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Absurdist Justice

July 7, 2017

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Absurdist Justice

It is becoming increasingly obvious that most of the current Vagos case titled USA v. Palafox et al. has simply been made up – like a story about demonic dogs by Stephen King or, maybe more to the point, an absolutely authentic look inside outlaw motorcycle gangs as imagined by Kurt Sutter. The entire case […]

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Vagos President Denied Bail

July 5, 2017

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Vagos President Denied Bail

Vagos Motorcycle Club president Pastor Fausto “Ta Ta” Palafox was denied bail in a hearing Monday before federal Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach. The denial appears to have had more to do with procedure than any danger that Palafox might flee. Pretrial services was unable to establish a full time residential address for the Vagos president. […]

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Vagos Nuclear Threat

June 30, 2017

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Vagos Nuclear Threat

For years, the Department of Justice has had a hard time proving the danger presented to the general public by the Vagos Motorcycle Club. That dilemma has led to politicians and prosecutors telling some big time whoppers. During Operation-22 Green in 2006, one defendant was charged with possessing “bomb-making materials” after a search of his […]

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Scoop Shocking Vagos Case Twist

June 23, 2017

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Scoop Shocking Vagos Case Twist

When the Department of Justice unsealed a racketeering indictment against 22 members of Vagos Motorcycle Club most news outlets from Los Angeles to London lapped up the government’s sensational accusations like a dog with a bowl of ice cream in August. It would not be fair to mock the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily […]

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A Hill Of Nothing

June 19, 2017

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A Hill Of Nothing

Over the weekend, an attorney familiar with the recently unsealed Vagos case titled USA v. Palafox et al., called the indictment “a hill of nothing. Nothing will come of this” he said. “But if the government wants to get you, they will litigate for forever and a day.” Details of the case will remain vague […]

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Vagos RICO Indictment Unsealed

June 16, 2017

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Vagos RICO Indictment Unsealed

The Department of Justice unsealed a racketeering indictment against 23 members of the Vagos Motorcycle Club this morning. The indictment was returned Wednesday by a grand jury in Las Vegas. The underlying investigation appears to have begun about the time of a brawl between Vagos and Hells Angels in John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino in Sparks, […]

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Rudnick Recants Testimony

April 27, 2017

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Rudnick Recants Testimony

The Associated Press has reported that former Vagos Motorcycle Club member Gary “Jabbers” Rudnick signed an affidavit on May 17, 2016 recanting his testimony in the trial of Vago Ernesto Manuel “Romeo” Gonzalez. Gonzalez was convicted of the murder of Jeffrey “Jethro” Pettigrew in John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada on September 23, […]

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Vagos Murder Twist

April 7, 2017

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Vagos Murder Twist

The investigation into the apparent murders of two Vagos named Scott Gardner and Brian Davis took a weird twist Wednesday. The two men died of injuries sustained in the parking lot of a bar called the Sportspage in San Bernardino, California at about 7:30 p.m. last Sunday. Their alleged killer was another Vago named Beau […]

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A Casualty Of War

September 26, 2016

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A Casualty Of War

The motorcycle club world persists because it is a manifestation of what William James, the foremost American Pragmatist, called “The Moral Equivalent of War.” “History is a bath of blood,” James, who considered himself to be a pacifist, wrote in 1910, approximately a century before the notion arose that men should evolve into women and […]

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Vagos Insignia Case

August 13, 2016

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Vagos Insignia Case

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court ruling that a former Vago named Ronald Godwin could be fired from his job at the Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility in Grants Pass, Oregon because sometimes “on special occasions, he wore clothes with a Vagos patch.” Godwin worked at the youth lockup for […]

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Operation Endless Delay

July 29, 2016

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Operation Endless Delay

People who don’t know how the justice casino really works just assume the sordid process of criminal accusation is simply followed by conviction or exoneration in some reasonable time – like say the lifetime of a gerbil. It doesn’t work that way for multiple reasons. The most obvious are that all the games in the […]

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Gonzalez Re-Arraignment Today

June 23, 2016

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Gonzalez Re-Arraignment Today

Vago Ernesto Manuel “Romeo” Gonzalez will plead not guilty this afternoon when he is re-arraigned for the murder of Hells Angel San Jose charter president Jeffrey “Jethro” Pettigrew during the Street Vibrations motorcycle rally in September 2011. After deliberating for about five hours, a five man, seven woman jury in Reno found Gonzalez guilty in […]

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Gonzalez Attorney Replies

February 8, 2016

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Gonzalez Attorney Replies

Washoe County, Nevada District Attorney Christopher J, Hicks continues to make a fool of himself  as he desperately tries to preserve the murder conviction of Vago Motorcycle Club Member Ernesto Manuel “Romeo” Gonzalez. Gonzalez (photo above) was convicted of murdering Hells Angels San Jose charter president Jeffrey “Jethro” Pettigrew during the Street Vibrations motorcycle rally […]

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