August 12, 2017

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Another Kinfolk Arrest

Another Kinfolk Arrest

FBI agents, U.S. Marshalls, Texas Rangers and El Paso police arrested a second member of the Kinfolk Motorcycle Club Thursday night in connection to the fight and shooting that left Bandidos Motorcycle Club member Juan Martinez and three other men gunshot at a bar called Mulligan’s Chopped Hog on July 30. Martinez died from his […]

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August 10, 2017

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Sturgis 2017

Sturgis 2017

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally makes a little less noise, and gets a little bigger and a little safer every year. The other day, USA Today wondered if the “world’s biggest motorcycle rally” has “lost its edge.” McNewspaper expects a half million people to stream through the far western suburbs of Rapid City this year to […]

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August 9, 2017

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Juan “Compa” Martinez Jr.

Juan “Compa” Martinez Jr.

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Bandidos Motorcycle Club member Juan “Compa” Martinez Jr. Martinez was one of four men wounded on July 30 when a man named Javier Gonzalez opened fire in an East El Paso bar called Mulligan’s Chopped Hog. He was president of an El Paso chapter of the Bandidos. Martinez was […]

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August 4, 2017

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Got Goat Cheese

Got Goat Cheese

The last time The Aging Rebel did a wine story was November 10, 2008. The wine was called V-Twin Zin. It was made by V-Twin Vineyards in Santa Rosa, California. It cost $48 a bottle. Its spokesperson was Sara. Say hello to Sara. Just when you thought you had seen your last Rich Urban Biker […]

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August 4, 2017

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Juan Martinez Dies

Juan Martinez Dies

Juan Martinez, who reportedly was the president of a Bandidos Motorcycle Club chapter in El Paso, died yesterday of gunshot wounds sustained last Sunday night. Martinez was mortally wounded when an alleged Kinfolk Motorcycle Club member named Javier Gonzalez walked into an East El Paso bar named Mulligan’s Chopped Hog and opened fire. Martinez, Ballardo […]

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August 3, 2017

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Iron Order’s New Low

Iron Order's New Low

The Iron Order Motorcycle Club, which has branded itself as a “law abiding motorcycle club” has been using club funds to defend a convicted child molester in a civil lawsuit for the last two years. Timothy “Munch” Martin, sergeant at arms for the Reading, Pennsylvania “Kameraden Chapter” of the IOMC is a defendant in a […]

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August 3, 2017

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El Paso Shooter In Custody

El Paso Shooter In Custody

Police remain closemouthed and details are sparse about the arrest of alleged Kinfolk Motorcycle Club member Javier Gonzalez yesterday at dawn in San Elizario, Texas just south of El Paso. Gonzalez is accused of walking into an East El Paso bar called Mulligan’s Chopped Hog about 9:30 Sunday night and shooting three members of the […]

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August 2, 2017

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Giving Talk A Chance

Giving Talk A Chance

Clifton “Dozer” Roberts, the national president of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, held a press conference outside a bar called Mulligan’s Chopped Hog in El Paso yesterday. This is not your father’s Bandidos because this is no longer your father’s world. For most of the last half century motorcycle clubs have presented a blank wall to […]

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August 1, 2017

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El Paso Assassination Attempt

El Paso Assassination Attempt

Three Bandidos and a member of a Bandidos support club were shot in an East El Paso bar called Mulligan’s Chopped Hog about 9:30 Sunday night. The victims included Juan Martinez, who has been widely reported to be the president of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club’s El Paso chapter. The other victims were Ballardo Salcido, Juan […]

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July 31, 2017

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Santa Fe Saturday Night

Santa Fe Saturday Night

According to published reports, an unnamed member of the Vagos Motorcycle Club was wounded about nine o’clock Saturday night in an exchange of gunfire with members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Police have declined to say how many shots were exchanged or who was shot. Police would only say that […]

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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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