Clash Of Realities

February 6, 2020

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Clash Of Realities

Closing arguments in the federal Vagos trial began in Las Vegas this week with Assistant United States Attorny Daniel Schiess telling the jury the same lies prosecutors have been telling juries for decades: The Vagos are the Mafia on wheels. The Vagos has very little to do with motorcycles. The club is a profit making syndicate poisoning America with drugs, firearms and extra-marital sex. They are all millionaires, or at least they would be if they didn’t waste hundreds of thousands of dollars every week in strip clubs and on whores and beer. Don’t be fooled by their plebeian appearance. They all have walk-in closets in their mansions and those closets are filled with many dozens of bespoken, silk suits. To learn more about the Vagos see the 1967 Billy Jack movie The Born Losers.

The star witness to all of this has been former Vago Gary “Jabbers” Rudnick. Rudnick started a fight in a Sparks, Nevada casino more than eight years ago, on September 23, 2011 that set off a brawl that resulted in the death of Hells Angel Jeffrey “Jethro” Pettigrew. Pettigrew and other Angels from the San Jose charter were unwisely booked into the Vagos’ hotel. Rudnick hoped to humiliate Pettigrew and claim his patch as a trophy. Numerous Vagos told Rudnick to knock it off. He refused and the ensuing mess for both clubs is impossible to summarize in under 10,000 words.

Carl Hall’s Lies

Rudnick was expelled from the club the next day. Alone and adrift in life without friends and with powerful enemies Rundick agreed to replace a murder charge with a slap on the wrist by a corrupt prosecutor named Carl Hall. What Hall wanted was to hear Rudnick tell a jury that Pettigrew’s death was a planned assassination by the leaders of the Vagos and that Vago Ernesto Manuel “Romeo” Gonzalez was the designated hit man.

Rudnick served two years in a Nevada prison under an assumed name. He recanted his fiction in a notarized affidavit on May 17, 2016. The Pattigrew murder is one of the charges at the heart of the Vafgos’ case.

It is totally made up. Virtually the entire case is completely made up. It is all, as cynics say, bullshit. It stinks. It makes a mess of your boots. And this is what Schiess keeps insisting over and over and over as if there are many arbitrary, equally valid ways of defining reality and bullshit is merely a responsible opposing view to truth.

Yesterday, Michael Kennedy who represents Gonzalez – who is one of eight men on trial here – said in his closing argument, “They have asked you to convict Ernesto Gonzalez and these other men on first-degree murder and racketeering conspiracy on the word of a man whose reliability they questioned” It was a very polite characterization of a psychopathic liar. This wrangling over reality – whether up is really up and whether algebra and fire are the same or different things – will continue at least through tomorrow.



2 Responses to “Clash Of Realities”

  1. citizen M.F. Says:


  2. oldskewl Says:

    I was at Street Vibes that weekend when this all went down and ever since then, every hotel (Casino) no longer allows colors.
    Now we all stay in the little “Roach Motels” just outside the main casinos but we take the entire motel for ourselves. This also resulted in a curfew for the event which used to last until the early morning, now it’s swarmed with cops and UC’s at the stroke of midnight.
    I remember seeing all the power clubs at various casinos that weekend, the most I’d ever witnessed at one event. Had a feeling something was going to happen but no idea it would be this dramatic.

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