Denver Coverup Underway

February 1, 2016

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Denver Coverup Underway

The coverup of the murder of a member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club by an Iron Order Motorcycle Club chapter officer at the Colorado Motorcycle Exposition in Denver last Saturday appears to be already underway.

The shooter (pictured above right with gun still in hand moments after the murder) is a Colorado Department of Corrections officer named Derrick “Kong” Duran. Duran lives in Longmont, Colorado and is the vice-president of the Firestone, Colorado chapter of the Iron Order. Duran shot a second Mongol in the stomach during the incident. That man remained in critical condition on Monday morning.

Among the Mongols, the dead man used the road name “Nubs.” The critically wounded man used the name “Hercules.” The Aging Rebel is withholding the victims’ full names at this time.

Drunks

Seven people were hospitalized as a result of the confrontation between members of the two clubs. This page, relying on a statement issued by Denver Health Medical Center, originally reported that nine people had been hospitalized.

The fight began when intoxicated members of the Iron Order approached a tee-shirt booth operated by the Mongols and tried to intimidate the Mongols and their prospective patrons. Three Mongols asked the Iron Order members to move on. The Iron Order members shoved a Mongol and a fist fight ensued. Duran then brandished a handgun and threatened to shoot the three Mongols. Multiple sources have described Duran as drunk. When the three Mongols attempted to disarm Duran he shot two of them. Duran was detained for questioning by police but was not arrested.

The Fixer

John C. “Shark” Whitfield, who is the “Director of the Division of Legal Affairs” for the Iron Order, told the Denver Post that three members of the Iron Order were jumped by Mongols after they became separated from a group of “about 15” club members. “Once that happened, there was an opportunity to jump them, and they were sorely outnumbered,” Whitfield told reporters Tom McGhee and Kirk Mitchell.

Whitfield, who flew to Denver yesterday, told television station KCNC, “My preliminary investigation tells me in no form or manner did any Iron Order member instigate or cause any of the events that led to the tragedy yesterday, and merely reacted to what other non-member individuals may have started and unlawfully provoked.” The television station did not report why or how Whitfield is investigating the murder, or what law enforcement assets may be available to him to do so.

Whitfield’s interjection into the murder investigation in Denver is reminiscent of his bizarre inclusion in the murder investigation of Zachariah “Nas T” Tipton by an Iron Order prospect in Jacksonville Beach, Florida in June 2014.

At that time Whitfield wrote Iron Order members:

Whitfield Then

“I have been a litigator for over 30 years, dealing with both civil and criminal cases my whole career. Because of that experience, I know that in a criminal situation it is important… the client understand that after the facts are ascertained, they must let me do the talking publicly about it (if need be). The client needs to have no comment about any of this. The same applies here…. My clients in this situation are the IOMC and the brothers and prospects who may be close to this situation.”

“I have been in contact with law enforcement there,” Whitfield continued, “and offered my services in any way they deem appropriate. They are professionals and are doing a great job. So as to keep this investigation clean, we do not need to talk about this. Should they want to interview further any of you, I will make the arrangements for that to happen.”

“My investigation so far tells me that had there not been reckless aggressive behavior by persons that started this, none of this would have happened. My basis for this comes from my time down in Florida, as I (accompanied by Associate Division of Legal Affairs Director Tracker) went to Jacksonville and interviewed the brothers/prospects in full. We went to the scene and chronicled the information we needed there, spoke to law enforcement there to gain a better perspective and have taken other steps that I will not outline in this thread. Although much has been done, there is still a lot to do. We are prepared to do it with vigilance.”

Tracker is Marine Major Darrell “Tracker” Robinson.

Tipton’s killer, Kristopher Stone was also taken into custody for questioning after he killed Tipton and released within hours. Police bulletins issued that night stated that Stone had not and would not be charged because he had acted in “self-defense.” Police and prosecutors then stubbornly refused to comment on the case for six months before publicly declaring that Stone would not be charged.

The same scenario seems to be playing out now in Denver.

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76 Responses to “Denver Coverup Underway”

  1. Rob Coen Says:

    These iron order guys are a bunch of piss-ant fucks. Boys trying to be men. Hiding behind the law enforcement system.

  2. roach Says:

    That fat, lazy motherfucker has spent his entire childhood in front of a computer screen playing “world of warfare”. His fat lazy old man got tired of his shit, slapped that hotpocket out of his fat, lazy hand, and made him go get a job. He probably couldn’t make the cut in the military or the academy, so he sucked enough ass to land a second rate job in the prison system where he could take out his sadistic aggressions on non-violent inmates. The rest, as they say, is the future.

  3. Bone Head Says:

    Hugo, because security wasn’t going to tell “law enforcement” they couldn’t carry a weapon in.

    Respects

  4. Hugo Says:

    Why were anyone allowed to have guns in the show in the first place, here in Cali at the long beach show everyone got patted down and scanned for weapon’s and there were not many 1% clubs anyhow
    Respects to anyone who earns it.

  5. Deuce Says:

    Tango Says:
    February 2, 2016 at 4:33 pm
    Nothing new with these scum rats, they murder and instigate fights with real 1%ers, bully the support MC’s to those clubs, and have the full backing and protection of the law, we have similiar LEMC in europe, Britain it’s the Blue Knights, but they don’t give any of the real MC’s shit and stay to themselves, I feel sorry for you Americans who have to put up with these bullshit RICO and ATF. Sooner or later there will be a reckoning for these urine odour.
    TO THE WANNABES THAT PUT THEMSELVES IN THE LEAUGE OF THE REAL BROTHERHOOD, THE ONES THAT KNOW WHAT THE MEANING OF BROTHERHOOD IS; THE DAY OF RECKONING IS UPON US!!! SWIFT FAST AND DECICIVE JUDGEMENT COMES TO THOSE THAT CANNOT BE JUDGED!!!! THE THIN BLUE LINE CANNOT PROTECT WHAT THEY CANNOT SEE!!!! YOU CANNOT HIDE!!!!!

  6. OUTLAW Says:

    Iron Order = DOUCHERY IN ALL IT’S WORST FORMS

  7. Potmetal Says:

    Heard many years ago. True then, true now; Every dog has it’s day.

    I got no inside intel or been involved in any special discussions (aint my club), just alot of 20/20 hindsight that tells me that unequivocally, they’ll get theirs.

    I know you coward IO posers are reading this, I want you to know what most already know. You persistently jack with real clubs. If your not poking the bear, your messing with the balance legit clubs have with the public in a negative way. That obnoxious ego has doomed you. We know your scared, we know your trying to navigate this. We also know, you cant. Your business is of your own making. You bought into you badass biker image under false flag, but nonetheless you bought in. Check has to come up for payment eventually right? Its an inevitable law of business.

    Respect to those who’ve earned it.

  8. Daniel Says:

    Irion order= pussy’s

  9. Mercyful Fate Says:

    To the Urine Odor,
    Comprehend these pearls of wisdom:

    “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.
    “Live by the sword – die by the sword”.
    “You’ve made your bed now lay in it”.

    No respect for you worthless posers.

  10. Phuquehed Says:

    Sieg beat me to it.

  11. Sieg Says:

    Rivera, with respect, Duran is a CO, OF COURSE he’s a bully, and OF COURSE he’s a coward, and would never fight straight-up with a man. That’s WHY he’s a CO.

    FTF/FTP
    FTuo

  12. Rivera Says:

    Dear Rebel and Biker,

    Duran is the classic Bully , with that size he need a gun for protection ? . Duran you are a coward little boy, you dont have the cojones to fight like a man !

  13. IronRider Says:

    So Iron Orders talking head who has nothing to do with Colorado or any law enforcemnt agency in colorado gets to come to colorado and talk with law enforcement and insert himself into a homicide investigation and confer about the incident with those investigating this case.

    Now judging by Whitfield’s previous comments about going out to scenes when Iron Order members are under investigation and being allowed special acces to talk to investigators and see a crime scene and look at the possible potential evidence and give his “viewpoint”on what may have occurred is just a tad more than troubling, what’s even more troubling is that investigative agencies and their officers have allowed this to happen.

    The mere preponderance of an investigation that is impartial is out the window, I have no problem with an attorney being able to speak and sit for an interview if his client is being questioned, however I have a huge problem with someone who is not connected to a specific law enforcement agency, trotting in and sharing his views and advocating for his buddies at an active crime scene.

    If any of the Real “MC’s” Legal counsel tried that trick they would have been told to take a hike before they even got to the first patrol car blocking the scene off.

    This just shows how the Blue Wall that Law Enforcement say’s doesn’t exists, still is alive and well and doing what they do best, covering up for their fellow Law Enforcement officers when they are under investigation for a crime(s).

    How does a member of the public or a member of an MC get a fair shake and trust that the Law Enforcement agency is being impartial and truthful? Well if you look at the events in Colorado and all that’s going on with the incident so far, your going to be wondering that yourself.

    I highly doubt the Mongols legal counsel are going to get the same level of access and input that Whitaker has for his Iron Order pals, which just shows you how tilted this investigation has become and will be. If you or I was a member of the public or of a MC and shot and killed someone and was flailing around a handgun, we would be lucky if we weren’t laying in a morgue with a toe tag on right now, and you can bet your ass we would definitely be rattling the bars in a holding cell with no bail or one so high we wouldn’t make it to bond out.

    Law Enforcement loves to trot out the “well that matter is under investigation and we dont want to say anything that will jeopardize the investigation until it’s complete” line when it is a law enforcement member in the spot light, and it it is also amazing how when it is a law enforcement connected individual under investigation for a crime how long it takes before they will consider charging that person.

    Now if you are joe schmoe or an MC member, you will be lucky if your not charged before they serve breakfast from the first night they held you in the clink. Everyone know there seems to be two different types of justice meted out for law enforcement and everyone else. Everyone else is guilty till you can prove your innocence, law enforcement on the other hand is innocent till you can prove they are guilty.

    It’s no different when you go to court, law enforcement if they are a defendant will get treated with kid kid gloves and anything they utter in their defense will be taken as if it were from Jesus himself, joe schmoe or MC guy will be deemed un-trustable, a liar and their word to be taken with little to no weight given.

    The justice system has become so attuned to a rubber stamp get out of jail free card to law enforcement that are defendants in their court room and seem to be unable to the rampant corruption and perversion of justice that is being allowed to run unabated through court rooms all over America.

    Police say their jobs are harder to do because of the public’s mistrust of them and the use of video and audio shot by citizens when people see police interacting with the public and how wronged the fell to be under such scrutiny and that it is unfair. If there was no truth to that, then the police and law enforcement would have nothing to worry about, nothing to be concerned about if there was no blue wall protecting their own.

    The problem is there is a blue wall, their is police and law enforcement misdeeds, corruption, and out right crimes being committed that most of the public still has no idea about…. And the public should be worried.

    Way back when we were kids , we were taught in school that the police are or friend are their to help. Nowadays this is a fantasy, how many people dont call the police when some thing has occurred? How is it now that the public tries to avoid police interaction, for fear of the blue wall.

    There have been countless cases of police cover ups, police not really trying to investigate their own such as with the Twin Peaks massacre and the Colorado incident. This investigations start out as a sham and are continuing right along that trend, while the real perpetrators get a pat on the back and a “pat on the back and a wink of the eye, as the cops say, run along now you little scamp and sin no more”

    Who really believes anything will come out of this against the Law Enforcement side? Anyone, Anyone? Doubt we will see a show of hands, and this will be another example of who their is a two tiered justice system one for us and another for the blue wall.

    I dont blame members of the public for recording the cops, after many cases of police abuse, where there was official denial that was steadfast, I am glad to see that the public knows that the only way to protect itself and its fellow citizens is to be active and voice what you have seen and share it with others.

    This will be another case where it will drag on and on in hopes that witnesses and other victims of the police will forget details, move away, get sick of the delays or drown in legal costs trying to get justice.

    Law Enforcement will just show that there is no crime to high or nasty they can commit, and deny and thwart justice to deprive the real victims their day in court.
    The founding fathers would roll over in their graves if they knew how sick and corrupt the justice system has become and that the average joe can not and should not trust Law Enforcement to be fair or impartial.

    I am sure once the mongols family sues for wrongful death, we will see the real Truth start to seep out, it always does and it will be one of those cases they wont be bale to hide from the public eye.

  14. IronRider Says:

    So Iron Orders talking head who has nothing to do with Colorado or any law enforcemnt agency in colorado gets to come to colorado and talk with law enforcement and insert himself into a homicide investigation and confer about the incident with those investigating this case.

    Now judging by Whitfield’s previous comments about going out to scenes when Iron Order members are under investigation and being allowed special acces to talk to investigators and see a crime scene and look at the possible potential evidence and give his “viewpoint”on what may have occurred is just a tad more than troubling, what’s even more troubling is that investigative agencies and their officers have allowed this to happen.

    The mere preponderance of an investigation that is impartial is out the window, I have no problem with an attorney being able to speak and sit for an interview if his client is being questioned, however I have a huge problem with someone who is not connected to a specific law enforcement agency, trotting in and sharing his views and advocating for his buddies at an active crime scene.

    If any of the Real “MC’s” Legal counsel tried that trick they would have been told to take a hike before they even got to the first patrol car blocking the scene off.

    This just shows how the Blue Wall that Law Enforcement say’s doesn’t exists, still is alive and well and doing what they do best, covering up for their fellow Law Enforcement officers when they are under investigation for a crime(s).

    How does a member of the public or a member of an MC get a fair shake and trust that the Law Enforcement agency is being impartial and truthful? Well if you look at the events in Colorado and all that’s going on with the incident so far, your going to be wondering that yourself.

    I highly doubt the Mongols legal counsel are going to get the same level of access and input that Whitaker has for his Iron Order pals, which just shows you how tilted this investigation has become and will be. If you and

  15. sherides Says:

    My first thought when I saw that photo was that Donkey Kong was calling his handler…the way I see it is there is no way they are immune from prosecution without the govt backing them. They obviously have a mission to do what they can to ruin a lifestyle and like most LE these days, no value for human life. What they dont get is that this is a futile mission. People will continue to live the life they love. Law abiding murderers? I don’t think so. More like govt sponsored domestic terrorists. While I would like to think that this individual will be held accountable for his actions, based on prior history its not likely.

    Guess I’ll just keep hoping Karma gets busy with these losers real soon.

    sherides

  16. Tango Says:

    Nothing new with these scum rats, they murder and instigate fights with real 1%ers, bully the support MC’s to those clubs, and have the full backing and protection of the law, we have similiar LEMC in europe, Britain it’s the Blue Knights, but they don’t give any of the real MC’s shit and stay to themselves, I feel sorry for you Americans who have to put up with these bullshit RICO and ATF. Sooner or later there will be a reckoning for these urine odour.

    Tango 1%

  17. TX_Biker Says:

    Meh,
    Seems the feds use the same old tactics with no regard for the truth or the public and their provocateurs may now have a club with chapters just about everywhere….

  18. Meh Says:

    Brad h wrote:
    “Meh, there are cameras all over this facility, especially where major clubs are set up. Downstairs where the Mongols are set up (if its the same place where they were last year) is no exception. Uniformed pigs are common, and I can’t imagine any of the alphabet soup gangs could be kept away with a team of horses. How can there be any possibility for lack of probable cause?’

    Lots of footage to request and subpoena then. Lawyers should get ALL the footage since per your description it could track the complete movements and actions of the shooter. Local news media should want copies, and the Expo lawyers will have them for self-defense purposes since in the US “everybody sues everybody”.

    In future, anywhere, cam footage could be supplemented with GoPro footage. The government isn’t the only entity which can create a panopticon.

  19. Meh Says:

    Viable systematic legal response is called for, not least for the publicity. I am not a lawyer but those who are can weigh in on the evidence rules, burden of proof differences etc in civil suits.

    Highlighting police. corrections and government ties to the ATF-designated OMG Iron Order (the term will continue to exist so turn it back on the proxies) gets public attention.

    IO gang members as COs is a conflict of interest and should get max publicity. If Corrections wouldn’t hire cartel members they shouldn’t hire IO members. Hiring either places the entire captive population at their mercy or the mercy of those who may contract them.

    We should remember the long Federal history of tolerating illegal acts by CIs who were their COINTELPRO proxies. How is THIS for a (self-admitted!) murdering rat?

    http://www.nytimes.com/1998/10/04/us/gary-t-rowe-jr-64-who-informed-on-klan-in-civil-rights-killing-is-dead.html

  20. old & stoned Says:

    the DPost headline should read – “Drunk Murder Suspect Wins PAID VACATION at Bike Show”

    “Duran is on administrative leave with pay while the case is under investigation, according to the DOC statement.”

    http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29464559/denver-da-closely-monitors-deadly-motorcycle-club-brawl

    there Must be Justice for Mr. Mendoza.

  21. ipsick Says:

    This a horrible deja-vu of the Zack Tipton murder but I am holding out it isn’t.

  22. Punisher Keeper Says:

    An action committed in anger or stupidity is an action doomed to failure!!! If you had not committed great sins, God would not be sending a punishment like us upon you! There is no good in anything until it is finished! We’ll never forgive and We’ll never forget. You wrote the check, now you have to pay the debt… That not a threat…. I just hope you can’t sleep at night, from all the noises in your heads… You need to look back in history all the way back to 1977 and think to yourselves. Was it all really worth it??? YOU are not above the law! Maybe in your court! But not in the eye’s of others!!! If you fools really love yourselves then learn to be careful with your life… See you on the big dark open road! It’s for real, it’s been fun, but got to go to work!!! TaTa

  23. Brad h Says:

    I have attended this swap meet 11 times in the last 13 years. Never have I seen anything more than an occasional stare down between club members, in spite of any on going animosity between clubs. This function has been neutral, until these u o clowns showed up in a large group.

    In 2014, I only saw a couple of these clowns. At the 2015 show, there was a group of 4. For the safety of my brothers and my own interest, me and another brother followed them for about 30 to 45 minutes around the facility. A couple of things became apparent. First, these shitstains avoided areas occupied by groups of 1% clubs. Second, in the time following them, they stopped and purchased beer twice (not a big deal, just an observation). Never did they go into any of the bar or restaurant areas, as these are always populated by true club members. Third, when they went outside to smoke, they went out the main entrance, as the smoking areas on the sides of the stadium are used by club members. Fourth, while outside, they made conversation with two men in civies. After brief conversation, the two civilians (I read them to be uc’s) returned to the show. The four then left. At one point, I was close enough to notice one was probably armed (unless that lump in the back of his pants was a turd), two had belt knives. I can only assume the fourth had some weapon.

    Meh, there are cameras all over this facility, especially where major clubs are set up. Downstairs where the Mongols are set up (if its the same place where they were last year) is no exception. Uniformed pigs are common, and I can’t imagine any of the alphabet soup gangs could be kept away with a team of horses. How can there be any possibility for lack of probable cause?

    A major loss will be the swap meet itself. IF the show will be allowed next year, there’ll be a battle over allowing patches. If patches are banned, the show will lose a third of their income, at least. A lot of citizens attend these functions to buy support gear from their favorite clubs and to rub elbows with real men, not the u o. Clubs members come to get deals on that hard to find part for their winter project,sell stuff they don’t need any more, make a few bucks for the kitty and be with their brothers.

    Condolences to the Mongols for the loss of their brother. Speedy recovery to their wounded warriors.

  24. Dasein Says:

    Why isn’t CGAR culpable in this, having greenlighted 1%ers because they won’t press charges? Isn’t this Core Doctrine of this organization arguably the root cause of ALL the io assaults, shootings, murders? Why can’t CGAR, (etc.?) be sued in civil court, as well as prosecuted in criminal court for the actions of those under io leadership direction? And more interesting, how long before someone, Chaz Bono here for instance, turns and points the finger at CGAR, for instance, for essentially “ordering” him to cause shit that resulted in murder?

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