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The Blue Knights International, based in Bangor, Maine, did not return a call and email seeking comment.Steve Cook, who leads the Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association, says some of the legit clubs go to "totally embarrassing" lengths to ingratiate themselves to criminal gangs."They're going to a 1-percent gang and asking permission to start their club up," he said. You're either a cop or a biker."But the very existence of law enforcement clubs can stoke violence, Fuller said."It agitates the real 1-percenters that cops want to come and imitate them at all."Jay Dobyns, a former undercover agent who infiltrated the Hells Angels for the ATF, worries that chumminess between biker gangs and the more benign law enforcement motorcycle clubs can lead to a perception that cops will go easy on the outlaws.
Smith belonged to the Iron Pigs motorcycle club, made up of police and firefighters. And in 2012, two officers who belonged to a law enforcement motorcycle club were involved in a bar fight with bikers in Prescott, Arizona."They want to be like them, but not them," Fuller said of the law enforcement clubs.
The group is made up of 13 women brought together by their passion for motorcycles and their desire to bike with other women like themselves.