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Nevada - Nevada police continue to consider motorcycle club members fair game.

Coones And Sincox Rousted In Laughlin

( Be sure to read the last paragraph, is this Discrimination?)

Last night at the annual Laughlin River Run approximately 40 police including a Swat team shut down adjoining vendor booths operated by a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and the Vagos Motorcycle Club.

According to a usually informed and reliable source the Lucky 7 Motorsports booth owned by Vago Michael Raymond Sincox and the So Cal Clothing Line Booth run by well known Hells Angel Rusty Coones were closed and the operators were compelled to pack up and leave. Both booths were on property owned by the Pioneer Hotel. Police called the booths "potential threats," presumably because the two operators belong to different motorcycle clubs and members of those clubs have confronted one another in the past. No Problems

The source said, "There was no sign of any conflict or tension of any kind. In fact, they were extremely friendly with each other, exchanged clothing between the booths, helped each other with vendor supplies, and Sincox and Coones embraced each other multiple times in the last few days. The two booths helped each other pack up."

Coones may be best known as a member of the band Attika 7 and for television appearances on the television series Sons of Anarchy and The Devils Ride.

Lucky 7 Motorsports is a family owned business operated by Sincox and his extended family. His parents, grandparents, sister and brother-in-law were working in the booth when it was shut down. The shut down left that business with about $20,000 of unsold merchandise and three unsold motorcycles valued at $50,000. Lieutenant John Healy

The massive police action was initiated by Lieutenant John Healy of the Laughlin Station of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

According to the source, Pioneer Hotel security told Sincox and Coones "Lieutenant Healy is making this call," "it is out of our control," "law enforcement is pushing this" and that if hotel security did not cooperate the Pioneer would "suffer the consequences."

Source: agingrebel.com


Another Blue Gang Member

( Who is protecting who?)

May 5th 2014

Memphis, Tn - MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - On December 26, 2013, officers received a complaint from a concerned citizen who located a cellular phone at a business. Upon looking through the phone, the complainant observed several images of children involved in sexual acts with unknown adult males.

After receiving information from the complainant, Memphis Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children investigators obtained a search warrant for the cellular phone and observed the graphic images.

A thorough investigation was conducted leading investigators to the owner of the phone, 26-year-old Matthew Ashmore, who is also a Memphis Police officer. Investigators immediately took action to locate Ashmore and placed him under arrest. Ashmore was subsequently charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

"It really sickens me to find that someone who has been sworn to protect the citizens and uphold the law would prey on our innocent children", said Director Toney Armstrong. "Let this be a reminder to anyone partaking in such abominable behavior. We will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law."

Matthew Ashmore has been employed with the Memphis Police Department since July 2009. He is currently assigned to South Main Station and has been relieved of duty with pay pending the outcome of the administrative investigation.

This investigation is ongoing.


Blue gangs Finest

( Who is protecting who?)

Not so current but worth mentioning.

Arizona - PRESCOTT - A former police officer, the only person charged in the December 2012 bar fight in which members of the Iron Brotherhood law enforcement motorcycle club were alleged to have beaten a man, pleaded guilty Monday to disorderly conduct.

Eric J. Amato was a Phoenix police officer at the time of the altercation. He was charged with assault after a Department of Public Safety investigation said that he, along with another member of the motorcycle club, hit Justin Stafford, 22, sending him to the hospital.

The incident happened at Moctezuma's - now renamed Whiskey Row Pub - during the Iron Brotherhood's Christmas celebration.

Amato told DPS investigators that he thought Stafford was about to hit him when he grabbed Stafford by the throat and punched him in the face, breaking his nose.

A plea agreement allowed Amato to cut the assault charge to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Superior Court Judge Celé Hancock ordered him to pay a $350 fine and to have no contact with the victim.

Amato was a 13-year Phoenix police veteran. He was put on desk duty after the incident and resigned from the department in November 2013.

The DPS report recommended that several officers be charged with felony obstruction of criminal investigation, misdemeanor charges of false reporting to law enforcement and other misdemeanor charges, as well as disorderly conduct, but the Maricopa County Attorney's Office - prosecuting the case to avoid a conflict of interest - charged only Amato.


CLASSIC DISCRIMINATION !!!

California - San Francisco -- The Devil Dolls Motorcycle Club had planned to sell gourmet cupcakes to raise money for charity Sunday while celebrating their group's 15th anniversary.

But instead, they were at the Pacific Rod and Gun Club picketing.

The female bikers had reserved space at the shooting range back in December, but a week before Sunday's event, they got a cancelation notice, but little explanation as to why.

Apparently, they weren't the right kind of clientele to rent space at a rod and gun club, or at least one that sits on city land.

The bikers were told the city, which leases the Lake Merced site to the gun club, wouldn't allow motorcycle clubs to use the club.

The manager "was apologetic," said Theresa Foglio, president of the Devil Dolls. "He was pressured by the city and county. They just freaked him out."

Calls to the gun club were not returned Sunday.

So the women set aside the cupcakes and sat outside the gun club with signs and a few dozen fellow bikers, protesting what they called unfair treatment and stereotyping.

"Motorcycle clubs are not street gangs," Foglio said. "The bigger issue is profiling."

The Devil Dolls describe themselves as an "outlaw motorcycle club."

Yet the members are business owners, veterans, single moms and women from "all walks of life," Foglio said.

"We're a female motorcycle club devoted to sisterhood and the ride," she said.

And raising money for charity is part of what they do.

A spokesman for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission said no information on the cancelation was available Sunday.

The Devil Dolls feel they were given a bad rap.

"Everyone thinks we're ... the Sons of Anarchy," Foglio said.

With members coming from across the state and country, the Devil Dolls organizers had to scramble to find a new site. Another local motorcycle club volunteered its clubhouse to host the event - after the morning picketing party, which was monitored by police.

"I don't know what they thought we were going to do," Foglio said. "They want to discriminate against cupcakes?"


May 5th 2014    On the Brighter Side.

Riverside, Ca - Cop shoots himself while trying to shoot a dog

 


 

Subject: Gannett - Is at it again this time out of WI Rapids with their On-Line POLL spinning that voters favor mandatory cyclist (Motorcyclist) HELMETS
 
The Gannett WI Media Service is not done trying to make their Pro Helmet Series push for a mandatory Helmet Laws.  When their articles didn’t get the results they were hoping for then they started running on-line polls (all using different wording) in their WI papers.
 
Will yesterday out of their WI Rapids Tribune newspaper came this article based off their poll below.  It was setup with questions designed to split the (Pro Choice or Freedom too Choose) crowd. What’s funny if you add the (Pro Choice/Freedom) ones together the math equals  50% various only 47% combined for the Pro HELMET questions. Yes I know that doesn’t add to 100% not sure what happen to the other 3%.
 
Bottom line….   This Gannett Media Group that will do anything to push their Pro Helmets beliefs. Click on the link below their poll is still active as of 10Am 05/21/13  VOTE  keep the (Pro Choice or Freedom to Choose) ahead!!! 
 
If you have a chance makes some blog comments on the article or writes some letters to your local Gannett WI Newspapers and let the editors and the papers know what you think of their actions. 
 
Link: http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/viewart/20130520/WRT01/305200397/Online-voters-favor-mandatory-cyclist-helmets
 
 
Online voters favor mandatory cyclist helmets
 
May 20, 2013   |  
 
Of the 561 votes on Daily Tribune Media’s recent online poll question, “Do you think helmets should be mandatory for motorcycle operators/passengers?” almost 33 percent of the voters said “Yes: I am a NOT a motorcyclist/passenger but believe cyclists/riders should be protected.”
Just more than 30 percent (171 voters) in the unscientific poll said they were not riders/passengers but believed the choice was up to the rider/passenger. There were 20.5 percent (115), who said they were riders/passengers and helmets should not be mandatory, and a little more than 16 percent (90 voters) said they were riders/passengers and helmets should be mandatory.
Check out the new poll question at www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com. Look for the “Give it to me local” graphic.
Their Poll running in sister paper WI Rapids Tribune is still active get on it and keep VOTING the pro choice to decide are at  link:            http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/poll/2013-05-13/7099970/results
May 13,2013
Do you think helmets should be mandatory for motorcycle operators/passengers?
 
NO: I am a motorcyclist/passenger and enjoy the wind in my face.
20%
 
 
YES: I am a motorcyclist/passenger and appreciate the extra protection.
15%
 
 
NO: I am a NOT a motorcyclist/passenger, but believe this is the choice of the driver/rider.
30%
 
 
YES: I am a NOT a motorcyclist/passenger, but believe cyclists/riders should be protected.
32%
563 votes

 

 

 


ABATE of Wisconsin - Courtroom Presence Needed - Two Bikers Dead so far -

This is a call out to everyone who rides...!!!!

June 18th 2012

 http://www.fdlreporter.com/article/20120605/FON0101/120605052/Hilbert-man-charged-death-injury-Michigan-motorcyclists


 

                                                                                           Defend your Club & Lifestyle

October 2011

  USA - In My Opinion: By Outlaw Roadblock – www.FreeRoadBlock.us - The biggest danger facing motorcycle clubs today isn’t conflict with other clubs as law enforcement & the media claim.  Not even close!  It is a “tyrannical Gov’t” willing to selectively profile, criminalize & prosecute membership in a motorcycle club instead of individual criminal behavior.   Profiling a specific group of individuals is a crime in & of itself. Furthermore, denying these individuals the protections given others is a violation of basic human rights & Constitutional law.  Defending our clubs against this criminal threat requires using a weapon equal to that being used against us --  “The Legal System”!  The laws of our countries are a 2-edged sword that cuts both ways. Gov’t agencies, law enforcement, & overzealous prosecutors are not exempt from the blade. Gov’t & law enforcement agencies are making a concerted effort to classify all motorcycle club members, & anyone who may associate with them, as criminals. Guilty or not, the Gov’t intends to prosecute theses targeted individuals no matter what it takes.

No one can deny that some motorcycle club members violate the law.  However, it’s a fact that Any organization has individual members who commit criminal acts.   Members of Gov’t & law enforcement agencies & individual lawmakers themselves are routinely convicted for criminal conduct.     The agencies profiling motorcycle club members are being assisted by the media, who sensationalize biker news & reports to gain lucrative headlines.   Via TV, newspapers & the internet, Society is bombarded 24/7 with motorcycle clubs labeled as gangs, & members & associates always portrayed as dangerous, violent criminals.  How can this happen when the majority of club members are hard-working tax-paying members of their communities & have never been convicted of a crime?  With this constant media barrage, society & potential jurors are conditioned to believe that you are guilty before the trial ever starts.  With the constitutional guarantee of a presumption of innocence replaced by a presumption of guilt, even if you are innocent, getting a fair trial is impossible.  Furthermore, the law enforcement agents’ & prosecutor’s questionable tactics almost guarantee a conviction.  The combination of these factors make it easy to see why there is a 98+% conviction rate in cases involving motorcycle clubs & so-called associates.    We have to use the system to stop the out- of- control Gov’t agents who think the rule-of-law doesn’t apply to them.  The only rule they follow is “there are no rules.”
 
In books & interviews they boast there is nothing they won’t do to maintain their cover & make a case.  In recent cases, evidence has been presented that undercover agents repeatedly violate the law to make cases.  They conspired among themselves, with paid informants & known criminals in an effort to get club members to violate the law.  They incited violence (murder & attempted murder) & incited others to commit criminal acts to ensure convictions.  Law enforcement agents do not have immunity to violate the law in an effort to make a case. When they do they step over the line & become the criminal The US Supreme Court has ruled inciting criminal activity is a felony.    At grand juries & trials unscrupulous prosecutors routinely lead law enforcement & other witnesses to give evidence they know to be false to get a criminal indictment. After all, trial juries don’t have access to the secret grand-jury testimony.  Knowingly presenting perjured testimony, misleading the Court, & Obstruction of Justice are all criminal acts.  This “pattern of criminal conduct” by Gov’t agents & prosecutors is widespread, & a gross violation of basic human rights.   Properly used, however, this evidence of wrongdoing can educate a jury & change the outcome at trial. These issues & unlawful activities have to be challenged in a court prior to trial, or innocent club members will be convicted.
 
The Gov’t is now using these tactics against over 300 motorcycle clubs that they classify as criminal organizations. I salute those who are defending their clubs against this fraudulent classification.  I wonder what the deal is with those who don’t fight for their club. Are they afraid because they think the Gov’t will retaliate against them?  They are already doing everything they can to take your freedom & destroy your club. What more can they do?  Belonging to a motorcycle club is not a crime!  More & more Clubs around the world are using the courts to challenge the Govt’s bogus claims, criminal conduct & refusal to treat MC members as “individuals”.      And, they are winning.
 

 


 

Judge Upholds Patch-Holders Rights

July 27th 2011

A Fed judge has rejected an unprecedented bid by the U.S. Gov’t to seek control of a gang’s name & its identity - via its logo - through a court order in a case involving the notorious Mongols motorcycle club,” according to the Associated Press report regarding an eight-page ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Otis Wright, II who wrote on June 28, 2011 that he must “regrettably” rule in favor of the Mongols because the group itself was not named in a 2008 racketeering indictment. To summarize the Court’s findings, Aid to Injured Motorcyclists Atty Boyd Spencer of Pennsylvania wrote: Since the Mongols NC was never indicted, much less ever convicted of any criminal act, then the criminal forfeiture of the trademark owned by the Mongols Nation was in total error. The Mongols MC, or Mongol Nation, owned the trademark of the clubcolors since 1969. Any assignment made by any member of the club to himself or any other individual was void. This is because the trademark was a collective membership mark which can only be owned by the organization for which the Mark stands. Only the Mongols Club, or Mongols Nation could have a property interest or own the patch, colors, or trademark for the patch or colors. Since the Mongols were not indicted in the criminal action, the property of anyone other than the defendants in a criminal action, cannot have their personal property forfeited. This order, & the prior litigation that led up to this order, is a victory for the rights of motorcycle clubs to own, display, & fly their colors, without forfeiture by the Govt.


July 27th 2011                                                                                      NHTSA (AGAIN) PUSHES HELMET LAWS

NHTSA Administrator David Strickland has testified once again before a Congressional committee urging federal action to get motorcyclists to wear helmets. On July 27, during a reauthorization hearing on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Strickland told a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation that “the most important step we can take to reduce the deaths of motorcyclists on our roads and highways is to assure that all riders wear a DOT compliant helmet.” He further stated that, “A grant program emphasizing the use of motorcycle helmets would be effective in reducing fatalities.”

Last year, in response to Congressional testimony from Strickland that increased helmet use is the core component of NHTSA’s motorcycle safety plan, U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced a resolution urging NHTSA to concentrate on motorcycle crash prevention and rider education instead of lobbying for helmet laws.


May 31, 2011                                                                      Federal Lawmakers send a bipartisan letter to U.S.House Prohibiting Funding forCheckpoints               

Federal lawmakers have sent a bipartisan letter to the leadership of a key U.S. House committee to urge support for a bill that prohibits federal funding for motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints, reports the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA).

The lawmakers are also urging support for a measure to retain a ban on lobbying at the state level by a federal traffic safety agency.

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and his colleagues sent the letter on May 25 to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure as well as to the panel's Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

The letter asks the panels to include H.R. 904 and H.Res. 239 in the surface transportation reauthorization bill now being considered by Congress.

H.R. 904 would prohibit the U.S. Transportation secretary from providing grants or any funds to a state or local government to be used for programs to check helmet usage or to create motorcycle-only checkpoints.

H.Res. 239 would support efforts to retain a ban on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) ability to lobby state legislators using federal tax dollars and urges the agency to focus on motorcycle crash prevention and rider education and training.

"These important pieces of legislation would ensure that the Department of Transportation (DOT) and NHTSA focus on proven methods of motorcycle safety," the letter said. "NHTSA's Motorcycle Law Enforcement Demonstration Program has not proven to be an effective use of taxpayer dollars.

"Through this program, the state of Georgia was provided a $70,000 grant to create motorcycle-only checkpoints to inspect rider compliance with DOT-compliant helmet regulations," the letter said. "The checkpoints are not a proven method of ensuring motorcyclist safety, and have certainly not been an effective use of limited federal taxpayer dollars.

"We take motorcycle safety seriously and want NHTSA to focus its safety efforts on proven lifesaving methods," the letter said. "Including H.R. 904 and H.Res. 239 in the surface transportation reauthorization bill would set the record straight, that the House of Representatives supports rider education, driver awareness, training and proper licensing as the best methods of preventing motorcycle crashes, not mandatory federal helmet laws."

In addition to Sensenbrenner, others who signed the letter include Reps. Tom Petri (R-Wis.), Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa), Reid Ribble (R-Wis.), Ron Paul (R-Texas), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Bob Filner (D-Calif.), Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.), Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and Mike Ross (D-Ark.)


 April 13, 2011                                                         Press Release