Archive | April, 2019

Martinez Trial Begins

April 29, 2019

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Martinez Trial Begins

Jury selection in the long delayed trial of Mongol Motorcycle Club member David Martinez began today. Martinez was arrested for the murder of a policeman named Shaun Diamond after Diamond and another dozen militarized cops broke in Martinez’ home at a 4 a.m. on October 28, 2014. Diamond was shot in the back of the […]

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Forfeiture Games

April 26, 2019

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Forfeiture Games

The United States government, specifically an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles named Steven R. Welk, continues to try to torture the rule of law in general and the Mongols Motorcycle Club in general. Welk is the esteemed Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Section for the judicial Central District of California which includes San […]

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Swat Good Friday

April 24, 2019

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Swat Good Friday

Pretty obviously, the Boston Field Division of the Bureau of liquor, cigarettes and things that go boom (the ATF) is desperate to run the Pagans out of New England. The Pagans are comparatively new to the region. The American Outlaws Association and the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club have been there since the early 1970s. The […]

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Harley Yet Survives

April 23, 2019

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Harley Yet Survives

Harley-Davidson yet survives while the company’s executives hopefully await the two million millennial hipsters they expect to swamp dealer’s showrooms real soon. Any day now. They are out there somewhere: in all the colors of the rainbow; in all four of the current sexes; wearing their nerd glasses; appropriating their Pabst Blue Ribbons; their trust […]

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Iron Order Held Blameless

April 16, 2019

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Iron Order Held Blameless

In a 33-page ruling published last week, a Philadelphia judge named Kenneth J. Powell Jr. reaffirmed his own decision that the Iron Order Motorcycle Club as a whole could not be sued for the homicide of Tonya Marie Focht in the parking lot of a bistro named the Bar-B-Q Pit in Lower Heidelberg Township, Pennsylvania […]

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Getting The Gypsy Joker

April 12, 2019

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Getting The Gypsy Joker

If what the expensive, high priority, slow motion federal racketeering case against the Gypsy Joker Motorcycle Club is and is not about was not obvious before, it became obvious yesterday. The case is not about a “community at risk” and respect “for law and order,” as Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice […]

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History And Memory

April 3, 2019

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History And Memory

Yesterday, as even The Washington Post quickly discovered. McLennan County District Attorney Barry Johnson threw up his hands, dismissed all the pending charges that lingered, stinking, from the Twin Peaks Mass Murder, like corpses rotting in the Texas sun, and declared it was time to “end this nightmare that we have been dealing with in […]

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Waco Day 1417

April 2, 2019

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Waco Day 1417

An earlier version of this story neglected to mention the murder of Manuel Isaac “Candy Man” Rodriguez. The Aging Rebel regrets the error. This morning, McLennan County Texas District Attorney Barry Johnson abandoned the prosecution of 24 remaining defendants charged in connection to The Twin Peaks Mass Murder. “This is a difficult decision which must […]

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