The Iron Order Motorcycle Club, the “law abiding motorcycle club” that has been involved in at least one murder, two shootouts and multiple, high profile brawls in the last year, finally found a drum to bang in the big Waco massacre jamboree.
John C. “Shark” Whitfield, who wears many hats – as a partner at a Madisonville, Kentucky law firm called Whitfield Bryson & Mason, LLP; as sometime City Attorney for Nortonville, Kentucky; “as Director of the Division of Legal Affairs” for the Iron Order; as current “spokesman” for the Iron order; and as a frequent police consultant – popped off about the recent events in Waco Wednesday in a free, weekly, alternative magazine called San Antonio Current.
Shark explains It All
Mark Reagan of Current editorializes that “after the Waco brawl, lawful motorcycle club members were left shaking their heads at the senseless violence while they’re left to deal with misconceptions about their brethren.”
Whitfield agrees. “I’ve talked to quite a few guys about it in our club,” Shark confides. “All this needless horrific violence, it’s because two clubs can’t get along. Secondly, it made me sick because the general public doesn’t know the difference between a lawful and an unlawful club.”
Current informs its readers, that a “sense of service runs true in the Iron Order, which boasts 280 chapters in 46 states and Washington D.C. That club is mostly made up of police officers, but also includes working professionals. Whitfield, who is a trial lawyer, doesn’t care much for outlaw riders such as those involved in the deadly Waco fiasco.”
Whitfield agrees that what happened outside the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco on May 17 was not a massacre or tragedy but rather a brawl and fiasco. Whitfield also thinks the dead, wounded and imprisoned got what they deserved.
“They are bad guys. They are drug runners and criminals who don’t mind killing,” Whitfield told Reagan. “They don’t have much care for life.”
Whitfield explains the Iron Order, “mostly made up of police officers,” is very different. “There’s a huge contingent of guys who want to be involved in a club, but don’t want to be involved with lawlessness,” Shark said. “We just like to ride.”
You can read the entire Current article here.