Motorcycle Club Sues For Slander

November 10, 2015

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Motorcycle Club Sues For Slander

News outlets and publishers almost always consider police sources to be impeccable, which is how Jay Dobyns and “Charles Falco” wound up becoming national heroes. But a slander lawsuit filed November 4 by a Seattle attorney named Michael Myers on behalf of the Resurrection Motorcycle Club challenges the reasonableness of that assumption.

The suit is the fruit of a violent incident last August 27. Police and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched a home in Tukwila, Washington for “stolen vehicles” and attempted to serve an arrest warrant on 26-year-old Kevin M. Vaughn. During the search, two motorcyclists – one of them riding a Honda sport bike – fired seven shots at police from nearby Interstate 5.

Police and the Seattle Times, the Daily Mail, two television stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group – KOMO and KATU – and television station KIRO described the home as “frequented by members of the Resurrection motorcycle gang.”  The reports were based entirely on information supplied by police including a press release that stated that Vaughan was “a known gang member associated with the Resurrection motorcycle gang. He is also a subject of interest in this shooting incident.”

Or Maybe Not

In a follow up story, KIRO acknowledged that it had “received an e-mail from an attorney who represents the Resurrection Motorcycle Club. That lawyer said that Vaughn is not a member and that it’s not a gang, it’s a club. However, all of the information that we received regarding that was given to us by Tukwila police. When KIRO 7 called Tukwila Police, they said they stand behind their information.”

So far, the club is only suing the Sinclair Broadcast Group. Last month, Myers sent KATU a letter “explaining that Mr. Vaughn was not a member of Resurrection Motorcycle Club and asking it to formally retract statements including the allegations that Kevin Vaughn was a member of Resurrection Motorcycle Club.”

The television station declined and, according to the suit, “as a result Resurrection Motorcycle Club has suffered damages in an amount to be proven at trial.” The suit calls KOMO and KATU’s coverage “false and defamatory” and alleges their statements “caused prejudice to Resurrection Motorcycle Club and its members.”

The complaint also accuses the two television stations of knowing and disregarding “the falsity of statements in the article when it was published and when defendant refused to retract the statements that cast Resurrection Motorcycle Club in a false light.”

Unspecified Damages

The club is seeking a “monetary judgment in an amount sufficient to compensate it for damages sustained; for prejudgment interest on all liquidated amounts as allowed by law; for Resurrection Motorcycle Club’s reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees…and for injunctive relief requiring defendant to publish a retraction.”

The club has appointed patch holder Donald “Dry Cell” Colvin “as its representative for purposes of litigation.”

Kevin Vaughn was arrested in Lynnwood, Washington on October 15, pled not guilty to five charges, which do not include shooting at police, and is now being held on $371,000 bail.

No hearings on the lawsuit have been scheduled yet.


15 Responses to “Motorcycle Club Sues For Slander”

  1. T Hell Says:

    “If it bleads it leads” this has been the mantra of the press since the end of Vietnam. The relationship between the cops and the press is a codependency gone mad, the cops need the press to make sure the public gets the story with their spin on the facts, the press need the cops to give them the stories as they break. If one news agency doesn’t follow in lockstep with the pigs the pigs will release the stories to their competition and they will always be playing catch up. The truth is irrelevant as long as the press can quote a police department spokesman their asses are covered. Fuck em both neither deserve the sweat off my ass crack.

  2. Thunderbird Says:

    The Matrix control system is taking over the people and going after those that think and act freely with their own conscience. Government and corporations are the expression of this control system. There are two types of people that live on this planet; those that live by laws, rules, and regulations generated by the matrix control system, and those that live by conscience.

    There is no word in the English language the describes these people but they have been around for thousands of years. They appeared in the Russian Revolution of 1915 and they were called Bolsheviks. These people are now in the city counsels, state legislatures, and the congress of the United States.

    This is what free thinking and acting people are up against. They control the Justice system of this country and all government local, country, State and Federal.

  3. Parsifal Says:

    am I here – or am I gone – I can-not post on this site anymore? what the hell is going on ?????????????????????????

  4. Paladin Says:

    I would imagine the defendants will ask for a summary judgement. Hopefully, the request will be denied.


  5. Road Whore Says:

    I think all clubs should begin massive lawsuits against the system. Find attorneys with the balls to fight to the death for wins and begin to tie up the system’s resources, time, and money. Mount massive publicity campaigns and make sure the public knows that a portion of each monetary award goes to charity and helping the needy in that club’s neighborhood/town.

    Ride Free

  6. Skintback Says:

    Thunderbird, Its called Zionism.. Those who control the banks of the world. Listen to what this man actually says that you have never been permitted to hear on the “History” channel.

  7. E. C. Vagos Says:

    Hey Skinback, really? Now we should follow hitler? I agree big business and corrupt govt are a huge cause. The sheople are the other.
    As far as one religion causing al, the problems in bullshit.
    Learn what’s really going on.
    I know plenty of men of all religions that are just like us.
    There are Jewish mafia and 1%ers. No blanket statement applied.
    You need to find like minded klan brothers.

  8. Phuquehed Says:

    @Skintback – You have an aversion to anything to do with intelligence, right? When they said come get an IQ, you figured they were wrong and meant DQ and went and got a small bag of fries. In your case, the term ‘stupid should hurt’, should be changed to ‘stupid should hang itself and quit wasting everyone’s good air’.

  9. NOS4A2 Says:

    @ Skintback
    Put down the crack pipe son. You are spun.

  10. TX_Biker Says:

    @Skintback I have some newly constructed foil hats, I can let you have a dozen cheap……

  11. Jim666 Says:

    @ Paladin is there anyway I can do this read above article ???? of at least post restraining order and or keep away against two town cops ?

  12. Mercyful Fate Says:

    T-Hell nailed it. The media is nothing more than a mouthpiece for the beast. Finding a reputable journalist who’s integrity cannot be bought off is like finding a needle in a haystack. That’s why we read Rebel’s writings and support this site.

  13. Kanye Diggit Says:

    @E.C.Vagos.Well said man.@Phuquehed.That was fucking funny.

  14. Cap'n Bill Says:

    Related to the BEAST…


  15. StBernardnot Says:

    7 shots & missed. I’ll bet there was a bunch of shit-stained shorts! lmao

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