Police busted up another Confederation of Clubs meeting in El Paso on Tuesday night. A very large group of Texas state troopers and El Paso police surrounded the regular monthly meeting at a VFW Post
Police interrupted the presentation of a $4,000 check to the Alzheimer’s Association to arrest an unnamed member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club for assault and “engaging in organized criminal activity.” The man’s bond was set at $10,000 and he bailed out Thursday.
Police in El Paso have exercised their right to remain secretive about the arrest. A local “biker authority” named Rusty Fleming, who works for the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office, told El Paso television station KFOX that the unnamed Bandido committed the assault against a member of another motorcycle club as part of a territorial dispute. “They’re going to proclaim that Texas is theirs and that’s their turf and then they’re going to have to do something to protect it and that means violence. Obviously after Waco you can see they’re not afraid of pulling a gun,” Fleming said.
The Aging Rebel believes the hypothesized dispute involves the Los Traviesos and the Iron Order Motor Cycles Clubs. Those two clubs have aligned and have invited confrontations with the Bandidos during the last two years. The Iron Order, which has branded itself as the “law abiding motorcycle club,” was involved in a gunfight with members of the Pistoleros and Bandidos Motorcycle Clubs in Meridian, Mississippi on February 28.