Tag Archives: Outlaws

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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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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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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Post-Truth Outlaws

November 22, 2016

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Post-Truth Outlaws

Last week “after much discussion, debate, and research, the Oxford Dictionaries,” a publication group affiliated with the 920-year-old University of Oxford – named “post-truth” Word of the Year 2016, Post-truth is “an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion […]

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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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Tampa Bay Clown Show Continues

June 15, 2016

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Tampa Bay Clown Show Continues

Jerry Theophilopoulos, the lawyer for a couple of Hillsborough County firefighters named Clint Walker and Robert Ramirez told “investigator” Jarrod Holbrook of television station WFTS yesterday that the men were filing complaints with the St. Petersburg Police Department, “the Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa, and” the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. […]

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Tampa Area Outlaw Cleared

June 9, 2016

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Tampa Area Outlaw Cleared

Police in St. Petersburg, Florida announced yesterday that charges against Clinton Walker have been dropped. Walker is a member of the St. Petersburg chapter of the American Outlaws Association and a firefighter with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. Since May 7, Walker had been charged with felony battery on a law enforcement officer. Walker’s arrest coincided […]

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May Is Sweeps Month

May 5, 2016

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May Is Sweeps Month

This is sweeps month, when The Nielsen Company surveys viewers to find out what they like to watch on television. And last night,  in an effort to be better liked, a soulless and self evidently brainless corporation in Tampa called WFTS chose a couple of sacrificial victims to slander for the amusement of its viewers. […]

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