Archive | March, 2009

The Sober Murders

March 31, 2009

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Murders are usually solved in 48 hours. Murder investigations regularly continue for years. And, murder prosecutions often fail. So far, the investigation of the shootings of John Lindeman, 43, and Bradley Lutzow, 45 in the parking lot of a QuikTrip convenience store near 19th and Peoria Avenues in Phoenix on February 17th seems to be […]

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Criminalizing Democracy

March 30, 2009

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Washington motorcyclists who rode to the state capitol (above) to lobby their elected representatives last January 22nd were spied on by the Washington State Patrol. A day when bikers can lobby legislators is an annual event called Black Thursday in Washington. Bikers provide such an excellent photo-opportunity for politicians that they are actually encouraged to […]

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Cheville Released

March 30, 2009

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Brandon “Suicide” Cheville, a member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club who was arrested last week in Boone, Iowa, was released without bail on personal recognizance almost immediately after being taken into custody. United States Judge Ross A. Walters ordered Cheville released after he was booked. Under the terms of his release, Cheville was ordered not […]

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Silent Slaughter

March 29, 2009

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Gangland, on the History Channel, is scheduled to slander another motorcycle club this week. This Thursday, April 2nd at 9 pm Eastern Time, the “reality” series will air an episode titled “Silent Slaughter” which will dramatize, according to the network, the infiltration of the Sons of Silence Motorcycle Club by undercover agents. The network describes […]

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James Alan “Wolf” Corrao

March 27, 2009

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James “Wolf” Corrao died at dusk on March 16th when his motorcycle was struck by a 1999 Dodge pickup truck at the corner of Tropicana Avenue and Titanium Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada. Carrao’s wife Debbie was following her husband on another motorcycle and was injured when she had to put her bike down on […]

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Irate Citizen Fined

March 27, 2009

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Travis Munroe Townsend, 26, (pictured above) the good citizen who used a pick axe to protest the awarding of police powers to robots in Arizona, was fined $3,500 and sentenced to a year of probation earlier this month. On December 3rd of last year an Arizona motorcycle cop lurking under the 59th Avenue overpass of […]

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Running Red Lights

March 26, 2009

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Oklahoma is about to become the ninth state to allow motorcyclists to run a red light if it refuses to change. Missouri passed a similar law two weeks ago. South Carolina passed a law allowing motorcyclists and bicyclists to run automated lights last May. Six other states, Arkansas, Idaho, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin […]

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West Virginia, Tennessee Helmet Laws

March 25, 2009

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I you plan to ride in either West Virginia or Tennessee this summer don’t forget to wear your special plastic hat. Bills to end mandatory helmet laws in both states died this week. Both bills lost to the argument that letting bikers go helmetless would cost everybody too much money. Tennessee In Tennessee House Bill […]

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Mark Walker Arrested

March 25, 2009

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Mark Edward “Mean Mark” Walker, 42 and a member of the American Outlaws Association, has been arrested in Ivy Bend, Missouri on a charge of attempted second-degree murder. Walker was awakened at precisely 6:43 yesterday morning by a total of 26 sworn peace officers comprising: Thirteen members of the Missouri State Water Patrol Special Weapons […]

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Cheville Apprehended

March 25, 2009

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Brandon “Suicide” Cheville was apprehended yesterday afternoon by the United States Marshals’ Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force in Boone, Iowa. Cheville is a member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club and was one of 79 people named in a Federal indictment made public on October 21, 2008. Sixty-one suspects were arrested that day. Cheville is the […]

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Sydney Biker War

March 23, 2009

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The increasingly public biker war in Sydney, Australia grabbed the international spotlight Sunday when a reported fifteen members of the Comancheros Motorcycle Club attacked two members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, at least one member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club and the brother of one of the Angels in a terminal at the Sydney […]

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Bikers Still Menace

March 23, 2009

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The police still fear us. They still really, really fear us. Let’s face it, okay? The reason why some of you ride a large, loud, patriotic motorcycle; have multiple tattoos; wear work clothes and black leather to the mall; carry a knife and maybe a gun; glare at strangers; and wear your wallet on a […]

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Operation Avalanche

March 20, 2009

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This week the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation culminated an eight month long surveillance of the American Outlaws Association’s Wilkes-Barre chapter with the arrest of 16 men and three women. And, with much braying and bragging and posing for pictures and the symbolic crashing of cymbals and blaring of trumpets. Warrants were also […]

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