Hello supporters of KC Checkpoint. Some of you may be aware that DUI checkpoint activist and guest blogger at KCCheckpoint.com, Mike Mikkelsen has been charged with a serious crime. I wanted to give our response to some of the allegations made against Mikkelsen by other KC Media and organizations in our community. I should note that I have not communicated with Mikkelsen concerning this issue and thus, the decisions and statements below are unilateral.
KC Checkpoint’s main purpose remains to defend the constitution of the United States against the constant encroachment of the law and law enforcement. We can not be supporters of the constitution and at the same time persecute people who have not been convicted in a court of law. Nor, would we support or give voice to anyone convicted of the crime of which Mikkelsen is accused.
KC Checkpoint is operated by myself in collaboration with @mmikkelsen and @kccolorcode. I have made the decision that until the end of trial Mikkelsen will continue to have a voice on this blog on the specific topics for which kccheckpoint.com is known. We do not plan on addressing this topic again until such time arises that a court determination has been made, at that time we will resolve the issue entirely.
I would also like to note that KC Checkpoint fully supports the causes of the Occupy KC movement. And while our approach to this situation might be slightly different, we understand the difficult situation that organization has been placed in. I ask that you pay no attention to the distractions and stay focused on the causes of our two respective organizations.
The @kccheckpoint twitter feed and the kccheckpoint.com blog will continue, unchanged. Thanks again for your support KC, the KC Checkpoint army continues to grow; currently at 6700 followers! Please feel free to contact us via twitter if you would like to discuss.
–Update May 30, 2013–
Today the Pitch posted a article summarizing the case result for Mikkelsen’s case. As as result of his guilty plea I have decided to remove Mikkelsen from logins on the KCCheckpoint website; going forward he will not be posting on the website and will not be a guest blogger. The Pitch’s article can be found here: Michael Mikkelsen, DUI checkpoint protester, pleads guilty to sexual misconduct.
I appreciate all of the support of the Kansas City community, when this article was first written in December of 2011 there were 6,700 followers and today it’s over 18,000. I promise to stay focused on the task of protecting Kansas City from the continued degradation of our basic freedoms.