Archive | January, 2009

Gangland At It Again

January 30, 2009

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The evidently popular television series Gangland continues to run. And, at least two upcoming episodes will be about major American motorcycle clubs. It has already been widely reported that one of those episodes will star the Pagans Motorcycle Club. The Pagans are well known, respectfully regarded and are the dominant three-piece patch club in Pennsylvania, […]

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James Saville, Jr.

January 29, 2009

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James “Cadillac” Saville Jr., Vice-President of the Palm Beach County chapter of Alternative MC, died January 22nd after his motorcycle rear-ended an armored truck that had unexpectedly stopped in front of him on Route 95 near Gateway Boulevard in Boynton Beach, Florida. Saville was thrown from his bike onto the pavement and injured. Still alive, […]

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John Price Sentenced

January 29, 2009

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John Price, 37, was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison for the alleged “biker murder” of Donald Jessup, 60, on Dec. 16, 2004. No forensic evidence was ever found that Jessup had actually been murdered but last November a jury believed the testimony of three witnesses who professed knowledge of the crime and found […]

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Renegades Charged

January 28, 2009

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Multiple news sources are reporting that three members of the Renegades Motorcycle Club have been arrested and charged today, January 28th, with assault by mob, abduction and participation in a criminal street gang. The accused men are reported to be Daniel Ray Justice, 41, William Jeffery Wolfe, 43 and Jerry Lynn Gurganuas, 52. The charges […]

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Bikers Talk Politicians Listen

January 26, 2009

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The strongest and most effective bikers’ rights organization in the country may be the Texas Motorcycle Rights Association (TMRA.) Today, an estimated 2,000 members of the TMRA rode into Austin for what the group calls “Legislative Day.” They parked their motorcycles in one of the free bike parking only spaces on the South and West […]

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Whores Will Save Vegas

January 24, 2009

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Bad girls. We talking about bad girls. Bad girls are going to save Las Vegas. Perhaps you had not realized that Las Vegas needs to be saved. But, oh yes. Vegas changed man. And, then it all went bad. Real bad. Good Old Days In the good old days, Las Vegas was always showy and […]

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Harley and Victory Downsize

January 23, 2009

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Harley-Davidson Incorporated, the leading American motorcycle manufacturer, and Polaris Industries Incorporated, the company behind Victory Motorcycles and Harley’s best capitalized competitor in the heavyweight motorcycle market, both announced significant layoffs Friday. In a cautiously worded statement, Harley said it will eliminate 1,100 jobs. The motor company also announced it will close two engine plants near […]

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Ride Loud Ride Free

January 23, 2009

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Bikers in New Hampshire are fighting a proposed law that would lower the allowable noise limit for motorcycles. Representative Judith Day, a Democrat from North Hampton, is sponsoring House Bill 95 which would lower the noise a motorcycle can make from the current limit of 106 decibels down to 99 decibels. Day says she introduced […]

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Million Dollar Bikes

January 22, 2009

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Choppers are turning to stone. Yeah, yeah. What a strange lead sentence. You could do better. But, wouldn’t you agree that already choppers are hardly supposed to roll. You have probably already been or are planning to go to one of the six bike shows Easyriders is running this month and next, or to the […]

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Four Mongols Sentenced

January 21, 2009

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Four members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club who pled nolo contendere to charges resulting from the shooting a man outside a bar in Eureka, California last November were sentenced yesterday. The victim was 43-year-old Robert Daniel Thompson, a reputed member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club who had recently been released from jail. Thompson was […]

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Jay Dobyns Has Many Enemies

January 20, 2009

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According to Jay “Bird” Dobyns, the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are both trying to get him. He seems to think that the HA and the ATF might actually be cooperating to get him. And, anyone who has ever seen or heard Dobyns knows how this […]

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The Legal Glacier

January 19, 2009

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People who have never been eaten alive by the criminal justice system or been close to someone who has imagine that the process is honest, straightforward and speedy. The dead, old, white men who imagined this country imagined justice that way, too. But in general, that is not how “justice” works in America and, specifically, […]

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Is Harley Toast

January 18, 2009

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Harley-Davidson may be the last American icon. It is certainly the only iconic American brand. For fifty years men have been tattooing “Harley-Davidson” on their arms right under “Mom,” “Betty-Sue,” “USMC,” “Born To Lose” and “Death Before Dishonor.” Harley-Davidson is more than a brand of motorcycle. To the dwindling American working class, Harley-Davidson in 2009 […]

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