If murderers can get away with 25 years in prison, why do bike enthusiasts have to receive more? The new Vicious lawless Associate Disestablishment, Act or the VLAD law, that has recently been implemented states that If the accused has been declared a vicious lawless associate, then they must receive 15-25 years in addition to their original sentence. Police have recently been arresting and holding citizens riding motorcycles with their friends under the assumption of being part of an organized crime. Additionally, normally if someone is accused for a crime, police can only hold them for 24 hours for questioning until they have proof, a confession or they have a solid case. Bikies on the other hand are allowed to be held for 48 hours. This is extremely unfair as they are stereotyping bikies as criminal gangs. This is Ben Adam Wilson. He was recently arrested by the police because he was “associating” with an outlawed bikie gang. He did not have any criminal record but police arrested him and he was found guilty. Thanks to this new law, he now has a criminal record and has to spe...
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...ew law. He was reported saying “I will not rest in this war against the bikies until our jails are full of them.” This is yet again another example of the horrific stereotype placed on the bikies. The Crime and Misconduct Commission acted under Mr Campbell’s instruction to give police more authority so that they can gather more information to hold legal hearings.
These new laws have been changed to try and prevent organised crime in particular bikies. In reality, bikies are fighting back because they have been wrongfully accused and now have to suffer for it. If the government want to protect the public by placing laws to prevent crime, they should consult the citizens and consider it for longer than 24 hours. To protect the citizens, the government first need to admit the problem and work with the citizens to find a suitable solution that benefits both parties.
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