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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Personal experiences? Okay...I've been harassed by gangs (bikers and other gangs) many, many times through the years, but never by the police. This isn't to say, of course, that all gangs are lawbreaking thugs or that all police are good, because I've heard and even seen lots to the contrary. Again, this is another area where stereotyping, generalizations, and bias might get the best of us at times.
Originally posted by lastrebel
reply to post by xXxtremelySecure
Thanks for an LEOs insight
I have been amazed riding around the country by the vast difference from state to state and even town to town in the way I was looked upon by LEOs...........from chatting Harleys over coffee to being told to get the heck out of town NOW................lol. Had one even take my girlfriend to a parts store to get a throttle cable that had snapped while i watched the bike in a "bad" neighborhood.
I have seen towns where the bars and resturants had "No Bikers Allowed" signs and those where we were welcomed with open arms and we and the police road togather on toy runs and chairty events.
Of course I have meet "bad" bikers but have also seen towns where those in charge including police were little if any better than an extortion gang.
As for street gangs whilr they have never bothered me I suspect they dont bother me for the same reason some LEOs have............I am big, hairy and covered with tattoos as are most my friends.........lol