Archive | July, 2009

Where Rebel At

July 29, 2009

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Some late summer mornings I wake up and I think to myself: I know what I’m gonna do! I’m gonna go ride across about six or seven hundred miles of desert in August. And then I’m gonna ride across the Rockies. I love hail. Don’t you love hail? Doesn’t everybody? And then I’m gonna ride […]

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Old School Arrests

July 27, 2009

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Three men were arrested Friday afternoon for shooting up a “family and friends event” called “Old School Bike Night” at a Pizza parlor in Pico Rivera, California on June 27th. The event was sponsored by a casual, family, motorcycle club called the Old School Riders. Rudy Ruiz, 30, Christopher Johnson, 18, and John Perez, 43, […]

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Edward James “Deacon” Proudfoot

July 25, 2009

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Someone you should remember has died. Edward James “The Deacon” Proudfoot rode with the Oakland Charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club for more than 40 years and he managed to stay out of jail and out of the newspapers most of that time. In a feature story titled “Hells Angels – Homes, Wives and […]

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Ciccone Chat

July 23, 2009

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There is a hearing Wednesday, August 5th at 2:30 pm in courtroom 890 in the Roybal Federal Building in Los Angeles to hear arguments for and against unsealing two dozen plea and sentencing agreements in the Mongols case. In the first week in June, the Associated Press sued to lift the Klingon Invisibility Shield that […]

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Dwight Alan Sluder

July 23, 2009

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Dwight Alan Sluder, President of the Winston-Salem charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club was found dead in his own home on Baux Mountain Road in Germantown, North Carolina on July 15th. He had been shot in the head. Sluder owned his home for 12 years and none of his neighbors in the quiet neighborhood […]

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Mongols Inc. Strikes Back

July 21, 2009

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For the last three weeks, Special Agent John Ciccone of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been frantically trying to ferret out every single piece of Mongols Motorcycle Club memorabilia he can find. Even Mongols have been embarrassed to see him like this. “The little fella is losing it,” one Mongol […]

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New England Noise Crusade

July 20, 2009

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It is noise pollution season. Neurotics nationwide are blaming your bad motorcycle for their unhappy lives. It happens every summer. And, it wouldn’t be so bad except summer after summer more and more of the neurotics turn out to be politicians and cops. A couple of recent stories from New England illustrate this dismal trend. […]

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Lars Wilson Flipped

July 18, 2009

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On October 14, 2007, in a recorded conversation on a cell phone the ATF called “Target telephone 3,” former Mongols Motorcycle Club President Ruben “Doc” Cavazos told his former “right hand man,” Robert Lawrence “Lars” Wilson III to “man up” and “be a leader.” The two are still partners in the same dance. Cavazos is […]

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Lancaster Boots Mongols

July 17, 2009

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In such movie classics as Son of Frankenstein, Ghost of Frankenstein and Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man all that is good, pure and true in life is saved from despoliation at the hands of a semi-human monster by an angry lynch mob. Well the newest version is called Frankenstein’s Motorcycle Club and the role of […]

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Another Reason To Hate American Chopper

July 16, 2009

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Here is another reason to hate American Chopper, the loathsome reality series in which a family of angry morons and their patient minions build ridiculous, six figure motorcycles for celebrities, millionaires and soulless corporations. Cody Connelly, a kid who first appeared in the pilot for the show when he was 14 and worked for the […]

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Like Us Only Different

July 15, 2009

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It is inevitable that we are going to screw up this story so just don’t even bother to write when we do. The Night Wolves (Nochnye Volki) Motorcycle Club, which as far as we can tell is the preeminent club in Russia, Belorussia, the Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece […]

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Police Claim Mongols Murder Solved

July 14, 2009

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Last Thursday, Los Angeles Chief of Police William Bratton (above) announced at a well orchestrated press conference that the murder of a Mongols Motorcycle Club patch holder named Manual Vincent “Hitman” Martin had been solved. The virtually Orwellian press event capped the arrests of 20 alleged members of the Toonerville clique in northeast Los Angeles. […]

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Missouri Helmet Law Stands

July 9, 2009

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Three and a half months after the Missouri Senate voted to repeal that state’s helmet law, Governor Jay Nixon vetoed the bill. Nixon did it just before Independence Day at the end of a week when the only thing that happened, according to most American newscasts, was that Michael Jackson remained dead. Nixon’s veto is […]

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