US-based police motorcycle clubs under the gun: Wall Street Journal

Here's the Iron Brotherhood's home page. The Iron Brotherhood was founded by active and retired law enforcement officers, and say they have nothing to do with one-percenter clubs.
Here’s the Iron Brotherhood’s home page. The Iron Brotherhood was founded by active and retired law enforcement officers, and say they have nothing to do with one-percenter clubs.

You may have seen them before –  a pack of tough-looking bikers wearing colours that turns out, on closer inspection, to be a pack of off-duty police officers out for a ride.

While some police motorcycle clubs are just as meek and mild-mannered as Clark Kent, others have been raising eyebrows lately, as some observers think they look a little too similar to their outlaw counterparts.

For an interesting dig into this issue, check out this piece in the Wall Street Journal by Zusha Elinson. The comments section is pretty interesting, too; some accuse Elinson of writing a smear piece, or just typing out some fearmongering yellow journalism, but others seem to agree there’s a problem.

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