Stopping The Unstoppable

February 21, 2019

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Stopping The Unstoppable

Sometime around the year 1026 or 1027, Canute, the powerful Viking king who simultaneously ruled England, Denmark and Norway is said, according to a well-known story, to have tested the limits of his power when he ordered the sea to recede. The sea ignored him.

A couple of years ago Dutch police tried something like that. They tried to ban motorcycle clubs in the Netherlands starting with the Bandidos. That hasn’t worked out either.

In addition to the Bandidos, Holland also has chapters of the Hells Angels, Mongols, Satudarah and No Surrender Motorcycle Clubs.

Yesterday, a regional Dutch newspaper called BN DeStem reported that instead of disappearing the banned motorcycle clubs have fragmented into more and smaller clubs and the total membership in motorcycle clubs is greater than it was before the ban.

“The strict approach of controversial motor clubs, the so-called Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMGs), seems to have a counterproductive effect for the time being. The number of members and clubs in the Netherlands is not decreasing, but has increased in the past two years, in some regions even sharply such as Brabant and Zeeland,” the paper said.

“In the province of Noord-Brabant and Zeeland alone, according to data from the regional police, at least fifteen serious motorcycle clubs have been added since 2017. In the working area of the Zeeland-West Brabant Police Unit, after years of flattening growth, the number of members rose by more than a quarter from 376 to 479 in that period.”

Police commissioner Pim Miltenburg told BN DeStem, “Current figures do not follow the annual progress report until April or May. But we have seen the fragmentation and emergence of small clubs everywhere in the past two years. But doing nothing is certainly not an option”

If you read Dutch you can read the BN DeStem report here. And, even if you don’t you can read more of The Aging Rebel’s coverage of the Dutch ban here, here  and here.

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11 Responses to “Stopping The Unstoppable”

  1. Phuquehed Says:

    @Trebor -Okay, I had to read that a bunch of times over and over and I get what you’re saying. You’re right, doing ‘gangster-like’ shit *with* a patch on just paints everyone with a patch (whether the same club or not) as a ‘gangster’.

    Sorry about that.

  2. Tiopirata Says:

    @Trebor
    +1 yet again
    Trebor is completely correct in my view
    Tio Pirata 1%er

  3. Phuquehed Says:

    @Trebor – So, you’re still saying that you and your (supposed club you belong to) is *NOT* a bunch of “gangsters”? Or they *are*? You (and your supposed Brothers) wear a patch, so which is it?

  4. Ward Says:

    Isn’t there a chapter of Satadurah in New York?

  5. Hellequiain Says:

    @ Straight Shooter

    Don’t believe all the alarmist bullshit you are fed over the pond, our centuries old culture is doing just fine thanks…

    Satudarah has a large proportion of members of Surinamese and Moluccan members.The clue is in the colours. Far-Eastern nations that used to be ruled by the Dutch. IMMIGRANTS in other words…..

  6. Trebor Says:

    Krobar actually I am a 20 plus year member of one of the largest 1%er clubs in the world.I know why I joined this club and it sure wasnt because I have an attitude about motorcycle clubs.My point is “IF” you want to be a gangster then do it incognito on your time not with a patch on your back.Ever hear the words dont use your patch for personal gain?Especially in this day and age where the whole club gets painted with the same wide brush because of a few.I stand with my Brothers right or wrong doesnt mean I have to like the dumbshit.

  7. Krobar USMVMC Says:

    Trabor, with a comment like that , why are you even here reading this page? Your belief is clearly that all MC’s are gangs so you have no place here.

  8. Straight Shooter Says:

    The organized LeO should focus on the millions MId Eastern/African’s flooding the Northern European (White CHristian) nations that are handed free reign over the disarmed legal citizens Those g-‘mint sponsored immigrants are destroying the centuries old culture. Same thing is going on state side.

  9. Trebor Says:

    If you truelly want to be a criminal or Gangster dont run around with a big neon sign on your back.Just saying.By doing so you’ve already done half of law enforcements job for them

  10. Stevo Says:

    For any that are interested theres a new documentary online about Satudarah MC, its actually a good watch.

    Stevo

  11. freebird Says:

    Maybe they should not have kicked that sleeping dog……

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