Tag Archives: AOA

For Vicarious Psychopaths

September 21, 2017

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For Vicarious Psychopaths

The motorcycle outlaw frontier has become a hustle where myth, profit and prison all collide. Take, for example, the literary career of sometime poet, sometime prosecutor, sometime true crime author Kerrie Droban and some of the straw men she has dressed up in hackneyed tales like worn out clothes – extra special agent Jay Dobyns, […]

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More Florida Noise

July 28, 2017

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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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Tampa Newz Zombie Returns

July 26, 2017

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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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Fourth Outlaw Arrested

July 24, 2017

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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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Third Outlaw Arrested

June 28, 2017

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Third Outlaw Arrested

Miguel Angel Torres III, a member of the American Outlaws Association, surrendered to authorities at the Lake County Courthouse In Tavares, Florida yesterday. Prosecutors believe they can prove Torres was an accessory to the murder of David “Gutter” Donovan. Donovan, who was vice-president of the Lake County chapter of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club, was shot […]

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Lurid Florida Murder Gets Silly

May 25, 2017

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Lurid Florida Murder Gets Silly

Yesterday, police in Leesburg, Florida released lurid details of the last minutes of David “Gutter” Donovan. And within minutes, as if the mess in Florida was not already bad enough, a vague organization called the National Council of Clubs issued a bombastic and fatuous press release that tried to portray Donovan’s murder as a “bikers […]

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FBI Target Sentenced

May 5, 2017

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FBI Target Sentenced

The Georgia Outlaws case that began with the arrest of 21 men who belonged to either the Outlaws, the Southern Knights, the Black Pistons, or the Hoodlums Motorcycle Clubs in August 2012, claimed another victim yesterday. Tad David Wingate, who was the president of the Carlton, Georgia chapter of the Southern Knights Motorcycle Club, was […]

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Blaming The Club

May 2, 2017

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Blaming The Club

It was a scene from Sons of Anarchy or any crime movie set in Boston. The one with Jack Nicholson as Whitey or the one with Johnny Depp as Whitey or the one with Ben Affleck, A witness later told a grand jury it “was like something out of The Sopranos.” Something about Keith W. […]

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Outlaws Kingsmen Gun Fight

May 1, 2017

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Outlaws Kingsmen Gun Fight

Ongoing tensions between members of the American Outlaw Association and the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club broke into public view Saturday night when a fight involving about 13 men at a Circle K gas station and convenience store in Leesburg, Florida culminated in gunfire. Many clubs in Florida wear an Outlaws support patch. The Kingsmen do not. […]

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Outlaw Captured

April 25, 2017

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Outlaw Captured

Orville Jerome Cochran, a member of the American Outlaw Association and a federal fugitive for the last 16 years, was arrested in Chicago on Sunday. Cochran was indicted for racketeering in 2001. He was accused of participating in the murder of a Hells Angel named Michael “Mad Mike” Quale during a brawl in Lancaster, New […]

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Life, Death And Honor

April 4, 2017

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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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More Tampa Television Newz

November 17, 2016

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More Tampa Television Newz

Tampa television news monkey and fledgling outlaw motorcycle gang expert Jarrod Holbrook did it again last night. Holbrook and the rest of the WFTS “ABC Action News I-Team” devoted two minutes and 41 seconds of air time, or about 13.5 percent of the noncommercial portion of the complete broadcast to a story about a “biker […]

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Stealing Outlaws Patches

August 30, 2016

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Stealing Outlaws Patches

The American Outlaws Association in the upper Midwest has been fighting a couple of  cases in which police have seized and kept the cutoff vests of club members. In a case in McHenry County, Illinois police seized five vests, including a woman’s vest, that bore the Outlaws’ insignia. The accused later agreed to forfeit the […]

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