Texas bikers say cops have unfairly labeled them as gang members

For Jason Medrano, it meant being stopped and grilled at Fort Sam Houston when he tried to enter the San Antonio post to apply for a job. For Patrick Vaden, it resulted in getting arrested in Milam County and charged for unlawfully possessing a gun — even though he had a valid Texas carry permit.

The reason, both men learned, was that their names appeared on a list of “motorcycle gang” members kept in a secretive state database. Police don’t have to inform those added to the list. Once on it, it is nearly impossible to challenge, attorneys and advocates say.

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