Brian Brewer Denied Compassionate Release

October 18, 2012

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Brian Brewer, a member of the Dago charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, has been denied a compassionate release from prison. Brewer has cancer of the lungs, bones and lymph nodes. His condition is incurable and his hourglass is running out.

In the last six weeks 5,322 people have signed a petition addressed to California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris that asked that Brewer be released from Centinela (California) State Prison so that he could die with his family. The prison warden, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and a prison physician had all supported the release. Harris and Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley had to approve the release. They did not. Earlier this week Brewer’s family received the terse notice:

“The conditions under which the prisoner would be released pose a threat to public safety as referenced in Penal Code Section 1170(E)(2)(B) due to his extensive criminal history and association with a violent motorcycle gang coupled with his current full mobility.”

The Crime

Brian Brewer was accused of robbing a credit union in Northridge, California on April 16, 2002. No two bank employees agreed on a description of the robber. Fingerprints were found at the crime scene but none of them matched Brewer. No physical evidence linked Brewer to the crime scene. Brewer and a witness testified that Brewer was in Arizona at the time of the robbery. The total take from the robbery was about $1,700 and included “bait bills” which are bills given to bank robbers after the serial numbers have been recorded. None of the money was ever recovered. Brewer’s affiliation with the HAMC was introduced to the jury at his trial.

The jury found Brewer guilty of four counts of second-degree robbery and three counts of false imprisonment with a “third strike” enhancement. On August 1, 2005 Brewer was sentenced to four consecutive sentences of life imprisonment. Since his conviction Brewer has exhausted his appeals while consistently maintaining his innocence.

Friends and sympathizers may write the dying man at: Centinela State Prison, Brian Brewer, V98513, P.O. Box 731, Inf.-01 low, Imperial, Ca. 92251



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71 Responses to “Brian Brewer Denied Compassionate Release”

  1. Base Says:

    @ Dobyns

  2. Wretched man Says:

    @ Jay Dobyns
    I have no “dog in this fight” as I’m from another country, so from an outsider’s perspective I find your comments regarding those who have suffered “at other people’s hands” somewhat contrite.
    Not being an expert on these matters I respectfully wish to add that your country has the “ideal” of all people being treated fairly & humanely.
    While some might argue that being “guilty” of a crime means your rights are automatically forfeited, after perusing the “facts” as presented in this forum I would scarcely consider the case of Brian to be fairly handled, or that he has actually been proved guilty…
    Allow me to say this, a person is a person, regardless of their “leanings”, political, moral, or otherwise & as such they have the right to be treated with compassion.
    If we are to sink so low as to respond to those who are in need by punishing them, then surely we are contributing to the problem!

    Much respect to those who speak out against injustice
    Well done Rebel for all that you do

    L&R (to most)

  3. Glenn S. Says:

    Jay Dobyns:

    You said: “Who among you ever gave a crap about Cynthia Garcia, or Dallas Grandolski, or any of the other countless innocent victims of 1% gangs [sic]?”

    So you think that if a man belongs to an organization, its okay to hold him accountable for the actions, real or merely accused, of all members of that organization? Well then, as a former law enforcement officer, you have a whole lot to answer for, from Rodney King to the homeless guy killed in California recently to the Branch Davidian killings to…

    If there was justice in this world, as YOU just suggested that you define justice, you would die in a cage, far away from your loved ones (both of them), for the offenses committed by Stacy Koon, Janet Reno, John Ashcroft, et al.

    Why do you differentiate between the wrongs done by members of motorcycle clubs and wrongs done by law enforcement agents? I read your book, Dobyns, and even reading YOUR words from YOUR perspective, I couldn’t see anything of the high moral ground in your stance. What I saw was a weak man trying to vicariously live a life through a fabricated man he could only wish he was, aided by that worst species claiming humanity: paid rats. You claim outrage because of Cindy Garcea, and then you go out and try to bust men that nobody ever even accused of being involved in that incident for such heinous crimes as owning a pistol after conviction of one of this country’s too many laws. You invented a fake killing out of thin air, stirred up your targets to the point that they MIGHT have given passive support, and then tried to lock them up for maybe saying attaboy.

    And now you say this dying man should die in prison for the real, fabricated, or imagined crimes of others. I reject your version of morality and your values. Hopefully, so will the rest of this country someday. You were not a soldier in a righteous cause, just another peon that chose the side of a conflict with better PR, an adrenaline junkie that uses the adrenaline as a poor substitute for testosterone.

  4. Rebel Says:

    Dear Glenn S.,

    When you get worked up you’re pretty good.


  5. YYZ Skinhead Says:

    Glenn S,

    That was one killer post.

    YYZ Skinhead

  6. Glenn S. Says:

    Thanks y’all, but Rebel, you’re better than “pretty good”. One of the things that pisses me off about the whole Dobyns thing is that he probably made more money on his projectile whine of a book than you made on your very well written “Out Bad”.

    Looking forward to your next one.

  7. Glenn S. Says:

    But the #1 thing that pisses me off about Dobyns (and those like him) is the fact that those guys in Arizona reached out their hands in friendship to the man they were led to believe he was, and he calculatingly set about to harm them to the best of his ability. The hand of friendship is the best gift one can give his fellow man, and betrayal of that friendship is the worst thing a man (using the term biologically) can do to another. IMHO, the hand of friendship is a far more noble human endevour than “the law”, and in the values scheme of things, should be the greater priority for any man whose heart does not pump shit. The “befriend and betray” aspect of law enforcement shines a light on the absence of morality in modern policing. The fact that some people call the Dobynses of the world heroes is proof positive of the dumbing down of America.

    Okay, I’ll get off my soapbox.

  8. JMacK Says:

    Very well said Glenn S.


  9. RVN69 Says:

    I was going to reply to Dobyns post, but Glenn S. has nailed it.

    I will say this though, FUCK YOU Jay Dobyns you worthless piece of shit!

    FTF, FTP.

    “I am not the devil, nor am I an angel, I am the bastard stepchild of both.”

  10. Paladin Says:

    Mr. Dobyns,

    In a 2009 Washington Post interview, you stated to Neely Tucker “I’m the good guy”. Well, as a former Deputy Sheriff, I will have to disagree. The fact that your own agency turned against you, isn’t much of an endorsement.

    When I became a Deputy, my role models were peace officers who had integrity. They were the likes of Elfego Baca, Bill Tilghman, and Captain Bill McDonald. Who was yours? J. Edgar Hoover?

    For me, crime prevention was never about acting as an agent provocateur, then arresting the people for the crimes you encouraged them to commit. I always thought crime prevention was about doing your best to dissuade people from committing crimes. If a crime was committed, the criminal was pursued. However, in all fairness, I’ve never worked for your former agency, so I don’t know how they view crime prevention, but based on you and your agency’s past performance, I wouldn’t have been a good fit.

    In my profession, I considered myself a line court referee in the game of life. If the mistake a person made allowed me discretion, I always favored the spirit of the law over the letter of the law. For obvious reasons, serious offenses didn’t allow me any discretion.

    Now that the dust has settled, let’s review. You’ve managed to write a book, make a little money, and you’ve had your five minutes of fame, all at the expense of others. Unfortunately, fearing for their safety, you now have to continually relocate your family; your former agency blew you off, I doubt you have any real friends, and you’re so starved for attention, that you’ll post some off topic, inane crap about big dogs pissing on big trees, on a thread that’s about trying to find a way for a dying man to spend what little time he has left, with his family. When not being consumed with bouts of self-righteousness, you might try a little compassion.

    There will come a time Mr. Dobyns, when your train pulls into the station and you’ll be laying in the bed you’ve made. When that day arrives, it’s going to really suck to be you.


    P.S. I never say or post anything that I wouldn’t say to a persons face. So, if you take exception to anything I’ve stated in my post and would like to discuss it further, I’m sure it can be arranged for us to meet face to face.

  11. Samurai Says:

    Just gotta ask, is everyone sure that it really is Dobyn’s who posted, I’ve been under the impression that when he did post he did so under aliases instead of having the balls to post as himself, at least for some time. It could just be some troll using one name that is guaranteed to piss off the largest amount of people in the shortest amount of time

  12. Paladin Says:

    @ Samurai,

    Well, I guess “it” has succeeded.

    Long May You Ride,


  13. Austin Says:

    @Glenn S. re: “shines a light on the absence of morality in modern policing.” – My understanding is that Johnny Law prefers the terminology “Morally Flexible”

    @Izzy – What you do every day demonstrates more unconditional love and holy spirit than any religious or affiliated church group. You are walking the walk. The folks who pay attention – know.

  14. Base Says:

    Glen S,,,

    You do very well on your soap box,,,

    Respects,, Base

  15. Base Says:


    Now thats a face to face I would pay money to see,,,

    Respects,, Base

  16. Glenn S. Says:

    Austin said: “@Glenn S. re: “shines a light on the absence of morality in modern policing.” – My understanding is that Johnny Law prefers the terminology “Morally Flexible””

    I’ve always thought “morally flexible” was when a man who is not a thief steals to put food on his table after exhausting other options, but maybe I’m thinking of situational ethics. Morally reprehensible is what Dobyns and his kind engage in.

    Samurai said: “Just gotta ask, is everyone sure that it really is Dobyn’s who posted”

    Having read his book and the post claiming to be him, the writing style (self-rightousness, attention seeking, and grandiosity) seems the same. But maybe it was either George W. Bush or a borderline teenage girl who wants to be raped by a cop. Either way, fuck Dobyns and anyone who would claim to be him.

  17. Rebel Says:

    Dear Samurai,

    I believe the comment was authentic. Maybe I’m wrong but I’m pretty sure I am right. It’s authenticity doesn’t make the sun rise and set, anyway. Based on my experience and training, as Jay might say, I believe it is exactly what Jay would have said and fairly reflects his views. But, I’m pretty sure that was Jaybird. I have my little techniques and so on.


  18. Austin Says:

    @Glenn S. via “Individualized morality finds its vocalization in phrases like, “Well, that’s OK for you, but…” Here is the logical fallacy of individualized morality. What happens when one person’s understanding of morality impacts another person? What if one person deems it moral to burn your house down? If we are morally flexible and believe in individualized morality, then the answer is that you are simply out of luck because the other person did what is morally OK for them – you simply have to live within the consequences of their decision. We all know this is insanity.”

    IMHO – Describes the police to a “T”.

    I first heard the term used by a student I was mentoring. She was describing to me aspects of her life, as the child of a federal agent.

  19. Ol'LadyRider Says:

    I’m late to the party celebrating Mr. Dobyns’ reemergence. Attention-seeking he is, indeed, and evidently a masochist as well. It’s impossible to imagine any other response to his comments here. It’s impossible to imagine any other reason for him to purposefully invoke such a response.

    I found Mr. Dobyns’ reference to “wanting it both ways” hysterically and ironically contradictory. Not to mention completely out of place on this thread. Mr. Dobyns must be feeling a little sour-grapey to find that the brotherhood he found so easy to betray remains intact in this culture, and has not been affected whatsoever by his efforts or those of his former employer. I’m laughing because Mr. Dobyns pointed out that we “can’t always have it” both ways… But apparently hasn’t noticed that he, himself, can’t have it EITHER way.

    I don’t think there will be 5000+ voices raised in uniform compassion for you, Jay. EVER. You know it, and that’s why you comment here. Just so somebody – anybody! – will pay attention to you. So you can pretend that you matter. So you can pop off with some self-righteous drivel that might just allow you to convince yourself that setting up, entrapping, and ultimately betraying the only people who likely ever cared about you was somehow the “right thing to do.” How’s that working out for you?

    Glenn S. – as usual, well said. Your soapbox is absolutely fine with me.

  20. Siren AZ Says:

    Jay Dobyns is nothing but an attention addicted fame whore. He constantly attempts to attach himself to people and things that are much bigger and more important than he will ever be.

    At this point in time, he is irrelevant. No one that I know bothers to even mention his name much less make him a topic of converstion.

    But since he continues to put his crap out there in very public forums, I would like to offer him a bit of advice: Lose “The Pose” Jay. You know, the same tired pose when mugging for the camera that you tilt your head so far back that the camera sees way up your flared nostrils. You must think that it makes you look “bad ass”. It doesn’t. It makes you look silly. It is the equivalent of the ever popular “duck face” pose that adolescent girls so often use in their facebook pictures.

  21. Jim666 Says:

    Hey Jaybird I heard Ciccone is trying to get a BJ, You better hurry before he finds someone else
    you fuckin prick

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