Steve Cook Strikes Again

Mon, May 5, 2014

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Steve Cook Strikes Again

Summer is coming so tens of thousands of West Coast motorcycle enthusiasts will be passing through Wyoming in the next five months.

It is a pretty and sparsely populated state. Most of the left coast passes through some part of Wyoming to get to Sturgis every August. This summer, the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club will hold its National Run in Cody. And, this year the police in Rock Springs, Wyoming will be better prepared than ever to make life miserable for all those tourists on two wheels. A week ago Steve Cook came to town to offer his “expertise” on the frequently discussed, mostly invisible motorcycle gang menace.


Cook describes himself as a “public figure” and as an “outlaw motorcycle gang expert and  documentary television personality.” That is Steve in the photo above, jauntily leaning on a Hells Angels mailbox as if he owned it.

Cook is both the Executive Director and President of a racket called the Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association.  According to one of his many official biographies, “Detective Cook has extensive knowledge and experience in investigating and prosecuting Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. He has prosecuted members of the Fairbanks, Alaska Hell’s (sic) Angel’s (sic) Motorcycle Gang and Colorado Springs, Colorado Sons of Silence Motorcycle Gang for methamphetamine and firearms charges. He has also participated in surveillance operations of ‘church meetings,’ bike shows, and swap meets of several well known
outlaw gangs.” And “Steve has also been featured in the History Channel’s Gang Land (sic) programs on the Outlaws, Bandidos and Galloping Goose, on Biographies (sic) Gangsters Americas Most Evil twice, History Channels (sic) Americas Book of Secrets and Biographies (sic) Gangworld (sic) One Percenters.”

Cook mostly provides training “for law enforcement officers, prosecutors, corrections personnel and criminal analysts addressing the problems and pitfalls of investigations of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.” His assertions are often fatuous and imaginative. He gets paid with public money but most of what he has to say about the motorcycle gang menace must remain secret “Due to the sensitive nature” of his training programs. Generally, “the exact locations” of his training programs can only “be revealed to those who register.” “Special security” is maintained. And his “training programs” are “only open to law enforcement officers, corrections officers, prosecutors, probation/parole officers and other criminal justice professionals. You must show proper agency credentials or identification to be allowed entrance into the training program.”

Rock Springs

Cook also does business as the Heartland Law Enforcement Training Institute and that’s the patch he wore when he rolled into Rock Springs, a city of about 23,000 that is pretty unavoidable on an east-west ride because the city squats astride Interstate 80. The local police chief, a fellow named Mike Lowell, told the Rock Springs Rocket-Miner, that because “Motorcycle gangs, also referred to as motorcycle clubs, have driven through Rock Springs and Sweetwater County,” on the Interstate on their way to someplace else, they have “caught the attention of police.”

“Lowell said they (local police) have stopped motorcycle gangs inside the city limits including the Bandidos, Sons of Silence and Hells Angels.”

“No community in Wyoming is safe from an outlaw motorcycle gang because they are so mobile, Lowell said.”

Lowell asked Cook to help him with the problem that is mostly between Lowell’s ears because, “There is enough of a concern with these groups to me to hold this class. To us, motorcycle gangs are identified by criminal action. We refer to them as OMGs.” The chief also told the Rocket-Miner “he wants outlaw motorcycle gangs to know he is willing to spend money to better understand them and their actions.”

Training Conference

Cook called his Rock Springs performance the “Patrol Response to Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs Training Conference.”

It covered: the “Origin and History of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs; Organizational Structure and Recruiting Process; Tattoo and Patch Identification; Intelligence Gathering; Study of the “Big 4” Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs; Weapons Identification; Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs and the Drug Trade; Motorcycle Gang Related Violence; Combating Lawsuits and Legal Actions; Unique Investigative Techniques;” and “Safe Methods of Conducting Vehicle Stops on OMG Members.”

Trainees paid $200 each to attend this thing and afterward, according to the Rocket-Miner, Chief Lowell had learned “when OMGs come to Rock Springs, they should realize police are going to stop them. If everything is on the up and up with no warrants, possession of illegal drugs or any other criminal activity, it will just be a little bit of an inconvenience.”

He told the paper “OMG members also claim they are being misunderstood.”

“They are saying they are just working guys who drink pop and like to work on their motorcycles,” he said. “We refer to them as motorcycle gangs.”

In the future Rock Springs will always conduct traffic stops on motorcyclists with multiple officers because “It’s nice to be able to meet them with force.” Drug sniffing dogs will always be dispatched to those stops whether a reasonable, articulable suspicion exists to conduct a canine search or not. And the Chief “wants the community to be vigilant and call law enforcement if they spot a group of motorcycle riders who they suspect may be a part of a motorcycle gang.”

Incidentally, one can also get to Sturgis from the West Coast by way of Interstates 70 and 90.

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88 Comments For This Post

  1. skinny denny Says:

    Cook is a little punk with a Napoleon complex. He must be an Iron Order “P.H.”. A completely full of shit small dick wannabe tough guy who couldn’t tell the difference between a flathead and a twin can. I can’t stand even seeing a picture of this shitstain. Just die already, punk!

  2. Phuquehed Says:

    I said it before…Cook is one of those sick people who thinks the world of himself and goes ape-shit crazy when no one else recognizes the fact. I guarantee the little faggot can’t get hard without paying a hooker extra to let him beat on her some.

    As for Lowell…pussy just found its epitome. I can smell the fucktard way over here in TN. He probably busts a nut every time he pulls *anyone* over and has *never* pulled anyone over for any actual broken law(s), which he just admits he’s going to do to the HA when they roll through town. How’s that for not adhering to your oath to protect the rights of Americans, Lowell, you pussy fucktard?

  3. skinny denny Says:

    Cook is a little punk with a bad mustache and a Napoleon complex. He’s probably an Iron Order (P.H.). This jerk-off wouldn’t know the difference between a flathead and a twin can. Boycott Wyoming and go through Colorado where those of you that partake of the herb can enjoy some nice legal World class weed.

  4. OC VAGO 1%er Says:

    Self proclaimed OMG experts. What a hoot. He probably uses old 60′s biker movies, Sons of Anarchy & Devil’s Ride show episodes for educational films at his oh so exclusive seminars. I wonder, is Stevie the dark gravelly narrator voice on the Gangland shows. OOOH I just got the chills.

    Cook is a self admitted drunkard and prostitute chaser take a look at his Facebook page photos and comments.

    Yeah Stevie it’s me again. FUCK YOU & your pals for hijacking my Facebook page and trying to stir up shit with SAVE THE PATCH. You’re a soft flabby punk ass coward.

    And take off the Harley garb you’re a disgrace to the Motor Co. too.

  5. Done Says:

    $200.00 a pop to hear this moron? Wonder what they charge to hear somebody who actually knows what they are talking about? Oh wait, it’s not their money, it’s ours. Shit, feel free to spend it any way y’all like. It’s not like it’s coming out of your pockets.

  6. Latigo Morgan Says:

    Cook is so full of shit, his breath stinks.

  7. coolhandLuke Says:

    This guy reminds me of Snooki. Never actually did anything worth a shit, but somehow carved out a living by spewing silliness, and self-promotion. Like singers that wax political, or politicians that push morality. On another note, I hope Rock Springs has a deep “rainy day” coffer, for settling lawsuits. I don’t believe that temporarily skewed public opinion will trump the constitution for long. Even in Wyoming.

  8. rollinnorth Says:

    Things went well for the 2006 World Run, in spite of law enforcement:

    “Many Cody people complained about what they described as a heavy-handed approach by law enforcement in 2006, with the Wyoming Highway Patrol drawing the most criticism.

    An analysis of citations and warnings issued during the 2006 World Run showed the patrol was far more active in writing tickets than the Cody Police Department or Park County Sheriff’s Office.

    Figures released by court clerks and local officials in August 2006 show the sheriff’s office issued five citations and two warnings, while the CPD issued 179 warnings and 59 citations. For Cody police, that’s 17 more citations than the same one-week period in 2005.

    State patrol officials never responded to a media request in 2006 seeking citation totals, but court records show at least 661 additional citations were issued for traffic offenses in Park County during the World Run.

    Besides vehicle patrols, there also were police on hand from across the state and the region, working as part of additional patrol squads, surveillance units and in support roles. They were joined by a host of federal investigators and law enforcement agents from the U.S. Marshals Service, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, the FBI and other federal agencies.

    Dozens of soldiers from the Wyoming Army and Air National Guard were in town – wearing camouflage and toting combat rifles – to control access to police outposts. There was even a Blackhawk helicopter operated by the Department of Homeland Security patrolling night skies.”

    New Mexico hasn’t blown apart, nor has New York; but Cook is still “sounding the alarm” to anyone foolish enough to pay him.

    Respect, to those…

  9. FF Says:

    Steve Cook was born out of his mother’s ass.

  10. Paladin Says:

    If the quotes in this article are actual quotes made by Chief Lowell, it should be pretty easy to prove bias on the part of Chief Lowell and his officers, regarding any action taken against tourists that might be in, or passing through his town.

    Chief Lowell & Co. may find out the hard way (as did the Chief of Boulder City, NV) that a dislike for a person’s First Amendment Right can’t be used as a substitute for reasonable suspicion or probable cause, when initiating a traffic stop.

    Long May You Ride (to those that deserve to),


  11. Done Says:

    If the Chamber of Commerce in Cody had a brian they’d roll out the red carpet for the 81 World Run and kill em’ with kindness. They’d find that their visitors are a boost to the local economy and the good name they would gain amongst the Biker culture would last far beyond the run and put them on the map to a segment of the population who have the means to fill their restaurants, hotels, motels, and public venues. The retail value of a good name that shows hospitality enroute to Sturgis is beyond what a town like Cody needs in tourism revenue. After doing so they then should demand a refund for anyone from their municipality who attended Steve Cook’s snake oil show or just tar and feather this fake when next he happens through their town. When treated well they will be treated better, it’s only when treated poorly that things go wrong. This militarized aggressive posture is exactly the wrong way to go. Cody could then be known as a cool place to stop on the way to Sturgis and cash in on it forever. Common sense dictates hospitality not aggression. Don’t let this small man make you small minded. Boil some tar & pluck a few chickens. You’ve been lied to by a huckster.

  12. Stevo Says:

    Don’t these police departments have auditors? I’d be asking why the city just wasted funds that could have been used to fill potholes, house the homeless or open a soup kitchen, something useful to real people. Instead they waste tax payers dollars on this crusty little spunk stain when the cops could, and should have learned a lot more from reading The Aging Rebel for free. They could have even thrown Reb a few ad clicks out of gratitude. Makes me sic (sic).


  13. Big Jim, Whittier Says:

    Hey all you payee’s, come hear me take a shit. Same thing

  14. Road Whore Says:

    The chief also told the Rocket-Miner “he wants outlaw motorcycle gangs to know he is willing to spend money to better understand them and their actions.”

    Maybe he should prospect…ROTFLMFAO!!!

    I liken all of these bastards to the KGB. Remember some of my posts where I said next they’ll be stopping us and saying, “Comrade, are your papers in order?” Well, there ya go…for the Red and White looks like that day is about to arrive in Wyoming.

    We have become Communist fuckin’ Amerika, where you are automatically guilty until proven innocent, and the Police State looks askance at everyone not its own.

    I’ve never met Cook (Thank God!) but from his looks in his photo he seems to be quite the Communistic Fucktard…he probably awaits the day when public torture is legalized in Amerika so that he can live out his true desires by pulling the fingernails off of women while other Communistic Fucktards scream and cheer. Popcorn will be sold.

    Fuckin’ asswipes, all of them.

    Ride Free

  15. Road Whore Says:

    HEY! Any alphabet soup types reading this: say I meet up with an old boy while I’m stopped at a rest stop, taking a rest on my long ride. We get to talking motorcycles, God, sex, women, the meaning of life, and which Bourbon is best. I happen to notice as he turns to reach into his pocket for his cigarette lighter that on his vest, which I haven’t paid much attention to, that he’s flying a 3-piece patch. (Contrary to popular belief some patch holders do interact with “citizens.” I’ve experienced this many times, and it’s always been a pleasant and enjoyable conversation.)

    So say this old boy tells me he’s enjoyed our conversation, and why don’t I come by such and such a bar (or clubhouse, or restaurant, or whatever) sometime and meet some of the guys and let’s continue our conversation.

    I like the old boy and that sounds like fun so I say, “Yeah, sure; thanks.” A man can’t have too many friends, can he?

    So say I show up and I’m introduced and folks seem to like me and I like them and before long I’m hanging around these guys and we’re getting to know each other and pretty soon I’m invited on a run. I like these guys, and they like me, and it’s fun to ride with them and it’s fun to hang around with them and one day I’m invited to prospect.

    Now I know this club’s “reputation” via LEO pronouncements, but I haven’t seen anyone involved in any criminal activity, and on our runs we haven’t raped, pillaged, plundered, or even spit on the sidewalk. And me myself…I’ve got a squeaky clean record, but by joining this club I’m now automatically deemed to be a criminal by the Amerikan KGB.

    By virtue of exercising my right of free association and choosing to put a patch on my back, in the same manner that Shriners and other organizations choose to wear clothing emblematic of their associations, I have now become a target for police harassment.

    Shit howdy…do you reckon in some of these other fraternal organizations there are some old boys that have broken the law? Cheated on taxes? Engaged in industrial espionage? Had somebody tune up a rival so that they could gain an advantage? I betcha! So if I join one of these fraternal organizations am I also automatically a criminal because a few in the organization might have engaged in criminal activity?

    Since when do we start painting the whole because of the alleged actions of a few?

    Oh yeah…when we started becoming Amerika, land of the suspected, interrogated, imprisoned, and spied upon.

    Ride Free

  16. Road Whore Says:

    Might be time to post this again…Rebel, if I’m getting too too here, feel free to edit/delete. But these sumbitches get me riled!


    Sons MC

    No, not the Sons of Silence. And certainly not the Sons of Anarchy, for this is a brief and 100% true history of a very real club.

    They were serious riders, and they flew colors. The behavior of the members, both individually and collectively, was such that they came to be officially designated as a gang.

    It is well documented fact that several members of the gang were: smugglers; arsonists; vandals; combatants given to violent public outbursts; rabidly anti-authoritarian; anarchists; and in disobedience to established law. They clashed frequently with law enforcement officers. Violence was an accepted and expected way of life: in clashes with authorities there were injuries and deaths.

    Many were drunkards; reflecting the behavior you would expect of such a Club many meetings were held at bars, with one haunt in particular being a favorite. As is typical of many secretive Clubs there was even a ritual whereby everyone drank from a communal bowl filled with alcohol; drinking from that bowl was a show of brotherhood and solidarity.

    Their increasingly deviant, secretive, and violent behavior began to attract more and more attention from the feds, and the Club began to press its cause heavily with the Citizenry in order to try and gain their favor. It was a pretty large propaganda campaign, and it flew in the face of everything that the authorities were saying about the Club.

    It finally got to the point that the Club and its members were labeled: the Club was now known as a dangerous gang and a terrorist organization, and its members were known as outlaws and terrorists. An outpouring of law enforcement was called for, an unprecedented show of force to take these outlaws down.

    But the Sons won.

    The full name of the Club: Sons of Liberty. The MC part? Well…they were serious riders, so let’s just say that stood for “Mustang (or Mare) Club.”

    And who were some of the more notable, but also reviled and dangerous members of the Sons of Liberty MC?

    Paul Revere
    John Adams
    Samuel Adams
    John Hancock
    Patrick Henry…

    Ride Free

  17. Paul Says:

    Done said, “$200.00 a pop to hear this moron? Wonder what they charge to hear somebody who actually knows what they are talking about?”

    At least for military, its a free seminar. Couple years ago I was at a NCIS brief at Camp Lejeune. When he got to OMC’s, he gave us the basic breakdown of major clubs, 3 piece patches, 1% diamond…

    When asked about them, said he had nothing but respect. They are men of honor, they have a code, they just happen to be on one side of the law, he on the other. If that line is crossed, then he steps in. Otherwise, be respectful and you won’t have problems.

  18. Rahlow (Rusty) Says:

    Road Whore……in the scenario you wrote about, one change in it is necessary for it to reflect reality. You/me/anyone is labeled a criminal from the point the alphabet soup group sees you/me/anyone “hanging around”…….

  19. Mike 184 Says:

    Great….. After reading about the last event in Cody and how well it went I thought that this year would maybe involve a little less bullshit. After riding that far I am not sure how understanding anyone is really gonna be for getting pulled just because.

    And from the way I have been told, when they do these stops (I havent been pulled like this… yet) they do it with guns drawn and make you keep you hands up on your handle bars. I was told on one stop where they held up the pack for 2 damned hours in 100 degree weather with shotguns on everyone while they ran licenses. “Inconvenience” my ass.

    No one sleeps real good with Blackhawks buzzing around all night…..

  20. Drifter Says:

    “No community in Wyoming is safe from an outlaw motorcycle gang because they are so mobile, Lowell said.”

    Judging by the crime stats, albeit a couple of isolated incidents with thousands coming through every year, nor are they in any danger.

    The only danger I see is the fuzz mentality ratcheting up the anxiety in chanting their war cry as they descend from their lofty perch of dogma and arrogance, to protect society from a manufactured/imagined menace driven by federal cheerleaders and tax payer cash in an over zealous attempt to freak citizens out in justifying their heavy handed approach.

    This isn’t war you knavish scoundrel. Typical state goon, escalate matters to forward your misguided and wrongful cause. Wondering where the 200 bucks per head came from, fed subsidy?

    “Trainees paid $200 each to attend this thing and afterward, according to the Rocket-Miner, Chief Lowell had learned “when OMGs come to Rock Springs, they should realize police are going to stop them. If everything is on the up and up with no warrants, possession of illegal drugs or any other criminal activity, it will just be a little bit of an inconvenience.””

    So in other words you are going to throw the 4th Amendment out the door and just publicly stated it, you tyrannical gestapo overlord.

  21. Jim666 Says:

    Steve Cook is a worthless Peice of shit. He put my club on that map he made up and he has never met or seen any of us that I know of .
    So how can they deem us a so called “threat” w/ out ever knowing who we are ?
    But I see we aren’t the only ones.

    I know it`s just a way for them to justify the millions of dollars they get from taxpayers to but armored tanks a/r `s explosives and doughnuts.
    But it`s still bullshit. and so is he the down syndrome looking punkass bitch. yea Steve I said that.


  22. Mike 184 Says:

    Yeah, and BTW I stood right there not but a month or so ago (And have a handful of other times). Quit leaning on the mailbox asshole, it’s disrespectful.

    I may need to ride down there and clean whatever scum that turd left on it.

  23. 10Gauge Says:

    Yeah…..nothing but respect. That douchebag does not know the meaning. Just read his Facebook posts…nice to know he and his ” brother” hang with the Iron Order PC ….oh la la ” if that bar could talk” funny shit that splotchy, pasty, doughball….with his big goofy lips trying to mean mug for the camera.

  24. Vogs Says:

    Just like our goverment and police to stop and detain you and hassle you because they don’t agree with your lifestyle. Fuck them!!! When did we as a nation give up our rights and why ?? The police are now a Gestapo who feel they have the power and resources to do as they please. What the Big 4 clubs should do is come together as a cohesive group and stand up to these NAZI thugs. Could you imagine the power and resources clubs could do if instead of fighting each other they banned together and fight this corrupt government. They would strike the fear of GOD Almighty in the hearts of law enforcement and the crooks who are in office. Long live the MC lifestyle.

  25. FF Says:

    It’s a pathology certain people have that they give themselves self appointed titles ie Steve Cock “outlaw motorcycle gang expert” or Phil McGraw “Doctor” Phil or Jesse Jackson “Reverend” when their is no integrity to the title, and yet, the Media Government Industrial Complex treats it as though it did. And all the bleating sheep play emporers new clothes with these clowns.

    It’s not a coincidence that all three of them came out of their mothers ass.

  26. jj solari Says:

    i once knew a man whose mouth was aimed abruptly sideways and to the right like steve cook’s is. i knew this man was a homosexual because, like steve cook, he wore faded levis that he purchased that way in order to give the impression that he was basically a rugged american field hand when in reality he was a dainty cupcake of a man. anyway, about this sideways mouth thing. i know a brilliant social anthropologist who moonlights at cal tech as a chemistry professor and physics consultant. very intelligent fellow. very alert and with an amazing curiosity about all things both on earth and off. i said to him “this is a picture of steve cook: do you have any idea why his mouth is always aimed to the side of his face?” he studied the picture for a long time, all the while mumbling “not a very handsome man is he….” but at the same time i knew he was thinking at full capacity. after a while he said “i have known or seen scores of men with this affliction. without exception, during my interviews of them, they have all said they were avid cocksuckers, and by that i mean avid practitioners of oral sex with other men. they have told me that this particular malady – though they think its nothing at all – they said it comes from laying facedown down on the floor of the gay bar with your ass in the air as though you are an inchworm stopped in mid stride, and while getting a penis slid into and out of your rectum, you have to turn your mouth sideways in order to take a dick in there too. after years and years of this nightly abuse – though they dont consider it abuse – the oral cavity is basically realigned permanently to the side, as is steve cook’s. now this does not mean steve cook sucks penises 24 hours a day, day after day, lying face down on the floor of gay bars with his ass in the air and his face scrunched to the side in order to allow a second penis to slide in and out of his mouth. i am not saying that. what i am saying is that all the other men i have seen with this curious sideways scrunch in their jaws….they have without exception all been faggots. if that’s the word.” i assured him that was NOT the word, that in fact that word was a disgusting insult to homosexuals everywhere.” he said “fuck ‘em.” i really dont know how he keeps his tenure with that vocabulary and attitude.

  27. Rahlow (Rusty) Says:

    Wow, what a load of crap society has turned into. Can you imagine the libtard outcry if the same statements by law enforcement were made about muslims, blacks or latino people as this so called sheriff made?

  28. Mike 184 Says:

    Hahahaha…. damn that shit was funny JJ….. I hope that fucker reads this. Still laughing……

  29. BMW Says:

    Good comments, but other than Rebel, most are ignoring the fact that this guy Steve Crook has a real racket going on. He exaggerates old stories, adds his peculiar interpretation to real events, repeats false stories, and then narrates the ATF version of events on Gangland and other pseudo-documentaries. After raising the alarm that the barbarians are at the gates, he goes under a number of corporate aliases, sucking up federal grant money that is available for local police department education. He uses the ATF (which created Gangland to rescue their reputation after Ruby Ridge and Waco) to make people think there is a large “OMG” problem. Then he offers “secret” training programs to “help” local PDs “understand” the magnitude of the supposed problem. He’s making money every which way.

    The only reason Steve Crook’s “educational training programs” have secret locations is so that they can avoid any real contact with the biker community. If you follow the stories, he specializes in helping police departments “unfamiliar” with “OMGs”. Since his idea of “OMGs” doesn’t really exist on this planet, any and all police departments are therefore the market for his wild stories. Any meaningful contact with the biker community would demonstrate the specious nature of his training programs.

    I’ve got to hand it to Mr. Crook. His current racket is a great moneymaker. and he doesn’t even have to get into a patrol car to make his living any more. He creates drama and friction, worries the local police departments into the cardiac ward, and gets paid for it. It is almost like making a living from spreading rumors on FaceBook!

    It does not look like he currently has any competition in his racket. If there were more competitors, then the local PDs might demand some REAL training and accurate information instead of the old wives’ tales and fear-mongering recycled by Mr. Crook and the ATF.

    I wonder how his “training” might compare to that of a real former biker, a biker lawyer, or an academic specialist with real credentials. Perhaps some well-known retired biker might want to get together with a biker lawyer and a local community college and offer some honest and accurate training that would really help local PDs understand what goes on during a national run.

    Then, perhaps, some of these crazy militarized situations could be avoided; local businesses could make some money, local cops would be able to use less heart medications, and bikers could get back to enjoying the company of their brothers….and then Stevie can take his retirement and reminisce about his glory days back when he opened up Kansas City for the Colombians!

    L,H&R to all 1% Riders!!!

  30. skinny denny Says:

    Another great post as usual!

  31. Oldskewl Says:

    This may be a stupid question but what can a club do to fight against this type of harassment?
    I have to imagine they knew this was coming long ago and they have prepared for it the best they can but fuck me, I plan my rides to avoid police activity and they are riding right into the waiting arms of these assholes.

    I’m aware of the save the patch movement and recently rode to the capitol with a bunch of club guys…. I just don’t know how the fuck this will save them from having their rights tramped on…


  32. John Deaux Says:

    Who knew there that much money being spent for bullshit ? Fertilizer is cheaper and smells better.
    I’m not charging but donations are accepted for the truth;
    The “gangs” are those idiots standing on side the road pulling riders over, they are also the idiots in cammo pointing guns at the riders, they are the alphabet soup agencies who push this nonsense on riders.
    The clubs are those riders who have formed a family of like minded people, common interests like motorcycles, traveling and brotherhood are part of their family traditions. Like most families there are sometimes disagreements that need to be settled, it’s done among family members and outside interface is not appreciated nor needed.
    Unlike the gangs we spoke of earlier most club members create little to no problems, doesn’t beat his wife or kids, kill hookers or blow your tax dollars on stupidity. They do for the most part enjoy a cocktail or two after a long day, occasionally you’ll come across one smoking a bud which he’d probably share with you if act right. The clubs are on vacation and want to relax, maybe looking to spend some of their cash in your town if treated fairly. The gangs are there to steal as much as possible and create problems.
    The choice is yours, host a club and probably see a profit for the local businesses or host a gang, get pulled over, harassed, ticketed, guns pointed at you and your family members and get fleeced of your profits. Choose carefully.
    Please send any and all donations for this truthful info to: The Aging Rebel in care of this site. Thank you for your time.

  33. Stevo Says:

    There’s been a few references to this dogs cock Cook having a facebook account, anyone got a link? I’d like to pay my respects.


  34. OC VAGO 1%er Says:

    These pricks will continue to abuse their color of authority as they have for decades. Why? Because they’re insecure evil little weenies that have a compulsion to control.

    I was at a party last weekend. Great band, food and company having a great time. Party was in a fenced and screened compound. Bikes parked at the curb lined the street. The good old LAPD didn’t like that so they posted no parking signs on the light posts. The harassment began. Tickets and towing. Peeking and picture taking. God what a bunch of dicks!

  35. Bill Says:

    With all due respect to all here, I feel “Save The Patch” may be too narrowly cast. The vast majority of Americans, even those likely to be supportive, (if presented In a larger, more inclusive context) have zero idea of what it even means, and probably upon first hearing it’s about bikers, couldn’t care less, if in fact they weren’t outright against it. AND, when it turns out that it’s Bikers, trying to save Bikers, well, that’s just really not “their” problem. My humble suggestion would be something along the lines of “Save This Country”, with the “Save The Patch” issue(s) as the illustrative centerpiece of a larger campaign for the renewal and restoration of the Rights of the citizens of this once great country. In this way, one hundred million might be mobilized, instead of one hundred thousand.

  36. Oldskewl Says:

    OC VAGO 1%er Says:
    I was at a party last weekend. Great band, food and company having a great time. Party was in a fenced and screened compound. Bikes parked at the curb lined the street. The good old LAPD didn’t like that so they posted no parking signs on the light posts. The harassment began. Tickets and towing. Peeking and picture taking. God what a bunch of dicks!

    I don’t know how you guys stand it… I have big respect for all of you that are willing to go through this year after year and keep your head on straight.
    I’ve never been in a club for just this very reason, you guys will always have my admiration and respect for what you do and represent.


  37. Mike 184 Says:

    @ OC, I hear you there. Same type of shit Saturday. Hope they had a good time taking pictures of all the food….. What a waste.

  38. slycechyx Says:

    So after the yahoos pay their 200 bucks, watch Sons of Anarchy & learn how to spell “gang” do they earn a shiney sticker & a certificate of completion for their momma’s to hang on the fridge?

  39. WARTHOG Says:




  40. bottomend Says:

    Fuck steve cook

  41. Paladin Says:

    OC VAGO 1%er,

    To be legal, those Temporary No Parking signs would have had to have been posted prior to the date of the party. Those signs would have also had to state the date or dates for the Temporary No Parking. It is my understanding that these signs are required to be posted 24 hrs. in advance of the date or dates.

    Long May You Ride,


  42. Freeman Says:

    Well Damn! Here’s a pic that backs up JJ’s theory! :

  43. slow-n-low Says:

    Memo to the 81 and anyone else bothered by this type of shit…announce 6 to 8 locations for every ride, rally and party, with the real location being kept secret.

    Maybe when you have communities spending millions gearing up for a run that never happens, shit will change.


  44. RtC Says:

    Paladin, ONLY if this were truly a”justice system” in fact, would that be
    the fact, BUT, this is sadly not the case. FTF-P-&G.
    I remember being told the definition of EXPERT by my 6th grade teacher,
    circa 1966. EX means UNKNOWN. PERT is a DRIP(evidently from the GREEK)
    Therefore COOK needs to be acquainted with these facts, th’ li’l POS!
    Too bad “enlightenment” is beyond the comprehension of most of the Ameri-conned sheeple. (WOE & BETIDE when they come to your door, you poor fucks!)
    “OOHH, we get to take a train ride! But there are NO SEATS in this car!”
    RESPECTS to the REAL
    Redwolf the Conchoman (I don’t own any fire-arms, but, my powders dry!)

  45. OC VAGO 1%er Says:

    I did not know that. However, you think the ELAY PEE DEE gives a fuck about whats’ legal. God they are such a bunch of dooooosh bags.

  46. L-Frame S&W Says:

    Bill, I have tried to get my RC behind the “save the patch” campaign to no avail, they just do not want to be associated with the 1% MC clubs. For the majority of Americans we are all painted with the same brush, whether we are MC, RC, or RA. We need to change that mindset, and quickly, or we will all be rounded up and disposed of.

    I have no good idea HOW to change the mindset of the average American, but we need to do it, and soon, or we will all be gone.

  47. skinny denny Says:

    Cook is the epitome of a wannabe biker/wannabe celebrity. Anyone that poses for a picture with this douchebag is just contributing to this punk’s overblown ego. His Facebook page is pathetic. J. Edgar Hoover would have made a great “life partner” for this bottom feeder!

  48. Done Says:

    jj: Thanks man. I feel like I now know so much more about Greta Van Susteren on FOX NEWS.

  49. Paladin Says:

    OC VAGO 1%er,

    As long as the motorcycles were parked legally and there were no existing signs restricting or prohibiting parking on that street, on that day, you and everyone else were good to go.

    “Temporary No Parking” signs are requested for a specific need. Film companies request them for either actual filming or for crew parking. Utility companies request these signs when digging up streets to facilitate repairs to water pipes, gas lines, etc., as does the Department of Public Works, when doing street repairs.

    Signs that restrict or prohibit parking are requested through, issued by, and posted by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. The Cops DO NOT issue or post these signs!

    The cops can’t drive around, arbitrarily posting “No Parking” signs and then start writing tickets, like cops in Tijuana. As a general rule, parking tickets are issued by Parking Enforcement Officers, hired by LADOT (Los Angeles Department of Transportation).

    If the attendees vehicles were legally parked while attending the party, no one should have been issued a ticket or had their vehicle towed and something should be done about it. Compensation for towing, storage fees, and damage done to towed vehicles would be a start, as would be the voiding of any tickets issued.

    It really boils down to being a mind over matter issue. If you don’t mind, then it don’t matter.

    Long May You Ride,


  50. ocmouse22 Says:

    Hey Bill save the patch is about our country if you have been reading any of the Mongols Mc posts on here the feds are trying to steal a protected trademark their patch and identity. So if you want to help find someone in the corporate world to help!

  51. WheresMyBoots Says:

    @jj solari: thanks, I couldn’t sleep, got up and was quietly reading this then got to your post and nearly strangled laughing, woke the dog up then the pregnant wife. They hate me now. I said it was Steve Cook’s fault.

    Guys on motorcycles are just SO mobile. Glad Andy and Barney are really on top of things like that – motorcycles being mobile and all. As opposed to…stationary.
    All due respect to those involved: I’d have to agree with those who suggest riding around the damned place. Spend your gas money, etc. elsewhere. Fuck ‘em. H&R.

  52. Whitepride Says:

    If things don’t change soon we are going to be in the same boat as our fellow bikers in Australia. I’m noticing certain parallels and I’m afraid we aren’t too far behind the boys down under. Douchebags like Cook are out there creating fiction and telling war stories to make money and become famous causing an obscene amount of taxpayer money being wasted to keep tabs and harass groups that aren’t bothering anyone. I guess they don’t care that they are hurting their own communities when bikers will find alternate routes and spend their money elsewhere. Fuck you Cook and all of your kind!

  53. Stevo Says:

    Thanks Warthog,

    Please folks, have a look at Warthogs link. It will make you feel better to see what Cook is, a pathetic nobody who hangs on the coat tails of those he despises-and despises because he so clearly and obviously has a hard on for. This crusade he is on proves the old adage “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”.


  54. WheresMyBoots Says:

    Oh,and before I forget: Steve’s a ventriloquist. No really – saw it my damned self. On a program that I believe was on National Geographic Steve and a sheriff or something were following around some 81 guys. The sheriff pulled them over for a u-turn, and Steve walks up after they got out of the car and asked them politely if he could take their pictures; one of the guys calmly and firmly told him no, that he had his database and all that and didn’t need to take any pictures. Steve said okay. Then a few minutes later Steve could clearly be heard saying in a very authoritative voice, “Alright guys, we’re going to take some pictures now” – his lips weren’t moving. Nobody appeared to have a still camera either, and none of the men’s faces appeared on the program.

  55. Base Says:

    I like slow-n-low’s idea. Make them spend that cash needlessly.

    It really is amazing how many people are duped by charlatans like this ass hole. He’s nothing more than a snake oil salesmen and people line up.

    Bunch of weak minded fools!

    Head on a swivel

  56. Jim666 Says:

    Ok so after I posted here yesterday I leave for awhile come back and my computer in infected w/ some kind of spyware virus,
    Not sure But I have an idea. the only way I can get online is through fire fox. google and explorer are infected, also cant get on face book or yahoo.
    Cant help but wonder if this fuck aint got something to do with it.

  57. Sieg Says:

    Cook has been around a long, long time. Somewhere I got a copy of a flyer for the MGIA from back in the early 80′s, and if anything, his price has gone down. Guess when a whore gets older she can’t charge as much.

    Far as “legal”, “illegal”, all that shit, what’s legal is whatever the pig says is legal at the moment. There is no more “due process”, there is just whatever you can plead out to. There is no “Constitutional Law”, just some parchment in a museum.

    And the train rides RtC spoke of have already started happening. Only thing is, they don’t usually use trains anymore.

    Funny thing, the population in the Feds is now TEN TIMES what it was in the seventies. Ten times. Sure are a lotta bad people out there. How many of the quarter-million people locked away in the Feds alone are there for the convenience of the regime?
    How do you spell David Lane, boys n girls?!

    Any way you slice it, we’re in the lead-up to the shooting war. If that bothers you to the point that you feel it necessary to tell me what a pain I am for saying it, well, tough shit.


  58. ocmouse22 Says:

    L-Frame your club is missing the point. Save the patch is not about the 1% clubs its about the government trying to take a trademarked patch. If your club wears a patch and its trademarked it could be taken. The Mongol Mc case is just the first club the feds are trying to get.if they lose your club or any club or corporation or mom and pop company could be next if the feds feel you are a threat.

  59. Mike 184 Says:

    You know, I am prety sure that we covered the figures for arrests from Cody’s last USA run. It was like 1.4 out of every 300 people. And it was nonvoilent. With all that was spent and wasted why are they pushing harder this time around??? To ensure that they all get their expense paid vacation to Wyoming? This shit just soooo damned old.

  60. The Great One Says:

    Riders can bypass Rock Springs handily by turning north on hwy 272 then east on hwy 28 .. these are good well maintained 2 lane roads.. however there are no services until you reach Farson and then only gas until Lander for Motels.. fuel up at Little America or Lyman. Be aware the Wyo. Highway patrol have become total assholes about handlebar height and speed… expect the same amount of malevolence as you would from the Rock Springs police.. you will be detained until backup arrives and scrutinized heavily.. any discrepancy .. such as color not matching the color stated on registration will result in motor numbers being run and more delay.. same with insurance papers,, If riding in a pack and a trooper picks up on you they WILL force their way into your pack and pull over the lead bikes.
    there are several clubs in the Rock Springs area that deal with this menace daily and will come to the aid of anyone that gets stranded or hooked..
    Dead Men mc

  61. Tricky Tramp Says:

    That old Gem springs to mind. ” If You Ain’t part of the solution, then
    you’re part of the problem” (Save The Patch) If you wanna keep something,
    then work for it. Otherwise give it up and watch television. Gangland anybody?

    Kick Out The Jams Motherfuckers!!

  62. OC VAGO 1%er Says:

    FYI, I watched a uniformed Elay Pee Dee Orificer open his trunk, take out a sign, secure it to a light pole with wire and set an orange cone under it.

  63. Paladin Says:

    OC VAGO 1%er,

    After posting the sign, did the cop in question start immediately writing tickets to all the cars (if any) that were parked there prior to the sign being posted? Did you happen to notice if there were any dates or times posted with the sign?

    In your original post, you stated that all the party goer’s vehicles were parked at the curb, on a street (I assume legally) that was not subject to some sort of restricted parking ordnance. Then; you state that the cops didn’t like “that”, so after all the vehicles were legally parked, the cops put up No Parking signs, then started ticketing and towing vehicles.

    If you haven’t left something out of your story or I’ve missed something, I’m telling you that what the cops did was illegal and they shouldn’t be allowed to get away with it.

    Part of Saving the Patch is (or should be) not letting the cops get away with their “business as usual” bullshit. Like I said in my prior post, It’s an exercise in mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.

    Long May You Ride,


  64. Tooj Says:

    It goes to show if you think a turd is special, then you keep it in your front pocket. This is what’s in Steve’s.

  65. gary Says:

    He is a punk doesn’t have what it takes to be anything.

  66. swampy Says:

    Is it just me or does everyone find Steve Cook PARTICULARLY annoying – if not just outright disturbed. Maybe it’s the fact that he makes himself so “visual”(Rebel has noted that Cook refers to himself as a “public figure.”) and vocal.

    FF said: “It’s a pathology certain people have that they give themselves self appointed titles…”
    (I believe it was FF that pointed out the fact, some time ago, that Steve Cook’s mouth and lips look as if they belong on some type of parasitic intestinal worm viewed under a microscope – LOL! – Correct me if I’m wrong, FF, but I’m still laughing about that one.)

    Perhaps there is a much bigger delusional picture to Steve Cook than I had originally thought(Yes, “delusional” applied to Cook’s brain). A couple of days ago I had made a comment, concerning Cook, on Rebel’s story involving the individual PH from a Club in K.C. I stated how Cook would certainly use this to his advantage, both publicly and monetarily, if not taking complete credit in his mind. Then it occurs to me that old “Tapeworm” Cook may actually have a Wyatt Earp/Bat Masterson type of complex. Maybe he does see himself as a candidate for a spot in history text books for future high school students. Something like “The man who single-handed put an end to America’s 70-year highway menace.” I’m sure when his buddies, J-turd Dobyns, Billy Queer and the midget, don their super-hero outfits they’ll still let “Tapeworm” Cook dress like Cat Woman.

    Everyone have a safe and fun weekend, swampy

  67. OC VAGO 1%er Says:

    Thank you for the input. At the time there was a much larger picture to be considered. A lot of folks had come out for the party. Great band, great food and an all around great time. Rather have the PEE DEE react in their usual cowardly manner by calling in an overwhelming contingent of back up, air support and SWAT it was best for the greater number that a few be inconvenienced by moving their bikes and ignoring the jack booted pricks.

    It was US that showed constraint that day by not taking the bait and allowing the cocksuckers to ruin it.

  68. skinny denny Says:

    If all the L.E.O.’s(federal, state, county, city,etc.) would put the resources they use and abuse on M.C.’s and apply them towards street gangs crime would definitely go down in this country. Obviously, they don’t want that to happen because then their huge over bloated budgets would shrink.

  69. Road Whore Says:

    @ skinny denny:

    The cops don’t tackle street gangs because they’re afraid of them. They know MCs use restraint, whereas street gangs and cartels wake up wanting to wreak mayhem. I’ve always wondered why ordinary citizens get jacked up by the Man when serial killers, etc., run amuck. Go after those doing the real damage, that’s what the cops should be doing, instead of seeing if your front wheel is 1″ over some imaginary line so that they can tow your bike.

    Ride Free

  70. RtC Says:

    @ Road Whore, THAT is straight up fact.The real street GANGS have proven
    they aren’t afraid of blowing away cops,on more than 1 occasion.
    RESPECTS to the REAL

  71. jj solari Says:

    @road whore – you are correct. during the rodney king riot all of LAPD disappeared for three days. only the koreans fought back against the rioters. and the koreans won of course. cause koreans are, well, bad ass, basically. you want a safe neighborhood?….pitch in and let a korean family live in a house for free. you’ll have a safe neighborhood.

  72. Freeman Says:

    Look at this joke would ya…

  73. Phuquehed Says:

    @Freeman – What fucking scumbags!! They even show what hypocrites they are by making a little badass-looking biker symbol with a skull on it! They will be expert witnesses…for prosecution *only*! How the fuck does that work? They see a PH get fucked by a pig and they *WON’T* testify?! Fuck these types of shit-stains! Fuck you, Cook and your wannabe pussy buddies at that website. You all need to stick to what you’re all best at – a circle jerk and you all take turns as pivot man!

  74. Paladin Says:


    It is a fact (even to someone with the IQ of a lawn dart) that only a few in the MC/OMC world have ever been convicted of a crime. Cook’s symbol is a gift horse to even a blind defense attorney. It says to the world that he and his members are prejudice toward MCs, especially clubs or members of clubs that display the 1%er diamond.

    As an expert witness, your opinions have to be based on facts. To maintain credibility, an expert witness has to be free from prejudice or bias, especially when testifying in his/her area of expertise. Cook’s “patch” coupled with the statement that he and his members testify only for the prosecution, speaks otherwise. I would love to be working a case where the prosecution was foolish enough to hire Cook, or one of his members as an expert.

    Long May You Ride,


  75. Tooj Says:


    And his bias is staying current with his 99% Australia logo.

  76. ocvago Says:

    Like all psychotic, suppressive personalities Steve Cook will self destruct. His “expertness” will be destroyed due to his self admitted overwhelming bias and prejudice. Shortly thereafter his empire will crumble as his associates begin to distance themselves. The offers will dry up and the only attendees to his super secret seminars will be the Barney Fife’s of the world. Soon he will no longer be flavor of the month just like so many of his predecessors.

    BYE BYE Stevie, your 15 minutes is over.

  77. skinny denny Says:

    Hooker to Steve Cook at Dennis Hof’s Bunny Ranch, “Sorry little guy, we don’t have rubbers that small. Maybe check the local Iron Order clubhouse. They get the little ones custom made with their logo.”

  78. FF Says:


    A loving dedication to Steve Crook:

    Frequent Flyer

  79. Ol'LadyRider Says:

    Paladin: I’m certain I would thoroughly enjoy working for you. Thanks for what you do, and for the solid info you post here.

    OC Vago: I’m sure by attempting to “stir shit” with SAVE THE PATCH, Mr. Cook got more than he bargained for. I’m just as sure that choice will backfire horribly for him at some point. Thank you, too, for the work you are doing.

    Wyoming used to be a gracious and very biker-friendly state. This info, like so much that I read here, is infuriating. Thanks for having everyone’s back, Rebel. There certainly are other routes and other towns who will welcome money from happy, harmless travelers.

  80. Paladin Says:

    So let’s review. According to the all knowing, self proclaimed OMG “expert”, Albuquerque, New Mexico was supposed to be engulfed in OMG warfare, based on a shooting incident that involved two MCs. When that didn’t pan out, the man behind the green curtain started promoting the idea that the streets of Kansas City, Kansas were going to run red with blood, due to the various OMGs fighting for control of the drug trade in that city. Now; the little wizard is predicting a prairie fire in Wyoming.

    Steve Cook has the insight and credibility of Chicken Little. This guy’s sky is always falling. When Cook isn’t suffering a chronic bout of HPD (Histrionic Personality Disorder) he’s carnival barking his OMG information side show. The only thing more ludicrous than the man himself, are the ducks that drink his kool-Aid.

    Long May You Ride (to those that deserve to),


  81. Road Whore Says:

    Saw Cook on a show the other day…(not exact quotes, but accurate as far as getting his sentiments across) he said, “Who wouldn’t love the [biker] lifestyle? Party, drink, ride bikes, pretty women around all the time…who wouldn’t enjoy that and want to do that? Everybody would!”

    He also stated, “These guys are very likeable people, fun to be around. They’re not committing crimes all of the time, and when they’re not they can be very nice people to be around.”

    So Mr. Crook…uh, Cook…admits that it’s an enjoyable, enviable lifestyle that virtually everyone would enjoy


    he admits that even though he and others paint every Club and every member in it with the broad stroke of the OMG paint brush and label, wholesale, every club as a criminal organization and therefore every member in those organizations as criminals that nonetheless in his convoluted ways of thinking that even the full-time criminals…aren’t…and are nice guys to be around.

    Well, Steve, which way is it? And if it’s such an enviable and fun lifestyle (“Who wouldn’t enjoy it?”) and if these guys are such nice people to be around then why in hell are Clubs worldwide undergoing such persecution?

    Oh, yeah: it’s just another cog in the Man’s machine…

    Ride Free

  82. Big V Says:

    I’d love to see the DC Eagles sue the shit out of him. I’m pretty sure they registered the 99% diamond, as it’s part of their 99% NFG diamond they wear.

  83. RtC Says:

    I got Rebel’s OUT BAD & started reading it a couple nites ago. Had to
    FORCE myself to put it down so’s I could get some shut-eye. It should be
    required reading in all high-schools to educate that next generation to
    the facts & truth of the despicable actions of our gov. Start them out in
    freshman year & require it re-read each year until graduation.
    THANK YOU, for being you, REBEL, a true one of a kind man.
    RESPECTS to the REAL

  84. Paul Says:


    If you haven’t, get his book about Dave Burgess. Another eye-opener. I plan on having my kids read these books.

  85. WheresMyBoots Says:

    @Rebel: speaking of which, anything new in the works book-wise boss? H&R. Would you consider fiction as well? I’m sure everybody would be up for it. Thanks.

  86. RtC Says:

    @ Paul: I’m not sure my damn blood pressure could take it! Damn near had to
    take double-doses to finish OUT BAD. Sure wish the Ameri-conned sheeple
    would take up the chant TOSIAR!
    RESPECTS to the REAL

  87. Slim FMC Says:

    That fucktard Cook has watched to many biker exploitation films, and probably jerking off to them. Listening to his trumpet up bullshit makes me want to throw up on his penny loafers. I can’t believe people pay this ignorant fuck for his information that sounds like he stole it from some 50 year old police profaganda that was being past around. He wouldn’t know a true 1% if he was being fisted by one. When I say fisted, I’m referring to a fist hopefully knocking his dick suckers loose. Monopolizing on a life style he knows nothing about. I’ve was raised since I was born around it, and have been stayed true to it my whole life. These people are my “Family” and would do anything for me, and visa versa. They are true brothers and some of the finest, loyal people you would ever meet. Just because they don’t conform and look like what so called society says they should doesn’t change the man on the inside. The majority of them are combat veterans and yeahthey ddon’t trust our government

  88. Slim FMC Says:

    That fucktard Cook has watched to many biker exploitation films, and probably jerking off to them. Listening to his trumpet up bullshit makes me want to throw up on his penny loafers. I can’t believe people pay this ignorant fuck for his information that sounds like he stole it from some 50 year old police propaganda that was being past around. He wouldn’t know a true 1% if he was being fisted by one. When I say fisted, I’m referring to a fist hopefully knocking his dick suckers loose. Monopolizing on a life style he knows nothing about. I’ve was raised since I was born around it, and have been stayed true to it my whole life. These people are my “Family” and would do anything for me, and visa versa. They are true brothers and some of the finest, loyal people you would ever meet. Just because they don’t conform and look like what so called society says they should doesn’t change the man on the inside. The majority of them are combat veterans and yeahtthey don’t trust our government. That’s because they risked their lives for this country they love, only to be lied to and shit on by our wonderful asshole leaders. I love this site Rebel, and this is my first post, you are true to the lifestyle and the facts. I commend you on that. It felt good to finally speak out on here. There are a lot of like minded people on here I enjoy reading their comments, but that fucking Steve cook asshole made it so I couldn’t just hear his name anymore without saying something. Respect to the ones who deserve it. You know who you are.

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