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Just to preface, my intent here is not to be vindictively critical of the show or your opinions with this review. I appreciate and respect you all. To be honest, I stopped listing for awhile but recently decided to come back and give it another try and I want to share my appreciation for your clarifications towards your past opinions. So per that I wanted to share with you why I left for awhile since I know that you would appreciate my review regardless of it's content as long as it is presented in a respectful manner, which you all deserve. I am former Military and a DOE employee of 20 years. I currently operate as a civilian within the LE field. In the past I officially served and protected my country and was willing to sacrifice my life for the good of not only my country but my fellow friends and citizens. I currently belong to a LEMC Club not as an active LE but a true patriot and supporter of my LE friends and fellow club members. (I would prefer not to share the name of the club I belong to since I'm am representing my own personal opinion not the clubs opinion as a whole). I approached my LEMC in the beginning because it was important for me to be part of something of the purist form, and for me to be a part of a group of people that I felt most comfortable and had most in common with. As a civilian I understand that I don't fall under the same scrutiny as other active LE personnel but due to my past, I do understand the importance of my actions and the effect that it could have on my LE brothers and sisters if I do not represent myself in a manner of the highest standards. I too am embarrassed by the actions sometime taken by LE and non LEMC members (per what you spoke of in episode 51) and the effects that it has on the image and the rights that all of us have to wear and represent the clubs that we hold so strongly too. So, I am writing this to hopefully share a civilians opinion and just shed some light on a frustration I have with the show.
To start off, I love the show and at the same time, I feel isolated from your show as a civilian by the comments that sometimes takes place. Now, I understand that I won't always agree with everything the show presents and I'm okay with that. But there is one thing that I wanted to share that for some reason rubs me wrong every time I hear it. It may not be your intent, but you sometimes speak of yourselves in a way, due to the fact that you're active LE, that your duty towards serving your community is somehow above the average civilian. Yes, as a law enforcement officer you are held to a higher standard because you are sworn to serve and protect, but just because you are LE doesn't mean civilians cannot by their own admission hold the same highest standard upon themselves. To clarify, you sometimes comes off arrogant and or demeaning towards civilians in comparison to the level of standards a law enforcement officer must live. Well, in a broad sense, the standard is officially part of your job description, but don't forget, some of us live that by proxy of our own sense of duty to our fellow family, friends and everyday citizens. So, it makes sense that I would take offense to that form of arrogance.
Now, I understand and agree that if a person is not a Law Enforcement Officer they should not represent themselves as a LE with a LE patch. Totally agree, and I would never do that. When I stopped listing you guys you were being super hard on all citizens and all clubs of LE and Civilian mix. Since re-connecting I hear the change or maybe now, the clarification of what you intended to say and or change of opinion, but there is still this underlying sense of arrogance. Just remember one thing, to say that I as a civilian, do not carry the same responsibility to serve my community as LE is not an overall correct statement. Officially yes, but morally NO! And the fact that, I as a civilian, don't understand or hold the same values as a LE officer is as well ludicrous. At 48 years old I have served my country in many ways for many years. To this day I would give my life to protect another if the opportunity presented itself and I don't need a badge to justify my willingness or justification to serve my fellow man or prove my worthiness. I know, in my heart and from my past that I am who I am. And with that, as a civilian, I honor and respect my fellow MC LE brothers & sisters.
I'll end with this, please respect all people, Civilian & LE. You don't know the heart and moral courage of all people to segregate yourselves above someone else. If I was rolling down the road and saw you in a fight for your life, I would give my life to save yours. Yes, I may not be officially in the field any longer. But my wiliness to sacrifice it all is still in tack. I once officially wore the 1* Patch on my sleeve, even though I don't wear that 1* any longer my heart still bears the same responsibility. Yea, there are some really dumb civilians out there, but the same goes for LE as well. We're all personally responsible for our actions and the effects it has on the LEMC reputation. I choose a LE club, not to miss represent myself as something I'm not. But, to be around like minded brothers and sisters for whom I trust and would die for. A, Civilian MC, is not what I want to be apart of.
Thank you for your time and please keep up the good work!!
Date published: 2014-04-09