Memorial Day 2020

May 22, 2020

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Memorial Day 2020

Monday is our national day of mourning. It is not a patriotic, political or recreational occasion. It is more important than that. It was invented as a commemoration rather than a celebration. It used to be called Decoration Day. It was a day when women from the North and the South decorated the graves of […]

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May 21, 2020

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Galveston, Sturgis, Rolling Thunder

Galveston, Sturgis, Rolling Thunder

The Lone Star Rally in Galveston isn’t scheduled until November but a local politician has already called for its cancellation. Earlier this week, a candidate for the Galveston City Council named Wayne D. Holt published a guest editorial in Texas’ oldest newspaper, The Daily News of Galveston County, slugged “Galveston leaders must cancel Lone Star […]

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May 20, 2020

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Three Dead, Six Charged

Three Dead, Six Charged

There is a sordid case in West Virginia and Maryland that is reminiscent of a Coen Brothers movie. The body of a slight, innocent appearing, 33-year-old family man from Tareytown, Maryland named Jonathon Travis Riddle (above) was found burning about 40 feet from a road in isolated Rippon, West Virginia about 7:30 a.m. on March […]

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May 19, 2020

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Probable Cause On Forehead

Probable Cause On Forehead

There was a hearing last week in the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Judicial District of Texas that might finally put a stop to the enforcement of a 2014 Texas law that prohibits members of motorcycle clubs from legally carrying firearms. If the four judges who heard the case are very bold, their decision […]

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May 16, 2020

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Waco Day 1828

Waco Day 1828

In the buildup to the big showdown, a DPS agent assigned to Waco named Christopher Frost wrote: Lorena Police Chief (Tom) Dickson “received a phone call from Lorena Police Officer Shawn Board who stated Officer Board received information that the normal Coalition of Clubs (COC) meeting that usually is held in Austin was suddenly changed […]

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May 14, 2020

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Another Gypsy Joker Plea

Another Gypsy Joker Plea

There has been another guilty plea in the Gypsy Joker federal racketeering case. Sixty-two -year old Joseph Duane Folkerts confessed that over the course of a decade, from 2008 through 2018, the Gypsy Joker Motorcycle Club was an “outlaw” club that had rules and whose members enforced those rules through intimidation, violence and murder. According […]

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May 9, 2020

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The Bronx Murder Investigation

The Bronx Murder Investigation

The murder of Pagan Motorcycle Club member Francisco Rosado last week in the Bronx remains a stone cold whodunit. Last Saturday, two men dressed in dark clothes carrying silencer-equipped pistols exited a blue Jeep Cherokee and advanced on Rosado in broad daylight as he was distracted in conversation by an unknown person. The assassination appears […]

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May 7, 2020

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The Cossacks Civil War

The Cossacks Civil War

The apparent murder of Brandon Edwards last Saturday as he rode his motorcycle near Tyler, Texas was the culmination of a long dispute within the two Cossacks Motorcycle Clubs in Texas. Call it the Authenticity Wars. There are multiple examples in the last few years of clubs dividing into factions and then woofing at each […]

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May 6, 2020

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Cossack On Cossack

Cossack On Cossack

Brandon Edwards, the 33-year-old Cossack Motorcycle Club member shot off his motorcycle last Saturday and killed near Tyler, Texas was murdered by other Cossacks as a result of a schism in the club. The Aging Rebel believes the two Cossacks factions are centered in Tyler where the Cossacks originated and Waco, where militant members of […]

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May 5, 2020

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A Tale Of Two Murders

A Tale Of Two Murders

The news is a fickle bitch. The assassination of Francisco Rosado, who was 51-years-old and an influential member of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, last Saturday in the Bronx, by two guys dressed in black, carrying pistols with very long silencers, and who advanced on their target in the manner of light-infantrymen, is very big news […]

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May 4, 2020

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New York Pagan Murdered

New York Pagan Murdered

Francisco Rosado, who is alleged to have been the president of Pagans Motorcycle Club chapter in the Bronx Borough of New York City, was murdered Saturday afternoon, in what police and the local press have categorized as a “targeted hit.” Rosado was shot multiple times in the head and chest by two gunmen about 3:30 […]

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April 28, 2020

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Charlie “Good Time Charlie” Brechtel

Charlie “Good Time Charlie” Brechtel

Good Time Charlie Brechtel, a biker blues musician who came about as close to celebrated as an authentic person cab, died last Saturday, April 25, in a motorcycle accident in Calaveras County, California. The poetry is that when he died he was just over the line. According to the California Highway Patrol, Brechtel was riding […]

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April 21, 2020

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Philly Warlocks Murder Alleged

Philly Warlocks Murder Alleged

A couple of independent crime reporters with excellent police sources in Philadelphia are reporting that earlier this month police “charged Michael DeLuca, the alleged president of the Chester County Warlocks MC Chapter, with the murder of suspected Warlocks MC prospect Keith Palumbo from Upper Darby.” The reporters are George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser. They report […]

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