Cyberbullying The Vagos

April 15, 2010

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Chairman Mao claimed war has three stages. “Operation Everywhere,” the war on the Vagos Motorcycle Club in Southern California, has now entered stage two – cyberbullying.

The Vagos antagonists in this conflict are gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and incumbent Riverside County Prosecutor candidate Rod Pacheco. Cyberbullying is usually defined as harassment inflicted through digital communication.

Operation Everywhere

On March 17th, Pacheco announced a series of “raids” on “94 locations in four states” connected to a “crackdown” on the Vagos. The Vagos were cracked down on, Pacheco wanted everyone to think – and everyone did – because the motorcycle club was responsible for four alleged “terrorist” attacks on peace officers in Hemet, California.

Pacheco is too greasy to actually accuse the Vagos of murderous vandalism. Instead he called the club, “an extreme threat for law enforcement.”

But, the first four paragraphs in a news story about the raids, written by a dispassionate British journalist named Guy Adams, filed in Los Angeles and run in the London Independent, illustrates exactly the message Pacheco was sending:

“Thirty members of the Vagos Motorcycle Club have been arrested following allegations that they have tried to booby trap a police gang enforcement unit,” Adams began.

“The FBI calls it ‘a ruthless criminal organization’ which deals in ‘guns, drugs, and death.’ The Justice Department holds members responsible for ‘assault, extortion, insurance fraud, money-laundering, murder, vehicle theft, witness intimidation and weapons violations.’ But it turns out that one of America’s most notorious biker gangs is also pretty handy at DIY.

“Police in California have arrested 30 members of the Vagos Motorcycle Club, a group of 300 Harley-Davidson riders, amid allegations that they have been attempting to use home-made booby traps to maim and kill the detectives who keep an eye on their nefarious daily activities.

“In recent weeks, a series of potentially deadly devices, built largely from materials bought at local hardware stores, were discovered at the homes and workplaces of a police gang-enforcement unit in Hemet, a suburban town in Riverside County, on the eastern fringes of Los Angeles. The Vagos gang, also known as ‘The Green Nation,’ is suspected of planting them.”

Jerry Brown, in whose press office much of this wonderfully exciting tale was imagined, came to Hemet the next day and made a speech about “urban terrorism.” Brown implied that the Vagos, who have chapters in Mexico, were importing narco-terrorism into the United States.

All of this fits a hackneyed political formula: Invent a threat; promise that only you can protect the people from that threat; claim victory when no one else can find the threat that only you are “tough enough” to find and defeat.

Never Mind

Some skeptics complained that Pacheco’s tale shone and stunk like a mackerel in moonlight. Over the next few days, even the Hemet police backed away from blaming the Vagos for the nasty pranks that precipitated the raids and the press conferences. Within days, Fox News was citing “sources” that the Vagos probably did not do anything after all.

Joseph Yanny, an attorney retained by the motorcycle club, told reporters, “The Vagos are an easy target because they ride motorcycles and authorities love to hate them. This is for the personal political gain of Governor Moonbeam (Jerry Brown), who is behind in the polls and playing this game to get his name in the press at the expense of decent men.”

Harry ‘Doc’ Hart, a Hemet dentist and a respectfully regarded member of the club, said that local authorities, “demonize us and start locking everyone up left and right. In their eyes, everyone’s a criminal.”

Yesterday, Robert J. Lopez of the Los Angeles Times reported that only 14 of the 33 men who were arrested during Operation Everywhere had actually been charged with a crime. Lopez was not able to establish any connection between the reasons reported for the raid and any of the charges. All of the charges seem to be incidental to the law enforcement opportunities that arise when cops are encouraged to just go into somebody’s house and turn everything upside down.

According to Lopez, two members of the club were arrested for possession of drugs and have already pled guilty. So far, not even Pacheco has claimed that the Vagos are responsible for the recreational use of banned drugs in California.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

But yesterday the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office continued to insist that Operation Everywhere was somehow about public safety instead of about winning votes for a couple of unprincipled politicians.

John Hall, a spokesman for Pacheco told Lopez that prosecutors were “still reviewing” cases against the Vagos. One case, typical of those still under review, involves the difficult decision of whether to charge a Vago who was discovered to be in possession of a “club.” Hall also described the lack of charges as strategic. “There is no rush to file charges,” Lopez explained, “because the defendants are not in jail, which would have forced prosecutors to file charges quicker.”

“They (the Vagos) need to know we are keeping an eye on them,” Hall told Lopez. “Part of the message we are trying to send is to let them know we know they are out there.”

Everybody knows that officials in Riverside County intend to send a message. Everybody has known that all along. The real questions are how to characterize that message and to whom is it being sent and why?

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20 Responses to “Cyberbullying The Vagos”

  1. not surpised Says:

    chevy:

    Don’t know too much about ther Zionists, but what the Feds did to Hatfill was basically ruin his life. He won an undisclosed amount of money in a civil lawsuit.

  2. chevyweight Says:

    not surprised said, “Dr. Steven Hatfill, Phd. Premier US scientist and world expert on biological warfare, falsey accused from 2001-2007 as being the prime suspect in the anthrax letters after 9-11”

    that reminded me of an old article i read about 911, here’s a piece of it relating to hatfill. full article here –
    http://www.apfn.org/apfn/wtc_stf.htm
    or google “stranger than fiction 911”

    “””””” Dr. Assaad had been cleared and Dr. Zack was coming under a small amount of media and FBI suspicion. Enter, from stage left, one Barbara Rosenberg, a jewish environmentalist professor and political activist with no expertise in bio-warfare. 146
    Rosenberg suddenly went public with the claim that she knew who the anthrax killer was. 147 She was supported in this effort by another Zionist New York Times journalist named Nicholas D. Kristof, who openly called for the arrest of Hatfill! 148

    Quietly and behind the scenes, Rosenberg began directing investigators towards an American scientist named Dr.Stephen Hatfill (and therefore away from Dr. Zack). The Washington Post confirmed that it was Rosenberg who helped put authorities on the trail of the innocent Dr. Hatfill. 149

    The name of Hatfill trickled forth from the news media. In a matter of weeks, the trickle became a media flood. Dr. Hatfill became a household name. Hatfill called a news conference to protest his innocence. There is not a shred of evidence against him and he passed an FBI lie detector test. 150 But the Zionist controlled media lynch mob, led by the evil Rosenberg and the yellow journalist Kristoff, continued to pursue and harass Hatfill. Dr.Hatfill may never be imprisoned, but his life and career have been destroyed by these false allegations and the media hype. Lt. Col. Zack is off the hook. “”””””

  3. Simon Says:

    It is very discouraging to watch these guys divert attention away from the “real” issues in California i.e. rampant illegal immigration, cartel issues, and a budget crisis that is going to sink the state. All of these issues are volatile and can polarize a politician and his pawns (law enforcement). They are truly out to protect their own asses and to gloss over the big picture issues. Unfortunatly, the Vagos make for a flashy story that the media will pick up on and they can ride this “success” into another term.

    It’s a fucking disgrace to call this a democracy anymore,

    Semper Fi

  4. Joseph Says:

    From yesterday’s news article… 400 officers… 70 locations… 33 suspects… 14 charged… “billed as a success because it let the Vagos know they had the attention of local, state, and federal authorities.”

    I wonder if the American Taxpayer bills this as a success… who are the real fools here… those commanding and executing these “law enforcement” activities… or the American Citizen who tolerates it…

    Let’s do some simple math… with some simple assumptions… let’s say this entire effort took one 40 hour work week… the cost of one officer on overtime plus his equipment and consumables (gas, ammo, wear and tear on equipment, freshly issued tinfoil hat, etc…) could be say $100/hour.

    Now… if the bullshit train left Hemet at 1:30 in the afternoon… it would have burned through 400 people X 40 hours X $100 per hour = $1.6 Million before it pulled into mainstream media station…. that’s $1.6 million dollars of tax payer money for 14 bullshit arrests… none apparently related to the alleged acts of terrorism against the town of Hemet.

    That’s a lot of fuckin’ donuts.

  5. Daniel Says:

    “The government can do anything they want to you. They can lie, they can break laws-federal laws. No one can stop them.I used to be a person who believed in my government. Now I don’t trust anyone in the government”

    Dr. Steven Hatfill, Phd. Premier US scientist and world expert on biological warfare, falsey accused from 2001-2007 as being the prime suspect in the anthrax letters after 9-11

  6. Tony Says:

    From yesterday’s news article… 400 officers… 70 locations… 33 suspects… 14 charged… “billed as a success because it let the Vagos know they had the attention of local, state, and federal authorities.”

    I wonder if the American Taxpayer bills this as a success… who are the real fools here… those commanding and executing these “law enforcement” activities… or the American Citizen who tolerates it…

    Let’s do some simple math… with some simple assumptions… let’s say this entire effort took one 40 hour work week… the cost of one officer on overtime plus his equipment and consumables (gas, ammo, wear and tear on equipment, freshly issued tinfoil hat, etc…) could be say $100/hour.

    Now… if the bullshit train left Hemet at 1:30 in the afternoon… it would have burned through 400 people X 40 hours X $100 per hour = $1.6 Million before it pulled into mainstream media station…. that’s $1.6 million dollars of tax payer money for 14 bullshit arrests… none apparently related to the alleged acts of terrorism against the town of Hemet.

    That’s a lot of fuckin’ donuts.

  7. Simon Says:

    Things are getting ugly out there in the Hemet area. On the twenty second, they announced a massive police task force to “crack down on illegal handicapped parking”.

    (You can’t make this stuff up!)

  8. Interested Party Says:

    Things are getting ugly out there in the Hemet area. On the twenty second, they announced a massive police task force to “crack down on illegal handicapped parking”.

    (You can’t make this stuff up!)

  9. sohn Says:

    I think everyone is kind of missing everything that seams to be going on here. The police are not only using this to save their jobs but they’re using it as a carte blanche way to bypass (any one they deam to be “undesirables”) inalienable rights. In the last round of warrants they still admit they don’t know who did it. “but we’re getting closer”. It’s absalutely the same thing that King George did against the colonist.
    I realy wouldn’t be surprised if the police aren’t involved in the booby traps themselves. Odd that some one can get their gas line and route it to the roof undetected.

  10. Its all about the Money Says:

    Well, the DA finally got around to actually investigating the “booby-traps” and guess what – the Vagos had nothing to do with it.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/04/-hemet-.html

  11. Not Surprised Says:

    I should have added he was a GOVERMENT employee

  12. Not Surprised Says:

    “The government can do anything they want to you. They can lie, they can break laws-federal laws. No one can stop them.I used to be a person who believed in my government. Now I don’t trust anyone in the government”

    Dr. Steven Hatfill, Phd. Premier US scientist and world expert on biological warfare, falsey accused from 2001-2007 as being the prime suspect in the anthrax letters after 9-11

  13. Vacuus Cura Says:

    We can expect to see more and more of these senseless mass arrests. The bureaucrats are scrambling to survive, and will do anything to justify their existence.

    Take a look at the increase in traffic citations. Police are fighting against impending layoffs by showing how good they can be at extracting funds from those who actually work and produce.

    Rough times are ahead. This is only the beginning.

  14. Missouri Breaks 101 Says:

    It is very discouraging to watch these guys divert attention away from the “real” issues in California i.e. rampant illegal immigration, cartel issues, and a budget crisis that is going to sink the state. All of these issues are volatile and can polarize a politician and his pawns (law enforcement). They are truly out to protect their own asses and to gloss over the big picture issues. Unfortunatly, the Vagos make for a flashy story that the media will pick up on and they can ride this “success” into another term.

    It’s a fucking disgrace to call this a democracy anymore,

    Semper Fi

  15. Rock Says:

    Disgusting clip. Moonbeam is a real piece of shit.
    The fear brokers don’t seem to mention the crips, bloods, MS13 . . . .
    It’s always the demons on two wheels.

    Rock

  16. Preacher Chuck D. Says:

    From yesterday’s news article… 400 officers… 70 locations… 33 suspects… 14 charged… “billed as a success because it let the Vagos know they had the attention of local, state, and federal authorities.”

    I wonder if the American Taxpayer bills this as a success… who are the real fools here… those commanding and executing these “law enforcement” activities… or the American Citizen who tolerates it…

    Let’s do some simple math… with some simple assumptions… let’s say this entire effort took one 40 hour work week… the cost of one officer on overtime plus his equipment and consumables (gas, ammo, wear and tear on equipment, freshly issued tinfoil hat, etc…) could be say $100/hour.

    Now… if the bullshit train left Hemet at 1:30 in the afternoon… it would have burned through 400 people X 40 hours X $100 per hour = $1.6 Million before it pulled into mainstream media station…. that’s $1.6 million dollars of tax payer money for 14 bullshit arrests… none apparently related to the alleged acts of terrorism against the town of Hemet.

    That’s a lot of fuckin’ donuts.

  17. It's all about the Money Says:

    The real purpose for the raids was to fend off looming budget cuts to the DA’s office due to California’s worst in the nation economic situation. Two weeks after the raids, Pacheco used the headlines generated to not only argue that he couldn’t afford any cuts at all, he actually needed more money to establish a “gang task force.” Using scary you-tube videos, replete with bandanna’ed gangsters waving guns and deploying profanity, Pacheco painted an hysterical picture of Huns at the gate. Check out the his demands for more taxpayer money at http://10.21.107.159/ppportal/agenda/webcast.aspx – select the March 30, 2010 budget workshop video and use the agenda to browse down to the DA’s presentation.

    Hemet is doing the same thing, recently voting to suspend their normal purchasing procedures (and normal fiscal/public oversight) to give the city manager authority to make purchases without public review to “harden” city building against attack – check out http://myvalleynews.com/story/47006/ – note the phrase, “authorizes and directs the city manager to order any directly related and immediate action required by the emergency, and procure necessary equipment, services and supplies for those purposes without giving notice for bids to let contracts.” You can bet that’ll mean no budget cuts for cops with their hands out.

    Yeah, re-eleciton politics is part of this; but only a small part. Scaring taxpayers into giving up more of their money is what it’s all about.

  18. RVN69 Says:

    Another smoldering pile of shit produced by someone (politicians in this case) to create publicity for their own use. Someone once said concerning actors that “No publicity is bad publicity” apparently politicians and ATF supervisiors feel the same way. The permanent political class in California are using the Vagos as pawns in an election regardless of the cost in fortune and pain to those members. We really do need another revolution to put them in their place, them being all the cops/feds using us to gain notority for promotion and their political masters.

    Respect to all that have earned it
    Si vis Pacem, Parabellum.

  19. I.J Says:

    I could only describe that video clip as “sensational”.

  20. willienelso3 Says:

    christ almighty. this never ends, does it?

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