Bikers rally in California against profiling

Anti-VLAD Act protests go global

Australia Day protests against the anti-bikie laws in Queensland are going global. Protests will be held in London, Dublin and San Francisco, California. The British Bikers Protest starts at the Ecuadorian embassy, to highlight the plight of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, then moves to Australia House to protest the Newman government’s Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment …

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Taser holstered in police ‘harassment’ case

Claims that police had a taser ready to use on a biker at a service station have proved false. The claims came after the release of a YouTube video of the protracted questioning of Fat Boy rider Jamie Evans. The video has since been viewed more than half a million times and there is no …

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‘Harassed’ motorcycle rider claims innocence

A YouTube video showing the police interception of a Brisbane motorcycle rider has caused a social media frenzy with some critics calling into question the rider’s record. Not that it is anyone’s business, but the rider, Jamie Evans, says he has nothing to hide, even allowing his address and details to be included on the …

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Police say riders have “nothing to fear”

Queensland Police Media has claimed “law-abiding motorcyclists” have nothing to fear from the increase in police presence on our roads. The comment was in response to an incident yesterday in which a rider was intercepted by four police cars for an ID check and then intercepted again by a fifth car for a drug test. …

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VLAD harassment axed

21st licence check a case of harassment?

A YouTube video of several police harassing a rider at a Beenleigh service station with a protracted licence check is not the end of the story. Fat Boy rider Jamie Evans says that after being held up for about 40 minutes by police in five patrol cars, he was pulled over moments later by a …

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Anti-VLAD motorcycle t-shirt a top seller

A t-shirt that says “Get stuffed Newman” is the top seller at the Biker Life store on the Sunshine Coast. Owner Mal McLaren says the $30 t-shirt has been a huge hit, even though he doesn’t believe riders are being hassled as much as some people claim on Facebook. “We found trade dropped off after …

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Freedom Ride ‘start of the battle’ against VLAD laws

  The first Freedom Ride national rally against the VLAD Laws has been a resounding success with close to 3000 in Brisbane and thousands more in 24 simultaneous rides in every state of Australia rallying in support. But the speakers at the festive and boisterous Brisbane rally have declared it is just the start of …

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Riders cop abuse in bikie crackdown

A second funeral has been interrupted by police in the crackdown on declared criminal motorcycle clubs. Like the Townsville incident, a recent Ipswich funeral did not involved any bikies, yet it was interrupted by a police office in “stormtrooper” blue gear who photographed the riders attending to honour the deceased wife of a club member. …

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Charity bike ride may confuse police

Police may be confused by a Gold Cast charity ride next weekend (November 24). The Rebel FM Can Do In-Law Motorbike Ride for Movember sounds dangerously like an outlaw ride since it includes the name of a declared outlaw motorcycle club. But instead of outlaws, the FM station is asking riders to bring an in-law …

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No apology over police harassment

Premier Campbell Newman has not apologised over police harassment of a group of riders on their way to the funeral of a 70-year-old woman who died of cancer. (Read the story.) Instead of apologising for that and police video taping the motorcycle cortege, he has gone on the attack, claiming that the Townsville police were …

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