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Bikers, Noticing Uptick in Traffic Stops, Raise Issue with Sheriff

By William E. Weiss |

Rather than permit harassing conduct toward their community to continue unchecked, a coalition of motorcyclists in New Mexico has chosen instead to address the issue head-on by requesting a meeting with county sheriffs. Read on to learn more about the ways that motorcycle groups are standing up to the increase in police profiling, and… Read More »

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CALIFORNIA AND SOUTH ALAMEDA COUNTY KNIFE LAW

By William E. Weiss |

Remember that carrying any weapon, even one that’s legal, can cause you a lot of grief with law enforcement.  Cops routinely write tickets and make arrests for things they incorrectly think are illegal, or full well know not to be illegal. Beating a rap in court is great, but better is never being there… Read More »

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CALIFORNIA AND OAKLAND KNIFE LAW

By William E. Weiss |

Remember that carrying any weapon, even one that’s legal, can cause you a lot of grief with law enforcement.  Cops routinely write tickets and make arrests for things they incorrectly think are illegal, or full well know not to be illegal. Beating a rap in court is great, but better is never being there… Read More »

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San Francisco’s Restrictions on Carrying Knives

By William E. Weiss |

In our last post, we discussed California’s laws on carrying knives, including a look at laws specific to the City and County of Los Angeles. The City of San Francisco takes these laws even further. Under SF Police Code Article 17, § 1291(a), the city designates all of the following as “dangerous weapons”: Any… Read More »

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What Are California’s Laws on Knives?

By William E. Weiss |

Many riders carry a weapon, such as a knife or firearm, for personal safety reasons. Unfortunately, California riders must always keep in mind the risk that they will become the target of harassment and unjust profiling by law enforcement officers. This means that even law-abiding riders carrying a weapon should know and understand the… Read More »

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Members of Sonora Police Department Caught Taking Photos of Bike License Plates for “Research”

By William E. Weiss |

A recent incident in Tuolumne County provides a perfect illustration of the type of discriminatory behavior that bikers face at the hands of law enforcement on a regular basis. The incident is all the more frustrating considering that it comes in the wake of the state legislature shelving a bill that would have made… Read More »

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California Legislature Fails to Advance Anti-Profiling Bill, but Biker Discrimination Persists

By William E. Weiss |

Any longtime motorcycle rider or club member can tell you that discrimination against motorcycle riders is alive and well, especially for patch-wearing club members. Club members frustrated about facing unfair consequences for exercising their First Amendment rights of free speech in this manner have long fought to receive fair treatment from members of law… Read More »

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California Lawmakers Consider Bill on Motorcycle Profiling

By William E. Weiss |

After years of waiting, California bikers may finally receive the legal protection from harassment that advocates have been demanding for decades. Two California State Assembly members have recently introduced a bill that would bar law enforcement from unfairly targeting members of motorcycle clubs. Learn more about the proposed law below, and contact a San… Read More »

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Bikers Sue City for Discrimination during “Black Bike Week”

By William E. Weiss |

Two attendees of an annual biker festival in South Carolina have recently paired up with the NAACP to file a lawsuit based on discrimination against black attendees of the festival. Read on to learn more about the lawsuit and the subtle ways that discrimination against bikers of color can manifest, and contact a dedicated… Read More »

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Bandidos Trial Update: Charges against Over a Dozen Club Members Dismissed, DA Recuses Himself

By William E. Weiss |

In yet another development that casts doubt on the integrity of the case, the McLennan County district attorney has now dismissed charges filed against 13 men arrested in conjunction with the 2015 shootout in Waco, Texas. Suspicious timing of dismissal of charges The dismissal came mere hours before a hearing was scheduled to occur… Read More »

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