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Published on August 16th, 2016 | by David "Double D" Devereaux

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Other Cops Condemn KCPD Profiling Of 1% Motorcycle Clubs

 

In response to a recent story (found HERE) relating to an off duty KCPD officer discriminating against 1%’ers under the color of state law, police officers from around the country voiced disgust, embarrassment and condemnation of KCPD officer Marchant’s despicable behavior. Speaking out against law enforcement corruption is a moral obligation accepted by those that choose to protect and serve. Motorcycle profiling is an epidemic in many parts of America and this internal recognition may help explain to legislators that issues of discrimination are tangible and necessitate legislative relief.

 

Other LE Embarrassed By The KCPD

 

The following comments were posted by current and former law enforcement officers from around the country. The recurring theme repeatedly expressed is the embarrassment felt by other officers in response to seeing officer Marchant’s behavior.

 

  • July 17

 

“As a retired police officer in a major US city I have always been embarrassed by many of the actions of KCPD. After retiring, I returned to Kansas City and opened a private investigative firm. The embarrassment continued. If you question my attitude, visit one of the police stations in Kansas City, and ask them a question. You will be rebuffed and if you continue you will be threatened. By the way the same goes for St. Louis, but then they are under state control.

 

 I’m proud of my service and so ashamed of KCPD. Please don’t get me wrong. Some of the officers do fine jobs within the constraints they are held under.”

 

  • July 18

 

“Crazy, there is no reason (in the video) for that behavior. As a cop I am embarrassed. Does not matter what the patch says. Treat people the way you want to be treated and life goes on. Save the enforcement action for a time when needed and deserved not  “just because”.  I sign my tickets when I mess up, that is life.”

 

  • July 17

 

“As a retired CPD Sergeant, Biker and lifelong friend of several Hell’s Angels, I find the actions of these Police Officers, lack experience and professionalism. Also bordering on embarrassing.

 

 A possible [non-confrontational] sit down meeting of both parties, to get to know and understand each other, could result in a beneficial mutual relationship.”

 

Shattering Denial

 

This type of insight is important because it helps shatter the blue veil of secrecy and corruption. Law enforcement is supposed to stand up for what is right, ethical and legal. As previously reported, Quick Trip has terminated  officer Marchant’s employment as a result of his discriminatory behavior. Although the KCPD may deem that the opinion of other bikers is biased, the perspective of other officers ought to lend insight into the correct response. The KCPD should follow suit and terminate officer Marchant’s employment based on his discriminatory, unprofessional, and morally bankrupt lack of moral character.

 

Finally, the Missouri state legislature should use this insight to motivate legislative relief in the form of a law addressing the issue of motorcycle profiling. Legislation provides a cost efficient and effective solution to a pervasive problem in Missouri that can no longer be denied.

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David

is the Spokesperson for the Washington State Council of Clubs, Founder of the Motorcycle Profiling Project, and works with motorcyclists at the national level. Contact: Send Email,



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4 Responses to Other Cops Condemn KCPD Profiling Of 1% Motorcycle Clubs

  1. Pingback: Other Cops Condemn KCPD Profiling Of 1% Motorcycle Clubs – Oregon Confederation of Clubs

  2. Bobby C Bobby C says:

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  3. Avatar Jeffrey Spino says:

    To the Police Officers who are disgusted and/or embarrassed by the actions of the KCPD recently, I offer you my eternal thanks to all of you for your service. I am currently Active Duty U.S. Army medically retiring this year after 12 years of Army Reserve duty and the last 12 years as Active duty and an Afghanistan Combat Veteran. No matter who we are or what organization we work for and serve under, there will always be a few who do not serve with honor. Unfortunately they exist but they do not represent those of us who serve honorably and love doing so. I salute you & once again thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service. By the way, this Soldier will always have your backs as well as the backs of Firefighters, EMS and every other good American. SALUTE! May God Bless America.

  4. With the assistance of Sen. Schaefer ABATE Missouri and the Missouri COC were able to file profiling language these last 2 years. It didn’t get too far because of the lack of cooperation of other Senators. Many have the belief that it might be controversial and effect their next election so they can’t admit it occurs. We‘ll just ignore it and say it doesn’t happen here.

    Ck out SB1046 — Defines “motorcycle profiling” and creates regulations to eliminate motorcycle profiling — from last year’s session.

    As has been said too many times the only way to get it changed is to unite as one common force.

    Simply put… Sign up or Shut up !!

    Ck out your nearest ABATE Chapter or get hold of the Missouri COC.. Both are listed on Facebook. It’s up to YOU…
    ABATE Missouri and the Missouri COC are the only ones that have successfully filed and passed any motorcycle legislation in the past 10 years. We’ve had help and need a lot more.

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