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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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I found this of interest...thought others would appreciate staying up on such subjects.
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Motorcycle Only Checkpoint Bill Introduced in the US House of Representatives

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8 May 2013

Contact:Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Ralations and Public Affairs

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) reports that Congressman James Sensenbrenner (Wisconsin) filed a bill on Tuesday, May 7th to prohibit the federal funding of motorcycle only roadside checkpoints.

The bill, H.R. 1861, has nine original co-sponsors however, we need many more to pass this landmark legislation.

Sensenbrenner had this to say in a 'Dear Colleague letter' that is circulating in the House of Representatives; 'In the 112th Congress, I introduced H.R. 904, a bill to prohibit the Department of Transportation (DOT) from providing funds to state and local authorities for the purpose of creating motorcycle only checkpoints. Section one of the Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act contains the same language as H.R. 904. However, this bill also contains language to force the DOT to focus motorcycle safety efforts on crash prevention programs, not national helmet mandates.'

The bill was officially introduced on May 7th. It's important to contact your sitting member of the House of Representatives and ask them to be a co-sponsor of this important legislation. Ask them to contact Congressman James Sensenbrenner and lend their support as co-sponsor of H.R. 1861.

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Why would they want a motorcycle only checkpoint?

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The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) reports that Congressman James Sensenbrenner (Wisconsin) filed a bill on Tuesday, May 7th to prohibit the federal funding of motorcycle only roadside checkpoints



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Sounds like a good ol' case if discrimination to me..... if I got caught in a motorcycle only checkpoint I'm sure my lawyer could have a blast with it. Isn't profiling illegal?

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I would imagine one use of such checkpoints would be in heavily populated 1% territory where law enforcement could set up checkpoints on routes that clubs were likely to use in hopes of catching them trafficking drugs, guns, etc. I'm sure 81 and others have been stopped by motorcycle only checkpoints plenty of times. Profiling? Maybe. Searching for excuses? Oh yes.

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