Pagans at Cole Harley Davidson
The Pagans

Oakvale, WV

#21 Jun 28, 2010
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Recently, the Pagans' membership has begun to decline as their rival Hells Angelsí membership has grown.[1] Pagans have approximately 350 to 400 members and 44 chapters and are active along the East Coast of the United States. Chapters are common in Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia. The Pagans have a Mother Club or ruling council which ultimately rules the gang. The Pagans headquarters is currently in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Members must be at least 21 years old and owners of Harley-Davidson motorcycles with engines 900 cc or larger. The national sergeant-at-arms' responsibility is to hand-pick 13 chapter members to serve as the "enforcers" or "regulators". This body uses violence and intimidation to prevent any and all opposition to the Mother Club.

Members join for a variety of reasons. First, bikers often consider themselves loners and join gangs for mutual protection. The bonds with other motorcyclists are strengthened by the subscription to non-conventional norms and the rejection of mainstream society. Secondly, they use MCs as mechanisms of power. Oftentimes, MC membership brings them legitimate and illegitimate job opportunities and financial prospects. Additionally, members feel a sense of control while intimidating less powerful, defenseless citizens. Generally, the values of this MC subculture lie in the value of brotherhood, the interest in motorcycling, and respect for mechanical skills. Although many motorcycle gang members are loners, many have families, are gainfully employed, and have much to lose despite their risk-taking.[7]
The Pagans

Oakvale, WV

#22 Jun 28, 2010
Criminal activities
The Pagans have been linked to the production and smuggling of drugs such as methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and PCP. The Pagans also have had strong ties to organized crime, especially in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Pagans often use puppet clubs, smaller affiliated motorcycle clubs, or small street drug trafficking organizations that support larger Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMGs) for distributing drugs. Pagans have also engaged in assault, arson, extortion, motorcycle/car theft, and weapons trafficking. Most of the violence carried out by the Pagans is directed to rival OMGs such as Hells Angels.[8]

[edit] New York/Pennsylvania
On February 23, 2002, 73 Pagans were arrested in Long Island, New York after appearing at an indoor motorcycle and tattoo expo called the Hellraiser Ball.[9] The Pagans had shown up to the event to confront Hells Angels who were at the Ball. Dozens of Pagans rushed the doors of the event and were met with violence by the Hells Angels. Fighting ensued, ten people were wounded, and a Hells Angel allegedly shot and killed a Pagan member. Two weeks later, a Pagans owned tattoo parlor located in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was firebombed.[10]

In 2005, Pagans allegedly opened fire on and killed the Vice-President of the Hells Angel's Philadelphia chapter as he was driving his truck on the Schuylkill Expressway.[11] Later that year, the Hells Angels closed their Philadelphia chapter.[citation needed]

[edit] Maryland
A Pagans MC leader, Jay Carl Wagner, 66, was arrested in Washington County, Maryland, by 60 plus officers from state, local and federal officials with a bomb disposal robot on May 9, 2007, and later charged with possession of a regulated firearm after conviction of a violent crime. Police and agents recovered seven handguns, two alleged explosive devices and 13 long rifles [12]. On March 5th, 2008, Wagner plead guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.[13] On August 8, 2008, U.S. District Chief Judge Benson E. Legg sentenced Wagner to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.[14]

[edit] Multi-State
In 2009, 55 Pagans members and associates were arrested from West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Florida.[15] Charges range from attempted murder and kidnapping to drug dealing and conspiracy.[16]So far, seven defendants in the case have plead guilty.[17][18][19]
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get even

Nashville, TN

#25 Jun 28, 2010
These guys are like the guy next door to you that looks tough and rides a harley davidson .Most of them work all week and try to be bad ass on the weekend.They are some good guys that will do some good things for the community when needed just like the Ghost riders do every year I used to be scared of them until Iwent to bike week.All of them are petty good people.Maybe they will run some of the black crack heads off of the streets
BUCK CHERRIE

Clinton, TN

#26 Jun 28, 2010
So people are complaining because a motorcycle club member(?) or 3 where at a motorcycle dealership????? Who cares,,,,uugghhhhhh!!! Maybe they want to buy a bike, everyone around here is so tight @$$ed that they are afraid of a biker that is pagan,lol.... you need to get out of bluefield for awhile.

“What Me Worry?”

Level 1

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#27 Jun 28, 2010
More overblown bullshit. Did they tell you they were Pagans? Were they wearing the colors? Did they try to hurt you? LOL
bluefield citizen

Madison, TN

#28 Jun 28, 2010
i have been doing business at Cole's for sometime now and they hold events every weekend for the public to enjoy and a destination for bikers to mingle and talk motorcycle stuff while enjoying cold beverages/food and music. for people to judge what they thought they saw when they drove by is ignorant. this is our society judging a book before they read it. and for the people who say they will never be back because there was a group of bikers at the cole party that means you shouldn't use the local gas stations either because they stopped and fueled up..
PAGANSS

Houston, TX

#29 Jun 28, 2010
Woo.
red and white

United States

#30 Jun 28, 2010
nobodys scared of no pagans...maybe if it was the hells angels then i might be worried but the pagans comeon.....the pagans better watch out for the GHOST RIDERS now they wont take thier sh!t and they will put them pagans in thier place
BUCK CHERRIE

Clinton, TN

#31 Jun 28, 2010
red and white wrote:
nobodys scared of no pagans...maybe if it was the hells angels then i might be worried but the pagans comeon.....the pagans better watch out for the GHOST RIDERS now they wont take thier sh!t and they will put them pagans in thier place
Ha ha , ya think???
True

Princeton, WV

#32 Jun 28, 2010
I disagree with you Bluefield Citizen. Gas stations don't encourage bikers to hang out. Pagens are no different than Bloods or Crypts when it comes to crimes they are associated with. If the weekend parties at Cole Harley is drawing the likes of gang members then the parties need to stop. And for those of you trying to brush this off as nothing, look at what this city is dealing with now because nothing was said or done. Say or do nothing now and criminals will keep creeping in and taking over.
BUCK CHERRIE

Clinton, TN

#33 Jun 28, 2010
True wrote:
I disagree with you Bluefield Citizen. Gas stations don't encourage bikers to hang out. Pagens are no different than Bloods or Crypts when it comes to crimes they are associated with. If the weekend parties at Cole Harley is drawing the likes of gang members then the parties need to stop. And for those of you trying to brush this off as nothing, look at what this city is dealing with now because nothing was said or done. Say or do nothing now and criminals will keep creeping in and taking over.
GO BACK IN YOU HOLE!!!
Level 4

Since: May 10

Cincinnati, OH

#34 Jun 28, 2010
good lord!
I saw nothing I wouldn't expose my kids to, it was actually very nice. I even saw kids there. They were very polite and everyone had a good time. This sounds like someone with an issue trying to stir up trouble. I didn't see anyone doing anything mean or bad. Everyone was just hanging around laughing having a good time doing the same thing you would be doing on a picknic or family gathering. I would hope that people could get past the BS and just see things with their own eyes without judging beforehand .
Level 4

Since: May 10

Cincinnati, OH

#35 Jun 28, 2010
True wrote:
criminals will keep creeping in and taking over.
Ha!
They came, They spent money in the community, they had a good time, they didn't do anything wrong, they went home...
Nobody got "took over".
I have been more harassed by bible thumpers while minding my own business. Just get down off your high horse and get over it all ready.
True

Princeton, WV

#36 Jun 28, 2010
You cannot bully me into silence. Keep your comments on the topic please. I have my opinion as you have yours. No issues here. I just don't welcome members of a group known as a gang who are involved in criminal activities. Is it Judging? Is it a Fact? It is a topic and I WILL SPEAK.
BBQ

United States

#37 Jun 28, 2010
Well since Charlie Cole is entertaining criminals nowadays why doesn't he throw a big free BBQ for the local thugs then?
get serious

Beckley, WV

#38 Jun 29, 2010
get even wrote:
These guys are like the guy next door to you that looks tough and rides a harley davidson .Most of them work all week and try to be bad ass on the weekend.They are some good guys that will do some good things for the community when needed just like the Ghost riders do every year I used to be scared of them until Iwent to bike week.All of them are petty good people.Maybe they will run some of the black crack heads off of the streets
Crack heads have no color barrier they come in all colors and ethnic groups. But I will agree tha there are some good motorcycle groups just like there are some bad ones. Don't generalize. I have some good friends who are bikers and would do anything for you. And they have very respectable jobs and families.
STFU

Princeton, WV

#39 Jun 29, 2010
You people are dumb as hell. One of the pagans live here in bluefield. Big f'n deal.
Level 4

Since: May 10

Cincinnati, OH

#40 Jun 29, 2010
i thought they were all from the bluefield area.
Level 4

Since: May 10

Cincinnati, OH

#41 Jun 29, 2010
all but one was from the bluefield area?
Level 4

Since: May 10

Cincinnati, OH

#42 Jun 29, 2010
there was only 1 pagan not in bluefield?

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