A newly-leaked report has revealed that there is a startling number of police officers who are members of “outlaw motorcycle gangs.”
The report says that among the numerous members of law enforcement agencies personally involved with such motorcycle clubs, there are also nuclear power plant technicians, senior military officers, FBI contractors and an employee of “a highly-secretive Department of Defense agency” who has a Top Secret clearance who are legitimate, off-duty members of these gangs.
The report cites over 100 individuals with sensitive military and government connections that are being investigated for their connection to these groups, in spite of their day jobs which would seem to preclude their involvement in any “outlaw” organization. The report calls them “Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs” or “OMGs”.
The lengthly Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives report was released long before the recent deadly Texas shootout that killed nine on May 17th.
The report documented the involvement of U.S. military personnel and government employees, particularly law enforcement officers in outlaw motorcycle gangs. A copy of the report (see below) was originally obtained by The Intercept.
The report detailed that officers are involved in these groups, as are members of “every part of the military.”
Not only that, members of federal law enforcement agencies are also members of these groups, and many have Secret or Top Secret clearances.
“The OMG community continues to spread its tentacles throughout all facets of government,” the report states.
The relationship between OMGs and law enforcement has come under scrutiny after it became known that law enforcement were on site in Waco bracing for conflict.
The 40-page report, “OMGs and the Military 2014,” was penned by the BATF’s Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information, last July. It specifically warned of escalating violence, stemming from what it called “their insatiable appetite for dominance has led to shootings, assaults and malicious attacks across the globe. OMGs continue to maim and murder over territory.”
So why would so many members of law enforcement be involved in organizations characterized in these terms?
The report forewarned of incidences like what recently occurred in Waco, suggesting that “as tensions escalate, brazen shootings are occurring in broad daylight.”
But the report did not seem to interpret why so many members of law enforcement themselves were involved, even while noting concern over it.
The report noted that OMGs “continue to court active-duty military personnel and government workers, both civilians and contractors, for their knowledge, reliable income, tactical skills and dedication to a cause.”
It added that, “through our extensive analysis, it has been revealed that a large number of support clubs are utilizing active-duty military personnel and U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) contractors and employees to spread their tentacles across the United States.”
An ATF spokesperson responded to questions about the report, saying, “this was supposed to be solely a law enforcement tool to help fight violent crime.”
In other words, we were never supposed to have seen it.
The ATF spokesperson added that, “it was not supposed to be out there in the ether for general consumption.”
Read the full report that “was not supposed to be out there” for you to see…