Hells Angels members allege bias at M...

Hells Angels members allege bias at Midlothian restaurants

There are 398 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Aug 6, 2008, titled Hells Angels members allege bias at Midlothian restaurants. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A motorcycle group whose members traditionally pride themselves on being outsiders wants to be insiders - that is, allowed inside Midlothian restaurants.

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TAKE OFF YOUR PATCH

Scottsdale, AZ

#317 Aug 8, 2008
just take off your HA patch or whatever and go in there and eat anyway. you are still an HA with or without your patch. that way you win! they lose. you got to eat there food anyway. F...KUM! it lets them know your the same person with or without your colors.
unknown legend

Scottsdale, AZ

#318 Aug 8, 2008
I would fool them and go in without my patch or any type of 81 HA anything. nothing worse than not being able to tell who is and who isnt an evil Hells Angels. it would really bug them then being that they allready know who you are. I am in a 1%er club here in Arizona. you know who we are. and I dont allways have my patch on either. sometimes its hidden under my flannel loggers shirt in winter. its an old bikers trick from oakland in the 1970s.other times I just dont wear it as im just laying low and out to have dinner with my lady and I dont want the crap that goes with it. even we need a rest from that somtimes to. out of sight,out of mind. incognito never hurts Brothers! I been a 1%ER cluber for 34 years.
BILLY

Scottsdale, AZ

#319 Aug 8, 2008
I WOULD LET ALL BIKERS IN TO EAT AND MAKE A TON OF BIKERS CASH PROFITS. $$ THEY AINT GONNA DO NOTHIN ANYWAY. YOU GUYS WORRY TO MUCH. THERE EATING NOT DRINKING AND GETTIN SLOSHED DRUNK. THIS STUFF MORE TOLORATED OUT IN THE WESTERN USA WHERE REAL BIKER 1%ER CLUBS WERE BORN. 1%ER BIKERS OUT IN CALIF,ARIZONA,NEVADA ARE A WAY OF LIFE FOR THE LAST 40 TO 50 YEARS OUT HERE. YOU MUTTS ARE WAY BEHIND IN CHI TOWN. I CAN GO ANYWHERE WITH MY1%ER PATCH ON OUT WEST, NOBODY REALLY CARES. WE ARE JUST ANOTHER WEIRD PERSON IN THE WESTERN USA. ITS NO BIG DEAL OUT HERE.
b-dog

Kuwait, Kuwait

#320 Aug 8, 2008
BILLY wrote:
I WOULD LET ALL BIKERS IN TO EAT AND MAKE A TON OF BIKERS CASH PROFITS.$$ THEY AINT GONNA DO NOTHIN ANYWAY. YOU GUYS WORRY TO MUCH. THERE EATING NOT DRINKING AND GETTIN SLOSHED DRUNK. THIS STUFF MORE TOLORATED OUT IN THE WESTERN USA WHERE REAL BIKER 1%ER CLUBS WERE BORN. 1%ER BIKERS OUT IN CALIF,ARIZONA,NEVADA ARE A WAY OF LIFE FOR THE LAST 40 TO 50 YEARS OUT HERE. YOU MUTTS ARE WAY BEHIND IN CHI TOWN. I CAN GO ANYWHERE WITH MY1%ER PATCH ON OUT WEST, NOBODY REALLY CARES. WE ARE JUST ANOTHER WEIRD PERSON IN THE WESTERN USA. ITS NO BIG DEAL OUT HERE.
Thanks for that post and others like it. Spoken like a true American! Been lived out there in Cali and you are so rite. lived in the desert north of Mojave. nuthin out there much. lot of dirt bikes and such. nice beautiful contry.
joe

Kakogawa, Japan

#321 Aug 8, 2008
All of you citing the angels as "ok guys" are fucking clueless. "Not all are bad....they just sit around with the ones who are bad, support them, help them, etc"
Open your bloody eyes. These guys are pathetic cowards; I've met many and the common trait is "drunk assclown". Look up what the little sets of wings they wear mean; they vary by color. The store owner OWNS the store, you twats. Just like you can refuse people entry into your home, or deny the use of YOUR lawnmower, he can deny your entry, and has every right to do so.
If I could, I'd have an IQ detector outside of my store, just so I would have to deal with any clowns like you supporters.
Jeff

Plainfield, IL

#322 Aug 8, 2008
see what i i was saying talking to a wall. joe your wrong or clueless as you say. Illinois statute section 68.5-102(a) states discrimination on the basis of clothing or club membership is illegal. yes they are a privatley owned places but in the state of IL restaurants and bars are public business, that is how they got the smoking ban passed they ruled that these are indead public places. if you look back a cpl pages here the law has been posted a few times. as far as the wings on there colors come on man go read another book. they have not had them on there for years. so ass clown dont get to close to that IQ detector or you may not be able to get into your own place. get your facts right before you run your mouth
All Hells Angels are Scum

Midlothian, IL

#323 Aug 8, 2008
(AP) Law enforcement agents raided Hells Angels motorcycle gang hangouts across the West on Wednesday and made at least 57 arrests after a two-year undercover investigation into drugs and guns.
Federal agents hit Hells Angels headquarters and clubhouses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Arizona, Washington state, Nevada and Alaska in pre-dawn raids.
Forty arrests were made by federal officials, and local police arrested another 17 in California on state charges. It was not immediately clear how many people were arrested on local charges in other states.
The investigation included law enforcement agents who offered to buy explosives from members of the motorcycle gang, Donald R. Kincaid, special agent in charge of the Los Angeles office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said at a news conference.
"We purchased some stolen military explosives," he said, adding that they were identified as military property by lot numbers and other distinguishing marks.
Items seized in Los Angeles included about 50 firearms and a quarter-pound of suspected methamphetamine, bureau officials said.
At the news conference, agents displayed motorcycle jackets, memorabilia and rifles, shotguns, semiautomatic weapons and pistols seized from the clubhouse.
Helmeted ATF agents raided the Hells Angels headquarters in Sparks, Nevada, making one arrest and confiscating several items. One member of the club told KRNV-TV the agents took mostly clothing and trophies.
Seven arrests in Arizona included the president of the group's Tucson chapter, the former president of the Mesa chapter and other chapter leaders, authorities said.
In Washington state, there were five arrests for drug trafficking, weapons charges, possession of stolen explosives and other crimes, authorities said. Four arrests were made in Alaska.
All Hells Angels are Scum

Midlothian, IL

#324 Aug 8, 2008
ANAHEIM, Calif.(AP)-- Six members of a Christian motorcycle club and three Hells Angels were arrested Wednesday by SWAT officers investigating a bar brawl that left three people wounded.
Two Hells Angels bikers and six members of a Christian biker group have been arrested after a bar brawl. The Christian bikers - of the Set Free Soldiers men's motorcycling club - are being held under suspicion of conspiring to commit murder.
More than 150 police officers served search warrants and arrested suspects in Anaheim and Costa Mesa.
The members of the Set Free Soldiers group were arrested for investigation of conspiring to commit murder, Newport Beach police spokesman Sgt. Evan Sailor said.
The three Hells Angels were taken into custody for investigation of assault and drug possession.
All Hells Angels are Scum

Midlothian, IL

#325 Aug 8, 2008
Medford -
The Hells Angels descended on Medford yesterday for a backyard barbecue on Stanley Avenue, leaving one arrest and a thoroughly stomped rival gang member in their wake.
Police arrested Steven Collins, 49, 5 Tsienneto Road, Derry, N.H., after he allegedly beat a member of the Devil’s Disciples. Collins was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and one count of assault and battery after police detained him at the Getty gas station on Main Street.
“I’ve been here for two years and it’s a very quiet street,” said Jennifer Dicorcia, of Stanley Avenue.“Nothing like this has ever happened before.”
Early yesterday afternoon what seemed like 200 motorcycles lined the street, Dicorcia said. Residents had put a portable toilet in the driveway of a two-family home at 56-58 Stanley Ave. and a number of tattooed individuals in leather biker jackets were outside partying.
Dicorcia said she believed the party was for a friend of the group who was recently released from prison.
“They weren’t loud — well, the bikes were loud,” said Dicorcia.“But it would have been nice to know the street would have been blocked off.”
Police said three members of the Devil’s Disciples supposedly rode past the party, where between 20 and 40 motorcycles were parked. Shortly after, police in an unmarked cruiser followed several of the Angels, including Collins, to the Getty station at 151 Main St.
Collins then allegedly removed his helmet, using it to strike an unnamed victim in the head. Collins then allegedly stomped on the man, believed to be a member of the Disciples, with his boots.
Police said they detained Collins at around 4:30 p.m. and the other cyclists fled the scene.
As of this morning, the portable toilet, a stack of fold-up chairs and a police report were the only traces the Angels left behind.
All Hells Angels are Scum

Midlothian, IL

#326 Aug 8, 2008
TWO HELL'S ANGELS ARRESTED
By JAMES BARRON
Two men described by the police as members of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang were arrested in Manhattan yesterday after they smashed a motorist's windshield, apparently upset that the driver was honking the horn, detectives said.

Two men described by the police as members of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang were arrested in Manhattan yesterday after they smashed a motorist's windshield, apparently upset that the driver was honking the horn, detectives said.

The driver, 42-year-old Ulisses Smith, and his wife, Janie, 32, were covered by a shower of glass as they crouched inside their 1973 Pontiac LeMans, the police said.

Flying glass cut Mrs. Smith, who was treated at Beth Israel Hospital and was later released. Mr. Smith did not need medical attention, the police said.

The police identified the two assailants as Herbert Courtland, 42, of Charlotte, N.C., and Edward Levine, 36, of Fort Wayne, Ind. They were arrested and charged with second-degree assault and criminal mischief. Car Was Surrounded

The incident happened outside the Hell's Angels Manhattan headquarters, at 73 East Third Street, according to a police spokesman, Sgt. John Venetucci.

The Smiths were on their way home to Newark when traffic backed up on the block between Second and Third Avenues where the Hell's Angels have had their Manhattan headquarters for more than 10 years. Police officials say the building is used as a rooming house for out-of-town members of the motorcycle gang.

Mr. Smith, stopped in front of a sign that reads ''In Memoriam - Big Vinnie - When in Doubt, Knock 'em Out'' and began honking the horn. Three men rushed out of the Hell's Angels building, Sergeant Venetucci said. They surrounded the Smiths' car and began pounding on the windshield with an ax handle, the police said.
All Hells Angels are Scum

Midlothian, IL

#327 Aug 8, 2008
Woman Arrested In Marin Hells Angels Shooting
CBS 5 CrimeWatch
SAN RAFAEL (CBS 5 / AP / BCN) ― Police have made an arrest in connection with the fatal shooting of a San Leandro man described as an associate of the Hells Angels.

A 20-year-old Marin County woman is being held after being taken into custody Thursday.

San Francisco attorney Anthony Brass, who represents murder victim William Crompton Maclean and Mcleans's brother-in-law Raymond Foakes, president of the Sonoma County chapter of the Hells Angels, said "nothing indicates it (the fatal shooting) was related to the Hells Angels."

Brass said Maclean's family "has really been ripped apart."

"It's difficult to have the eyes of law enforcement eyeing you and
the Hells Angels with suspicion. It stings more than a little," Brass said.
Marin County sheriff's Sgt Keith Boyd would not confirm whether there has been an arrest for Maclean's murder.

"It's an active, ongoing investigation," he said this afternoon.
Maclean, 25, was a passenger in a Chevrolet pickup truck that was
riding in a group of 10 Hells Angels on northbound U.S. Highway 101 Saturday around 8:15 p.m. when he was shot. The group was returning from the funeral of a Hells Angel in Daly City.

Mclean was taken to Marin General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Foakes reportedly was driving the pickup and he pulled off the highway at Paradise Drive and called the California Highway Patrol.

The Marin County Sheriff's Office said a red vehicle, possibly similar to a Dodge Durango, might have been involved in the shooting.

The Hells Angels are scheduled to make their annual ride, the Marin County Poker Run and BBQ, Sunday from Corte Madera around noon.

Boyd said the sheriff's office was preparing for the huge influx of riders before Mclean's murder. He said the sheriff's office usually places additional units on duty for traffic control and public safety during the annual event. He said there won't be an increased police presence because of Mclean's homicide.
All Hells Angels are Scum

Midlothian, IL

#328 Aug 8, 2008
Should I keep going or are all you f*in idiots going to keep sticking up for them.....they're scumbags
b-dog

Kuwait, Kuwait

#329 Aug 8, 2008
All Hells Angels are Scum wrote:
(AP) Law enforcement agents raided Hells Angels motorcycle gang hangouts across the West on Wednesday and made at least 57 arrests after a two-year undercover investigation into drugs and guns.
Federal agents hit Hells Angels headquarters and clubhouses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Arizona, Washington state, Nevada and Alaska in pre-dawn raids.
Forty arrests were made by federal officials, and local police arrested another 17 in California on state charges. It was not immediately clear how many people were arrested on local charges in other states.
The investigation included law enforcement agents who offered to buy explosives from members of the motorcycle gang, Donald R. Kincaid, special agent in charge of the Los Angeles office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said at a news conference.
"We purchased some stolen military explosives," he said, adding that they were identified as military property by lot numbers and other distinguishing marks.
Items seized in Los Angeles included about 50 firearms and a quarter-pound of suspected methamphetamine, bureau officials said.
At the news conference, agents displayed motorcycle jackets, memorabilia and rifles, shotguns, semiautomatic weapons and pistols seized from the clubhouse.
Helmeted ATF agents raided the Hells Angels headquarters in Sparks, Nevada, making one arrest and confiscating several items. One member of the club told KRNV-TV the agents took mostly clothing and trophies.
Seven arrests in Arizona included the president of the group's Tucson chapter, the former president of the Mesa chapter and other chapter leaders, authorities said.
In Washington state, there were five arrests for drug trafficking, weapons charges, possession of stolen explosives and other crimes, authorities said. Four arrests were made in Alaska.
across teh whol of west usa nd only find smal tiny handful of prescriptions drug and guns they legally own. what wast of tax money you stupids amerkans ares. you must be makin joke here rite? huh? Half of USA big countrys and you fin 30 prescription pills a few guns the hav rites to. you a big joker. fite some reel crim . wht joker you are. you must be a liar dirtbag scum buket you are
b-dog

Kuwait, Kuwait

#330 Aug 8, 2008
All Hells Angels are Scum wrote:
Medford -
The Hells Angels descended on Medford yesterday for a backyard barbecue on Stanley Avenue, leaving one arrest and a thoroughly stomped rival gang member in their wake.
Police arrested Steven Collins, 49, 5 Tsienneto Road, Derry, N.H., after he allegedly beat a member of the Devil’s Disciples. Collins was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and one count of assault and battery after police detained him at the Getty gas station on Main Street.
“I’ve been here for two years and it’s a very quiet street,” said Jennifer Dicorcia, of Stanley Avenue.“Nothing like this has ever happened before.”
Early yesterday afternoon what seemed like 200 motorcycles lined the street, Dicorcia said. Residents had put a portable toilet in the driveway of a two-family home at 56-58 Stanley Ave. and a number of tattooed individuals in leather biker jackets were outside partying.
Dicorcia said she believed the party was for a friend of the group who was recently released from prison.
“They weren’t loud — well, the bikes were loud,” said Dicorcia.“But it would have been nice to know the street would have been blocked off.”
Police said three members of the Devil’s Disciples supposedly rode past the party, where between 20 and 40 motorcycles were parked. Shortly after, police in an unmarked cruiser followed several of the Angels, including Collins, to the Getty station at 151 Main St.
Collins then allegedly removed his helmet, using it to strike an unnamed victim in the head. Collins then allegedly stomped on the man, believed to be a member of the Disciples, with his boots.
Police said they detained Collins at around 4:30 p.m. and the other cyclists fled the scene.
As of this morning, the portable toilet, a stack of fold-up chairs and a police report were the only traces the Angels left behind.
and who say helmuts is bad for you. seem lik helmut work fines
Jeff

Plainfield, IL

#331 Aug 8, 2008
Blair DA Asks Attorney General to Take Over Prosecution of Officer

Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio has asked the State Attorney General’s Office to take over the prosecution of an Altoona Police officer accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl.

Consiglio says he made the request, citing conflict of interest issues because the case involves a member of the local law enforcement community. State Police charged 49 year-old Herrick “Rick” Johnson on Tuesday with corrupting minors and endangering the welfare of children. Johnson is accused of having sex three times last week with the teenager, who is from Indiana.

Speaking with WRTA News on Wednesday, State Police Troop G spokesman Jeff Petucci says the investigation is still ongoing. He says the case may have never been broken if it hadn’t been for friends of the teenager coming forward and turning over inappropriate text messages to police. Petucci says Johnson is not facing any statutory rape charges.

Petucci says the sex was consensual. And he says Federal authorities are not involved despite the fact that the teenager was brought across state lines. As for Johnson, Petucci says he’s been very cooperative with authorities.

Johnson remains on unpaid administrative leave from the Altoona Police Department.
Jeff

Plainfield, IL

#332 Aug 8, 2008
Undercover Officer Accused Of Posting Sex Ads Online
OVIEDO, Fla.-- An Oviedo police officer could find out Friday if he will be punished for posting naked pictures of himself online. The photos were next to graphic ads for sex.

Investigators told Channel 9 that they did not know anything about the sex ads online until they received a tip. The pictures of undercover agent Scott Woodlee were posted on Craigslist. He posted several dozen naked pictures on the site advertising sex with men and women.

"I've been in the business for 20 years and this is very disturbing," said Lieutenant George Ilemsky of the Oviedo Police Department.

Investigators said they were able to identify Woodlee in the pictures, because of his tattoos. Channel 9 obtained a copy of the taped interview when Woodlee was confronted and tried to explain his actions.

"Well, like I said, I could sit here and tell you I did it for entertainment purposes, because most of the stuff on there is 90 percent 'BS' anyways, to be quite honest with you," stated Woodlee.

He told investigators that he posted the ads after a long day at work.

"I see maybe if we want to call it poor judgment. I did it on my time and by no means am I minimizing or justifying my actions," said Woodlee.

It is unsure if he will lose his job.
b-dog

Kuwait, Kuwait

#333 Aug 8, 2008
All Hells Angels are Scum wrote:
ANAHEIM, Calif.(AP)-- Six members of a Christian motorcycle club and three Hells Angels were arrested Wednesday by SWAT officers investigating a bar brawl that left three people wounded.
Two Hells Angels bikers and six members of a Christian biker group have been arrested after a bar brawl. The Christian bikers - of the Set Free Soldiers men's motorcycling club - are being held under suspicion of conspiring to commit murder.
More than 150 police officers served search warrants and arrested suspects in Anaheim and Costa Mesa.
The members of the Set Free Soldiers group were arrested for investigation of conspiring to commit murder, Newport Beach police spokesman Sgt. Evan Sailor said.
The three Hells Angels were taken into custody for investigation of assault and drug possession.
you is sound lik big amerkan worry warts. i hop not to hav you for neighber. you litle teller of tall tales. if you my neihgber i would lafgh at you evr day. you are suck. you suck man. big man live on riges of chitcago. stay on ridge and fall of it too. in thei countrys we would call you a big wuss.
Jeff

Plainfield, IL

#334 Aug 8, 2008
Ex-N.Y. cop jailed

NEW YORK -- A former New York City police detective accused of forcing a 13-year-old runaway into prostitution has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

Wayne Taylor, a 14-year veteran of the force, pleaded guilty last month to attempted kidnapping.

Prosecutor Richard A. Brown said after sentencing that Taylor's accomplice was given the same prison term.
All Hells Angels are Scum

Midlothian, IL

#335 Aug 8, 2008
b-dog please, I know you really don't talk like that. You're just being facetious, or did I confuse you.
Jeff

Plainfield, IL

#336 Aug 8, 2008
S.J. cop found guilty of sex crime

A jury found San Jose police officer Kenneth Earl Williams guilty of soliciting nude photos from a former Scotts Valley High girls basketball player.

Santa Cruz County jurors returned the verdict just after 5 p.m. Wednesday and Williams, who had been out on bail, was taken into police custody at the courthouse in Watsonville.

"He betrayed the trust of this young girl. He betrayed the trust of the community," prosecutor Jeff Rosell said outside the courtroom after the verdict was read.

The 27-year veteran officer was arrested and charged in December 2005. The girl, who was 15 and 16 years old when she had contact with him, told Scotts Valley police detectives Williams gave her a digital camera and asked her to take naked photos of herself, which she did.

The girl, who is not being named because she was the victim of a crime, had contact with Williams because his wife, Yolanda Williams, was the girls' basketball coach at Scotts Valley High. Williams, 50, assisted with the team.

Naked photos of the girl were found on several of Williams' electronic devices, including at least two computers and an iPod. During his trial, Williams testified that the girl had access to those devices and speculated that she loaded the photos herself.

Jurors disagreed. He was found guilty of four felony counts of soliciting lewd matter from a minor and two misdemeanors: possessing the lewd matter and destroying evidence.

"We're pleased with the verdict and we're pleased the jury saw through his lies," Rosell said. "We hope the victim can get some closure out of this and heal the wounds he caused her."

The trial lasted more than two weeks and the jury deliberated for about a day.

Williams faces a range of sentencing options, including a state prison sentence, and will have to register as a sex offender, according to Rosell.

Williams' lawyer, Paul Meltzer, had asked Superior Court Judge Heather Morse to permit Williams to stay free until sentencing, even suggesting bail could be increased or his client made to wear an electronic monitor. But Rosell argued that bail be revoked due to the seriousness of the crimes. Morse agreed.

Williams was booked into County Jail while he awaits a sentencing hearing set for Aug. 18.

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