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Bikers Sue Police, Claiming Civil Rights Violations
Bikers Sue Police, Claiming Civil Rights Violations

AIR DATE: July 16, 2012

Motorcyclists are claiming both the Metropolitan and North Las Vegas Police Departments have been harassing their members.  The Las Vegas Confederation of Clubs, an association of 37 biker groups, filed suit against the police.  They claim that cops have persuaded resorts to cancel bikers' events, and threatened to pull liquor licenses from bar owners if they didn't cancel.  So are police protecting the public?  Or are they harassing bikers and violating their civil rights?

Stephen Stubbs, legal counsel, Las Vegas Confederation of Clubs
Jorge Gil-Blanco, motorcycle gangs expert and retired San Jose Police Dept officer

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So the police have to "show a presence". Las Vegas already looks like a police state--someone is being arrested, probably for the collection of money for the State, every few blocks that one drives. So many police were stationed in Boulder City that the residents, harassed along with the Mongols, were afraid to come out of their houses.

Would Mr. Gil-Blanco please investigate the "pattern of violence" committed by Metro?

ed uehlingJul 9, 2012 10:30:54 AM
All the motorcycle "gangs" in the state don't come close to committing the violence that the Metro "gang" commits on an annual basis and which it invariably justifies.
ed uehlingJul 9, 2012 10:21:00 AM
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