Archive | January, 2016

Denver Iron Order Fight

January 30, 2016

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Denver Iron Order Fight

At least one person is dead and there are “multiple other victims” as a result of a brawl that started at about 12:45 p.m. Mountain Time today at the Colorado Motorcycle Exposition held at the National Western Complex in complex in Denver. Police spokesperson Raquel Lopez described the fight as an “incident” and “a disturbance.” […]

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The Leesville Shooting

January 29, 2016

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The Leesville Shooting

A simmering conflict between members of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club and the Los Solitarios Motorcycle Club in Leesville, Louisiana near Fort Polk culminated in gunfire on December 23. In an open letter to members of the Iron Order, Iron Legacy Motorcycle Club president  and former Iron Order president Ray “Izod” Lubesky wrote: “With the […]

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Outlaws Patch Case

January 28, 2016

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Outlaws Patch Case

The state of Illinois and the American Outlaws Association are locked into a bizarre dispute. The Outlaws say their patches are private property. The state contends they are contraband. Case law and the Constitution are on the Outlaws side but the case isn’t really about the rule of law. This case is about the state […]

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Brodin Responds To Reyna

January 27, 2016

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Brodin Responds To Reyna

Clint Brodin, who is Matthew Clendennen’s lawyer, filed a response today to McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna’s motion that Clendennen’s trial for criminal conspiracy to commit murder or assault be postponed. The response reads in part: “First, it was Mr. Reyna , in what appears to be a concern for political opportunism rather than […]

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Waco Coverup To Continue

January 27, 2016

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Waco Coverup To Continue

McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna filed a motion Monday with his former law partner, Judge Matt Johnson, to continue the pending trial of Scimitars Motorcycle Club member Matthew Clendennen. The trial had been scheduled to open February 29. Johnson will announce the continuance after a pro forma status conference around Valentine’s Day. Reyna told […]

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Strange Days In Neenah

January 26, 2016

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Strange Days In Neenah

The strange and terrible saga of Eagle Nation Cycles in Neenah, Wisconsin got a little stranger last week. Federal District Judge William C. Griesbach dismissed a lawsuit filed against the city of Neenah and its police department by Eagle Nation Cycles and four individuals: Steven V. Erato, Michael L. Funk, Wendy Williamson and Lottie A. […]

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Izod Declares Non-Hostility

January 25, 2016

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Izod Declares Non-Hostility

Somebody could make a movie about the wacky, chatty world of aspirational motorcycle clubs. Oh, yeah. That’s right. Wild Hogs. Nevertheless, the current real life version of Wild Hogs is the ongoing war of words between the Iron Order and the Iron Legacy Motorcycle Clubs. The Iron Order is a defacto cop club that is […]

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Christie Publicity Push Begins

January 22, 2016

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Christie Publicity Push Begins

George Christie’s memoir, now titled Exile on Front Street: My Life as a Hells Angel…and Beyond, will be published September 20. You can preorder a copy right now if you want. The book is available for presale in Britain, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy and France. The book was previously titled Inside Out: My Life […]

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DA Would Block Retrial

January 21, 2016

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DA Would Block Retrial

Washoe County, Nevada District Attorney Christopher J, Hicks, above, doesn’t want Vago Ernesto Manuel “Romeo” Gonzalez retried. The Nevada Supreme Court ruled last New Year’s Eve that Gonzalez deserved a new trial. The Court ruled that, among other errors, the jury that found Gonzalez guilty should have been warned that testimony against Gonzalez by former […]

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More Money For Waco

January 20, 2016

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More Money For Waco

The city of Waco expects to be paid $500,000 for the work it did last May 17 in the parking lot of the Twin Peaks restaurant. The city is seeking two grants. Waco will apply for a $248,841 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant from the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs Grants Management […]

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Buell Sold To Liquidators

January 19, 2016

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Buell Sold To Liquidators

The lights are still off at Erik Buell Racing. The manufacturing assets of the company, which closed its doors last April, were sold at auction last Thursday for $2 million to a company called Liquid Asset Partners. Various intangible assets of Buell already belonged to an Indian motorcycle company called Hero Moto-Corp. Erik Buell Racing’s […]

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Daniel Francis “Grizzly Adams” Haggerty

January 18, 2016

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Daniel Francis "Grizzly Adams" Haggerty

Daniel Francis Haggerty, who was probably best known for portraying a mountain man named Grizzly Adams, died of cancer last Friday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California. Haggerty was a handsome biker and a bodybuilder who broke into film playing “Biff the Muscle Man” in Muscle Beach Party in 1964. That movie […]

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Robert “Bob” Vieira (Corrected)

January 15, 2016

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Robert "Bob" Vieira (Corrected)

This obituary was published on January 15, 2016 and was corrected on January 16. The original obituary identified Bob Vieira as a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club when he died. The Aging Rebel has since been informed that Vieira was no longer a member of the club when he died. This obituary has […]

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