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The Other Rider

July 18, 2018

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The Other Rider

For the record, the Mongol patch holder who lived on July 7, when his club brother Shawn Fowler was murdered on the 210 Freeway in San Bernardino, California was Paul “Li’l Spider” Lemay. Lemay is a lifetime Mongol and a charter member of the Mongols West Valley, Utah chapter. Fowler and Lemay had just ridden […]

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Gypsy Jokers Case Goes Federal

July 16, 2018

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Gypsy Jokers Case Goes Federal

A grand jury in the District of Oregon federalized a three-year old murder on June 28 by accusing the Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club of being “a criminal organization” that “constituted an enterprise.” RICO Indictments are the Department of Justice’s quick and easy way to punish criminal defendants when a local prosecutor can’t prove his case. […]

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And Now This

July 13, 2018

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And Now This

Have you ever heard a classroom full of six graders playing “My Way” on Kazoos? Well this might be your lucky day! Have you ever heard George Christie tell all the many secrets of the Hells Angels? Well, if you are a policeman of course you have but say you are not a policeman and […]

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Free Freddy

July 12, 2018

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Free Freddy

The fantastical tale of James and April Kauffman and the terrible Pagans gang might mark a new low in American journalism. Coverage of this case is a puppet dancing on a drum. Somewhere, Bat Masterson and H.L. Mencken are cleaning their guns. The official version of the Kauffmans and the Pagans doesn’t yet have unicorns […]

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Just A Shot Away

July 10, 2018

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Just A Shot Away

There is a new book out today about the Altamont Speedway Free Festival on December 6, 1969. It is called Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love, and Tragedy With the Rolling Stones at Altamont and its author is a very celebrated writer and professor named Saul Austerlitz. Altamont was so long ago that many readers […]

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Clarksville Mongols Indictment Grows

July 9, 2018

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Clarksville Mongols Indictment Grows

The press release announcing a 69-page, third superseding indictment against the Clarksville, Tennessee Mongols begins with a couple of lies. “Two Additional Members and Associates of Clarksville Tennessee Mongols Motorcycle Gang Charged with Crimes Related to Racketeering Conspiracy, Murder, Kidnapping and Drug Trafficking,” the release crows. “Twenty-one Now Charged in Mongols Investigation.” Actually, there are […]

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Following Shawn Fowler’s Murder

July 8, 2018

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Following Shawn Fowler's Murder

The murder of Shawn Fowler early Friday morning on the 210 Freeway in Los Angeles has loosed an avalanche of speculation by readers of this page and others. What The Aging Rebel has learned about the murder in the last two days is not conclusive. But revealing that information here now might calm some of […]

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An El Lay Story

July 6, 2018

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An El Lay Story

The smart way to traverse man-sized rides in the southwest in summer is to travel at night. You can die from the heat on an air cooled motorcycle in the desert in July. That is only one of the ways you can die. The three riders on the two Harleys probably left Tooele, Utah about […]

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Iron Order Still Untouchable

July 5, 2018

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Iron Order Still Untouchable

This story was published at 1:22 p.m. on July 5 and corrected at 8:30 a.m. on July 6. The original story identified the presiding Judge as John Milton Younge. Younge was the supervising judge in the case. The presiding judge was Kenneth Powell. The Aging Rebel apologizes for the error. The seven-day trial in a […]

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The Way We Were

July 3, 2018

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The Way We Were

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]

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Bandidos Case Rots On

July 2, 2018

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Bandidos Case Rots On

A jury might have found former Bandidos president Jeff Pike and vice-president John Portillo guilty of racketeering and murder on May 17 but the malodorous case refuses to fall into Hades. It haunts San Antonio as the poltergeist of Addie Bundren haunted Yoknapatawpha County – mostly by the stench. There isn’t much to see in […]

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Maybe Indian Too

June 29, 2018

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Maybe Indian Too

Now Polaris Industries is threatening to move production of the motorcycles it intends to sell in Europe from Spirit Lake, Iowa to an existing Polaris assembly in Opole, Poland. The 345,000 square foot Polish plant now builds off road vehicles. Polaris also has plants in Roseau, Minnesota; Osceola, Wisconsin; Huntsville, Alabama and Monterrey, Mexico. On […]

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Trump Versus Harley

June 26, 2018

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Trump Versus Harley

The President of the United States reacted angrily to yesterday’s announcement by Harley-Davidson that the Motor Company intended to manufacture the motorcycles it will sell in Europe overseas. In an SEC filing, the company said “tariffs on Harley-Davidson motorcycles exported from the U.S. have increased from 6% to 31%. Harley-Davidson expects these tariffs will result […]

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