As the moderator of the Loud Motorcycles Suck page, I thought some of you who regularly check the loud biker updates here might be interested in this article about my vehicular noise enforcement initiative in Houston, Texas. These are a handful of the loud biker thugs I dealt with in West Houston and this article is the preface to a two-part televised investigative report by Fox News…who, by-the-way, is owned by the same guy who owns the “Speed Channel” and hosts shows like “Rolling Thunder,” so excuse me if I consider this report and the subsequent news media coverage to be “slightly” slanted in favor of the loud exhaust establishment.
What I do want to draw your attention to is the boisterous and flamboyant Mr. Franklin as he glamorizes his “victory” in court. I was very fortunate to have a Judge in my traffic court that understood the laws relevant to vehicular noise and, by God’s Grace, I had a 99.8% conviction rate relevant to vehicular noise violations coming before me for adjudication. Mr. Franklin was one of only two noise cases I lost at adjudication. Mr. Franklin won his case via a “due process” procedural error during trial. The Judge, observing the courtroom crowded with thug dressed loud bikers awaiting trial, misspoke and found Mr. Franklin guilty before Mr. Franklin was provided the opportunity to testify. To avoid an appeal, the Judge simply released Mr. Franklin.
Problem was, on this particular court setting, the news media was waiting outside the court room filming the bikers leaving. The news media, especially Fox 26 News – Houston, was preparing to air a two-part series on my vehicular noise enforcement initiative. Well, Mr. Franklin, after exiting the court, fell into the arms of the news media and he began to boast about his “victory” as if he had proven his case in court…what a joke!
Anyway, if interested, you might find the following article informative and indicative of the “entitled” attitude of the Loud Biker Cult[ure].
I am not sure if the televised “investigative reports” on my vehicular noise enforcement initiative are still active or not…but the fight continues!
Thanks for your support,
Rick Holtsclaw, Houston PD/Retired
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