Angels Make Headlines

June 29, 2016

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Angels Make Headlines

This has been one of those weeks when the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club can’t stay out of the news.

First there was the great biker brawl that wasn’t, as Newsday put it. Then there was the revelation that anybody who was ever married to somebody who joined the Angels is a security threat.

Averted Brawl

The brawl that wasn’t was last Sunday in Hempstead, New York, on Long Island.

According to Newsday and other sources, about 100 members of the Unknown Bikers Motorcycle Club surrounded the Hells Angels clubhouse in Hempstead “to retrieve vests… after they were taken by Hells Angels on Friday night.” Newsday attributed the accusation to “an initial gang intelligence report by the Nassau County police special investigations squad.”

The Unknown Bikers was founded in Brooklyn and has multiple chapters in New York City.

More than 50 police including a Swat team from Hempstead and the Nassau County Police Department converged on the club house, apparently to guard it and whoever was inside.

According to a spokesman for the Nassau County police, “Upon arrival of officers, bikers dispersed without incident. There was no fight, no injuries and officers remained until the bikers left.”

But, the incident made the papers anyway.

Security Clearance Revoked

Meanwhile in British Columbia, s woman named Janette Yuen Shan Wu was fired from her job at the Vancouver International Airport because she was once married to a member of the Kelowna charter of the Hells Angels named Damiano Dipopolo. Dipopolo has been arrested eight times but has no convictions. The couple divorced in 2006 and Wu is now married to a Whatcom County, Washington Deputy Sheriff. She was granted the security clearance she needs to work at the airport in 2013.

Wu lost her clearance last year after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police told Transport Canada that she was once married to a member of a motorcycle club. Transport Canada is the government agency that regulates all transportation in Canada. According to that bureaucracy, “The decision (to revoke her clearance) reasoned that there were concerns about Ms. Wu’s judgment as it was reasonable to believe that she was aware of Mr. Dipopolo’s involvement in a criminal lifestyle before their separation and that given his lifestyle, she may be subjected to intimidation, violence and manipulation by him.”

Wu appealed the loss of her job, but last week the Federal Court of Canada ruled that Transport Canada has the right “to err on the side of public safety.”


18 Responses to “Angels Make Headlines”

  1. Dan-O Says:

    Is anybody else picking up in this trend by police using the word “intelligence” in place of the word “information?” I don’t think this is a coincidence given police militarization in this country. Someone correct me if I’m wrong but it used to be that the former was pretty much reserved for military and national level security circles – not cops. No surprise I guess since every ho-dunk department has a SWAT team and a tank now so they probably figure they should talk the talk when they dress up in their scary go to war gear and play Navy SEAL to smash up state legalized marijuana dispensaries and MC clubhouses.

  2. Paladin Says:

    The above video would be funnier if it wasn’t so close to the truth.


  3. Bone Head Says:

    “Intelligence”…Strange word to use about the cops and their methods.

  4. oceans14 Says:

    Gotta agreed wouldn’t be linking the two automatically, intelligence is certainly not a prerequisite necessary to being a LEO…

    Live to Ride

    Ride to Live


  5. The Grey Says:

    ‘Police Intelligence’ is surely an oxymoron. The emphasis being on the last two syllables.

  6. Phuquehed Says:

    I’m pretty sure when I was 5 years old I said the word ‘bomb’ and was holding a toy airplane at the time it happened (or was it one of those toy green army men?)…if that ever got out Lynch would be on my ass for terrorism so fast it’d make my head spin.

    Fuck the air-wasting pigs and fuck the morons running the governments of Canada and this once great nation of the USA.

  7. Dirty Dingus McGee Says:

    This isn’t a new development. About 12 years ago a guy was interested in joining our club and probated for a short while until he decided it wasn’t really for him. Still came around as a supporter tho. About a year later he and his wife divorced. A year or so after that, she was rejected for a job as a dispatcher for a sheriff’s dept, based on his association with our club.

  8. popeye Says:

    Waco police should take a page out of nassau cops playbook book and instead of stirring up shit and firing into a crowd of bikers they should show a presence and tell everyone to go home. Crisis averted and no one dies.

  9. Richie Saurkraut Says:

    The Unknowns have been flying red and white in reverse for I don’t know how many years and I always wondered why there was no beef before…Guess there is now…peace for all, hopefully.

  10. TX_Biker Says:

    Man I miss the 70’s…..

  11. Meh Says:

    popeye wrote:
    “Waco police should take a page out of nassau cops playbook book and instead of stirring up shit and firing into a crowd of bikers they should show a presence and tell everyone to go home. Crisis averted and no one dies.”

    It would be easier all round for the cops to do nothing and let the grownups with patches sort it out. Adults don’t need bacon breaking up internal squabbles (or fomenting them).

    Rebel wrote:
    “But, the incident made the papers anyway.”

    Keeping it real, a large scuffle averted isn’t a non-event.

    If folks want to brawl gathering to do it in public isn’t smart. Of course neither is visibly clustering at a target.

    If bacon know what you are doing while you are doing it something is amiss, but if you broadcast with visible presence that’s tactically retarded and brings porky attention on everyone.

  12. Hmm... Says:

    I wonder if this so called “intelligence” came from within the besieged clubhouse from a scared individual? I wouldn’t be surprised…

  13. Shovelhead Says:

    Why don’t you knock on that Club House door, and ask??

  14. roach Says:

    I do too.

    Respects, roach.

  15. LoneWoofwoof Says:

    I wonder if the HA’s inside the clubhouse were the one’s that called the cops.

  16. rollinnorth Says:

    Lonewoofwoof clearly knows nothing. Perhaps it should take Shovelhead’s advice to Hmm.


  17. bjewell Says:

    Hope you are doing well Roach and life is good.

    Respect from Sacramento

  18. Gabster1% Says:

    Angels dont call the police its a rulr

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