Archive | February, 2014

On Trolls, Edward Snowden And The Aging Rebel

February 28, 2014

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Four days ago the independent journalist Glenn Greenwald posted an article on his blog, The Intercept, that described in part the tactics that government agencies are using to subvert and discredit websites like this one. Greenwald writes: “Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG (The Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group) are two tactics: (1) to […]

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What The World Needs Now

February 27, 2014

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What the world needs now is, of course, another biker reality television show. Don’t cringe yet. This one might star you. A production company in New York called Eastern TV is casting a new television program. Eastern has previously produced must see television like Crazy Hearts Nashville, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, When Robots Rule, […]

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Criminality By Declaration

February 26, 2014

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In the last week, the center of the global war on motorcycle clubs has shifted to Canada and the prime target there is the Hells Angels. Last week, the Department of Justice for the Canadian province of Manitoba officially declared the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club to be a “criminal organization.” Manitoba The declaration means that […]

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Elliot S. “Cisco” Valderrama

February 24, 2014

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The life of Elliott S. “Cisco” Valderrama was remembered, celebrated and mourned last Saturday, February 22, in the great, rolling, thundering, unstoppable, three-mile-long spectacle that is a Hells Angels funeral. Valderrama had been a member of the club since January 13, 1966. He was the President of the Oakland charter. Mourners at the service included […]

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Bad News For Mongols Nation

February 21, 2014

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The good news for the Mongols in the club’s racketeering case titled USA v. Mongols Nation, an Unincorporated Association is that a judge has been appointed to decide a proposed reassignment of the case to a judge Mongols’ attorney Joseph Yanny thinks may be more impartial. The bad news is that the judge who will […]

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Jeffery Lee “Jeff” Smith

February 20, 2014

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Jeffery Lee “Jeff” Smith, a long time member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club in Oklahoma, a sometime contributor to Brothers Behind Bars and a friend of this page, died Monday, February 17 of an undisclosed ailment. Smith, a physically small, thin man was born in Delaware, Ohio on January 28, 1952. He joined the Mongols […]

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The Pure Luck Prosecution

February 18, 2014

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Anyone who has heard of Operation Fast and Furious understands how corrupt and half assed ATF investigations can be. And anyone who is at all familiar with recent, major ATF investigations of motorcycle clubs including Operation 22 Green, Operation Black Biscuit, Operation Black Rain and last summer’s Operation Pure Luck understands that all of those […]

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Mongols Lawyer Slams Judge

February 15, 2014

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Joseph A. Yanny, the Century City Attorney who now defends the Mongols Motorcycle Club in a criminal case that seeks to effectively outlaw the club and confiscate its insignia, filed a motion late Friday that seeks to disqualify Otis D. Wright II, the flagrantly partial district court judge who now presides over the matter. The […]

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A Detail Named Wilson

February 14, 2014

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Sometimes the best way to tell an enormous story is with a few spare details. The big story is Queensland’s Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act of 2013 or as everyone calls it the VLAD law. Like Vlad the Impaler. The spare detail is a guy named Ben Wilson. Wilson (in the photo above) is a […]

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Mongols Nation Case Grinds On

February 12, 2014

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The Mongols Nation Case will grind on for at least another nine months. The case, formally titled USA v. Mongol Nation, an Unincorporated Association, began with a criminal indictment a year ago, on February 13, 2013. The case appears to be a recapitulation of US v. Cavazos et al. which was filed in October 2008. […]

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Let’s Review The Devils Ride

February 11, 2014

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About a week ago Jason Hervey, who is a co-founder of Bischoff Hervey Entertainment Television and who also produces The Devils Ride, messaged me on Twitter to politely inquire, “So, how did you like the show,” or something like that. Hervey seems like a decent guy. I imagine he was a kid who had to […]

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Adam Lee Hall Convicted

February 7, 2014

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This morning a jury found Adam Lee Hall, a former Sergeant at Arms for the Berkshire County Charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, guilty of armed robbery, kidnapping, assault and battery, witness intimidation and three counts of murder. Hall was convicted of murdering David R. Glasser in August 2011. Glasser had been scheduled to […]

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Clinton Lovelace Gets Eight

February 6, 2014

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Clinton Lovelace, the apparently loaded driver who ran over a pack of ten motorcycles on State Road 151 near Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on May 31, 2012 was sentenced today to serve eight years in prison. He will serve consecutive terms of three years each for the two bikers he killed and an additional two […]

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