April 14, 2017

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Christopher Paul “Louie Da Lip” Keating

Christopher Paul “Louie Da Lip” Keating

Christopher Paul “Louie Da Lip” Keating, a widely known and well respected member of the American Outlaws Association, died April 3 after being stabbed multiple times in the back by two unknown assailants outside a bar called the Crooks Den in Daytona, Florida. According to police, the assassins escaped on motorcycles after leaving Keating to […]

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April 13, 2017

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Waco Defendant In Coma

Waco Defendant In Coma

The criminal justice system in Texas just punished Marcus Pilkington some more. Pilkington, a Bandido from Mexia, in Limestone County Texas, about 40 miles east of Waco, was the last defendant in the Twin Peaks prosecution to make bail. Usually reliable sources have told The Aging Rebel that Pilkington is now in a medically induced […]

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April 12, 2017

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Happy Easter Waco

Happy Easter Waco

Well at least we now know what the Texas Tenth Court of Appeals in Waco gave up for Lent. It took a vow of silence. Forty-three days into Lent, Boss Appeals Judge Tom Gray and his loyal bunnies Rex (Davis) and Al (Scoggins) have yet to rule on a writ filed by Dallas lawyer Clint […]

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April 11, 2017

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Defiant Brotherhoods

Defiant Brotherhoods

The brand of the month is “Defiant Brotherhood.” There are two of them. One brand, which is as much a sisterhood as a brotherhood, is at least a year old and the other was incorporated in Florida in January. Together, they seem to represent the cynical commodification of American identitythat has followed Sons of Anarchy […]

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April 7, 2017

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Vagos Murder Twist

Vagos Murder Twist

The investigation into the apparent murders of two Vagos named Scott Gardner and Brian Davis took a weird twist Wednesday. The two men died of injuries sustained in the parking lot of a bar called the Sportspage in San Bernardino, California at about 7:30 p.m. last Sunday. Their alleged killer was another Vago named Beau […]

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April 6, 2017

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Informant Privilege

Informant Privilege

A California blogger named Gary Hunt who defied a federal judicial order to remove the names of eight confidential informants from his website was arrested by the FBI March 30. He is charged with contempt for disobeying Federal District Judge Anna J. Brown.  He is currently incarcerated in Sacramento. Hunt was not merely a writer […]

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April 5, 2017

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Another HA Tell All

Another HA Tell All

Jerry Langton’s official blurb on the Macmillan Publisher’ website notes that the crime author has “spent a lot of time in sewers meeting with rats face-to-face.” Oops, he did it again. This time with HarperCollins and in collaboration with an ex-Hells Angel named Dave Atwell. Langton, who used to work for the New York Daily […]

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April 4, 2017

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Life, Death And Honor

Life, Death And Honor

One percenters live by a code that embodies courage, strength, pride, individualism and that does not tolerate humiliation. The motorcycle club world is not about money – although enough money is always delightful to have. It is about honor and about living by an honor code. That code is not about being the mafia on […]

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March 31, 2017

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Reyna, Durbin, Brady and Blanco

Reyna, Durbin, Brady and Blanco

Prosecutors sometimes know a little less law than my ranch dog Emma. That was how and why, a few years ago, a United States Attorney named Thomas P. O’Brien declared that “if any law enforcement officer sees a Mongol wearing his patch, he will be authorized to stop that gang member and literally take the […]

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March 30, 2017

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Virginia Biker Bars

Virginia Biker Bars

Earlier this week, agents with the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control hand delivered more than 30 letters to restaurants and bars in and around Charlottesville warning the taverns that they may be shut down if they serve patrons wearing motorcycle club insignia. The action follows a recent, new expansion of the Department’s Bureau of […]

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March 29, 2017

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All Waco Trials Delayed

All Waco Trials Delayed

As recently as this morning it seemed impossible, but the Twin Peaks legal fiasco got even more ridiculous this afternoon. McLennan County, Texas District Attorney Abelino Reyna, who is gratuitously prosecuting 192 people who were at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco on May 17, 2015, filed a ridiculous “disclosure” in the 19th Judicial District […]

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March 28, 2017

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Mooch’s Tale

Mooch's Tale

Most readers here know who Justin James “Mooch” DeLoretto is – although you may not know his name. His image has become a cliché that obscures the man. If you Google “Mongols Motorcycle Club” you will almost immediately see a photo – probably taken by Bruce Ely of the Oregonian – of the back of […]

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March 27, 2017

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Waco Day 678

Waco Day 678

Friday was a typical day in the Waco Twin Peaks Organized Criminal Activity fiasco. Some stuff got postponed. A self-righteously angry and apparently corrupt judge accused a defendant of not playing fair. A hundred eighty local citizens had their days wasted. Some defense attorneys expressed their concern that the apparently corrupt judge, “participated in ex […]

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