The law offices of Richard M. Lester have filed a Federal Court law suit against the Eastern Idaho State Fair on behalf of members of the Idaho COC. The suit was filed in Idaho Federal Court for civil rights violations stemming from an incident where they were told to leave the fair for wearing so-called “gang-colors”.
On September 1, 2013, members of the Brother Speed, Black Hand, Draugr, and Ph*ts motorcycle clubs attended the Eastern Idaho State fair with AIM attorney Michael DeKruif to confront fair personnel regarding the fair’s policy of discriminating against certain motorcycle clubs. The fair has a policy where anyone representing themselves as part of any outlaw/criminal motorcycle gang, or wearing attire that associates them with gang attire, will be asked to leave the fairgrounds. The fair claims that Brother Speed is a so-called “gang”, and that the other clubs are so-called “support clubs.” Rather than removing their colors, the club members decided to leave the fair, and they were given refunds.
In the lawsuit, we are seeking damages and an injunction prohibiting the fair from enforcing such a policy as it violates the members’ rights of freedom of expression, assembly, and due process.
The Law Office of Richard M. Lester, AIM, and NCOM will remain united in the fight for bikers’ rights as we have been doing for over three decades and will continue to do so.
The case is in the discovery phase, with more depositions planned in the near future.
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