What Is Profiling?

“Biker Profiling” refers to the discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on the individual’s appearance, when police single out motorcycle riders or those dressed in typical “biker” gear. Profiling occurs when a law enforcement officer singles out a “person on a motorcycle” with certain characteristics because the officer believes that the class of persons that exhibits the characteristics is more likely than others to commit crimes.

Motorcycle profiling” is defined as using the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle-related paraphernalia as a factor in deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest, or search a person or vehicle with or without legal basis under the United States Constitution.

Many say they have been stopped, questioned, searched, or arrested without legal reason. because they were on a motorcycle, wore motorcycle club support clothing & stickers on their bikes, motorcycle vest with club patches on them, or because they had on clothing of a certain color. Police profiling of “Bikers“, generally, as practiced by police, is the reliance on a group of characteristics they believe to be associated with crime.

This type of “profiling” is used to determine which “motorcyclists” to stop for no reason or minor traffic violations which typically leads to search & seizure for illegal contraband.

Have you been a victim of this type of illegal policing?

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