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Motorcycle Checkpoints Unfair, Unconstitutional

New York motorcyclists opened a legal case because they felt that they were being treated unfairly and in a way that is unconstitutional. During motorcycle races and other well organized motorcycle events in New York police would pull over the bikers, and bikers only, to inspect their vehicles for safety and non-safety equipment violations.

“The Supreme Court of the United States has repeatedly confirmed that any checkpoint whose primary purpose is general crime control constitutes an unreasonable search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment and is presumptively unconstitutional.”

Many of the motorcyclists have been pulled over and feel that they have their equipment checked for the wrong reasons and are usually always given tickets for reasons other than those that put anybody in the street at risk of danger. The legal case will most likely end up in the United States Supreme Court for a final decision on whether or not the checkpoints are unconstitutional and whether they will be discontinued or not.

Source:

Cyril Huze Blog

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