Saturday, August 29, 2015

Mugshot of the Day

Elizabeth Athenia Progris, from whose “genital area” a bag of generic Xanax tumbled while she was at the Martin County jail.

Police in Pompano Beach, Fla., found Tracy Mabb naked at a busy intersection.

Cesar Sanchez was arrested in full make-up and clown outfit at an Atlanta night club.

The Great Nordic Biker War

The Great Nordic Biker War refers to the violent gang war that began in 1994 and continued until 1997, mainly involving Hells Angels and Bandidos but also involving support clubs.

The cities mainly affected by the war were Copenhagen in Denmark, Helsinki in Finland, Oslo in Norway, and Helsingborg and Malmö in Sweden.
On New Years Eve 1980, Denmark got its first Hell's Angels chapter in Copenhagen. In the early 90's there was a break in Denmark between HA and Morticians, a club who had been on good terms with HA. Morticians MC changed their name to Undertakers and in 1993 became Bandidos Denmark. Denmark now had two international motorcycle clubs. At a time when clubs in Scandinavia were on their way to join HA, suddenly there was an alternative.

Car bomb explosion at Bandidos club house in Drammen, Norway.
The war started in Sweden, when HA Sweden tried to prevent Morbids from joining the Bandidos. From there it spread. In Denmark, Sweden and Finland the war is between HA and Bandidos, but in Norway the Outlaws are also involved.

By the end of the war, 11 murders and 74 attempted murders had been committed and 96 people were wounded. Both clubs signed a treaty saying that no more chapters would be opened up in Scandinavia, but both sides had broken the treaty by the end of the 1990s.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hells Angels war with the Rock Machine - 2015 documentary

The Quebec Biker war (French: Guerre des motards; "Bikers' War") refers to the violent turf war that began in 1994 and continued until late 2002 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The war began as the Hells Angels in Quebec began to make a push to establish a monopoly on street-level drug sales in the province.
A number of drug dealers and crime families resisted and established groups such as the "Alliance to fight the Angels". The war resulted in the bombings of many establishments and murders on both sides. It has claimed more than 150 lives, including innocent bystanders.

The war eventually ended when public outcry over the deaths of innocent bystanders resulted in police pressure including the incarceration of over 100 bikers.In April 2009, over 156 members of the Hells Angels were arrested in Quebec, New Brunswick, France and the Dominican Republic mostly in connection to crimes related to the Biker war. The arrests solved at least 22 murders committed between 1992 and 2009. Four Hells Angels bunkers were seized by police.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

"Stop a Douchbag" - Ep.22 - Oh, Marat!

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Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels

Last night on History Channel’s OUTLAW CHRONICLES: HELLS ANGELS, former president George Christie, Jr. talked about the motorcycle club’s appetite for parties–and the group’s special style of partying. Basically? The harder and longer, the better. But, there were a few rules, as well.

For one, as a Hells Angel, a member had to “represent” well. Whatever the party, wherever, however long it goes, there is no falling asleep allowed. Christie detailed how he and another newly inducted member took a wannabe–not even up to the standard of “hangaround” at that point”–to a party and he did just that: got drunk and fell asleep. Apparently, that was some kind of mark against the Hells Angels, although what exactly that would be was not exactly clear … weakness, maybe? At any rate, the guy found out that the Angels meant it when they told him not to go to sleep, when they took lighter fluid and set him on fire up to his knees.
Drugs are a Hells Angels party staple, apparently. In fact, it seems that drug use is just a way of life in Hells Angels culture. Depending on the era, the “drug of choice” is different–might be LSD, might be coke, might be crank. Whatever it takes to keep the party going–sleep does not seem to be something the Hells Angels hold in high esteem.

Heroin, however, was one drug that was actually banned, because of the nasty effects it can have. It is super-addictive and, because of that, Christie said, addicts would choose the drug over their brothers, making them unreliable. “We don’t have a lot of rules on how to party, but heroin was something we put our foot down with. You get caught using heroin, automatic kick-out.”
According to the episode, meth is something many of the Hells Angels welcomed as the “perfect drug.” It gave them the ability to go without sleep, and feel like they were, as Christie said, not on top of the world, but on top of the universe. It was cheaper than cocaine, with a longer high. But, it also had some bad side effects, especially when combining the drug with everything else offered by the club. Lack of sleep, over-indulging and heavy meth use can result in “tweaking” and losing control, unable to come off the high or calm down. One such paranoid “tweaking Angel” was pushed too far when some unwise Angels decide to “mudcheck” him, i.e. “test a biker’s character” with mindgames and taunting. Somehow, the tweaking Angel got the idea in his mind that he was going to be killed–paranoia is common with meth use–and started shooting.
Over time, at least, the Hells Angels learned what so many did–and are unfortunately still learning today: Meth is NOT the so-called “perfect drug.”

“That drug is a destroyer,” Christie said. “You see these tweakers that are affected for the rest of their lives. It alters their brain pattern, it alters their thoughts, it chemically changes them. They’re never the same.”

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Officer David "Kettle" Fenton Guilty

David (Mark) Fenton is the only upper-command officer to face a police tribunal for controversial orders to arrest hundreds during the June 2010 weekend.
The senior officer who ordered the “kettle” of people at the G20 summit five years ago has apologized after being found guilty of three of five charges related to his role in the largest mass arrests in Canadian peacetime history.

Supt. David (Mark) Fenton was convicted on two of three charges of exercising unlawful or unnecessary authority, and on one of two charges of discreditable conduct.




Newest HAMC chapter in Oz homeless, again

One of the Hells Angels newest chapters is homeless after being evicted from its third clubhouse - and police are warning possible future landlords to do their homework. The Darkside chapter, based on the Mornington Peninsula at Seaford, opened with significant fanfare in 2013, but has since been shunted from industrial estate to industrial estate.

Landlords, with the support of police, have evicted the club three times in the past 18 months.
The chapter had been viewed as strategically important to the gang. It was near a Bandidos chapter.

Melbourne's south-east and the peninsula were also being eyed by the Rock Machine - the Hells Angels' most bitter international rival - and the Comancheros also had a presence in the area.

It has not been a good year for the Darkside chapter. In January, the chapter president Mohammad Khodr was jailed for seven-and-a-half years for selling more than $220,000 worth of the drug ice to undercover police.

Hells Angels Darkside chapter president Mohammed Khodr following his arrest.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Canada Hells Angels under pressure?

From its base in California the Angels reach around the world and, in Canada, is the dominant club by a wide margin. It currently boasts 31 active chapters and close to 400 members on the streets. That dominance does not mean a monopoly.

Today, the Angels face more competition than they have in years. In recent months, notorious biker clubs from Europe, the United States and Australia — all with strong, international organizations and a history of violence and crime — have established new chapters in Canada. This spring the Satudarah Motorcycle Club, a Dutch-based group with a violent reputation in Europe, unveiled a surprise Canadian chapter in Toronto.
Satudarah offer a twist, being an overtly bi-racial group. (The dominant 1% clubs are vastly white.) The racial mix is reflected in its logo: a black and a white warrior, back to back wearing the same headdress.

Satudarah cause concern for police because of their reputation for violence. Since their 1990 launch in the Netherlands, tension between the Satudarah and the Angels has been widely reported.
On Nov. 8, 2014, three chapters of the Red Devils — formed in 1948 in Hamilton, making it the oldest in Canada — patched over to join the Bacchus Motorcycle Club. Overnight, it became the second largest in Canada, with nine chapters and about 100 members.
The Rebels Motorcycle Club, the largest club in Australia with chapters in Europe and the United States, formed three chapters in Canada last summer: in Stratford, Ont., the Vancouver area and Edmonton.
The Vagos Motorcycle Club formed a chapter in Peterborough in 2012. In February some members defected to the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. The former Vagos may even have formed a new Outlaws chapter. The presence of Outlaws, the Angels’ oldest rivals — is aggravating for the larger club.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Rolling Stones' free concert at Altamont Speedway

"Gimme Shelter" is a 1970 documentary film directed by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin chronicling the last weeks of The Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour which culminated in the Altamont Free Concert.

A fan is beaten by Hells Angels at the Rolling Stones' free concert at Altamont Speedway. The rock press called it the end of innocence.
Meredith Hunter, attempted, with other crowd members, to force his way onto the stage and is struck by the Hells Angels members guarding the band.
He then drew a revolver before being stabbed to death.

Mick Jagger performs at the Altamont Speedway
Gimme Shelter shows a clash of two worlds – the hippy culture of San Francisco and the older, nastier, darker venom of the bikie outlaws, hired with $500 worth of free beer to protect the Stones and keep the kids off the low stage.

The British branch of Hells Angels had done this without trouble at the Stones' concert in Hyde Park earlier that year, but the northern Californian chapters were a different breed.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Jay Dobyns - "Operation Black Biscuit"

In April 2002, a deadly altercation broke out between the Hells Angels and the Mongols in the middle of a Laughlin, Nevada casino filled with innocent bystanders, prompting federal law enforcement to open an undercover investigation called "Operation Black Biscuit".
Over two years of undercover operations, Dobyns and a team of ATF agents, technicians and confidential informants infiltrated the Hells Angels, primarily in Arizona. Dobyns posed as a gunrunner and member of a "solo" outlaw motorcycle club interested in joining the Angels.
To earn his "patch", Dobyns staged the fake "murder" of a member of the rival Mongols Motorcycle Club. A law enforcement officer posing as the Mongols biker was splattered with lamb blood and brains, photographed and videotaped lying in a shallow grave. Dobyns had a bloodstained Mongols’ "cut" (leather biker vest with club patches) mailed to the Hells Angels from somewhere in Mexico, and provided a videotape and pictures of the "killing". The Hells Angels leadership was highly impressed and immediately voted Dobyns in as a full "patched" member of the club.
In 2004, following the exposure of his true identity during the "Black Biscuit" prosecutions, Dobyns and his family became the targets of death threats by various organizations, including the Hells Angels.

According to Dobyns and official investigative reports by government watchdog agencies, ATF management failed to take reasonable measures to protect Dobyns and his family from numerous validated threats.
In August 2008, four months after ATF forced the location of his home into the public domain, his Tucson residence was the target of a late night arson attack while his wife and two children were asleep inside. They escaped with only smoke inhalation injuries, but the ensuing fire destroyed the home and most of the family’s belongings.

The federal government’s failure to adequately deal with the extraordinary threats has been documented by several government watchdog agencies, and eventually led Dobyns to become a federal whistleblower. He has exposed the United States Department of Justice's mismanagement and failure to protect undercover agents.

In September 2014, after a six-year court battle with ATF and DOJ, Dobyns won his case. Judge Francis Allegra issued a 54-page "landmark" verdict vindicating Dobyns.

The judge ruled that ATF was corrupt in attempting to cover up its conduct by withholding evidence and using perjured testimony.