Archive | July, 2012

The Neo-Nazi Motorcycle Gang

July 31, 2012

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The Orlando Sentinel ran a fatuous story last Sunday. It was a “Sentinel Exclusive” about a bust last May. The author of the exclusive, Henry Pierson Curtis, led with the statement, “A neo-Nazi motorcycle gang created by an undercover law-enforcement unit to investigate white supremacists and racist bikers has helped topple two domestic-terrorism groups in […]

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Doc Cavazos Rages In Texas

July 30, 2012

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Ruben “Doc” Cavazos was quoted in a newspaper again yesterday. In an article about possible corruption in the Montebello, California Police Department that may involve a Montebello Police Sergeant and sometime ATF Tactical Field Officer named Chris Cervantes the San Gabriel Valley Tribune quoted Doc twice. Doc, Al, John, Chris Who Doc is the former […]

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Special Memory Trial Continues

July 30, 2012

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The case of the Special Memory Wedding Chapel Christmastime knife fight continues its deliberate and stately crawl through the criminal justice meat grinder – Vegas style. Yeah, the metaphor is lame. So is American justice. The eight defendants in this trial are Dominic Orlando, Frederick O’Dell, Brandon Young, James Sexey, John Dawson, Jeffrey Murray, John […]

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Lisa Bifield Testifies

July 25, 2012

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One of the defendants in the South Carolina Hells Angels racketeering case, U.S. versus Daniel Eugene Bifield and others, testified for the prosecution in an unrelated murder trial yesterday. Lisa Ellen Bifield (photo above), wife of the lead defendant in the Hells Angels case told a jury that in 1993 she heard a man named […]

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Clubs Encouraged To Fight

July 25, 2012

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On the lighter side of the news, the Hells Angels Arizona Nomads will hold a Boxing Smoker August 18 at Doreen’s Bar and Grill in Chino Valley. Wait for it. They are calling the event the Chino Valley Shootout. A member of the charter said, “We are encouraging all local MCs to participate in the […]

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The Lurid Case Against The DDMC

July 24, 2012

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The government of the United States outlined its penny dreadful case against the Devils Diciples Motorcycle Club in a court filing last week. The filing was titled “Government’s Written Proffer In Support Of Its Request For Detention Pending Trial of Jeff Garvin Smith aka ‘Fat Dog” Defendant. The document was written by Assistant United States […]

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Special Memory Trial Underway

July 23, 2012

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The trial of eight members and associates of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club accused of assaulting five members and associates of the Mongols Motorcycle Club in the Special Memory Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas in December 2008 started its second week today. The brawl erupted when a wedding party of Hells Angels crossed paths with […]

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A RICO Primer

July 21, 2012

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Many readers, including defense attorneys, continue to seem confused by RICO. The usual response to a RICO charge is, “How can they do this?” The following passages, from the book Out Bad, might help clear up some confusion. From Out Bad RICO was the centerpiece of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970. The law […]

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Attention Sons Of Anarchy Aficionados

July 18, 2012

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It’s not about motorcycles anymore. It’s about the Comic Hollywood Con. As is the case every year, the Sons of Anarchy preseason publicity blitz began last weekend at the San Diego comic book convention Comic Con. The final event of this year’s convention was a panel discussion about the next season of SOA featuring cast […]

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Doin’ The Laffing Devils Shuffle

July 18, 2012

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In a shocking development, no members of the Laffing Devils Motorcycle Club made paid personal appearances at the San Diego Comic Book convention, Comic Con, last weekend. Not even Tommy “Gipsy” Quinn. The LDMC appears to have dropped everything in order to dedicate itself to the next season of its hit show, The Devils Ride […]

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A Poem For Journalists

July 16, 2012

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The press of the Spoon River Clarion was wrecked, And I was tarred and feathered, For publishing this on the day the Anarchists were hanged in Chicago: “I saw a beautiful woman with bandaged eyes Standing on the steps of a marble temple. Great multitudes passed in front of her, Lifting their faces to her […]

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Diamond Dan Speaks

July 16, 2012

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On May 17, William N. Nettles, the United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina convinced a federal grand jury to return a “91-count indictment charging members and associates of the Rock Hell City Nomad Chapter of the Hells Angels with racketeering and racketeering conspiracy, narcotics violations, Hobbs Act robbery, money laundering, and firearm […]

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California Motorcycle Checkpoints

July 15, 2012

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Last Friday California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law California Bill AB 1047 that outlaws motorcycle only checkpoints. The law states in part: (a) Other states have established motorcycle only checkpoints to address the growing problem of increased motorcycle fatalities. (b) It is the intent of the Legislature to prohibit the establishment of motorcycle only […]

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