Yves Lavigne Yet Lives

September 28, 2016

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Yves Lavigne Yet Lives

There has been an Yves Lavigne sighting. Lavigne is the former reporter for the Toronto Globe and Mail who has found a way to eke out a living for the last 30 years as an outlaw biker expert. He has written four books about the Hells Angels and a fifth book called Death Dealers about […]

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September 27, 2016

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Paranoia Strikes Deep

Paranoia Strikes Deep

Bikers, Las Vegas, and bikers in Las Vegas are not yet paranoid enough so last Thursday highly visible biker attorney Stephen Stubbs filed a 41-page Internal Affairs Complaint against Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Detective Joseph Gagliardi for perjury. Stubbs was mostly a tax attorney – his practice was called Tax Law Solutions – as […]

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September 26, 2016

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A Casualty Of War

A Casualty Of War

The motorcycle club world persists because it is a manifestation of what William James, the foremost American Pragmatist, called “The Moral Equivalent of War.” “History is a bath of blood,” James, who considered himself to be a pacifist, wrote in 1910, approximately a century before the notion arose that men should evolve into women and […]

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September 23, 2016

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Bonfiglio Gets Two And Two

Bonfiglio Gets Two And Two

Steven Bonfiglio, a former prospect with the Bridgerunners Motorcycle Club in Staten Island, New York, was sentenced to two years in prison and two years supervised probation earlier this week. His attorney, Louis E. Diamond, told the Staten Island Advance that the sentence was “far better than being dead.” Bonfiglio was a prospect, and consequently […]

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September 22, 2016

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George Christie’s Nasty Publicity Push

George Christie’s Nasty Publicity Push

George Christie, the disgraced Hells Angel who has a book to sell, has been trying to win his argument with his former club by outshouting everybody. During his career in the Hells Angels, Christie beat a murder charge; he was accused of being part of a conspiracy to sell vast quantities of prescription medications to […]

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September 21, 2016

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Following The Money

Following The Money

In the screenplay for the old movie about Watergate, All The President’s Men, a world weary whistle blower code named Deep Throat tells an eager, young reporter named Bob Woodward to “follow the money.” Of course, it never happened in real life. The line was an invention of screenwriter William Goldman. Nevertheless, the command to […]

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September 20, 2016

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Guns, Weed, Bikers And Judges

Guns, Weed, Bikers And Judges

Let’s start with guns. The Second Amendment – the amendment immediately after the amendment that makes it legal for you to read these words – simply says “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” For […]

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September 19, 2016

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Waco Case Deadlines

Waco Case Deadlines

It is unlikely that any of the Waco Twin Peaks criminal conspiracy cases will be resolved before Monday, July 31, 2017. That is the date when federal prosecutors now must present their witness lists to defense attorneys in a federal racketeering case titled United States v. Portillo et al. That indictment in that case never […]

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September 16, 2016

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Missouri Biker Fairy Tale

Missouri Biker Fairy Tale

The easiest stories for reporters to tell are the ones readers already know. That is probably more true for biker stories than, say political stories. George Christie, for example, is now trying to get rich and famous by presenting himself as Forrest Gump. And news consumers in Kansas City are currently riveted by the tale […]

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September 14, 2016

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Waco Swat Skates

Waco Swat Skates

Three Waco Swat officers who fired their M-16 style rifles during the May 17, 2015 biker brawl at the Twin Peaks restaurant were “no billed” by a McLennan County grand jury this morning. Grand juries are peculiar to the United States. The purpose of a grand jury is to examine a prosecutor’s evidence against a […]

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September 14, 2016

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Peter “Pete” Pettalia

Peter "Pete” Pettalia

Peter “Pete” Pettalia, the state representative who wrote the legislation that led to the repeal of Michigan’s mandatory helmet law in 2012 died late Monday afternoon, September 12, in a motorcycle accident on State Highway 33 in the Atlanta State Forest. Pettalia owned an auto repair business and lived in nearby Presque Isle. He was […]

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September 13, 2016

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Operation Fearless Still Stinks

Operation Fearless Still Stinks

Operation Fearless was an attempted entrapment of members of the American Outlaws Association in Milwaukee by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that began in July 2011 and eventually ended in chaos in September 2012. The ATF committed six agents to the project and eventually enjoyed the cooperation and support of the FBI […]

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September 12, 2016

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Waco Punishment Continues

Waco Punishment Continues

What has always been most despicable about the Twin Peaks tragedy is that a little clique or hick politicians have been allowed to violate the contract that has always existed between Americans and their government. We owe our government our loyalty, obedience and sometimes the blood of our sons. Our government owes us our basic […]

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