Archive | October, 2013

NewsCorp Villifies The Mongols

October 30, 2013

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Anyone who doubts that there is a global war against motorcycle clubs and that that war is being largely fought with hot air doesn’t have to look any farther than the front page of this morning’s New York Post. An article there, titled “Inside the world’s deadliest biker gangs” was simultaneously published this morning by […]

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Fritz Clapp At It Again

October 29, 2013

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The Hells Angels’ gadfly lawyer Fritz Clapp has sued another couple of corporations for trademark infringement on behalf of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation. The corporations this time are 8732 Apparel, LLC and Dillard’s, Inc. They are both incorporated in Delaware. The suit was filed in Sacramento. Dillard’s is a national retail chain. 8732 Apparel […]

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The New Little Harley

October 28, 2013

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Harley-Davidson is expected to introduce a new motorcycle with a 600 cc engine displacement at a media event in Milan, Italy on November 4. The presser will precede the EICMA 71st International Motorcycle Exhibition which opens November 5. The new bike will probably be identical to the motorcycle in the photo above. The photo ran […]

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Phoenix

October 24, 2013

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I spent a hundred bucks on gas. My pillion pad was empty. I didn’t run into anybody I know. I remembered a couple of guys who didn’t remember me. I took photographs. I made notes. I got sunburned. I ate fast food. I drank some five dollar beers and a ten dollar glass of wine. […]

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Hooray For Harley

October 22, 2013

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Harley-Davidson appears to have turned the corner financially. The company seemed doomed to bankruptcy in 2008. See “Harley Is Doomed” from January 2010. The motor company’s profits for the quarter ending with September rose 21 percent. Sales in the United States increased by 20 percent over July through September last year. Harley made a profit this […]

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Mongols Ban Going To Trial

October 21, 2013

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Last week the Australian state of Queensland banned 26 motorcycle clubs. This morning the Department of Justice, and a federal district judge named Otis D. Wright II, moved closer to banning an American motorcycle club. The Mongols Motorcycle Club now faces the possibility of being the first motorcycle club to be banned in two countries. […]

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Special Memory Sentencing

October 18, 2013

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The first former defendant in the Special Memory Wedding Chapel Yuletide knife fight case was sentenced yesterday in Las Vegas. James Murray, a former member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, was sentenced by Judge Ken Cory to serve two to ten years in prison and pay $8,875 in restitution. Murray pled guilty last July […]

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Harley Recall

October 17, 2013

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Harley-Davidson announced a recall yesterday of the motor company’s 2014 touring and Softail models and trikes. Harley also warned affected owners not to try to ride their new bike’s into the nearest dealership. The recall affects 29,046 motorcycles. The defective bikes are all FLHTCU, FLHTK, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHTKSE, FLHRSE, FLHTCUTG, FXSBSE and FLSTNSE models […]

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Who’s On The List

October 15, 2013

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Campbell Newman, the nut-case Premier of the Australian state of Queensland, has released a list of motorcycle clubs which will now be banned under the state’s new anti-biker law, formally called “The Criminal Law (Criminal Gangs Disruption) Amendment Bill.” In alphabetical order the banned clubs are the: Bandidos; Black Uhlans; Coffin Cheaters; Comancheros; Finks; Fourth […]

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It’s Getting Bad In Oz

October 14, 2013

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Things are getting bad for bikers in the Australian state of Queensland. A self-confidant idealist named Jarrod Bleijie has apparently somehow assumed the power to reverse the last eight hundred years of English Common Law. English nobles forced King John to sign The Great Charter of the Liberties of England, frequently called the Magna Carta […]

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Latest On New York Biker Rage

October 10, 2013

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The dirty, cynical, polarizing, ugly New York biker rage story continues to blow up out of all proportion. Today a third New York City cop, Matthew Rodriguez, was identified as a participant in an informal sport bike event that eventually led to the pursuit and beating of a young urban professional in a big, shiny, […]

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Stubbs Versus Finn Conflict Continues

October 9, 2013

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Former Boulder City, Nevada Police Chief Thomas Finn moved again on Monday to have a federal civil rights suit filed against Finn and the city dismissed. The suit alleges, among other things, that Finn tried to prevent the Mongols Motorcycle Club from holding its national run in Boulder City in June 2012. Attorneys for the […]

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Cop Arrested In Biker Rage Attack

October 9, 2013

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A New York City plainclothes detective named Wojciech Braszczok was arrested yesterday on charges of riot and criminal mischief in connection with a road rage assault September 29 in Manhattan. According to the New York Police Department, Braszczok was one of “three to five” New York City cops who witnessed the assault on a driver […]

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