The Mongols Statement

February 5, 2016

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The Mongols Statement

Yesterday in Denver, Las Vegas attorney Stephen “Bowtie” Stubbs, flanked by two members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club dressed in black and white flannel shirts but not wearing cuts, issued a statement on behalf of the club that included the Mongols survivors’ version of events.

Stubbs said:

“The Mongols Motorcycle Club is confidant that the many independent witnesses will tell the truth and that this matter will be handled appropriately. Everyone has the right to defend themselves from physical confrontation. If someone is threatened or attacked, that person has the right to stand up for himself and use appropriate force to defend against that threat. However, any force used to defend yourself must be reasonable. Pulling a gun after one of your buddies pushes someone is not reasonable and cannot be self defense. Shooting an unarmed person that tries to disarm you after you unlawfully brandish a gun cannot be self defense. Running to the top of the stairs, pointing a gun at the crowd below and shooting an unarmed man that bravely tried to disarm you cannot be self defense.

“On the flip side, attempting to disarm a person with your hands after they pull a gun on you is lawful self defense. Using your fists to defend yourself and your brothers against a group whose members just shot one of you is self defense.

Likewise, if you are an unarmed man that is charging some intoxicated lunatic at the top of the stairs that is waving a gun at the crowd, this is definitely self defense.

“On January 30, 2016 a citizen dies as he charged a man that was waving a gun at a large group of people. That citizen’s name is Victor Mendoza. He was a dedicated father and husband, a true brother and friend with a talent to make kids smile. Victor Mendoza sacrificed his life attempting to save others. There is no greater love than this.”

Iron Order

Stubbs was referring to a brawl last Saturday in which a Colorado Department of Corrections officer named Derrick “Kong” Duran shot and killed Mendoza. Duran is a member of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club. He has not yet been arrested.

The Aging Rebel believes the photo above was taken just before Duran, with gun in hand, turned and fired down the stairs. Mendoza is clearly visible on the stairs. This page had previously reported the photo was taken after Mendoza’s murder. The photo seems to substantiate Stubbs’ version of events.

The Iron Order has a history of claiming self defense after engaging in reckless and unwarranted gun play. At least two other people, Zachariah Tipton and Tonya Focht, have died in the last 19 months as a result of encounters with pugnacious Iron Order members. Constant preparation for deadly confrontations is integral to the Iron Order enterprise. For example, in an email to Iron Order members in Kentucky late in 2014, Jo “Black Beard” Storm, then the sergeant at arms for the Iron Orders’ Fort Knox chapter, told members, “I would recommend all right handed members to either have your firearm secured on your left side or at least situated so you can cross draw with your left hand. Your right hand will be on the throttle. Need to learn to shoot left handed if you plan on being an avid rider and putting miles on your bike.”

Shark Speak

After Stubbs statement, John C. “Shark” Whitfield, the “Director of the Division of Legal Affairs” for the Iron Order, attempted to discredit the Mongols version of events. One of Whitfield’s primary duties in the Iron Order is to lobby with investigating police departments on behalf of Iron Order members.

Whitfield told the Denver Post that Stubbs’ statement was “fantasy.” He told the Post, “It’s one thing to hold a press conference, It’s another thing to do what law-abiding citizens do – and that’s cooperate with the investigation.”

Whitfield, who did not arrive in Denver until the day after the shooting, told Reuters, “That’s not even close to what happened. It’s going to be quite obvious that this was self-defense by the Iron Order.”

Whitfield then told The Associated Press that his club is “doing everything we can to assist the investigation so the truth will be known.”

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61 Responses to “The Mongols Statement”

  1. Tiger Says:

    A corrections officer is a cop, is a cop, is a cop, is a cop. You sound like a cop or snitch or ahem expert of some sort there dude.
    They are cops or cops in training, they still report to the same people. They plant evidence, they perjure themselves in court, they abuse individuals.
    Sounds
    like a cop to be.

    Tiger … Lost in the chaos.

    Respects to the regulars.

    Philo apologies for ranting bullshit and acting like an ass.

    Hope all that matters had a Happy Easter

    Back to just reading again be safe

  2. Tiger Says:

    A corrections offtigeticer is a cop, is a cop, is a cop, is a cop. You sound like a cop or snitch or ahem expert of some sort there dude.
    They are cops or cops in training, they still report to the same people. They plant evidence, they perjure themselves in court, they abuse individuals.
    Sounds
    like a cop to be.

    Tiger … Lost in the chaos.

    Respects to the regulars.

    Philo apologies for ranting bullshit and acting like an ass.

    Hope all that matters had a Happy Easter

  3. Lord Wharton Says:

    Further … unlike actual LEO’s … Corrections Officers have to get a permit to carry concealed like any other square john. LEO’s can carry off-duty per State law. I’m not aware of any State that allows Corrections Officers to carry concealed off-duty without a CCW permit as a matter of law as LEO’s do.

    When you meet an off-duty cop on the street …. s/he’s still a cop. When you meet a jail worker on the street, they’re just a square john like anybody else.

  4. Lord Wharton Says:

    “Corrections Officers” are not LEO’s. Not in my book and not in the book of most real LEO’s. They do not have State or Federal arrest authority & rarely carry a firearm on-duty. When they are issued a firearm it’s generally for tower-duty, perimeter patrol, or something like that … and they turn it in at the end of their shift. As to firearm qualifications, it’s usually a relatively simple course of fire that they only do once a year …. not quarterly as most LEO’s do.

  5. Parsifal Says:

    How many urine odors have taken Crooks seminar?….. probably all of them. Its like a pre-req. for prospecting with them or some such bullshit. A marathon of Gangland and previous T.V. interviews, Newspaper articles etc., etc.. …. look at me, I am THE Motorcycle Gang Expert! Suck forth from the Golden urine fountain of Pig Piss, I am the all knowing, and the all seeing! ….. expert ….. sick little twerp.

  6. Anony McAnon Says:

    Two points.
    #1 Can’t have it both ways. Can’t not make official statements to the police and then expect anyone to care what you say via your mouthpiece lawyer.
    #2 Not making statements to the police leaves you vulnerable like the 1 legged man in the ass kickin contest. Need to rethink that one in certain cases.

  7. old & stoned Says:

    From Stubbs a few days ago

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3ABOLuI8aqs

  8. swampy Says:

    @PastLife, during the last couple of years, every time some incident instigated by the io happens I can’t help but think of Cook and wonder. Including Waco too. One can not ignore Cook when he’s constantly being cited by MSM along with his sideways lying mouth on television. I believe he was really riding some type of “high” after that Gangland bullshit marathon, and probably still does whenever he is quoted as the “expert.” Maybe I’m being far-fetched but has Steve Cook ever privately met with certain io members to further each others agenda? Or, how many urine odors have taken Cook’s seminar?

  9. PastLife Says:

    Get a Clue-
    You appear to be one of those thick headed idiot shaved head gym rat cops with a superiority attitude. Must have taken special that seminar by Steve Cook. Ah no wonder you know it all.

  10. 10Guage Says:

    We are good BC. Thank you. I hope things are starting to look up for you as well.
    10G

  11. Mike 184 Says:

    I have said this before; I have yet to see cash, women or all these drugs I hear about. I have been around. Criminal organization? Bullshit. We work HARD to keep what we have.

    What I do see is brotherhood, family and commitment to a level most wouldn’t understand.

    And when you throw Sonny’s name out there, maybe you should put out there the times when he proved in court that the cops fabricated evidence and lied about it to try and make up something to convict him on.

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