April 30, 2018

Rolf var fuldgyldig rocker: Jeg var klar til at slå ihjel

Rolf Hermansen var med i Hells Angels, da Den Store Nordiske Rockerkrig rasede. Men det er den rå historie om, hvordan omsorgssvigt kan få et ungt menneske ind på det helt forkerte spor, han vil fortælle om. Og at det er muligt at komme tilbage, hvis man rækker ud efter hjælpen.

Der var vanvittigt koldt i bilen, der holdt uden for Bandidos' klubhus i Dalby.
Motoren var slukket, så dødspatruljen i kabinen ikke blev opdaget af fjenderne, der var på paranoia-stikkerne her midt i Den Store Nordiske Rockerkrig. I bilen sad Rolf Hermansen iført skudsikker vest og en bilbombe mellem benene. Sådan en med magnet, der kunne klikkes op under bilen, når 'mongolerne' fra Bandidos parkerede den. Når de kom ud igen, så var det bare om at trykke på knappen. 'Klik, tryk, bom'.
- Vi skulle slå de svin ihjel, og det gjorde vi med glæde. Det var lige før, det var kommet til et skænderi om, hvem der kunne få lov til at sætte bomben fast og trykke på fjernkontrollen. Det endte så med, at det var mig, der fik æren af bomben. Trods alt var det mig, de havde kvast, fortæller Rolf Hermansen i bogen 'Fra broderskab til mønsterbrud. En eks-rockers kamp for at overvinde fortiden', der er hans fortælling om, hvordan man går fra at være rocker og straffefange til at blive pædagog og mentor.
Bogen 'Fra broderskab til mønsterbrud' er udkommet på Politikens Forlag
Bogen 'Fra broderskab til mønsterbrud' er udkommet på Politikens Forlag


Tæsket af Bandidos
Mens han sad i bilen i Dalby, var han på vej ind i Hells Angels. Optændt af hævntørst, fordi han kort tid forinden var blevet tæsket af fire Bandidos-medlemmer, mens han forsvarede Hells Angels' territorium på diskoteket U2 ved Nørrebro Station.
- Jeg havde aldrig slået nogen ihjel, men det generede mig ikke det mindste. De svin havde smadret vores klub. De skulle bare nakkes. Sådan var det. Helst uden at vi blev fanget, men det allervigtigste for os alle var at få ram på dem, fortæller han i bogen.
- Hvad er det for en Rolf, der faktisk har vundet en sejr at få lov til at slå ihjel?
- Der er nogle andre, der er ved at ødelægge det, vi har. Og så kan man undre sig over, at man kan nå over til at slå ihjel, men det var jo den måde, der bliver reageret på i det miljø. Hvordan kan man nå over til at være okay med at slå ihjel? Det er skræmmende. Jeg kan ikke helt svare dig andet end, at det er et menneske, der er gået i stykker. Man når ikke at reflektere, man gør det bare. Men jeg har aldrig nydt det, siger Rolf Hermansen til Ekstra Bladet.

Uddannet pædagog
Han er i dag uddannet pædagog og psykoterapeut og hjælper unge, der er kommet i uføre og har brug for en ven. Samtidig holder han foredrag om at være mønsterbryder og bruger sin fortid på at hjælpe mennesker, der har det svært.

Den vinternat endte de med at køre fra stedet med uforrettet sag. Rolfs hænder var så stivfrosne, at han ikke ville kunne sætte en bombe fast, og fjenderne holdt sig inde i varmen.

Det var kun første gang, at Rolf Hermansen var tilfældigheder fra at slå ihjel. Anden gang var i tiden efter, at Bandidos havde affyret en panserværnsraket mod Hells Angels klubhus i Titangade under den årlige Vikingefest. Her blev en tilfældig kvinde, der var nabo til klubhuset og havde taget imod en invitation til festen, dræbt, mens Rolf Hermansen så sin kammerat Louis ind i øjnene, da han døde.

Han var HA-prospect, ligesom Rolf var blevet på det tidspunkt.
Hans kæreste Camilla var gravid i femte måned, da de kørte ind på en Statoil-tank i Lyngby for at købe mælk og brød. Pludselig trillede en Mercedes ind på tanken, og to Bandidos-medlemmer trådte ud. Den ene genkendte Rolf Hermansen straks som et højtstående medlem af Bandidos.
- Ingen af dem havde bemærket mig og vidste ikke, at jeg sad bevæbnet i min bil lige ved siden af dem, halvanden meter væk. Jeg havde en pistol under sædet, min Beretta med 15 patroner plus en i kammeret. Skulle jeg skyde dem? Det ville tage et sekund eller to, og så havde jeg slået dem ihjel.

Jeg klemte om rattet med hænderne. Jeg ville gerne. Det ville være en vigtig sejr i rockerkrigen. Det ville gøre ondt på Bandidos. Jeg selv ville få et kryds. Jeg kunnen næsten smage festen i klubhuset, når jeg kom tilbage med de to hakker i pistolskæftet, skriver Rolf Hermansen i bogen.

Afstod fra at skyde
Tankerne gik videre til den gravide kæreste. Kunne han udsætte hende for det? Og barnet? Hvad var vigtigst? Klubben eller Camilla? Hun kom ud fra tanken i samme øjeblik, og de kørte væk. Lige i det øjeblik var hun vigtigere end klubben.
- Hvorfor tror du, ikke du gjorde det?
- Jeg tror, at det hele, jeg har været med til, muligvis ikke var noget, jeg syntes, var helt okay. Det var bare noget, der skulle til. Men det er et godt eksempel på, hvilket dilemma, jeg var i, og hvad jeg valgte. Det er lige før, at hvis jeg sagde det dengang, at jeg havde haft den mulighed, så var jeg blevet smidt ud. Det var jo min vej til at blive til noget. I det her går det bare ud over de menneskelige værdier, børn, kærester.
Livet som rocker var ikke foreneligt med at være en ordentlig far for Rolf Hermansen. Privatfoto
Livet som rocker var ikke foreneligt med at være en ordentlig far for Rolf Hermansen. Privatfoto


Kort efter bliver Rolf Hermansen udnævnt til fuldgyldigt medlem af Hells Angels og fik sit patch på et værksted på Gammel Køge Landevej i Hvidovre.

Men den i dag 46-årige Rolf stoppede. Han endte med at forlade rockerklubben i good standing, fordi han trak sig og ikke kunne holde til det liv. Det er 20 år siden.
- Tænker du nogensinde på tilfældighedernes spil? Hvad det ville have betydet, hvis ham, du skulle placere bomben hos, var kommet ud, eller hvis du havde trykket på aftrækkeren på tankstationen?
- Hvis jeg havde slået nogen ihjel dengang og havde fået 16 år eller livstid, så var alt væk. Både min lyst til resten af livet og det, der ventede på mig. Børn, kæreste, venner, alt er væk. Så tror jeg, at man ændrer livsfokus, giver lidt op og bliver en anden. Det kan du tro, at jeg har tænkt over og er taknemmelig for, siger han.

Svigtet i barndommen
Da Rolf Hermansen skulle konfirmeres, var hans bænkerække i kirken helt tom. Hans mor vinkede farvel til ham med endnu et glas hvidvin i hånden. Men ingen kom hen til ham og spurgte, om alt var okay. Ikke engang præsten.
- Den der med at være fuldstændig alene og være fyldt op af alt det, man ikke får. Det tidspunkt er så skelsættende for mig. Jeg kan huske, at det var der, det ændrede sig for mig. Hvor jeg tænkte, at alle ved det, og nu kan jeg ikke rumme det mere, fortæller Rolf Hermansen, der ændrede sig fra at være en lidt udelukket dreng til at være udadreagerende og larmende. Rodløs.
Konfirmationen blev skelsættende for Rolf, der var helt alene i kirken, fordi hans mor sad døddrukken derhjemme. Privatfoto
Konfirmationen blev skelsættende for Rolf, der var helt alene i kirken, fordi hans mor sad døddrukken derhjemme. Privatfoto


Han husker tilbage på en barndom, hvor han kom hjem fra skole og blev mødt af en låst dør. Ind igennem brevsprækken kunne han se sin mor, der lå døddrukken på sofaen og ikke reagerede på sønnens råb.

Så måtte han gå ned på legepladsen og gynge, indtil det blev mørkt, og moren vågnede nok op til, at hun åbnede døren. Måske lavede aftensmad.
- Jeg burde være skidesur på min mor. Hun gjorde det ikke godt nok, men hun havde kun de forudsætninger, hun havde. Jeg går heller ikke rundt og er sur på systemet. Det kan være, at jeg var det, hvis jeg ikke havde knækket koden, siger Rolf Hermansen.

Moren blev dårligere og dårligere psykisk op gennem hans barndom, men på trods af den hårde start har Rolf Hermansen fået nogle redskaber, der har gjort ham i stand til at række ud og være tilgængelig for at tage imod hjælp.
- Hvis jeg skal kloge mig på det, tror jeg, at det er, fordi jeg har haft en rimelig fornuftig start på livet, hvor jeg havde min mormor og morfar, min moster, min morbror, og min mor ikke var, som hun var senere. Så jeg har fået en kerne af det fornuftige. For hvis jeg var vokset op med min mor, som hun var ti år senere, så er det ikke sikkert, jeg var i stand til det. Så var jeg gået i stykker, siger Rolf Hermansen.

Indhentet af fortiden
Selv om Rolf Hermansen forlod HA i good standing, blev rockerlivet ikke bare afløst af et almindeligt liv. For hvem gad ansætte en eks-rocker, der var 'gennemtatoveret, med et voldsomt stofmisbrug og en fucked op-hjerne' til en løn, han og hans familie kunne leve af.

Ingen, oplevede Rolf Hermansen, der kastede sig over handel med amfetamin. Han endte som fange nummer 435 i Vridsløse med en dom på fire år. Han afsonede to år og otte måneder.
Selv om det var hårdt, blev fængslet en gave og en vej ud for den tidligere HA’er. Privatfoto
Selv om det var hårdt, blev fængslet en gave og en vej ud for den tidligere HA’er. Privatfoto


Men faktisk kalder Rolf Hermansen fængslet en gave, selv om det var svært i starten, fordi hans papirer var mærket med 'R' for rocker, selv om han var ude af klubben. Til sidst blev prædikatet fjernet, og han kom i et åbent fængsel. Her fik han lov til at starte på pædagog-seminaret med hjælp fra sin gamle ven Peter 'Præsten' Reumert.

Fortiden indhentede ham dog flere gange, hvor han blev fyret, fordi arbejdsgiveren opdagede hans straffeattest. Men her hjalp venner ham tilbage.  Og det er også en del af det budskab, han gerne vil give videre.
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Privatfot



- Man skal række ud og være tilgængelig for hjælp. Der er noget ansvar og vilje, der skal være til stede for at knække koden, siger han og konstaterer, at han heller ikke selv er 'helt normal'. Han er stadig i alarmberedskab efter sin barske fortid. Eksempelvis kan han ikke gå til koncerter.
- Jeg kan ikke gå ind i de rum. Der er mørkt, og jeg ved ikke, hvem der er der. Det er noget af det, jeg slås med, selv om jeg jo godt ved, at der ikke er nogen reel fare, siger han.

Men utallige år med terapi og refleksion har givet ham en indsigt, han kan give videre.


Denmark - EB.
       


'You dogs will never get me': Former Hells Angel Insta-famous bikie taunts police for raiding his Gold Coast home days after brandishing a 'pistol' and posting the footage online

Former Hells Angel Ben 'notorious' Geppert uploaded Instagram video last week
  • The video appeared to show him holding a black pistol marked 'US Army Model'
  • Police raided his Gold Coast home Sunday with a warrant to find a black revolver
  • Geppert taunted police 'thanks for coming' after they only found a fake gun 
  •  
    A bikie enforcer turned Instagram (link is external) star has taunted police who raided his home after he brandished what appeared to be a gun in a brazen social media post.

    Ben 'notorious' Geppert last week uploaded a video to Instagram which appeared to show him holding a black gun marked 'self loading pistol US Army Model'.

    Police raided his Gold Coast (link is external) home on Sunday with a warrant to find a black 45 calibre revolver.

    The bikie taunted officers after they found nothing, saying on Instagram: 'Thanks for coming and ruining my Sunday and not finding anything. You dogs will never get me.' Weapons experts told The Courier-Mail (link is external) the gun was fake. Bond University criminologist Terry Goldsworthy told the publication social media is a very useful tool for police investigating bikies.

    He said: '[Bikies] are leaving a digital footprint that big that law enforcement would be blind to miss it. I'm sure they're looking at it and collating intelligence.'

    Daily Mail Australia has contacted Queensland Police for comment.
    It comes after the criminologist claimed that traditional bikies would be 'highly embarrassed' by Geppert's public social media feud with Brett 'Kaos' Pechey, ex-Bandidos West End president.
     
    A screengrab from the Ben Geppert's Instagram video in which he appeared to brandish a gun
    A screengrab from the Ben Geppert's Instagram video in which he appeared to brandish a gun
    In February, former Hells Angels' enforcer Geppert - who made headlines after being booted off Hamilton Island by police while on holiday - attacked Pechey in a lengthy Instagram (link is external) post.

    The 26-year-old bikie called Pechey, 31, a 'dog' and accused him of 'talking to the task force' (the police), just weeks after the pair met through their Instagram-famous girlfriends, who are cousins.


    Australia - BN.

    April 29, 2018

    Bikere og bandefolk er også gode forældre - Part 4.

    På få år er Hassan Mahmood blevet en af 
    Danmark´s fortrukne forsvarsadvokater for tidligere og nuværende bikere- og bandemedlemmer, når de skal kæmpe i mod det danske retssystem.

    Hassan Mahmood er 30 år, opvokset i Sjælør i København, og har indenfor de sidste to år etableret sig som selvstændig advokat, og som mange i dag kontakter, når de ender i problemer med politiet eller kommunen.

    Hassan Mahmood har specialiseret sig i, at bistå sine klienter som forsvarsadvokat i straffesager og advokat i børnesager.

    Det sidstnævnte havde han dog aldrig selv set komme, men som en fast advokat for tidligere og nuværende bikere og bandemedlemmer, der indså han hurtigt, at klienterne udover verserende straffesager, der også var i risiko for, at kunne blive "straffet" for deres tilknytning eller handlinger igennem deres egne børn.

    Hassan Mahmood har under sin uddannelse specialiseret sig i strafferet, og har herefter siden 2013 hovedsagligt beskæftiget sig med straffesager. Med tiden har han ligeledes gjort sager om tvangsfjernelse af børn til sit specialeområder. Fælles for begge områder er, at man arbejder mod et større system.

    Det blev, og er nu motivationen for, at han i dag hjælper tidligere og nuværende bikere- og bandmedlemmer, som forsvarer i sager vedrørende deres børn.

    Læs også: https://gjengkriminalitet.blogspot.dk/2018/04/bikere-og-bandefolk-er-ogsa-gode_26.html

    Desværre kan en konflikt med en samlever eller kæreste pludselig ende op med en kamp om, at bevare sin del af forældremyndigheden. For mange kan det være mere grænseoverskridende end, at skulle sidde som en tiltalt i en straffesag.

    Man skal i mange tilfælde føre bevis for, at man er en god forældre, og scenariet ender så mange gange desværre op i, at blive meget slemmere, når det ikke ”kun” handler om uoverensstemmelser forældrene imellem, men når kommunen direkte vil ind og tvangsfjerne barnet.

    I straffesager er man som forsvarer oppe i mod anklagemyndigheden, som har en stor bemanding bag sig. Flere afdelinger indenfor politiet kan blive sat på opgaven mht. efterforskningen, og på samme måde gør det sig særligt gældende i sager om tvangsfjernelse af børn.

    Klienten har kun advokaten, og måske så også en støtteperson, men samtidig står klienten over for en kommune, som er en brik i den offentlige forvaltning, og som har langt større ressourcer, hvor man på meget kort tid kan få iværksat indgribende foranstaltninger.

    Man siger fortiden altid indhenter en, og det er mange gange hvad man også kan opleve i de fleste børnesager, hvor tidligere og nuværende bikere- og bandemedlemmer forsøger at få samvær med deres børn. Deres forhold til barnets- eller børnenes mor er mange gange blevet så anspændt og tilspidset, at det næsten gør det umuligt for dem, at bare må se deres barn eller børn, siger Hassam Mahmood.


    Man skulle tro det handlede om barnets og børnenes tarv, men i de fleste sager oplever man desværre, at det for forældrene mere handler om deres behov end barnets behov og barnets tarv, og det kan selv for en advokat være meget frustrerende, siger Hassan Mahmood.


    Denmark - MC & Gjengkriminalitet

    April 28, 2018

    Supreme Court enforces strict new curfew for feuding Finks and Nomads bikie gangs following series of tit-for-tat attacks in violent turf war

    The Supreme court has implemented strict conditions on two bikie gangs
  • The Finks and Nomads have been feuding in the hunter region since 2016 
  • Gang members won't be able to travel in cars after 9pm or talk to each other 
  • The conflict has escalated recently with assaults and drive-by shootings 

  • A serious crime prevention order that restricts gang members movements and freedoms has be implemented in an attempt to end the violent turf war between feuding bikie gangs in the Hunter region.

    The order is the first of it's kind in NSW and will mean that ten members of the feuding Finks and Nomads bikies gangs will have to abide by strict rules for the next twelve months.

    Included in the conditions are restrictions on travel and communication. Members will not be allowed to be in a vehicle after 9pm or communicate with other people in their gangs, The Daily Telegraph (link is external) has reported.


    Members of the Nomads (pictured) have been feuding with the Finks since 2016 
     The Supreme court has implemented strict conditions on two bikie gangs including rules that restrict them travelling after 9pm in a vehicle and talking to other members of their groups
     
    The Supreme court has implemented strict conditions on two bikie gangs including rules that restrict them travelling after 9pm in a vehicle and talking to other members of their Groups. The tough orders, were handed down today in the Supreme Court to protect the public and put a stop to the violence.

    The conflict between the rival groups has escalated since 2016 and has involved assaults, firebombings, drive-by shootings and attacks on family members. Membership in the two groups has risen in 2018 as they battle for supremacy in the region.

    Gangs Squad boss Detective Superintendent Deb Wallace said she welcomed the new measures as police are tasked with the difficult job of ending the violence.
    'I'm very pleased with the outcome of thee proceedings,' she said outside court.

    At the beginning of April, 31 properties between Muswellbrook and Newcastle were targeted in a series of police raids against the alleged gang members.
     
    Members of the Newcastle Finks chapter pose in their MC colours. The conflict has involved assaults, firebombings, drive-by shootings and attacks on family members
    Members of the Newcastle Finks chapter pose in their MC colours. The conflict has involved assaults, firebombings, drive-by shootings and attacks on family members.

    Australia - BN.

    April 27, 2018

    Tasmanian bikie gang involvement suspected in two unsolved murders, police say

    Bikie gangs are suspected to be behind at least two unsolved murders in Tasmania, police say. The revelation comes as a former policeman and investigator says police are right to be concerned about bikie violence.

    Tasmania is cracking down on outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMG) with police proposing a ban on the wearing of club colours in public and making it illegal for gang members to associate with each other or known criminals. (link is external)

    While police will not provide specific details, they have issued a statement saying they have reason to suspect OMG involvement in at least two unsolved murders in Tasmania. They are also investigating a serious assault at the Tasmanian headquarters of the Rebels, during a national run last year. (link is external)

    Police have made public for the first time allegations that a significant amount of blood was found inside the headquarters.

    Police said the victim has disappeared and may remain unfound.
    Duncan McNab, a former policeman and private investigator, is a true crime author who has written a book about OMGs. He said while not everyone who is a member of an OMG is a criminal, Tasmanian police are right to be concerned about violence, including drive-by shootings, murders and disappearances.
    "Bikies, when they've got a problem with somebody ... tend to have one of two courses," Mr McNab said.
    Bandidos members and their bikes in Burnie, northern Tasmania, November 2017.  
    "They'll either publicly get rid of them, which happened in Sydney recently with the former head of the Commancheros, Mick Hawi, who was executed outside a gym in broad daylight. (link is external)
    "That sends a very clear message."

    Mr McNab said there have been other cases of unexplained disappearances.
    "I remember working on a couple of cases up in Queensland ... people disappeared from clubhouses, never seen again. Out the door and that's the last they're ever heard of," he said.
    "It's happened before and it will keep happening, that's the way these clubs work."

    Mr McNab said while the occasional person was missing and presumed dead after involvement with an OMG, it was hard to quantify numbers because the victims' families often did not report the crime.
    "Law enforcement are stymied because of a code of silence; firstly to find out if someone's gone missing and if someone has gone missing then to find out who was responsible and where they ended up," he said.

    Nothing to fear: Bandidos

    Grey Norman is the national liaison for the Bandidos motorcycle club, which has recently opened two chapters in Tasmania.
    Bandidos spokesman Grey Norman.  
    He said Tasmanians had nothing to fear from the Bandidos.
    "We don't do drive-by shootings, it's not something we're known for," he said.
    He said the local chapters were started because some young Tasmanian men wanted to be part of the club.
    "These guys approached us, and said 'look, we've been hanging around together, we ride motorcycles, we like the way you roll, would you consider us being a part of your group'," he said.

    Mr Norman said while there was genuine public concern about bikie violence based on previous clashes, police were whipping up hysteria. He said before setting up in Tasmania, the Bandidos had spoken with other motorcycle gangs to smooth the way and there was no imminent tension.
    "There's definitely no merit in the suggestion that there's imminent conflict in Tasmania," he said.
    "Times are changing, it's important that matters are brought to the table.
    "If we have a problem with someone or if they have a problem with us, the first option is bring it to the table. Nine times out of ten it can be resolved."
    Mr Norman said the Bandidos also had a code of conduct and ethics.


    Australia - BN.

    Police credit visible presence for little trouble at Bikefest

    It may be a slight exaggeration, but police say you have to go out of your way to get arrested at Bikefest. If you really want to be fitted with stainless steel bracelets, there will be plenty of officers on hand to help.
    “It’s a laid-back event and people don’t get ridiculously drunk,” said Leesburg Police Lt. Scott Mack. “You can usually count the number of arrests downtown on one or two hands,” he said.

    Not bad, considering 150,000-plus motorcycle enthusiasts pour into the three-day event from Friday through Sunday.
    “We have a very visible presence and an approachable presence,” Mack said.

    Planning is everything, says Mack and Joe Shipes, executive vice president of the Leesburg Partnership, which puts on the event every year. Officially, planning begins in January, but it really takes place year-round, including looking at events around the country and the world.
     
    Rescue workers and law enforcement plan everything from minor first-aid to a full-scale disaster, Shipes said. Bikefest has come a long way from the days when Lake-Sumter EMS parked an ambulance and a handful of Leesburg officers kept an eye on things, Mack said.

    Like last year, Lake County sheriff’s deputies will join with officers from Fruitland Park, Lady Lake, Howey-In-The-Hills and Wildwood. Every Leesburg office will be on duty as the department patrols 24-hours a day. Leesburg and the Lake County Fire Rescue Departments are part of the rescue team, along with EMS.

    This year, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is assisting with cameras to monitor the biggest gathering spots.

    Mack did not want to disclose the number of law enforcement officers.
    Mack, who has been involved with all but one Bikefest in its 22 years, is always amazed at the wide mix of people at the event.
    “Even the motorcycle riders, they are all across the board. There are doctors and lawyers, people of all kind, not just in the United States but the world,” he said.

    As for professional trouble-makers, “We keep an eye on these groups,” he said.
    Last year, members of the Outlaws motorcycle club allegedly killed a rival gang member at a convenience store on West Main Street, several miles from the actual Bikefest event.

    Unfortunately, that could happen anywhere in the state, Mack said. The fact that it didn’t happen inside the Bikefest venue area is a testament to the beefed-up security in that area, he said.

    There are always a few people who end up on the wrong side of the law, Mack said.
    “They usually had opportunities to avoid being arrested,” he said.


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    Sjefen for barnevern i Norge, Mari Trommald, med flere dobbeltroller i barnevernet?

    bufetat
    Det har i den siste tiden vært flere avsløringer i media om dobbeltroller innen barnevernet i Norge. Flere ansatte i barnevernet har drevet egne, eller arbeidet i selskap som leverer tjenester til barnevernet. Men disse skandalene har vært på lokalt nivå. Bodøposten.no kan idag avsløre at lederen for Barne-, ungdoms- og familiedirektoratet (Bufdir) – sjefen for barnevernet i Norge – selv står oppført som daglig leder i en rekke foretak innen barnevernsbransjen.

    Barnevernet i Vestby Kommunen Leger med ilden, og det kan i sidste Ende få politiske brændsår

    Søker du opp informasjon om Mari Trommald sine roller i næringslivet på Proff.no får man opp at hun bare har en rolle: som ansatt i Bufdir. Men virkeligheten synes å være en ganske annen. Mari Trommald, som er barnevernets øverste leder, er også oppført som daglig leder i mange foretak innen barnevern rundt om i landet.

    Bodøposten.no har kontrollert foretak tilknyttet barnevernet og påvist at Mari Trommald er navngitt som daglig leder i – hold deg fast – hele 4 forskjellige foretak innen barnevernet. Bodøposten.no har bedt Bufdir om en avklaring om hun har dobbeltroller i disse foretakene: Vest Kasa Ungdomssenter Bergen avd. Tertnes, Kirkenær Barnevern og Omsorgssenter, Kollen Ungdomsbase og Kvalmen akuttinstitusjon.

    Skræmmende statistik fra Barnevernet i Norge

    Men Bufdir nekter for at det finnes noen dobbeltroller i foretakene;
    – Nei, det stemmer ikke. Mari Trommald er direktør i Barne-, ungdoms- og familiedirektoratet, sier Henrik Nielsen i Bufdir til Bodøposten.no.

    Problemet er at hun faktisk står oppført som daglig leder i samtlige foretak. Her er en oversikt som leserne kan kontrollere selv:

    Vest Kasa Ungdomssenter Bergen avd. Tertnes
    Daglig leder: Mari Trommald
    Kirkenær Barnevern og Omsorgssenter
    Daglig leder: Mari Trommald
    Kollen Ungdomsbase
    Daglig leder: Mari Trommald
    Kvalmen akuttinstitusjon
    Daglig leder: Mari Trommald

    Bufdir-sjefen har ikke eierandeler i foretakene som er offentlig drevet, og Bodøposten.no har ikke klart å bringe på det rene om Mari Trommald mottar lønn fra noen av disse foretakene og således har direkte økonomisk gevinst av dette.

    Bodøposten.no tar forbehold om at Mari Trommald kan være daglig leder i flere foretak enn det som står beskrevet i listen ovenfor.


    Norway - BP.

    Kölner Polizei sucht Hells Angels Mitglied

    Hells Angels Köln
    Dieser Mann soll die Schüsse auf den Kölner Bandidos Chef Aykut Ö. und seinen Begleiter Jörg H. alias Hightower abgegeben haben.

    Serkan Deniz (30) ist Mitglied des Hells Angels MC und er ist auf der Flucht vor der Polizei. Er gehört bei den Hells Angels Köln Ostheim nicht zum Fußvolk. Er soll mit einer großkalibrigen Waffe auf die beiden Kölner Bandidos Mitglieder gefeuert haben. Danach türmte er mit einem schwarzen Audi R8 vom Tatort Gießener Straße/Ecke Usinger Straße“, sagte ein Ermittler.

    Die Polizei fahndet mit einem Foto nach Serkan Deniz (30). Der Deutschtürke steht im Verdacht, am Dienstagnachmittag im Kölner Stadtteil Humboldt Gremberg auf die beiden Rocker geschossen zu haben.

    Anscheinend gibt es keine Spur, in welche Richtung sich der 30-jährige Deutsch-Türke abgesetzt haben könnte. Da der Hells Angels MC weltweit recht gut vernetzt sind, ist es möglich, dass er sich in einer anderen deutschen Großstadt oder sogar bereits im Ausland aufhält und bei anderen Mitgliedern der Rockergruppe untergetaucht ist.

    Zudem wäre es denkbar, dass er sich auf Grund seiner Wurzeln in Richtung Türkei bewegt, um sich dort seiner Festnahme zu entziehen. Nach Informationen traf Ö. eine Kugel in den Nacken, weitere Kugeln seinen Oberschenkel. Sein Begleiter soll am Bein getroffen worden sein – zudem streifte ein Projektil seinen Genitalbereich.

    Ein Ermittler: „Hightower hatte großes Glück, er wäre fast entmannt worden.“ Die beiden Bandidos Rocker sollen sich mittlerweile selbst aus der Klinik entlassen haben. Der mutmaßliche Schütze wird dem Bandidos Rivalen Hells Angels Köln zugerechnet. Während die Polizei nun nach ihm sucht, halten sich die Bandidos MC Cologne mit Reaktionen offenbar vorerst zurück. Ein Sprecher der Bandidos Rocker: „Es ist an der Polizei zu handeln. Wir leben in einem Rechtsstaat. Es ist nicht in unserem Interesse, in irgendeiner Form auf den Vorfall zu reagieren.“


    Germany - Bild.

    Cross Border Drug Bust



    The Vancouver Sun is reporting that "Charges have been laid against a British Columbia man who is accused of trafficking more than 100 kilograms of drugs between the United States and Canada. RCMP Chief Supt. Keith Finn said a six-month, cross-border investigation with authorities in the United States found two vessels meeting on multiple occasions just south of San Juan Island, between Vancouver Island and Washington state."

    "Police seized 55 kilograms of cocaine, 47 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and more than a kilogram of heroin in February 2017 after one of the vessels docked in Canada. Two high speed vessels, firearms and $150,000 in cash were also seized." Show me the money. "William Barnes, 51, of Saanich has been charged with multiple drug trafficking and firearms offences."

    Seizing that much cocaine and crystal meth is a good thing. However two concerns arise. Saanich - was this a HA associate or just another HA rival? The other obvious concern is cross order policing. The last time this bad idea materialised, the US cops wanted diplomatic immunity in Canada after they found out that cops can actually get charged with murder in Canada for shooting suspects not in self defence. Cross border policing is a bad idea. Giving armed US cops diplomatic immunity to operate in Canada is pure insanity.



    BTW Why don't the police arrest the street level dealers selling crack, crystal meth and fentanyl in the DTES and on the Surrey Strip? Confronting police corruption and disrupting street level drug trafficking was the New York Model. I was there. I saw it.

    Canada - GO/DW.

    Prosecutors rest their case in Bandidos trial

    Prosecutors rested their case Wednesday in the racketeering trial of two former top leaders of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club — ex-national president Jeffrey Fay Pike and then-vice president John Xavier Portillo — weeks earlier than expected and to the surprise of the defense.

    Senior U.S. District Judge David Ezra then denied motions for acquittal from the defense, which argued that prosecutors failed to show sufficient evidence to support the crimes listed in a 27-page indictment against the defendants.

    With jurors dismissed for the day, the judge noted the law required him to view the evidence in the light most favorable to the government, and he found that prosecutors made sufficient showing for all 13 charges to remain against Portillo and Pike. The judge said the evidence was less direct against Pike than Portillo, “and this may be, as the government alleges, because Mr. Pike was very smart and astute and insulated himself.”

    Over 24 days since the trial started Feb. 28, federal prosecutors have brought witnesses and played wiretap and body wire recordings to support their contention that the Bandidos are a biker gang and criminal enterprise, and that its leaders handed down orders to threaten, extort, harm and even kill rivals using secretive methods in which Portillo, as vice president, served as a buffer to protect the wishes of Pike, who was the group’s president until the pair were arrested in January 2016.

    The judge stressed his findings were not to be taken as a statement on the pair’s guilt or innocence because that will be up to jurors to decide. Courthouse regulars note that judges rarely grant such motions for acquittal, which are raised after the prosecution rests its case.

    Further striking down other arguments from Pike and Portillo’s lawyers, the judge also said the evidence showed Portillo and Pike denied responsibility for actions of underlings, despite some ex-members testifying that they were carrying out orders.
    “As the testimony showed, these were not individuals who were totally passive and pacifists,” Ezra said. “These are people who ran around with 1 percenter patches, and some who reveled in violence. ... You can foresee, viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the government, that Mr. Pike and Mr. Portillo were well aware of the consequences.”

    The final government witnesses Wednesday included testimony by an FBI agent about the location of cell phones connected to Pike, Portillo and other Bandidos; a Colorado state police officer testifying about a November 2014 methamphetamine seizure connected to Bandidos in Denver; and a federal agent testifying about wiretap evidence and body recordings that the feds contend connect Portillo to methamphetamine Bandidos sent from Colorado to San Antonio.

    According to testimony, Pike, of suburban Houston, was president from 2005 or 2006 until January 2016, when the FBI and DEA arrested him and Portillo, of San Antonio, who had been national vice president since 2013.


    Pike’s lead lawyer, Dick DeGuerin, and Portillo’s lead attorney, Mark Stevens, deny their clients are crime bosses who led a racketeering enterprise or that they ordered or sanctioned murder.
     
    The defense lawyers counter that the feds’ allegations are mistaken not only as to what the Bandidos are about — a fellowship of bikers — but also as to their clients’ involvement. Assistant U.S. attorneys Eric Fuchs and John Gibson had indicated to Senior U.S. District Judge David Ezra that their case might go into mid-May, but Fuchs informed the judge Wednesday morning that they planned to rest.

    The defense also expected more prosecution witnesses and were caught off guard. Because their witnesses aren’t available, Pike and Portillo won’t begin presenting their case until Monday. That part of the case may last up to two weeks, the lawyers estimated.

    If convicted, Pike and Portillo face up to life in prison.


    USA - BN.

    April 26, 2018

    Kriminelle står bak seks skyteepisoder i Oslo så langt i år

    Silje Kivle Andreassen fortviler etter en ny skyteepisode. Denne gangen på ettermiddagen, midt på Holmlia senter, like ved kirken.

    Hun er sokneprest på Holmlia og måtte be barn på vei til et arrangement der om å holde seg unna.
    – Det føles helt uvirkelig at noe sånt kan skje, og det er for mange av oss tyngre denne gangen. Vi hadde jo håpet at vi snart var ferdige med dette, sier hun til TV 2.

    For Andreassen er en av de som har stått i bresjen, sammen med mange andre på Holmlia. De har arrangert antivold-markering, hatt to folkemøter, og fått løfter om økt innsats fra kommunen og politiet.
    – Jeg er litt mer i villrede i denne gangen, for vi har hatt folkemøtene, møtt politiet, fått løfter fra dem. Nå må de svare på hvordan de jobber, sier hun.

    – Helt uakseptabelt

    De pågående skyteepisodene er vitnesbyrd om at politiet fortsatt ikke har klart å knekke det kriminelle miljøet i Oslo syd, til tross for økt innsats det siste halvåret.
    – Vi har en rettet innsats mot Oslo syd som kommer til å styrkes ytterligere nå. Vi kommer også med flere spissede tiltak i denne innsatsen, sier Grete Lien Metlid, leder for felles enhet for etterforskning og etterretning, til TV 2.

    På folkemøtet i februar stod politiet og byrådslederen sammen om løftene om bedring, men onsdag sier Raymond Johansen seg enig med presten.
    – Dette er helt uakseptabelt. Folk skal ikke oppleve skyting der de bor. Politiet må nå klare å knekke disse gjengene og ta disse bakmennene. Oslo-politiet har erfaring fra dette tidligere, når de knakk A- og B-gjengen. Nå må det settes av nok politiressurser som har kompetanse og kunnskap om å ta knekken på dette. Oslo skal være et trygt sted, uansett hvor i Oslo du bor, sier han til TV 2.

    – Satt inn store ressurser

    Bare i år har det vært seks skyteepisoder relatert til de kriminelle miljøene på Oslo Øst:
    • Holmlia 7. februar 2018: Mann skutt
    • Jordal 10. mars 2018: Skuddveksling
    • Bjørndal 11. mars 2018: Skyting
    • Lambertseter 12. mars: Skuddveksling
    • Bjørndal 12. mars: Mann skutt og drept
    • Holmlia 24. april; Mann skutt
    Metlid sier til TV 2 at de onsdag kveld jakter en navngitt person, og ber ham melde seg.
    – Vi har satt inn store ressurser på denne aksjonen, og ber ham melde seg, sier hun.

    I februar slo hun tilbake mot de som kritiserte Oslo-politiets innsats mot gjengmiljøene, og sa Oslo-politiet jobber bedre mot disse miljøene nå enn tidligere. Hun viste til at innsatsen mot Holmlia og Oslo Øst hadde ført til flere saker og pågripelser, men innrømte samtidig at de ikke hadde tatt toppene.


    Norge - TV2

    Sons of Anarchy - Hell Awaits (Collab. Negan Studio)


    Gold Coast bikie Brett Pechey 'lost it' after breaking up with Instagram STAR Girlfriend



    An infamous bikie 'lost it' after breaking up with his girlfriend, leading to a siege that allegedly saw him barricade himself in a house and threaten to stab police officers. Brett Sole Pechey faced the Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday over an alleged siege at an apartment in Fairlight Avenue at Robina, on the Gold Coast, on Saturday. It's alleged Pechey, a former president of the Bandidos West End chapter, was armed with swords and told police gathered outside he would attack unless they shot him.Pechey, 31, made headlines last month for an Instagram war with ex-Hells Angel Ben Geppert. The pair were dating cousins Rikki-Louise and Allaina Jones respectively.Allaina, who was also involved in the online stoush, claimed on Tuesday that Pechey and Rikki-Louise's split had pushed the tattooed bikie enforcer to breaking point. 'It wasn't surprising.they broke up and he (Pechey) just lost it,' Allaina claimed.Referring to Pechey as a 'fried unit', Allaina said she had not been in touch with Rikki-Louise since the Instagram stoush.'I'm not talking to Rikki at the minute, it sucks but we're family, so it's OK.' Pechey, who is now in a mental hospital as a result of the siege, faced three charges over the weekend's incident. Among them were serious assault, willfully and unlawfully damaging property, and a charge of committing public nuisance.He made an application for bail, but the hearing was postponed until Wednesday so a doctor's report could be provided.A total of 26 police officers reportedly tried to negotiate with Pechey, who allegedly stabbed a number of walls and kicked out windows in the home. He also allegedly told officers to 'come up, have a go and shoot him', and 'he would stab them if they didn't shoot him'.Police were only able to detain Pechey after he took prescription drugs that left him semiconscious, they claim.His defence lawyer Campbell MacCallum told The Courier Mail the dramatic siege was the result of extreme psychological stress in Pechey's life. 'My client is quite distressed after a number of factors arising in his personal life which forms some of the basis as to how events unfolded,' Mr MacCallum said.Pechey's Instagram war with Geppert saw him called a 'boneyard dog' and accused of being a police informant by his fellow heavily-tattooed bikie.The shooting death of ex-Comanchero bikie associate Liam Scorsese at the hands of police in February, and a falling out between Pechey and his ex girlfriend that resulted in an Apprehended Violence Order against him in March.In 2013 he became the most wanted man in Queensland when he fled to Thailand in the wake of a wild fight that became known as the 'Broadbeach bikie brawl'. That incident saw dozens of bikies surround police officers before attacking, hitting a number with punches.Pechey, who was among 18 charged over the attack, was forced to return from Asia a year after fleeing when he ran out of money. He was also charged with being involved in an extortion ring where he use stay.

    Hells Angel goes down for murder for hire plot targeting his ex-wife



    A fearsome Hells Angel involved in a murder for hire plot? One would think that would be as action-packed as it could get, right? In this case, however, reality turns out to be a lot less exciting. It also ends up costing the outlaw biker 10 years behind bars.

    While working at his day job, 52-year-old Lexington County Hells Angel Jerry Oliver was approached by a colleague. The man was charged with DUI and worried that he would lose his job as a truck driver, so he asked Oliver for help seeing as he was a big bad biker and all who probably knew a little bit about trouble with the law.
      Happy to oblige, Oliver recommended an attorney he knew. He even offered him $1,500 dollars to cover the cost of the attorney, but he needed a favor in return: The man had to kill Oliver’s ex-wife.

    The biker was involved in a contested family court proceeding where a hearing was scheduled regarding Oliver’s failure to comply with the divorce decree with his ex-wife. Oliver stated that the murder needed to occur before his next family court appearance.

    Shocked by the request, the man contacted the FBI who provided him with materials to record the interactions he had with Oliver. Numerous recordings of in-person and over the phone discussions of killing the ex-wife were captured. The informant told Oliver numerous times that he was a felon and the two discussed how to make the killing look like a robbery gone bad.
    On September 29, the informant asked Oliver for help getting a firearm to do the murder. Oliver stated he would put a Glock in a truck on his property. The man recorded his retrieval of a loaded Glock.

    The two men also discussed locating pictures of the ex-wife on Facebook. Oliver told the would-be assassin to keep an eye on his ex-wife’s Facebook so he could monitor her whereabouts.

    In January of 2018, Oliver pleaded guilty to murder for hire charges. Yesterday, he was sentenced to the statutory maximum of 10 years in prison.


    USA - GI/DA

    Bikere og bandefolk er også gode forældre - Part 3.

    Et sted i Danmark sidder "Lars", og hver dag tænker på hvornår han får lov til, at se sine to små elskede drenge på 6 og 8 år.

    Mere end et år siden, at "Lars" har set sine to sønner, kunne holde om dem, lege med dem og sige hvor meget og hvor højt han elsker dem.

    Det har været et år i helvedes tegn, og "Lars" ved ikke om han nogensinde kommer ud af det helvede han befinder sig i, og nu har levet i mere end et år.

    "Lars" føler, at han langsomt mere og mere bliver ædt op, fordi frustration og afmagthed fylder hele hans hverdag. Hver dag går med at spekulere og savne. Et savn som gør, at han har svært ved at sove og ikke har den store appetit - hverken på mad eller livet.

    Læs også: Bikere og bandefolk er også gode forældre - Part 1.

    I mere end 10 år var "Lars" en del af det danske bikermiljø. Et tid hvor alt kørte for "Lars", og spekulationer og savn var en by i Rusland. Der var styr på tingene, og der manglede ikke noget i den tilværelse "Lars" havde. Masser af "venner", masser af penge, fed kværn og smart bil, og så kvinden han troede han skulle blive gammel med.

    Det hele så bare så kanon ud, og livet lå lige foran og bare ventede på, at skulle leves sammen med kvinden i hans liv - Villa, Vovse og måske en Volvo Stationcar, for børn skulle der også være.

    Muligt, at " Lars" var det mange mennesker kender og betegner som en Rocker, men hvad folk måske ikke tror eller ved, så har en Biker/Rocker også følelser, og de er ikke anderledes end almindelige menneskers følelser.



    Året var 2007 da han mødte sine to drenges mor, og det sagde boom med det samme, og kærlighed ved første blik så fuglene sang morgen, middag og aften.

    "Lars" var solgt, og vidste han nu havde mødt kvinden i sit liv, og det var hende han skulle have børn med, og hende han skulle blive gammel med.



    Der var så meget kærlighed, at allerede i 2008 bar høsten frugt. "Lars" skulle være far, og om 9 måneder skulle han se sin søn for første gang.

    Der gik et gys igennem "Lars" den nat hans dreng kom til verden på Hillerød Sygehus. "Lars" følte det som om hans krop skiftede form, da han tog sin lille dreng op i sine arme for første gang. Han vidste lige netop der, at hans liv nu havde forandret sig, og det hele for ham handlede om sin søn og hans lille familie med kvinden i han liv.

    I 2011 kom storken igen forbi med en lille dreng til "Lars" og kvinden i hans liv, og den lille familie på tre var nu blevet til fire. "Lars" var ellevild, og det hele og alt kørte stadig som smurt i olie for "Lars".

    Livet var god mod "Lars", for han havde alt det en mand kunne ønske sig - SUCCES på alle fronter, men bom sagde det så en dag i 2016. "Lars" ville ud af bikermiljøet, og ville bare være familiefar, have et job og en "normal" tilværelse, og være der for sine drenge 24/7. En beslutning "Lars" i dag har måtte betale prisen for - en pris som aldrig kan gøres op i penge.

    Prisen "Lars" har måtte betale for sin beslutning tilbage i 2016, er hans to elskede drenge på 6 og 8 år, fordi med hans beslutning i 2016, der vendte "kvinden" i hans liv sig i mod ham - hun blev en sand SATAN, og det er hun selv nu i skrevne stund.
    Beslutningen "Lars" tog var en Far´s beslutning. En Far med så stor kærlighed for sine 2 drenge og moren til dem. Nu skulle de være en rigtig familie, og bare leve et normalt liv, men det var ikke lige sådan "SATAN" ønskede det, for SATAN ville ikke undvære livsstilen med masser af skillinger, fede biler og den prestige der fulgte med i kølvandet.

    "SATAN" var sur nu, og så sur, at "Lars" skulle miste ALT og det han elskede mest i hele verden - hans 2 drenge. På et splitsekund var den STORE kærlighed væk, og et HAD sagde nu goddag, for "SATAN" havde vist sit sande ansigt.

    Et forhold blev gjort slut, og den dag i dag forstår "Lars" stadigvæk ikke lige hvad der skete og hvorfor? "SATAN" smed "Lars" på porten og beholdte rub og stub, og det accepterede "Lars", for drengene skulle ikke lide afsavn. Hus og møbler var for "Lars" døde ting, selv den smarte bil var en død ting - "Lars" kunne godt leve med, at måtte køre i bus eller med tog for at skulle se sine drenge.

    Men "SATAN" havde helt andre planer end offentlige transportmidler for "Lars". "SATAN" ville have drengene for sig selv, og for enhver pris. Det var "SATAN´s" drenge og de tilhørte "SATAN", og kun "SATAN".

    "Lars" forsøgte forgæves i flere måneder, at få en dialog med "SATAN", men alle porte til helvede var lukket af. "Lars" ringede og ringede, men ingen i helvede gad tage telefonen. "Lars" bankede på porten i "HELVEDE" - stedet han engang selv havde boet, og hvor det var "HIMLEN", men der blev ikke åbnet.

    "Lars" savnede sine drenge, og ville bare have lov til at se dem, men "SATAN" sendte sine små medhjælpere ud for at straffe "LARS". Politiet kontaktede en dag "Lars" og sagde de godt ville snakke med ham, for de havde fra "SATAN" fået en anmeldelse om trusler og vold.

    "Lars" var chokeret, for han havde aldrig truet eller lagt hånd på "SATAN", men Politiet troede ikke på ham, for de kendte til hans fortid, og den var jo ikke pletfri, som de så pænt sagde det til "Lars".
    Anmeldelse om trusler, vold og tilhold til "SATAN" var det "Lars" blev præsenteret for af "SATAN´s" medhjælpere - så nu var "Lars" nærmest umyndiggjort i håbet om, at kunne se sine to små drenge.

    "SATAN" havde talt, og bestemte nu spillereglerne, og kortene var lagt ud på bordet. "Lars" havde kun en trumf på hånden i håbet om, at kunne give "SATAN" på nakken - det var at smide kortet STATSFORVALTNINGEN på bordet.

    "LARS" kontaktede STATSFORVALTNINGEN og fik her aftalt møde, men "SATAN fik besked herom - for STATSFORVALTNINGEN orienterede "SATAN" om mødet.

    "SATAN" tilskrev STATSFORVALTNINGEN, og vedlagde anmeldelserne om dit dut og dat, som "LARS" havde gjort og udat "SATAN" for. Efterfølgende modtog "Lars" en del breve fra STATSFORVALTNINGEN, hvor også kopier af "SATAN´s" brev var vedlagt.

    "SATAN" havde talt, og STATSFORVALTNINGEN dokumenterede "SATAN´s" ord. Det var ord "LARS" slet ikke kunne genkende, for intet af det som blev sagt og var skrevet havde på nogen måder hold i virkeligheden.

    "SATAN" havde skiftet rolle, og nu gjort "LARS" til SATAN. Der var ikke det "Lars" ikke havde gjort, og "SATAN" frygtede nu for sit liv, at "SATAN" havde fået overfaldsalarm og var gået under JORDEN - under JORDEN?  

    "Lars" følte sig "voldtaget" af systemet - for ingen ville lytte til ham. Hverken STATS-FORVALTNINGEN eller hos POLITIET. "SATAN" havde lukket af for alt, og alle muligheder var tømte for "Lars". Han var blevet frarøvet sine to små drenge fordi "SATAN" fik systemet sat op i mod ham med løgne og falske anklager - så "Lars" ikke kunne få samvær med sine to drenge.

    Fortiden "Lars" havde i sin kuffert blev brugt som skyts mod ham. Han var tidligere Rocker, kendt for trusler og vold, og havde sågar været en hyppig gæst på STATENS HOTELLER rundt omkring i Danmark - men skal det gå ud over børnene?

    Hvorfor skal børn fratages deres fædre bare fordi de er eller har været bikere eller bandefolk, og måske har en mindre pæn fortid? Er og bliver man en dårligere Far bare fordi man har været eller er en biker eller et bandemedlem?

    "Lars" er ikke længere Rocker, og forsøger blot at få lov til, at leve i DANMARKS største bande, den der hedder SAMFUNDET, men det er mere svært, at blive optaget som medlem i SAMFUNDET end det er i nogen MC-Klub eller Bande i hele DANMARK.

    Denmark - MC & Gjengkriminalitet

    Gang sweep in Riverside, San Bernardino counties nets three arrests, seizures of guns and ammo

    A multi-agency gang task force swept through Riverside and San Bernardino counties Wednesday, making three arrests and seizing guns, ammunition and gang material that, in one picture, included a leather Mongols Motorcycle Club vest.

    The search warrants were served throughout the area — Moreno Valley residents said a sheriff’s helicopter was hovering in the pre-dawn hours, and patrol-car sirens could be heard as well.

    The action stemmed from an investigation by sheriff’s detectives in the Jurupa Valley Station into a March 12, 2018 shooting in Norco, a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.
    Guns and ammunition were among the items seized, along with a
    Some of the items seized in the warrant sweep. (Courtesy of Riverside County Sheriff)
    A multi-agency anti-gang task force swept through Riverside and San Bernardino counties Wednesday, April 25, 2018. There were three arrests and seizures of guns, ammunition and gang-related items. (Courtesy Riverside County Sheriff)
    A multi-agency anti-gang task force swept through Riverside and San Bernardino counties Wednesday, April 25, 2018. There were three arrests and seizures of guns, ammunition and gang-related items. (Courtesy Riverside County Sheriff)

    The release did not detail what happened in that shooting. Two of the men arrested are under investigation for attempted murder. Taken into custody were Francisco Paredes, 36, of Moreno Valley; Michael Varela, 33, of Corona; and Daniel Florez, 28, of Colton. Each was being held on $1 million bail at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.

    Paredes and Florez were each arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a felony, gang membership, and attempted murder, jail records show. Paredes additionally is under investigation for shooting at an inhabited building.

    Varela’s jail information did not include investigating charges on Wednesday afternoon.´The sheriff’s department described the three men as “active participants of a criminal street gang,” but declined to name the gang.

    Agencies involved in the sweep included Regional Gang Task Force Teams, San Bernardino and Riverside county sheriff’s specialized teams, agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and enforcement teams from the Moreno Valley and Murrieta stations.
    The Gang Task Force is made up of seven teams throughout the county, and is a collaboration of 25 law enforcement agencies.


    USA - BN.

    Biker pulls knife on cop, police allege

    KINGSTON, Ont. — Police say a 20-year-old Kingston, Ont., man is facing charges after allegedly pulling a knife on an officer during a road rage incident. They say a plainclothes officer with the Kingston street crimes unit was driving an unmarked car when the incident occurred on Tuesday night.

    It's alleged the accused, who was driving a motorcycle side-by-side with two other bikes, gestured at the officer with his middle finger and the officer noticed the riders were wearing patches aligning themselves with a motorcycle club.

    When the officer turned around to get licence plate numbers, the bikes pulled over and the officer confirmed two of the riders were wearing Outlaws MC vests while the third had Outlaws MC stickers on his motorcycle.

    Investigators allege the accused got off his motorcycle, approached the officer in an aggressive manner, pulled out a large hunting-style knife and made a stabbing motion as he began yelling.

    The officer identified himself and arrested the man, who faces charges that include assault with a weapon, possession of dangerous weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon and intimidation by threats of violence.


    Canada - BN.

    April 25, 2018

    Bikere og bandefolk er også gode forældre - Part 2.

    Kærlighed ved første blik ender mange gange op i had ved sidste kig.

    Der er ikke langt fra kærlighed til had, og i de forhold der ender, hvor der er børn - der kommer der meget ofte et så stort had frem, som ender op med, at det er børnene, der må betale prisen for deres forældres stridigheder og konflikter.

    En strid og en konflikt, som faktisk slet ikke handler om børnenes tarv eller behov, men om den ene forældres had til den anden forældre. Trist, men sandt er det, at det for den ene forældre mange gange ender op med, at hadet til den anden forældre er langt større end kærligheden er til barnet eller børnene, som det handler om.
    Sådan burde det jo slet være, men sådan er det desværre i mange tilfælde. Hvad får en forældre til at hade den anden forældre så meget, at man bringer sit eget barn ind i en voksenkonflikt, og bruger sit barn som et våben mod den anden forældre - vi har ikke svaret på det, men vi ønsker med vores historier om bikere og bandefolk er også gode forældre, at åbne op for denne problemstilling.


    Mange kvinder har altid været tiltrukket af Bad Boys, og personer fra biker- og bandemiljøet har altid tiltrukket mange kvinder, for her findes der mange "Bad Boys" med store overarme spækket med sprøde Tattoo´s, fede kværne, store biler og hurtige penge.

    For mange kvinder er der ligefrem prestige i, at være kæreste med en biker eller bandemedlem, for det giver ikke kun tryghed, men også anerkendelse og prestige.

    I morgen bringer vi historien om "Lars", som har været 10 år i bikermiljøet, men i dag har forladt miljøet, og bare vil leve et normalt liv sammen med sine to drenge på 6 og 8 år, men som moren til drengene i et år har forhindret ham i at kunne gøre, og hvorfor - ja, det må du så læse om i morgen.


    Scandinavia - MC & Gjengkriminalitet.

    Droht in Köln ein Rocker-Krieg

    BMC Cologne
    Köln – Droht jetzt ein neuer Rocker-Krieg?

    Mit geöffneten Türen steht der weiße Lamborghini auf der Gießener Straße in Humboldt/Gremberg. Polizisten in Zivil sichern die Spuren. Kurz zuvor, um 15.30 Uhr, kam es am Dienstag zu einer Auseinandersetzung zwischen verfeindeten Rockern.

    Ein Augenzeuge: „Ich sah wie hinter dem weißen Lamborghini, ein schwarzer Wagen, vermutlich ein Audi R8 anhielt.” Alle seien ausgestiegen. „Es kam zu einem Wortgefecht, worauf der Mann aus dem R8 eine Waffe zog und auf seine beiden Kontrahenten feuerte.”

    Aus Ermittlerkreisen: Der Wagen gehört Bandidos MC Cologne Boss Aykut Ö.! Die Kugeln trafen den Kölner Bandidos Präsident Aykut Öztuna am Oberschenkel, verletzten seinen Begleiter am Bein.

    Die beiden Männer konnten sich noch zu Fuß in Sicherheit bringen, ließen ihren weißen Lambo zurück. Der Schütze flüchtete im Audi. Die beiden Schwerverletzten Bandidos befinden sich außer Lebensgefahr.

    Nach der Schießerei stand der Lamborghini mit aufgeklappten Türen mitten auf der Straße. In einem geparkten, unbeteiligten Auto waren Einschusslöcher zu sehen. Die Polizei Köln hat eine Mordkommission eingerichtet. Erst vor zwei Monaten gaben Unbekannte mehrere Schüsse auf einen noch nicht eröffneten Laden auf dem Hohenzollernring Köln ab, der Aykuts Frau gehört.


    Germany - BR.

    United Tribuns zeigen sich in Mallorca

    Mallorca
    Die Rockerähnliche Vereinigung United Tribuns zeigt Präsenz auf Mallorca. Wichtige Personen aus der Führung kamen am Wochenende zu einem Kickbox-Kampf des lokalen Chefs.

    Vor 700 Gästen im Event-Lokal Es Foguero an der Playa de Palma zeigte Stefan Milojevic sein Können. In dem Duell nach den Regeln der „Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)“ gelang es dem deutschsprachigen Inselresidenten vom Balkan, seinen Gegner k. o. zu schlagen. Milojevic ist der Präsident eines neu gegründeten United Tribuns Mallorca Chapter , das unter Anwohnern Besorgnis erregt hatte. Gleichzeitig gilt er nun als „Spanien-Chef“, da die Streetgang bisher nicht im Land präsent war.

    Unter den Gästen aus Deutschland, Großbritannien oder Tschechien war mit Boki Junior auch die mutmaßliche Nummer zwei der United Tribuns Hierarchie. Es handelt sich um den Adoptivsohn des per Haftbefehl gesuchten Bosniers Almir Culum alias Boki, der sich der internationalen Fahndung durch Flucht in sein Heimatland entzogen hat. Auch Vertreter der Hells Angels Mallorca saßen im Publikum, allerdings nicht Frank Hanebuth persönlich.

    Rund 20 Beamte der National- und Lokalpolizei überwachten das Geschehen. Die Besucher mussten sich am Eingang einer strengen Kontrolle per Metalldetektor unterziehen. Zwischenfälle waren weder bei dem Kampf noch im weiteren Umfeld zu registrieren.


    Spain - MM.

    Judge denies mistrial in Bandidos racketeering trial

    A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request for a mistrial in the racketeering trial of two former top Bandidos leaders, but strongly warned prosecutors to abide by his rulings barring certain evidence from coming in.

    The admonishment by Senior U.S. District Judge David Ezra came after a federal agent mentioned a television news clip that said Bandidos had attacked members of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club at a bar in Port Aransas in August 2015.

    Outside the presence of the jury a day earlier, the judge had barred mention of that TV clip, agreeing with defense lawyers that it contained inadmissible hearsay.
    “I will warn the government that when I rule about not mentioning something, counsel needs to be much more careful about the types of questions counsel asks, particularly where the court ruled the testimony needs to be avoided,” Ezra said outside the presence of jurors on Tuesday.

    The issue momentarily stalled Tuesday’s testimony and came as U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Chad Lloyd gave his explanation of recordings of body wires worn by confidential sources or wiretapped phone calls of one of the defendants, former Bandidos vice president John Xavier Portillo. Portillo is on trial with former Bandidos president Jeffrey Fay Pike.

    On Monday, one of the Cossacks’ wives, Nena Jackson, testified about being assaulted while the pair were on vacation with other Cossacks in Port Aransas in Aug. 22, 2015. Jackson said she did not know who the assailants were, but that one said the attack was “for the ones we lost in Waco.”

    Recordings that assistant U.S. attorneys Eric Fuchs and John Gibson played for jurors show members of the Bandidos appear to talk about the Port Aransas incident as payback for the infamous deadly biker shootout at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco in May 2015, where one Bandido and seven Cossacks were killed.
     
    In other portions of those recordings, Portillo is heard discussing with other Bandidos plans about what to do about reports that the Cossacks had a presence in Crystal City. The recordings, Lloyd said, show Portillo met with Pike in Houston the final week of August.

    In a call from Portillo with Justin Forster, a former national sergeant-at-arms for the Bandidos after that meeting, Portillo says: “I was talking to the general manger. He said ‘play ball’...(and) batter up, (expletive).”

    Lloyd said Portillo is referring to Pike approving a plan to use violence on the Cossacks if they are found in Crystal City. None were found. While Lloyd was still on the stand, the prosecutors also played a recording from a body wire worn by Raul Puente, a former president of the Bandidos’ Northeast San Antonio chapter. Lloyd was asked about what Puente discussed with Portillo in that recording, including a reference to a link Puente had been sent by other Bandidos.

    Lloyd said that the link was a television news report about the Bandidos that attacked the Cossacks at Port Aransas, and it drew objections from Portillo’s lead lawyer, Mark Stevens, and Pike’s attorney, Dick DeGuerin.

    Outside the presence of the jury later, DeGuerin claimed that Lloyd intentionally sidestepped the judge’s ruling from a day before, and that it was harmful to the defense. He and Stevens moved for a mistrial.
    “I don’t believe this was intentional, and I don’t think this is harmful,” Ezra said. “If this were intentional, I would declare a mistrial. And if I declared a mistrial, predicated on prosecutor misconduct, the defendants could not be retried.”

    The judge noted jurors had already heard “all kinds of” testimony about violent acts taken by Bandidos in advance of a criminal enterprise, including murder. And, he added, the Port Aransas issue is a minor part of that. But he also cautioned the agent and prosecution.
    “Should this have been said? I agree with you. No, it shouldn’t have,” Ezra told the defense. “Does it rise to the level that it needs a mistrial? Absolutely not. Not even close.”

    And should the defendants get convicted, the judge added, “you can raise it on appeal, but you better have something stronger than this to carry the day.” After bringing the jury back in, the judge reiterated that Lloyd’s testimony about the TV clip be stricken from the record and that jurors are to disregard it.
    “This so-called clip is worthless as evidence in this court,” the judge said. “It has no value at all, and you are to disregard it entirely. I’m not telling you you can’t consider other matters, but that was a mistake and it should be disregarded.”


    USA - BN.

    Repentigny police officer arrested in raids targeting Hells Angels in Quebec

    Michel "Sky" Langlois, a founding member of the biker gang's Quebec chapter, also was taken into custody. Police carrying out a series of raids targeting the Hells Angels in various parts of Quebec on Tuesday arrested more than 60 people, including a member of the Repentigny police who is alleged to have acted as a courier for a drug trafficking network.

    Captain Guy Lapointe, a spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec said Carl Ranger, a member of the Repentigny police force, was among the 63 people arrested in Project Objection, an investigation of several members of the biker gang.
    “The investigation revealed that Carl Ranger (allegedly) acted as a courier for one of the distribution networks,” Lapointe said.

    Ranger faces charges of breach of trust, credit card fraud as well as trafficking in methamphetamine and cocaine. During the investigation, led by the Escouade nationale de répression contre le crime organisé (ENRCO), police seized 21 kilograms of cocaine, more than $2 million, bulletproof vests and 34 firearms. Members of the recently formed squad also raided the clubhouse of the Hells Angels’s South Chapter, something that had not been done since 2009.

    Lapointe said the investigation revealed that three Hells Angels chapters — Trois Rivières, South and Montreal — were sharing territories in the Outaouais and Saguenay regions to distribute drugs.

    The arrests came after five months of raids targeting Montreal’s North and South Shores that saw the seizure of evidence aimed at breaking a drug trafficking network allegedly linked to the biker gang.

    Michel (Sky) Langlois, a founding member of the Hells Angels Montreal chapter, was among those taken into custody in an operation police say could see “dozens” of suspects arrested before its completion.

    Langlois was among the first men to become part of the Hells Angels in Canada when, in 1977, the biker gang opened a chapter in Sorel. Its members wore patches designating Montreal as its territory.
    Langlois, who got his nickname from being a pilot, is currently a member of the gang’s South chapter and is alleged to have run a drug trafficking network based in the Outaouais region. He faces charges of committing a crime for the profit of a criminal organization (or gangsterism) as well as trafficking in cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine.

    Another Hells Angel targeted in the arrest warrants carried out on Tuesday is Stéphane Maheu, 47, another member of the gang’s South chapter. He is alleged to have controlled a drug distribution network based in the Eastern Townships in municipalities like Cowansville and Granby. Maheu began his association with the Hells Angels during the 1990s as a member of the Evil Ones, an affiliate gang based in Granby.

    ENRCO officers were unable to locate Maheu and, according to court documents, he frequently visits the Dominican Republic where he has operated a diving school in the past. He was among the many Hells Angels arrested in Operation SharQc, in 2009, when the Sûreté du Québec rounded up almost every member of the biker gang based in Quebec and alleged they were all part of a murder conspiracy that ran between 1994 and 2002.

    Maheu pleaded guilty to being part of the conspiracy and was sentenced to an overall prison term of 18 years. He later managed to have the time he had left to serve reduced to three years through an appeal.


    Canada - BN.

    April 24, 2018

    Bikere og bandefolk er også gode forældre - Part 1.

    Vi mennesker har en dårlig vane med at fordømme andre, men sandheden er, at mennesker fordømmer det de ikke forstår.

    Ingen tvivl om, at mange mennesker fordømmer bikere- og bandefolk, men spørg man dem hvorfor - så er deres svar vidt forskellige.

    Størstedelen af alle de mennesker som fordømmer bikere- og bandefolk, det er faktisk mennesker, som aldrig nogensinde selv har haft et problem eller et udestående med en biker eller et bandemedlem, og værre endnu er det, at de sågar aldrig har mødt en biker eller et bandemedlem in REAL LIFE.

    Det tætteste de har været på en biker eller et bandemedlem, det er når de læser om dem i aviserne eller ser dem i nyhederne på TV, og det er her de danner sig et indtryk af hvordan bikere- og bandefolk er.


    De tror på det de læser og det de hører, fordi det øjnene ser og ørene hører, det tror hjernen desværre altid på. Vi kan så håbe på, at nogen af alle de mange fordømmende mennesker så bare også læser denne historie, og så måske revurderer deres opfattelse lidt og så indser, at bag den hårdkogte biker og bandemedlemmet med alle de skræmmende tattoo´s i hovedet og på kroppen, der er der faktisk et menneske inde bag det "skræmmende" look, som har følelser og den samme kærlighed for børn, som almindelige mennesker i det "normale" samfund også har.

    De næste par dage vil vi skrive historier fra det virkelige liv om bikere- og bandemedlemmer, som er fædre til børn, men som må kæmpe med myndighederne om bare at få samvær med sine børn, fordi deres børns mødre bruger deres fortid og nutid i mod dem, og helt glemmer, at det handler om børnenes behov og ikke deres egne behov.

    Vi vil i vores kommende historier bringe interviews med flere både tidligere og nuværende bikere- og bandemedlemmer, som er frataget muligheden for at se deres børn, og hvor hver dag er en kamp og et smertefuldt savn.

    Der vil i de kommende historier også være udtalelser fra Advokat Hassan Mahmood, som har børnesager som et af sine specialer, og repræsenterer flere danske bikere- og bandemedlemmer i deres børnesager.


    Scandinavia - MC & Gjengkriminalitet



    Hells Angels an 'extraordinarily sophisticated entity,' civil forfeiture trial told

    The Hells Angels “are an extraordinarily sophisticated entity” fighting to preserve their brand to help members around the world commit criminal acts, a lawyer representing the B.C. government said Monday.

    Brent Olthuis told B.C. Supreme Court that three B.C. biker clubhouses should be forfeited to the government because they would likely be used to commit crimes if the bikers are allowed to maintain control of them.

    After more than a decade, the director of civil forfeiture’s lawsuit against the Hells Angels finally got underway before Justice Barry Davies at the Vancouver Law Courts on Monday. It all started in November 2007 when police raided the Hells Angels’ Nanaimo clubhouse, which became the subject of the first civil forfeiture action. In 2012, the government agency filed suits to get clubhouses of the East End and Kelowna chapters forfeited as well.

    The suit alleges that if the Hells Angels get to keep the clubhouses they will be used “to enhance the ability of a criminal organization, namely the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, to commit indictable offences.”

    The Angels have filed a counter-claim, seeking to get B.C.’s Civil Forfeiture Act declared unconstitutional. Olthuis told Davies on Monday “this is a case fundamentally about things, and under the civil forfeiture statute, the likely use to which those things are going to be put in the future.”

    He said almost all Hells Angels chapters are required to maintain a clubhouse as its “base of operations.”
    “We say one of the main purpose or main activities of the Hells Angels is the facilitation or commission of serious offences that if committed would likely result in the direct or indirect receipt of material benefits by the Hells Angels,” Olthuis said.
    “The Hells Angels pursues those ends, in part by cultivating or protecting a brand that is associated with violence and intimidation.”

    He said the evidence at the trial would show that the clubhouses are used for nefarious purposes.
    “These are the sites at which members will congregate for the purpose of counselling or conspiring to commit crimes of violence or financial gain,” he said.
    “They are safe houses. They are places where members of the Hells Angels meet, where they recruit new members and support clubs, where they collect and store legal funds to defray legal costs for criminal prosecution, all in confidence.”

    The Hells Angels also use the clubhouses to collect and store data on members, rivals, suspected informants and police investigations that threaten the Hells Angels brand.
    “The clubhouses function as planted flags. They are warnings or reminders to rival criminal organizations that the areas in question, the places of these clubhouses, are Hells Angels turf,” Olthuis said.

    He told Davies that over the five-week trial, he would call on police experts on the Hells Angels from across Canada, as well as two men once close to the club — Micheal Plante and David Atwell — who became police agents and testified in criminal cases in B.C. and Ontario.
    “The picture we say that will emerge is one of an entity determined to ensure its own survival, to avoid designation as a criminal organization and to avoid infiltration by law enforcement primarily to ensure the Hells Angels brand which is referred to and will be referred to as the power of the patch for its members exclusive use in furtherance of criminal activities,” Olthuis said.

    He said the Hells Angels trademarked its patch because “it is a calling card.”
    “Hells Angels, the trademarked death head and other words associated with the club serve as warnings to non-affiliated persons that the wearer or bearer of these marks is a member of a feared organization,” Olthuis said.
    “Individual members would lose a great deal of their currency in the criminal world if the name and trappings of the Hells Angels were removed from them.”

    The first witness in the government’s case is a former undercover Mountie who posed as a South American drug lord in an investigation that led to convictions against Hells Angels David Giles, who died last year just months after getting a record sentence for conspiracy to import and traffic cocaine.

    The officer, whose identity is shielded by a publication ban, testified about three meetings he had with Giles and others in Panama in 2012 to arrange cocaine purchases. He said Giles told him about being a Hells Angel and having achieved the ranks of vice-president and sergeant at arms in his Kelowna chapter. He also showed the cop his death head tattoos.

    Giles also admitted to having previously imported cocaine from South America to Canada, the officer testified, including a 2001 shipment of 2.5 tonnes on a fishing boat called the Western Wind that was seized by the U.S. Coast Guard.


    Canada - BN.