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California Harley-Davidson Dealership Bans Club Colors at Special Event

By William E. Weiss |

A Harley-Davidson dealership in California agreed to declare a ban on “club colors or cuts” as a condition of receiving a permit for a special event to be held at the dealership. The condition is another affront on the First Amendment rights of bikers, and is especially shocking coming from a company that has… Read More »

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Trial Set to Begin for Club Member Accused of Murder in Twin Peaks Shootout

By William E. Weiss |

A deadly 2015 fight between rival motorcycle clubs at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco has resulted in the local district attorney treating the fight as an opportunity to hobble the clubs. The cases against the club members accused have been dogged by controversy, with one judge recusing himself and another defense attorney seeking… Read More »

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Resolution against Motorcycle Profiling Before Committees in House and Senate

By William E. Weiss |

Earlier this year, several members of the US Congress introduced a resolution which would address the burgeoning trend of motorcycle profiling across the US. Motorcycle rights groups have called on bikers to contact their local representatives and ask them to support the resolution. Identical versions of the bill on motorcycle profiling were introduced in… Read More »

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National Council of Clubs Fights Back against Discriminatory Policy & Wins

By William E. Weiss |

A recent story out of Colorado’s Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, one of the most popular destinations in the country for seasoned riders, provides a source of encouragement that motivated individuals can fight back against unfair motorcycle club discrimination. Public actors, but not private businesses, must uphold constitutional rights As we have documented here… Read More »

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Insurer Revokes Policy on Basis of Motorcycle Club Activity

By William E. Weiss |

In a startling turn of events, State Farm has declined to provide insurance coverage to a clubhouse due to the fact that the business housed in the clubhouse was “engaged in motorcycle clubs.” Should this practice spread to other areas of the country or insurers, it could have a massive negative impact on motorcycle… Read More »

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Motorcycle Rights Activists Claim to Have Proof that FBI Uses Local Cops to Monitor Clubs

By William E. Weiss |

Any longtime member of a motorcycle club probably has their suspicions regarding whether police unfairly target riders wearing three-piece club patches. Many riders have experienced blatant biker profiling again and again. A recently-released video from the Motorcycle Profiling Project gives greater credence to claims of profiling, and even indicates that local police may be… Read More »

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Idaho Profiling Bill Rejected, Despite Success of Such Bills and Evidence of Profiling

By William E. Weiss |

While law enforcement frequently claim that they don’t engage in the practice, motorcycle profiling appears to be alive and well across the country. Despite the fact that profiling can be an infringement of citizens’ Constitutional rights under the 1st, 4th, and 14th Amendments, lawmaking bodies are doing little to prevent this practice. Rejection of… Read More »

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Idaho House of Representatives Passes Bill Banning Motorcycle Profiling

By William E. Weiss |

The House of Representatives of Idaho has recently passed a bill which makes it illegal for police to detain motorcycle riders based solely on profiling. The bill is one of several that is currently under consideration by legislatures across the country, indicating a growing awareness of unfair treatment of clubs and riders by law… Read More »

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Latest Motorcycle Accident Statistics Show a Bright Spot for California Yet Riders Overall Still Face Greater Risks

By William E. Weiss |

Motorcycle crash data from 2015, as reported last year by the Governors’ Highway Safety Association, showed a ten percent increase over the previous year in motorcycle fatalities nationwide. However, data from the same period showed that motorcycle deaths actually went down in California by seven percent. This is good news for California riders, but… Read More »

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I Didn’t Know That

By William E. Weiss |

Guest Contributor: Darryl Weiss Many times you may do or say something to an individual with a disability that you may or may not know can be irritating or just downright rude. In this article I hope to explain some of these actions and exactly why they can be off-putting. You see someone in… Read More »

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