Sacramento Unification Rally

January 6, 2014

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California bikers should know that if the police allow it, there will be a “Unification Rally” in Sacramento this Saturday from ten in the morning until two in the afternoon.

The pack will assemble at 9:15 a.m. in the large parking lot of Cycle Gear at 5400 Date Avenue in Sacramento. If you miss the pack, you can still attend the rally at the California Capitol Building at 1400 Tenth Street in Sacramento

So far, the event appears to be an unusual episode of inter-club solidarity. The rally is officially sponsored by the Biker Rights Organization, California ABATE, the Modified Motorcycle Association and the regional Confederations of Clubs in California.

Hanging Together

Club support for the event is at least partly the result of widespread alarm over two recent events.

As part of the global war on the dangerous idea of motorcycle clubs, the government of the Australian state of Queensland implemented a series of totalitarian decrees that effectively outlaw membership in 25 motorcycle clubs there. The laws mandate that members of clubs and persons suspected of belonging to motorcycle clubs be forbidden the most basic legal rights and be singled out for humiliation and persecution. Implementation of the laws is wholeheartedly and blatantly supported by the United States Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.

Most of the Australian measures would be unconstitutional in the United States although there is no Constitution without politicians, lawyers and writers who will speak up for it. Since October 2008, the Justice Department has been seeking a strategy that would be narrowly and technically constitutional yet would still allow prosecutors to effectively outlaw membership in targeted motorcycle clubs. The Mongols MC has been the target of most of this legal strategy. In 2008, without a legal justification, federal prosecutors claimed and most journalist reported that policemen could rip the patch off the back of any member of the Mongols without due process. Eager ATF agents soon applied the ban to all Mongols indicia including coffee mugs and calendars.

The government is still at it with the Mongols in a racketeering case titled United States versus Mongol Nation, an Unincorporated Association. The trial is currently scheduled for March 25 before Judge Otis Wright who seems to have already made up his mind that the Mongols can be outlawed. In a hearing last October, Wright said: “We do now have the owner of the marks indicted;” the Mongols insignia proclaims “to all, you do not (fuck) with the Mongols. They are operating under the banner of the Mongols.” “Forfeiture (of the Mongols patch) will be part of the eventual sentence.”

Everybody Invited

Every motorcyclist in the state, including sport bike riders, is urged to attend. The organizers’ published agenda includes: Motorcycle rider profiling, motorcycle modification laws, harassment of bikers riding in groups of three or more, exhaust pipe noise reduction, reflectors on sport bikes and license plate placement on sport bikes.

Phillip Heneghan wrote on the Bikers of America blog, “Come defend your ancient right of unhindered movement and your God given unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It is not society nor any social right that forbids you – but the unalienable right of another man to live life. Any group, any gang, any nation, any “safety for your own good group” that attempts to negate a man’s rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is wrong and therefore could be deemed evil.”

Hang together or hang separately.



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59 Responses to “Sacramento Unification Rally”

  1. Base Says:

    OC VAGO 1%

    Thanks for the link.


  2. Mike 184 Says:

    Looks like it was a big turnout. I got sent a video saturday. Anyone here go and want to comment? I think if the weather was better maybe the turnout would have been better. I heard it was like 1500 people.

  3. Sieg Says:

    One of the comments left on the article in the Sacto CBS article was that it was a waste of time, as it was a weekend and the Capitol was empty. I don’t agree that it was a waste of time, but do think that it would have been more effective if it had taken place during the week, traffic snarled, bidness slowed, all that good stuff.

    Whatever. Congrats to all who helped to pull it off.


  4. NSYA Says:

    I went to the rally. Weather was all right, only dripped for about a minute.
    As afar as the turnout, 1500 seems light. Looked like at least 2500-3000 to these old eyes. All available parking was packed solid with bikes for three blocks all around the Capital.
    Lots of good topics covered, but most of the faithful already knew what’s up with the alphabets, safety crusaders, et al.
    Nearly every cali club was represented and all were cordial.

  5. Mike 184 Says:

    @ Seig, I concur. Let these guys on their way to work see what is happening.

  6. CN Says:

    Hey OC: Thanks for posting that link. First & only thing I’ve seen on coverage of the rally. Did my old heart good. L&R OC.

  7. 10Guage Says:

    Not to take anything away from this event which was successful and VERY IMPORTANT,,,,It was good….and of course all were cordial…but we have been doing the freedom rally at the Capitol every year for a long time now ALWAYS without any problems and mma toys for tots as well which used to include the parade, donation, park and mingle ALL without any problems….No mention of that in the news!

  8. stroker Says:

    Went to rally. Cold ride up from san Jose, over 200 in our pack. NorCal Confed outta Vallejo had over 1200 on I-80 into capitol.
    Weather iffy all the way, slight mist of rain. Still, huge turnout. Been going since the 70’s, and this was probably the biggest turnout I’ve seen. I give it over 5,000. parking was well handled by MMA and ABATE and the Confeds. Many guest speakers. everyone played nice, even the cops. This should set the stage for increased public awareness, I hope.
    @ Mike 184: I agree, we probably lost another 1k due to weather, but I’m still proud of all those who did come.
    I also agree that maybe the dynamics were different because the law-makers weren’t in attendance, cuz it was a weekend. But I still think it was effective, being that it made the news, and judging from all the tired old clichés in the response after the newspaper article, there’s still a lot of anti-biker bigotry out there. So what. I think anything we do to keep our cause in front of the sheeple, is good.

  9. Mike 184 Says:

    Cool guys. That is good to see and hopefully that all spreads. As far as weather goes, on the east coast seems like wherever I go I get wet at least once on the ride if it isn’t the whole time. I still do it, I love it and am not going to stop unless it stops me!

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