Posted: September 13, 2016
By Steve Panten
Motorcycle profiling shows up in many different
ways. Whether it's a mandatory motorcycle-only
checkpoint like we have seen in some states, or a
random stop of a motorcyclist for questions about
what they are up to.
ABATE of Wisconsin and the Motorcycle Riders
Foundation have been working jointly along with
motorcyclist's rights organizations from across
the country to address the issue of law
enforcement profiling a road user solely based on
their means of travel or the clothes they wear.
There is a resolution in the House of
Representatives introduced by Wisconsin
Congressman Reid Ribble, that would address the
need for law enforcement agencies to recognize
what would constitute profiling of motorcyclists
and would condemn the practice through training
and written policies. It would also encourage
communication between law enforcement and the
members of the motorcycle community.
Contact your Federal Representatives and ask them
to sign on to House Resolution 831 (H.RES.831) to
protect responsible motorcyclists from the actions
of overreaching law enforcement agencies. It is
urgent that this is done as soon as possible as
the deadline to sign on is approaching quickly.
View Motorcycle Profiling Talking Points .