Flying Free

June 9, 2014

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Sixty-seven years after the Hollister “Riot,” motorcycle outlaws have evolved from being merely interesting news to becoming an historical necessity. Men simply cannot submit their bodies and their souls to the Panopticon that has become the new and improved first world. Some people still hold that it is self-evident that men must be free. It is not realistic at all to expect everybody to be law-abiding in his heart – particularly when most of the laws are written by corporations. Hence the popularity of dreams like the Sons of Anarchy, the Sinister Mob Syndicate, and the Warlocks who played Warlocks on TV.

Life would be worthless for many men without the real and pretend motorcycle outlaws who live fearless lives for them. By the same token, very many, high paying, law enforcement careers would be lost without the biker menace.

Outlaw bikers are the show and every once in a while they live up to their reputation. So all the make believe bad boys and Delta Force wannabes can breathe a little easier today. All is right with the world. Three guys who are alleged to be Hells Angels flagged down a green helicopter Saturday night, the way other men flag down a yellow cab, and used it to break out of the Orsainville Detention Center in suburban Quebec City.

A Sûreté du Québec spokeswoman named Ann Mathieu told the French news channel RDI that “the helicopter landed in a courtyard at the detention centre.” She added, “It certainly seems like it was well-planned.” Yes, Sergeant Mathieu, it certainly seems to have been competently executed. As opposed to, say the last fifteen years of American foreign and domestic policy.

The three escapees were last seen heading in the general direction of Montreal. Despite the involvement of the Canadian military and air traffic control system they were still at large as of Monday afternoon.

Their names are Yves Denis, Denis Lefebvre and Serge Pomerleau. Lefebvre is a former helicopter pilot. Run Yves! Run Denis! Run Serge!

HA Ties

Denis, Lefebvre and Pomerleau were among 51 people, including two judges, arrested as a result of a police investigation called Opération Écrevisse, which translates into English as Operation Crawfish. The operation yielded “several kilos” of cocaine, about $1 million in cash and numerous personal possessions including 41 vehicles, a plane and a helicopter.

Police accused the three of being “key players” in an extensive drug-trafficking ring in the Abitibi region of Quebec. Police accused the men of being “tied” to the Hells Angels in Canada. The exact nature of those ties has never been made public. But the allegation that the three are Hells Angels does sex up the escape story.

The men were accused of killing three “rival” drug dealers and were scheduled for trial next January.

Flying Free

This wasn’t the first time prisoners have used a helicopter to escape. An American millionaire named Joel David Kaplan used a helicopter to break out of a Mexican prison in 1971. That escape was celebrated in the 1975 film Breakout starring Charles Bronson.

Sixteen months ago two convicts broke out of the jail in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec by climbing a rope ladder dropped from a helicopter.

A prison union official named Mathieu Lavoie criticized the government for failing to install metal cables over prison yards to make helicopter landings impossible.


20 Responses to “Flying Free”

  1. Bill Says:

    Also, for what it’s worth, I think jj’s “” Um……what?” was intended as a sort of “Amen”. In other words, I think he’s feigning outrage at this revelation, and with obvious transparency, sarcasm, if you will. But, I may well be wrong. Perhaps jj disagrees with Rebel here, and does NOT think that “most of the laws are written by corporations.” I suspect however, given the general body of his work seen here and elsewhere, his cynicism for The Law is as profound as Rebel’s, and most others here, myself included.

  2. Paladin Says:

    Metal Dave,

    “If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.”

    Winston Churchill

    Long May You Ride,


  3. RtC Says:

    Straight up Metal Dave. That’s the way of it these daze. Ol’jj wants to
    rant & rave in his world, but does nothing to help but rant & rave. Plus
    seems not to understand the reality. Hey jj, WHY don’t you do a nation-
    wide campaign to enlighten the SHEEPLE, instead of just “poo-pooing” each
    article written?! OR the comments, thereof? HHMMM? You seem to have much
    to say, but it all seems negatory to comments common sense(ical). You seem
    to be trying to be “funny” but it doesn’t work. Why don’t you do
    some serious “prose” & help wake up the “sheeple”?! You USED to be sumbudy.
    Start a trend, get into trying to save the USA, instead of giving your
    “humorous” view-point that is opposite.

  4. Meh Says:

    “BTW; those mine resistant vehicles the cops are buying? they’re just that, “resistant”. They are not mine proof. After they get spanked a couple of times, LE may start to tread a little more lightly.”

    They roll over quite easily on cambered or soft-shouldered roads and get stuck in soft ground, hence the desire of the military to dump them for vehicles good for more than urban police work. People operating a buttoned-up armored vehicle will have limited situational awareness. Seeing out a window of a noisy AFV is not the same as being on foot with direct vision plus hearing.

  5. Metal Dave Says:

    “” It is not realistic at all to expect everybody to be law-abiding in his heart – particularly when most of the laws are written by corporations.” Um……what?

    Perhaps reread that passage? It seemed pretty clear to me as many (most?) laws in the Western world are designed in some way shape or form to protect corporate interests.

  6. Glenn S. Says:

    It puts a spring in my step when our side wins one, and by “our side” I mean those of us who value freedom over law and order and reject the moral authority of the present governments.

    Here’s another helicopter escape story: In late 1985, when I was at Perry Correctional Institution near Greenville, SC, a female volunteer evangelist with a church fell in love with a prisoner named Glen Smith. She took a helicopter tour from a local airport, whipped out a pistol, and made the pilot land the helicopter in the yard at Perry where Glen and another man named Doug Ballew were waiting to board. A third prisoner, a young man named Rodney (I’ll leave his last name out for reasons that will be evident), happened to be standing nearby and he jumped on the helicopter with Glen and Doug. An overweight correctional officer attempted to intervene and was shot because the helicopter could not take off with the added weight of the CO. (He lived.) The three escapees managed to elude capture for a week or so, but were eventually caught, asleep in a car at a rest area. (Being broke and unable to hide is, no doubt, the #1 cause of re-capture for prison escapees.) The woman got 40 years, Glen got more double-digits added to his already long sentence. He died in prison some years back. Doug admitted to being the one that shot the CO and is probably still in prison, if he’s still alive. I lost track of him. They did a made-for TV movie called “The Outside Woman”. Sharon Glass played the prison volunteer who fell in love with the convict. The movie changed the location to Louisiana but the story and names were from the SC escape.

    Here’s where it gets interesting. Back when I was in high school in the mid-’70s, there was a teacher named Bridwell and everybody knew that Bridwell had a few boys that hung out at his home, getting high and drinking on Bridwell’s dime, and Bridwell sucked their dicks. Bridwell must have had a long run, because about 1983 or so, he was killed. The aforementioned Rodney, at 17 or 18, was charged, tried, and convicted of murdering Bridwell. He maintained his claim of innocence and otherwise remained silent. His claims that he was only a bystander-of-opportunity regarding the helicopter escape were believed, and besides, he was already doing life, so he did not get heavy time for his part in it. Years later (and I don’t know the details) Rodney was taken back to court, his murder conviction was vacated due to actual innocence, and he was sentenced to time served on charges relating to his knowing who actually killed Bridwell and failing to rat. As far as I know, he is a free man today.

  7. BMW Says:

    The American penal system, both in Canada and in the United States, is based on certain basic assumptions, based on past experience. Constant surveillance, separation from each other and from the outside, access control for both people and materials, bad nutrition and mistreatment combine to keep the prisoners in. Basically, American prisons keep prisoners in by attempting to deny them access to any of the tools thought necessary for escape.

    This used to be a fairly easy task for the jailors. In the past many prisoners were convicted and imprisoned simply because they HAD no access to resources even before they were convicted. If the accused had support from the community; if the accused had considerable economic resources; if the accused belonged to certain organizations; (if the accused were police informants;) these accused never became prisoners.

    Even a Super-Max prison is designed to keep people IN, not keep people OUT! It would more than double prison costs if the prisons were designed to BOTH keep people in and people out. One of the reasons that many state prisons are located in rural areas is that this accentuates a vast social difference between the prisoner population and the population from which guards are chosen. Escapees are easy to spot and their friends or family stick out.

    But will the past assumptions that underlie the existing penal system remain valid? I do not believe they are valid even now. Draconian federal criminal legislation has resulted in the imprisonment of people who HAVE community support, access to resources, and brothers-in-arms. Today, we see a growing prison population of people who were targeted by law enforcement BECAUSE they have leadership potential, BECAUSE they have resources, BECAUSE they have extensive ties and BECAUSE they have brothers-in-arms. In Iraq and Afghanistan, the US and Canada found that imprisoning such people was very hard, and thousands escaped detention.

    It is important to remember that every single criminal prosecution is a political decision by prosecutors, politicians and police. In the US and Canada, the ATF and the RCMP chose to persecute, entrap and prosecute many people in the biker community because it seemed to be easy, cheap and politically advantageous. These corrupt organizations believe they can create criminal activity, fabricate federal crimes and imprison bikers to cover the fact that they are unwilling to fight the existing real crime in our countries. “Arrest the usual suspects”, one ineffective local policeman said in a famous movie line.

    By criminalizing motorcycle club membership and by deliberately fabricating crime, both the ATF and the RCMP are attempting to arrest the usual suspects. However modern bikers have extensive community support, resources and brothers-in-arms. We actually define ourselves in terms of being brothers-in-arms. In the Hebrew Bible (Hosea 8.7) it is said, “For they sow the wind And they reap the whirlwind.” I see the RCMP really did not expect the whirlwind to be the downdraft from a helicopter! LOL!

    At a different place, the Hebrew Bible (Proverbs 22:8) further says: “Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity, and the rod they wield in fury will be broken”. As the Book says, so may it be!

    L,H&R TO ALL 1% RIDERS!!!

  8. Freeman Says:

    Just got one thing to say about this, BOOYAH MOTHERFUCKERS.

  9. Road Whore Says:

    “It is not realistic at all to expect everybody to be law-abiding in his heart – particularly when most of the laws are written by corporations.”


    Ride Free

  10. Road Whore Says:

    @ Rebel:

    “Run Yves! Run Denis! Run Serge!”

    ROTFLMFAO! Thanks for the great laugh, Rebel, and keep up the fine reporting.

    Ride Free

  11. Road Whore Says:

    @ Paladin:

    Your words have encouraged me; thank you.

    Ride Free

  12. Dave Says:

    The militarization of the police continues, and the agenda pushes forward. Meanwhile people continue support idiots while our veterans are neglected and we have soldiers imprisoned.

    And let us not forget the new precedent Obama set by trading 5 terrorists for a traitor, placing our volunteers in further danger around the world.

    And yet what makes the news is a whore named Kim Kardashian and what she’s wearing today.

    Seriously… Is it time to push the button?

  13. OC VAGO 1%er Says:


  14. RVN69 Says:

    Good for them, FTP on both sides of the border, hope they stay free.


    Snitches get stitches and end up in ditches.


  15. Wood Says:

    Perhaps these gentlemen could be persuaded to fly on down to Mexico and free our Marine that is being imprisoned there.
    Since Obama has no issue allowing criminals to flow into our country from the south certainly he’d have no problem letting a handful from the north seek asylum here as reward for their bravery. And then all would be as it should!

  16. Paul Says:

    Paladin said, “So; how do you think a bunch of unmotivated, doughnut dunkin’ Porkers, with minimal training are gonna fair against a crew of motivated, pissed off, and trained individuals that are intent on ripping their fuckin’ heads off?”

    I’d like to add to that: If cops are barely putting forth any effort in performing their jobs (citing lack of pay raises as the unmotivator) when its no risk, I doubt they’re going to put forth effort once their lives are really put on the line.

  17. Cap'n Bill Says:

    I always enjoy your comments. Intelligence is a rare commodity these daze.

  18. jj solari Says:

    re: ” It is not realistic at all to expect everybody to be law-abiding in his heart – particularly when most of the laws are written by corporations.” Um……what?

  19. Paladin Says:


    As I pointed out to popo on a different thread, all the wazoo equipment is worthless without the proper training. If you doubt this, look at the havoc Christopher Dorner caused while he was on the loose. Since they invented SWAT, the LAPD has always had state of the art equipment, yet Dorner brought that Department to a near stand still, and he was just one guy with some military training. SWAT trained officers or deputies make up a minuscule amount of a Department’s manpower, are easily out gunned, are narrowly trained, work against avdversaries that insist on trapping themselves inside a house, and aren’t “good in the woods”.

    Afghanistan is another prime example of what I’m talking about. We brought all our weapons to bear, developed specific weapons (Drone Program) to deal with those sand fleas, and we’re leaving ’cause we can’t deal with the fuckers. So; how do you think a bunch of unmotivated, doughnut dunkin’ Porkers, with minimal training are gonna fair against a crew of motivated, pissed off, and trained individuals that are intent on ripping their fuckin’ heads off?

    I happen to be a weapons dealer and I can and will tell you that all or most of the equipment the cops are buying, are already in civilian hands. If you have any doubts about this, attend the semi annual machine gun shoot, held at the Knob Creek Range, in KY. Keep in mind that the hundreds upon hundreds of participants are just the ones that decided to attend. BTW; those mine resistant vehicles the cops are buying? they’re just that, “resistant”. They are not mine proof. After they get spanked a couple of times, LE may start to tread a little more lightly.

    Long May You Ride,


  20. Bill Says:

    The other side’s escalation is easily keeping pace.

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