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Updating The Mongols Case Again

December 26, 2011

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The case against the Mongols Motorcycle Club filed in October 2008, titled U.S. versus Cavazos et al., continues. As of Christmas 2011, the cases against six of the original 79 defendants remain open. Those defendants are Hector Enrique Gonzalez, Arthur Roseli, Jr., Anthony Mark Tinoco, Peter Soto, Horacio Ponce and Manuel Melgoza. Another defendant, Jose […]

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Black Rain UC Avoids Arrest, Wins Praise

December 8, 2011

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The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, which has as much suction with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as any newspaper in the country, reports that Montebello (California) Police Department “gang expert” and frequent ATF Task Force Officer Sergeant Chris Cervantes was detained by police during a party at the Residence Inn in San […]

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The Dialogical Saloon Is Open

November 1, 2011

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News, in case you haven’t noticed, is undergoing a radical redefinition these days. For more than 30 years the dominant television news format was called “Eyewitness News.” An actor would “stand up” in front of a camera near some recent event and try to give you the impression that he was an eyewitness to that […]

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Cops Playing Seal Team Six

October 14, 2011

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The ongoing war between America’s self-appointed heroes and the biker menace may have reached a new low of vileness and surreality during “Operation Simple Green” last week. This episode from the domestic war on people who must be terrorists because they are not little puppies has all the elements of a great story. Unfortunately, no […]

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A Criminal Enterprise

October 8, 2011

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Operation Black Rain, the three year long, $150 million investigation of the Mongols and other motorcycle clubs, was a crime wave punctuated by at least three deaths, at least two six-figure “drug deals,” countless smaller drug deals, numerous assaults, hate crimes, multiple firearms violations, payoffs, perjury, embezzlement, obstruction of justice, theft and even wildlife poaching. […]

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Vagos Raids Summary

October 6, 2011

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Five hundred state, local and federal police officers participated in a series of raids in San Bernardino, Imperial, Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Santa Barbara counties in Southern California this morning on residences and other locations associated with members of the Vagos Motorcycle Club. The raids culminated what authorities described as an 18 […]

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The Guardado Murder

September 26, 2011

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Thirty-seven months ago for two hours, maybe a little longer, a man sat or stood in a bar called Dirty Thieves at the corner of 24th Street and Treat Avenue in San Francisco. Dirty Thieves is a pleasant and popular dive bar and according to at least one witness the man who sat there was […]

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Let The Light Shine In

September 16, 2011

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This page has been unable to confirm the latest headline in the never ending Mongols case U.S. versus Cavazos et al. Greg Risling, a reporter for the Associated Press in Los Angeles reported on September 14 that disgraced, former Mongols Motorcycle Club President Ruben “Doc” Cavazos had been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment. Risling’s story […]

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Two Cavazos Sentenced

September 10, 2011

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Ruben “Doc’ Cavazos, the former President of the Mongols Motorcycle Club, and his son Ruben “Lil Rubes” Cavazos, Jr. were sentenced en camera by Federal District Judge Otis D Wright, II at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 8. En camera proceedings are secret court sessions held in a metaphorical “closet.” The secret sentencing illustrates the […]

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Lars Wilson Freed

September 5, 2011

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Former Mongol Lawrence Robert “Lars” Wilson, III was resentenced to time served on July 15. Wilson has been free and living in an undisclosed state for an undisclosed length of time. Like other gigantic chunks of the federal case United States v. Cavazos et al., everything about Wilson remains a state secret. The plea and […]

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Mongols Patch Hearing

September 10, 2010

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As previously stated here, a hearing will be held on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. on the issue of whether former Mongols Motorcycle Club President Ruben “Doc” Cavazos owns the name and patch of the Mongols Motorcycle Club and therefore may be compelled to forfeit it to the United States as part of […]

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Slices Of Rebel’s World

June 29, 2010

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January 21, 2009 MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Act A democracy requires accountability, and accountability requires transparency. As Justice Louis Brandeis wrote, “sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.” In our democracy, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which encourages accountability through transparency, is the […]

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Russell Doza Was Murdered

May 9, 2010

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Informed sources, speaking on conditions of anonymity, believe that Russell Andrew “Roc” Doza was murdered by police, that a conspiracy exists within the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office to cover up that murder and that neither the Tulsa Police Department nor the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office can be trusted to discover or reveal the truth about […]

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