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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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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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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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Martinez Case Continued Again

November 13, 2014

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Mongols patch holder David Martinez has still not entered a plea in his murder case and is still, technically, without legal representation. Martinez was in court this morning for a plea hearing. Superior Court Judge Renee F. Korn continued the hearing until December 3. Martinez is accused of murdering Pomona Swat Officer Shaun Diamond at […]

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Framing David Martinez

November 3, 2014

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The Aging Rebel has been told significant details about the incident in which Pomona Swat Officer Shaun Diamond died and about the conditions under which his accused killer, a Mongol Motorcycle Club member named David Martinez, is now being held. This page believes it is likely that members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department […]

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Jeremy Halgat Case Continues

October 2, 2014

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Using trickery and deceit, the Department of Justice continues to torment a Vago named Jeremy “Maniac” Halgat with a spurious prosecution. Halgat was targeted for prosecution during a much ballyhooed law enforcement stunt called Operation Pure Luck in Las Vegas. The government declared victory on June 27, 2013 and if Halgat or his lawyer had […]

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Dobyns Wins $173,000

September 16, 2014

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Jay Dobyns lawsuit against his former employer, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is finally resolved. The bad news is that Jay Dobyns is now officially a hero. A Federal District Judge named Francis M. Allegra seems to think so. The good news is that Dobyns isn’t much richer than he was before […]

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He’s Baa-ack

August 11, 2014

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Jay Dobyns is back and he is still flogging the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the accusations that Hells Angels or their surrogates burned his home and that he was betrayed by his employers. Yesterday, on the sixth anniversary of the arson, Dobyns published “An Open Letter to the United States Congress.” […]

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Izod, The Wrath Of God

July 22, 2014

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In 1972, the German director Werner Herzog released a film called Aguirre, the Wrath of God. The film starred the young and edgy Klaus Kinski as the Spanish conquistador Lope de Aguirre who, in the film at least, floated his soldiers down the Orinoco and Amazon Rivers with the promise they would find El Dorado. […]

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Belt Drive Betty And The Iron Order

July 19, 2014

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Members and supporters of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club have been flaming this site for the last two weeks. It isn’t the first time this has happened. The Aging Rebel’s coverage of the murders of John Lindeman and Brad Lutzow in Phoenix in February 2009 infuriated members of the Sober Riders Motorcycle Club as well. […]

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