Memorial Day 2017

May 26, 2017

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Memorial Day 2017

Decoration Day, which we now call Memorial Day, began spontaneously in the spring of 1864 as our national day of suffering. It was the inevitable result of the American Civil War in which at least 620,000 men died. Their survivors suffered from those deaths. About 576,000 men were wounded. Surgery was primitive. There were no […]

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May 25, 2017

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Lurid Florida Murder Gets Silly

Lurid Florida Murder Gets Silly

Yesterday, police in Leesburg, Florida released lurid details of the last minutes of David “Gutter” Donovan. And within minutes, as if the mess in Florida was not already bad enough, a vague organization called the National Council of Clubs issued a bombastic and fatuous press release that tried to portray Donovan’s murder as a “bikers […]

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May 24, 2017

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Chicago Cop Club Coverup

Chicago Cop Club Coverup

Two members of the Twisted Image Motorcycle Club and a member of the Knight Keepers MC were attacked by members of the American Knights Motorcycle Club as they tried to enter a Chicago bar called Zachary’s For Cocktails about 4 a.m. Sunday. And, the official coverup started immediately. The American Knights has chapters in Chicago […]

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May 23, 2017

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Hells Angel Assassinated

Hells Angel Assassinated

James Duty, a 31-year-old Hells Angel prospect from Orange, California was shot and killed about 10:30 Sunday night as he returned from his club’s West Coast Run in Cottonwood, Arizona. Duty was riding with five club brothers. Near the end of their trip, the pack stopped at a Shell gas station in Riverside, California near […]

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May 22, 2017

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Waco Day 737

Waco Day 737

If it quacks it is a duck. The Aging Rebel has always assumed that the extensively video-recorded Waco Twin Peaks bloodbath two years ago was essentially a federal operation gone wrong. The pole camera erected that morning five hours before the shooting started did not just happen to be there. It was there to collect […]

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May 19, 2017

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Angels To Enrich Arizona Police

Angels To Enrich Arizona Police

The big news in Cottonwood, Arizona this Friday is that an estimated 200 Hells Angels are coming to town for the club’s annual West Coast Run. Cottonwood is a town of about 11,000. It is 65 miles south of Flagstaff and 20 miles south of Sedona, the new age vortex where Senator McCain has a […]

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May 18, 2017

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Getting Messy In Florida

Getting Messy In Florida

There were two arrests yesterday for the murder of David “Gutter” Donovan. Donovan was shot three times during a confrontation with a dozen other bikers on April 29 at a Circle K convenience store and gas station in Leesburg, Florida. Donovan was vice president of the Lake County chapter of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club. Donovan […]

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May 16, 2017

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Twenty More Waco Lawsuits

Twenty More Waco Lawsuits

Another 20 men filed suit against Waco and McLennan County, Texas late yesterday afternoon. All 20 men were members “of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club at the time of” the Waco Twin Peaks biker brawl two years ago. Their names are Marshall Mitchell, Blake Taylor, Christopher Rogers, Richard Benavides, Brian Brincks, Rene Cavazos, Juventino Montellano, Jason […]

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May 16, 2017

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Broden’s Press Release

Broden's Press Release

The height of journalistic sloth is to run some guy’s press release. On the other hand, “a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” And, tomorrow is the second anniversary of the Waco Twin Peaks biker brawl. Dallas attorney Clint Broden has been among the most […]

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May 15, 2017

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Still More Waco Lawsuits

Still More Waco Lawsuits

Dallas Attorney Don Tittle has filed 45 more civil rights lawsuits stemming from the Waco Twin Peaks biker brawl two years ago. The suits were filed last Friday in the Austin Division of the federal Western District of Texas. The full list of defendants in the latest round of false arrest suits includes: Former Waco […]

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May 15, 2017

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Kingsmen Dies

Kingsmen Dies

David “Gutter” Donovan, vice president of the Lake County, Florida chapter of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club, died at one o’clock Sunday morning of injuries sustained April 29 during a gunfight at a Circle K at 3300 West Main Street in Leesburg, Florida. The shooting coincided with, but was separate from, the last night of the […]

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May 11, 2017

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Cops And Street Gangs

Cops And Street Gangs

There is a law in Texas, Section 46.02 of the state penal code, that declares: “A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun, illegal knife, or club if the person is…a member of a criminal street gang, as defined by Section […]

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May 10, 2017

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Benjamin “Gentle Ben” Overton

Benjamin “Gentle Ben” Overton

Benjamin “Gentle Ben” Overton, a 40-year veteran of the Free Souls Motorcycle Club, died May 2 at his home in Pleasant Hill, Orgeon. He drove a logging truck for a living. Overton is survived by his blood brothers David, and Tom; his sister Susan Stafford; his half-sister Wanda Emerson; three children, six grandchildren ; three […]

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