Waco Catch-22

August 26, 2016

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Waco Catch-22

Joseph Heller coined the term “Catch-22” in a novel about bomber crews in World War II. It described a set of Army Air Force regulations that exempted crazy people from flying combat missions. The catch was you had to apply for the exemption. And trying to get out of combat proved you weren’t crazy. In […]

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August 25, 2016

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Texas Nut Cop Got Pass

Texas Nut Cop Got Pass

Forth Worth nut cop William Figueroa has been back on patrol duty since June 1. He never lost a day’s pay. He was never punished in any way and records of the administrative review of his actions are sealed and are not available to the public. Figueroa was video recorded on March 13 spraying a […]

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August 24, 2016

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New Harley Engine

New Harley Engine

The Harley-Davidson Motor Company premiered its new engine yesterday. It is called the “Milwaukee-Eight.” Harley trademarked the name “Milwaukee-Eight” in March 2015 so the engine has been in development since at least then. It is the biggest stock engine the company has ever sold and according to Harley promotional materials it is also the prettiest. […]

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August 23, 2016

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Barger For Trump

Barger For Trump

Ralph Hubert “Sonny” Barger, a still active member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and an icon of American individualism, announced on his Facebook page yesterday that he is moving back to Oakland. And, when he gets there he will register to vote. And, after he registers he intends to vote for Donald Trump for […]

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August 22, 2016

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Altamont

Altamont

In early 1969, the Rolling Stones were almost as good as they were ever going to get. They had just released a highly successful album called Beggars Banquet. Before the end of the year they would record a haunting song called “Gimme Shelter” featuring a brilliant backup singer named Merry Clayton. The song would become […]

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August 21, 2016

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Warlocks Versus Warlocks Case Ends

Warlocks Versus Warlocks Case Ends

The last murder case that resulted from a September 30, 2012 shootout in the parking lot of a VFW Post in Winter Springs, Florida was dismissed last Thursday in a Sanford, Florida courtroom. Three members of the Warlocks Motorcycle Club named Peter “Hormone” Schlette,     Harold “Lil Dave” Liddle and Dave “Dresser” Jakiela were killed […]

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August 19, 2016

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Our EPA Strikes Again

Our EPA Strikes Again

Everybody who has been around American motorcycles long enough to have an opinion that counts knows what the Harley tax is. The Environmental Protection Agency thinks it means something else. The Harley tax is the price you have to pay to transform the brand-new Harley-Davidson motorcycle you bought into the bike you want to ride. […]

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August 18, 2016

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A Reply To George Christie

A Reply To George Christie

Some of the people former Hells Angel George Christie has vilified recently, including writer Candy Chand and filmmaker Nick Mead, commented on an article about Christie published on this page yesterday. Not everybody reads the comments. In case you missed it, here is what Mead – in the photo above and who coined the term […]

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August 17, 2016

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California Gang Database

California Gang Database

Elaine M. Howle, the California State Auditor, released a 115-page report August 11 that called the state’s “CalGang” database inaccurate and poorly managed. The information in the database is widely used by prosecutors to “validate,” or prove that defendants are members of criminal gangs. “CalGang,” the report explains, “is a shared criminal intelligence system that […]

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August 17, 2016

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Thanks For Reading George

Thanks For Reading George

George Christie will never drown. No lifeguard could ever ignore his furious cries. He has a genius for getting attention. He has managed to get mentioned on this page twice so far this week. He is thisclose to being on TMZ. Probably in another month, when his memoir is published, he will be inescapable. Like […]

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August 15, 2016

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Christie’s Honesty Questioned Again

Christie's Honesty Questioned Again

George Christie, who has made a late life career of telling tales about the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, has had his honesty questioned again. Last week the Ventura County Reporter, an alternative weekly newspaper with a circulation of about 35,000 in Christie’s hometown, published a letter titled “A Challenge to George Christie.” The letter read: […]

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August 15, 2016

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Amigos, Goths And Gangs

Amigos, Goths And Gangs

A more than two-month-old lawsuit in Washington became news late last week when the Walla Walla County commissioners responded to the suit by trying to legally define “gang attire.” The suit was filed June 6 by two members of the Amigos Motorcycle Club named Corey Ray Puckett and John Allen Smith. They wanted to wear […]

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August 13, 2016

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Vagos Insignia Case

Vagos Insignia Case

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court ruling that a former Vago named Ronald Godwin could be fired from his job at the Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility in Grants Pass, Oregon because sometimes “on special occasions, he wore clothes with a Vagos patch.” Godwin worked at the youth lockup for […]

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