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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 »

Video reveals motorcycle club police profiling

Daytona Police Department Profiling MC Members, Captured on Tape

By William E. Weiss |

When a group of MC (Motorcycle Club) members wearing their patches at a large biker rally in Daytona Beach, Florida, were stopped and subjected to interrogation by police officers, one club member had the presence of mind to capture the incident on tape. The video became the subject of a letter sent to the… Read More »

In regards to Bandidos mistrial

First Trial Stemming from Bandidos Shooting Incident Ends in Mistrial

By William E. Weiss |

In a previous blog post, we described the controversy surrounding the arrest and charging of over 150 motorcycle club members present at the 2015 fight between members of the Bandidos and Cossacks clubs in Waco, Texas. Despite the claims of bias against judges and district attorneys involved in the prosecution, the first trial of… Read More »

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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 »

Twin peaks shootout trial set to begin

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 »

House of Reps introduce anti-motorcycle profiling resolution

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 »

Motorcycle club insurance denial could have big implications on members of motorcycle clubs

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 »

FBI use local cops to monitor motorcycle club members

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 »

Outlawing Motorcycle profiling Idaho bill rejected

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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