|“Bikies” are the new terrorists in Australia
image: The Age
The state of Queensland’s controversial new anti-bikie or ‘anti-association’ laws (which are designed to dismantle or banish motorcycle clubs from the state by making their members’ lives a living hell) demonstrated their potential for overkill recently, when a 45-year-old biker was detained for what he claims was the 21st time.
Completely fed up, he has finally resorted to recording his encounters. On this occasion not one, not two, but SIX police cruisers get involved in interrogating him over his status as a bikie while filling up his vehicle at a service station.
The ensuing video has become a modest hit on YouTube and a public relations embarrassment for the Queensland Police. Despite this, the Police Commissioner has not apologized to the biker for the way he was questioned. Finally, to openly answer Mr. Evans’ question, you DO NOT have to ask police forces in Australia to be filmed while on duty. You have every right to film them and clearly you should continue to do so.
Australian Police Continue Their Incessant Smear Campaign Against “Bikies”
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