Archive | March, 2013

James Frederick Keach, Jr. Sentenced

March 27, 2013

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This is a corrected version of a story published on March 27. That story stated, “James Frederick Keach, Jr., a former member of the Red Devils Motorcycle Club was sentenced to 12 – 15 months confinement yesterday.” Keach got off easier than that and the story has been corrected to reflect the facts. The Aging […]

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Prescott Cover Up Continues

March 27, 2013

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More than three months after the fact the Arizona Department of Public Safety has still not released its long awaited report on a cop motorcycle club riot in Prescott last December 22. When the DPS began its investigation last year, it promised to issue a report in March. What happened last December is straightforward. An […]

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Mongols Win Yet Again

March 26, 2013

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A legal case named Ramon Rivera v. Ronnie Carter et al. was finally settled yesterday after more than four years. It went on as long as it did because the United States Department of Justice, with unlimited money, unlimited manpower and unlimited time delayed, denied and counterattacked in order to maliciously frustrate the interests of […]

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On Writing Samizdat

March 25, 2013

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I live in a quiet part of the jungle and I know how to listen so I learned this from the beating drums of the jungle telegraph. About a week ago, a member of a well known and widely respected motorcycle club was complaining in his cell in a Connecticut prison. No one told me […]

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Ghost Mountain Riders’ Event Still On

March 21, 2013

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For reasons that are less than clear Santa Cruz County has decided it has a problem with the Ghost Mountain Riders Motorcycle Club. A week ago the County Sheriff published a press release that said murdered Mongol Eric “Li’l Pee-Ka” Garcia was last seen in a San Jose bar named the Park Lane Lounge at […]

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Boulder City Bully Humbled

March 20, 2013

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In hindsight, Boulder City, Nevada Police Chief Thomas Finn probably should have just bought the Mongols a couple rounds of drinks when they held their national run in his city last June. Instead Finn decided to bully the club out of town as flagrantly as possible so its members would never come back. Before the […]

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Rock Hell Phase II

March 19, 2013

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The ongoing, federal ordeal of Mark William Baker, David Channing Oiler and Bruce James Long continued yesterday in Columbia, South Carolina with “Phase II” of the trial. All three men were members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in Rock Hill, South Carolina and all were found guilty of selling cocaine, methamphetamine and prescription drugs […]

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Don Quixote de la West Covina

March 18, 2013

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In what is often said to have been the first European novel, a former soldier, slave, prisoner and con man named Miguel de Cervantes imagined one of Western Civilization’s truest phantoms, the foolish and ingenious hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha. The phantom is truer than half the people you know because Don Quixote embraced […]

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The Eric Garcia Murder

March 15, 2013

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Just as the police war on motorcycle clubs seemed to have found its dirty bottom, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release yesterday that suggests Mongols Motorcycle Club Chapter 13 member Eric Dean “Lil Pee-Ka” Garcia was murdered by members of the Ghost Mountain Riders Motorcycle Club. The release was written by […]

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The Rock Hell Verdict

March 14, 2013

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Three of the four defendants in the federal racketeering trial in Columbia, South Carolina were convicted on some charge when the jury returned its verdict today. All four were members of the Rock Hell Nomads charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. The charter, as well as chapters of the Red Devils Motorcycle Club and […]

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Rock Hell Verdict To Follow

March 14, 2013

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The verdict is in in the federal trial  in Columbia, South Carolina of four members of the Rock Hell Nomads charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. The four men are Mark William Baker, David Channing Oiler, Bruce James Long and Thomas McManus Plyler. Details will follow in a story later today.

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Ronald Scott Drysdale

March 13, 2013

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Ronald Scott Drysdale, a proud member of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, died Friday, March 1 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Drysdale was a peaceful, friendly and widely loved man who worked for most of his life as a computer programmer. He was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, went to high school in […]

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Love Or Hate Devils Ride While You Can

March 13, 2013

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Don’t count on The Devils Ride coming back for a third season. The program ranked 13th out of 15 cable shows in the 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. time slots last Monday night. According to information gathered by the Nielsen Company, a firm that measures what people buy and watch, the fourth and most recent […]

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