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[Oct 12, 2013] Biker harassment & Anti-bikie laws

Discussion in 'QLD' started by V2, Oct 9, 2013.

Biker harassment and the new anti-bikie laws
Start Date: Oct 12, 2013 09:00
End Date: Oct 12, 2013 11:00
Time Zone: Australia/Brisbane +10:00 AEST

Qld 4275

Posted By: V2

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  1. The new anti bikie laws are going to effect us social riders who just want to go out for a leisurely weekend ride.

    There is a disobedience campaign meeting this Saturday at Canungra. I know the guy organizing it - he was the editor of a motor paper and not a outlaw bikie.

    If you have been harassed by the police before, imagine how tough it will get once they have actual laws allowing this harassment!

    If your free this Saturday - turn up and support our right to ride in a group or more than one!

    Anti Bikie Law Campaign

  2. I wish I could make it. Good luck and raise hell.
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  3. I need to read up on these proposed changes/additions to the law to get a better idea what the potential problems might be. There's bikie violence here in Vic, but usually it doesn't take place in public like it seems to in Sydney and the Gold Coast. Having said that though, ANY knee jerk legislation designed to win votes and appease the public is something that makes me very, very wary.

    I'll be keeping a close eye on this over the coming weeks and months. Any links to these proposed changes or to the group organizing the ride? I'd be interested to see what the issues are and educate myself on all this.

    And good on anyone who goes on the ride and makes their feelings known, the more vocal our objections to all this, the better it will be in the long run for all of us. I'm in Melbourne so I won't be there. Well, in spirit only.

  4. A couple of weekends ago I was "randomly" pulled over 3 times for license check, breath test, indicator and horn check etc. I was not speeding, ride a completely street legal Ducati and find that was going too far. This has not happened to me once in the past 25 year while driving a car!

    No-one really knows what the new rules will be, all I know is there bypassing the usual checks and balances to implement these new laws to get them thru quicker under the gauze of saving the public from Bad Bikies.

    It seems like the police can pretty much do whatever they want at the moment so I'm quite concerned as to what new measures they plan to allow under the new laws. I'd hate to think what the 1% of nasty cops out there can do to Joe innocent under the new Laws!

    Anyone near Canungra Saturday morning should stop by to sign a petition and have a listen to what is being said.
  5. Hmmm
    Wonder if I should put the baffles in the pipes. Would kill that sweet V sound though.:(
    What is the likelihood of a big presence, hopefully they might be all tuckered out from doing the Broadbeach - Surfers patrol tonight? :sleep:
  6. From reports I've seen they managed to get 150 riders to this protest. Now unless my maths is particularly bad that means that they got 0.0009375% of all licenced riders in QLD to show up. Yep, shows how many people care about their rights.
  7. #7 cjvfr, Oct 14, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2013
    Yes sadly people don't value their rights until they are gone. I am reminded of the Niemoller poem

    First they came for the communists,​
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.​
    Then they came for the socialists,​
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.​
    Then they came for the trade unionists,​
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.​
    Then they came for me,​
    and there was no one left to speak for me.​
  8. It was disappointing not more people showed up?

    I think it went well though - a few speakers and some media coverage (even got my head on the news). We were fortunate the police were not concerned about the gathering.

    The guys in Mackay were not as lucky!

  9. I read that on another forum.