Archive | November, 2013

The NYT On The HAMC

November 29, 2013

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After 26 months of research, the New York Times has finally published Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Serge F. Kovaleski’s 3,500 word think piece on the motorcycle outlaw frontier. After the brawl and gunfight in John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel and Casino in Sparks, Nevada in late September 2011, Kovaleski proposed to take a “totally fresh look” […]

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Save The Patch

November 26, 2013

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The anti-bikie campaign in Australia and efforts in the United States to outlaw the insignia of both the Mongols and Pagans Motorcycle Clubs are all part of the same international jihad. In an interview earlier this month with the Australian Associated Press, ATF Agent John Ciccone did his best to encourage a war between Mongols […]

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And Now The Vietnam Vets

November 25, 2013

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There is a completely unpublicized case in Las Vegas that illustrates what is most wrong with the federally financed war on motorcycle clubs. Eight members of the Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club are being forced to prove their clubs are not criminal gangs. The case results from a fairly straightforward fist fight between two grown […]

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New Push For Helmet Laws

November 22, 2013

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The helmet law debate, now in its 47th year, is starting to heat up again. In the last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the British Magazine The Economist have editorialized for a national, mandatory helmet law for motorcycle riders. Yesterday a Republican Congressman from Michigan named Tim Walberg accused the CDC […]

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This Week In The Sadistic State

November 20, 2013

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What is now happening to motorcycle outlaws in Australia and to a lesser extent in the United States illustrates the power of recently democratic governments to create a scapegoat class and punish members of that class as a public spectacle. The arrest in Vegas the other night of a lawyer named Stephen Stubbs illustrates the […]

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Pink Protest In Oz

November 19, 2013

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The Australian state of Queensland is about to “toughen” its anti-biker club laws. New legislation expected to be enacted this week would make former members of clubs subject to the same restrictions as current members of clubs. Under the current set of executive decrees, members of banned motorcycle clubs are banned from managing, owning or […]

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Fort Wayne Outlaws Forfeiture Case

November 18, 2013

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In what appears to be a test case in the American campaign to outlaw motorcycle clubs, the United States Department of Justice is trying to seize the American Outlaws Association clubhouse in Fort Wayne. The forfeiture attempt is part of a racketeering case filed in July 2012 and titled United States v. Bowser et al. […]

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Stephen Stubbs Arrested

November 16, 2013

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Stephen Stubbs, the bikers’ rights attorney who appears to lead a mostly vice-free personal life, was arrested Thursday night in Vegas for being Stephen Stubbs. Stubbs (above) was attending a Southern Nevada Confederation of Clubs meeting in the Leatherneck Club, a Marine Corps themed bar on Spring Mountain Road a couple miles off the Strip, […]

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And We’re Back

November 16, 2013

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As many readers are aware, this site was down for approximately 150 hours starting on November 9th. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and dismay this cost many of you and I am taking steps to ensure this does not happen again. The problem seems to have been completely avoidable and entirely the fault of […]

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Another Biker Civil Rights Suit

November 8, 2013

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A Hells Angel named Steven Gatto filed a civil rights lawsuit this week seeking $100,000 damages, unspecified punitive damages, lawyer’s fees and injunctive relief from the City of San Francisco, the San Francisco Police Department and ten John Does. The suit was filed Tuesday and amended yesterday. Gatto alleges he was kicked out of a […]

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Two New, Little Harleys

November 5, 2013

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If that is you in the photo above, congratulations. Harley-Davidson wants you. Yesterday in Milan – not Milwaukee but Milan – Harley-Davidson revealed it’s “all-new platform to inspire the next generation of global riders.” The “platform” comprises two new products called “the Harley-Davidson Street 750 and Street 500 motorcycles – the first all-new platform from […]

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In The People’s Republic Of Oz

November 1, 2013

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The Orwellian war against outlaw motorcycle clubs in the Australian state of Queensland continues to illustrate the fragility of democracy in the postmodern world. Two demagogic politicians in Queensland, state premier Campbell Newman and his running dog Jarrod Bleijie, who is officially described as Queensland’s Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, enacted a complex of new […]

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