The police services in this country are under fire as the Toronto Star investigates cops who lie, mislead and conceal information and evidence right across this country. They have uncovered 120 cases of cops lying/misleading and concealing...

The article is a damning statement of what is wrong with our police services in this country and I urge you to read it for yourself and draw your own conclusions.  After having read it and based on my own personal experiences with the police services in this province (Alberta) I will find it even harder to trust a police officer than I did only yesterday. My faith in them has been that badly shaken.

The Hells Angels are in the news again for a number of reasons, the most notable - they are suing MTV and Fantasy Factor host  Rob Dyrdek for infringing on their copyright of the famous death head logo.

I am uncertain as to why anyone would think that infringing on the Hells Angels Trademark is a good idea. Now the kids who bought that stuff thinking it was cool and bad assed just may find themselves being roughed up and having their fancy tee shirts ripped off their back, and MTV could find itself under new management - at the very east they will be firing their current legal council one would hope.

As for the brainchild behind this blatent and highly public intellectual property theft - well, I doubt he'll be a TV host for much longer. The Hells are going to make a piss pot full of cash for their defence fund and if there is any justice in this world - MTV will be bankrupted for their stupidity. That's my not so humble take on this situation - but I have a question - who should get the Darwin Award for this stunt? MTV or their host?

There is a TON of news in the feeds again today, everything from a Hells Angel associate being denied access to his child because of his lifestyle and associations to the German police force stomping on "biker gangs"

In sports news, Rossi is sticking by Ducati, in business and industry news, women are fuelling Harley-Davidson, in Baltimore, they are having trouble with illegal dirt bikes on the road and are calling for help regarding a 6 year old being injured.

Yes the news is wild and woolly this morning!  To find out what's happening in motorcycling that might affect your day or life as a rider, check out where our work is keeping YOU informed.

I leave you with a few giggles, shared with me by friends on Facebook and through emails...laughter really is the best medicine!

Have a fantastic Friday, a fabulous weekend and remember, if you are riding - PLEASE, ride like everyone around you is blind and can not see you, use respect with that right hand and most of all, have fun.

Belt Drive Betty
Editor & Rider

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  1. As for police lying and falsifying reports... imagine wearing a patch and riding through BC or Alberta with their new 0.5 laws where police have the right to decide without courts if your over the limit or not. How many bikes will be impounded and fines handed out for the sake of harrassment yup a policed state with corrupt laew officials. just what we all need.