafficking and murder.

The LA Calendar Show has a legal and moral right to protect our spectators, the neighborhood and the community where the Show takes place, and to keep out known criminal gangs and murders. And not have group of straight pipe Harleys riding into a quiet upscale residential neighborhood and Country Club on a Sunday morning with illegal bikes.

We are requesting the LAPD and CHP to patrol the residential roads coming to the Show to enforce the California Vehicle Codes, and assure all spectators coming to the show will not be harassed.

The owners and promoter of the LA Calendar Show explains here why he does not want club members to attend his event:

“This controversy started because a bike club organizer who we gave much free exhibitor space to at past shows to bring in his sportbike clubs, I had to reduce his free space for his clubs this year. This pissed him off and started him off on this boycott campaign. In a free county he can do anything he wants.

We tried to reason with him, and we did remove the ban posted on our website regarding banning Outlaw Colors for a few days, but then he came back and demanded a written apology from us on our website and Facebook, and an open invitation to the Vagos and Hells Angles to attend the Show. Which is not going to happen.

These idiots do nothing for the community, they break the laws and annoy people with their presence, and they do not spend money with our vendors and exhibitors at the Show. These known outlaw gangs only go to bike events in groups to intimidate people and bolster their egos, and steal motorcycles out of the parking lots.

This boycott campaign helps assure that no outlaw gang members in colors will come to the Calendar Show, and assures it will be a safe event for everyone who does come. So in effect, they are helping to get the word out to the very people we don’t want at the Show, not to come

Anything you can do to get the word out that the Calendar Show wants to protect our fellow motorcyclists and give them a great day of entertainment would be greatly appreciated. We do not violate anyone’s civil rights. We are at a Private County Club which like any fine restaurant, school or work environment does have a dress code. And it will be enforced as we see fit.”

As a member of the biker/motorcycle lifestyle I find this very disturbing, what’s next will they decide to not allow Blacks and Mexicans because they according to “criminal statics” commit more crimes than other races. He is so proud to say he is not discriminating anyone’s “civil rights”, this type of person and this type of thinking is disturbing because language is selective discrimination.

BEHIND THE SCENES

The promoter of the LA Calendar Show/FastDates.com is quick to be so judge Bikers/Motorcycle Club Members as criminals and murders when he is a “PORN PEDDLER“.

I took the liberty to search around his site and click on various links that his has on his site and look what I found:

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These are some of the links that are found on his site which take you to other site which have this type of material on them.

Don’t get me wrong I personally don’t think Porn and naked ladies too, it is not bad but when you are pointing fingers at Bikers/Motorcycle Club Members calling them criminals and murders but you are making a profit off of the “Lifestyle” that these same Bikers/Motorcycle Clubs pave the way for you and all the rest of us to enjoy.And just like Hollywood you take advantage of the ‘Lifestyle” and turn a profit off of it by dissecting it and choosing what parts you want to take advantage of just like MTV and producers of the reality show Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory.

So, the LA Calendar Show/ FastDates.com which will be as I see it discriminating against Bikers/Motorcycle Club Members from attending it’s 2012 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show & Concours d’ Elegance at the Calabasas Inn – Sunday July 22nd. I amazed that a guy who promotes himself as a being Mr. “Calabasas Country Club” and so worried about the safety of residences of the neighborhood and people who will be attending that is “family” oriented has so much pornographic material and links on his website which is easily assessable to children under the age.

SHAME ON YOU!

Russ Brown, who is so openly in support of the LA Calendar Show/FastDates.com and always has his booth at these shows where he tries to sell that he is a “Biker” attorney, it takes more than just riding a motorcycle to belong to this “lifestyle” you got to earn it by standing up against those who try to rob us of our basic freedoms, to ride and wear what we want. You obviously did not get this memo.

If you would like to express your feelings please free to contact the man behind all this:

Gianatsis Design, 4801 Reforma Road, Woodland Hills, CA 91364 USA
Phone (01) 818.223.8550 • Fax (01) 818.223.8590 • JGDesign@FastDates.com

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Preventing Police Abuse

SOME OPERATING ASSUMPTIONS

  THE BAD NEWS…..is that police abuse is a serious problem. It has a long history, and it seems to defy all attempts at eradication.
 The problem is national — no police department in the country is known to be completely free of misconduct — but it must be fought locally. The nation’s 19,000 law enforcement agencies are essentially independent. While some federal statutes that specify criminal penalties for willful violations of civil rights and conspiracies to violate civil rights, the United States Department of Justice has been insufficiently aggressive in prosecuting cases of police abuse.
 There are shortcomings, too, in federal law itself, which does not permit “pattern and practice” lawsuits. The battle against police abuse must, therefore, be fought primarily on the local level.
 THE GOOD NEWS…..is that the situation is not hopeless. Policing has seen much progress. Some reforms do work, and some types of abuse have been reduced. Today, among both police officials and rank and file officers it is widely recognized that police brutality hinders good law enforcement.
This is why I have made this site, if we don’t start documenting police abuse we will never win this fight against dirty cops who stop bikers or motorcyclist, violate our rights, harassment of people who wear support clothing, profiling club members wearing their vest, beat us, search our bikes & person, arrest us on fake charges; this site is for you so lets make it work for us. All information is protect and will used to show that there are dirty cops, where they are, which departments are allowing profiling. I am prepared to fight, I will fight this fight by my self if I must, I welcome all who will stand with me and we can make a difference.
To fight police abuse effectively, you must have realistic expectations. You must not expect too much of any one remedy because no single remedy will cure the problem. A “mix” of reforms is required. And even after citizen action has won reforms, your community must keep the pressure on through monitoring and oversight to ensure that the reforms are actually implemented.
 Nonetheless, even one person, or a small group of persistent people, can make a big difference. Sometimes outmoded and abusive police practices prevail largely because no one has ever questioned them. In such cases, the simple act of spotlighting a problem can have a powerful effect that leads to reform. Just by raising questions, one person or a few people — who need not be experts — can open up some corner of the all-too-secretive and insular world of policing to public scrutiny. Depending on what is revealed, their inquiries can snowball into a full blown examination by the media, the public and politicians.
II. GETTING STARTED: IDENTIFYING THE PROBLEM:
 You’ve got to address specific problems. The first step, then, is to identify exactly what the police problems are in your city. What’s wrong with your police department is not necessarily the same as what’s wrong in another city. Police departments are different in size, quality of management, local traditions and the severity of problems. Some departments are gravely corrupt; others are relatively “clean” but have poor relations with community residents. Also, a city’s political environment, which affects both how the police operate and the possibilities for achieving reform, is different in every city. For example, it is often easier to reform police procedures in cities that have a tradition of “good government,” or in cities where minorities are well organized politically.
The range of police problems includes:
Excessive use of deadly force.
Excessive use of physical force.
Discriminatory patterns of arrest.
Patterns of harassment of such “undesirables” as the homeless, youth, minorities and gays, including aggressive and discriminatory use of the “stop-and-frisk” and overly harsh enforcement of petty offenses.
Chronic verbal abuse of citizens, including racist, sexist and homophobic slurs.
Discriminatory non-enforcement of the law, such as the failure to respond quickly to calls in low-income areas, and half-hearted investigations of domestic violence, rape or hate crimes.
Spying on political activists.
Employment discrimination — in hiring, promotion and assignments, and internal harassment of minority, women and gay or lesbian police personnel.
The “code of silence” and retaliation against officers who report abuse and/or support reforms.
 Overreaction to “gang” problems, which is driven by the assumption that most or all associational activity is gang-related. This includes illegal mass stops and arrests, and demanding photo IDs from young men based on their race and dress instead of their criminal conduct.
 The “war on drugs,” with its overboard searches and other tactics that endanger innocent bystanders. This “war” wastes scarce resources on unproductive “buy and bust” operations to the neglect of more promising community-based approaches.
Lack of accountability, such as the failure to discipline or prosecute abusive officers, and the failure to deter abuse by denying promotions and/or particular assignments because of prior abusive behavior.
 Crowd control tactics that infringe on free expression rights and lead to unnecessary use of physical force.
III. GATHER THE FACTS
 The first thing to bear in mind about the “homework” community residents have to do in order to build a strong case for reform is that obtaining the most relevant information on the activities of your police department can be a tough task. In answer to critics, police chiefs often cite various official data to support their claim that they are really doing a great job. “Look at the crime rate,” they say, “it’s lower than in other cities.” Or: “My department’s arrest rate is much higher than elsewhere.” The catch is that these data, though readily available to citizens, are deeply flawed, while the most telltale information is not always easy to get.
 FORGET The “Crime Rate.” The “crime rate” figures cited by government officials are based on the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) system, which has several serious flaws. To name only a few: First, the UCR only measures reported crime.
Complaint form, this the most powerful tool you can against police abuse. I have made this form for you so all the incidents of police abuse can be documented.
Second, since the system is not independently audited there are no meaningful controls over how police departments use their crime data. Police officers can and do “unfounded” crimes, meaning they decide that no crime occurred. They also “downgrade” crimes — for example, by officially classifying a rape as an assault. Third, reports can get “lost,” either deliberately or inadvertently.
SIDEBAR: OPEN RECORDS LAWS

Each of the 50 states has a freedom of information act or an open records law. Virtually all such laws were enacted post-Watergate, in the mid-1970’s. Under these laws, community groups can request and obtain access to police reports, investigations, policies and tape recordings regarding a controversial incident, such as a beating, shooting, or false arrest. If the police refuse to disclose information to representatives of your community, that refusal in itself should become the focus of organizing and public attention. Ultimately, your community can sue to compel disclosure, unless the records you seek are specifically exempted.

STRATEGY #4: EDUCATE THE PUBLIC
PROFILE: Police Practices Project, ACLU of Northern California The Police Practices Project conducts education programs to teach citizens about their constitutional rights. One aspect of the police abuse problem, the project believes, is that the police tend to abuse certain people partly because they think these individuals don’t know their rights, or don’t know how to assert their rights. The project also believes that its programs have the added advantage of recruiting groups and individuals to work in police reform campaigns.

The project also publishes wallet-size cards in English, Spanish and Chinese that inform citizens about what to do or say in encounters with the police. These cards have been widely distributed in the community. (One card-holder reported that he pulled out his card when confronted by a police officer, only to have the officer reach into his wallet and pull out his own copy of the same card!)

The project believes that individual citizens and community groups become informed about police policies just by participating in the preparation of educational materials and training sessions. That participation also fosters awareness about particular areas of police practice that need reform. Most important, education empowers even the most disenfranchised people and helps deter the police from treating them abusively.

If Your Are Stopped in Your Car

Show your driver’s license and registration upon request. You can in certain cases be searched without a warrant so long as the police have probable cause.
To protect yourself later, you should make it clear that you do not consent to a search.
If you are given a ticket, you should sign it, otherwise you can be arrested. You can always fight the case in court later.
If you are suspected of drunken driving and refuse a blood, urine or breath test, your driving license can be suspended.
If You Are Arrested or Taken to a Police Station You have the right to remain silent and talk to a lawyer before you talk to the police. Tell the police nothing except your name and address. Do not give explanations, excuses or stories. You can make your defense in court based on what you and your lawyer decide is best.
Ask to see a lawyer immediately. If you cannot pay for a lawyer, you have a right to a free one, and you should ask the police how the lawyer can be contacted. Do not talk without a lawyer.

Source: Bikers of America see full document.

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Police Ask Christian Bikers To Leave Public Fair

Two members of the Bikers for Christ ministry were told by police to leave a public street fair in Manteca, Calif., for wearing vests that displayed the organization’s colors and patches.

While Billy Rogers and Steve Wilson walked around Manteca’s annual Pumpkin Fair Sunday, they were approached by two officers who told them they weren’t allowed to wear the organization’s colors while on the event grounds.

“Steve took his vest off. I took mine off and turned mine inside out in the presence of the two officers,” Rogers told The Christian Post Monday. He said one of the officers, a sergeant, was okay with the change, so he sent the two men on their way.

After walking around for a while, Rogers and Wilson decided to leave. Walking toward their bikes as they left the event, the two decided to put their vests back on as they would normally wear them. He said they were about 100 feet away from exiting the grounds when the same two officers approached them again, only this time they did so “aggressively” and “abruptly.”

Rogers told the officers that he and Wilson were on their way back to their motorcycles after the sergeant told them they had to leave. He asked the sergeant why, if there was a dress code, there weren’t any visible signs stating it. He also asked the officers why it was an issue for them to wear the Christian ministry’s colors when there was a beer garden, where people were getting drunk, in the middle of the fair.

After Rogers asked his questions, he said, the sergeant told him he didn’t need to know the answers and the issue wasn’t up for discussion.

“At that point his partner put his hand on his gun,” Rogers said. He and Wilson then turned around and walked to their bikes, even though the officer did not take the weapon out of its holster.

Once they arrived at the place where their bikes were parked, they sent a text message to Dave Bates, the Central Valley Chapter Elder of Bikers for Christ.

“I was appalled at the fact that they were asked to leave because of the Christian patch on our vests. It makes no sense to me,” Bates told The Christian Post.

He said though they may not have been discriminating against Christians specifically, singling out bikers with dress codes isn’t fair.

“Discrimination is discrimination either way,” he said.

In a letter to the editor of the Manteca Bulletin, Bates wrote, “It is the purpose of our ministry to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost section of society, the biker world, that society has chosen not to associate with. This ministry has been operating for 21 years with no problems. I was under the impression that profiling was against the law.”

Dave Bricker, chief of police for the Manteca Police Department, said the dress code is in place to prevent gang violence. The event’s rules, he said, have been in place for 10 years.

“Like many cities, Manteca experiences gang violence, including a recent gang homicide,” Bricker wrote in an email to The Christian Post. “The area has also experienced significant violence from outlaw motorcycle clubs including … the recent shoot out in a crowded Sparks Nevada Casino resulting in the death of a member of the Hell’s Angels MC. In order to diminish the likelihood of issues that could result in violence at this event, the dress code was enforced fairly and equally.”

“While I am confident that the members of this Christian Club would have had only the best interest of the community at heart … I cannot say that for the other outlaw clubs that may have seen their colors,” he added. “In the interest of the safety of the community and the event the ‘no colors’ rules were enforced.”

Source: Christian Post

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