January 31, 2018

John Paul DeJoria: Hells Angels helped raise my son

How an outlaw motorcycle gang took root in Clarksville

The go by nicknames like Slo-mo, Goon, Fester, Lurch and Smurf.
But the members of what police call an outlaw biker gang in Clarksville are no joke, committing, robbery, extortion, distributing meth and doing whatever it takes to get away with their crimes, according to the Department of Justice, and that includes murder.

Many of their illegal activities have been committed in Clarksville, where the California-based Mongols motorcycle club sponsored its first local chapter in Tennessee in 2015, according to 54-count indictment handed down earlier this month. Twelve members of the Clarksville Mongols and three other men working with them were charged in the indictment.

Who are the Mongols?

The Mongols are a motorcycle club founded in California in 1969. It is an international organization with chapters across the United states and several foreign countries. They live by the motto"Respect Few, Fear None," according to the group's website.

The national club did not respond Tuesday to a request for comment. This month's federal indictment lays out a history of the club and how it began in Clarksville, all according to federal prosecutors based on a multi-year investigation.

A group of men from Montgomery County started a Mongols Motorcycle Club in Clarksville in 2015, and after a probationary period, they became full-fledged members in 2017, working closely with a club in California to sell huge quantities of meth in Tennessee and Kentucky, the indictment states.

They identify themselves as an "outlaw" motorcycle gang through patches, tattoos and insignia, according to the US Attorney's Office. They wear leather vests with the image of a Mongol rider and the name of the member's regional chapter. Many also wear a "1%" patch to distinguish themselves from the 99 percent of motorcycle clubs who abide by the law.

Associates hoping to become Mongols members are called "prospects" and may wear "soft colors" of black and white shirts that bear "Support Your Local Mongols," the indictment states. All prospective members and their wives or girlfriends must provide information for a background check. The women are allowed to wear jackets that say "Property of," and names their partner.

The latest indictments are not the first for the Mongols, who have had members indicted for years, but, "The club is staying strong and will continue to fight for the biker community an every patch holder's civil liberties," according to its website.

They even have a constitution and bylaws, which includes rules, a code of conduct and penalties if broken. There is a governing body, including a sergeant-at-arms who maintains firearms for the chapter. While they may see themselves as a brotherhood who "ride iron horses" and named their club after Genghis Khan of the Mongol Empire, authorities call them criminals, willing to beat and kill to defend their enterprise.

How did they take hold in Clarksville?

The founding or earliest members in Clarksville, according to the indictment, included Wesley Frazier, aka "Slo-mo or "Special;" Aelix Santiago, aka "Goon" or Big O;" James Hines, aka "Fester;" Michael Forrester Jr., aka "Stix; Stephen Cole, aka "Lurch;" Jamie Hern, aka "J-ROC;" Robert Humiston, aka "Bric;" Michael Myers, aka "Yea Yea;" Michael Levi West, aka "Smurf" or "Blue;" and Jacob Ort, now deceased, were prospective and/or founding members of the Clarksville chapter of the Mongols.

The indictment says each one agreed to commit at least two acts of racketeering activity in the conduct of the affairs of the enterprise.
"Members of the Clarksville Mongols commit, attempt to commit, and threaten to commit acts of violence to protect and expand the enterprises criminal operation, which includes murder, assaults, intimidation, robbery, extortion, witness tampering, money laundering, drug trafficking, and threats of violence directed against rival gang members, law enforcement and potential witnesses to the crimes of the enterprise," according to the indictment.

In March 2015, all but Forrester and Myers went to Palm Springs, Calif., for a national motorcycle run, where they received probationary patches from supervising "patch daddies" belonging to the Mongols Harbor Chapter in California, the indictment states.

In July 2017, additional members went to Palm Springs for the national run, where the "P" for probationary period were removed from their vests and the Clarksville chapter was added to the Mongols' website as an official chapter.

Many members attended weekly meetings known as "church" or "misa." A "mother chapter" in California governs the other chapters and collect fees, dues and taxes, which may be used to pay legal defenses of members prosecuted for a crime on the Mongols' behalf, according to the indictment.

Meth and violence

Much of the revenue in Clarksville is centered on drugs. The federal indictment says Mongols are actively engaged in large-scale drug trafficking, including methamphetamine, oxymorphone and money laundering.

Clarksville Mongols would get drugs from the California chapter and bring them back to distribute them in Tennessee and Kentucky, according to the indictment. The Clarksville members paid proceeds to the California group.

Members are known to threaten other rival gang members, law enforcement and potential crime witnesses, according to the indictment
"Members of the Clarksville Mongols and their associates promote a climate of fear through intimidation, violence and threats of violence intended to promote the authority of the Clarksville Mongols Enterprise and insulate its members from liability for drug-trafficking and violent crimes committed on behalf of the organization," it says.

The indictment says Frazier and Ort set fire to the Sin City Motorcycle clubhouse (link is external) in Clarksville on May 20, 2015, just two days after a Sin City Motorcycle clubhouse in Nashville was destroyed by fire.

On May 21, 2015, some members are accused of kidnapping a woman and questioning her at gunpoint about stolen narcotics, firearms and money before stealing her Dodge Durango. The next day, Frazier, gang member Joel Aldridge and Ort took the woman and another person to a cemetery in Bumpus Mills, where she was shot at least eight times, including once in the head and multiple times in the arms, according to the indictment, which lists victims only by initials. The woman died.

'Baseball' sized meth

Members may have flaunted their power and influence. Santiago told a Clarksville Police Department officer the Mongols are a multi-million corporation that "owns Tennessee," the indictment states.

Frazier and Cole picked up 10 pounds of meth on one trip to the Harbor chapter. Frazier and West picked up 15 pounds on another trip, the indictment said. Members sometimes had "baseball" sized balls of meth. On or about Jan. 16, 2016, Kyle Heade shot and wounded a person during an attempt to buy pain pills, the indictment said. A month later, members picked up 15 more pounds of meth and rented a storage facility to keep it in. In March they got 25 pounds.

Meanwhile, Mongols here were boxing up large amounts of money to send back to California, including $100,000 in March 2015 and $120,000 a month later, the indictment states.

Mongols supporters

Before the recent indictment, the Clarksville Mongols was growing and planning for the future. Besides making money, they were concerned about turf and rival motorcycle gangs, the indictment said.

In April 2016, Hines and others attended a meeting to discuss starting a local chapter of the Raiders Motorcycle Club in Clarksville. In May, members of the Raiders were told not to wear clothing associated with the club or themselves when they "smash on site," or assault members of the Iron Order/Iron Rockets Motorcycle Club. Mongols told them to take the vests from their rivals as souvenirs.
"The Raiders  is the official support club of the Mongols Motorcycle Gang," according to the federal indictment. "Members of a support club generally carry out tasks at the request of its 1% club — such as intimidating other motorcycle clubs and members, guarding motorcycles and keeping watch while members of the 1% conduct business."

Over the next several months, there were numerous fights between the Raiders and the Iron Order/Iron Rockets. In one case, a man was shot multiple times on July 14, 2016, for wearing a vest that identified him as a member of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club, the indictment said. He was taken by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and survived.

Several members face numerous charges over threats made against another witness in July 2016
Last week, U.S. Attorney Don Cochran of Nashville said the arrests would be significant in Montgomery County, where the gang “terrorized numerous individuals” and pumped in “alarming quantities of illegal drugs.”

Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley said the arrests will make a difference.
“This is huge for our community in Clarksville, making it safer for our citizens,” Ansley said.


Arrest made in Morocco shooting

A Lowell man is facing a charge of reckless homicide following a fatal weekend incident in Morocco. Frank Klotz, 57, is currently being held at the Newton County Jail in connection with the shooting death of Dakoyta Corning, 21, also of Lowell. The incident took place at the Invaders Motorcycle Club at 102 N. Polk Street, Morocco, at approximately 8:24 p.m., on Jan. 27. Corning was transported by Newton County EMS to Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois, where he was pronounced dead.


January 30, 2018

2 Toronto police officers suspended after allegedly ingesting pot, hallucinating while on duty

CBC is reporting that "Two Toronto police officers who allegedly ingested marijuana edibles, hallucinated and called for help while on duty Sunday have been suspended, CBC News has learned. Over the weekend, Toronto police carried out a raid at Community Cannabis Clinic, a marijuana dispensary at St. Clair Avenue West near Dufferin Street. Sources tell CBC News the marijuana edibles the officers ingested are believed to have come from this dispensary."

I Heart Radio is confirming that "Two Toronto Police officers have been suspended after allegedly getting high while on duty after consuming marijuana edibles stolen during a dispensary raid."

The Toronto Sun is reporting that "Two Toronto Police officers have been suspended in a story that includes accusations of eating seized pot edibles, tree climbing and hospital visits, too. One officer was allegedly flying so high, he ended up in a tree. Const. Vittorio Dominelli, a 10 year veteran, and Const. Jamie Young, who has been on the force for two years - complained of hallucinations, according to a police source."

The same thing happened in California. After a raid on a pot dispensary in Santa Ana, the police started chowing down on pot edibles. The police association applied for a restraining order banning the video from being released but a judge denied their application. Here's that video.

Canada - GO/DW.

Five arrested after investigations into outlaw motorcycle gangs in Albury and Wodonga

Five people have been arrested near the Victoria-NSW border as part of ongoing investigations into alleged drugs and firearms trafficking by two outlaw motor cycle gangs. The raids were part of investigations spanning two states targeting the Black Uhlans and Gypsy  Jokers outlaw motorcycle gangs. Nine properties were raided in Wodonga and one in Albury, a mix of residential and business premises. Four men aged 54, 52, 39 and 28 along with 22-year-old woman all from Wodonga were arrested. Detective Acting Inspector Stuart Bailey said police will continue to put pressure on the gangs.
“Outlaw motorcycle gangs don’t only operate in our major cities, they also have a criminal presence in our regional centres,” he said.
“We know these groups have long histories of engaging in a range of crimes, particularly those linked to firearms, and the indiscriminate nature of their crimes presents a significant risk to the community.”

Australia - BN.

January 29, 2018

Razzia bei Hells Angels Rocker

Mehrere Festnahmen – Razzia bei den Hells Angels in Magdeburg.

Bei einer Razzia bei Rocker des Hells Angels MC Magdeburg hat es mehrere Festnahmen gegeben. Mehr als 100 Beamte waren am Dienstagabend im Einsatz, wie das Landeskriminalamt am Mittwoch mitteilte.

Drei Haftbefehle wurden erlassen
Auch Spezialeinsatzkräfte seien beteiligt gewesen. Einzelheiten zu den Festnahmen gab es zunächst nicht. Anlass der Razzia in einem Restaurant, das als Szene-Treff der Hells Angels Rocker gilt, war ein Angriff auf Sicherheitsleute in Magdeburg Anfang Oktober.

Dafür sollen Mitglieder der Hells Angels verantwortlich sein. Das Amtsgericht Magdeburg hatte deswegen drei Haftbefehle erlassen. Sie sollten am Dienstagabend vollstreckt werden. Ob unter den Festgenommenen auch die Gesuchten sind, ist noch unklar.

Germany - Berliner.

Prozess gegen Hells Angels Gießen

Hells Angels Gießen: Prozessauftakt fällt erneut ins Wasser.

Auch im Seltersweg sollen sie Leute attackiert haben: Sechs Mitglieder der Hells Angels MC Gießen müssen sich vor Gericht verantworten. Doch der Prozess kommt einfach nicht in die Gänge.

Ein paar Tage erst ist es her, dass ein Prozess gegen sechs Mitglieder der Hells Angels Gießen verschoben werden musste: Zwei Rocker fehlten unentschuldigt, auch ein Verteidiger war verhindert.

Nun erschien einer der Angeklagten ohne Pflichtverteidiger. Der Prozessauftakt musste erneut verschoben werden.

Hells Angels Gießen wird gefährliche Körperverletzung vorgeworfen
Was wird den Hells Angels vorgeworfen? Die Staatsanwaltschaft geht davon aus, dass die sechs Angeklagten – im Alter von 22 bis 34 Jahren – mehrere Personen verprügelt haben. Gefährliche Körperverletzung lautet daher der Vorwurf. Zwischen Juli 2015 und Februar 2016 sollen sie ihre Opfer im Seltersweg, in einem Bistro in Lich sowie in einem Lokal in Gießen attackiert haben. Die Opfer erlitten durch Schläge und Tritte massive Prellungen. Einem Mann wurde die Nase gebrochen.

Bei dem Angriff in dem Lokal sollen die Rocker sogar mit Stühlen auf die Opfer eingedroschen haben. Dank Videokameras in dem Bistro sowie dem Restaurant und aufgrund der Aussagen mehrerer Zeugen kamen die Ermittler dem Sextett auf die Schliche.

Gericht offenbar verantwortlich für Verschiebung
Verantwortlich für die erneute Verschiebung ist dieses Mal offenbar das Gericht: Einer der Angeklagten hatte keinen Verteidiger gemeldet, entsprechend hätte das Gericht einen Pflichtverteidiger benennen müssen. Das wurde offenbar versäumt.

Germany - Giessener


What has this outlaw lifestyle when 1%ers can no longer mount up and ride for miles upon end and not have to concern themselves with crossing the bounderies of enemy lines or crossing other Doms borders?

Is this the future our forfathers fought for when they first started this lifestyle would our predicessors be proud of the lifestyle and traditions we now practice, or would they turn there heads in shame?

Has this life become one giant power strugg...le? Where instead of riding and being with our brothers for the sake of brother hood have been clouded by the power struggle of who controls what territory or who is the baddest 1%er in the land.

Have we really become nations of power hungry men where we have forgotten the importance of living this life. Are gone the days when men banded together and road under the same patch for the love of the lifestyle. Are gone the days when we wore the Diamond not because we felt we needed to make a statement but because no one was gonna tell us when, where, or how we road, and lived our lives. It is often said that " the man makes the patch, the patch doesnt make the man''. To often then not it has become the other way around. I'm writing this not because I feel I am imperfect, but I am writing this in the hopes that in a world full of Jax Teller SOA wannabees there are still some real 1%ers out there who truly live there lives as a 1%er and that in future we can move forward and get back to what our forefathers wanted for us as Diamond 1%ER wearers with that.
Much Love, and RESPECT.
Kinfolk Apache 1%er KFFK

January 28, 2018

Comancheros bikie boss jailed as police get tough on gangs

THE most powerful outlaw bikie in the nation has been secretly jailed. Comancheros national president Mick Murray was spotted in cuffs last week being placed in a prison van.



It can be revealed the bikie boss has been fighting authorities since mid-last year. He is believed to be the subject of an investigation by Victoria Police’s anti-bikie Echo taskforce but is said to have repeatedly refused to co-operate with authorities. The Sunday Herald Sun has chosen not to reveal further details for legal reasons.

It is not known who will step into the Comancheros leadership void during Murray’s next stint in jail, which could be up to two years. It is believed his jailing has created difficulties about where to place him because of his high profile. He is believed to be at either the Metropolitan.



Comancheros boss Mick Murray. Picture: Hamish Blair

Remand Centre or Melbourne Assessment Prison but details are being kept secret. He is likely to be moved to the maximum security Port Phillip Prison where other Comancheros are held.

Heavily tattooed Murray only has a criminal history with convictions for affray, attempting to pervert the course of justice and committing an indictable offence while on bail. He spent 68 days in custody before being bailed over 15 charges he faced in 2016. He pleaded guilty to two charges and was sentenced to time served and a $10,000 fine, after which he returned to run the Comancheros.

Murray has been a prime target for the Echo taskforce for several years. Over the past two years dozens of Comancheros members have been charged and jailed. Victoria Police last year charged 19 people either linked to or members of the Comancheros after a massive operation that included widescale phone tapping. It included Murray’s “right hand man” who is facing charges including inciting underlings to commit arson and to traffic drugs, dealing in the proceeds of crime and conspiring to commit arson.

Comancheros national president Mick Murray.

Murray, national head of the Comancheros for at least two years, has been in dispute with the Australian Taxation Office over a $13 million tax debt since 2014. He was late last year ordered to pay $3.72 million. Police raided Murray in February 2014 and seized financial documents, with his and his wife assessed as having failed to pay income tax between 2008 and 2013.

Before moving to Melbourne he was an enforcer for the Comancheros in Sydney and took part in the infamous gang war with Notorious. Murray, considered leadership material, became a loyal ally of organised crime figure Jay Malkoun and took the reins as Victorian president after his departure for Dubai in 2013.

The bikie boss was photographed sitting next to Mick Gatto at a Danny Green fight in 2012 — an early sign of his growing importance in Australia’s underbelly. But photos of Murray looking threatening brought him to the public’s attention after his Hallam gym and tattoo parlour were sprayed with bullets in suspected Hells Angels attacks the same year.

The Comancheros were suspected of a series of shootings and the firebombing of a Kittens strip club. Picture: AAP

Under his leadership the Comancheros in 2015-16 were suspected of a series of shootings and the firebombing of a Kittens strip club (link is external)— which had contracted Clay Auimatagi, a security industry rival of Murray’s. Auimatagi was also shot outside his own gym in Narre Warren - That crime remains unsolved.

It is believed the club’s management paid the gang $250,000 to stop attacks on its venues. The Echo taskforce is also trying to solve the drive-by shooting of former senior Comanchero Robert Morando, who survived being gunned down near his Narre Warren South (link is external)home.

Police raids on Comanchero gang members have resulted in seizures of drugs, cash, guns and explosives including a Russian-made grenade. Two years ago the Australian Defence Force was called in and homes evacuated in a Blackburn South street after the bomb was found.

It was deemed to be “real, live and capable of exploding”. Intelligence gathered stated the grenade “far more powerful and therefore far more deadly than those used by the ADF”. The Comancheros are an international bikie gang with known chapters in Spain, Estonia and Russia.

Australia - BN.

January 27, 2018

Outlawsfest i Fredrikstad

Skjermdump fra Outlaws' nettsider.
Fredag ettermiddag var flere medlemmer av den verdensomspennende motorsykkelklubben også å se i gatene i Sarpsborg. Blant annet ble det observert medlemmer med påskriften Outlaws Germany på ryggen. Outlaws ble grunnlagt så tidlig som i 1995 i Illinois. Både FBI og norske Kripos anser Outlaws for å være en kriminell MC-klubb.

Andre i Europa

Outlaws etablerte seg i Norge i 1995. Da som klubb nummer to i Europa. Ved politihuset i Sarpsborg bekreftes det at klubben skal avholde fest i nabobyen i helgen. Men Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad lyktes ikke med å få kommentarer fra noen hos politiet i Fredrikstad angående nevnte fest. Ifølge kilder i politiet skal det komme medlemmer fra blant annet Tyskland, England, Sverige og Finland.

Sarpsborg og Fredrikstad

Outlaws er etablert på flere steder i Norge. Både Sarpsborg og Fredrikstad har egne avdelinger. Ifølge Wikipedia er Hells Angels klubbens største rival. På 1990-tallet var for øvrig Thore Henki Holm Hansen i medienes søkelys. Han var da klubbens Europa-sjef.

Norway - FB










January 26, 2018

Hells Angel Larry Amero arrested and charged in 2012 murder plots of rivals

Notorious B.C. Hells Angel Larry Amero has been charged with conspiracy to kill gangster rivals Sandip Duhre and Sukhveer Dhak, who died months apart in targeted 2012 shootings. Amero, 40, was arrested in Ottawa on Thursday by Vancouver police officers, with the assistance of Ottawa police and the Ontario Provincial Police biker enforcement unit.

He will be brought to B.C. to face the conspiracy charges, Vancouver police said Thursday afternoon.

Convicted gang hitman Dean Michael Wiwchar, 32, has also been charged with one count of murder in Duhre’s January 2012 assassination, as well as conspiracy to commit the murder of Dhak in November 2012.

While the Duhre murder charge against Wiwchar is new, he was identified as the suspected hitman when he was on trial in B.C. Supreme Court in 2015 on several firearms charges. Justice Gregory Bowden said in his ruling convicting Wiwchar on the gun counts that Vancouver police had linked a getaway car used in the Duhre hit to Wiwchar and that witnesses described the shooter as having the same height and build as Wiwchar.

And police had an informant who said someone named Alkhalil had paid Wiwchar. Investigators later found $140,000 in Wiwchar‘s safe deposit box, Bowden noted. Postmedia has learned that Wiwchar was recently injured in a stabbing inside federal prison.

Rabih “Robby” Alkhalil, an associate of both Amero and Wiwchar, was already facing charges in the Duhre murder and has made several B.C. court appearances. Both Wiwchar and Alkhalil were convicted last year of first-degree murder for the June 2012 execution of John Raposo in Toronto’s Little Italy. Their Ontario trial heard that Alkhalil brought Wiwchar in, describing him in a text message as the “best hitter.”

Wiwchar dressed like a construction worker with a reflective vest and dust mask and wore a wig to kill Raposo outside the Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe. Until last August, Amero was charged in Quebec as an alleged leader of an international cocaine smuggling ring. But his charges were stayed after his lawyer argued that the case had taken too long to get to trial.

West Point chapter of the Hells Angels with Amero’s image photoshopped in on the right. PNG
Amero, a B.C. longshoreman and member of the West Point chapter of the Hells Angels, was seriously injured in the August 2011 Kelowna shooting that left Red Scorpion leader Jonathan Bacon dead. Independent Soldiers gangster James Riach was in the targeted Porsche Cayenne with Bacon and Amero, but escaped injury.

Three men linked to the United Nations gang — Jason McBride, Michael Jones and Jujhar Khun-Khun — are currently on trial for the 2011 shooting. Sukh Dhak is alleged to have ordered the Kelowna hit, according to evidence at their trial. After the Bacon murder, anti-gang police issued repeated public warnings that anyone connected to the Dhak-Duhre group could be targeted in retaliation.

A few months later Duhre was shot to death in the lobby of the Sheraton Wall Centre in downtown Vancouver. The violent conflict continued and in November 2012, Dhak and his bodyguard Thomas Mantel were gunned down outside a Burnaby hotel.

Several associates on either side of the conflict were also murdered in cases that remain unsolved.Amero was once part of the White Rock Hells Angels, but in 2012 moved over to the new West Point chapter, based in Langley. He was also part of the formation of a gang alliance called the Wolf Pack, made up of some Hells Angels, some Red Scorpions and some members of the Independent Soldiers.

After he was released from a Quebec jail last August, Amero settled in Ottawa, but had been returning to B.C. for brief visits.

Canada - BN.

Laconia Hells Angel pleads guilty to federal drug charges

A Laconia man who allegedly belongs to the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to four counts of distributing methamphetamine, federal prosecutors said.

James Cunningham, 61, sold 26.6 grams (.94 ounce) of methamphetamine on four occasions in 2013 to an individual who was cooperating with the FBI, according to a statement released by acting U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire John J. Farley. Three of the transactions took place in Manchester and one in Merrimack.
Cunningham was one of four men arrested and charged by federal authorities with drug trafficking crimes last June 9. The other three were Timothy Raxter, 52, of Tilton, who also was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm; Harry Bolton, 63; and Kenneth Bailey, 52, both of Weare.

They pleaded guilty to the charges last fall and are awaiting sentencing.
"We're pleased to see Mr. Cunningham, a member of one of the most violent and notorious gangs in the United States, finally accepting responsibility for trafficking illegal narcotics," said Harold H. Shaw, special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston Division.

Each drug charge is punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $1 million.
The maximum penalty for the firearms charge against Raxter is 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Cunningham is currently free on bond pending sentencing, which is scheduled for May 9.
Raxter pleaded guilty to the charges last Nov. 7 and is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 15. Bolton and Bailey are due to be sentenced next Thursday. Court filings and statements made in court established that on Jan. 23, 2017, Laconia police executed a search warrant on Raxter’s vehicle, seizing a .40-caliber pistol and approximately 10 grams of “ice” methamphetamine. As a previously convicted felon, Raxter is prohibited from possessing firearms.

Seven months before Cunningham was arrested on the drug-trafficking charges, he was charged with domestic assault after a two-hour standoff with police at his Weirs Boulevard residence in Laconia.

Cunningham's victim in that incident told authorities he had beaten her with a pool cue, slapped her, and threatened to "slash her throat" and "bash her head in." Cunningham was arraigned on two counts of second-degree domestic violence assault charges in connection with the incident, but the charges were never presented to a grand jury, according to the Belknap County Attorney's office.

The federal drug case involved personnel from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Laconia and Tilton police departments.


January 25, 2018

Highest Paid Mafia Boss Tells the TRUTH About the Life

January 24, 2018

Walton Goggins On Playing A Transwoman On "Sons Of Anarchy" - CONAN on TBS

Rock Machine regain foothold in Perth after bikie ‘war’

A notorious bikie gang that became embroiled in a “war” with Australia’s biggest outlaw motorcycle club is back in WA. Suspicions Rock Machine were trying to regain a foothold in Perth appear confirmed with the arrest of a man over an alleged vicious attack on his former girlfriend.

The 23-year-old was wearing a vest with a Rock Machine “patch” on the back — signifying his gang membership — when he was arrested this month, the first evidence police have that the club is back in the State since its Perth members were absorbed into the Bandidos bikie gang in 2013.

Rock Machine were involved in a violent feud with the Rebels — Australia’s biggest gang — when it set up in WA in 2009, with the tit-for-tat exchanges including firebombings, bashings and the shooting in 2011 of Rebels WA president Nick Martin, who survived the attack.

The gang’s re-emergence brings the number of outlaw motorcycle clubs in WA to 12, while street gangs Brothers 4 Life and the Mongrel Mob also have a presence. While it is unclear how many Rock Machine bikies are in WA, police believe it is only a few.

Attorney-General John Quigley said he believed police had been doing their best to disrupt bikie gangs but needed effective laws.
“Despite the anti-gang laws the Liberals introduced, there were more gangs ... at the end of their eight years in government than there were at the start, which just proves their laws were not fit for purpose,” he said.

The Criminal Organisations Control Act, which remains unused more than four years after it was introduced, is largely considered unworkable. The Barnett government promised new anti-gang laws in 2015 but they were never delivered. Mr Quigley met the NSW Attorney-General this week and is speaking to his counterparts around Australia to develop legislation to help police, but would not be drawn on what powers he thought would be useful.

Australia - BN.

January 22, 2018

How to be a REAL BIKER in 4 easy steps

January 21, 2018

Ytterligare en häktad för medhjälp i knivöverfallet

En sjunde man, en 26-åring, har nu häktats misstänkt för inblandning i knivangreppet på en 24-årig man i Skäggetorp. Enligt Barometerns källor agerade han som chaufför vid den grova misshandeln.

Den 26-årige mannen greps på måndagen då han även senare anhölls. På fredagen hölls häktningsförhandlingar i Kalmar tingsrätt som beslutade att han skulle häktas på sannolika skäl, den högre misstankegraden, för medhjälp till grov misshandel. Det skriver Barometern. 

Enligt Barometerns källor ska 26-åringen ha agerat som chaufför till männen. Flera av de misstänkta männen har kopplingar till X-team som är en supportergrupp till det kriminella mc-gänget Bandidos.

Knivangreppet inträffade i Linköping på söndagsmorgonen då en man i 25-årsåldern överfölls. Mannen fick allvarliga skador och opererades akut på US.

Målet kan också komma att flyttas till Linköpings tingsrätt. På fredagen lämnade åklagaren in en begäran om att ärendet ska flyttas.

– Vi räknar med att vi fattar ett beslut på måndagen, säger Henrik Elfving, chefsrådman på Kalmar tingsrätt, till Barometern.
Brottet som männen är misstänkta för inträffade i Linköping på söndagsmorgonen då en man i 25-årsåldern överfölls i området Skäggetorp. Mannen utsattes för en svår misshandel och ska enligt lokala medier bland annat ha blivit knivskuren.

Sweden - Barometern.

January 20, 2018

Stiff Gritty has potential

A lot of people have been very interested in this new video of HA associates trashing Madchild. I think Stiff Gritty has potential. His reference to Madchild carrying around a stuffed animal like a Yaletown slut was rather amusing. His reference to Madchild being a GHB predator nailed it. One has to remember who sold him the GHB but it is good to recognize that being a GHB predator is not a good thing. Tupac Shakur left us with the Ghetto Gospel after he died.

Tupac made reference to a homeless lady and another woman addicted to crack then said, "Tell me do you see that old lady, Ain't it sad, Living out of bags, Plus she's glad for the little things she has, And over there there's a lady, Crack got her crazy, Guess who's giving birth to a baby, I don't trip or let it fade me, From out of the fryin' pan, We jump into another form of slavery."

In another song called Changes Tupac responds to a crack dealer who said "I made a G today," then said "but you made it in a sleazy way Sellin' crack to the kids." Tupac didn't have a problem with pot, he had a problem with crack cocaine. So do I. We both saw what it does to people.

Trailrunner said that no one in the Madchild Diss video will ever amount to anything. Aside from being a tad harsh, I don't believe that is true. I think they all show potential. Speaking out against being an oxy junkie and a GHB predator shows potential.

Stiff Gritty's manger has a reputation for being a good guy. He sold pot in high school and was fair in his business dealings. No one cares about pot. It will soon be legal. Crack, fentanyl and crystal meth are the drugs that are killing society.

I would however caution them as to what they aspire to. The young girls in bikinis at the pool in the video look like normal girls who were simply their friends from high school. I dont want to be mean but the girls sitting on the bed in lingerie kinda looked like strippers or prostitutes. There isn't much of a long term future in that and I'm not sure that is where you want some of your female high school friends to end up.

We all know the pattern. First they recruit the girls to be strippers and invite them to parties where its all about strippers and blow. Then they get them hooked on harder drugs and get them working in the sex trade industry to pay for the drugs. After the drugs eat them alive and they can no longer make money in the industry they end up dead on the Picton Farm.

Jesse Hadden is a good guy. The after hours he ran across the street from the Pickton farm was fine. People would go there after Roosters closed. Piggy's Palace down the street was not. The members involved in that dive are pieces of garbage. They weren't just GHB predators, they would gang rape crack hos and kill them for drug debts.

Watch your ladies. Be careful what happens to your young female friends you introduce to club members. Make sure they don't end up crack hos dead on the Pickton farm. That wouldn't be loyal to your friendships. The reason why the old men on Viagra want you around is so you can bring young girls around their daughters age so they can sleep with them. Mind how you go.

Snak the Ripper also has potential. Repping the Stop down crew yo. I'm not saying we should all jump on the bandwagon and trash Madchild for being a b*tch. Like Fat Joe, his response to 50 Cent was a one time one time only. Fat Joe just set the record straight then moved on to other things. Likewise, these young guns can move on to other things after setting the record straight.

Canada - GO/DW.

Gremium MC lukker og slukker i Trondheim

Det begyndte så godt for tyske Gremium MC i Norge, men det er gået alt andet end godt, for hvor man før var repræsenteret med fem afdelinger, er man i dag nede på kun tre afdelinger tilbage i Norge, og en af disse er såmænd ikke mere end et par stykker tilbage. 

Sidste år lukkede afdelingen Borderline ned, hvor alle afdelingens medlemmer i fællesskab valgte, at indlevere deres veste og samtidigt tog afsked med Gremium MC for good. Nu er det så sket igen, og denne gang er det afdelingen i Tronheim, som i fællesskab har valgt, at indlevere deres veste og træde ud af Gremium MC for good.

Kilder med stor indsigt i Gremium MC Norway fortæller, at der igennem i mere end et år har været så store interne uoverensstemmelser, at det nærmest har været uundgåeligt, at det ikke skulle ende med brud. 

Problemerne skyldes en meget lille personkreds i Gremium MC´s afdeling i Oslo, som har formået at lave så stor splid mellem sine egne, at selv omtalte afdelings President for nyligt skulle være blevet smidt ud i Bad Standing. 

Kilder fortæller til MC & Gjengkriminalitet, at der er tale om to tyske medlemmer i Gremium MC´s afdeling i Oslo, som er direkte skyld i alle de interne problemer, fordi de tror, at hele Gremium MC Norway drejer sig om dem, og de skal diktere og styre hele Gremium MC Norge.

Men som tingene nu er gået for Gremium MC Norway, der ser det nu snart mere ud til, at disse to selvudnævnte diktatorer måske snart selv indser, at de har kørt en stor og god klub i sænk i Norge, og måske må pakke deres rygsække, og tage retur til Tyskland, og her stå til regnskab for deres fejlslagne "invasion" i det norske NISSELAND.

Norway - MC & Gjengkriminalitet
Jan H.

January 19, 2018

Polisen: ”X-team är etablerat eller håller på att etablera sig i Kalmar”

Polischefen bekräftar: Bandidos-gruppen X-team vill in i Kalmar

Bandidos undergrupp X-team har etablerat sig, eller är på väg att göra det, i Kalmar.
Barometern var först med att berätta om att flera personer med kopplingar till X-team bor eller är skrivna i Kalmarområdet.

Tidningen har kartlagt de sex personer som i går begärdes häktade, misstänkta för en brutal misshandel i Linköping tidigt på söndagsmorgonen. Männen greps senare av polis i Kalmar län.
– Det vi känner till är att X-team har, eller försöker etablera sig, eller att det finns individer som sympatiserar med X-team i Kalmar, säger polisområdeschef Patrik Oldin till P4 Kalmar.
Hur vet ni det?
– Det är via underrättelser, att folk berättat det för oss eller iakttagelser som vi gör själva.
Hur allvarligt ser du på att det finns X-team-medlemmar i Kalmarområdet?
– Det beror lite på hur kriminellt aktiva de är men det är aldrig bra att de etablerar sig någonstans.

Så agerar du om Bandidos försöker pressa dig

En undergrupp till det kriminella mc-gänget Bandidos etablerar sig i Kalmar. Poliskommissarie Patrik Andersson vet mer om vilka de är – och hur du ska göra om de kontaktar dig. Det är undergruppen X-team som har etablerat sig, eller är på väg att göra det, i Kalmar. Det bekräftar polisen för P4 Kalmar.
– I detta fallet skulle jag mycket väl kunna tänka mig att det är Bandidos Ljungby som är ute för att expandera. Man försöker då lägga under sig större delar av Kronobergs och Kalmar län, säger Patrik Andersson, poliskommissarie vid polisens underrättelseenhet i Region Syd och expert på kriminella mc-gäng.

Hur ska polisen agera nu?
– De kommer fortsätta agera vidare. Det gör man med dels underrättelser, dels med de ingripanden man har gjort. Så polisen ligger på.

Säg att den här gruppen skulle kontakta mig som privatperson eller företagare, kanske genom att pressa mig på pengar. Vad ska jag göra då?
– Kontakta polisen omedelbart. Många gånger har vi märkt det, att de ska hämta in pengar för en uppdiktad skuld. De som då betalar initialt kommer uppleva att då återkommer de.

Sweden - SR.

Feds hand down 54-count indictment to members of motorcycle gang

Dozens of indictments have been handed down to 12 members and associates of a motorcycle gang chapter in Middle Tennessee. The 54-count indictment for the racketeering conspiracy was unsealed during a news conference in Nashville on Thursday.

The suspects, who are all believed to be involved with the Clarksville chapter of the Mongols motorcycle gang, are accused of many crimes, including murder, kidnapping, extortion and large-scale drug trafficking.

Officials say the group met at various businesses and homes in Clarksville on a weekly basis. The members reportedly paid dues to support the club's criminal activities. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued this statement about the investigation:
Gangs that conspire to spread illegal drugs like methamphetamine and lethal opioids, extort legitimate businesses, and wage violence on our fellow Americans will be held accountable by the Department of Justice. Last year, we secured the convictions of more than 1,200 gang members, and, as this case makes clear, we are not slowing down.
I want to thank the ATF and all of our incredible state, county, and local law enforcement partners who helped make today's indictment possible, including the Clarksville and Owensboro Police Departments, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and four county sheriff’s offices. Today’s indictment is the next step in our efforts to dismantle gangs and stop the spread of deadly drugs and violent crime.

Some of the crimes contained in the indictment include:
  • The arson of the Sin City Motorcycle Clubhouse in May 2015
  • Kidnapping two people at gunpoint and fatally shooting one of them in May 2015
  • Transporting at least 50 pounds of methamphetamine to Tennessee
  • The attempted murder of the member of another motorcycle club in July 2016
  • Kidnapping a woman from a hotel in Nashville in October 2016
Below is a list of the individuals who are charged in the conspiracy:
  • James Wesley Frazier (AKA "Slo-Mo and "Special"), 30, of Clarksville
  • Aelix Santiago (AKA "Goon" and "Big O"), 29, of Clarksville
  • Kyle Heade, 30, formerly of Fort Campbell
  • Joel Aldridge (AKA "Sleezy" and "Spoon"), 36, of Clarksville
  • James Hines (AKA "Fester"), 42, of Clarksville
  • Michael Forrester, Jr. (AKA "Stix"), 29, of Clarksville
  • Stephen Cole (AKA "Lurch"), 36, of Clarksville - He remains at large
  • Jamie Hern (AKA "J-Roc"), 38, of Clarksville
  • Robert Humiston (AKA "Bric" and "Brichands"), 25, of Dover
  • Michael Myers (AKA "Yea Yea"), 33, of Oak Grove, KY
  • Michael Levi West (AKA "Smurf" and "Blue"), 35, of Clarksville
  • Adrianna Frazier (AKA "Adrianna Miles"), 32, of Owensboro, KY
Charged with large-scale drug trafficking:
  • Derek Leighton Stanley, 43, of Owensboro, KY
Charged with offenses related to Hobbs Act robbery:
  • Timothy Grant, 31, of Clarksville
  • Dustin McCracken (AKA "D"), 28, of Clarksville

Outlaws Motorcycle Club members charged with beating man in Bay City bar

Two members of a motorcycle club are facing criminal charges for allegedly beating a man in a bar after he slighted them. Just before 1 a.m. on Dec. 27, police responded to the Whyte Goose Inn, 108 State St. in Bay City, after a bartender called 911 to report an assault had just occurred. Bay County Central Dispatch relayed to the officers that two members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club (link is external) had caused a ruckus in the bar and had done so earlier in the night at Stables Martini & Cigar Bar, 804 E. Midland St.

The two subjects left the bar before officers arrived, separately driving away in a pickup truck and an SUV, court records show. Upon officers' arrival, they found a 49-year-old man lying facedown on the floor. The man complained of pain in his neck and back and said he was having difficulty feeling with one hand. He had also suffered two lacerations to the left side of his head. He was transported to McLaren Bay Region hospital for treatment, court records show.

Witnesses at the scene identified the assailants as Eric J. "Whiplash" Kerkau (also known by the surname Grzegorczyk), 46, and a 32-year-old cohort. They told police the victim had apparently had video of them on his cellphone, something which took exception with. Kerkau and his friend approached the man and told him he can't have images of them, as they are "black and white," referring to their club's colors, court records show.

The confrontation escalated to the point that the other biker exited the bar and tried goading the patron to follow him outside to fight. The man refused, prompting the biker to step back inside and, together with Kerkau, proceed to beat, punch, and kick him, witnesses told police.

Police later found one of the fleeing vehicles parked in the driveway of Kerkau's Bay City home. On Jan. 5, they stopped by Kerkau's place to speak with him about the incident, but he declined to comment without his lawyer present. Police also went to the other biker's last known address and found he no longer lived there.
Authorities issued warrants for Kerkau and the other man on Jan. 12. The same day, Kerkau voluntarily appeared in Bay County District Court for arraignment on one count of assault with intent to cause great bodily harm less than murder, a 10-year felony. The arraigning judge freed Kerkau on a personal recognizance bond and scheduled his case for a preliminary examination at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

Kerkau's codefendant remains at large, wanted on the same charge.
The Outlaws Motorcycle Club was established in 1935 in McCook, Illinois. Since then, it has expanded to 28 countries. It has four Michigan chapters, including one in Bay City. In 2006, five members of the Bay City chapter were involved in a shootout with the Hell's Angels.

Through its website, the club is adamant that it is not a criminal organization.
"We may not live by the rules of society, but we do live by its laws," the site states.


January 18, 2018

OMCG arrests after being together in public place, SA

Three members of the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang have been arrested for being participants in a criminal organisation present in a public place, according to SA Police. The investigation by police will allege the three men were together on Saturday 13 January at a licensed premises in Glenelg.

Two of the men also breached bail conditions not to communicate with each other. A 40-year-old man from Seaton and a 34-year-old man from Redwood park were arrested and charged as participants in a criminal organisation being knowingly present in a public place, and breach of bail.

A 35-year-old man from Golden Grove was charged as a participant in a criminal organisation being knowingly present in public place with two or more other participants.

All three have been bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 7 March. This offence was introduced to prevent members of known organised crime groups from coming together to plan and organise their criminal activities.

The laws are in place to protect the community from people who have no regard for public safety and whose behaviour is unacceptable to the wider community.

Australia - BN.

Tidligere gjengleder siktet i narkotikasak

Ifølge avisens opplysninger ble mannen i 30-årene pågrepet 22. november ved en barne- og ungdomsskole på Østlandet. Politiet mener mannen kan knyttes til befatning med fem kilo hasj i løpet av høsten i fjor. Han har siden sittet i varetekt.
– Han nekter straffskyld, sier mannens forsvarer Waqar Aslam Malik til VG.

Mannen er tidligere blant annet dømt til elleve års fengsel for to drapsforsøk i 2007. Ifølge dommen prøvde han å drepe en sentral skikkelse i B-gjengen og en annen mann på Furuset i Oslo. Mannen ble endelig løslatt fra fengsel like før jul i fjor, men han var løslatt på prøve forut for den tid.

I tillegg til den tidligere gjenglederen er seks menn og en kvinne siktet for grove narkotikaforbrytelser i tilknytning til narkotikasaken i Vestfold.

Norway - NRK.

Kinfolk Motorcycle Club: The New Generation. Insane Throttle response to a hater

I always find it funny that when we put out an article about a particular club, right away the haters who might not agree with what we had to say, are out in mass trying to prove us wrong. We did an article on the Sultar Soldiers M/C the other day, in that article I argued those who are going around calling these clubs pop-ups and not following a set of rules, shouldn’t be ruled as such because a lot of the clubs I mentioned, contained members who were former members of the bigger 1%er clubs, got dissatisfied with where their former club was going, left, and got with some new brothers to form another club.

Well, the torches and mob came out of the woodwork as they usually do. They will start sending other articles and materials trying to dispute what I wrote about on a particular club. Well, the haters didn’t let us down. We opened an email crying and whining about the Kinfolk M/C, one we mentioned in that article. They gave some long drawn out hater response as they usually do and attach a link to another site to try to boost their case.

The link this time was to onepercentersbikers.com. Decent site if you would like to know the history of a certain club. The site I was directed to was on the Kinfolk M/C, gave all this history about where they started and what year. The site even included the Aging Rebel as a source for statements that were allegedly made at a Kinsfolk M/C National. They were all giddy because they were pointing out “If you don’t like cops like you claim, this club takes ex-cops and you’re out there fighting for them”.

First off, don’t need to stand up for any club Ass-Monkey, they can do that for themselves, secondly if you ever read my articles you would see me saying “As long as they get rid of the badge, then its a non issue for me because they are not acting like something they are not”.

I do find it funny sometimes these haters going around boasting that kind of argument. Afterall does no one remember Steven “Gorilla ” Mondevergine? You know. Ex-cop turned Pagan Boss? A pretty respectable guy in his time? If he was good for the Pagans who are you all to say that they were wrong? Just like clubs who are the Big 4 who has ex-police, who the hell are you ass-monkeys to go out there bashing on a new club that does the same thing the other Big 4 do?
From One Percenter Biker via this haters email
The following statements were published by the Aging Rebel website and are said to have come from the Kinfolk MC National meeting held on 15 October 2016:
“We are not like Bandidos. We are our own club and will not be run like a Dictatorship.”
“We do not discriminate against former police officers.”
“While we prefer American V-Twins the type of motorcycle is not important.”
“If a member has his membership revoked, he will not be placed on no contact. There will be no out in bad standing. Either you are a member or not.”
“Our prospective members will be called rookies, not prospects. Ingrain this in your brain.”
“The order of receiving their patches will be as follows for rookies. Bottom rocker two months. Center patch four months. Top rocker and 1%er diamond after six months.”
“You do not have to fly your patch if you feel you are in an uncomfortable area or it interferes with your job or position.”
“We will be selling a support patch that simply says ‘Kin.’”
“We had a meeting with the Mongols and Sons of Silence. We were well received and received their blessing even though they wanted no more 1% clubs in Colorado. They said that knowing who was involved in the leadership and the way we went about our business that they were impressed.”
The above statements indicate that although the Kinfolk Motorcycle Club wish to be known as a 1%er club, they do not feel as though they should have to run the club following the same set of “rules” that most one percenter clubs before them have followed. Of particular interest is the willingness of a one-percenter motorcycle club to take in former law enforcement.
Ok, so that is what was forwarded to us here at Insane Throttle Biker News. So, what the hell is wrong with what they had to say? Not much from my angle, they were former Bandidos, decided they no longer wanted to belong, went their individual ways. Yea still not getting the argument behind the hater’s email that they are a pop-up internet club. The founders were EX BANDIDOS.

To be a Bandido, you must complete a prospective period, they did that, they were with that club for years until they felt that club was no longer for them. They quit, went and started something else. Not like they were never apart of another club, didn’t put the work in to become a patch member, so what, they quit and did their own thing. What I’m I missing here? It even went as far as stating they went and talked with the Mongols and Sons of Silence for all those Protocol Hawks that want to nitpick on that angle. By the way, this is 2018, the protocol shit like I’ve said so many times in the past, it’s dead, watered down by the Internet, watered down by the haters who went around preaching something they had no idea what they were talking about. Guys who were never in a club, people who discovered that they could finally voice their holes and have someone pay attention to them because the internet allowed them to.

Let’s see what else the bitches are, oh ok, “While we prefer American V-Twins the type of motorcycle is not important.” The dude who emailed me all these states “How can they be a 1%er club if they allow members to ride anything but a Harley”. My response to that is simple. When was the last time a damn Harley jumped up, had your back in a bar, and took on the dude about to smack your ass over the head with a pool cue? If a bike ever did that, please, tell us about it,that scooter is one amazing piece of steel. Yea, most clubs want American Made Bikes, but I’d rather have a solid ass brother behind me in a jam than to be concerned about what the hell he is riding. It’s 2018, that Harley Davidson is a “Must” argument is out the door, shit, even Sonny Barger prefers a foreign bike over a Harley if that tells you anything.

Lastly, the dude in the email was all hot and bothered by the statement. “You do not have to fly your patch if you feel you are in an uncomfortable area or it interferes with your job or position.” The exact quote from this ass-monkey. “How can they be a 1%er club if they are afraid to show off their colors”? That one made me shake my head, it was obvious this dude never rode in a club. I’ve been around clubs all my life. Guys in 1%er clubs do not have their rags on 24/7. Most don’t wear them to work, and most clubs have the 2 man rule during wartime. Meaning, you must have another brother with you when you sport a rag. It’s a safety thing, plain and simple. It doesn’t make them any less of a member of that club because they choose not to wear the rag. Just makes them smarter because they know if they are going through unfriendly territory they won’t be getting jumped by 10 guys.

Here is some advice to those haters that want to write in just trying to give me their two cents. Don’t point me to other websites to make your argument for you. For starters, most of these sites rely on third parties for their information. They do not go to the source. Secondly, most of the biker sites have a noticeable slant to a base that keeps them going. This says that they write to a section of the culture that in no uncertain terms will go against their beliefs. Meaning, they always were raised and taught no matter what a 1%er club has done, proven or unproven, the club is always on the right.

They are not independent in their views, they chose to have their site lean only one way and that’s fine, but that doesn’t help your argument when you’re dealing with an Independent News Source who calls it based on facts and without a slant to one side or the other. Insane Throttle is a huge supporter of the 1%er clubs, you can go back and look through all the articles we’ve done on them. However, always remember, we might support them, but when we see something that is in our opinion wrong, we are going to call it out. If we didn’t do that, what kind of biker news site would we be if we didn’t stay straight down the middle and independent?

As far as the Kinfolk M/C. My straight up opinion is that they have their brotherhood, who am I or anyone else for that matter to tell them they have to follow some sort of fucked up rules to be considered a real club? We are bikers! Are we not suppose to be able to say “Fuck the Rules”? Looks to me that the Kinfolk M/C are doing just that, bucking this so-called system and doing it the way they think is best for them. If they can go out there and back their colors, back the brotherhood, then who the hell is the haters to tell them they are a pop-up club?

As I close up, word for thought. Every club that you see out there today, be it the famous Hells Angels or down to the smallest M/C. They at one time or another was a so-called pop-up club, do you really believe they just appeared out of thin air? No, a group of brothers with an idea came together and started it. Think about that next time you’re running around bashing on clubs and trying to write into biker news sites, especially independent ones who are not apart of the same mold as the others.

USA - By Insane Throttle   

January 17, 2018

Hillsborough County firefighter gets the ax after investigators find ties to motorcycle gang

Hillsborough County officials fired a Fire Rescue medic Tuesday after an internal investigation concluded he had "unwavering loyalty" to the Outlaws Motorcycle Club — the state’s dominant biker gang. Clinton Neal Walker, 33, of Bradenton, is the first Hillsborough County employee to be investigated for gang activity under a series of county-wide ordinances sparked by Walker’s own arrest last September for starting a bar fight in Key West. The fight came just three months after he was placed on administrative leave for joining another bar brawl in May 2016, this time in St. Petersburg with a city police officer.

The ordinances prohibit county employees from gaining membership in any organization the state or federal government considers criminal, including the Outlaws St. Petersburg Chapter, where Walker remains an active member. Walker has been on paid administrative leave since his supervisors learned of his arrest in September, department spokesman Corey Dierdorff said. He has 10 days to appeal his involuntary dismissal to the county’s Civil Service Board.

The county’s investigative report shows Walker has a history of HR investigations into job misconduct dating back to October 2008, when he showed up to work about 45 minutes late with no explanation. Among the more serious accusations in the report: paid suspensions for carrying an illegal firearm while off duty; withholding evidence from sheriff’s deputies that tied the Outlaws to a shooting last July; and, last November, using his employment as a county firefighter to avoid getting arrested after arguing with a clerk at the Manatee County Tax Collector’s Office and with responding sheriff’s deputies.

The investigative report that resulted in Walker’s firing noted that he already was serving a 240-hour suspension for his Key West arrest when he dressed in his fire rescue uniform on July 25 to fraudulently collect evidence from a fellow gang member involved in a shooting.

A responding EMT had called Walker to tell him that the president of the Outlaws St. Petersburg Chapter, James Costa, was shot while riding his motorcycle on U.S. Highway 41 in south Hillsborough. Costa also worked for Hillsborough County Fire Rescue until retiring as a Fire Captain in 2016 following media reports that publicized his ties to the gang.

Though he wasn’t on duty, Walker met fire rescue crews at the scene of the shooting, jumped into the back of Costa’s ambulance and changed into his Fire Rescue uniform while accompanying Costa to the hospital, the report said. Walker never offered to help the responding rescue crews. Instead he took Costa’s belongings, including his motorcycle vest with the Outlaws Motorcycle Club patch and insignia, and hid them in his car, the report said.
"Mr. Walker would not have been able to take possession of the OMC patch and insignias if he was considered an outsider, especially since numerous OMC members were at the hospital that night," wrote James Orr, a former FBI agent who did the investigation. "... In response, Mr. Walker would state that he was acting as a friend, taking Mr. Costa’s property for safekeeping to release it to his wife."

Walker initially refused to provide the vest to sheriff’s deputies even when told it needed to be processed as evidence in a felony case, the report said. Walker only surrendered the vest when a Manatee County Sheriff’s corporal agreed to simply photograph it and then turn it over to Costa’s wife, the report said.

Deputies told Orr that Walker was joined by about 10 known Outlaw members at the hospital and joined them in repeated attempts at pressuring deputies to turn over Costa’s belt, which had OMC insignia on its buckle and imprinted on the leather.
"Mr. Walker wore his uniform to gain unauthorized access and he utilized his position as a uniformed firefighter for personal reasons/gain," the report said.

The Sheriff’s Office has yet to finish their investigating into Costa’s shooting. Walker still faces one pending criminal misdemeanor charge for injuring two employees at the Key West bar.


No Surrender members arrested in investigation into Almere woman's murder

The police arrested two members of outlaw motorcycle club No Surrender who they believe may have been involved in the murder of from Almere. The two men, aged 32 and 40, were arrested in Amsterdam on Monday, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.

The No Surrender members are actually suspected of being involved in a violent robbery in Literatuurwijk in Almere in December 2016, in which a 78-year-old woman was hurt. The police believe that this robbery may be connected to the death of 43-year-old Esther Paul, whose

The police suspect that Paul may have been murdered in a conflict that may stem from the robbery in Almere.
According to the Telegraaf, Esther Paul is the ex girlfriend of Frank G. - a main suspect in a cannabis case around the former director fo Amsterdam taxi center TCA. According to the newspaper, Paul kept large sums of money at her home. A man came to pick up money on behalf of a criminal, but it was gone. "Esther was warned several times, but the money did not reappear", an acquaintance of Paul said to the newspaper.

In the days before her death, Paul was staying in a chalet on camping grounds Riviera Beach in Biddinguizen, about 8 kilometers from where her body was found. The were reports that , though the police did not comment what or who she was hiding from.

Holland - BN.

January 16, 2018

The Pagan's Motorcycle Club still rides, wreaks havoc at Jersey Shore

The Pagan’s Motorcycle Club was never the biggest outlaw motorcycle club in the nation, but members liked to think that, pound-for-pound, none was tougher.
Three Pagans, one former member said, could “do anything,” and if there are more, well, that’s even better, or worse for whoever is in their way.
“You give me six good Pagans and I could take over the country,” said James “Jimmy D” DeGregorio, a former high-ranking member of the Pagans in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area.
“They are a hard-core gang. Period. Small but mighty.”
The PMC, founded in Maryland in 1959,  was back in the news last week at the Jersey Shore for the usual reasons: accusations of drug dealing, murder plots, and an old, familiar problem that’s plagued the group for decades: undercover agents and confidential informants recording them.
“It’s insane,” DeGregorio said. “It always happens. There ain’t a cop in the world that didn’t bust a case without someone on the inside. The thing that makes a good detective is a good snitch.”

DeGregorio spent time in prison for shooting a bodyguard for late Philadelphia mob boss Phil “Chicken Man” Testa. He has also testified against PMC members. Now he lives in Florida.

The Pagans’ latest brush with the law involves an unlikely accomplice, Dr. James Kauffman, an endocrinologist accused of  running a vast, prescription-drug ring out of his Egg Harbor Township office with the club’s help. Authorities say Kauffman, with the Pagans’ aid, arranged the murder of his wife, April, in May 2012, out of fear she would expose the enterprise.

Those same Pagans who helped Kauffman, authorities said, plotted to kill him in the Atlantic County jail after he was arrested on weapons charges this past June.  The top Pagan implicated in the Kauffman case, Ferdinand “Freddy” Augello, cuts a clean appearance, at least on Facebook, where many Pagans flaunt their affiliations. There are no pictures of motorcycles, or Augello wearing the Pagans’ “colors,” the patches they wear on denim vests with an image of the Norse god Surtr sewn on.


Biker murder trial: Videos show accused youth pacing outside club

The jury in the shooting death of a London bike gang member viewed a video on Monday of the crucial seconds leading up to the incident. The youth accused of first-degree murder is seen pacing back and forth in front of four security cameras just outside the after-hours club run by the victim, Steve Sinclair.

But just before 5 a.m, the youth dons a glove, appears to pull something from his clothing and strides quickly across the view of a security camera. Sgt. James MacLachlan, the London police detective who analysed hours of security video, said the accused youth seemed to be walking “purposefully” after a couple of hours of casually strolling around the property.

The audio then picks up the sound of three gunshots, but an image of the shooting is not captured by any of the four cameras. A 17-year-old Hamilton teen has pleaded not guilty in the death of Sinclair, a 49-year-old sheet metal worker and member of the Gate Keepers, a support club for the Hells Angels.

The defence lawyers for the youth do not dispute he is the person seen in the video.
The name of the youth, who was 15 at the time of the shooting on Sept. 6, 2015, cannot be published under Canada's youth justice law. MacLachlan said there are a number of people seen on the video walking around the parking lot over the course of several hours, but the accused youth was the only one wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

While the moment of the shot was not captured on video, other witnesses who testified Monday say they say a male wearing a hoodie raise his arm and shoot. Miranda Ford, a patron of the unlicensed after-hours club known as The Lounge, said she heard someone say something “aggressive” to Sinclair. She said then saw a tall thin male in a hoodie raise his arm and fire shots.

Bilal Taj, a taxi driver who was parked in the lot, also testified he heard the shots and looked up as the hooded male fired the final shot. The trial continues Wednesday with testimony from Hamilton police officers who arrested the youth in that city about a week after the shooting.

Canada - BN.