An attorney, Bob Smith of A.I.M. and the COC told bikers to make videos anti-profiling legislation to be considered by lawmakers
Irving – When it comes to the cops profiling motorcyclists, the unwarranted searches and seizures are probably the most glaring.
But it’s the little things that make the difference. Just because a cops wants to know where you’re going, where you’ve been, you don’t have to answer.
You don’t have to roll up your sleeves and let them make pictures, nor do you have to open your saddlebags for an unreasonable search and seizure, said Bob Smith on Sunday at a COC meeting that packed a cavernous beer garden and honky tonk near downtown Irving.
What he and other activists need is video – miles and miles of it.
That’s what all the fuss is about. Without proof, it’s hard to convince lawmakers they need to enact legislation to put a halt to the same kind of actions by brutal Tommies of the Royal Army that ultimately led to the American Revolution.
It’s all about the evidence.
He recalled an amendment to the bill that created a joint law enforcement Fusion Center in south Texas to keep track of suspicious persons. A veteran on a motorcycle was detained, searched, and he had nothing to make him a suspect. Nevertheless, his name and pedigree was placed in a memo in the database.
That made the Senators considering the Fusion Center legislation aware that there are abuses in the system. They placed an amendment in the law.
His legal analysis of just where any motorist on a scooter or in a cage really stands is simple enough.
“You have the right to make pictures,” he said. It goes with the territory of being a human being. The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals acted in a decision. It’s okay.
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