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Posted: September 13, 2016

Motorcycle Profiling
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 .


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