He calls it motorcycle profiling and he wants it to stop.
That’s the message in Tacoma Democratic Rep. Steve Kirby‘s House Bill 2511.
The bill would direct all police agencies to develop policies to “condemn and prevent” motorcycle profiling. The cops also would have to have written policies against the practice, work with motorcycle groups to address the issue and train all officers.
The bill defines motorcycle profiling like this:
For the purposes of this section, “motorcycle profiling” means using the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle-related paraphernalia as a factor in deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest, or search a person or vehicle with or without legal basis under the United States Constitution or the
9 Washington state Constitution.