May 27, 2018

Gang president enters ring to raise meth awareness



A fight night in Kaitaia saw a Mongrel Mob President face off with a former heavyweight boxer in an effort to raise funds for the development of a community park and help raise awareness around ridding the community of meth. Former heavyweight boxer Jason Reti taking on the President of the New Zealand Chapter of the Mongrel Mob Shane Hamera.

May 26, 2018

Police raid Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang clubhouse in Brisbane

POLICE have used tough new anti-gang powers for the first time against a Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang clubhouse in Brisbane. At around 7.4pm on Friday, officers from Taskforce Maxima raided the property on Gympie Rd, Lawnton, to search for prohibited items that relate to “disorderly activities” as defined in the Peace and Good Behaviour Act.

Prohibited items include things such as liquor, drugs, firearms, drinking glasses and entertainment systems.

This is the first time these search powers have been used.

Inside the Rebels Outdoor Motorcycle Gang clubhouse on Gympie Rd in Lawnton.

During the search, police were able to establish that the premises was being used as a club house for the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.

Items seized included a pool table, Rebels paraphernalia such as flags, vests and belts, an entertainment system, lighting system, band equipment, a cash register, a large quantity of liquor and drinks price list.

Police will now provide this evidence as part of a restricted premises application to the Brisbane Magistrates Court to have the location declared a restricted premises.
Alcohol seized during the raid on the clubhouse.

A “Banned by the Queensland Government” sticker.

Ten people were detained including nine patched members of the Rebels Brisbane chapter. Two members were wearing Rebels vests which were seized.

Nine consorting notices were issued to the nine Rebels members. The nine members were also served Public Safety Orders under the Peace and Good Behaviour Act.

An order is issued by a commissioned officer who is satisfied that the presence of a person poses a serious risk to public safety and security. The PSO means the nine members are prevented from remaining or entering the premises until May 28.

A pool table and other entertainment equipment was seized.

Police Minister Mark Ryan said it was the first time police had invoked new powers under laws passed by the Palaszczuk Government last year to target organised crime gangs operating in Queensland.
“Officers from Taskforce Maxima established Operation Quebec Nebulous to investigate intelligence that the Brisbane Rebels OMCG chapter was operating a club house in a shed at a location that was supposed to have been an industrial premises used for car repairs,” Minister Ryan said in a statement.

Mobile phones, cash and other items.

“Last night they were able to establish that the premises was indeed operating as a club house thanks to new search powers granted to police by the Palaszczuk Government.
“New powers to issue public safety orders were also used by officers for the first time. Each of the nine patched members of the Rebels OMCG who were in the shed at the time police arrived were issued with one.”


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Rockere fra hele verden samlet i Randers: Præst bisatte sin HA-bror

Nok var han en lille fyr, men den 45-årige Randers-rocker Stefan Ranjith Pedersen alias Stella, som døde forleden efter en batalje med politiet, ragede højt op i hierakiet hos Hells Angels i Danmark.

Det gjorde han også i sin civile adoptivfamilie, hvor lillesøster og sognepræst, Eva Pedersen, fredag iførte sig præstekjolen og sendte sin afdøde storebror den lige vej fra helvedes engle op til Vorherre.
Der var en stort fremmøde til bisættelsen. Foto: Claus Bonnerup
Der var en stort fremmøde til bisættelsen. Foto: Claus Bonnerup

Det var en sælsom blanding af sørgende venner og familiemedlemmer og hærdebrede, svært tatoverede HA'ere fra hele verden med rygmærker, der fyldte Sct. Andreas Kirken i Randers. De fleste bar sørgebind med inskriptionen R.I.P Stella 1973-2018.

På et podie midt i kirken stod afdødes kiste, hvid og helt enkel med en opsats af store røde roser og palmeblade. Rundt om kisten lå et bredt bælte af blomster og kranse domineret af en stor firkantet dekoration i hvide og røde blomster, der dannede bogstaverne  'AFFA' - angels forever forever angels.

Bank-bank på kistelåget
Forud for den kirkelige handling gik adskillige HA'ere op til kisten og hilste på den afdøde med to bank på låget. De kom alle vegne fra. Både lokale Randers HA'ere og 'brødre' fra Tyskland, Schweiz, Holland, Tyrkiet, Canada, Rusland og Brasilien.
Der var rygmærker fra flere lande. Foto: Claus Bonnerup
Der var rygmærker fra flere lande. Foto: Claus Bonnerup

De, der ikke fik en plads i kirken, tog opstilling udenfor med deres Harley-Davidson motorcykler.
Indenfor gik Eva Pedersen rundt og gav knus til de pårørende inden den vanskelige opgave. En præstekollega i fuld ornat tog plads i menigheden, klar til at træde til, hvis det skulle blive påkrævet.

Blændende prædiken
Men midt i sin egen sorg magtede Eva Pedersen at holde en blændende prædiken over sin elskede storebror med de srilankanske rødder, som trods sit valg af omgangskreds og mange kriminelle venner, altid var et midtpunkt i sin egen familie.
Rene Nøddeskov Ludvigsen også kaldet
Rene Nøddeskov Ludvigsen også kaldet "Ludvig" hilser på folk fra Bandidos ved Hells Angels rocker Stefan "Stella" Ranjith Pedersen begravelse. Foto: Claus Bonnerup


- Vores verden blev en anden, da Stefan forlod den, sagde hun og henvendte sig i første omgang med trøstende ord til Stefan Pedersens ældste søn, der blev konfirmeret for nylig.

Til sine egne og den afdødes fælles forældre rettede hun også stærkt personlige ord:
- Ingen forældre skal bære deres børn til graven, sagde hun og gentog gang på gang ordene 'min elskede storebror'.
- I alle familier er der en skør onkel. I vores familie var det Stefan. Altid fuld af sjove påfund.
- Han var umulig ikke at elske, sagde præsten om sin bror.

HAere kneb en tåre
Hendes ord var på en gang meget personlige og følelsesfulde, men uden at være sentimentale. Hele vejen igennem den kirkelige handling holdt præsten bogstaveligt talt tungen lige i munden. Kun da hun kastede jord på kisten, skælvede stemmen.
Der var fremstillet særlige mærker i dagens anledning. Foto: Claus Bonnerup
Der var fremstillet særlige mærker i dagens anledning. Foto: Claus Bonnerup



Præstens ord gik rent ind hos følget af HA-rockere. Flere af Stellas nære venner kneb en tåre og gjorde intet for at skjule det. Inden kisten blev båret ud til den ventende rustvogn, sang menigheden 'Dejlig er Jorden'.

Præsten tog selv det forreste bærehåndtag på kistens sidste færd. Men da rustvognen langsomt forlod kirkepladsen, kunne hun ikke mere. Nu var hun en lillesøster, der havde brug for et knus.

Døde efter fire døgn
Stefan Ranjith Pedersen døde natten til torsdag i sidste uge efter fire dage forinden at have fået hjertestop under en politiopgave i hans hjem i Spentrup ved Randers.
Eva Pedersen efter det sidste farvel til sin storebror. Foto: Claus Bonnerup
Eva Pedersen efter det sidste farvel til sin storebror. Foto: Claus Bonnerup



Selv om han nåede at blive genoplivet og overført til Skejby Sygehus intensive afdeling, var han så medtaget, at han sov ind fire døgn senere med de nærmeste pårørende omkring sig.

Som HA-rocker var Stella kendt på grund af sin beskedne højde og uforbeholdne loyalitet overfor klubben. Han tilhørte langt fra den tunge del af HA'ernes kriminelle medlemmer, men fandt sit ståsted hos englene under rolige former.

Stefan 'Stella' Pedersen havde børn fra to forhold. Hans ældste søn og yngste datter var med til at sige et sidste farvel til deres far.
Stefan Ranjith Pedersen fik hjertestop under en politiopgave i HA-rockerens hjem. Foto: Privat
Stefan Ranjith Pedersen fik hjertestop under en politiopgave i HA-rockerens hjem. Foto: Privat

Denmark - EB.


2018 Rat's Hole Custom Bike Show, Amazing Super Bikes & More



Choppers, Mega Trikes, Baggers, Tribute Bikes, stunt riders, beautiful women and lots more at this years Rat's Hole Custom Bike Show during Leesburg Bike Fest. Catch all the action. You will want to watch again and again.

2 bikers charged with murder in Twin Peaks shootout get Jan. 15 trial date

Two defendants in the Twin Peaks biker shootout who were re-indicted earlier this month on murder and riot charges might be tried together and had a priority trial date set Friday for Jan. 15.

Jeff Battey, 53, of Ponder, and Ray Arnold Allen, 48, of Crum, both members of the Bandidos motorcycle group, were joined in Waco's 19th State District Court on Friday by four other bikers who were re-indicted May 9 on new charges that will replace the original engaging in organized criminal activity charges.

Judge Ralph Strother called the hearing to get updates on the pending cases. Of the initial 155 Twin Peaks bikers indicted in the May 17, 2015, shootout that left nine dead and 20 injured, 27 cases remain pending after mass dismissals of the cases by McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna in recent months. Three of those cases are being handled by special prosecutors from Houston, appointed after Reyna recused his office in those cases.

First Assistant District Attorney Robert Moody told Strother on Friday that his office is considering consolidating the trials of Battey and Allen but wanted to discuss the joint trial with their attorneys.

Seth Sutton, who represents Battey, and Brian Walker, who represents Allen, told the judge they were not opposed to a joint trial, but said they need to consider the request and talk it through with their clients before agreeing to it.
"I think right now, we are just excited to have a trial date," Sutton said after the hearing. "We are excited to have our day in court. We can't wait until Jan. 15."
Sutton said he thinks his client has a "pretty obvious self-defense case."
"Our strategy from day one is to have a chance to tell our story, and our story hasn't changed," Sutton said. "Our story will acquit us of any charges."

Asked about the story, Sutton smiled and said, "January 15th you will get to hear it."
The Jan. 15 trial date is two weeks after Reyna's successor will take office. Barry Johnson soundly defeated Reyna in the Republican primary. Daniel Hare, a Baylor University law school employee, intended to run as an independent candidate and be on the November ballot. That is still possible, however, a filing glitch might relegate his candidacy to write-in status.

Sutton filed as a Democratic candidate for DA but suspended his campaign. He has said the probability of reinstating his candidacy is slim. Johnson's campaign centered on his charge that Reyna botched the Twin Peaks cases from the first day when he decided to arrest 177 bikers associated with the Bandidos or Cossacks groups on identical charges. A total of 192 people were eventually arrested on the charges. Johnson has said his first job in office would be to assemble a team to re-evaluate the Twin Peaks cases.

Reyna and a new Twin Peaks trial team have done that, resulting in the mass dismissals of cases and the re-indictments against two dozen bikers on different charges.

ReadBandidos MC Racketeering Trial 5-18-18 "Jeff Pike Gets Life"
 
Glenn Allen Walker, who also is charged with murder and riot under a new indictment, also was at the hearing and asked Strother if Dallas attorney Clint Broden could substitute in for his former attorney, Michael Magana.

Strother agreed to allow Broden to take over the case. Walker, 46, of Copperas Cove, is charged in the death of Richard Kirschner, 47, of Wylie. Other bikers at the hearing Friday, most of whom waived arraignments on the new charges, were John Guerrero, Tom Mendez and Jerry Pierson.

Battey and Allen are charged in the shooting death of Matthew Smith.
According to court records, Smith, 27, of Keller, was shot twice — once in the upper back and once in the abdomen. The bullet in his back was described as a “medium-caliber jacketed projectile.” The bullet through his abdomen hit his right kidney and aorta before exiting.

A Waco police officer reported that as he approached the Twin Peaks shootout scene he saw Battey and Allen standing behind the restaurant “in a triangulated position” in relation to Smith, who was lying on the ground about five yards away and “gasping for air,” according to court documents.

An officer noticed Allen had a silver handgun in his hand and said Battey had been shot in his upper right shoulder, according to the documents.


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May 25, 2018

Bandidos MC Racketeering Trial 5-18-18 "Jeff Pike Gets Life"


Gas station shootout kills 2 in Detroit

Detroit — A 25-year-old man and a 39-year old man are both dead after the two exchanged gunfire Thursday morning at a gas station on the city’s west side. The close-range gun battle took place about 5:30 a.m. Thursday outside of a Clark gas station on the 15900 block of Schaefer, at Puritan, police said.

Authorities said the conflict started when the 39-year-old and his 25-year-old girlfriend pulled up at the station to meet the woman’s ex-boyfriend, 25. But both men were armed and the meeting quickly turned into a violent confrontation. The 25-year-old man was shot in the head. The 39-year-old man was shot in his chest.  Both died at the scene.

Thursday morning, investigators appeared to give special attention to three vehicles at the scene: a black motorcycle, a gray Ram minivan with Ohio license plates, and a dark-gray Montana minivan with Ohio plates.

Ameka Coleman identified the 25-year-old as her cousin, Martez Fenderson.
Coleman said she witnessed Fenderson's birth 25 years ago. Thursday, the two had planned to get together on Fenderson’s day off, and she was going to make eggrolls for him. Instead she was at the scene where he was fatally gunned down, hugging family members and sharing memories.

Fenderson is a father of two boys, Coleman said. He was a member of the Soul Devils motorcycle club, but Captain John Serda, of the Detroit Police 2nd precinct, said police don’t believe that affiliation played a role in the double shooting.

The two vehicles from Ohio belong to Fenderson and the woman, Serda said. The motorcycle belongs to the 39-year-old victim, who has not yet been identified. Police continue to investigate.


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Florida motorcycle gang members charged in death of rival

Five members of a Florida west coast motorcycle gang Friday were indicted in multiple crimes, including murder.

The Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney Office in Tampa announced the charges against five members of the 69'ers Motorcycle Club. Indicted were Christopher Brian Cosimano, aka "Durty," 30 of Gibstonton; Michael Dominick Mencher,  aka “Pumpkin,” 51, of Tarpon Springs; Allan Burt Guinto, aka “Big Beefy,” 27, Brandon; Erick Richard Robinson, aka “Big E,” 45, of Zephyrhills; and Cody James Wesling, aka “Little Savage,” 27, of Riverview. They were indicted on multiple violent crimes in aid of racketeering activity, including conspiracy, murder, and assault with a dangerous weapon. They have also been charged with firearms offenses and narcotics trafficking.

Cosimano, Mencher, Guinto, Wesling, and Robinson were members of the 69’ers Motorcycle Club, a criminal organization whose members and associates engaged in acts of violence and narcotics distribution, the indictment stated.

On Dec. 21, Cosimano, Mencher, Guinto, and Wesling shot and killed Paul Anderson, the president of the Cross Bayou Chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. Cosimano also shot and wounded James Costa, the president of the St. Petersburg Chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, on July 25.

If convicted of all charges, Cosimano, Mencher, Guinto, and Wesling each face a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. If convicted of all charges, Robinson faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. Robinson and Wesling were arrested yesterday and will make their initial appearances today at 2:00 p.m. before United States Magistrate Judge Anthony Porcelli. Cosimano, Mencher, and Guinto are currently in state custody and will make their initial appearances on a later date.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the Tampa Police Department, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Petersburg Police Department, and the State Attorney’s Office for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Carlton C. Gammons and Natalie Hirt Adams.


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R.I. seen as key crossroads for biker gangs

The popularity of motorcycle clubs exploded in the 1940s when thousands of World War II veterans, who had shared the adrenaline of combat and a brotherhood unmatched, found themselves on the tranquil thresholds of middle-class America — and bored.

Looking to share again in dangerous thrills, some turned to motorcycles. In 1947 thousands of bikers streamed into Hollister, California, for races and a rally where drinking and club rivalries brought havoc to the small town.

The resulting outcry prompted the American Motorcyclist Association to declare that 99 percent of motorcycle clubs were law-abiding and harmless.

Seventy years later, the nefarious few — like the two clubs Rhode Island law enforcement literally blew the doors off Wednesday — still proudly call themselves “1 percenters.” And for the last few years some violent biker gangs have been feuding over Rhode Island turf, says State Police Lt. Col. Joseph Philbin.
“In the last three or four years, we’ve had the Outlaws come here, now the Pagans, the Thugriders, the James Gang, the Lost Horsemen, the Kryptmen,” Philbin said. “They just pop up. Some of them don’t last. Some of them stick around for a while.”
“Unfortunately,” says Philbin, “Rhode Island is a pivotal state, with Massachusetts and Connecticut right above us and beside us.”

Rhode Island isn’t new ground for some older motorcycle Clubs.
This year, the Rhode Island chapter of the Hells Angels, headquartered on Messer Street, in Providence, celebrates its 25th anniversary. Members probably hope their silver anniversary goes better than the 20th.

In 2013 the state police put a damper on the party of when they arrested a “prospect” from the motorcycle gang’s Virginia Beach chapter on drug charges. Troopers stopped a van on Route 10 after the driver allegedly made several lane changes without using his turn signal. The troopers noticed that several passengers inside were not wearing seat belts.


It turned out they included the president of the Hells Angels Virginia Beach Side chapter as well as several other “full patch,” or initiated members of the gang. None was charged with any crime and they were allowed to go free.

But police charged the van driver with possession of cocaine and amphetamines.
The bikers said they were traveling to the Hells Angels clubhouse at 161 Messer St., for the anniversary party, which drew members from chapters as far away as Alaska, Hawaii, California, Arizona, South Carolina, North Carolina, New York and Ohio. Since at least August 2016, Philbin said, state police detectives have had increased monitoring of biker clubs in Rhode Island.

That summer tensions rose between the Outlaws and the Hells Angels after the Outlaws showed interest in establishing a Rhode Island presence. Investigators wanted to prevent the kind of violence that erupted in May 2015 in Waco, Texas, when members of the Bandidos and Cossacks biker gangs engaged in a shootout that left nine dead and 20 injured.

Philbin said the monitoring in 2016 helped the state police cultivate information that led to this week’s crackdown on the Pagans and the Kryptmen. Normally the clubs go about their business without attracting much attention, he says.
“They’re smart. They don’t get in the public eye a lot. For the most part they keep to themselves.
“But when it’s a small state like Rhode Island,” and more clubs start popping up, with some members shifting allegiances, it causes internal fighting. And in this case that led to information reaching law enforcement.

In the predawn hours of Wednesday more than 150 state, local and federal investigators swarmed across northern Rhode Island, carrying out 29 coordinated raids, seizing guns and drugs and arresting 50 people. Seven suspects were members of the Pagans, said Philbin, and four were members of the Kryptmen.

Many of the others arrested were suspected drug users or suppliers doing illicit business with the gangs, Philbin said.

For instance, Christine Despain, 47, was manufacturing handguns for both gangs with parts she ordered online, he said.
“She was pushing out 10 or 12 guns a week,” he said, “and if the demand was more, she’d work more. If she couldn’t make one, they [gang members] would get their hands on it by any other means possible. We were amazed the ease they got their hands on guns and sold them. It was amazing.”
Both the Pagans and the Kryptmen operated out of Woonsocket.

The Pagans club headquarters occupied the back of a convenience store at 481 Second Ave. Members of the state fire marshal’s office detonated a three-inch-thick steel door early Wednesday allowing state police detectives to gain entrance.

The gang had a 12-camera surveillance system guarding the property, Philbin said.
When the owner of the building arrived to complain about the damage, a state police detective recognized him as one of the suspects they had an arrest warrant for. He was handcuffed and taken into custody.

The Kryptmen club occupied an old industrial building in an overgrown lot, surrounded by chain link. The building had nine doors and FBI explosive experts blew each door open with a synchronized detonation.

Agents and detectives recovered a dozen guns inside — including seven pistols hidden inside a tire — and found nine people sleeping inside, Philbin said. Most of them appeared to be drug users because “they all looked pretty strung out.”

Dozens of those arrested appeared in District Court on Thursday for arraignment.
“One thing we learned from this investigation,” said Philbin, “is the incredible loyalty these guys have to their brothers in the club. They won’t sway normally. That’s why this was a kind of rare occurrence.”


USA - BN.

May 23, 2018

Pair charged with conspiracy to murder as Rebels bikie investigation continues

INVESTIGATORS have charged two men, one in Newcastle, with a conspiracy to murder as part of an ongoing investigation into a chapter of Rebels bikies.

Homicide Squad detectives arrested two men, aged 25 and 29, at corrections centres in Newcastle and Goulburn on Tuesday. The pair were both charged with conspire and agree to murder. The charges stem from an investigation by Strike Force Raptor into the Burwood chapter of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang and their associates that began in November 2015.

A man, now 29, had previously been charged over the alleged conspiracy to murder Ricky Ciano, who died in Oberon in 2017. The latest arrests came following further investigations.

The two men charged on Tuesday will remain in custody until they face court in June. 
Homicide Squad Commander Detective Superintendent Scott Cook said the investigation was ongoing.
“The Homicide Squad is working side-by-side with Strike Force Raptor and pursuing a number of lines of inquiry relating to the chapter’s activities,” Detective Superintendent Cook said.
“This includes a strong focus on the links between groups, as well as those who associate with – and between – the groups.”

Police said a separate investigation specifically into Mr Ciano’s death is also continuing. 
“We are continuing to piece together his movements over the weekend, but based on the information we have gathered, the conspiracy is not related to his death,” Detective Superintendent Cook said.


Australia - BN.

May 22, 2018

Fatal shooting in Toronto



The Canadian Press is reporting that "Police say a 28-year-old man is dead after a reported shooting in downtown Toronto on Sunday night. Investigators say they believe Jaiden Jackson left a downtown core restaurant with a woman at about 9 p.m. They say a black Honda Civic drove towards the pair and two suspects with firearms shot at Jackson. Police say the two suspects and the car's driver then got out of the car and chased the victim down an underground parking ramp where they continued to shoot at him. The suspects then reportedly drove away. Jackson was taken to hospital,
where he was later pronounced dead."


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British career criminal shot in head and left for dead in Amsterdam


A British career criminal was shot in the head and left for dead on the streets of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Saturday night. 55-year-old Allan P. (his last name has not been released by Dutch authorities) was seriously injured and is currently in the hospital.

The attempted hit occurred around 23:30 p.m. While P. was walking on the Stromarkt, an unknown assassin wearing a dark sweater with a hoody aimed a gun at his head and fired one bullet. P. then crumpled to the ground where he was found in a pool of his own blood by passersby.

Though a British citizen, P. has resided in the Netherlands since 1979 and has had frequent run ins with law enforcement. He was convicted of several drug and gun offenses and spent two months in prison after showing a fake South African passport to a Dutch police officer.
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In 2015, he was charged in the notorious case targeting One2Spy, a shop in Amsterdam where one could buy hidden cameras, bugs, GPS-tracers, encrypted mobile phones and the like. In this case “the like” also meant guns. P. was charged with showing a firearm to two British undercover agents who were investigating the spy shop. He was acquitted in court after prosecutors were unable to prove the gun functioned properly.

It is unknown why he was the target of a hit and police are still searching for the gunman.


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Mongols Florida 2018