Tag Archives: Harry Reynolds

Black Rain Report 430

March 22, 2010

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A memorable example of how low federal police will limbo in order to portray motorcycle clubs as rackets is the great, multi-key, Las Vegas Mongols cocaine deal. One of the prosecutors in the Mongols case, Reema M. El-Amamy, has actually bragged that this entrapment was “street theater;” as if that very curious phrase explains anything. […]

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In The Justice Casino

November 30, 2009

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The Roybal Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles is a polished granite tower in a three building complex called the Roybal Federal Center. The Center also features a brutalist-modern jail decorated with garlands of razor wire and long lines of sad women. The least of the buildings is a place veterans go to bind up […]

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Mongols Trial Delayed Again

November 11, 2009

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The trial of the remaining defendants in the Mongols Motorcycle Club case is about to be delayed again for the third time. The trial was originally scheduled for December 16th, 2008; was continued until July 21st, 2009; then postponed until November 24th 2009; and will now probably be postponed again until April 13th, 2010. Seventy-nine […]

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A Conversation

October 23, 2009

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(This story was originally published on October 23 and corrected on October 24, 2009.  The corrections are explained in an endnote.) The dark heart of the Mongols case has always been entrapment. In several verifiable instances, one or more of the four, male, ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) Agents who patched with […]

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