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Rep. Steve Kirby takes on discrimination against … bikers?

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Jan. 5, 2010 at 5:16 am with 4 Comments »
January 4, 2010 5:18 pm

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.

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  1. the3rdpigshouse says:

    This incompetent is an example of why we need to clean house in Olympia!! The Olympia looney bin has found its leader!! I will bet that Washington has bigger issues to address than “profiling bikers”!!!!!!

  2. LibertyBell says:

    Would this be like the profiling of a Washington State Trooper, D.D. Randall, the Prosecutor, District Judge, Superior Court Judge, and Washington Apellate Court II, who all flunked 6th grade reading comprehension class, shown best by the Washington State Supreme Court in

    State v. Magee?


    Lallas v. Jesus Valdez?

    Discussing training, after the fact is very, very expensive.

    That Ku Klux Act of 1871 (42 U.S.C. 1983) Could only confuse Olympia!

  3. LibertyBell says:

    And was the real lawyer from Washington, also confusing to Olympia?

    365 U.S. 167

    MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.

    This case presents important questions concerning the construction of R.S. § 1979, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 which reads as follows:

    Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any [p169] citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress.

  4. fatuous says:

    “with or without legal basis under the United States Constitution or the
    9 Washington state Constitution.”

    So under this policy the police can not stop anyone in motorcycle clothing, even if they have a legal basis for doing so.

    This doesn’t make any sense to me.

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