Archive | March, 2010

Phoenix Crash Victims Remembered

March 29, 2010

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There was a commemorative ride yesterday for the motorcyclists who were killed by a moron in a dump truck last Thursday in Phoenix. The moron is 46-year-old Michael J. Jakscht. The four motorcyclists who died when he ran over them at a stop light have been identified as Clyde R. Nachand (pictured above), Stephen Punch, […]

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The Fat Mexican

March 28, 2010

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Biker books are always written by one of two categories of authors – either the “participant observer” or the “objective journalist.” The books by objective journalists are usually the worst. Yves Lavigne and Julian Sher epitomize this style; crass and self-righteous. But some of the books by participant observers like Doc Cavazos, William Queen and […]

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Still Looking For Work

March 27, 2010

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This might be your second in a lifetime opportunity! It turns out that Markus, the gigolo that the Shady Lady Ranch hired to service all those sexually frustrated women out here in the west, just wasn’t man enough. Or possibly Bobbi Davis, madam d’hotel at the Shady Lady, worked out her marketing plan for Markus […]

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Hemet Held Hostage Day 85

March 25, 2010

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Hemet, California, home of the internationally famous Ramona festival; a city so important that it has not one but four sister cities; a city of light; a city of magic; a city most of the world still cannot find on a map with a magnifying glass; remains a city besieged by relentless, invisible vandals. “We […]

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The RICO Defense Laboratory

March 24, 2010

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The Pagans Motorcycle Club case in Charleston, West Virginia has become a laboratory of ways to defend motorcycle clubs against racketeering prosecutions. A small, hard core of defense lawyers in the case have been fighting the fundamental assumption that underlies these cases: Which is, briefly stated, that police bureaucracies want motorcycle clubs portrayed as criminal […]

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Real Kurt Sutter Stands Up

March 24, 2010

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There was a popular television show in the mid-fifties called To Tell The Truth. Someone who was vaguely famous and two utter imposters would try to outsmart a four person panel. At the beginning of each round the three guests would rise and announce something like: “I am Kurt Sutter.” “No, I am Kurt Sutter.” […]

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Black Rain Report 430

March 22, 2010

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A memorable example of how low federal police will limbo in order to portray motorcycle clubs as rackets is the great, multi-key, Las Vegas Mongols cocaine deal. One of the prosecutors in the Mongols case, Reema M. El-Amamy, has actually bragged that this entrapment was “street theater;” as if that very curious phrase explains anything. […]

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The Hemet Hoax

March 21, 2010

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In 1954 a satirist named Leonard Wibberley wrote a six part serial for the Saturday Evening Post magazine called “The Day New York Was Invaded.” The next year the story was published by Little, Brown and Company with a title most people recognize, The Mouse That Roared. The comedy became a Peter Sellers movie four […]

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Fernando Fernandez

March 19, 2010

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Fernando Fernandez of Chula Vista, California and a member of the Dago chapter of the Mongols Motorcycle Club died at 9:40 pm Thursday, March 18th in the Intensive Care Unit of Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. Fernandez was removed from life support yesterday morning, briefly flat lined, revived, and finally succumbed last night. Fernandez […]

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Four State Vagos Bust

March 18, 2010

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As of Thursday morning, police remain mostly tightlipped about “raids” on what seem to have been 94 locations in four states related to the Vagos Motorcycle Club. According to Riverside (California) County District Attorney Rod Pacheco the “raids” should collectively be called “Operation Everywhere.” According to Pacheco, Operation Everywhere comprised “sixty local and federal police […]

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Bad Prosecutor No Donut

March 16, 2010

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The government case against the Pagans Motorcycle Club is sinking faster than the Titanic. Prosecutors know it and the defense attorneys who told their clients to make plea deals for crimes they did not commit know it. The prosecutors are already trying to spin this travesty. Any minute now the United States Attorney will issue […]

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The Bandido Massacre

March 15, 2010

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Men are saved by motorcycle clubs as they are saved by religion. Many men who have ridden with clubs will understand the comparison. For some men a patch is the first thing they have ever won in their lives and the experience of putting that symbol on their backs is transformative. Those who were weak […]

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Qui Es Mus Macho

March 13, 2010

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[email protected] writes to say: Rebel, Everyone is brave in front of their fucking keyboard. Rebel, and I use that term only as a handle, because clearly you are not one. Look it up in the dictionary, it’s that book on your shelf next to the “Wish I Was Somebody” Time-Life Series. A rebel is someone […]

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