4 Gypsy Jokers club members arrested ...

4 Gypsy Jokers club members arrested in Kennewick raid

There are 80 comments on the The Columbian story from Apr 9, 2008, titled 4 Gypsy Jokers club members arrested in Kennewick raid. In it, The Columbian reports that:

Police used percussion explosives as a distraction in a raid on the Gypsy Jokers motorcycle club in Kennewick.

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tuffchick

United States

#1 Apr 9, 2008
I don't know why the police keep singling out MC Clubs. In the 1970's they tried to use the RICO act to disband the Hells Angels, it did not work. Bikers have always given back to the community, in blood drives, toys for tots, and poker runs to raise money for members of the community that needed medical care for a sick child etc. Use your search engine and see for yourself. When is the last time a youth gang whether they be red or blue, did that!! Leave the MC's alone, just because they use 2 wheels not 4, is no reason to fear them.
howdy

Columbia, MO

#2 Jul 9, 2008
i agree entirely
Tiki3Sixes

Idaho Falls, ID

#3 Jul 26, 2008
There is nothing wrong with a bunch of grown adult hanging out together and driving nice bikes. Except for the fact that when you get them together the cops around the area are going to find reasons to nag on them becuase of the fact that most people dont like them becuase of the way that they dress and the way that they look they are just people like any of us and need to be left alone and there wouldn't be nothing going on the cops are the ones who are instigating anything that go's on with these guys so you can't blame it one the bikers. Like they said above bikers give more to the comunity than any police station or other people living in the city.
kal

United States

#4 Jul 26, 2008
Tiki3Sixes wrote:
There is nothing wrong with a bunch of grown adult hanging out together and driving nice bikes. Except for the fact that when you get them together the cops around the area are going to find reasons to nag on them becuase of the fact that most people dont like them becuase of the way that they dress and the way that they look they are just people like any of us and need to be left alone and there wouldn't be nothing going on the cops are the ones who are instigating anything that go's on with these guys so you can't blame it one the bikers. Like they said above bikers give more to the comunity than any police station or other people living in the city.
your ever so right about that! the gypsy jokers are famous for being the best meth cooks in the valley! every 14 year old girl in town knows knows that.
Bikers United

Kennewick, WA

#5 Jul 30, 2008
Agree with the statements above... We need people in our communities to find and form there own protective "families"... I would like to see the biker mafia ban together to counter the evil forces of our corrupt government institutions.. Corrupt cops who are overly intrusive on our rights. Lets say the corrupt benton country prosecuter who took bribes and received less jail time then most people he prosecuted.. The latest. Government Injustice... Judge Hollenbeck, who is now being audited for his abusive power. He actually made a night call to the jail and pressured the warden to release a Drunk Driver after only two hours in jail. Guess this is another example of a Judge who shows he is anything but impartial to the law when its a friend involved... Thnking I liked the days of the mafia and the fear they placed on this corrupt sysytem.
hollenbeck hater

United States

#6 Aug 7, 2008
no kidding.......bikers are far less troublesome than a man given power to ruin peoples lives
harly4tb

Hermiston, OR

#7 Aug 10, 2008
Something to consider, the media and local authorities have once again have tried to dupe the public. The headlines reads "Four Gypsy Joker Club members arrested." The fact is only two club members were arrested and warrant was not even processed or date correctly. The media would retract this statement and publish the truth if they had one once of integrity,but two people don't constitute a gang or Judge Hollenback and his good buddy would be prosecuted gang members themselves. Lets call the "Hollenbackers" I am disgusted with people in high places abusing there powers and only being punnished according to their status in the community. Judge Hollenback should be held accountable at higher level than the general public, because he knows the laws. "Shame on you JUdge Hollenback for thinking your above the law". Your thinking is one of the reasons people have lost faith in the judicial system.Sham on the mdia as well for not getting your fax straight.In the future try reporting the actual facts.
2cents

Gig Harbor, WA

#8 Aug 12, 2008
Not meaning any disrespect to any of the above who have posted, especially those tired with the corruption in the system, but I would recommend using a spell check and/or double checking what you have typed. It's trivial to the message you're trying to get out (which is a worthy message of needing to change how the system works), but more often than not, the fact is when people read something with basic spelling mistakes,typos, etc. they are more likely to discount the entire message.

Take my comment for what it's worth. Hopefully at some point enough people will be tired enough of how things are done to cause a real change.
Rain Clark Fork Idaho

United States

#9 Aug 26, 2008
What the #$@! Is anybody in law enforcement down there even sure ANY of the people arrested were GJMC? Just because somebody where's a T-shirt from a club party doesn't mean they're a member. That's happened before and BTW why does the paper have to point out that the people busted were GJMC? When I got arrested in 1991 I never even made it in the paper and other people who've gotten busted rarely include their club memberships/affiliations or occupation, UNLESS OF COURSE THEY BELONG TO A M/C, ARE A PASTOR OR A POLITICIAN. So, what's up with that?
Debi

Ocean Park, WA

#10 Sep 6, 2008
The Gypsy Jokers are awesome guys!!!!!! My dad
" Longview Tom", who died just a little over 11 months ago would have given the shirt off his back to a homeless man. That was just the kind hearted guy my dad was, he was also, a Gpysy JOker! We all love and mis him!
Alex

United States

#11 Sep 24, 2008
Im tryn to get in touch with Ken Westman (Shaw). He is a punk! And says hes a Gypsy J off.
lil pocahontas

Bowling Green, KY

#12 Sep 30, 2008
Im looking for my father in your area.."Apache" Colis...HES MY POPS....and a former Gypsy Joker Leader,,,,
booger

Cleveland, OH

#13 Oct 3, 2008
what about the gangs? they are even worse than bikers it seems like for the columbia basin
Johnboy

York, PA

#14 Oct 3, 2008
Wow, for the most part, these posts seem to be put forth by people with an axe to grind or people who are just stupid. Kal seems to be the only one with half a clue. The police always pick on the poor OMG's...give me a break. For as tough as the Hell's Angels and Gypsy Jokes would like everyone to think they are, they sure cry like little babies anytime the police contact them. Big babies...

tuffchick - you are clueless. The only thing these guys have given back to the Kennewick community was meth, assault and rape.

Rain Clark Fork Idaho - the guys arrested on this raid were Gypsy Jokers, although I prefer to call them Gypsy Joke Off's.

Debi - I am glad your dad was a real swell guy. These guys, however, were all meth users, dealers and thieves.
Fairchild

Toledo, OH

#15 Oct 4, 2008
The Jokers always have been about kicks, doing time is just opposite of what they stand for. Nixons old drug war has cost this countrys citizens billions of dollars, leave the Jokers and their victimless crimes alone, thats all they ask, leave us alone, you fuck with them, you get what you deserve.
kal

United States

#16 Oct 22, 2008
Fairchild wrote:
The Jokers always have been about kicks, doing time is just opposite of what they stand for. Nixons old drug war has cost this countrys citizens billions of dollars, leave the Jokers and their victimless crimes alone, thats all they ask, leave us alone, you fuck with them, you get what you deserve.
you are right fairchild, a clown tattoo does not mean you are the best meth cook in the valley, and you will be bailed out of jail overnite, or you will not feel the hard pointed nipples of a fourteen year old on your back on you back while going down the road on your bike. but in fact the clown tattoo is the closed thing to the mark of the devil you can get! these guys need to clean up their act!
ERock

Glendora, CA

#17 Nov 12, 2008
I grew up in Kennewick about 2 miles from the house they busted. None of us ever knew anything about what was going on nor really cared to. They didn't bother anyone around and kept to themselves for the most part. The worst thing I ever saw them do was run a red light on Kennewick Ave &395 once when I was in high school.
If the guys that were busted were cooking meth it means that they got themselves in trouble, it doesn't necessarily mean the MC had anything to do with it. Innocence until proven guilty. There are a few big MC's in the Tri-Cities, most of them are pretty charitable. I know for a fact a lot of the Jokers go on the toy runs and charity poker runs that go on.
Darrell

Elk Grove, CA

#18 Nov 30, 2008
So, if a GJ goes on a toy run then it's O.K. if he cooks meth???
These bozos used to think that they ran Grants Pass, Or. back in the 70's. Their "hangout" was about a mile from my house and we could hear them partying on the weekends. Nobody could go down their street without getting into trouble with them.
It is true that most bikers are decent law abiding citizens, BUT there are a few like the GJ's that give a bad name to all of them.
AND I don't care how much they "give back" to the community, if they're meth cooks then they should fry pure and simple.
newgen

Richland, WA

#19 Dec 7, 2008
Somtimes its a descrimination thing. Bikers are bikers and like you say the hstory is there. The simple fact of the matter is , if your going to be a "Biker", then there will some discriminations. Deal with it , or dont be a biker!
demented

Richland, WA

#20 Dec 15, 2008
im a biker and sick of the crap they give us i cant event were a club cut or ride a hog with out getting haressed

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