What is the Motorcycle Profiling Project?
What is the Motorcycle Profiling Project? The Motorcycle Profiling Project is dedicated to the grassroots effort to pass laws addressing profiling and discrimination. The Motorcycle Profiling Project isn’t intended to replace other organizations. Rather, the project is intended to coordinate the different elements and organizations in each state to specifically pass laws addressing profiling and discrimination. The Motorcycle Profiling Project believes in the unification of all motorcycle rights organizations toward the common goal of fighting discrimination and profiling, including the Confederations and Coalitions of Clubs, US Defenders, C.O.I.R., ABATE, MMA, NCOM, MRF, AMA and the many smaller MRO’s that exist around the country.
Who created the Motorcycle Profiling Project? David “Double D” Devereaux, a motorcycle rights activist from Washington State, and a leading advocate for laws addressing the issue of motorcycle profiling in America. Double D spearheaded the effort in Washington as spokesperson for the movement. Double D represents the Washington State COC and US Defenders, NCOM Legislative Task Force, US Defenders National Office, BOLT, and he is a member or supporter of ABATE, the MRF, and the AMA. Also offering assistance to the project are Jeff “Twitch” Burns (activist, public records, media expert and documentary filmmaker), Bill “Colt” Kaitz (activist that leads the Maryland US Defenders), Donnie “Mr. Breeze” Landsman (activist, independent advocate and legislative expert), along with many others.
This unified effort resulted in the first law addressing motorcycle profiling in America. Importantly, Washington’s law passed through the legislature unanimously and the same legislation is receiving support in many other states. The Maryland COC/US Defenders and ABATE, working with the Project, unanimously passed profiling legislation through their Senate in 2015 and seems likely to pass the law through both chambers in 2016.