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Iron Order Murder Day 78

11. September 2014

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Iron Order Murder Day 78

Today is the 78th day since a Black Piston named Zachariah “Nas T” Tipton was shot by a still unnamed member of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club outside Nippers Beach Grille in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. There have been widely disparate accounts of the moments that bracketed the murder. Numerous Iron Order members, including club president […]

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Summing Up Sons Of Anarchy

8. September 2014

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Summing Up Sons Of Anarchy

Five days ago, affirming a racketeering conviction in Florida, Ed Carnes who is the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit wrote an amazing sentence that would have been unimaginable six years ago. Carnes wrote: “In a case of life imitating art imitating life, Maynard Kenneth Godwin was inspired […]

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The Tipton Murder Investigation Day 56

21. August 2014

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The Tipton Murder Investigation Day 56

It has been eight weeks since a patched member of the Black Pistons Motorcycle Club named Zachariah “Nas T” Tipton was shot and killed in a parking area outside Nippers Beach Grille in Jacksonville Beach, Florida by a member or prospect of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club. Tipton was shot and killed at 5:15 p.m. […]

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18. September 2014

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Mongols Nation Case Still In Limbo

Mongols Nation Case Still In Limbo

The Mongols Nation Case has been continued yet again. A jury trial to determine whether the Mongols Motorcycle Club is guilty of racketeering and conspiracy to racketeer was most recently scheduled to begin in about two weeks on September 30. The trial had previously been scheduled to begin on September 24, 2013 and March 25, […]

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17. September 2014

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Smith Trial Day Three

Smith Trial Day Three

The trial of Paul Wayne “Dog” Smith is an example of what Yogi Berra called ‘‘déjà vu all over again.” He is the fourth defendant to be tried for the same alleged crime – the murder of three men who rode with the Warlocks Motorcycle Club and the attempted murder of two more. The men […]

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16. September 2014

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More Iron Order Loose Lips

More Iron Order Loose Lips

The Iron Order Motorcycle Club has a national election coming up this weekend and the sources are singing like birds. The Aging Rebel believes that at only ten-years-old with more than 4,000 members, the IOMC is too large, immature and factionalized to survive. This page also believes that there is a high probability that the […]

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16. September 2014

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Dobyns Wins $173,000

Dobyns Wins $173,000

Jay Dobyns lawsuit against his former employer, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is finally resolved. The bad news is that Jay Dobyns is now officially a hero. A Federal District Judge named Francis M. Allegra seems to think so. The good news is that Dobyns isn’t much richer than he was before […]

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16. September 2014

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Smith Trial Day Two

Smith Trial Day Two

Blaming the victim is a venerable, if risky, strategy in criminal defense. It sometimes works because juries tend to include a disproportionate number of people who are too stupid to get out of jury duty. It is the strategy that accused killer Paul Wayne “Dog” Smith’s defender, Debra Ferwerda, chose to present to the jury […]

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15. September 2014

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Final Warlocks Trial Begins

Final Warlocks Trial Begins

Jury selection began today in the trial of Paul Wayne “Dog” Smith at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in Sanford, Florida. About 80 prospective jurors were present when the court session began. Judge Jessica Recksiedler is presiding over the case. Smith is accused of second degree murder in the deaths of three members of […]

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12. September 2014

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Harvest Moon Marks Return Of Motorcycle Hunting Season

Harvest Moon Marks Return Of Motorcycle Hunting Season

Usually we don’t bring this up for another month or so, until the rutting begins, but the Harvest Moon is waning and the motorcycle hunting season appears to be off to an early start. At least that’s what the deer call it. Last Saturday near Archer, Iowa Michael Otten of Hurley, South Dakota struck a […]

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10. September 2014

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Money, Money, Money, Money

Money, Money, Money, Money

The numbers are in for the motorcycle rallies in Sturgis, South Dakota and Atlantic Beach, South Carolina. Guess who won. You, and you know who you are, dropped a collective total of $18,822,304 with 954 temporary vendors on things like tee- shirts and collapsible batons at the Black Hills Rally. The figures do not include […]

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9. September 2014

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Berkshire Murder Final Chapter

Berkshire Murder Final Chapter

Trial is underway for Caius Veiovis, the most self-dramatizing of the defendants in the sordid, triple murder of three Pittsfield, Massachusetts men in 2011. The defendant pronounces his unique name KYE-us VAY-oh-veese. The local paper, the Berkshire Eagle, has been calling the case the “Hells Angels Triple Murder.” The prosecutor in Veiovis trial has continued […]

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5. September 2014

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Outcasts And Wheels Of Soul

Outcasts And Wheels Of Soul

Police in Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta and federal police are investigating multiple, linked, violent confrontations between members of the Outcast and the Wheels of Soul Motorcycle Clubs. Both clubs are traditional, black, three piece patch motorcycle clubs. According to public statements by police, the ill will between the clubs has resulted in three deaths in […]

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3. September 2014

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The Gang Member Firefighter Case

The Gang Member Firefighter Case

An interesting civil lawsuit that has lingered in federal court since last January and had lingered in Santa Cruz County Superior Court for two months before that, was refiled Monday in the Federal Northern District of California in San Jose. A  South Lake Tahoe, Nevada paramedic named Kristopher Klay is suing the Santa Cruz County […]

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2. September 2014

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Georgia Outlaws Case Continues

Georgia Outlaws Case Continues

Three men named Larry McDaniel, Howard Brown and Sean King are scheduled to begin a North Korean style show trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on September 22. McDaniel is a former Regional President of the American Outlaws Association in Georgia and Alabama; Brown is a former Georgia […]

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28. August 2014

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We Grow Old

We Grow Old

A couple of recent articles indicate that motorcycling may be going the way of the buggy whip. The Los Angeles Times has reported that a study by the Motorcycle Industry Council suggests that the “core audience” for motorcycling may soon “be too old to ride at all.” The subjects of the MIC study represent riders […]

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27. August 2014

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Operation Devils Professor

Operation Devils Professor

August is the dog days of news and Sons of Anarchy won’t be back on the air for another 13 days. So it is not exactly shocking that a British national newspaper called The Daily Mail ran a story today headlined “Real-life Breaking Bad: The incredible story of how a ‘cool cat’ science professor led […]

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