THE PROFILING OF MOTORCYCLE CLUBS AND RIDERS
IN MY OPINION: The U.S. Justice Department and various police agencies have decided they have the power to classify any motorcycle club they choose as a “Criminal Organization.” They believe this action then allows them to selectively Profile those organizations. The Profiling of America’s motorcycle clubs sets a double standard. Moreover, governmental profiling violates the very principles America was founded on.
What is their justification for Motorcycle profiling?
The Justice Department and law enforcement claim the profiling is justified because of a history of criminal activity by some members.
This standard would make anyone who belongs to, or associates with, an organization responsible for criminal conduct by other members.
Why isn’t this standard applied to the Federal and State Agencies below?
News Media Reports show that:
(1. ) US Border patrol members have been found guilty of numerous crimes including child molestation, rape, robbery, drugs and numerous other serious offenses.
(2. Large numbers of Pentagon employees were caught using federal credit cards for gambling, adult entertainment and prostitution.
(3.) The F.B.I. admitted being responsible for supplying false and misleading evidence in 225 cases, with 18 death penalty convictions, 12 of which were executed.
(4.) 1,600 I.R.S. employees were reported guilty of falsifying personal income returns
(5.) “Police crimes are not uncommon,” researchers found.
A new study finds that hundreds of police officers are arrested each year for the same sorts of crimes they are supposed to be thwarting. The study, believed to be the first of its kind, was conducted by researchers at Bowling Green State University and funded by the National Institute of Justice, which released the report this month. Researchers identified 6,724 cases involving the arrests of 5,545 sworn officers across the nation between 2005 and 2011.
Profiling has been a tool used by dictatorial governments for centuries to prosecute and even murder their citizens.
Profiling violates the freedom of association clause of the 1st Amendment; the due process clause of the 5th Amendment and the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment of any individual wearing that organizations insignia.
The government’s profiling of the motorcycle community violates the US Constitution, the Bill Of Rights and the protections guaranteed to every individual American Citizen.
Unlawful profiling is done to intimidate and discourage America’s bikers from enjoying the freedom and protection guaranteed by the Constitution. Such tactics are used by our governments against a growing group of citizens who ride Motorcycles.
Let me show you the standards of conduct for the government as stated by the U.S. Supreme Court; and the consequences it warned about if those standards are not followed:
“Decency, security, and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizens. In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for the law; it invites everyman to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.” Omstead v United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928) (emphases added}.
Profiling is and has been the tool used by dictatorial governments for centuries. History always repeats itself when members of a society allow their government to selectively target, punish and deny a group their citizen’s rights by standing quietly by without objection.
“Profiling” is a crime! Let us not forget that we also have a Constitutional Right to seek Redress from the Government for these unlawful actions. We can no longer remain silent while these government lawbreakers deny motorcycle riders equal protection under the law.
My question for you is: How can our government employees so callously violate the Oath they swore to protect and defend the constitution?
As spokesman for the Florida Council Of Clubs, I would like to invite the concerned biker population of Florida to join us in this fight for our rights. Standing together we can and will reclaim our rights.
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