Archive | November, 2011

Menacing Pack Still At Large

November 30, 2011

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Last May 14, just about high noon, some Vagos held a party in a little town named Lakeport in the northern California wine country. And, of course, the police knew. The police were not invited to the party but they knew about it anyway. There were somewhere between 50 and 100 Vagos at the party. […]

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Fog Of Sparks

November 29, 2011

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A few details are finally starting to emerge about the brawl between members of the Vagos Motorcycle Club and the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club on the casino floor just outside Trader Dick’s Lounge at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada on September 23. Jeffrey “Jethro” Pettigrew, President of the San Jose charter of […]

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Retrieving Missing Screws

November 25, 2011

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Dear Rebel, I dropped this little screw between my cylinders and now I can’t reach it. I don’t have a hemostat. I don’t want to go buy another screw. What can I do? Big Otto SOAFFSOA Dear Big Otto, First of all Otto, welcome home. Second, you should own a hemostat. When you sober up, […]

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Green On Green

November 25, 2011

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The Sparks mess has taken an unexpected twist. According to Scott Sonner of The Associated Press, the key witness before the Washoe County, Nevada grand jury that returned an indictment last week was a long-time Vago. The grand jury indicted two Vagos and a Hells Angel for conspiracy to commit second degree murder in the […]

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How To Adjust Your Clutch

November 22, 2011

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Dear Rebel, The other day, when I was strutting around the local Harley dealership, the service writer told me I should pay to have my clutch professionally adjusted. He also said that just the day before another rider had done $15,000 worth of damage to his motorcycle when he tried to adjust his own clutch. […]

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The Sparks Mess

November 22, 2011

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The law in Nevada is now officially an ass. Two Vagos and a Hells Angel have been charged as “co-conspirators” in the “second-degree murder” of San Jose Hells Angel Jeffrey Pettigrew. Pettigrew was shot in a Sparks casino on September 23. The Hells Angel is a man named Cesar Villagrana. Villagrana is also charged with […]

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Lozano Freed

November 21, 2011

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A Vago named Andrew Eloy Lozano was cut lose last week. Lozano was a prisoner in the ongoing and televised California war against the Vagos. Lozano was one of 12 Vagos arrested by 500 state, local and federal police officers in six Southern California counties on October 6. That works out to 41 cops per […]

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No Fourth Amendment For Bikers

November 21, 2011

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A federal district judge in upstate New York ruled, for all practical purposes, that because motorcycles are inherently dangerous to operate the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution does not apply to bikers and that it particularly does not apply to members of motorcycle clubs. The judge was the Honorable Gary L. Sharpe and the case […]

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Out Bad

November 20, 2011

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Regular and occasional readers of this page may want to know about a couple of new books that are finally in print. The first is called Out Bad: A True Story About Motorcycle Outlaws. The second is titled The Aging Rebel: Dispatches From The Motorcycle Outlaw Frontier. Both books are self-published, like Granny’s collection of […]

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Doc Cavazos Talks

November 4, 2011

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Ruben “Doc” Cavazos, the former President of the Mongols Motorcycle Club is eager to tell his side of the events which led to a massive federal racketeering case against his former club. Cavazos complains that he has been prevented from talking for the last three years by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Brunwin and Bureau […]

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The Dialogical Saloon Is Open

November 1, 2011

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News, in case you haven’t noticed, is undergoing a radical redefinition these days. For more than 30 years the dominant television news format was called “Eyewitness News.” An actor would “stand up” in front of a camera near some recent event and try to give you the impression that he was an eyewitness to that […]

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