Archive | January, 2019

Mason Found Guilty

January 30, 2019

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Mason Found Guilty

Details are sparse, but television station KTXS is reporting that a jury in Abilene, Texas has found former Bandido Motorcycle Club member Wesley Dale Mason guilty of the murder of Kinfolk Motorcycle Club member Dusty Childress on Jones County Road 341 just east of the Abilene, Texas dump. on March 4, 2017. Childress was on […]

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Four Pleas In Virginia Shooting

January 30, 2019

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Four Pleas In Virginia Shooting

Three Hells Angels and one club prospect have agreed to plea and sentencing agreements after a shooting in Augusta County, Virginia last September. The prospect, Anthony Milan of East Elmhurst, New York pled guilty to malicious wounding by a mob and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He will be sentenced […]

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Long Time Gone

January 25, 2019

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Long Time Gone

Javier Gonzalez, the Kinfolk Motorcycle Club patch holder who killed a widely respected Bandido named wounded Juan “Compa” Martinez Jr. and wounded three other men in the Mulligan’s Chopped Hog bar in El Paso in the summer of 2017 was sentenced yesterday to serve 56 years in prison for murder. He was also sentenced to […]

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The Anti-Bandido

January 23, 2019

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The Anti-Bandido

Javier Gonzalez, the Army deserter and Kinfolk Motorcycle Club member (above right) who shot up a bar full of Bandidos in El Paso on July 30, 2017 testified yesterday that he had to do it. Gonzalez is charged with engaging in organized criminal activity with an underlying charge of murder. Gonzalez wounded four men named […]

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Tampa Biker Drama Continues

January 17, 2019

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Tampa Biker Drama Continues

A member of the Pagans Motorcycle Club named James William Earl was found shot to death in his driveway yesterday morning in Spring Hill, Florida, about 50 miles north of Tampa. There is no reason to believe that Earl’s murder had anything to do his membership in the Pagans. Fox television affiliate WTVT has reported […]

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Mongol Nation Opinions Sought

January 16, 2019

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Mongol Nation Opinions Sought

The Mongol Nation forfeiture verdict last week, in which a dozen ordinary men and women in suburban Los Angeles, were convinced by a pair of scalawag prosecutors to forbid members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club from wearing what they want to wear, was far from the final word on the subject. Given the technical complexity […]

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Reyna Lands On His Paws

January 16, 2019

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Reyna Lands On His Paws

Abel Reyna, the former McLennan County District Attorney who is most famous for locking up 177 people and throwing away the key because he didn’t like the symbols that decorated their clothing, has reinvented himself as white collar defense lawyer. Reyna was at the center of a dispute over whether certain symbols are a priori […]

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Kinfolk Trial Begins

January 15, 2019

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Kinfolk Trial Begins

Kinfolk Motorcycle Club member Javier Gonzalez began trial this morning in the 34th Judicial District Court in El Paso for the murder of Bandido Motorcycle Club chapter president Juan “Compa” Martinez Jr. in the summer of 2017. After a Kinfolk member named Manuel Gallegos got into a fight on July 30, 2017 with Martinez and […]

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Undercover Drunks Followed Procedure

January 14, 2019

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Undercover Drunks Followed Procedure

Pittsburgh Public Radio station WESA is reporting that the city’s police bureau “does not have a written policy governing undercover officers who might drink while on the job.” The radio station had filed a “right to know” request with the city after four, drunk, undercover detectives pepper sprayed, Tased and beat four Pagans Motorcycle Club […]

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Jury Rules Against Mongols

January 11, 2019

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Jury Rules Against Mongols

Late this morning, a jury in Orange County, California voted to repeal the First Amendment and strip the Mongols Motorcycle Club and various other identifiers of membership including the club’s name. The jury verdict also repudiated the frequently cited arguments that all crime is personal and that there is no guilt by association. There have […]

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Another Mongol Shoe Drops

January 10, 2019

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Another Mongol Shoe Drops

Joseph Yanny, the attorney for Mongol Nation, filed a 35-page “Motion for a Judgment of Acquittal in the Guilt Phase” late this afternoon in the federal racketeering case United States versus Mongol Nation: An Unincorporated Association. The case was filed in 2013 and is directly descended from another RICO case titled United States versus Cavazos […]

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Tampa’s Slow News Month

January 10, 2019

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Tampa's Slow News Month

The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that “While motorcycle clubs are far from their heyday, they’re still around in the Tampa Bay area. Many may not realize it, but motorcycle gangs actually have a long and dark history in Tampa Bay that includes everything from from prostitution and murders to a shootout with deputies at […]

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Stay Calm, Don’t Panic

January 8, 2019

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Stay Calm, Don't Panic

Mongol Nation probably lost the forfeiture phase of its RICO case today. The trial has been going on since Halloween. Everybody lost, just by having to be there. The jury looked like they were there because they violated their parole and this time they weren’t afraid of the guards. I hit the road at 6:30 […]

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