Anti-Biker Profiling Bill Fails
Looks like Idaho won’t join states like Washington and Maryland who have already implemented anti-motorcycle profiling laws. That bill failed today in the Idaho Senate.
After a 13-22 vote and an intense debate the Senate killed the bill. This comes after unanimous support from the House just weeks ago.
The bill’s goal was to make it so law enforcement must have just cause for stopping people riding motorcycles or wearing motorcycle gear. However, many argued that such laws or rules of some sort should exist for everyone rather than just bikers.
In 2011, Washington became the first state to implement such a law and perhaps it should be noted that since then profiling complaints have dropped by as much as 90 percent.