Archive | March, 2014

Mongol Nation Case Goes To Ninth Circuit

March 31, 2014

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The Mongols Nation case is on its way to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In the indictment on which the case rests, the government argues that the entire Mongols Motorcycle Club is a racketeering enterprise. The point of the accusation is to create a pretext that will allow the Department of Justice to seize […]

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Saving The Patch With Beer

March 30, 2014

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At least a thousand members of saloon society attended the “Save the Patch” rally at a Mongols friendly bar called The House Lounge Saturday. The rally was both a publicity event and a fundraiser. The proceeds will help the Mongols Motorcycle Club pay the cost of defending a landmark legal case. The points of that […]

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Save The Patch

March 27, 2014

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The problem with the war on terror is that it is a war on the Constitution decorated with American flags. The real goal of this war seems to be to prohibit nonconformity and dissent. And nothing shouts nonconformity and dissent louder than a big, modified American motorcycle. So one theater of this war is the […]

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Stingrays

March 27, 2014

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Assume your cell phone is tapped. There is growing concern over the use of devices called “Stingrays” by local, state and federal police departments to illegally wiretap all the cell phone calls at biker gatherings. Stingrays are bogus cell phone towers. They are about as large as a small suitcase and they are typically deployed […]

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Fred Waldron Phelps

March 25, 2014

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Fred Waldron Phelps, the lay preacher who believed he could re-closet homosexuals by obstructing the funerals of American servicemen, died last week at a hospice in Topeka, Kansas. He was 84. Phelps was born in Meridian, Mississippi on Nov. 13, 1929. He was raised Methodist, became an Eagle Scout, ran track and graduated from high […]

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Federal Judge Denies Search Warrant

March 24, 2014

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There was a small but possibly important victory for the Fourth Amendment earlier this month. A Federal Magistrate judge named John M. Facciola (photo above) denied an application for a federal warrant to rummage through a suspects email account. The issue of electronic searches, particularly email searches, has grown in importance during the Obama Administration. […]

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The Warlocks Shootings Trials

March 20, 2014

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Trial dates have been set for the four men accused of killing three Florida Warlocks patch holders during a charity poker run on September 30, 2012. The dead men were Harold “Lil Dave” Liddle, Peter “Hormone” Schlette and Dave “Dresser” Jakiela. Two other men, Brad Dyess and Ronnie “Whiteboy” Mitchell, were wounded during the incident. […]

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Steve Ruiz Gets 44 Months

March 19, 2014

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Steve Ruiz, the former Hells Angel who shot and killed a club brother at a club funeral in October 2011, pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter yesterday and will be sentenced to 44 months in a California prison. Current California law requires prisoners to serve two thirds of their sentence before being eligible for parole. However, […]

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Philly Outlaws Sentenced

March 18, 2014

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Two members of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Outlaws Association were sentenced last week in a case that has lingered since January 2013. Federal district judge Petrese Tucker sentenced former chapter president Ronald L. “Bugs” Sells to 30 months in prison and five years of supervised probation. She sentenced Michael James “Maniac” Privett, a […]

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Getting Away With Murder

March 17, 2014

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives successfully avoided justice and accountability last Wednesday. Four ATF agents named Gregory Giaoni, Paul D’Angelo, Darrin Kozlowski and John Ciccone avoided justice and accountability. Two men named Richard Clayborne and Jose Gonzalez were found guilty of the murder of a Mongol named Manuel Vincent “Hitman” Martin in […]

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Sidecar Dogs

March 14, 2014

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Time for some happy-happy news. Tidepool Films, which is really the corporate road name of a filmmaking couple in Missoula, Montana named Eric Ristau and Geneva Liimatta, is making a film called Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America’s Sidecar Dogs. Documentaries often take years to make. So far the couple has shot in Washington, […]

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Angels, Citizens And Police

March 12, 2014

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The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club will hold its National Run in Cody, Wyoming this August. The club last visited Cody for its World Run in 2006, which was a very heavily policed event that resulted in five misdemeanor arrests for drug offenses. About 1,300 club members attended the World Run. Cody police expect about 600 […]

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Devils Ride Yo!

March 10, 2014

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Fellow non-conforming motorcycle enthusiasts, our long national nightmare is about to end. Tonight is the conclusion of season three of The Devils Ride. The last five episodes have been about convincing impressionable teenagers, Rolling Stone reporters and the sorts of people who are too stupid to get out of jury duty that The Devils Ride […]

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