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Travis Barker

LAPD is PROFILING Me

10/21/2012 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1019-travis-barker-getty-tattoosTravis Barker believes an LAPD officer pulled him over, and immediately labeled him a drug-toting gang member -- and says it's second time he's been "profiled" by law enforcement ... TMZ has learned.

Travis was on his way to pick up his daughter in L.A. Wednesday, when he got pulled over for not having a front license plate on his custom Chevy.

According to Barker's rep ... the officer gave him the ole once-over, saw his head-to-toe tatts ... and "then accused him of having drugs and weapons in the car."

Barker's rep tells TMZ ... he was also accused of having gang ties, and was asked to have his car searched by the officer -- which Barker allowed him to do.

Barker's rep tells TMZ , the drummer ultimately got off with a fix-it ticket -- but he's still pissed because the same exact thing happened about a year ago ... when an LAPD officer slapped him with a ticket for no plates and tinted windows.

Barker believes profiling is NOT okay -- but acknowledges that not all cops do it.

TMZ spoke with an LAPD rep who refused to comment on Travis' profiling accusation. The rep did say Travis is welcome to come in to any station to sit down and talk about the situation.

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jared phillips    

Wtf did he expect? He looks like walking hepatitis.

627 days ago
107.

brown dynamite    

I'm asked if I have weapons in my car every time I get pulled over. No big deal, its their job. Get over it.

627 days ago
108.

S D M F    

Hey Dumbass, Have you looked in a mirror recently?

627 days ago
109.

Revelations    

It's stupid to cover your body in tattoos, it's sad plus these celebrities think they are above the law and drive their custom cars without front and rear plates.

627 days ago
110.

VB    

Umm .... wouldn't this stop happening if you stopped taking your licence plates off?

627 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

You mean to tell me LAPD had the audacity not to plant any drugs in your car during their search?

627 days ago
112.

Rambova    

So you were pulled over a year ago for not having a front license plate and then pulled over again recently for not having a front license plate? Hey, if you don't want to get pulled over and "profiled" anymore, get a FRONT LICENSE PLATE ON YOUR STUPID CAR! Done. Easy.

627 days ago
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mamajj    

Put a front plate on your car & don't tint your windows & then there will be no reason to pull your a$$ over. In CA you must have 2 plates & tinted windows are against the law. BOO WHOO The cops pulled me over. GMAFB People out here have real problems.

627 days ago
114.

wendyjude    

He's so gross.

627 days ago
115.

Matt    

Yeah, they want him to come to the station so they can pin something false on him and slap him with a FELONY.

627 days ago
116.

Pat    

Why not just put front plates on your car and tint your windows, ya' cry baby. Wants to be a bad ass, but it's all an act.

627 days ago
117.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

nlr?

627 days ago
118.

Mike    

Maybe he could follow the law and put some plates on his car to avoid the excuse they have to pull him over?

627 days ago
119.

bobo    

Note to people who want to tattoo themselves from head to toe, you WILL be judged. Whether you think it's fair or not, it is reality. If you can't handle it, don't do it. Other minority groups have no choice. You just sound like a fool complaining about it.

627 days ago
120.

RATTLESNAKE     

you ain't a school teacher jack a s s LAPD just looking out for the peaceful people who look normal now jack that **** off with a laser or STFU

627 days ago
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