A Tale Of Two Murders

May 5, 2020

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A Tale Of Two Murders

The news is a fickle bitch.

The assassination of Francisco Rosado, who was 51-years-old and an influential member of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, last Saturday in the Bronx, by two guys dressed in black, carrying pistols with very long silencers, and who advanced on their target in the manner of light-infantrymen, is very big news as far away as London.

The assassination of a 33-year-old Cossack named Brandon Edwards a couple of miles east of Tyler, Texas during the same hour last Saturday can’t even crack a news brief in the Dallas papers. Go figure.

Edwards (above) was a former Marine, he was married and he had two toddlers. And he owned a place called the Broken E Ranch in Ben Wheeler, Texas which is north of Tyler and can hardly be found on a map. The way he got there, he wrote, is “We are a family that loves horses and livestock. At Broken E, we pride ourselves in second chances for all animals. We rescue, train and rehab horses.”

Stupid People

Many stupid people – not to make an example of Kurt Sutter but there you go – think the motorcycle outlaw counter-culture is about “lifestyles” and “this life” and all that nonsense. The lifestyle talk trivializes something profound, The cruel reality is that joining a motorcycle club is mostly a way for grown men to stand for something, to take sides. Francisco Rosado and Brandon Edwards both chose sides and the sides they chose cost them their lives. Tonight, many innocents weep for both men. And at the same time, other men are learning to live with it.

According to a news release issued by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office this morning about 7:30 a.m. Pacific:

“At approximately 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2020, a male subject was riding on his motorcycle in the 16400 block of Farm to Market Road 850 in Chapel Hill. As he was traveling eastbound, he sustained at least one gunshot wound causing him to crash his motorcycle onto the side of the road. Upon arrival of deputies and medical personnel, it was quickly determined that the victim was deceased at the scene.

The victim has been identified as Brandon Edwards – 33 from Ben Wheeler, Texas. Smith County Investigators are actively investigating this case.”

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20 Responses to “A Tale Of Two Murders”

  1. oldskewl Says:

    ed Says:
    May 7, 2020 at 3:38 pm
    Fucking scumbag lowlifes giving all of us a bad name again. Real bad asses shooting an unsuspecting rider off his bike.

    Ed: It was a hit, plain and simple. Club on club too. Reading all the other stories I still don’t get why they broke up initially and I assume that’s club business.

  2. RT Says:

    All’s well that ends well.

  3. ed Says:

    Fucking scumbag lowlifes giving all of us a bad name again. Real bad asses shooting an unsuspecting rider off his bike.

  4. oldskewl Says:

    PuroPerro Says:
    May 7, 2020 at 7:41 am
    @oldskewl

    Thank you, Sir. You took what I said the way it was intended.

    11B OJC/ODS-S.

    Have a good day.

    OS.

  5. PuroPerro Says:

    @oldskewl

    Thank you, Sir. You took what I said the way it was intended.

    11B OJC/ODS-S

  6. oldskewl Says:

    RT Says:
    May 7, 2020 at 6:44 am
    @ PuroPerro

    You’ll learn pretty quick I personally don’t understand your digital bitch slap to oldskewl.

    RT, it’s okay. maybe I hit a nerve or he misread my post as if I was somehow speaking down to him, I wasn’t. I was hitting on the same line of thinking Rebel was in the article. Sometimes men get into the scene for the wrong reasons, one thing for sure, we’re all type A personalities which plays out here again and again.

    respects,

    OS

  7. oldskewl Says:

    PuroPerro Says:
    May 6, 2020 at 9:13 pm
    @oldskewl

    Pardon me, Sir, I’m new here. I’m just learning about this lifestyle, can you please tell me more? Also, could you please regale me with stories of your military history and accomplishments?

    You know, none of us know who each other are unless you’re bold enough to speak about your club or club businesses on the web. Only thing I can tell you I live the life, everyday and will do so until I die.
    0621 in Iraq.

    OS

  8. RT Says:

    @ PuroPerro

    You’ll learn pretty quick I personally don’t understand your digital bitch slap to oldskewl.

  9. PuroPerro Says:

    @oldskewl

    Pardon me, Sir, I’m new here. I’m just learning about this lifestyle, can you please tell me more? Also, could you please regale me with stories of your military history and accomplishments?

  10. oldskewl Says:

    PuroPerro Says:
    15 minutes down the road, they were catching me, riding in a phalanx, a vehicle in front, on the side, and behind the bikes. When they passed and tried to slow me in my own lane I thought, “These guys are awful paranoid”.
    Evidently, not.

    So many people get into clubs for the wrong reasons. The strength of brotherhood you experience in combat is dearly missed when you come home which is why so many members are vets.
    Being in an OMC is not a game and your back is never safe. Gotta be military like in all aspects of the life, including the shit no one likes, like politics.

    OS

  11. PuroPerro Says:

    Recently, I was driving across 31 from Corsicana to Waco. Going through Hubbard, I passed their clubhouse and saw the pack assembling. 15 minutes down the road, they were catching me, riding in a phalanx, a vehicle in front, on the side, and behind the bikes. When they passed and tried to slow me in my own lane I thought, “These guys are awful paranoid”.

    Evidently, not.

  12. JMacK Says:

    Condolences to the family and loved ones.

    He got the life he chose.

    RIP
    JMacK

  13. Storyteller Says:

    Heart felt condolences to family and Brothers.

  14. R & R Says:

    This is the kind of shit that happens when your mom and pop regional club acquires illusions of grandeur. Brandon Edwards likely knew nothing about the life. It’s just I get to ride with some vets and party and wear a patch. Sounds like he’s a stand up guy who just didn’t know. Another casualty of Owen Reeves dreams. Which have turned into nightmares.

  15. commonsense Says:

    We all say 1% are not a gang they are a club and I agree. But when guys on bikes show up at a clubhouse and fire multiple shots then later someone from another club gets murdered in public it sounds like gang warfare to me. If any of those shots hit an innocent bystander especially a kid all of LE would be on these guys more than they are now.

  16. Harp Says:

    He sounded like a decent man. Shot off his bike by someone who probably isn’t 1/4 of that kind of character.

  17. Freebird Says:

    Does not make any sense

    Than what does today….

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