Latest On New York Biker Rage

October 10, 2013

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The dirty, cynical, polarizing, ugly New York biker rage story continues to blow up out of all proportion. Today a third New York City cop, Matthew Rodriguez, was identified as a participant in an informal sport bike event that eventually led to the pursuit and beating of a young urban professional in a big, shiny, black SUV on September 29.

Wait. It gets better. Rodriguez works in the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau, which is the bureau investigating the two other cops implicated in the attack. Rodriguez has not been arrested but has been reassigned.

The other two cops identified in the case are detectives Wojciech Braszczok and Samir Gonsalves. Braszczok is charged with two felonies, first-degree gang assault and first-degree assault, and is currently free on $150.000 bail. The victim of the assault was Alexian Lien.

The frenzied news coverage of the aftermath of Lien’s beating shows no signs of abating. Today Steve Cook was quoted in the Los Angeles Times about the incident. Cook is identified by the Times as “an expert on motorcycle gangs at the Heartland Law Enforcement Training Institute.” Cook insightfully told the paper “These guys are obviously looking for attention, and there are times and places for things like this, but in the middle of any public roadway is just not the place.” So now at least, at last, we all know.

Let’s Meet Wojciech

It remains a state secret whether Detective Braszczok participated in the sport bike rally professionally as a spy or recreationally as a jerk. Braszczok is a member of New York City’s spy apparatus which is formally called the Intelligence Division.

Nick Pinto reported for the Gothamist today that Braszczok has been arrested before, on August 17, 2012, as part of his job.

Pinto reported that Braszczok has also spied on two recent populist social movements, Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Sandy, a hurricane recovery charity. Braszczok called himself “Albert” and spoke with a Polish accent during these infiltrations. In 2012, he was one of three people arrested during a demonstration involving about three dozen people at Grand Central Station. Charges against all three were eventually dropped.

An occupier identified only as Casper told Pinto “Albert” was a quiet man. “I never trusted the individual,” Casper said.. “I always thought he was shady, the vibe he gave off. He’d come up to people and start a conversation, ask their age, their information, where they’re affiliated.”


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68 Responses to “Latest On New York Biker Rage”

  1. Dr. Sardonicus Says:

    “Obviously you have mistaken me for somebody who gives a shit about anything you have to say.

    Fuck off and die.”

    Ad hominem attacks on one’s opponent are a tried-and-true strategy for people who have a case that is weak and falls apart under scrutiny.

    ad ho·mi·nem
    [ad hom-uh-nuhm -nem, ahd‐]
    appealing to one’s prejudices, emotions, or special interests rather than to one’s intellect or reason.
    attacking an opponent’s character rather than answering his argument.

    Maybe you should have stayed in school, junior.

    Invoking Christ’s name whilst malevolently wishing bad tidings directly at another person is not only hypocritical, it reveals that your grasp of Christian values exceeds your reach.

    Do you really own a bike or are you a fraud in that category as well?

  2. FF Says:

    @Dr Sardonicus

    Let me get something out of the way first:

    I apologize for my outburst. Rebel has made it clear you are not a troll. In fact, you are his friend.

    Now, let’s backtrack to the catalyst of my unfortunate misunderstanding.

    You made a post, something to the affect of “Pagans don’t own laptops and don’t know how to type anyway”.

    I thought that that was a disrespectful post. You made it a few weeks ago. It was a red flag.

    Not only was it disrespectful, but it was bizarre.

    It just came out of left field. I mean, it had nothing to do with the topic. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought you were a troll.

    I just want to know, what was going on in your mind when you made that post? Because it really compromised your integrity.

    Again, I sincerely apologize for my outburst. I just hope that you understand why and where it was coming from.

    By the way, I do own a bike. I’m not a patch holder.

  3. Dr. Sardonicus Says:


    Yes, I know you are not a patch-holder and I believe you own and ride a bike.

    I will attempt to put things in perspective. Here are the timelines:

    Dr. Sardonicus Says:
    September 30th, 2013 at 10:45 pm
    It’s times like these that I miss the Pagan’s – they don’t go online.
    Because they don’t own laptops. Most of ‘em don’t. Can’t type worth a shit. Thank God.
    KK Says:
    October 9th, 2013 at 12:14 pm
    Dr Sardonicus: You left a remark a few weeks back, don’t recall verbatim what is stated , no time to look for the post, but it went something like this:
    “Didn’t know Pagans knew how to read or could afford laptops”
    Now, Im reading how your “pissed” & how dare anyone have a difference of opinion of Mr Christie comments on some tv show, then calling out another poster here FF.

    FF Says:
    October 10th, 2013 at 3:37 pm
    Nice catch on “Dr. Sardonicus”. I noticed that too, but I refuse to respond to him, he’s obviously a troll looking to play me and my shadow on the internet.
    90% of his posts read like so much community college psychobabble.
    If I had to bet dollars to donuts, he’s majoring in criminal justice.

    FF Says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 6:38 pm
    @Dr Sardonicus
    Now, let’s backtrack to the catalyst of my unfortunate misunderstanding.
    You made a post, something to the affect of “Pagans don’t own laptops and don’t know how to type anyway”.
    I thought that that was a disrespectful post. You made it a few weeks ago. It was a red flag.
    Not only was it disrespectful, but it was bizarre.
    It just came out of left field. I mean, it had nothing to do with the topic. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought you were a troll.
    I just want to know, what was going on in your mind when you made that post? Because it really compromised your integrity.

    I’m surprised to learn that my Pagan’s post is the cause of your consternation and “catalyst of my unfortunate misunderstanding” as you put it
    because a period of 19 days lapsed until you mentioned it a couple of days ago. You did acknowledge it after KK brought it up 10 days after I posted.
    “Yeah I noticed that too” doesn’t sound to me like something a self-described
    “bit of a loose cannon” (your words to Rebel) would say if he were outraged by
    the Pagan’s post.

    Assuming reasonable doubt, in that you still felt outraged, but decided not to post about it to avoid back and forth bullshit with me, I will answer your query.

    If you were a Northern Virginia Pagan somehow teleported from 1972 to present day, not only would you have not found the remark disrespectful, you would have agreed with it if you understood it to be steeped in sarcasm.

    It was a throwaway abstract remark intended for the few readers born
    before 1960 that would get it. You had to read between the lines. What was
    going through my mind as you ask was this:

    The debate and comments on the page (Iron Order) had, after some 200 of them, deteriorated into a pissing contest of monumental proportions, bitchy name-calling, mud-slinging and character assassination . You know, a typical Saturday night sorority party after 11pm.
    Actually it became an all-out keyboard commando brawl. The back and forth bitch-slapping had gotten to the point
    that if people were on the phone doing this they’d hang-up on each other, call back and hang up again. You’d never know it was an “outlaw biker” blog by the comments.
    In the midst of it all my remark meant this – “Take the Pagan’s for instance, they are the real deal and you don’t find them posting on the internet that much. They never cared to master the keyboard. They are not secretaries.
    They are highly regimented 1%er outlaw badass bikers. They wouldn’t be on the web dicking around with this Iron Order nonsense.

    The ones I knew couldn’t type because they WOULDN’T WANT TO– but in their home or club garage in Winchester, VA a few of them could replace the 45 cubic inch flathead motor on a 1941 HD military trike with a 68 cubic inch knucklehead motor, connect the son-of-a-bitch to the 3-speed tranny (with reverse) utilize a drive shaft instead of a chain to power the solid disc rear wheels, install a Dana 44 automotive rear end and an XA springer front end and tear up the asphalt with it.

    I never said they couldn’t spell or they were stupid. But it is sounding like it was interpreted that way.

    Long before my paths crossed with certain well-known chapter presidents from 3 different well-known clubs on the west coast, my first exposure to this life was when I was 16 years old and got
    to run errands for the 2 Pagan’s that lived a few blocks away from me
    in Fairfax County, Virginia. This was in 1972-73, and they are not alive anymore.

    From my experiences only, I concluded that if you are not a friend, a Hells Angel and a Pagan can be equally frightening.

    The difference to me was, if you were on either one’s shit list, at least you could always reason with the Hells Angel. Interpret that any way you want but know that I mean that with love and respect to both, who have given that back in kind.

    As for my aggressive remarks about George Christie, maybe KK had a point, and I should have been more diplomatic especially when discussing manners then contradicting my position by using profanity etc.– the remarks were made under duress on the eve of his reporting to
    Federal prison. He is a 50% partner in one of my business ventures however there’s no excuse for it. I hate that KK might have been right about my language but he wasn’t right about the Pagan’s MC comment.

    In retrospect, I regret having made the Pagan’s comment if it offended you or anyone else. As for me being “ a little weird” – I wear it with pride but I’m not over the top, and I try to restrict it to online folderol behind a stupid pseudonym – Dr. Sardonicus. In the real world I impersonate a normal businessman every day and few know of my biker roots or present day network. Being a little weird on Aging Rebel used to be a pre-requisite for coming here.

    As for integrity – well, I have never bountifully exuded it nor claimed to. But I’m not devoid of it either. I can state unequivocally, that my word is my most prized possession and valuable asset.

    In summation, Rebel is correct – not a lot to worry about here. Live and let live. Show me someone who has no more room for improvement.
    Besides Angelina Jolie that is.

  4. FF Says:

    @Dr Sardonicus

    Thank you for taking the time to make that post and explaining things, I appreciate it. You said a lot, so I’ll try to respond to it piece by piece.

    Dude, you’ve seen the honeymooners, right? Well, I’m Ralph Kramden, and my wife is Alice.

    Right now I’m in Florida, she’s in NJ, and I’m lost without her. I’m a bonehead. Left to my own devices, I’m self destructive and I will DESTROY anything and everything— just leave me to it. I’m the guy who will fuck up a free lunch. All my friends from high school are dead. None of them made it to 50. Why I’m still here I can only attribute it to my wife and daughter. The trajectory of my life changed when I knocked my girlfriend up and my dad told me to do the white thing and marry her. So I did.

    I got no regrets. My life is what it is and I don’t want to live in the past. So many wasted sleepless nights staring at the ceiling “what if what if what if”. I’m just at a point now where I’m approaching 50, I’m in pretty good shape for my age, and every day is a brand new day and it’s the first day of the rest of my life.

    I went to Afghanistan for a year, didn’t think it changed me, but boy did it. I used to FEEL SO MUCH. I was an emotional guy. Now? I don’t feel anything. The joy when something good happened, or the misery when something bad happens. It’s just not the same. I don’t know if that’s just part of getting older or what. Maybe I’m going through the mid-life crisis thing I don’t know.

    I bet you and I are a lot alike, and that’s probably why we clashed. I mean, I may have thought you were a troll, but subconsciously there was another motive behind it.

    Like I said already, I own it. I fucked up. And I apologize to you for a being a jerkoff.

    I understand where you are coming from, and like I said, I appreciate it you taking the time to explain things.

    I gotta go back up to NJ for a while, maybe longer than I think. It seems like the more we try and run away from something the more we pulled back. I’ll probably make more money than I ever made it my life, but like I said before, I feel nothing. Years ago? This news would have been like a hit of crack— and then some.

    I always think of that line from the movie, one of Clint Eastwood’s westerns…


    Peace to you Dr. Sardonicus (when I first read your name I thought it was a Spirit/Randy California song title but I could be wrong?)


    Frequent Flyer

    PS I’m gonna cut and paste your post into a word document, I need to digest it fully to respond some more.

  5. FF Says:

    ha ha I just youtubed it

    I remember that record.

  6. Dr. Sardonicus Says:

    Frequent Flyer:

    I also suspect we are a lot alike. I used to be a walking controlled demolition. “Deserves has nothing to do with it” – says it all. I like another Eastwood line I think it’s from Outlaw Josey Wales when Timothy Bottoms says something like “He had it coming didn’t he Josey?” and Eastwood responds “Kid, we ALL got it coming.”

    You, sir, have me at an advantage, unprepared for your words, which are the words of a gentleman and a soldier.

    Deeds too because you walk the walk:

    Thank you for serving your country in that God-forsaken hell.

    Thank you also (from a grandfather who is raising his grand kids out of pocket) for doing the right thing and marrying your old lady, giving your daughter a father who provides and is present and accounted for.

    As for feeling numb – it will subside, and you may look back one day and
    wish you could be numb again when all that passion and all of those internalized feelings come rushing back – when the time is right. They are not gone; they’re just buried deep. Your heart will tell you when it’s safe to reconnect. Go with your heart, your gut, your soul. They won’t let you down.

    You’re right about Spirit. Randy
    lived nearby up around Ojai – he was a friend.

    The opening tune on The 12 Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus LP has the chorus:

    “We got nothing to hide
    We’re married to the same bride
    She eats away from inside
    And we got nothing to hide”

    You can consider me a brother FF – brothers often do clash but as a rule
    they’ve got each other’s back when the shit goes down. As I recall that’s the way it’s supposed to be.

    Peace and respect.

    Dr. Sardonicus

  7. FF Says:

    @Dr Sardonicus

    There is nothing I can say or put into words to properly respond to what you just wrote. After reading your last post, I was like, just shut the computer off and go to bed. Sleep on it.

    I think a big problem of mine has always been I don’t truly listen to what people are trying to tell me, rather I’m too busy formulating in my head a response while they are still talking to me.

    Right now I think it’s best to not say anything at all.

    And just accept what you have just said to me.

    And it’s hard. It shouldn’t be. Because what you said to me was beautiful. It’s almost like I want to give people a reason to hate me, when all they do is show me love. Sometimes I wonder if what I’m showing people is really me.

    Right now, what’s running through my head is the struggle between the fear and the attraction. Dichotomy. Duality. Judging the other. What is it that draws us to the man on the tightrope, the man who swims with sharks? And at what point do we want to be him, or pretend to be him, or turn away and go back to the faux safety and monotony?

    Peace and Respect
    Frequent Flyer

  8. rollinnorth Says:

    Then there are idiots like this one:

    “A Somerset biker who cops had been seeking for weeks for racing through rush-hour traffic is behind bars after state troopers finally chased him down on Route 24 yesterday, police said.

    State police said Daniel Rebello rode his black and yellow Suzuki GSXR on Interstate 93, Route 24 and Route 128 at speeds topping 100 mph on several occasions, eluding authorities for several weeks.

    Rebello, 29, pleaded not guilty to charges of assault with a deadly weapon for driving at a cop, racing a motor vehicle, driving on a revoked license, failure to stop for police and a litany of civil violations. He was ordered held for 60 days at the Norfolk County Jail and his $10,000 bail on a prior case was revoked because he had jumped bail on similar charges in New Bedford, authorities said.

    Rebello has a long history of license suspensions, and his license was revoked in September under the state’s ‘immediate threat’ law, authorities said.

    Troopers spotted the Navy vet yesterday morning on Route 24 speeding in the breakdown lane. At one point, while traffic was stopped, Rebello turned around and rode southbound in the northbound lane, troopers said. He was later found hiding behind a tractor-trailer unit and arrested.”

  9. PigPen Says:

    Hey FF. Been a while.
    Like I mentioned to you in email, you are in good company. I am in New Jersey Against my will. But for good reason. There are times, that all my resentment manifests itself, and I just want to watch the world burn. Especially when I get to boozing. I think I have done everything in my power to drive my old bird away and get a divorce. but 20 years and counting, the ol tough as nail bird is still there. and she has been as blunt as a fucking hammer. “you are a shitty husband, but you are a great father” when she says that to me, it really does kind of spark something. It gives me focus, and for all my tough guy bullshit, she knows my kids make me feel something. it helps me get out of my “i want to destroy something beautiful” (quick, what movie?) mindset.
    Find that one thing, the bike, a job, a hobby ( i recently started woodworking, and i am terrible at it, but it does relax me) that makes you feel something, and fucking make that your focus. I have noticed that it helps other things fall in line. When my kids ask me about what I am carving, that makes me want to show them something and yadda yadda yadda.
    alright, enough arm chair shrink shit, you got my email man, hit me up if you need to vent, or when you get back to this shithole of a state.

  10. FF Says:


    I’ll be in touch. Thanks again!

    PEACE and RESPECT to all 1%’ers.

    Frequent Flyer

  11. Base Says:

    Home on a rainy day just surfing & posting. Started looking through news reports on this incident. Seems like everyone of theses people involved all claim to be the victims.

    Poor me, woe is me, I was almost killed, waa waa waa it’s not my fault, my daddy left home, I had a bad day, my boots are to tight,,,,


    Does anyone take personal responsibility for their actions any more???

    Over 200 calls to 911 and no cops could find this thing going on? In NYC???

    Cops in the Mob and none of them did anything to stop it. Didn’t want to blow their cover, even the one that was beating on the SUV!!!

    Also in the video’s at least 3 more people with cameras on their helmets , not to mention all the cell phones cameras in peoples hands! And there is no more video????

    On one of the videos it was a heavy set fellow in a blazer holding some sort of paper in his hand that stepped in stopping the attack.

    Also notice some of these ass holes clapping, maybe even a high five or two ,one ass hole in particular ran in kicked the guy on the ground then ran out jumping up and down like he did something good or won a prize, fucking jackal! or jack-hole!

    And media still calling them a biker gang, when what they really were was a mob of thugs out to cause trouble and happened to be riding bikes.

    Things that make just shake your head. And the guy that was run over is not so much of an sweet heart as they are painting him to be.

    What a fucked up place the world is!

  12. Base Says:

    y’all have to check this guy out, he has 3 videos on this topic but just posted one of them.


  13. Panhead Says:

    @ FF
    Take a deep breath brother.



  14. jj solari Says:

    ok; i have spent all morning researching this incident to find out what the fuck happened and why and who was at fault and who wasnt and the very LAST piece of information i was very reluctantly supplied with was that the driver of the suv was ASIAN!!! case closed, guilty, the participants in the beatdown even though they were cops will be given cash and prizes for a job well done. thank you boys, now go back onto the beat where i can get back to calling you all idiot dumbass worthless fuckheads. good job.

  15. Phuquehed Says:

    @Austin – Thanks for catching that. I hope the SUV driver nails the fucktard pigs’ balls to the floor of a jail cell. It’s a shame he can’t also sue all the other civilians who were caught too. It’s also a shame he can’t sue Cuomo and Bloomfucktard just for being assholes and in charge of the pigs in that city.

  16. Ronbo Says:

    So now EVERY group of people on bikes are a “gang”. Not defending those involved just noticing how quick and easy the word Gang pops up.

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