Archive | July, 2018

Harley To You: Drop Dead

July 31, 2018

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Harley To You: Drop Dead

It is not your Harley-Davidson anymore. Harley is incinerating its backward looking marketing philosophy. All that nostalgic crap about Flatheads, Knuckleheads, Pans and Shovels, World War II, Hollister and The Wild One, Pissed Off Bastards and Vietnam Vets, the Motor Company logo tattooed on guys’ arms, the Harley shield hanging on the walls of every […]

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Brazos Whale Dance Day 1171

July 30, 2018

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Brazos Whale Dance Day 1171

Sometimes the Waco Twin Peaks Mass Murder and the simultaneous state and federal investigation of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club are chained together like prisoners on a work gang and sometimes they are not. Whether they are or not is entirely a function of whether one prosecutor or another thinks the connection will help him secure […]

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Shawn Roy Fowler

July 30, 2018

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Shawn Roy Fowler

Shawn Roy Fowler of Tooele, Utah, a member of the West Valley Chapter of the Mongols Motorcycle Club, was shot and killed by an unknown assassin as he stood in the breakdown lane on the eastbound 210 freeway, west of the H Street exit in San Bernardino, California just before four a.m. on July 6. […]

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Eischeid Extradited

July 26, 2018

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Eischeid Extradited

Paul Eischeid, a former stock broker and Arizona Hells Angels prospect who was accused of committing one of his club’s most sensational crimes was extradited back to Maricopa County from Argentina last week. Paul Eischeid. Kevin Augustiniak and Michael Kramer were accused of the lurid, October 25, 2001 murder of a woman named Cynthia Yvonne […]

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Bernard DeLury and Louis Brandeis

July 24, 2018

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Bernard DeLury and Louis Brandeis

In 1890, a legal lion cub named Louis Brandeis coauthored an article in the Harvard Law Review titled “The Right To Privacy.” The article continues to resonate in the age of Facebook, Stingrays, facial recognition and automated license plate readers. Three years later the young lawyer wrote his fiancé that he had started thinking “about […]

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Mongols MC Still Growing

July 23, 2018

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Mongols MC Still Growing

The United States Department of Justice’s ongoing attempts to destroy the Mongols Motorcycle Club seems to be having an ironic effect. The Mongols may be the fastest growing motorcycle club in the world. The club now has chapters in 11 countries and 19 American states. The international chapters are in Australia, Indonesia, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico, […]

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Hooray For Hollywood

July 21, 2018

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Hooray For Hollywood

An ominous confluence of events looms this September and October that will directly affect the Mongols Motorcycle Club and indirectly affect all motorcycle clubs. A Mongol named David Martinez will go on trial this September for the murder of a Pomona, California Swat officer named Shaun Diamond. Diamond and more than a dozen fellow Swat […]

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Shutting Up Freddy

July 20, 2018

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Shutting Up Freddy

Ferdinand “Freddy” Augello, the retired Pagan who is accused of murdering radio host April Kauffman in May 2012, conspiring to kill her widower James Kauffman and calling the shots in a major, multistate oxycodone distribution racket was in court yesterday. Augello’s legal predicament epitomizes the war on motorcycle clubs. Augello is at the center of […]

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The Other Rider

July 18, 2018

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The Other Rider

For the record, the Mongol patch holder who lived on July 7, when his club brother Shawn Fowler was murdered on the 210 Freeway in San Bernardino, California was Paul “Li’l Spider” Lemay. Lemay is a lifetime Mongol and a charter member of the Mongols West Valley, Utah chapter. Fowler and Lemay had just ridden […]

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Gypsy Jokers Case Goes Federal

July 16, 2018

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Gypsy Jokers Case Goes Federal

A grand jury in the District of Oregon federalized a three-year old murder on June 28 by accusing the Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club of being “a criminal organization” that “constituted an enterprise.” RICO Indictments are the Department of Justice’s quick and easy way to punish criminal defendants when a local prosecutor can’t prove his case. […]

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And Now This

July 13, 2018

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And Now This

Have you ever heard a classroom full of six graders playing “My Way” on Kazoos? Well this might be your lucky day! Have you ever heard George Christie tell all the many secrets of the Hells Angels? Well, if you are a policeman of course you have but say you are not a policeman and […]

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Free Freddy

July 12, 2018

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Free Freddy

The fantastical tale of James and April Kauffman and the terrible Pagans gang might mark a new low in American journalism. Coverage of this case is a puppet dancing on a drum. Somewhere, Bat Masterson and H.L. Mencken are cleaning their guns. The official version of the Kauffmans and the Pagans doesn’t yet have unicorns […]

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A Tap Room Tale

July 11, 2018

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A Tap Room Tale

I’m sitting in an ice cold bar next to a guy I don’t know. Every minute or so the neon sign in the front window blinks. I’m on a business trip. We are at the end of street called Jansen Avenue. He knows me, sort of. He knows what guys call me. I make a […]

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