Archive | March, 2019

Utah Legalizes “Lane Filtering”

March 27, 2019

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Utah Legalizes "Lane Filtering"

Last week, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed into law a bill that will allow very limited “lane filtering” for motorcyclists on Utah roads. The new law allows motorcyclists to ride between lines of cars under certain rigid conditions: The cars must be stopped; the roads must have a posted speed limit of 45 miles per […]

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Arlen Darryl Ness

March 25, 2019

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Arlen Darryl Ness

The American artist Arlen Darryl Ness died last week. The next day, his Dublin, California based company, Arlen Ness Motorcycles, announced via Facebook: “It is with heavy hearts that we announce Arlen Ness the visionary, loving husband, father, grandfather and leader of our family passed away last night March 22, 2019. Arlen passed away comfortably […]

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El Cortez Shooting

March 22, 2019

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El Cortez Shooting

Three men arrested in connection to a shooting at the El Cortez Hotel and Casino on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas last Saturday night appear unlikely to be convicted. The suspects are Travis Callahan of Las Vegas and Matthew Norris and Roberto Romero of Tucson. All three are charged with four counts of conspiracy […]

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Bowman Funeral

March 15, 2019

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Bowman Funeral

Harry Joseph “Taco” Bowman, the international president of the American Outlaws Association from 1984 until 1997, will be laid to rest tomorrow, March 16, in Dayton, Ohio. Bowman, one of the last larger-than-life motorcycle outlaws, died at the beginning of this month of a stroke following a long illness at the Federal Medical Center in […]

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Pittsburgh Police Pagans Preamble

March 11, 2019

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Pittsburgh Police Pagans Preamble

On October 4, 2018, eight days before four drunken Pittsburgh cops attacked four Pagan Motorcycle Club members in a bald-faced declaration that local police are above the law, an Allegheny County Investigating Grand Jury issued a blistering report accusing the Pittsburgh Police Department and the local police union of attempting to obstruct justice during the […]

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Crusade Against Bandidos Continues

March 8, 2019

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Crusade Against Bandidos Continues

Eric Fuchs, the Assistant United States Attorney in San Antonio who railroaded former Bandidos national officers Jeffrey Pike and John Portillo into prison, has claimed another victim. Wednesday, Fuchs convinced a grand jury to return an indictment that began: “On or about February 22,2019, in the Western District of Texas, the defendant, Alberet DeLeon did […]

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The Kopy’s Miracle

March 6, 2019

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The Kopy’s Miracle

There was a real miracle in Kopy’s bar in Pittsburgh in the early morning hours of October 12, 2018. The miracle was that four, drunk, Pittsburgh cops didn’t murder everybody in the place. If they had, their innocent victims would have been vilified and the murderers would have been celebrated. Probably statues of the murderers […]

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Thomas “Grub” Freeland, Jr.

March 5, 2019

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Thomas “Grub” Freeland, Jr.

Thomas “Grub” Freeland, Jr., a founder of the Warlocks Motorcycle Club, died last week near Columbia, South Carolina. Freeland grew up in Lockhart, Florida, north of Orlando and enlisted in the Navy in 1965 when he was at 17. He spent nine months assigned to the USS Tutuila in support of Naval and Army operations […]

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Pagans Pay Their Respects

March 5, 2019

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Pagans Pay Their Respects

Members of the Pagans Motorcycle Club have asked The Aging Rebel to prominently run the following brief message from their club to members of the A.O.A. At a time when our Nations are at odds with each other myself and the Pagan Nation would like to express our condolences for the loss of your brother […]

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Harry Joseph “Taco” Bowman

March 4, 2019

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Harry Joseph "Taco" Bowman

Harry Joseph “Taco” Bowman, a former regional president, national vice-president and and ultimately the international president of the American Outlaws Association from 1984 until 1997, died after a long illness at the Federal Medical Center, Butner near Durham, North Carolina. His death was announced Sunday, March 3. Bowman’s presidency, which began 35 years ago, coincided […]

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Kingsmen Tragedy Continues

March 1, 2019

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Kingsmen Tragedy Continues

In a grim episode of show justice, former Kingsmen Motorcycle Club president David Pirk and convicted murderer Andre Jenkins were both sentenced to three consecutive life terms plus ten years yesterday by federal district judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. Neither of them were going anywhere anyway. The sentencing seemed intended to punctuate the fact that both […]

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