rider who claims to have been harassed multiple times by
police during the height of the Queensland anti-bikie
crackdown has had police obstruction and assault charges
suddenly dropped leaving a $2500 legal debt.
46, rose to notoriety after one of his confrontations with
police was filmed and posted on YouTube, attracting
thousands of shares and more than 2.25 million views. He has
now taken the video down.
arose out of a different incident in July last year and now
after 15 months, 12 court appearances and $2500 in legal
fees, the police prosecution recently dropped the charges
saying there was “no substantial evidence tended for the
case to proceed”.
judiciary legislation changes which were part of the VLAD
(Vicious Lawless Associations Disestablishment) Act I can’t
claim compensation,” he says.
Jamie says he
would have to take the case to the District Court where it
would cost even more, but compensation is capped at $1500.
Jamie has now
made a submission to the Parliamentary committee reviewing
the VLAD Act and associated legislation changes. His
submission will be tabled this week.
is expected to make its recommendations next month.
know how the changes to the other legislation affects them
until they are caught up in it like me,” Jamie says.
to the police power act exonerates them from any wrong doing
and changes to the judiciary legislation allows prosecutors
unlimited adjournments and prevents the ability to obtain
He says that
is why other people charged under the crackdown such as the
“ice-cream bikies”, Yandina Five and female librarian had
their cases dropped at the last minute.
being out of pocket, Jamie says the series of harassment has
forced him to quit the Misfits social club to prevent them
“copping any heat” and to consider selling his beloved Fat
He says that
in the past 18 months he has been pulled over by police 32
times for licence checks and breath tests, 28 times on his
bike and four times in his car, usually when he was heading
He says he has
no criminal conviction and puts the harassment down to how
he looks and the fact that he has spoken at several anti-VLAD
rallies and unsuccessfully stood for parliament at the last
state election. He says he won’t be attending anymore
Jamie says the
police harassment, including frequent patrol cars driving by
his residence, has ceased over the past five months.