Mongols Nation Case Grinds On

February 12, 2014

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The Mongols Nation Case will grind on for at least another nine months.

The case, formally titled USA v. Mongol Nation, an Unincorporated Association, began with a criminal indictment a year ago, on February 13, 2013. The case appears to be a recapitulation of US v. Cavazos et al. which was filed in October 2008. A unique aspect of Cavazos was the United States illegal and mendacious demand that the Mongols Motorcycle Club name be forfeited. In practice that demand meant that government thugs with badges were allowed to break into the homes and cars of innocent people looking for Mongols mementos from calendars and snapshots to support tee shirts.

The Global War On Clubs

Most of the world’s English language press reported that American police had been given the power to “rip” Mongols patches “off the backs” of any Mongol they could find whether he had been indicted or not. Police can’t do that legally because the Constitution forbids it. The details are well established in case law. But 64 months after Cavazos the same government attorneys who prosecuted that case, Christopher Brunwin and Steven Welk, are still at it.

Brunwin and Welk and, presumably, everybody else in the Holder Justice Department think government bureaucrats should be empowered to forbid the existence of motorcycle clubs. Currently it is the Mongols. Next will be the Pagans. The next domino after that will probably be the Hells Angels.

The underlying story is that the global war on terror has become a global war against motorcycle clubs. The war has more facets than a diamond. For example, politicians in the Australian State of Queensland recently outlawed 25 motorcycle clubs, including the Mongols, there. And even more recently, friends and relatives of deceased Hells Angel Elliott “Cisco” Valderrama have been denied permission to enter the United States to attend the dead man’s funeral because their names have been placed on a big, secret list of potential terrorists – because they were related to a Hells Angel.

New Trial Date

Obviously the Justice Department will continue to exploit the war against Al Qaeda to enforce ever more rigid social controls on Americans. It doesn’t matter that this argument over what government apparatchiks can forbid is slower than chess. The government is already punishing the Mongols by forcing the club to defend itself against the same accusations over and over. That’s why Mongol Nation is important.

The Mongols tried to get the case dismissed last October. The presiding judge, a blatantly stupid man named Otis D. Wright, angrily refused and ordered “the Mongols” to go on trial on March 25. A month ago Wright finally allowed Bob Bernstein, the exasperated attorney who had sought a dismissal, to resign from the case. The Mongols hired Joseph Yanny to replace him.

Yanny is one of the cleverest criminal defenders in Los Angeles. He has advised the Vagos Motorcycle Club for several years and he represented that club when the town of Hemet, California and half the politicians in the state accused the Vagos of terrorism in 2010.

The first thing Yanny requested was a continuance of the trial. Judge Wright granted that late last month. So Mongols Nation, a turn of phrase, will now be tried for racketeering beginning at 8:30 a.m. next September 30.




31 Responses to “Mongols Nation Case Grinds On”

  1. Snow Says:

    Best wishes and much respect sent to the Mongols Nation.
    SupportYour Local

  2. jj solari Says:

    “In practice that demand meant that government thugs with badges were allowed to break into the homes and cars of innocent people looking for Mongols mementos from calendars and snapshots to support tee shirts.”
    they already do this for a million other bits of private property we all own and nobody seems to think its at all unusual. they’re just making the list a bit bigger is all. now it includes t shirts. not just drugs and guns and cars and cash. now clothing is on the list. it’s called “the ‘living Constitution’ evolving into its full maturity.”

  3. Shyster Says:

    Fucm hard Joe.

    Your friend,


  4. ocmouse22 Says:

    This is why we all need to be involved in the save the patch campaign. If the government thugs win all of us 1% clubs lose. Your club might be next so get involved in you COC. Stop fighting with each other the enemy is the government not each other. If you think as a club you can stand alone you are wrong! They have more time and money then you do. This will end us all if we don’t get together and fight for our rights to be 1%ers. We don’t have to like each other but if one loses we all will lose in the end. If we all sit by and watch this happen to the Mongols then when its your clubs turn don’t bitch about it you had a chance to make a stand and you didn’t. We have more power together to fight then we do individualy. Think about it!

  5. Stevo Says:

    See, this is what so thoroughly pisses me off about the 1% club that participates in making The Devils Ride happen.

  6. Docb Says:

    At this point the Mongols M\C is the tip of the spear in this fight.
    Best wishes and much respect
    Doc B

  7. magnet Says:

    “But 64 months after Cavazos the same government attorneys who prosecuted that case, Christopher Brunwin and Steven Welk, are still at it.” Fortunately, so is the only guy that has actually covered this whole fiasco from Day 1 and refused to let it just fade away. Thank you Rebel.

  8. Jim666 Says:

    “And even more recently, friends and relatives of deceased Hells Angel Elliott “Cisco” Valderrama have been denied permission to enter the United States to attend the dead man’s funeral because their names have been placed on a big, secret list of potential terrorists – because they were related to a Hells Angel.”

    Really ?
    This is the only mention of Cisco “A legend in biker history” in a report about a completely differant club.
    While there are two complete articles about fictional clubs. just recently posted.. Wow !
    I would think this would warrant an article/blog/story all in it`s own

    Not to take away from this report but Damn. I cant figure how a fictional club “Devils ride” tops the loss of a real and great Patch

    That being said My best wishes for all those involved in this case. Give em Hell.

    “Dont let the Bastards get ya down !”

    And Stevo
    this has nothing to do w/ anything about T.V. Show clubs.
    I do not watch the show and cant stand the show but I do know the difference between a tv show and real life. the article above is real life, the TV Show isnt.

  9. slow-n-low Says:

    Best of luck to the Mongol Nation, and best of luck to anyone who has ANY dreams that you still have any freedom in America.

    In Memory of the Bill of Rights


  10. sherides Says:


    Was kind of wondering the same thing myself….


  11. Glenn S. Says:

    JJ Solari said: “…it’s called “the ‘living Constitution’ evolving into its full maturity.”

    The term “living Constitution” was first used during the heyday of liberal jurisprudence to apply the generally held meanings of phrases and words contained in the Constitution to what they mean to the average person today, rather than in the 18th century when the Constitution and Bill of Rights were written. Conversely, “original intent” means that those rights should only apply to the extent practiced in the founding fathers’ day, when, for example, flogging adulterers and almost-summery executions were common. As much as the liberal political positions have fallen out of fashion, the truth is that individual liberties enjoyed a lot more support from the supreme court when liberals were in the majority. Today, when a matter concerning “criminal justice” is decided by the court, it is usually the liberal minority on the court that is willing to rule against the state and the conservative majority that upholds the government’s view. I suggest a cursory review of court decisions in the past 40 years before criticizing liberal jurists of the legal theory of the “living constitution”. The liberals are far more willing than the conservatives to say “the government can’t do that” to the common man.

    I believe that Barack Obama is a terrible president and that George Bush was just as bad. Outside the courts, liberals and conservatives compete for the titles of bad and worst. But if you want to see examples of courts upholding the rights of the individual over government, the accused/convicted in criminal cases over law enforcement, or the common man over the interests of the wealthy and powerful, look for the rulings of liberal jurists.

  12. Comanche 1%er Mongols MC Southside NY Says:

    “its called “the living Constitution” evolving into full maturity”…what the fuck dose that mean?are you suggesting that the founding fathers intended for the Constitution to be manipulated and riddled with case law loop holes in an attempt to change its vary meaning .we have a right to freedom of association,a right to freedom of speach,freedom of expression.the is fucking America!
    The Consttution was drafted in simple language so any one could understand its was drawn by lawyers who understould that words will be twisted by men with their own agendas.they knew this becouse they fought to free this country from tyrents .
    A “Living Constitution” would insure that its original spirit would live on dispite the bullshit that evil fuckers attempt to do to bend , twist & confuse its real meaning.
    What ever your personal shit may or may not be agenst my nation,if you think that the governments ability to misuse and abuse of the constitutioon is”evolving into maturity” ,a

  13. Comanche 1%er Mongols MC Southside NY Says:

    a “Living Consttution” would deem such acctions In the time of our founding athers as TREASON!!
    Do you just look for somthing to oppose or do you really belive the shit you post?
    I couldnt agree with you more!

  14. FBomb Says:

    This isn’t only a war against 1% clubs…it’s a war against ANY club the government decides it doesn’t like. IF they win and it stands up on appeal it’ll be open season on any group or club the powers-that-be have an issue with. Plus it opens the door for more draconian laws and tactics like those employed in Oz now. If the local Legion Riders attend an event hosted by a 1% club they can be the next target.

    Everyone needs to get involved in their local CoC and push them to join the Save The Patch campaign. Regardless of how you feel personally about the Mongols, just remember you could (and most likely WILL) be next.

  15. OC VAGO 1%er Says:

    People- You ARE next. Get involved. SAVE THE PATCH!

  16. ocmouse22 Says:

    I don’t get it, some of you run your mouths about nonsense. Get involved with what’s going on now. Help make things change by getting involved.its a fact of life we all die. Great men die everyday they don’t need people jumping up and down about it their work stands on its own! Just like us as a culture will either be looked at as the men that stood up with each other for each other against the government or we will look like the fools the government portrays us as and lose everything. The country was started by outlaws and wanted men but they stuck together and fought. Without a constitution. If you don’t have a solution to the problem shut the fuck up and let those of us that want to fight do so! All 1% patch holders need to start talking to each other. You don’t have to like each other or invite each other over for drinks but we do have a common enemy and its not each other. Here is my email address if you are a 1% club and want to get involved to save what we have or at lest try drop me a email. [email protected]. I don’t have all the answers but all of us together do!

  17. sherides Says:

    I wonder if the RC’s and Religious type groups care about what is happening or do you think they feel it won’t affect them.

    This move by the govt really pisses me off. Trying to make attire illegal just seems invasive,senseless, and as Rebel mentioned intended to bankrupt the club and its members.

    I will definitely attend any save the patch type events in my area.(west Michigan)


  18. sherides Says:


    I re-read stevos post and I understood the intent to be along the lines of

    A real club is in a battle to keep the right to wear their colors and there’s “real” bikers on a TV show about 2 idiotic groups of men wearing fake patches.

    Like I said before, its an embarressment. I am sure I am not the only person who feels this.

    Let me know if I got that wrong or if what I wrote offends.

  19. RVN69 Says:

    My best wishes to the Mongol Nation in your seemingly never ending fight against government persecution.

    “American by birth, Southern by the grace of God!”

  20. Stevo Says:

    Jim666 and she rides,

    Jim you know exactly what I am saying. This is a test case. It’s not about the Mongols, it’s about all clubs. As soon as precedent is set to take the patch and ban the club we’ve all had it. We, as 1%ers need bad publicity like a third armpit right now. The Feds will certainly use the fact the Corporation members are in the Devils Ride to highlight that it’s a true glimpse into our world. They are giving the enemy ammunition to use against us for filthy lucre and that sucks.


  21. Duck Says:

    @Sherides: I think that well more than just the 1% organizations care about the state of things, but at the moment trying to count RC’s and other groups as “interested/not interested” parties isn’t likely to end with a conclusive answer. I can only speak to my observations of the climate in my area (east coast), of course, but it seems that in general, you’ll find some people interested and aware but within the same groups, people who aren’t remotely concerned. It’s both unfortunate and frustrating that it takes either the pulling of teeth or a .gov issue boot on someone’s own doors to get them in the game even when their neighbors are being strip searched on the lawn, but that’s the way of things I guess. Interestingly enough, I’ve found that a healthy number of independents are frothing at the mouth over these various attacks on clubs- whether because they share significant friendships with individual members of these clubs, some personal relationship with their local club(s) in general, or just get fired up over ANYONE being abused by big brother in any way. While not exactly as organized a resource as say, 4 or 5 RC’s or Religious/military/etc clubs, it’s still apparent that it’s not just one circle of people paying close attention and willing to get involved, but several. I suppose that’s a start, at least.

  22. Jim666 Says:

    Stevo. I do agree w/ that
    I have said so time and time again.
    thats why I also stated there should be some sort of disclaimer
    stating this is only a tv show .as its not the actors fault the feds can and more than likely will use these tv shows in real court cases. that being the SOA show as for the devils ride it just plain stupid to even think of showing some of the shit they do on and film for tv or not .
    But of course the feds will use anything they think will shock the public into believing their side of the story , no matter what the case.
    Again good luck to the Mongols Mc in your fight , as this is in reality a fight for everyone that wears a patch and rides a bike.


  23. scraphound Says:

    Not to step on any toes or mean any disrespect, but I think what JJ was trying to say is that’s what this libral government and leader like to think of Our Constitution. Not knowing JJ I could be wrong, but he probally wrote that tongue in cheek and also thinks these lawyers and government hacks to be treasonous.

  24. scraphound Says:

    Not to step on any toes or mean any disrespect, but I think what JJ was trying to say is that’s what this libral government and leader like to think of Our Constitution. Not knowing JJ I could be wrong, but he probally wrote that tongue in cheek and also thinks these lawyers and government hack to be treasonous.

  25. Docb Says:

    In Congress July 4th 1776

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–


  26. Glenn S. Says:

    It’s all about the government grabbing more power. And the way they do that is to establish new precedents regarding what they can do without a substantial percentage of the population either abandoning the established political parties in favor of independent politicians or abandoning the law as the guiding principle in favor of some form of tribal based rational anarchy (IMHO, a system that would make more sense than what we have now, with a government limited to things like national defense and road maintenance).

    So they expand the level of control by targeting groups and people that the citizenry and press won’t defend. The “war on drugs” redefined the level of punishment the citizenry would tolerate for crimes against the state and against nobody else. Life without parole became an acceptable punishment for merely possessing a certain quantity of a certain substance. The news media helped by playing endless clips of young black males shooting at one another with Uzis. (The young black males helped by shooting at one another with Uzis and occasionally hitting an innocent bystander, but the draconian punishments caused, according to even a government study, the “more civilized drug traffickers” to get out of the trade, creating a vacuum the young black males gladly filled.) Round after round of “tough new laws” were passed, each more draconian than the last. The 4th Amendment was re-defined. In 1978 (the first time I was in prison) only murderers were lifers and there was no life without parole. Now only a minority of lifers are murderers and a life sentence means you will die in prison. The citizens cheered, every step of the way, and did not even notice the point at which the good kid next door, moving a little product to work his way through college, ended up with a life ending sentence after a search warrant was issued based the unsubstantiated squeaking of some rat. The precedent was established.

    Then came the “War on Terror”, where they established the precedent that the US government didn’t have to just tweak the Bill of Rights, it could completely ignore it, disappearing, torturing, and summarily executing people, including American citizens, without due process. Both political parties participated in this travesty, Bush broke new ground with Gitmo and Jose Padilla (aka “former street gang member Jose Padilla”), Obama has been one-upping him ever since (summary executions by drone of a suspected terrorist and his 16-year-old American son, NDAA of 2011). It’s done. There is no longer a Bill of Rights if the government can choose who it applies to and under what circumstances, no matter that the who and the circumstances were believed justifiable in the precedent setting incidents). Most people cheered, even some of my friends thought it was well and good that the government was going after the terrorists. The only problems were a) no proof was offered that all of the accused were really terrorists (innocent until proven guilty did not apply), and b) nothing will stop the government from expanding the definition of “terrorist”. They’ve established the precedent and are now moving to the next phase, which is to use their newly established power to go after Americans in America, selecting targets that can be demonized for the masses, who will cheer or yawn, preferring to focus attention on celebrities or sports. Meanwhile, they slowly legalize pot and gay marriage, creating the illusion of increased freedom when the opposite is true.

    I have little doubt that the government will prevail at the lower courts on the Mongols case. This will be important to them, so they won’t leave it to chance and its their game, their playing field, and their referees. They have the power to affect the outcome of any case that’s that important to them, at least in the lower courts. The Mongols might prevail at the appellate level, but the appeals court will likely stay their order pending appeal to the supreme court. The government will have a lot of time to go after club members and even supporters hard and heavy. The news media will frame the debate as one of Keeping You Safe, rather than one of freedom. We’ll see that film clip of the casino shootout over and over again on the infomercials like “Dateline”. Rounnd about 2020, the supreme court will hear the case and, at best, the government will have to stop what it will have already finished. And then the government will do something different and the whole process will begin anew.

    This is no longer a free country. Precedent by precedent, we’ve lost it all. And the government has the technology that they no longer fear us. They can monitor all communications now to the point where they can identify organized resistance in its infancy and shut it down (and the citizens probably really believe that the NSA is doing what it does only to counter Islamic terrorists). Their only restraining motivation is that they need the overall citizenry to either remain asleep or focus on the differences between the democrats and republicans instead of the similarities. The only solution I can see is to somehow wake up the citizens. TOSAIR would be nice, emotionally satisfying, but I wonder if in this day of total surveillance it could ever get off the ground.

    Just my .02.

  27. FF Says:

    @Glenn S

    Time to go off the grid.

  28. Tomo Says:

    “Go back to bed, America. Your government has figured out how it all transpired. Go back to bed, America. Your government is in control again. Here. Here’s American Gladiators. Watch this, shut up. Go back to bed, America. Here is American Gladiators. Here is 56 channels of it! Watch these pituitary retards bang their fucking skulls together and congratulate you on living in the land of freedom. Here you go, America! You are free to do as we tell you! You are free to do what we tell you!” Bill Hicks, Revelations, 1993.

  29. Phuquehed Says:

    I was almost going to keep that ‘Bill Hicks’ quote Tomo put up, until I found the Hicks website and read a bunch more of his quotes. Fuck that whiny, liberal piece of shit. One moment he’s bitching about the government, the next he’s telling the crowd that gun owners are shit and should all die or not be allowed to have them in the first place.

    He’s also one of those asshats who keeps the ignorant crap spreading by telling “hillbillie” jokes that have absolutely no truth to them.

    With any luck, the fucktarded whiny bitch will remain a penny-ante comedian doing gigs in dirty back alley clubs the rest of his days.

    By the way, this wasn’t a rag on you, Tomo, the quote looks great if that was all he ever was quoted as saying and actually meant it. It was a rag on that fucker Hicks using his status in front of crowds to cheapen the *real* meaning of such things as that quote *could* have meant.

  30. Your Daddy 1%er Says:

    Divide and conquer, the real truth is that there will always be a struggle for good and the bad, Doc Cavasos is a piece of shit, and most likely his bitch ass is an informant. I Always stayed away from that fagg.
    The 1% life style can be hard to live by for dumfucks who wish to use our tennants and cnstitutuions for ill will, I see people get kicked out all the time, either kicked out or just cant hack the program of being a 1%er, and its always the chest thumpers who turn out to be pices of shit, well mostly.
    because we live by a code that is more stringent than civilians. there is more expected from us moraly by our brothers and extended family. Unfortunately people on both sides of these moral issues fall through the cracks. This Lets me know that they werent meant for this.

    The same is true with the police and government, they are another organizaton who are governed by Rules just like ours. Alot of people say fuck the police and all that, yet i know alot of those pussies will call the cops once they are slapped in the face,,, besides that saying there wasnt any law…… The law would eventually emerge out of the chaos, its a natural progression of civil society. with out civil society….. something civil would emerge just on the fact that human being have a basic moral concept of life and community.
    I am neither christian, not do i adhere to the tennants of any Abraham religeion, and i do not need these farse religeions to let me know that i have a Moral Aptitude, like some say we should. Nobody had to tell jesus how to act, he did acted right on his own instinct.

    So is the same with these government employees who continue to waste tax payers money on what they think is right, alot of them know that they are not right, they know that they are just doing this to make an easy pay check, instaead of going after the real crooks and pedophiles, the real drug cartels, such as the CIA, George Bush, Haliburton, Goldman Sacks, You dont see these government employees going after goldman sacks and george bush for stealing Not millions< but Trillions of our tax money, what happend to all that?????

    Wake up people know who your enemy is, Its not me, its not the next man flying a 1% patch who chooses to defend his rights as a human being. The real enemy lies within all, the real enemy, is that weak ass punk who sells his brother out, cause he got in trouble, the real enemy is that cunt who pitts brother against brother, the real enemy is anybody within ANY organization who is too weak to stand up for himself, and wishes to bring the next man down.

    Real men respect real men, no matter what side of the law they are on.

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