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Sheriff of Dodge County Feels Heat after profiling of bikers in motorcycle club. Throws 2nd Amendment out in statement?

By James “Hollywood” Macecari

Everyone has seen a dog tilt their head and give you that look when they are bewildered by something you are saying to them. Well, folks, I did the same when I read some of the statements Mr. Wizard Sheriff Dale Schmidt put out there.

I have to admit, I feel sorry for this hoss; naw it’s funny as hell watching him out there like a deer in headlights. Here you have an ignorant Sheriff doing ignorant things and he was called out on it. Mr. Wizard thought that the citizens of Dodge County would sit back and support him profiling the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. Guess Mr. Wizard found out the hard way that the citizens of his county don’t like the idea of the Sheriff profiling people if they didn’t do anything wrong.

Mr. Wizard is putting out statement after statement trying to validate his behavior that he even brought up the second amendment into the conversation. Hey Mr. Wizard. What in the hell does the second amendment have to do with you profiling a group that you admit yourself has done nothing wrong? Step back and slap yourself back into reality and get with the program here ass-monkey.

“We are not, nor will we ever harass bikers, but we will give attention to those who bring crime and disorder to our neighborhoods,” the sheriff’s office posted on Facebook in answer to complaints. “And for your information, the Sheriff is a strong supporter of the Constitution which includes the Second Amendment. Again, if they follow the law, they have nothing to worry about.”

So let’s take a look at part of the statement you put out. You claim that you are not harassing bikers. “But we will give attention to those who bring crime and disorder to our neighborhoods”. There is that dog tilt again. Mr. Wizard. You just stated that you will not harass bikers. You admit in previous statements that the Outlaws M/C have not been a problem. In the same sentence, you claim your department won’t harass bikers. SO if the Outlaws M/C isn’t doing anything wrong, then why are you going out there saying “But we will give attention to those who bring crime and disorder to our neighborhoods”? Which is it, man? Are they causing problems or are you just harassing them? You got to pick one Mr. Wizard. You’re looking like an ass-monkey right now. At least be consistent with what you’re trying to say.

I know Mr. Wizard it seems like I’m picking on you. You’re probably not at all used to being called out like this in such a public way. What I’m I saying? Of course, I’m picking on you because you made yourself look like a donkeys ass by your deliberate actions to profile a group that you yourself said has done nothing wrong. At least admit your intentions and be a man about it. Least I would give you some sliver of reasonable doubt.

One more thing Mr. Wizard before I close out. Insane Throttle has left numerous messages asking you for an interview or very least a comment. I think you owe an explanation to those who ride motorcycles, especially those that reside in your county and are followers of Insane Throttle. I’m putting it out there again for you. Will you come on Motorcycle Madhouse and do an interview and let our listenership know you have no intentions of profiling them if they come through your county? Here’s your chance Mr. Wizard to get your full uncut explanation of your departments actions out to the public. What say you?


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LOMIRA – A gathering spot for members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club in the rural village of Lomira has area law enforcement raising a call to alert citizens.

Although Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt says it is not an implication of wrongdoing, his deputies, as well as Lomira police, have put residents on high alert, asking them to watch out for any criminal activity from a motorcycle group that carries a notorious “outlaw” reputation.

The Lomira Police Department posted this statement Friday on its Facebook page: “The Outlaws Motorcycle Gang has established a clubhouse in the Village of Lomira at 606 W. Main St. We encourage the community to please assist us by notifying law enforcement of any violations or criminal activity that they observe. Please help us help you in keeping the village of Lomira safe.”

Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt issued a press release the same day, announcing that deputies will remain “highly visible in Lomira” and along the Interstate 41 corridor that exits State 67 to Lomira. Schmidt said increased enforcement efforts conducted Feb. 16 resulted in 23 traffic stops that led to drug arrests and numerous traffic violations.

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Schmidt said to be clear, the violations were not all from people who were at the Outlaws clubhouse, but didn’t specify numbers. Deputies regularly conduct “high visibility criminal interdiction” in specific areas of the county to curb criminal activity, the sheriff noted.

“We were also able to make a heavy presence known around the area of the new Outlaws clubhouse to ensure none of the problems that have followed the gang in other areas are allowed to present themselves in Lomira,” Schmidt wrote.

Social media was filled with chatter this weekend on both the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and Lomira Police Department’s Facebook pages. Some citizens applauded the stepped-up efforts, with “thank you’s,” “great job,” and a show of appreciation.

But many others disagreed, calling out law enforcement for having a “Sons of Anarchy” mentality, referring to the television crime drama about an outlaw motorcycle gang.

“The sheriff’s office is going after low hanging fruit and putting on a show for the public,” one poster commented. Another Lomira resident said members of the club are friendly, and are good for business, purchasing food at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store, as well as pizza and fish fries from area restaurants.

Facebook posters from the community say the group has been there for months, and all has been quiet, without any problems.

Steve Blackwood moved his wife and four children to Lomira five months ago. He said the clubhouse has been in Lomira since May.

“It’s not right to judge them and I have not heard a peep about it until now, and you hear about everything in this town,” he said.

Schmidt stressed the motorcycle “gang” has historically brought crime to other areas of the state.

“We are not, nor will we ever harass bikers, but we will give attention to those who bring crime and disorder to our neighborhoods,” the sheriff’s office posted on Facebook in answer to complaints. “And for your information, the Sheriff is a strong supporter of the Constitution which includes the Second Amendment. Again, if they follow the law, they have nothing to worry about.”

Motorcycle clubs and enthusiasts are speaking out about what they see as “profiling” of the Outlaws, referring to them as a “gang” instead of a club.

Insane Throttle Biker News criticized the police response Saturday on its website, stating: “Here we go again with the police and media working hand in hand trying to scare a local community because a motorcycle club is moving into town.”

Motorcycle enthusiast James Nennig from the Fox Valley area said he rides every chance he gets and is against this type of profiling.

“I support police and military but I don’t support this type of mentality,” he said. “If people actually look at bikers and clubs, they do a lot of good, like raising money for charities.”

In his press release, Schmidt said: “It is my sincere hope that the Outlaws are here only to have a good time in a legal way.  If that is not the case, we will be watching and will be prepared to respond accordingly. If they respect the law, they will have no problems with our law enforcement officers in the area.”

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