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Dear Brad H.

February 15, 2018

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Dear Brad H.

In reference to a story titled “Getting Weird Again” published here on February 13 you write: “Actually, a good defense lawyer should be able to get any videos of this man excluded from evidence on the grounds he is not in any way connected to BMC Northern Hemisphere, has no connection to Mr. Pike or […]

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Armageddon In Houston

February 6, 2018

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Armageddon In Houston

The mother of all biker trials, in which the Department of Justice will try to convince a jury that former Bandidos Motorcycle Club president Jeffrey Fay Pike and former club vice-president John Xavier Portillo are dangerous gangsters from whom the world must be saved, begins in three weeks. The thirteen-count indictment, which was last superseded […]

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Dutch Court Bans Bandidos

December 20, 2017

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Dutch Court Bans Bandidos

This morning a court in Utrecht. Holland immediately and completely banned all three of the clubs that call themselves the Bandidos Motorcycle Club from the Netherlands. No one yet seems to know what that exactly means. The dense, 8,000 word ruling (in Dutch) begins, “The Bandidos Motorcycle Club Holland is banned and dissolved because the […]

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FBI Versus Bandido

October 25, 2017

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FBI Versus Bandido

Eight days ago, in a case that remained sealed for two days, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested an alleged Bandido named Thomas “Manana” Giles in Albuquerque. The case is titled USA v. Vickrey et al. It is named for Giles’ co-defendant Michael John Vickrey. An article by Mike Gallagher in this morning’s Albuquerque Journal […]

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Confessing To Murder

September 23, 2017

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Confessing To Murder

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas issued a fascinating press release yesterday titled, “Two Bandidos Plead Guilty to Federal Charges in Connection with the Murder of Hells Angel Anthony Benesh in 2006.” Who issues a press release on Friday afternoon? Why? What The “news” in the release is that “two high-ranking […]

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Texas Prosecutorial Games

September 19, 2017

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Texas Prosecutorial Games

Earlier today, about an hour after Bandido Motorcycle Club member Christopher Jacob Carrizal was assigned an October 9 trial date in state court in Waco, Texas, Assistant United States Attorney Eric Fuchs told The Associated Press in San Antonio that accused murderers and former Bandidos Johnny “Downtown Johnny” Romo, Robert Romo, James “Kronic” Benavidez and […]

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Another Kinfolk Arrest

August 12, 2017

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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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Juan “Compa” Martinez Jr.

August 9, 2017

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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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Juan Martinez Dies

August 4, 2017

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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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El Paso Shooter In Custody

August 3, 2017

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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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Giving Talk A Chance

August 2, 2017

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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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El Paso Assassination Attempt

August 1, 2017

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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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Santa Fe Saturday Night

July 31, 2017

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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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