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Motorcyles and gangs per FBI
« on: March 27, 2015, 03:03:15 pm »
From the K1600 forum this is a link to a Washington Post satirical article on an alledged interview conducted by an MSNBC reporter (?) regarding the FBI's position on motorcycle owners.  Worth a read for all us North Americans.  Maybe some of us need to start contacting Senators and Congressmen.  :153:                                                         

http://washingtonpost.com.co/fbi-admits-all-registered-motorcycle-owners-are-on-classified-gang-list/

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Re: Motorcyles and gangs per FBI
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2015, 03:42:06 pm »
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Re: Motorcyles and gangs per FBI
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2015, 04:04:55 pm »
Very interesting.  There are more than 12 million licensed motorcycle riders in the US.  So the FBI has classified 4% of the US population as gang members and is keeping records of those individuals based on their motorcycle licenses.  Can anyone say government out of control?

I also find it interesting that as an attorney licensed to practice in 3 states and several federal courts I have successfully passed multiple background checks.  Must be those bar associations and courts have the proper opinion of the FBI and its data collection habits.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2015, 04:17:20 pm »
I don't have a problem with logical profiling with law enforcement, lets face it, it works. But, this is the most ridicules profiling list that I've ever heard of. Many of the members that I use to ride with in the Goldwing group were either active or retired law enforcement officers and firefighters.

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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2015, 04:23:01 pm »
One thing I learnt about the US when I lived in Austin, is that the US is NOT quite 'the land of the free'......

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2015, 04:24:15 pm »
*Originally Posted by neojynx [+]
One thing I learnt about the US when I lived in Austin, is that the US is NOT quite 'the land of the free'......
Hate to agree with that but I'm afraid I have to, of course I doubt any country is.
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2015, 04:35:33 pm »
*Originally Posted by neojynx [+]
One thing I learnt about the US when I lived in Austin, is that the US is NOT quite 'the land of the free'......

You're not alone with that sentiment.

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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2015, 04:51:52 pm »
not to change this to a philosophic discussion but there are a lot of us who wish we were free men with no place to go...but if you have no place to go which is free can you truly be free?
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