Archive | June, 2010

Slices Of Rebel’s World

June 29, 2010

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January 21, 2009 MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Act A democracy requires accountability, and accountability requires transparency. As Justice Louis Brandeis wrote, “sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.” In our democracy, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which encourages accountability through transparency, is the […]

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Bill “Sputnik” Strain

June 25, 2010

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Bill “Sputnik” Strain, probably the best known biker’s rights advocate in the United States, died June 23rd, 2010. Everybody knew Sputnik. He was a beefy, gnarled, old Cherokee with tattoos framing his Mohawk haircut. He wore a thick goatee without a mustache and he was so well respected by people across the political spectrum that […]

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Rebel Will Return

June 14, 2010

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It is Monday, June 14th and Rebel is busy right now trying to convince some people who live in New York City that he can too write books and stuff; that motorcycle outlaws are interesting, noble and misunderstood; and that the ATF is the American secret police. Amazing though it might seem, some of the […]

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The Derringer In Doza’s Hand

June 4, 2010

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There were three people in the Rogues Motorcycle Club clubhouse in Tulsa when it was shock and awed at dawn on April 9th. One of them, Russell Doza, was shot between seven and nine times and killed. He was shot in the side and the back. Two of the shots entered his neck around the […]

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Six Highwaymen Found Guilty

June 3, 2010

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After a forty-five month long legal assault, the Department of Justice finally convicted six members of the Highwaymen Motorcycle Club in Detroit of racketeering. The convicted men are Aref “Steve” Nagi, Gary “Junior” Ball, Leonard “Dad” Moore, Joseph “Little Joe” Whiting, Anthony “Mad Anthony” Clark and Michael “Cocoa” Cicchetti. Cicchetti was at home when the […]

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Bye, Bye, Bye Miranda

June 2, 2010

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As of June 1st, it is once again legal in America to trick a confession out of a suspect. Since 1966, criminal suspects have been constitutionally protected from being browbeaten into incriminating themselves by a ruling titled Miranda versus Arizona. All criminal suspects have a constitutional right not to be compelled into being made a […]

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Using Prosecution For Punishment

June 2, 2010

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The Mongols case has always been a travesty of justice but that is not the worst of it. The unrestrained psychopathy that has characterized the investigation and prosecution of this case is startling. The idea was always to “get the Mongols” without ever really examining who the “Mongols” were or what it was about them […]

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Knoxville Outlaws Sue Buffoon Sheriff

June 1, 2010

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The Outlaws Motorcycle Club, Inc. and fifteen individuals filed a $6 million lawsuit last Friday in the United States Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee against the City of Knoxville, Knox County, County Sheriff Jimmy J.J. Jones (pictured above,) Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owens IV and everybody who participated in a violent and malicious […]

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Dennis Hopper

June 1, 2010

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Dennis Hopper, without whom there would never have been an Easy Rider, died May 29th in Venice, California. Hopper co-wrote, co-starred in and directed the film. Easy Rider is, all at once, one of the worst films ever made and one of the most iconic movies ever. It gave a name to the first, real […]

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Obama Snubs Rolling Thunder Again

June 1, 2010

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Breaking a tradition that lasted about a decade, organizers of Rolling Thunder were locked out of the White House this year. Rolling Thunder is an annual motorcycle parade from Arlington, Virginia to the National Mall in Washington. Rolling Thunder began in 1987 as an adjunct to a quasi-outlaw, transcontinental motorcycle ride called the Run To […]

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