Archive | September, 2010

Mongols Win Case Again

September 27, 2010

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The Mongols Motorcycle Club has won the Mongols Motorcycle Club case again. In a ruling issued September 21st and filed September 24th, Federal District Judge Otis D. Wright has ruled that the United States cannot seize the name and patch of the club. Judge Wright ruled that his previously issued “preliminary order of forfeiture is […]

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Pagans Busted Again

September 16, 2010

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Seventeen members of the Pagans Motorcycle Club were arrested in a series of raids yesterday in New York and New Jersey. The raids culminate “a 21-month undercover investigation led by ATF Special Agents who gained access to the internal operations of the” motorcycle club and grand jury indictments in two separate, federal jurisdictions. A 31 […]

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Don’t Die Lil Rubes

September 15, 2010

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This was a better story when this page thought it was Doc who was suffering from headaches. There was a minor twist in the Mongols case yesterday. Ruben “Lil Rubes” Cavazos, Jr., son of the former Mongols Motorcycle Club President and cooperating witness Ruben “Doc” Cavazos has what sounds like migraines. And, the chief prosecutor […]

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Mongols Patch Hearing

September 10, 2010

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As previously stated here, a hearing will be held on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. on the issue of whether former Mongols Motorcycle Club President Ruben “Doc” Cavazos owns the name and patch of the Mongols Motorcycle Club and therefore may be compelled to forfeit it to the United States as part of […]

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After They Steal Your Bike

September 9, 2010

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A new museum is scheduled to open in the American Capitol in 2013. According to a press release, “The National Law Enforcement Museum will be a hands-on, interactive museum providing an opportunity to walk in an officer’s shoes and experience firsthand what it is like to make life-or-death decisions, solve crimes, protect our communities and […]

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Ouch She Did It Again

September 8, 2010

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Fran Pavley, the power mad troll (see photo above) who represents California Senate District 23, has sponsored another bill intended, as the Associated Press put it, “to subdue the state’s boisterous two-wheeled culture.” California Senate District 23 encompasses West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Century City, Westwood, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and Malibu which is probably […]

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SAMCRO And History

September 7, 2010

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The third season of the FX Network’s most successful show just debuted. It is called Sons of Anarchy and last year’s conclusion featured 4.3 million viewers rooting for an outlaw motorcycle club. Maybe that is the best thing about this show. Maybe there is more. I am still sort of glancing at the television out […]

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Outlawing A Motorcycle Club

September 3, 2010

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The government’s argument for the legality of outlawing fraternal, legal and social organizations is most frankly summarized in three  documents filed in the case US v. Cavazos et al. The government is accusing the Mongols Motorcycle Club of being a “racket” and that accusation constitutes about half the proof. The other half of the proof […]

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