Hells Angel mass ride made Gold Coast cops look weak, says intimidated driver
The Gold Coaster who was with his pregnant wife while held up at a roundabout by the bikie blast through at Waterford on Saturday said ironically he was listening to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on the radio talking tough about her proposed new organised crime laws.
Police monitored the ride — straight after a senior Hells Angels funeral — but did not act despite it breaching Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment (VLAD) laws banning bikies or known associates gathering in groups of three or more.
“I was looking at it and going where are the laws? What laws? Clearly they were breaking the law,” the man told the Gold Coast Bulletin yesterday.
“The first thing I thought was ‘Have those (VLAD) laws ended? What’s going on?’
“The police are weak — when (bikies) are in large numbers the police can’t do anything. What are they going to do?
“The police looked very weak in that respect. It’s concerning from the point of view of what if something happens and another brawl breaks out?”
The motorist, who film the mass bikie ride and supplied the footage to the Bulletin, revealed one of the bikies was filming police as it happened: “He was very showy about it, trying to let the cops know they were being recorded.”
The man said he agreed with Gold Coast-based Opposition MP John-Paul Langbroek’s call in yesterday’s Bulletin for police to arrest any Hells Angels identified as involved.