“God Forgives, Outlaws Don’t.”
CHICAGO, IL ( November 26, 2016) —That’s the motto of the Outlaws motorcycle club, formed in the Chicago area in 1935, now with chapters and thousands of members around the world.
But the former Outlaws leader says the group isn’t nearly as fearsome or dominant as it used to be in Illinois.
“The times have changed,” says Peter “Big Pete” James, 62, who lives in the west suburbs. “Somehow, there’s no testosterone out there.”
James hung up his Outlaws vest — black leather with a skull and crossed pistons patch — last year amid an internal dispute with other local leaders and his own ongoing fight with cancer.
Contrary to the biker rumor mill, James isn’t returning to the fray, he told the Sun-Times. His wide-ranging interview was unusual because so-called “1-percenter” bikers generally are loath to talk publicly about their business.
Watching from the sidelines, James says that maybe the biggest indication his old club is slipping involves the rise of the rival Hells Angels motorcycle club, which he believes is poised to overtake the Outlaws as the big-dog biker group in the Chicago area — an unthinkable development not long ago.
He predicts — but insists he isn’t advocating — renewed conflict between the two groups resulting from the shifting dynamic.
An attorney for the Outlaws responds only, “There wouldn’t be any comment at this time.” The Hells Angels didn’t respond to inquiries.
Back in the 1990s, the Outlaws and Hells Angels — both which have weathered intense federal prosecutions and allegations they’re nothing more than gangs on wheels involved in drug dealing and mayhem — were locked in “war” in Chicago, as the Hells Angels made a foray into the region, the Outlaws’ long-established turf.
After a series of bombings, shootings and stabbings, the rival clubs formed a fragile truce. The Hells Angels, formed in 1948 in California, gave up their attempt to put a clubhouse within the Chicago city limits and, instead, planted a flag in Harvey, remaining there today.
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“Now there’s hell to pay”…Cops said
NEW YORK, NY (December 12, 2016) — There’s an all-out war brewing between the Hells Angels and city cops — who swarmed the bikers’ clubhouse Tuesday as payback for refusing to help solve a shooting, police and witnesses said.
More than 30 cops stormed the East Village headquarters and slapped bikers with summonses for any minor infractions they could find, according to police.
“It was done just to mess with them,” one police source said. “They’re not cooperating with the investigation. If they’re gonna give us a hard time, we’re gonna give them a hard time.”
New York Police removing ramp with saw at the Hells Angels Clubhouse
The bikers — who have refused to answer cops’ questions about a shooting over a parking space in front of the clubhouse early Sunday — were slapped with at least three summonses, cops said.
They were ticketed for blocking the sidewalk with planters and failing to display license plates on motorcycles, which were covered with a protective sheet.
Cops also used a saw to cut away a metal ramp in front of the clubhouse and ripped out an outdoor bench.
Park bench in front of the Hells Angels Clubhouse
Police said they hassled the bikers to send them a message.
“We want them to feel our presence and to let them know we are here,” the source said. “They don’t own that block and they have no right to block parking spots for themselves. It’s a public street.”
The cop added, “They want to bring chaos and outrage into the community, [so] we are going to enforce the law and ensure they are following the rules.”
Meanwhile, the man shot in the gut, allegedly by one of the bikers, is terrified to work with police — possibly for fear of retribution from the motorcycle club, police said.
“All witnesses are afraid,” one police source said, adding they would likely still testify.
The victim, David Martinez, 25, was recovering from surgery Tuesday after a biker shot him for moving a parking cone — used to save a parking space outside the clubhouse — on East Third Street near First Avenue.
Females often get the bad reputation of being weak and clumsy and in this video we meet a woman who is not helping with the bad stereotype.
About ten seconds into the clip the woman riding her newly bought motorcycle collapses from the heavy weight of her bike.
We aren’t sure if the dealers who gave her the bike didn’t measure her right, if she had a silly clumsy moment or was really too weak for her bike, but one thing is for sure and that is she is lucky she had some fellow bikers with her to help once she fell! Click the video below to watch this woman’s epic fail on her bike.
DISTURBING VIDEO – YOUR BLOOD WILL FREEZE : WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER RIDE A BIKE CLOSE TO A TRUCK
Incident happened recently in Vietnam.
This is why you should never ride a bike close to a truck.
Corporal Richard Bennet, a 25-year-old marine, died in a helicopter crash in Iraq, and his funeral became the target for the ever attention seeking Westboro Baptist Church.
A group of bikers known as “The Patriot Guard” arrived to form a shield with their bodies, bikes, and American flags protecting the grieving family of the fallen veteran from the disrespectful protesters.
Mechanophilia is a term used to describe someone who is sexually aroused by machines such as automobiles, bikes, helicopters, planes, and ships (no official word on Transformers, but you can probably guess). This became relevant in the United Kingdom when Kevin Chapman, from Ashford, was arrested in Canterbury for allegedly “attempting sexual maneuvers” on a blue Suzuki motorcycle, according to the Daily Mail.
Chapman also allegedly punched and kicked the motorcycle, and was charged for indecent exposure and criminal damage. He pled not guilty to both charges, claiming to have no recollection of the events in question, though he does at one point remember dropping his pants. The court heard that Chapman had been drinking, and potentially overdosed, on the day of the allegation.
The sex stuff is weird, but the physical abuse toward the bike provides further pause. Did the bike owe Chapman some money and was late on the payment? Did the bike mess around with Chapman’s ex? Did the bike say something mean and insulting to Chapman, but then the meanness kinda turned them both on, so they agreed then to consensual man-to-machine sex? The context is really murky on this one. Whatever the case, the act allegedly happened amid a busy city street, so we hope the witnesses can recover.
A freak motorcycle accident involving a power pole decapitated a man.
Fabian Zepeda, of San Bernardino, Calif., was riding his motorcycle on Tuesday morning when he encountered wires from a wooden utility pole that were spread across the roadway, according to the San Bernardino Sun.
The wires had been knocked down after the driver of a Ford Taurus lost control of his vehicle, struck a mailbox, drove on the lawn of a home and eventually struck the wooden pole, according to the San Bernardino Sun.
Zepeda, 27, traveled down the same road minutes later and drove into the path of the downed wires, knocking him off of his motorcycle and decapitating him.
Zepeda, who got married in June, was an expectant father. A GoFundMe page has been set up by his wife to help cover his funeral expenses.
If you ratted out Detroit’s notorious Highwaymen Motorcycle Club, you should know what to expect, members said. Snitches would “wind up in a Dumpster,” one former member testified during a 2010 trial against the club’s leadership.
The club’s leader, Aref “Scarface” Nagi, was obsessed with hunting down the secret informants in their midst when federal investigators infiltrated the Highwaymen in preparation for a massive 2007 racketeering bust. But beneath Nagi’s search for so-called rats was a secret, one former Highwayman now alleges.
Gary Ball Jr., who was convicted alongside Nagi on racketeering charges in 2010 and sentenced to 30 years in federal prison, began investigating his former leader while behind bars, in the hopes of securing a new trial. Ball filed a Freedom of Information Act request for details on Nagi, the Detroit Free Press reported, and the request returned a police file. It revealed that Nagi—the sworn enemy of snitches—had once worked with a federal agency as a secret informant.
Prior to his 2007 arrest on charges including racketeering, assault with a deadly weapon, and conspiracy to commit murder, Nagi had good reason to worry about undercover spies. At the time of his arrest, the Highwaymen Motorcycle Club was Detroit’s most feared motorcycle gang, operating out of an ominous black clubhouse in southwest Detroit, where a winged skeleton sign hung above the door.
The bike club’s history is as dark as its headquarters. The largest motorcycle club in Detroit at the time of Nagi’s arrest, the Highwaymen are known as an “outlaw” or “one-percenter” club. One-percenter clubs take their name from a famous quote attributed to the American Motorcycle Association in the 1940s: that 99 percent of bikers follow the law, while one percent boast of flouting the law. In 1973, multiple Highwaymen were convicted of bombing rival clubhouses throughout the Detroit area. In a federal racketeering case in 1987, Highwaymen were indicted on a range of charges from drug distribution to kidnappings to arson.
And by the mid-2000s, when Nagi led the Highwaymen, the club was living up to its old reputation for violent crime and drug trafficking. Tales of the gang’s beatings and shootings were so widespread that, beginning in 2005, the FBI began taping Nagi’s phone calls, capturing approximately 30,000 conversations over two years. Those tapes, played during court proceedings, revealed Nagi bragging about violent crimes he had allegedly committed against those who had angered him, including a cook at a restaurant he owned in Dearborn, Michigan. In one taped call, Nagi claimed to have stabbed the cook and tossed him a Dumpster. In another recorded conversation, Nagi gave a crony directions by referencing a location as “right down where I shot that guy.”
“Multiple witnesses testified that, during the summer of 2006, there was a lot of talk at the Detroit Chapter Clubhouse about discovering and punishing the snitch or rat,” a judge wrote in an opinion in Nagi’s case, adding that a picture of the FBI informant “was hanging behind the bar at the Detroit Chapter Clubhouse with ‘rat’ written across it.”
The informant had a bounty on his head, FBI agents testified in court. “They’re going to kill him,” one agent testified at a bond hearing for a Highwayman accused of being tasked with murdering the informant. Nagi was eventually convicted of conspiracy to murder the FBI informant, as well as on racketeering, drug, and firearm charges, and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
But Ball, who was convicted alongside Nagi, claims to have unearthed evidence that the former club leader also snitched when it served him. While in prison, Ball filed a Freedom of Information Act request into Nagi’s history. The file Ball received in return revealed a 1992 operation in which Nagi allegedly worked with federal agents to bust a cocaine sale, according to the Free Press.
Working with Troy, Michigan, police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Nagi allegedly arranged the delivery of 2 kilograms of cocaine to a parking lot outside a shopping center, where law enforcement agents secretly lay in wait. Once the drug deal took place, Nagi allegedly signaled police and DEA agents to move in.
Nagi’s lawyer, who did not return a request for comment Sunday from The Daily Beast, told the Free Press that Nagi had never been a law enforcement informant and that perhaps Ball had accidentally received a file on the wrong Aref Nagi from the Detroit area. But Ball’s FOIA also contained old mugshots of Nagi and listed his birthdate correctly.
Nagi’s alleged history as an undercover informant is more than hypocritical, Ball and his legal team contend. Ball’s lawyer, who is trying to secure a new trial for his client, says Nagi’s alleged secret history raises the question of whether Nagi snitched on his fellow Highwaymen, possibly feeding confidential information on them to law enforcement in exchange for leniency.
Paradoxically, finding and punishing snitches was something of a team-building exercise among the Highwaymen, a judge ruled in Nagi’s case, writing that the club’s leadership controlled members “by directing attacks on persons perceived to have disrespected a fellow member in some manner, those perceived to have squealed, and those suspected of being snitches. Members enhanced and protected their reputation and standing as Highwaymen by using intimidation, threats, violent acts, and possession of weapons while carrying out acts of discipline, punishment, intimidation, and retaliation,” the judge wrote in 2011.
“Defendant Nagi was aware of and actively cultivated this fear of retaliation.”
Now it appears that Nagi’s own secret history may be snitching on him.
One biker gang’s wresting an adorned vest from the president of another motorcycle club triggered the Columbus bar brawl and 2015 shootout that killed one man and wounded three others, a prosecutor told jurors in the murder trial of three men accused of gang violence.
Assistant District Attorney Ray Daniel said the Strikers club was holding a meet and greet Oct. 9, 2015, at the 4th Quarter Sports Bar, 6969 Macon Road, when around 11:20 p.m. a group affiliated with the Outcast Motorcycle Club arrived, led by defendant Daginald Wheeler.
Their aim was to teach the Strikers to seek the Outcast gang’s approval before hosting such events, Daniel said.
He said surveillance video from the bar showed Wheeler conferring with his black-clad followers before they split up, with some of the armed bikers going to the rear of the bar while others went in the door.
“They walk together just like a commando group,” Daniel said, calling Wheeler a gang leader known as “Headquarters.”
Inside the bar, the Strikers club president had just finished line dancing when the Outcasts jumped him, dragging him to the floor and snatching off his club vest, Daniel said. That provoked the Strikers, who started fighting back.
Among those in the bar was Dominic Mitchell, whom the Strikers had asked to cook for them. Mitchell joined in defending the Strikers’ president, Daniel said.
Then the shooting started.
Among those with Wheeler were Demark Ponder and James Daniels Jr., both “probates” or pledges to the Outcast gang, the prosecutor said. Ponder fatally shot Mitchell before everyone scattered, running outside to the parking lot, Daniel said.
Outside a man named Ed Bush, armed with an AR-15 rifle, aimed at Wheeler, but instead fired to the side, Daniel said. A barrage of gunfire followed, with police later estimating about 75 shots were fired, hitting people, cars and buildings.
Ponder was hit in the leg as he and Daniels fled, so they rode to St. Francis Hospital.
Also wounded in the shootout was Bush, and his friends took him to St. Francis, too. There they noticed the two motorcycles they had seen at the bar.
When police arrived to question witnesses, Ponder lied, telling officers he was wounded while riding north on Interstate 185. Ponder himself acknowledged this earlier on the witness stand as he sought immunity from prosecution, claiming he acted in self-defense, shooting Mitchell after Mitchell pointed a gun at him.
Mitchell died from two gunshot wounds to the chest.
That night Ponder’s jacket had the letter “P” on the back, marking him as a probationary Outcast, charged to do whatever gang leaders told him and otherwise instructed not to speak to his superiors, Daniel said.
Essentially Ponder was only “a tool” of the club, the prosecutor said, adding, “Dominic Mitchell was killed by a tool.”
Some witnesses were too frightened to tell authorities what happened, he said: “But some people courageously came forward.”
He said the evidence police gathered included the gun used to kill Mitchell, matched to the slaying by a ballistics test. Ponder had bought the weapon days earlier and still had the receipt in his pocket, Daniel said.
Investigators later searched Wheeler’s property and found a “treasure trove” of evidence tying him to the gang, the assistant district attorney said.
Each defendant is charged with murder, robbery, aggravated assault, using a gun to commit a crime and three counts of violating the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. Wheeler faces an additional count of violating the gang prevention act, and Ponder is charged also with lying to police about his gunshot wound.
Their trial resumes at 9 a.m. Friday in Judge Bobby Peters’ Government Center courtroom.
A MC member beaten by two furious taxi drivers after they accused him of damaging their vehicles!
A tough-looking biker was knocked to the ground and beaten by two furious taxi drivers after they accused him of damaging their vehicles.
Do this to anyone of my brothers and you will wish you were never born!