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Members Of Outlaw Motorcycle Club Attend Bill Signing

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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - This weekend bikers celebrated at the Motorcycle Mountain Jam in Clark County. They're happy because Chris Gregoire signed into law a bill that outlaws profiling of motorcyclists by state troopers and local law enforcement officers.

The law, which prohibits singling out bikers for police stops without a legitimate reason, passed both legislative chambers unanimously and was signed by the governor Wednesday.

The Vancouver Columbian says the new law is modeled on a 2002 state law outlawing racial profiling by police, and it includes similar safeguards. It requires the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs and the Criminal Justice Training Commission to add a statement condemning motorcycle profiling to their existing policies banning racial profiling.

 


 Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com

      
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