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GANG MEMBERS SAY POLICE POINTED A RIFLE AT A TEENAGER’S HEAD AND CAUSED A BIKIE’S WIFE TO MISCARRIAGE

PATCHED gang members say police have abused their powers by pointing a rifle at a teenager’s head and causing a bikie’s wife to miscarriage from stress.

Others say the controversial anti-bikie laws have prevented them from attending funerals and birthday parties for fear of being nabbed.

The allegations are contained in a series of secret submissions to Supreme Court Justice Alan Wilson, head of the taskforce reviewing the state’s VLAD legislation.

A Rebels bikie told the commission he had a “clean criminal record” but the stress of a police raid and an “association” arrest caused his charity worker wife to miscarriage twice.

“My wife is the customer service manager and works at St Vinnie’s on the weekends,” he wrote in the submission.

“Since these laws have come in, we have been raided for ‘bike club paraphernalia’, which we believe caused my wife to miscarry our child twice.

“Once after being raided and again after being arrested for association.”

The bikie said he was an avid environmentalist who recycled who kept a compost heap and conserved water.

“We pay rates, conserve water, recycle and composte (sic),” he wrote.

“I spent eight days in the local watch house in my work clothes for “associating” (getting a ride home with mates) because the prosecutor is allowed to keep me for a week before a bail hearing.”

The anti-association laws were established after the infamous Broadbeach brawl in 2013 where about 50 Bandidos stormed a restaurant.

Another former bikie complained he could not see his friends at funerals or birthday parties and a third bikie complained Taskforce Maxima officers pointed an assault rifle at his 13-year-old daughter during a raid.

“(There was an) illegal search at our home with up 30 plain-clothed officers including masked gunmen … (and) my 13-year-old daughter had an assault rifle pointed at her head.

“I was illegally detained in handcuffs, with four assault rifles pointed at me while officers searched our home and belongings for people and possessions that were not at our home.”

Another Rebels bikie member, who was found guilty of threatening people with a bat in a home invasion in 2014, complained he could no longer attend birthday parties with other bikies.

“These draconian laws have had adverse effects on my human rights,” he wrote in the submission.

“I can no longer celebrate birthdays, anniversary’s (sic), or even have the right to attend the funeral services of friends and loved ones under these laws.”

The Queensland Police Service declined to comment on the submission but Commissioner Ian Stewart has previously backed the laws.

Mr Wilson, as chairmen of the Taskforce into the Organised Crime Legislation, is due to release a review into the VLAD laws on March 31.

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