Top cop toy run the last

Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart will not ride in any more toy runs. The Commissioner took part in the Ipswich Toy Run on Sunday that attracted more than 800 bikes. The event, run by the Lockyer Branch of the Ulysses Club, came under fire from some critics claiming the Commissioner would turn it into a …

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Ipswich toy run goes ahead as planned with top cop

The 17th annual Ipswich Toy Run will go ahead tomorrow as planned despite rumours it had been cancelled because Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart will take part. Social media has been alive with rumours saying that the “political stunt” had caused the toy run to be cancelled. However, organiser and Ulysses Lockyer Branch secretary Ian …

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Business card & ‘TCB’ patch in VLAD ‘haul’

So far, only 10 charges have been laid under Queensland’s Vicious Lawless Associates Disestablishment (VLAD) Act and various amendments to other laws … and a “TCB” patch confiscated. Deputy Police Commissioner Brett Pointing seems to think that is the measure of success that justifies the draconian laws which have stomped on the civil rights of …

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Even BMW riders affected by bikie crackdown

In a room full of leather-vested Queensland motorcycle club members, who do you think the guy in shorts represents? Give yourself an elephant stamp if you said the BMW Motorcycle Club of Queensland! Yes, the man in shorts at the meeting this week of motorcycle clubs and the Police Minister and Police Commissioner was, indeed, …

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‘Logical flaw’ in ride register

There is a “logical flaw” in the Queensland Police voluntary ride register, according to the Australian Motorcycle Council. The online and phone register has so far attracted 15 clubs to register 25 rides with the police to avoid being harassed or intercepted by the police. However, AMC representative Tony Ellis has pointed out what he …

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Anti-bikie laws ‘hamper police’

Queensland police are in jeopardy of losing the support and goodwill of motorcycle riders over pressure to enact new powers under the so-called “world’s toughest anti-bikie laws”. Under the laws, innocent recreational riders have been harassed by police and mistakenly intercepted. While tabling in Parliament an anti-bikie laws petition started on this website, Shadow Minister …

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Bikers reject ride register

Bikers are dead against registering their ride with Queensland Police, yet clubs are registering rides. A MotorbikeWriter poll attracting 663 respondents has found 615 or 93% said they would not register their ride. The voluntary register process was proposed last month by Police Commissioner Ian Stewart at a meeting with recreational riders concerned about becoming …

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Should you register your ride?

The Queensland Police have set up a register for recreational rides. It was suggested by Police Commissioner Ian Stewart at a meeting with rider groups last month as a way for innocent recreational rider groups to avoid unwanted and misdirected attention of police searching for “vicious lawless associates” to disestablish under the new anti-bikie laws, …

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Police wrongly target innocent riders

Senior police experienced in dealing with criminal motorcycle members are having difficulty picking between the innocent and potentially guilty, according to a riders‘ group boss. Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland president Chris Mearns says Police Commissioner Ian Stewart told a group of riders‘ representatives last Thursday that innocent riders were being caught up in the …

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