Archive | July, 2013

Jabbers Tells His Lies

July 31, 2013

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Former Vago Stuart Gary “Jabbers” Rudnick took the witness stand in Reno this morning and lied. Most of his testimony in the murder trial of Rudnick’s former club brother Ernesto Manuel Gonzalez was true but Rudnick lied about the most important elements in the case. He lied about details that may lead naïve jurors to […]

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Suing The Bastards

July 30, 2013

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There were setbacks in two biker civil rights suits last week. Both cases are being contested in federal court. One case is being heard in New Jersey and the other in Nevada. Both cases are still alive and may eventually discourage the common police practice of harassing bikers wearing colors on public roads. The New […]

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On Stubbs And The Vegas Suit

July 27, 2013

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A reader named Trina Amadon posted the following comment at 4:46 this morning in response to a story titled “Stubbs Sues GIITEM.” “Southern Nevada Confederation of Clubs, Inc., et al, Plaintiffs, vs. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, a Political Subdivision of the State of Nevada, et al, Defendants, “July 26, 2013 – all cases DISMISSED […]

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Dark Cloud Over Rockford

July 26, 2013

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The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club’s annual USA Run will start tomorrow in Rockford, Illinois under a dark cloud. Fourteen members of the host charter have been arrested within the last week in connection with the beating and alleged armed robbery of an unnamed victim. The arrests started last Friday at five o’clock in the morning […]

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Cancelli Testifies In Reno

July 26, 2013

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This story was corrected on July 29, 2013 to state that Roger Anthony Violano was not a member of the Vagos Motorcycle Club. Jacob Cancelli, a former member of the Vagos Motorcycle Club, testified today in the Reno, Nevada murder trial of Ernesto Manuel Gonzalez. Gonzalez is accused of murdering San Jose Hells Angel Jeffrey […]

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Warlocks Rising Spin

July 25, 2013

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It doesn’t look like Warlocks Rising, the Discovery Channel “reality” show about the motorcycle club headquartered in Orlando, will be renewed. Last week about 713,000 viewers tuned in. That was still an estimated 14,000 more viewers than watched Philly Throttle, the show that follows Warlocks on Discovery but neither show is exactly a ratings hit. […]

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Testimony Begins In Reno Trial

July 25, 2013

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Testimony began Wednesday in the trial of Ernesto Gonzalez. Gonzalez, is the former president of the Vagos Motorcycle Club in Nicaragua. Gonzalez killed Hells Angel Jeffrey “Jethro” Pettigrew in a Sparks, Nevada casino on September 23, 2011. Jurors must decide if the murder was coldly premeditated or if Gonzalez acted reasonably to save the life […]

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Rise Of The Warrior Cop

July 23, 2013

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A couple of years ago I found myself – as all of us in the new and improved America, even old housecats like me, must inevitably and repeatedly find ourselves – on my knees as when I pray, in my driveway, shivering in a winter night’s rain. My hands were cuffed behind my back and […]

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Villagrana Takes Plea Deal

July 22, 2013

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Cesar Villagrana, a San Jose Hells Angel, pled guilty to one count of “battery with a deadly weapon” and a single count of “challenge to fight with a deadly weapon” this morning in Reno. He had faced a murder charge. He will be sentenced by Washoe District Court Judge Connie Steinheimer on September 4th. The […]

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Stubbs Sues GIITEM

July 22, 2013

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Stephen Stubbs, the gadfly attorney who filed a biker civil rights lawsuit in Nevada last June, filed another civil rights lawsuit in Flagstaff, Arizona Friday afternoon. The suit was filed on behalf of the Sons of Hell Motorcycle Club, twelve members of the club and five women including the wives of four members. Defendants to […]

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Special Memory Guilty Pleas

July 19, 2013

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Seven defendants have agreed to plea deals in the Special Memory Wedding Chapel brawl case. Jeffrey Murray pled guilty Wednesday to a charge of “Battery with substantial bodily harm with intent to promote the activities of a criminal gang.” According to Francis McCabe, the police reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Murray’s is the “first […]

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Barry Nelson Strang

July 18, 2013

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Barry Nelson Strang, a rancher and hunting outfitter in Casper, Wyoming died June 27th near Landers, Wyoming. According to a widely retold story by Megan Cassidy in the Casper Star-Tribune Strang had pined for a Harley-Davidson for 44 years. He was married at 21 in Sacramento and thereafter his wife had vetoed the idea of […]

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William W. Warner

July 18, 2013

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Bill Warner, the man who went faster on a conventional motorcycle than anyone else ever did, died last Sunday, July 14th, after a crash in Limestone, Maine. Other men have gone faster on so-called “streamliner” bikes. Streamliners are ground up customs that look like rocket ships. But Warner rode a heavily modified Suzuki crotch rocket. […]

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