July 31, 2017

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Harley Holding On

Harley Holding On

The headline in the Harley-Davidson press release two weeks ago said “Company Delivered Strong Margins, Retail Sales Lower Than Expected.” What that means is that sales of Harleys continues to decline and the company is trying to compensate by squeezing ever more profit out of every sale. “We are pleased with our ability to deliver […]

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July 28, 2017

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Waco Gang Threat Assessment

Waco Gang Threat Assessment

The Texas Department of Public Safety’s thinly sourced, biannual, unclassified, Gang Threat Assessment for July 2017 magically appeared Tuesday in very many inboxes. It is mostly a public relations document, designed to give print and television journalists a local angle on their gang problem. There is not much actual fact in it except for “Appendix […]

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July 28, 2017

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More Florida Noise

More Florida Noise

Perceived public pressure and police “crackdowns” have always been synchronized. The great patrons of police overtime in the 70s and 80s were “outlaw biker gangs” who almost routinely, to quote the Miami Herald’s Fred Grimm shot bikers from other “gangs…and their bodies dismembered and their girlfriends gang-raped, then forced into prostitution. If the women objected, […]

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July 26, 2017

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Tampa Newz Zombie Returns

Tampa Newz Zombie Returns

Jarrod Holbrook, who is the “I-Team investigator” for Tampa television station WFTS broke more newz Monday night. “The I-Team found there’s been a recent string of violence among local motorcycle clubs. Law enforcement classifies some of those clubs as criminal gangs and criminal enterprises. Florida law enforcement agencies including right here in Tampa Bay are […]

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July 25, 2017

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The Power To Destroy

The Power To Destroy

Joseph A. Yanny, the attorney representing the Mongols Motorcycle Club in its current RICO case, took a parting shot today at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals three judge panel that ruled against the club on July 11. The case on which the Ninth Circuit panel ruled is titled United States of America versus Mongols […]

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July 24, 2017

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Harley Fine Cut

Harley Fine Cut

Last week the United States Department of Justice announced it was cutting a fine levied against Harley-Davidson a year ago from $15 million to $12 million. The motor company was cited last August for selling high performance electronic fuel injection tuners called Screamin’ Eagle Pro Super Tuners. The Environmental Protection Agency called the tuners “illegal […]

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July 24, 2017

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Fourth Outlaw Arrested

Fourth Outlaw Arrested

Gregory Alan Umphress, the fourth suspect in the April 29 murder of Kingsmen Motorcycle Club member David “Gutter” Donovan was apprehended Saturday at the Body Branding Tattoo Emporium in Naples, Florida. Collier County Sheriff’s Office Deputies. responding to an anonymous tip, deployed a Swat team and arrested Umphress without incident. Donovan was shot, according to […]

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July 21, 2017

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Revenge Porn Tank Art

Revenge Porn Tank Art

Timothy James Brandt of Minnesota Lake, Minnesota, was charged this week with decorating his motorcycle gas tank with a topless photo of his estranged fiancé. Minnesota Lake is a town of 657 about 30 miles south of Mankato and 85 miles west of Rochester. Brandt is charged with nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images, which […]

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July 19, 2017

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David Martinez Day 996

David Martinez Day 996

David Martinez, a Mongol, was arrested after a middle of the night Swat raid on his home on October 28, 2014. The next day he was charged with shooting a Swat officer named Shaun Diamond in the back of the head. It was a very widely publicized incident. The aftermath has been mostly ignored. Martinez […]

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July 18, 2017

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What Did Sessions Say

What Did Sessions Say

A few sentences in a 2,000 word speech yesterday by Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III to the summer meeting of the National District Attorney’s Association in Minneapolis set off alarm bells among civil libertarians. Sessions promised America’s prosecutors that he intends to place “greater emphasis on dismantling gangs” – which may mean you or […]

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July 15, 2017

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Cop Club Founder Pleads

Cop Club Founder Pleads

A judge in Palm Beach, Florida slapped Richard “Roscoe” Sessa’s wrist yesterday. Sessa is the founder and president for life of the notorious Enforcers Motorcycle Club. According to booking documents and a victim’s statement, Sessa and four other Enforcers followed Donald Flewellen of Riviera Beach home on their motorcycles from the Seaside Bar and Grille […]

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July 12, 2017

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Jeff Pike Stays Loose

Jeff Pike Stays Loose

A months’ long attempt by Assistant United States Attorney Eric Joseph Fuchs to revoke the bail of former Bandidos Motorcycle Club president Jeffrey Pike hit a stone wall yesterday when the presiding judge in the case, Henry J. Bemporad, ruled Pike could remain free as long as he stayed in the Southern and Western Judicial […]

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July 11, 2017

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Mongols Case To Continue

Mongols Case To Continue

A three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed the dismissal of the Justice Department’s racketeering case against the Mongols Motorcycle Club today. The case will now return to the Orange County, California courtroom of District Judge David O. Carter for trial. The case is the most recent […]

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