Hooray For Hollywood

July 21, 2018

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Hooray For Hollywood

An ominous confluence of events looms this September and October that will directly affect the Mongols Motorcycle Club and indirectly affect all motorcycle clubs. A Mongol named David Martinez will go on trial this September for the murder of a Pomona, California Swat officer named Shaun Diamond. Diamond and more than a dozen fellow Swat […]

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July 20, 2018

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Shutting Up Freddy

Shutting Up Freddy

Ferdinand “Freddy” Augello, the retired Pagan who is accused of murdering radio host April Kauffman in May 2012, conspiring to kill her widower James Kauffman and calling the shots in a major, multistate oxycodone distribution racket was in court yesterday. Augello’s legal predicament epitomizes the war on motorcycle clubs. Augello is at the center of […]

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July 18, 2018

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The Other Rider

The Other Rider

For the record, the Mongol patch holder who lived on July 7, when his club brother Shawn Fowler was murdered on the 210 Freeway in San Bernardino, California was Paul “Li’l Spider” Lemay. Lemay is a lifetime Mongol and a charter member of the Mongols West Valley, Utah chapter. Fowler and Lemay had just ridden […]

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July 16, 2018

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Gypsy Jokers Case Goes Federal

Gypsy Jokers Case Goes Federal

A grand jury in the District of Oregon federalized a three-year old murder on June 28 by accusing the Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club of being “a criminal organization” that “constituted an enterprise.” RICO Indictments are the Department of Justice’s quick and easy way to punish criminal defendants when a local prosecutor can’t prove his case. […]

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July 13, 2018

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And Now This

And Now This

Have you ever heard a classroom full of six graders playing “My Way” on Kazoos? Well this might be your lucky day! Have you ever heard George Christie tell all the many secrets of the Hells Angels? Well, if you are a policeman of course you have but say you are not a policeman and […]

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July 12, 2018

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Free Freddy

Free Freddy

The fantastical tale of James and April Kauffman and the terrible Pagans gang might mark a new low in American journalism. Coverage of this case is a puppet dancing on a drum. Somewhere, Bat Masterson and H.L. Mencken are cleaning their guns. The official version of the Kauffmans and the Pagans doesn’t yet have unicorns […]

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July 11, 2018

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A Tap Room Tale

A Tap Room Tale

I’m sitting in an ice cold bar next to a guy I don’t know. Every minute or so the neon sign in the front window blinks. I’m on a business trip. We are at the end of street called Jansen Avenue. He knows me, sort of. He knows what guys call me. I make a […]

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July 10, 2018

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Just A Shot Away

Just A Shot Away

There is a new book out today about the Altamont Speedway Free Festival on December 6, 1969. It is called Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love, and Tragedy With the Rolling Stones at Altamont and its author is a very celebrated writer and professor named Saul Austerlitz. Altamont was so long ago that many readers […]

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July 9, 2018

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Clarksville Mongols Indictment Grows

Clarksville Mongols Indictment Grows

The press release announcing a 69-page, third superseding indictment against the Clarksville, Tennessee Mongols begins with a couple of lies. “Two Additional Members and Associates of Clarksville Tennessee Mongols Motorcycle Gang Charged with Crimes Related to Racketeering Conspiracy, Murder, Kidnapping and Drug Trafficking,” the release crows. “Twenty-one Now Charged in Mongols Investigation.” Actually, there are […]

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July 8, 2018

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Following Shawn Fowler’s Murder

Following Shawn Fowler's Murder

The murder of Shawn Fowler early Friday morning on the 210 Freeway in Los Angeles has loosed an avalanche of speculation by readers of this page and others. What The Aging Rebel has learned about the murder in the last two days is not conclusive. But revealing that information here now might calm some of […]

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July 6, 2018

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An El Lay Story

An El Lay Story

The smart way to traverse man-sized rides in the southwest in summer is to travel at night. You can die from the heat on an air cooled motorcycle in the desert in July. That is only one of the ways you can die. The three riders on the two Harleys probably left Tooele, Utah about […]

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July 5, 2018

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Iron Order Still Untouchable

Iron Order Still Untouchable

This story was published at 1:22 p.m. on July 5 and corrected at 8:30 a.m. on July 6. The original story identified the presiding Judge as John Milton Younge. Younge was the supervising judge in the case. The presiding judge was Kenneth Powell. The Aging Rebel apologizes for the error. The seven-day trial in a […]

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July 3, 2018

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The Way We Were

The Way We Were

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]

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