Day 114

October 17, 2014

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Angela Corey, State Attorney for Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit, may be about to file charges against the killer of Zachariah James Tipton. Tipton, a member of the Black Pistons Motorcycle Club was shot and killed by an unnamed member of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club outside Nippers Beach Grille in Jacksonville Beach last June 26.

The unnamed shooter was taken into custody by police and released within hours. He shot Tipton after apparently losing a fist fight to the dead man. The killer fired at least five shots. Initial reports said Tipton was shot multiple times in the face. After the shooting, members of the Jacksonville chapter of the Iron Order wore tee-shirts displaying the message “Be Aggressive And Shoot’em In The Face.” A member of the Jacksonville chapter named Andre Oleas made a photo of the tee-shirt his Facebook profile picture. Police later said Tipton died from a single gunshot to the head.

Multiple sources have described the shooter as a serviceman on active duty who lived in Middleburg, Florida and was stationed at Camp Blanding.

Stand Your Ground

After the shooting, John C. “Shark” Whitfield who serves as “Director of the Division of Legal Affairs” for the Iron Order as well as Nortonville, Kentucky City Attorney bragged to club members that he had “been in contact with law enforcement” in Jacksonville and had “offered” his “services” to them. Whitfield characterized the murder as a “clear Stand Your Ground” case.

The sometimes controversial Florida law states: “A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be, has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm.”

In an email to club members, Whitfield announced the Stand Your Ground “statute will be the primary avenue of defense should any legal proceedings against my clients ensue.” The fact that Whitfield used the plural “clients” rather than the singular “client” may indicate that he anticipated charges against more than one of the eight to twelve Iron Order members who were at Nippers that night. In a separate passage of the same email, Whitfield explained: “My clients in this situation are the IOMC and the brothers and prospects who may be close to this situation.”

Ray “Izod” Lubesky, a founder of the Iron Order who was previously a fast food executive with Cinnabon, Ponderosa Steakhouses and Papa John’s Pizza and who now runs a painting company franchise in Palm Harbor, Florida was the International President of the Iron Order at the time of the shooting. He described the homicide to club members as a public relations crisis. He wrote that Tipton’s death “is about crisis management at a time we are protecting our club, our prospect, and our brothers. This is our area of expertise. This is our responsibility. Your responsibility is to follow the sheet music, march to the drum and keep your mouths shut, both internally and externally. Only say what you are told to say.”

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74 Responses to “Day 114”

  1. Bruka Says:

    @Philmycrackin – What you see as laughing at the other clubs is actually nervous giggling, like a schoolgirl trying to catch the eye of the popular boy by being “mean”. We get it already, you want attention but there are better ways to go about it. It’s like with a 3 year old if they want you to buy em a toy and they bang their hands and feet on the floor and yell then you’re gonna think “Fuck that” and ignore them – if they say “Hey can i have this toy please” you’re more likely to pay attention. At the moment you guys are the toddler banging its feet and hands on the floor screaming “Look at me” – adjust your attitudes.

  2. Jim666 Says:

    Phil M. Says:
    October 26th, 2014 at 11:22 pm
    You are just a punk bitch… I see I.O. everywhere riding and laughing

    Phil M
    Io riding tricycles w/ their cum rags on in Your mom`s basement does not count……………
    Just so you know .

  3. Whitepride Says:

    @Phil M. Could you tell me what the M in your name stands for? With that ignorant post you made I assume it stands for “Myass”. You can defend your poser club until you are blue in the face but the fact is the Iron Order Poser Club will never get any respect from real clubs and will always be laughed at!

  4. rollinnorth Says:

    Trolls get more juvenile by the day.
    MOrons is what they are.

    I will not feed the trolls, I will not feed the trolls, I will not feed the trolls…

    Respect, to those…

  5. docb Says:

    I guess the purest form of trolling would be to put the exact same inflamatory post on several different threads. Get a life Filthy M.

  6. Tomo Says:

    Phil ‘Philthy’ M – you’ve not said where you see all the IO members riding and laughing. Calm down a bit and let everyone know.
    Plenty of people on here saying where they reside and that they don’t see any; seems reasonable to provide a balance and let them know where the IO ride with their vests on show.
    Over to you…

  7. bcnasty Says:

    @ popeye, no disrespect intended but my thoughts are RICO runs rampant already. It is applied differently as seen fit by our crocked ass legal system. If RICO was applied to congress the same way it is applied to clubs ??? Now I realize it is far fetched but bear with me here. Six different congressmen , six different states all caught in a child pornography ring. No RICO charges filled. Why, because they are congressmen. They Feds had every legal rite to use RICO, interstate, members of one organization etc.. I my humble opinion the shit runs so rampant now I truly would hate for them to use it more and doubt they ever would being it would be against pigs.I am still of the “We don’t call cops ” era. I feel for the Tipton family. If they feel the need for revenge then maybe a wrong full death in a civil case would be the way to go. Burden of proof is less and the kids could sure use the money.I do know the way I would go if one of my boys.
    Sincere condolences to the Tipton family and his loved ones.

  8. Phil M. Says:

    You are just a punk bitch… I see I.O. everywhere riding and laughing at all the other clubs that spit words and text each other from the comfort of their trailer-park. m.c. is just that… how many miles have you put on this year? try getting on the road and quit playing bitch computer jockey. the m.c.’s from the 50’s n 60’s would surly kick your ass for being such a poser. now, go ahead and delete my message, you wouldn’t want anyone to know the truth. Philthy

  9. popeye Says:

    There are 35 offenses known as predicate offenses that are used to prove RICO in a prosecution. To charge under RICO only 2 predicate crimes need to be proven within a 10 year period to be able to charge the entire enterprise. Murder is 1 of those predicate crimes another is rape .Both have been linked to IO members this past year. The IO have opened the door for RICO to step in and with its broad powers prosecute the ongoing criminal enterprise.

    The IO will hang themselves soon enough

  10. Mexi Says:

    Let club business take care of club business. Fuck the cops, lawyers and the Iron Order.

  11. 10GAUGE Says:

    First…..One’s HONOR is based on the traditions of ones clan…not the enemy.
    ALSO…there are very practical reasons for some old traditions.

    My Respects to the Tipton family

  12. Rusty Says:

    Right on Glenn

    Respect to the deserving

  13. Glenn S. Says:

    Mojoman said: “We are not cops, soldiers, or government agents. That said, we shouldn’t just blindly follow a code, just because it’s what we’ve always done. Fuck that, somehow their system should be turned against them, and then sit back and watch the fun.”

    I’m not so much advocating for maintaining the code in this instance (although I do support and follow that code) as I am injecting a cautionary note against having expectations of the government’s “criminal justice” system. The citizens have such expectations, and have bought into the premise that individuals and smaller groups should cede the rights and privileges related to protection and justice to the government, and expect them to do the right thing. And then the government often does the wrong thing. And when it comes to the who, rather than the what, it does the wrong thing more often than not. Both the accused and the victims receive an entirely different measure of justice depending on who they are, rather than what happened. I shot somebody when it might have or might not have been self defense (in their eves as well as mine), I went directly to jail and did time for it. A cop does the same thing, he goes on paid vacation and is exonerated by his peers. I got 10 years for dealing drugs in 1984. The state treasurer in my home state got 10 months, even though the laws had gotten tougher in the interim. The average person never knows the grand jury has a case against him until he is indicted. Prosecutors allow the privileged and influential to tell the grand jury their side of the story. Right now, in Ferguson, Mo. a prosecutor is bragging that he will allow the cop that shot the black kid to testify so that both sides of the story will be told. Left unsaid is the fact that in the vast majority of grand jury sessions, both sides of the story are not allowed to come out. My guess is that if there are charges in the Tipton case, the prosecutor will allow the accused to do testify to the grand jury.

    It might be that in this particular case, justice will be served by the system. That still won’t make the system fair and just.

    Condolences to the Tipton family and to the Brothers of the late Mr. Tipton.

  14. panamaa Says:

    Paladin Says:
    “I know about and understand tradition. Tradition is reserved for allies and opponents that are honorable.”

    Paladin, your whole post about sums it up…. Fuck the IO, go after them however you can. They have no honor, why should anyone else that has to deal with them apply honor to the equation..


  15. Paladin Says:

    Once upon a time; based on the theater of operations and its cartridge, there were those that considered the AK-47 to be superior to the then issued M-16. Those that took up the AK didn’t let the tradition of U.S. troops, using U.S. weapons get in their way, nor did they turn up their noses at the fact that the AK was Communist made. They were more than happy to use the enemy’s weapons against them. It is tactically unsound to do otherwise; this is especially true if their weapons are superior to your own.

    If anyone thinks that the Government isn’t waging a war of attrition against personal freedoms, then those individuals have obviously just touched down in Roswell New Mexico, because they sure as hell aren’t from around here.

    In war, one has to “out G the G”, one can’t be so dainty as too avoid fighting in the muck and doing whatever it takes to win.
    To do otherwise is to needlessly prolong your pain, suffering, and eventual demise.

    I know about and understand tradition. Tradition is reserved for allies and opponents that are honorable. The io has no honor and therefore does not rate any of the benefits of tradition. The io is a gene splicing experiment gone a rye, which has been metastasizing throughout the subculture of the biker/MC.

    There are those that speak of taking the high road of tradition when dealing with a frankenclub such as the io. This is not using the enemy’s weapons against them. This is not wining. This is nothing more than protracted losing.

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


  16. erin go braugh Says:

    The urine order will continue to implode. Give an idiot enough rope…..GOD Speed to the family of Zach Tipton..

  17. RtC Says:

    The only way to make things right, “unlimited $$$$$” SOMEBODY needs to win
    a 100 MILLION dollar lottery & earmark it against the GOV. Then ya might
    have a chance. Not for sure, but it might crimp their nuts, some.

    RESPECTS for the REAL

  18. 7of9 Says:

    There are few places in this country as corrupt and backwater as Jacksonville, Florida. I hold little hope for justice from the system for Zach Tipton and his family. That hope lies with others. I just hope they are being helped and comforted through this as we watch this travesty unfold.

  19. Mojoman Says:


    I agree it is a slippery slope. But fuck that. Outlaws need to be Outlaws. It’s long past time to hit the police as hard as possible from every angle possible. The only person I’m gonna look out for is my brethren. So if I file suit in the front and disable the entire motor pool in back then good for everyone – except the cops!

  20. Rusty Says:

    The days of clubs TCB, as men, are mostly gone. With all the trumped up government bullshit like RICO etc aimed at clubs, one must be very careful in even consdering TBC the old school way, when men were men so to speak.
    However, attempting to use the system to “give em a dose of their own medicine”, is a very slippery slope to say the least.
    And once that line is crossed, where is the next boundry?

    For me, as pointed out by wise men right here, it’s a line I’m not gonna cross. And if things continue as they have, asshats like the io will hang themselves.
    Posers always do.

    Respect to the deserving

  21. Wiscokid 1%er Says:

    This Tipton case is so very important to the future of all 1%er clubs and traditional 3 piece clubs. What little freedom we have left to fly our colors is slipping away. While LE clubs have taken it upon themselves to where a three piece patch, they are using it to undermine and take us down, weather it’s murder or litigation. This is war. I can only hope and pray the DA will press charges against the shooter, but after all this time I have my doubts. If LE clubs or partial LE clubs get away with this they will continue to abuse this power and hide behind the badge. LE clubs get away with cold blooded murder. What will prevent similar murders from being committed against us if we don’t act? The only good thing from this is all traditional true 1%er clubs can stop fighting each other and fight against our one common enemy, The Urine Odor. There is no time for a handshake and an introduction. If you see these cunts, take them out. Fuck the Iron Order. It’s time these cops and queers started dropping like flies

  22. panamaa Says:

    If that’s the case then as I said, premeditation… May all those fuckers rot in hell….


  23. panamaa Says:

    Mojoman Says: “We are not cops, soldiers, or government agents. That said, we shouldn’t just blindly follow a code, just because it’s what we’ve always done. Fuck that, somehow their system should be turned against them, and then sit back and watch the fun.”


    There’s some truth in that….


  24. popeye Says:

    I read that the gun was handed off from the shooter to a third party who in turn confessed. I would assume the third party was that night a non drinker or “designated shooter” so as to be within the parameters of the law. . This hit was well planned with a very good understanding of the law right down to IO members quickly leaving the scene and jumping the fence. Were blood alcohol tests taken and tests for gunshot residue done on all parties? . Florida law states that all shootings by police must be investigated by FDLE. This is the reason the confessed shooter was a navy man among a group of LEO. How convienent?
    Cops know how to stage a murder but arent smart enough to get away with it. Their time is coming . Zachs Tiptons family will have their day in court and God willing justice will be served.

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