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Rooster Katona Wins Appeal

December 5, 2016

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Rooster Katona Wins Appeal

Last Friday in a two-to-three split decision, a Pennsylvania appeals court overturned the drug conviction of former Pagans Motorcycle Club president Dennis Andrew “Rooster” Katona. Katona was arrested in June 2011 after a massive Swat raid in service of a search warrant discovered about three ounces of cocaine and three ounces of methamphetamine  The drugs […]

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FBI Creates Crime

December 2, 2016

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FBI Creates Crime

There is a strange and cruel case unfolding in Florida that apparently began as an undercover investigation of the Dirty White Boys Motorcycle Club Davie chapter by the FBI. The Miami Division organized “a group of FBI Undercover Employees (UCEs), who (posed) as affluent violent members of a criminal organization with white supremacy extremist beliefs.” […]

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It Will Never End

December 1, 2016

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It Will Never End

There is great excitement in the Thirty Mile studio Zone today as FX Networks and Variety and The Hollywood Reporter and Kurt Sutter all announced within minutes of each other that a pilot for Sutter’s new biker drama  Mayans MC will filmed in March. Sutter previously produced the television biker drama Sons of Anarchy which […]

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California Lane Splitting

November 29, 2016

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California Lane Splitting

Lane splitting becomes legal in California on New Year’s Day. It has been tolerated as “lane sharing” since the first Los Angeles freeway opened in 1940 but it has never been explicitly legal before. California is the first and only state to sanction the common sense practice of riding a motorcycle between lanes of stalled […]

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Kerrie Droban Again And Again

November 28, 2016

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Kerrie Droban Again And Again

A century from now, when someone wants to know what the long day of the motorcycle outlaw was about, he will probably open a book written by Kerrie Droban. That is how history works. What you might read here is what historians call ephemera. Droban writes accounts, like the Chronicles of Jean Froissart – which […]

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More Ethanol

November 25, 2016

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More Ethanol

The day before Thanksgiving, the Environmental Protection Agency – which President-elect Trump has threatened to ban – announced that it intended to increase the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply next year. Within about an hour, the American Motorcyclist Association announced that it was objecting to the increase. The timing of the EPA’s […]

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Warren Gunfight Arrest

November 23, 2016

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Warren Gunfight Arrest

A second murder suspect has been charged five months after a gunfight between two Youngstown, Ohio area motorcycle clubs that left two men dead. Police announced that James A. Gardner, a member of the Forever Two Wheelz Motorcycle Club, was arrested yesterday and charged with aggravated murder and two counts of felony assault with a […]

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Post-Truth Outlaws

November 22, 2016

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Post-Truth Outlaws

Last week “after much discussion, debate, and research, the Oxford Dictionaries,” a publication group affiliated with the 920-year-old University of Oxford – named “post-truth” Word of the Year 2016, Post-truth is “an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion […]

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Symbolic Outlaw Ban

November 21, 2016

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Symbolic Outlaw Ban

Last Friday, Hillsborough County, Florida Administrator Mike Merrill (above) distributed a memorandum to “All Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Employees” decreeing that “Any membership or voluntary participation by Fire Rescue employees with an outside organization that is recognized by government agencies to support or be involved in criminal or illegal discriminatory activity will not  be tolerated […]

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Another Waco Bike Night

November 18, 2016

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Another Waco Bike Night

Nobody died last night when Harley-Davidson of Waco, which is just a couple of football fields short of a mile from the location previously known as the Twin Peaks restaurant, held an Open House Bike Night. The event was scheduled to start at six, continue until nine and featured “live music, food & cold beer!” […]

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More Tampa Television Newz

November 17, 2016

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More Tampa Television Newz

Tampa television news monkey and fledgling outlaw motorcycle gang expert Jarrod Holbrook did it again last night. Holbrook and the rest of the WFTS “ABC Action News I-Team” devoted two minutes and 41 seconds of air time, or about 13.5 percent of the noncommercial portion of the complete broadcast to a story about a “biker […]

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Banning Dutch Bandidos

November 15, 2016

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Banning Dutch Bandidos

The American-led, worldwide crusade to ban motorcycle clubs lurched forward yesterday when a bureaucracy called “the National Office of the Dutch Public Prosecution Service…requested the district court of Utrecht to ban the Bandidos Motorcycle Club in the Netherlands.” Holland is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. It packs about 17 million […]

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Harry “Johnny Sombrero” Barnes

November 14, 2016

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Harry “Johnny Sombrero” Barnes

We grow old. Harry “Johnny Sombrero” Barnes, the founder and Supreme Commander of the Black Diamond Riders Motorcycle Club in Ontario, died nine days ago on November 5, 2016 of complications from heart disease and diabetes. Canada’s first outlaw motorcycle club was the Canadian Lancers Motorcycle Club founded in 1950. Johnny Sombrero joined that club […]

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