Archive | December, 2014

Motorcycles Are Scary

December 23, 2014

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a six page report last Friday titled “2013 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview” accompanied by six pages of statistical tables. Normally that wouldn’t qualify as what eyewitless television programmers call “breaking news.” But except for the merry pranks and hollow threats of Pillsbury Doughboy body double Kim Jong-un this […]

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Cue The Clown

December 22, 2014

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There was a half day of testimony last Friday in the Lake County, California trial of three Hells Angels named Timothy R. Bianchi, Nicholas F. Carrillo and Josh L. Johnson. The three men are accused of beating a Vago named Michael Anthony Burns at a tattoo convention in Lakeport, California in June 2011. The fight […]

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Heien v. North Carolina

December 18, 2014

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The Supreme Court of the United States chipped another little piece off the Fourth Amendment Monday. The ruling is not as contemptuous of civil liberties as it has been widely reported to be but it did create a curious division between the obligations of citizens and police under the law. Every citizen knows that “ignorance […]

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The Longest Trial

December 17, 2014

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The sputtering trial of three Hells Angels named Timothy R. Bianchi, Nicholas F. Carrillo and Josh L. Johnson in Lake County, California is starting to look like a permanent institution. The three men are accused of seriously beating a Vago named Michael Anthony Burns at an Indian Casino called Konocti Vista in Lakeport, California in […]

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Merry Christmas From The Ventura County Sheriff’s

December 16, 2014

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The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office had a busy Sunday. Two local motorcycle clubs, a three piece patch club and a one piece patch club, had a brief and non-violent disagreement at the David Mann Chopperfest at the County Fairgrounds Sunday afternoon. Local deputies as well as Ventura Police and the California Highway Patrol responded by […]

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Rebels Cooperating

December 12, 2014

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Members of the Rebels Motorcycle Club are cooperating with prosecutors after a brawl and gunfight between Rebels and members of the Leathernecks Motorcycle Club six weeks ago in Rochester, Pennsylvania, a small town northwest of Pittsburgh. The Rebels is the largest motorcycle club in Australia. The club recently began establishing chapters in the United States […]

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Prosecutorial Games In Rockford HA Case

December 11, 2014

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Seven members of the Rockford charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club pled not guilty Tuesday to the same set of charges against them that were dismissed last August. Richard L. Todd, Robert A. Bell, John R. Savalick, Tomasz Lech, Aloysius J. Balice, Christopher L. Lawson and Jose P. Vielma Jr. are charged with armed […]

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The King-Brown Case Goes On

December 10, 2014

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Three crooked politicians named United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates (above), Assistant United States Attorney Lawrence R. Sommerfeld and Special Assistant United States Attorney Erin E. Sanders have nothing better to do than to continue to try to punish a couple of motorcycle enthusiasts named Sean King and Howard Brown – apparently because King and […]

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Cop Club Tough Guy Gets Three Years

December 9, 2014

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Robert “Snap” Litzenberger, a former member of the Enforcers Motorcycle Club, which describes itself as a law enforcement and military motorcycle club, was sentenced to three years in a Florida prison last Friday for an aggravated battery on March 13, 2011. Judge Leah Case also sentenced Litzenberger to serve ten years probation after his release […]

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No Crime No Problem

December 6, 2014

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Entrapment is as American as cherry pie, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. A three judge panel overturned the dismissal of a case against two men named Antuan Duane “Rat Tone” Dunlap and Joseph Cornell “Baby Flip” Whitfield who had been charged with conspiring to rob an entirely imaginary cocaine stash house. The […]

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Jon “Murf” Murphy

December 5, 2014

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Jon “Murf” Murphy, who enjoyed motorcycles, cars, guns, steamed crabs and beer, lost his long battle with cancer on November 11. Jon Murphy was a 40-year-long member of the Baltimore chapter, which is the mother chapter, of the Chosen Sons Motorcycle Club. He was a past president of the club and a long standing member […]

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Deconstructing The Tipton Whitewash

December 5, 2014

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More and more with the passage of time, State Attorney Angela Corey (above) and Assistant State Attorney Brian Brady’s  official account of the homicide of Black Piston Zachariah “Nas T” Tipton by Iron Order prospect Kristopher Stone looks like a whitewash. Stone shot and killed Tipton outside Nippers Beach Grille last June 26. After stonewalling […]

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The Neenah War On Motorcycle Clubs

December 5, 2014

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Eagle Nation Cycles in Neenah, Wisconsin and four individuals have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Neenah, its police department, its police chief, one of the city’s police captains and the judge who signed the search warrant that authorized a Swat raid on the shop in September 2012. “The warrant laid […]

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