Tag Archives: ATF

Mongols Case Judge Quits

May 27, 2015

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Mongols Case Judge Quits

Federal District Judge Otis D. Wright II abruptly quit the Mongols Nation case yesterday afternoon. Prosecutors in the case, who were forewarned of his decision, are seeking to convict the club as a racketeering enterprise and seize the club’s name and unique logo. The racketeering case was suggested to prosecutors by Judge Wright who was […]

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Waco’s Little Big Man

May 25, 2015

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Waco's Little Big Man

About 20 seconds into Arthur Penn’s 1970 film Little Big Man, 121-year-old Jack Crabb announces, “I am the sole white survivor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn popularly known as Custer’s Last Stand.” Last Saturday, about 12 hours into a long holiday weekend, the Washington Post, a paper known mostly for it’s insightful […]

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Fishing For RICO In Yakima

April 29, 2015

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Fishing For RICO In Yakima

The criminalization of just about everything and the federalization of just about all law enforcement took another big stride in Yakima, Washington this week. Police Chief Dominic Rizzi Jr., a former Chicago Police Department watch commander who has had the Yakima job for three years, announced that his department’s ten-man “gang unit” will be merged […]

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The News Cycle

April 27, 2015

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The News Cycle

This story was published on April 27, 2015 and was corrected on September 20, 2015 as follows: Based on statements by multiple sources, this page had identified the Marshal who attacked Beatriz Paez as Steven Kays. Kays, this page was told, had previously served as a “gang expert” with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department.. […]

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Mongols Harassment Fallout

April 23, 2015

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Mongols Harassment Fallout

Beatriz Paez, the school teacher who was attacked by a still unnamed United States Deputy Marshal last Saturday in South Gate, California for recording a punitive raid on a legal defense fundraiser for a Mongols Motorcycle Club member intends to file a federal civil rights lawsuit according to her attorney Colleen Marie Flynn. “There was […]

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Burning The Bill of Rights

April 22, 2015

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Burning The Bill of Rights

The context of what happened last Saturday afternoon in Southgate, California when a heavily armed Deputy U.S. Marshall attacked a woman without provocation and destroyed her cell phone is clearer now than it was yesterday when The Aging Rebel first reported the story. The Mongols and other motorcycle clubs held a fundraiser to help pay […]

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U.S. Versus Mongols This Weekend

April 21, 2015

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U.S. Versus Mongols This Weekend

A brief moment in the vicious war the Department of Justice is waging against the Mongols Motorcycle Club in Los Angeles emerged uncensored over the weekend. A “multi-agency taskforce” including federal and local police raided what is being described as a Mongols “meeting” Saturday afternoon in Southgate, a mostly Hispanic city of about 100,000 people […]

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Martinez Case Continued Again

February 11, 2015

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It has been 107 days since a Mongol named David Martinez was arrested on suspicion of murdering a validated Swat goon named Shaun Diamond. It is very rude to refer to Diamond as a Swat goon. Ninety-eight days ago at his funeral Diamond was remembered as a “stern, compassionate,” “devoted father” and “committed officer.” California […]

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The Lords Among Warriors MC Bust

January 13, 2015

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Five men in suburban Pittsburgh were arrested on federal charges yesterday in three separate court cases based on a single undercover investigation. The three affidavits that support the arrests link the men to a motorcycle club called The LAW Motorcycle Club. Several news outlets including television station WTAE and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review are reporting the […]

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No Crime No Problem

December 6, 2014

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Entrapment is as American as cherry pie, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. A three judge panel overturned the dismissal of a case against two men named Antuan Duane “Rat Tone” Dunlap and Joseph Cornell “Baby Flip” Whitfield who had been charged with conspiring to rob an entirely imaginary cocaine stash house. The […]

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Dobyns Drama Continues

November 26, 2014

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Jay Dobyns may win the lottery yet. Dobyns, for those who have just recently arrived on the motorcycle outlaw frontier, is the ATF antihero who participated in an undercover investigation of the Sons of Silence Motorcycle Club which might have been the single most half-assed undercover investigation ever; opened a Guns R’ Us Franchise in […]

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Pagans Bad Month Continues

November 19, 2014

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The headline starved Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives celebrated another, successful, undercover, buy bust operation this morning with the announcement that nine alleged members of the Pagans Motorcycle Club were arrested in Florida last month. The Orlando Sentinel, citing a “a jointly released statement” issued by “officials,” reports the “joint operation” was five […]

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Halgat Case Grinds On

November 17, 2014

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Seventeen months after the congratulatory press conference announcing the successful conclusion of Operation Pure Luck; five months after a defense attorney named Melanie A. Hill alleged the evidence in the resulting case was tainted by “outrageous government conduct:” and two weeks after an extraordinary, joint evidentiary hearing before two federal judges; the punishing government prosecution […]

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