Leave it to Big Government to try to quell a massive summer trend, after one little 100 person biker brawl in Waco.
Yes, last month’s motorcycle gang tête-à-tête has the American DOJ rushing to ban biker patches.
Loosely citing the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, the Department of Justice claims that, “It’s not just stripping them of their identity, or robbing them of a recruiting tool, it’s taking the star off their helmet. The logo itself furthers a criminal enterprise.”
Right, since logos aren’t inanimate objects, but rather have minds of their own and happen to be big fans of Edward Bernays.
Banning these logos also poses an interesting case, considering that most big biker gangs actually have their icons trademarked with the US Patent and Trademark Office.