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Washington State proposed bill against profiling

By George Obradovich, Jan. 24, 2005
"Saying they are tired of being targeted for traffic stops by police, motorcycle enthusiasts and some state lawmakers are lobbying for a bill to ban "motorcycle profiling."

Proponents of the bill say they have gathered anecdotal evidence of overzealous police harassment of motorcyclists. And while the practice may not be widespread, "there are places in the state where this is a problem," said the bill's chief sponsor, Rep. Steve Kirby, D-Tacoma. "There wouldn't be the need for a bill if someone, somewhere, wasn't doing it." "

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