If you are a biker in Queensland Australia, you probably have been fearful of riding your motorcycle inspite of the police's public campaigns to the contrary. You'd be right to be fearful...

In a move that they claim was a visit to ensure a veteran motorcycle club could not be infiltrated by bikies, the truth was police raided their clubhouse. These people are in their late 60's and 70's and have served their country...

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The raid on Friday night targeted the Vietnam and Veterans Motorcycle Club (VVMC) at its clubhouse at Kingston south of Brisbane.

Twenty officers from Road Policing Command and the QPS Taskforce Maxima anti-bikie group raided the club’s regular monthly "Bunker Bash" party.

And further down in the article:

ABC journalists who attended the club's compound just hours ahead of the raid witnessed people arriving being asked about tattoos, rings, belt buckles and patches that might indicate membership of a "one percent" club.

VVMC president "Agro" said police had immediately recognised Schultzy because of his previous connection with Life and Death, which is on the Government's list.

"I said he’s not [a member any more]," Agro said.

"They say they believe he still is, so they asked him politely to leave and he said yes." End Quote

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There are other articles in the news today about the situation in Australia that are equally as concerning. 
Like this one about a poor beggar who bought a business that had been owned by a 1%er and the headaches he's having.

The rights of ordinary everyday citizens are being trod on and violated - all in the name of "justice/law, public safety"?

These laws were written hastily, they are flawed and they are being executed by people who appear to be just as big of bullies as the people they are attacking.

I am fearful as one of the latest news pieces suggest that the state of Victoria is beginning to look at the Queensland laws.

In the meantime, my heart goes out to my brothers and sisters in Queensland Australia.
I am praying that no more innocents caught up in this gangland war between the police and the 1% clubs.  I pray you are allowed to enjoy your motorcycle un-accosted.

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I'd love to hear your thoughts on the topic of the day - Motorcyclists - when it comes to war between the police and the 1%ers, do you have any rights or right to protection?

Have a great day everyone and remember that if you are blessed to be riding today you need to ride like everyone around you is blind and cannot see you and please, dress for the slide not the ride.

Belt Drive Betty
Editor & Rider

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  1. Personally I think what is happening in Australia is way over the top. I would hope it would never happen in a larger country. I also hope that everyone is watching because this sets a dangerous precedent if it continues.

    I'm not sure what can be done from here, other than expressing shock and outrage at the whole situation.

    Here is a country...that instead of using existing laws to punish the guilty to the fullest...has chosen to pass a law that punishes the innocent simply by association...and often ONLY by ASSUMED association, HEARSAY, or a questionable past. You own a motorcycle, you ride, you belong to a riding club that has nothing to do with any criminal activities, you support charities through riding, you made a mistake or two in your younger years, your neighbor owns a motorcycle and you are friends, you have a family member that belongs to a local bike club that is made up of people who simply love to ride, you know people that ride, you walk along the same route that motorcycle riders happen to walk...and on and on. Basically if you are in any way a part of, or know anyone in, the riding community be it personal or business then you must be guilty of something...somehow. It is ludicrous.

    There was an article circulating on the internet, a letter to the editor in a Queensland paper. It pretty much summed it up.

    How about simply enforcing the existing laws to the fullest when people choose to break them? Why was this step not taken first?

    This law seems to be the result of a police and justice system that did not do that.

    The whole thing smells...and not like roses.