December 31, 2017

Spotlight on the Hells Angels in Thailand

We've already seen a glimpse of the dark side of the Hells Angels in Thailand. I'm not talking about their involvement in the drug trade or the sex trade. I'm not even talking about them killing rivals to obtain a monopoly on that industry. I'm talking about them killing one of their own so another member can take over the drug trade from him. That's the dirty business I take exception to. That is a complete contradiction to the old school values Michael Green is referring to.

George Christie, former president of the Ventura Hells Angels once said, the Hells Angels are not a criminal organization because the members who are involved in criminals activity are stingy and don't share the proceeds of crime with the rest of the members. That is believable. We know that usually one member is assigned to one associate who oversees a group of associates that are deeply involved in drug trafficking. They use the name of the Hells Angels to do business.

As David Giles admitted, not every member is involved with criminal activity but anyone who uses the name of the club for criminal activity must have permission from the local executive. So the member in charge of the associate selling drugs would make the money and the local executive would get a cut. The rest of the members wouldn't. That's why Luke Joshua Cook helped Antonio Bagnato after he killed Wayne Schneider. Somebody wantd to take over the business. AFFA Not.

As to which local executive approved the murder, it doesn't take a brain surgeon to do the math. Thailand obviously got it's liscense to sell drugs to Australia from the Australian chapter. There are retired German members in Thailand but the Australian chapter is obviously the one that oversees the Hells Angels drug trade in Thailand. If an Australian member was to hire someone to kill another Australian member so he could take over the drug trade from him, he would of had to have permission from the Australian chapter's executive. It's pretty obvious.

So lets take a look at the Hells Angels in Thailand. No I'm not going to comment on the bisexual members in Thailand because if I do the other chapters will freak and do them in. As far as I'm concerned what consenting adults do behind closed doors is their business. I'm just saying that kind of warm brotherhood is a little too warm for my liking personally but to each their own.

Errol Gildea is President of HAMC Nomads Thailand, (and overall boss of Thailand) Reiner was President of HAMC Pattaya but he is just a figurehead after his accident. Greven is President of Chiang Mai. Errol was president of Brisbane in Australia before being put in charge of Thailand.

In this picture from right to left on the front row is Glen Norris, Wayne Schneider and Greven. Wayne was the drug kingpin brutally murdered along with his associate from Sydney Raphael Joseph. Luke Joshua Cook was convicted of helping the shooter escape. Before that Luke was suspected of receiving US$10 million from Wayne in early 2015 to buy 500 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, or "ice", in international waters and store it in Thailand for later smuggling into Australia. So here we have someone who worked for Wayne help the shooter that killed him.

This picture was taken a at a HAMC world run a few years ago right to left is Manfred Peter Gallus aka Kaktus who is the National secretary for all of Thailand HAMC, Glen Mathew Norris, Alex Hochloff Lenander from Copenhagen in Denmark, Bird from Thailand Nomads chapter (he runs a house of pain tattoo studio in Phuket) Mathew "taps" Robinson, Joy who is also a tattoist, Oli and Christer "greven" Svantesan who is a decent guy from Göteborg, Sweden. Thailand has two Hells Angles chapters, one in Bangkok and the other in Chiang Mai. Gremium MC has 2 charters in Pattaya. Gremium MC get along with HAs and Bandidos in Thailand.

In fact even the HAs get along with the Bandidos in Thailand. There is hope for this world yet.

This picture above has Reiner. (past and possible present president of HAMC Pattaya, he is somewhat handicapped due to a motorcycle accident) Next is Theo who is boss of Bandidos next is Thaksin ''Sin'' Monothaksin who was a friend of Wayne Schneider. Wayne was well liked and respected. Last is Manfred Peter Gallus aka Kaktus. He is in the video with Reiner and Thaksin filing a police report because his facebook page got hacked.

This picture above has Taps in it. (Phillip Mathew Robinson) He is the Hells Angel, it has Vinai in it he is the Thai Man and the President of Shark Rider MC and the president of Pattaya Bandidos.

In fact, this was the root of the conflict between George Christie and Sonny Barger. Sonny didn't want the Hells Angels to get along with other clubs and George said why the hell not? We get along in prison. Why can't we get along outside of prison? It's all in George's book Exile on Front Street. Sonny was a puppet for the Agency. The only time you don't want to get along with other MCs is when you want a monopoly on the drug trade. Which is something your not suposed to be involved with any ways. Your supposed to be living the dream not pimping the dream.

The Aging Rebel wrote about CNN journalist Lisa Ling's facebook exchange with former federal law enforcement agent Scott Barnes who says that he, along with the BET – Biker Enforcement Team, incited war between the Mongols and Hells Angels that led to a number of deaths.”

The Nomads in Thailand look pretty normal. Now that's L&R.

Like I said I'm not going to talk about Errol's sexuality. Much. I'll let you figure that one out for yourself. All I'm going to say is that pride cometh before the fall so it does. Just like it did in Rome.

Thailand - GO/DW. 

December 30, 2017

Investigators to monitor biker gang member funerals following deadly attack

Local law enforcement officials worry a deadly attack between motorcycle gangs could bring retaliation and even more violence to public events.

Police agencies across Tampa Bay are now monitoring several upcoming funerals for motorcycle club members.
"We’re not going into great detail about what we are doing but there are a couple of funerals coming up that we’re keeping our eye on," said Kevin Doll with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Saturday marks the funeral for a documented member of the "69 Motorcycle Club" at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Tampa. Pasco deputies last week arrested three men from the same gang for the shooting death of Paul Anderson, 44, president of a rival gang, "Outlaw Motorcycle Club" in Pasco County.
Tampa Police officials tell ABC Action News that they are "aware and monitoring" the situation, but wouldn't give specifics for Saturday's funeral. 
“Are public events such as funerals a place where we could see a retaliation move?," asked ABC Action News reporter Ryan Smith. "Anything’s possible," said Doll. "I’m not going into hypotheticals. We're aware of these funerals and we're keeping an eye on them."

Paul Anderson's funeral is scheduled for January 6, at Dobies Funeral Home in Holiday. Pasco investigators are working to make sure innocent citizens are not caught in the crossfire of a violent rivalry.
“If they are participating in these funerals, we just ask them to be aware and if they do see any criminal activity, to notify their local law enforcement so it doesn't’t get out of hand," said Doll.


Concern over new Comanchero gang chapter in New Zealand

The arrival of what appears to be a new biker gang in New Zealand is causing concern in local communities. The Comanchero Motorcycle Club was formed in Sydney in 1968 - its name was inspired by a John Wayne movie - and also has chapters in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Spain.

But a posting on the 'Gangs of New Zealand' Facebook page suggests the Comancheros have now spread across the Tasman.
"Comanchero New Zealand, making moves here in Aotearoa, respect," says the post, which features a photo of Comanchero New Zealand branding.

Manukau Ward Councillor Efeso Collins says there are too many unanswered questions about their presence, but hopes police will nip the issue in the bud.
"We don't know how they act, we don't know what they're connected to or what they're associated with back in Australia," he says.
"Australia's done the awful thing of just sending them back to New Zealand."

Earlier this year, Police Association president Chris Cahill said NZ-born criminals were bringing some of their unwanted business with them, when deported from Australia.
"We're getting some key Australian gang figures from big gangs like the Comancheros and Bandidos," he told NZME.
"They're able to add a level of professionalisation to those gangs that we haven't seen before."
Mr Collins says there is no support for deportees being sent back across the ditch.
"[The police] will need to get beside local community leaders and say 'What can we do to make sure that this gang doesn't find itself being established here?'"

New Zealand - BN.

December 29, 2017

What you don't know about motorcycle clubs

It's no secret that we Americans love our outlaws, from the legends and lore of rebellious (and illegal) acts by our Founding Fathers, to the bushwhacking and bank-robbing capers of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, to the "bad boy" music of Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones and Dr. Dre.

American culture and mass media have led inexorably to characters that embody this bad-boy attitude -- like Jax, the heartthrob outlaw biker star of the TV show "Sons of Anarchy."

    Americans have a long established canon from which they "learn" about society from fictional dramas. And the more we watch shows like "Sons of Anarchy," the more a news story will seem to fit our mental construct of "how those people are." The same is true of popular TV crime dramas' portrayal of American minorities' involvement in violent crime.

    And it seems that every time outlaw motorcycle clubs are portrayed in the news, it's because of something terrible, such as the 2002 incident in Loughlin, Nevada, or the recent deadly events in Waco, Texas.

    But here's the thing: As we watch more crime drama, we perceive that crime is more prevalent than it actually is. And when the media fail to represent or report the average, everyday activities of motorcycle clubs and the workaday lives of their members, media consumers have nothing against which to compare how those people might really be.

    Add to this the fact that the outlaw biker narrative has been largely controlled over time, not by members of the culture, but outsiders and the misconceptions grow. Case in point: the Waco incident.

    Sgt. Swanton of the Waco Police Department effectively controlled the story of what happened on May 17, 2015, and it appears that story has already begun to unravel. Regardless of what ultimately is shown to be the truth about the events in Waco, if history tells us anything it's that that story will not likely be broadcast as widely as the law enforcement narrative was ... if at all. An old criticism about the media goes, "if it bleeds it leads."

    Biker bureaucracy

    I've spent 15 years researching America's biker culture and I can say with some authority that the reality of everyday life in motorcycle clubs is neither dangerous nor exciting.
    One might even call it boring.
    Meetings run on for hours. Committee work is less than exciting, no matter the organization. Raffle tickets have to be sold, charitable events have to be planned, staffed, provisioned and the grounds have to be cleaned up afterward. Clubhouses have to be maintained; the yard has to be mowed, the roof needs to be patched, someone has to clean the bathroom, and so on.
    Most of the time, MC members -- called patch-holders -- hang out at one another's homes or shops talking about motorcycles. Countless hours are spent riding their motorcycles from one state to another, stopping only for gas, regardless of the weather, which after the first 1,000 miles can dampen the spirits of even the most ardent rider.

    When not together, patch-holders mostly work and spend time with their families (and most families spend time with the MC).

    But what about the claim that motorcycle clubs are gangs?
    Motorcycle clubs are born of a love of the machine, racing, riding and from military service. Gangs began for various reasons as well, but largely as a form of protection for ethnic immigrants residing in inner cities.

    Motorcycle clubs' social structure is overwhelmingly democratic from the local to the international levels. Officers are democratically elected and hold office so long as they meet the memberships' needs.

    Actually, it was a surprise research finding that most MCs adhere strictly to Robert's Rules of Order during official meetings, with fines for being found out of order ranging from $20 to $100.

    In contrast, gangs can be seen as more autocratic than democratic, where leaders emerge more for their charismatic leadership and illicit earning abilities than for their abilities to run organizations.

    Motorcycle clubs are organized hierarchically, with strictly defined chains of command and lines of communication. MCs elect secretaries whose jobs are to maintain meeting minutes, keep track of committees and chairs, and see that old business is complete and new business is on the agenda.
    Treasurers also are elected officials and they attend to fiduciary responsibilities such as collecting membership dues, paying clubhouse expenses and financial planning for the future. Both secretaries and treasurers are required to produce written documents for the membership to review and approve during each meeting.

    It seems laughable to believe that gangs do the same. In addition to a decade-and-a-half of research, I have lived my entire adult life around bikers and MCs and have yet to encounter a motorcycle gang. I have, however, witnessed several occasions where MCs run street gangs out of the communities in which the MC clubhouses are located (MCs usually can only afford to buy or lease properties in the cheapest parts of town where gang crime is most prevalent.)

    Not hiding behind charity work

    Perhaps the singularly most important distinction between outlaw motorcycle clubs and gangs is evidenced through philanthropy. It's been widely reported by local, state, and federal law enforcement organizations that MCs support charities, mainly (if not entirely) for positive public relations in order to offset some negative public image.

    This interpretation does not fit my field observations. I've found two primary reasons why motorcycle clubs are so closely intertwined with charity work: MC family members are or have been affected by the maladies the charities seek to eradicate, and members of the local community are in legitimate and immediate need.

    MCs support a wide variety of local, national, and international charities that seek to end cancers, poverty, hunger and children's diseases, but especially supported are disabled veterans organizations.
    Charity is to members of motorcycle clubs as gasoline and oil are to their machines. For some, it's a major reason why they join and stay in MCs.

    I've observed MCs providing 24/7 security at battered women's shelters, holding motorcycling events such as Poker Runs to raise money for local families whose homes were destroyed by fire or natural disasters, or to help families stricken by some other tragic event get on their feet.
    If a member of the community is in legitimate need, and the MCs are able to help, they almost always do. Even if it's just "Passing the Hat," where patch-holders literally pass around a baseball cap into which members place what cash they can spare.
    This might not seem like much, but to a family in desperate need of short-term assistance, this can mean the difference between having electricity and water and going without. And this happens all the time.

    Why people join MCs

    Over the years, I've come to understand that identity may be the main purpose people join MCs.
    It's not easy becoming a patch-holder. Many have compared "prospecting" -- the process of earning full membership -- to that of military basic training, where the individual is broken down in order to be reformed into a part of a collective: To think not of one's self but of others, and to understand that one's actions or inactions impact the team and the organization. But prospecting takes months and sometime a year or more (5 years for one MC).

    Prospecting is physically, emotionally, and intellectually demanding and not everyone can do it. A significant amount of social status is conferred upon those with the steel to make it. Perhaps this is the only obvious similarity between MCs and gangs.

    That sense of brotherhood was on display at a funeral for a patch-holder slain at Waco. I witnessed members of the Hells Angels, Bandidos, Mongols, Vagos and more than 50 other motorcycle clubs come together in peace to mourn the passing of a man who touched the lives of so many in his community.

    To them, he was much more than a biker or a patch-holder -- he was their Brother, with all the familial love, respect, and honor that that word conveys. To my knowledge, such a gathering has never happened before.

    This convergence of contrasting MCs was no media stunt. There were no media in the funeral that day (although there was one white, unmarked van, out of which came uniformed men clad in body armor and armed with assault rifles).

    What is most worrisome to me is that we as Americans don't really know these people and yet we readily accept one-sided narratives as they pop up in the news. Certain law enforcement officials and organizations have labeled outlaw motorcycle clubs as a domestic terrorist threat.

    As one who earns a living studying and teaching about threats to national security, it concerns me greatly to think that precious time, money, and manpower are wasted on targeting the wrong people. We have very real dangers to our society, our American way of life, but MCs are unequivocally not among those dangers. In my experience, patch-holders represent the very people who protect us from those threats.

    Düsseldorfer Hells Angels aufgelöst

    Diese Nachricht kommt überraschend! Der Düsseldorfer Ortsclub „D-City“ der Rockergruppe Hells Angels hat sich aufgelöst. Das gab die Rockergruppe am Freitag bekannt. In einer auf Donnerstag datierten Mitteilung heißt es, dass es den Motorradclub Hells Angels Düsseldorf-City nicht mehr geben würde.

    Keine Erklärung von den Düsseldorfer Rockern
    „Zu den Gründen, die auch mit der politischen Situation in Deutschland zu tun haben, wollen wir derzeit nicht öffentlich Stellung nehmen“, heißt es wörtlich. Der Anwalt der Rocker bestätigte am Freitag den Schritt. Er sei beauftragt worden, Behörden und Innenministerium darüber zu unterrichten. Erklärungen gab auch er nicht ab. Die Polizei wollte den Schritt der Rocker ebenfalls nicht kommentieren.

    Polizei sprengte Rocker-Party in Rath
    Am vergangenen Wochenende hatte die Polizei mit einem Großangebot an Einsatzkräften einer Party dieser Ortsgruppe der Höllenengel in Düsseldorf einen Besuch abgestattet. Bei der Rocker-Party auf der Theodorstraße in Rath waren zwei mit Haftbefehl gesuchte Männer festgenommen und Messer beschlagnahmt worden. Schusswaffen suchte die Düsseldorfer Polizei aber vergeblich. Die Ermittler hatten zuvor nach eigenen Angaben „konkrete Hinweise auf das Vorhandensein scharfer Schusswaffen gehabt“.

    Rocker-Gruppen landeten auf Verbotslisten
    Die Lage im Düsseldorfer Rockermilieu war zuletzt angespannt. Zwei Ortsclubs der Hells Angels Oldtown und Hells Angels D-City, rangen um Macht und Marktanteile. In NRW waren in den vergangenen Jahren mehrfach Ortsgruppen der Rocker verboten worden, kürzlich in Erkrath.

    Germany - Express.

    Verdächtige Ruhe bei den Hells Angels

    Hells Angels, Osmanen Germania, Bahoz: Wie stark brodelt es noch in Hessens Rocker-Szene?Noch immer ist ungeklärt, wer den Gießener Hells Angels President Aygün Mucuk in Wettenberg tötete. Nicht die einzige offene Frage in der hessischen Rockerszene. Eine Einschätzung der aktuellen Lage.

    Der mutmaßliche Haupttäter vom Frankfurter Stoltze-Platz ist ebenfalls weiter auf der Flucht. Das Urteil gegen seinen mutmaßlichen Komplizen fällt voraussichtlich im März 2018. Bei der Schießerei unter Rockern am helllichten Tag waren zwei Männer verletzt worden.

    Die wichtigsten Fragen und Antworten:
    Wie stark brodelt es in der Rockerszene?

    Die Szene hat sich nach Einschätzung des Landeskriminalamt Hessen in den vergangenen Monaten etwas beruhigt. Entwarnung geben die Ermittler aber nicht. Sie sehen die größte Brisanz in den Expansionsbestrebungen einzelner Gruppen sowie in der Neugründung von Gruppierungen. Dies gelte vor allem dann, wenn diese versuchten, in die Geschäftsfelder bestehender Gruppen einzudringen. Gemeint sind nicht nur die Hells Angels, sondern auch Rockerähnliche Gruppierungen.
    Wie weit sind die Ermittlungen im Fall Aygün Mucuk?

    Weder die auffällige Tatwaffe, noch die Sendung »Aktenzeichen XY…« brachten eine heiße Spur.
    Mehr als 100 Hinweise seien abgearbeitet, »haben bisher aber nicht zur Täterermittlung geführt«, sagt der Gießener Staatsanwalt Thomas Hauburger. Der Kodex der Rocker erschwert die Ermittlungen. Polizei und Staatsanwaltschaft versuchen dennoch, immer wieder neue Ansätze zu finden, auch mit Hilfe der Kriminaltechnik. Zudem gehen noch vereinzelt Hinweise ein. »Die Ermittlungen werden nie eingestellt«, verspricht Hauburger. Der Gießener Hells-Angels-Chef, der sich mit den alt eingesessenen Hells Angels Rocker in Frankfurt angelegt hatte, war am 7. Oktober 2016 vor dem Clubhaus in Wißmar von mindestens zwei Tätern erschossen worden.

    Gibt es einen Zusammenhang mit den Schüssen in Frankfurt?
    Der Prozess in Frankfurt habe nichts Belastendes ergeben, was auf einen Zusammenhang hindeute, sagt Hauburger. Die Frankfurter Staatsanwaltschaft sieht das auch so. Vor dem tödlichen Angriff auf Mucuk hatte es zudem so ausgesehen, als ob der Machtkampf zwischen den Frankfurter Hells Angels und den »jungen Wilden« Hells Angels aus Gießen weitgehend beigelegt war. Allerdings soll eine Auseinandersetzung zwischen Hells Angels in einem Frankfurter Hotel der Hintergrund für die Schießerei an Himmelfahrt 2016 gewesen sein. Einer von Mucuks Leuten soll dabei einem bekannten Frankfurter Hells Angel die Nase gebrochen haben. Der Mann wurde daraufhin aus dem Rockerclub ausgeschlossen.

    Was war an Himmelfahrt passiert?
    Zwei Männer aus der Rockerszene sollen bei strahlendem Sonnenschein vor einem Café auf dem belebten Stoltze-Platz gewartet und dann auf einen 41-Jährigen geschossen haben. Dieser saß am Steuer eines Geländewagens und war einige Wochen zuvor nach einem Streit aus dem Rockerclub ausgeschlossen worden. Er wurde von den Schüssen lebensgefährlich, sein 20 Jahre alter Begleiter auf dem Rücksitz schwer verletzt. Er soll nicht zu dem Rockerclub gehört haben. Eine Frau, die als dritte in dem Wagen saß, blieb unverletzt.

    Wie weit sind die Ermittlungen?
    Der mutmaßliche Haupttäter ist noch immer auf der Flucht. Er soll zur Tatzeit 38 Jahre alt gewesen sein. Sein mutmaßlicher Komplize – damals 56 Jahre alt – steht seit Mai 2017 vor dem Landgericht – unter anderem wegen versuchten Mordes. Der ehemalige Hells-Angel war wenige Tage nach der Tat in Rumänien gefasst worden. Er soll auf das Auto geschossen und die beiden Männer schwer verletzt haben. Vor Gericht ließ er über seinen Verteidiger erklären, eines der beiden Opfer habe ihn zuerst mit einer Waffe bedroht.

    Wann ist in dem Prozess um die Schüsse mit dem Urteil zu rechnen?
    Das Urteil verzögert sich – voraussichtlich bis März 2018. Das Landgericht Frankfurt hat Mitte Dezember einen neuen psychiatrischen Gutachter beauftragt. Der Mediziner soll die Vernehmungsfähigkeit und die Verwertbarkeit der Aussagen des lebensgefährlich verletzten Opfers (41) untersuchen. Den Antrag hatte die Verteidigung gestellt. Nach ihrer Auffassung sind die Angaben des Opfers unmittelbar nach den Schüssen möglicherweise nicht zu verwerten. Der Mann hatte in dieser Situation den Angeklagten schwer belastet, danach aber nicht mehr ausgesagt.

    Wie haben sich die Konflikte zwischen Osmanen Germania und Bahoz entwickelt?
    Das Innenministerium hatte im Sommer angesichts der angespannten politischen Lage in der Türkei befürchtet, dass sich die Konflikte zwischen den rockerähnlichen Gruppen Osmanen und Bahoz verschärfen. Die Osmanen haben dem Ministerium zufolge rund 110 Mitglieder und neigen türkisch-nationalistischen Ansichten zu. Die 60 bis 70 Mitglieder starken Bahoz träten gegen die Verfolgung der kurdischen Minderheit in der Türkei ein. Allerdings hatten sie im September ihre Auflösung bekanntgegeben. Seither »konnten in Hessen keine Feststellungen zum Auftreten der Gruppierung getroffen werden«, sagt ein Sprecher des Landeskriminalamts.

    Was haben die Razzien gegen die Osmanen ergeben?
    Nach einer Razzia gegen die »Osmanen Germania BC« in Hessen, Baden-Württemberg und Nordrhein-Westfalen im Juni hat die Staatsanwaltschaft Stuttgart gegen acht Männer Anklage erhoben. Einer von ihnen kommt aus Hessen, aus Bad Homburg. Es geht um versuchten Mord, versuchten Totschlag, Räuberische Erpressung, Gefährliche Körperverletzung, Zwangsprostitution und Zuhälterei. Die Polizei hatte bereits im März in Hessen und anderen Bundesländern Gewerbe- und Privaträume der rockerähnlichen Gruppierung durchsucht. Es ging um Geldwäsche, Urkundenfälschung, Erpressung und Drogen.

    Germany - Giessner.

    Alleged high-ranking Finks Outlaw Motorcycle Gang members arrested at Chisholm and Cameron Park under strike force batterson

    Two men alleged to be high-ranking members of the Finks have been arrested following police investigations into criminal outlaw motorcycle gang activity in the Hunter. Police executed search warrants at homes at Chisholm and Cameron Park about 6.30am Friday. During the search, officers allegedly seized prohibited drugs, cash and a prohibited weapon.

    Two men were arrested in relation to investigations into an affray in Maitland in early December.
    Officers also conducted five firearm prohibition order searches as part of the operation on members of the Finks, Rebels and Nomads OMCGs.
    The operation came as part of Strike Force Batterson, which was jointly established by State Crime Command’s Criminal Group Squad Strike Force Raptor and Northern Region police to investigate violent activity by those associated with Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in the Hunter.

    Detective Inspector John Walke from the Criminal Groups Squad said that the arrests should act as a warning to those who place the community at risk.
    “We will not tolerate violent behaviour and will take all necessary steps to protect the community from such behaviour,” he said.
    “Today’s arrests come not only as a result of the tenacity of our investigators but also from information from the community.”

    Australia - BN.

    Rockerboss åbnede klubber i Danmark: Nu er han fængslet i brutal sag

    Henk Kuipers (th) sammen med et andet hollandsk medlem, da de 2. december deltog ved en fest hos de danske No Surrender-folk.
Foto: Jakob Jørgensen
    Henk Kuipers (th) sammen med et andet hollandsk medlem, da de 2. december deltog ved en fest hos de danske No Surrender-folk. Foto: Jakob Jørgensen

    To gange har han oprettet rockerklubber i Danmark - nu er den hollandske rockerboss Henk Kuipers fængslet og mistænkt for at have forsøgt afspresning af virksomhedsejere samt vold. Det skriver en række hollandske medier, blandt andet

    Kuipers er en af de øverste chefer for rockerklubben No Surrender, Her bærer han titlen 'World Captain'. Før det var han del af klubben Satudarah, men i forbindelse med uenigheder forlod han denne klub i begyndelsen af 2014 og valgte i stedet at hellige sig opstarten af No Surrender, der blev grundlagt året før.

    53-årige Kuipers blev anholdt for to uger siden, og torsdag blev hans fængsling forlænget ved en hollandsk domstol, skriver de hollandske medier. Sammen med en 59-årig mistænkes han for at have forsøgt at afpresse virksomhedsejere for mere end 800.000 Euro. Det er sket i forbindelse med såkaldt inkasso-arbejde.

    Se også: Nye rockere tævet ind i klubben med læderveste

    Desuden mistænkes han for vold mod medlemmer af klubben, der skulle smides ud. I godt to år aflyttede politiet No Surrender-klubhuset i Kuipers hjemby Emmen. Og her afsløredes det angiveligt, hvordan nogle medlemmer blev udsat for vold.

    Mediet Dagblad Van Het Noorden, fortæller, at han nu også mistænkes for at lede en 'kriminel organisation.' Kuipers 18-årige søn er også anholdt og fængslet. Dog i en anden sag. Her er han mistænkt i en voldssag. Og de hollandske medier beskriver, hvordan far og søn ved et tilfælde begge var i retten i går, hvor deres fængslinger blev forlænget ved retten i Leuwaarden.

    Henk Kuipers er manden, der sørgede for, at klubberne Satudarah og No Surrender fik danske afdelinger. Det skete i henholdsvis efteråret 2013, hvor Satudarah åbnede afdeling i Bagsværd. Og igen i august 2015, hvor en udbrydergruppe fra Satudarah valgte at blive den første danske afdeling af No Surrender.

    Tidligere i december blev Bandidos gjort forbudt i Holland. Og det er planen, at de hollandske myndigheder også vil forsøge at forbyde Satudarah. Næst efter Satudarah er det planen, at også No Surrender skal forsøges ulovliggjort.

    Bossen for den første hollandske Bandidos-afdeling, Harrie Ramakers, er i øvrigt tidligere medlem af både Hells Angels og senere No Surrender. Her blev han smidt ud og sortlistet, inden han i samarbejde med Brian Sandberg fik Bandidos til Holland.

    Holland - EB.    

    Captain Henk Aflevering #12

    Suspect in Pub stabbing out on $100,000 bail

    Brandon Burlingame, 35, the Lathrop firefighter charged with premeditated attempted murder, bailed out of San Joaquin County Jail on Dec. 23 and was arraigned Wednesday on the felony charges filed against him.  Burlingame is an engineer with the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District where he has been employed for some 12 years. He is suspected of assaulting a patron at a pub at 10 p.m., on Saturday Dec. 1. He reportedly had been wearing a Jus Brothers Motorcycle Riders patch identical to one posted on his Facebook page.

    The Jus Brothers Motorcycle Riders are seen by police as an affiliate of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.  Burlingame was arrested by the Manteca Police Street Crimes Unit the following the incident on Dec. 7 as he was driving away from his French Camp home. He was jailed for allegedly stabbing a 43-year-old patron of The Pub Bar located on North Main Street at Joseph Road after a conflict with others in the establishment. The police report indicated he had left the bar and returned with a knife used in the assault.

    He was held in San Joaquin County Jail for some two weeks in lieu of $100,000 bail. 
    He is scheduled to return to court in late February for his preliminary hearing.

    USA - BN.

    December 28, 2017

    Death penalty for Australian over biker murder

    An Australian man has been sentenced to death in Thailand for his role in the murder of a biker.

    Antonio Bagnato, 28, was found guilty on Tuesday of killing Australian former Hells Angels member Wayne Schneider.

    Schneider, one of New South Wales‘ 10-most-wanted fugitives in 2006, was abducted by masked men from his home in the Thai beachside town of Pattaya in 2015.

    His naked body was found days later in a 2m (6ft) grave in the jungle.
    Bagnato, a kickboxer and Schneider‘s former business partner, was convicted in the Pattaya Provincial Court of murder, deprivation of liberty and disposing of a body.
    “The first defendant [Bagnato] is found guilty of all charges and according to the criminal code, the penalty is execution for the murder and deprivation of liberty, plus a year in prison for hiding the body,” Judge Sirichai Polkarn said according to the .

    US man Tyler Gerard, 22, was convicted of deprivation of liberty and sentenced to three years in jail, but his penalty was reduced to two years because of his co-operation with authorities.

    High-profile victim

    Bagnato was arrested in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, soon after 37-year-old Schneider‘s body was found. Gerard was detained as he tried to cross from Thailand to Cambodia. Two witnesses told the court last year that Bagnato was present at the time of the abduction. The judge said the GPS from a car also connected him to the killing.

    The previously reported the GPS information showed the vehicle was at the Big Buddha Hill burial site two hours after the kidnapping. Bagnato and Schneider had once been partners in a boxing gym in Sydney. Supporters of both parties were present in court.

    One of Bagnato‘s relatives called the verdict “ridiculous”, the ABC reported. “We‘ve got hearts and they‘re hurting right now,” the relative was quoted as saying.

    The case has drawn attention in Australia where Schneider had a long criminal history. He was on New South Wales‘ most wanted list for shooting a bouncer in the kneecap outside a Sydney nightclub, though the charges were later dropped.

    He also faced drug offence charges and was said to be a senior member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang.

    Thailand - BN.

    December 27, 2017

    Swap Meet To Return To Stock Show Complex After Motorcycle Club Shooting

    Two years after a motorcycle club member was murdered at a swap meet, the event is being allowed to return to the National Western Stock Show complex.

    One person was killed and several others wounded (link is external) in a confrontation between two motorcycle clubs in February 2016.
    motorcycle expo 3 Swap Meet To Return To Stock Show Complex After Motorcycle Club Shooting
    Derrick Duran, a member of the Iron Order, was not charged after he claimed he fired in self defense at a member of  the Mongols.
    motorcycle expo Swap Meet To Return To Stock Show Complex After Motorcycle Club Shooting
    “One Mongol punched me four times. I said stop it ‘Stop it leave me alone.’ Boom. I dishcharged a weapon,” he said in an interview with police from that day obtained by CBS4 Denver.
    motorcycle expo 2 Swap Meet To Return To Stock Show Complex After Motorcycle Club Shooting
    A Mongol was carried downstairs and Duran said he went to police.
    “I said, ‘I shot back in self defense here’s my weapons,'” he said.

    The event was banned the following year. Now its website announces it is back — but under certain conditions from the City of Denver and the Stock Show. Both the Mongols and Iron Order motorcycle clubs are banned, and no knives, guns, drugs or outside alcohol will be allowed.
    motorcycle expo 4 Swap Meet To Return To Stock Show Complex After Motorcycle Club Shooting
    Confederation of Clubs’ attorney, Wade Eldridge, said their members, which include the Mongols, would not attend due to city demands.
    “The Confederation of Clubs would sign a document telling the city we would pay them if there was anything bad that happened. if someone got shot, beat up or perhaps if anyone slipped on a banana peel.”

    So the Confederation is offering a different event the same day at Harley Davidson in Parker to benefit veterans. At the Stock show event January 27-28th there will be metal detectors and extra security to prevent a return of violence.

    USA - BN.

    December 26, 2017

    Der er generationsskifte i det danske rygmærke-miljø, hvor de 'gamle' rockere søger nye jagtmarker på grund af den hårde konkurrence

    Rocker- og bandemiljøet syder og bobler. Med jævne mellemrum koger det over, og konflikter bryder ud. Alene i år har der været indtil flere voldsomme sammenstød, der både inkluderer de 'nye' og de 'gamle' klubber.

    De 'nye' og de 'gamle' er et emne, der fylder, når man spørger kilder på gaden og i det kriminelle miljø. Også politiet følger den udvikling:
    - Vi oplever en langt mere aktivistisk og aggressiv tilgang til tingene, når det gælder de såkaldt nye klubber, fortæller Michael Kjeldgaard, chef for Rigspolitiets Nationale Efterforskningscenter (NEC).

    Først var der kun to: Hells Angels og Bandidos. Siden er andre rygmærker kommet til, blandt andet Satudarah og Gremium, ligesom gadebander nu også bekender bande-kulør. Det sidste gælder eksempelvis LTF.

    Michael Kjeldgaard beskriver et næsten kliché-agtigt billede, hvor de 'gamle' er satte og magelige, mens de nyligt tilkomne er sultne og forsøger at positionere sig. Det gælder både i relation til miljøet og til de kriminelle markeder.

    Og det er to fuldstændig uadskillelige punkter. For med et ejerskab i miljøet følger adgang til de kriminelle markeder, der blandt andet er baseret på hash og narko. I den 'kriminelle skolegård' er det den stærkeste, der sætter spillereglerne, fortæller kilder med indsigt i miljøet, der dermed bakker op om Michael Kjeldgaards vurderinger.
    I det forgangne år har Bandidos-medlemmer været involveret i en række konflikter. Foto: Kenneth Meyer
    I det forgangne år har Bandidos-medlemmer været involveret i en række konflikter. Foto: Kenneth Meyer

    Mens Bandidos i de senere år gentagne gange er blevet sat i forbindelse med konflikter, så har Hells Angels - i hvert fald i offentligheden - formået at undgå den store opmærksomhed.

    - Både i forhold til det kriminelle marked og miljøet ser vi, hvordan nogle af de 'gamle' forsøger at opretholde status quo. Samtidig er der en række 'nye', der gerne vil have del af markedet. Kort og godt: Der er nogle, der vil bevare den bestående verden, og så er der nogle, der vil skabe en 'ny' verden. Et klassisk billede, så at sige, forklarer Michael Kjeldgaard.

    Nye territorier
    Udviklingen har medført, at politiet rundt omkring i Danmark nu ser rygmærker, hvor der tidligere ikke var nogen.
    - Det handler om at se muligheder. Både i form af mulige markeder og i form af rekrutteringsgrundlag, fortæller Michael Kjeldgaard.
    - I Jylland har vi set ret tydelige eksempler, hvor man leder efter steder med mulighed for at åbne afdelinger, fortsætter han og henviser til eksempelvis til Satudarah, der tydeligvis forsøger at etablere sig i hovedlandet - i første omgang var det i Viborg, men de adresser har personerne med tilknytning til klubben atter forladt.
    - Det samme så vi i forhold til LTF tidligere i år, hvor de forsøgte at ekspandere, fortæller Michael Kjeldgaard.
    - Føler de 'gamle' sig pressede - og eventuelt hvordan?
    - Det er svært for mig at vurdere, hvordan de måtte føle sig pressede. Men generelt er det klart, at passivitet også kan handle om ikke at tiltrække sig opmærksomhed.
    Hverken Hells Angels eller Bandidos har ønsket at kommentere artiklen.

    Massivt antal LTF-medlemmer fængslet

    LTF var på massiv fremmarch i foråret. Siden er en lang række medlemmer endt bag tremmer. Foto: Ekstra Bladet
    LTF var på massiv fremmarch i foråret. Siden er en lang række medlemmer endt bag tremmer. Foto: Ekstra Bladet

    Grupperinger, der i går var stærke, kan pludseligt blive overhalet indenom af andre. Hverken politiet eller kilder i miljøet kan opstille en rangorden for, hvilken gruppering eller klub der er den mest magtfulde lige nu. Dertil er billedet alt for komplekst.

    En grupperings styrke vurderes ikke kun på antallet af medlemmer. Det handler lige så meget om, hvor dygtig gruppen er til at 'at lave penge', hvor voldsparate medlemmerne er samt om, hvor stærk en indre struktur grupperingerne har.

    Tidligere i år var det LTF, der var på alles læber, fordi gruppen ekspanderede voldsomt og samtidig var part i konflikter. Men nu er forsøget på at få fodfæste i blandt andet Aarhus kuldsejlet. Samtidig sidder op imod 100 af gruppens medlemmer nu i fængsel.
    - Nye grupper opstår eller kommer til. Og nogle af dem forsvinder igen. Billedet er ikke konstant, der er udvikling hele tiden, fortæller Michael Kjeldgaard fra Rigspolitiets Nationale Efterforskningscenter.

    Mens mediernes - og til dels også politikernes - øjne har været rettet mod LTF-bandens konflikter og ekspansionsforsøg, har rockerklubben Satudarah ligeledes søgt at udvide til Jylland. At denne klub hvad angår rekruttering gennem det seneste år har fisket i rørte vande, var noget, som politi-kilder advarede om for flere måneder siden.

    Tilbage i foråret 2016 var det rygmærkeklubben Black Jackets, der gjorde sig bemærket. Den klub eksisterer ikke længere i Danmark.

    Så mange rockere og bandemedlemmer er der
    Pr. 1 december har Rigspolitiet registreret 1349 rockere og bandemedlemmer fordelt på 91 større og mindre grupperinger.

    De omfatter store og kendte navne som Hells Angels, Bandidos, Satudarah og LTF. Dertil kommer en lang række mindre og mere ukendte grupperinger. Pr. 1. december sad 404 rockere og bandemedlemmer bag tremmer.

    Søger nye kriminelle græsgange

    Lau Thygesen, efterforskningschef hos Nordsjællands Politi, har i årevis fulgt rocker- og bandemiljøet tæt. Både på Sjælland og i Jylland, hvor han i foråret var chef for afdelingen for organiseret kriminalitet hos Østjyllands Politi.
    – De her såkaldt nye grupperinger går ind og forsøger at overtage kriminalitets-områder, som rockerne tidligere har siddet på. Jeg ser det sådan, at de ’gamle’ mere eller mindre har affundet sig med det, fordi det giver konflikter, fortæller Lau Thygensen.

    I stedet udser rockerne sig andre måder at tjene penge på. De klassiske kriminelle markeder er hash og narko. De nye veje bevæger sig mere i retning af økonomisk kriminalitet.
    - Som udgangspunkt tror jeg ikke, at de 'gamle' direkte føler sig pressede. Men de forsøger bevidst at holde sig ude af konflikter, fordi det giver for mange problemer og opmærksomhed, fortæller han.

    Kim Kliver, efterforskningschef ved Sydsjællands og Lolland-Falsters Politi, har også haft med rockere og bander at gøre i årevis. Han fortæller, hvordan en del af medlemmerne i de ’nye’ klubber og grupperinger tidligere har gjort sig i andre klubber:
    - Det betyder, at de tager nogle af deres konflikter med de andre miljøer med sig videre. De nye grupper har også en alderssammensætning, hvor de er mere aktive ude i kriminalitets-markedet og festmiljøet. Det drejer som især yngre medlemmer.

    De gamle har fået hård konkurrence

      Satudarah var den første af de nye klubber. Den fik sin første danske afdeling i 2013. Foto: Tariq Mikkel Khan
    Satudarah var den første af de nye klubber. Den fik sin første danske afdeling i 2013. Foto: Tariq Mikkel Khan

    Hells Angeles og Bandidos delte landet mellem sig efter Den Store Nordiske Rockerkrig. Men i slutningen af 00'erne tog Blågårds Plads-banden kampen op med rocker-monopolet. Banden fra indre Nørrebro stod i spidsen for en lang række indvandrerbander, der dannede fælles front mod Hells Angeles i det, der udviklede sig til en blodig bandekrig med flere dødsofre.

    Efterfølgende var det Bandidos' tur til at komme i konflikt med forskellige, nye bandegrupperinger - blandt andet Brothas og Black Cobra - flere steder i landet. I dag er Blågårds Plads blevet en del af bandefusionen Loyal to Familia, og i den proces er striden med Hells Angeles blevet skrinlagt.

    Ifølge Ekstra Bladets oplysninger bliver der dog i rocker-kredse hold skarpt øje med LTF, der med et mantra i retning af 'enten er man med os, ellers også er man mod os' har bredt sig landet over.

    På Nørrebro, der tidligere har været en HA-højborg, ligger rocker-klubhuset på Svanevej nu omkranset af områder, som LTF-medlemmerne anser som deres territorier. For nylig kunne Ekstra Bladet fortælle, at Hells Angeles havde optaget en flok tidligere LTF-medlemmer fra Nordsjælland som prøvemedlemmer.

    Også på Christiania, hvor Hells Angeles i mange år har spillet en central rolle, har der de senere år været en øget tilstedeværelse af andre bandegrupperinger, der forsøger at få en del af et lukrativt hash-marked.

    Denmark - EB.

    December 25, 2017

    On the Internet everybody can be a "Warrior"

    Keyboard Warriors are everywhere on the Internet and almost all the "Warriors" always posting their negative comments ANONYMOUS - cause talking shit in person is too DANGEROUS.

    Once in while do we on MC & Gjengkriminalitet also see some Keyboard Warriors, who ONLY CAN TALK SHIT about other people, and have no problem in doing that, because they can do it ANONYMOUS.

    We´re so tired of
    Keyboard Warriors and all the BULLSHIT they bring along with them, that we have decided to delete all comments from these low life people, who only have the courage to do it ANONYMOUS! 

    MC & Gjengkriminalitet, Monica S.

    Denmark - Norway - Sweden

    Outlaws MC members killing Vice President of Kingsmen MC

    Following the Murder of Outlaws MC President, War Likely to Erupt Between 2 Rival Motorcycle Clubs

    After the murder of the President of Outlaws MC President, there are high chances of a war that can break out between the rival motorcycle clubs. Efforts are being made to stop the war before it starts.

    The suspects of the murder case were already arrested by the police authorities. Paul Anderson, the President of the motorcycle club, was killed brutally by the members of a rival motorcycle club.

    Anderson was stopped by the killers and then shot at by them when he opened the window of his truck. Chris Nocco, the Sheriff of Pasco County fears that a war will definitely breakout after the incident between the two motorcycle clubs. The authorities are trying that the situation doesn’t get much serious and there should be no violence.

    This situation is reminiscent of the 2015 incident in Waco, Texas, when there was a gun battle between the rival clubs. It was really terrible and had resulted in the death of nine people. 177 people were arrested at that time by the police. The police authorities are taking the situation very seriously.

    There could be a serious violence between the two clubs and it may spread quickly as well. Nocco also said.

    History demonstrates that when these types of clubs go into battle with each other, they bring people in from other parts of the country. We’re on our toes right now. We’re on our toes right now. We’re waiting to see what happens, how this escalates.

    Don’t be disillusioned. There’s a lot of professionals in these groups. They’re lawyers, there are professionals of public safety unfortunately that are involved in these groups. There are people that have 9 to 5 jobs – they’re in hospitals, they’re nurses.

    USA - LOAR

    December 24, 2017

    2017 was een klotenjaar.

    We lazen de woorden van onze vriend en broeder Michael Green van TBM Scandinavië. Ook Dutchbikers schreef al vaak over de dringend gewenste samenwerking van clubs. Samenwerken in plaats van je laten afslachten door marionetten van de staat, gedresseerde persmuskieten en trekpoppetjes van het O.M. We geven, met zijn toestemming, een vrije vertaling van zijn woorden. Het origineel (Engels) staat eronder.

    2017 is een klotenjaar geweest voor veel MC clubs over de hele wereld. En WAAROM?
    Omdat veel clubs het naar de kloten geholpen hebben en daarmee regeringen het gereedschap en de macht hebben gegeven om de Broederschap en het Recht Om Vrij Te Zijn te vernietigen. Als we niet stoppen elkaar aan te vallen, als we ons niet VERENIGEN, zal de MC wereld zoals we die kennen binnen een paar jaar verdwenen zijn. Laat de OLD SCHOOL terugkomen. Laten we de codes van EER en RESPECT terugbrengen. Laten we HET ECHTER BIKERLEVEN terug brengen en DE VREDE TUSSEN ALLE CLUBS. ONZE GROOTSTE VIJANDEN ZIJN DE OVERHEDEN die (onze) vrijheid verkopen als iets bedreigends. Als we niet gaan SAMENWERKEN, geven we ze elke keer meer redenen en aanleidingen om te VERNIETIGEN waar we in geloven en waar we voor RIJDEN en voor LEVEN. Het is tijd voor de OUDE GENERATIE binnen iedere club om OP TE STAAN en VAN ZICH TE LATEN HOREN. Om de nieuwe generatie TE LATEN ZIEN WAAR HET VERDOMME ALLEMAAL OM GAAT OM EEN BROEDER EN BIKER TE ZIJN.
    Laat 2018 het jaar zijn waarin we samen het tij keren en waarin DE OUDE WAARDEN EN DE OORSPRONKELIJKE MANIEREN VAN LEVEN die we allemaal willen, terug komen.

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Biker Year.

    Michael Green
    Spokesperson, TBM SCANDINAVIA

    Michael Green

    2017 has been a terrible year for many MC Club’s around the World. And WHY?
    Because many Club’s have fucked it up and given Government’s around the World the tools and more power to destroy the life of Brotherhood and Ride To Be Free. If we don’t STOP fighting each other and UNITE our MC World will be totally destroyed within a few years from NOW. Bring back THE OLD SCHOOL, bring back the code of HONOR and RESPECT, bring back the REAL BIKER LIFE and BRING BACK THE PEACE BETWEEN ALL CLUBS. Our BIGGEST ENEMIES ARE THE GOVERNMENT’S, and as long as we can’t and won’t UNITE and WORK together – we only will provide more tools for them to DESTROY what we believe in and LIVE and RIDE for. Time for the OLD GENERATION in every Club to STAND UP & STEP FORWARD, and show the NEW GENERATION WHAT THE FUCK IT’S ALL ABOUT BEING A TRUE BROTHER & BIKER.
    Let 2018 be the year where we together can turn it around and bring THE OLD TIMES BACK – JUST THE OLD WAY WE ALL LOVE IT.
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Biker Year.


    Michael Green
    Spokesperson, TBM SCANDINAVIA

    Overal beginnen amateurtjes, vaak zelfs zonder motorrijbewijs, soms zelfs zonder enige ervaring een MC. Ieder vind dat hij of zij het “recht” heeft om een MC te beginnen. T-Shirts met MC clublogo’s worden vrij verkocht. Ieder noemt je “BRO”, zelfs als je ze nog nooit gezien of gesproken hebt. Want, zo denken helaas veel wannabees, als je een motorjasje aan hebt is ieder die ook zo’n jasje of een motor heeft jouw “BRO” (afkorting voor Brother Ned: broeder) Er is immers geen “raad” meer en dan mag alles zeggen de “bro brullers”. Op elke straathoek ontstaan clubjes die zich onbeschaamd MC noemen. Ze vinden dat ze geen toestemming nodig hebben. En spugen zo op het respect voor Bikers en het motorleven. En nergens meer mensen om ze te corrigeren en ze uit te leggen hoe je een club start. Een stoere patch op de rug, MC ernaast en hoppaaa een nieuwe “broederschap” is geboren. Het wordt gewoon gedaan zonder enige vorm van respect voor de leefwijze, de bikerwereld en het respect van Bikers. Burgermannetjes rijden op de fiets of op de scooter of zelfs in het openbaar vervoer met MC patches op de rug. Wat gebouwd is en VERDIEND werd door vele generaties mannen in de afgelopen pakweg 60 jaar, wordt binnen een paar seconden gekopieerd en respectloos vertrappeld. Vele goede mannen zijn gestorven voor hun colours, respect en broederschap. In deze tijd denken teveel mensen dat, als ze MC op hun rug naaien en plaatjes over broederschap op hun facebook zetten, ze zijn zoals die echte mannen die de Biker broederschap hebben opgebouwd. Maar je wordt pas getaand als je gereisd hebt! Je word pas “Bro” als je elkaar door en door kent. Je word pas Biker als je het Bikerleven elke dag leeft. Als je dromen over verten en de horizon nooit stoppen. De laffe sloopacties van de overheid zullen door gaan. Een levenswijze, een generatie staat op het punt om “wettelijk” uitgeroeid te worden. De parallel met de 30’er en 40’er jaren is snel getrokken. De bikerapartheid is een feit. Bikers worden met grof geweld van hun bed gelicht waarbij alles gesloopt wordt. De sensatiegeile haarloze persratten zijn vooraf ingelicht zodat het breeduit op TV en in de kranten zal komen. Het Openbaar Ministerie (O.M.) is geen instantie. Het is een secuur gebouwd wapen van de witte boorden. Een gekloond en gehersenspoeld leger, gemaakt om vrijheid te slopen. Denk na! Wat voor wereld laat je na aan je kinderen en kleinkinderen? Samenwerking is de sleutel. Control-Alt-Delete is nodig voor de motorwereld overal.
    We wensen ieder wijsheid, twee vuisten in de wind en een altijd volle tank.

    Robert Hageman - Dutchbikers.Wordpress.

    December 23, 2017

    Rebels bikies walk away laughing after trials end in not guilty

    THEY were supposed to be the trials that gutted the Rebels bikie gang and put a swag of its members ­behind bars. Instead, all four accused Rebels were acquitted in one case, the eight accused were found not guilty in the other and a prominent bikie will get a payout, which could be well into the six figures, from taxpayers to cover his legal costs.

    Both marathon cases involved ­Rebels bikies on trial for allegedly shooting, beating and torturing ­fellow members — but it seems the jury did not believe the witnesses.

    Rishaad Christian told the court he was the sergeant of arms of the Rebels Penrith chapter at the time he was shot.

    The first trial saw a jury in the Downing Centre District court ­acquit Rebels Troy Cusens, Jamie Saliba, Chris Rymer and Eldin Muju­evic over an alleged plot where ­fellow member Rishaad Christian was lured to the Mount Druitt clubhouse before he was shot three times and beaten with a baseball bat until the weapon broke. On November 2 eight Rebels were found not guilty in the same court of torturing a former member in a 36-hour ordeal at a Western Sydney house.


    The case fell over after the alleged victim’s story didn’t add up, including why he went back to the house shortly after he had “escaped”. Also in November, Cusens, the Mount Druitt chapter president, won a costs order that will cost taxpayers a sum that could go into six figures — to cover his legal bill.

    Cusens’ lawyer Leo Premutico declined to comment other than to say he was negotiating the exact ­figure with the Attorney-General’s department. Saliba, who has face tattoos and carried a Bible into the dock on most days of the trial, also applied for costs but was unsuccessful.

    Detectives collect evidence at a Rooty Hill address earlier this year after an incident during which 14 shots were fired into a home believed to belong to Rishaad Christian.

    The first trial ran from March 22 until May 9 and it appeared that the jury did not believe the account of Christian, the alleged victim and main Crown witness. Christian, a drug dealer whose application for bail on other charges had been refused when he entered the witness box on March 30, told the court he was the sergeant of arms of the Rebels Penrith chapter at the time he was shot.

    Asked by the crown prosecutor to explain what that required him to do, Christian told the court: “It means I’m in charge when we go to war.” Moments earlier, Christian had been brought in under the guard of Corrective Services officers. Judge Stephen Norrish explained to Christian that this was to ensure he would be safe from the four ­accused men in the dock.

    Chris Rymer, third from left in white t-shirt and black vest with fellow Rebels.
    “I wouldn’t worry too much, your honour, there’s not enough of them,” Christian told the judge. At another point while giving evidence, Christian looked at the men and sang: “Run, rabbit, run.”

    Christian was shot three times in the leg and left with facial fractures and bleeding on the brain after the incident in the Rebels clubhouse in Minchinbury on July 7, 2014. The court was told that Christian turned up to what he thought was a club meeting. But when he walked into the club at 8.16pm he had a gun pointed at his head.

    Christian ran and the men chased, shooting at him before they bashed him on the street outside the clubhouse. The men were wearing balaclavas but Christian later told police he ­recognised the voices as Saliba and Rymer, the court heard. But, by the time the matter went to trial, Christian’s credibility ­became a problem for the pros­ecution case.

    Rebels members prepare to ride in a procession of more than 300 from their Bringelly club house.

    The court heard that Christian approached a solicitor who had acted for Saliba and Rymer in the early stage of the case and ­demanded money in exchange for him changing his evidence and making the case “go away”.

    There was also the question of whether Christian could actually identify the men by the sound of their voices. He also gave the police different accounts of what was said, the court heard. Then there was the actual ­mot­ive for the shooting. One theory heard by the court was Christian was shot because Saliba and Rymer owed him money for a drug debt.

    Rebels Motorcycle Gang Bikies Arrive in Tasmania for Chapter Anniversary. Credit - Facebook/John Clark via Storyful
    But the court was told this could have been a motive for Christian to falsely accuse the two men of shooting him. In relation to the second trial, lawyer Abdul Reslan, who acted for one of the accused men, said: “The identity of the true assailants could not be determined and so the ­accused were acquitted.”

    The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions did not ­respond to questions, including if there would be an appeal in either case or if it was the right decision to proceed with the cases given the evidence available.


    JUST a year after police confidently declared they had been kicked out of Australia, a feared Dutch-based outlaw motor­cycle gang is back. Satudarah, which had set up a base in NSW and was eyeing off Queensland and South Australia, in 2015, was raided in January last year, its Sydney clubhouse shut down and drugs and firearm components seized.

    A member of the Satudarah Northern NSW/Gold Coast chapter shows the colours.

    But new police intelligence has found not only was the shutdown “only temporary” but they are back and actively looking to expand by forming alliances with already established Australian OMCGs.
    “They did effectively shut down a chapter in Sydney, however they are certainly looking to expand in Australia, they are still active in Australia,” a senior law enfor­cement intelligence officer told The Sunday Telegraph on condition of anonymity.
    “They haven’t established here in a co-ordinated sense because thankfully they haven’t chosen the right ­people to do it.
    “But given the lucrative drug market here they are certainly targeting Australia as a place to set up.”

    It is understood the group, which shamelessly over-­promotes itself as a “family club” through social media, is avoiding potential clashes with other biker groups by bartering “facilitation” in Australia, ­notably with Hells ­Angels, for market access offshore in Indonesia. According to Satudarah, its membership in Australia ­includes Australian Defence Force personnel.

    Meanwhile, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission produced 414 intelligence alerts on bikie gangs in the 2016-17 fiscal year. The previous year it only had 60.

    Australia - BN.