Even more sense from the state run by morons
Shannon Willoughby, chief reporter
| October 14th, 2013
OUTLAW motorcycle gang members will have their bikes
confiscated and crushed under the State Government's promise to
introduce the world's toughest laws to eradicate Gold Coast bikies.
State Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie will today announce the
government will change the law to destroy the bikes of those gang
members charged with various offences in a bid to wipe out these
"symbols of intimidation, fear and violence".
Under the changes, bikies who use their bike before during or after
an offence will see their vehicle crushed in the same way serial
hoons have their cars destroyed.
"Earlier this year, we implemented tough laws that meant serial
hoons would have their cars crushed," said Mr Bleijie.
"We're now expanding that to the criminal motorcycle gangs and their
bikes. If a criminal motorcycle gang member uses his or her bike
before, during or after committing an offence, we'll immediately
take it and crush it upon conviction," he said.
"We'll crush what has become a symbol of intimidation, fear and
violence, just like we'll crush their criminal enterprises.
"Without their bike, they're just any other thug. They'll face
losing their freedom and their pride and joy."
He said the laws -- which would target bikies charged with affray,
evading police and other offences -- would only apply to bikies.
"These laws will apply to only criminal motorcycle gang members. Law
abiding riders have nothing to worry about," he said.
"We are serious about ridding Queensland of these criminal
motorcycle gangs and we will do whatever's necessary to achieve
that. We have already announced a raft of reforms that will assist
us to achieve this goal."
The amendments are proposed to expand the impoundment regime to
allow for the immediate seizure of the motor vehicle of a
participant in a criminal organisation who commits a prescribed
More offences that will lead to the impounding of bikes will be
announced shortly, Mr Bleijie said.
The announcement to seize and destroy bikes comes as just days after
the Bulletin revealed bikies will automatically be refused bail when
they appear in court.
The tough reforms mean they will have to provide strong legal
argument to be released from custody.