4 Gypsy Jokers club members arrested ...

4 Gypsy Jokers club members arrested in Kennewick raid

There are 86 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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Walla Walla, WA

#62 Mar 31, 2010
The jokers are a bunch of meth heads that abuse and neglect their children. Everyone who is from east kennewick knows that. They are an eyesore too. Bunch of beer bellied smelly overgrown mental children riding around reeking of "annie" which smells about like urine. Meanwhile , their children get abused, neglected and live in utterly atrocious conditions. The ones i have known, are half starved and the saddest kids you'll ever meet. Their welfare is not considered by these jokers and the state wont take them away because the jokers will attack the foster families- and that's exactly what a joker kid told me. 3 stayed at my house for months with no one ever coming to meet me. 1 I know, "lived" in a self made shelter by the railroad tracks in Finley, in the dead of winter, by her highschool. 1 drown at 2 rivers and was buried in a second hand dress- the nicest thing that poor child owned. I don't like the KPD, but I DO hope they catch all these "jokers" and promptly place all the children in decent homes.

Portland, OR

#63 Apr 16, 2010

Toppenish, WA

#64 Apr 25, 2010
Gees, how wrong can you be. These guys don't cook meth at all. They deal it. That's how clubs like the Jokers and Angels bring in money. These aren't upstanding citizens folks. They disdain honest citizens and live in their own drug fueled universe. That's where the cash is. Oi Vey their so persicuted and misunderstood. They're a parasitic group of blood suckers on society. Just my 2 cents.

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Advance, NC

#66 Jul 1, 2011
alex wrote:
i uset to hang out with those guys all the time i mean all the time i knew pretty much all of them and i was like familey to them but affter a while i started to relize all the shit that was going on and it was bad all the stuff that they happens over there is bad and iam not going to tell any body what kind of stuff happend over there but i just wont pepole to know if your going to hang around or join the club just be aware that in order to do that youll have to give up alot includeing your familey and theres things that youll have to do that is very very rong but if your ok with that then i suddjest going around but once your in you cant get out and thell akt like your familey one day then throw you away the next you cant trust none of them
thats strange; i was a member in 1966 in seattle & left under good terms, no threats or loss of family. some had their own families. is pat murphy still around portland, ore? ps: use spell check.
smiley loco

United States

#67 Jan 18, 2012
Look the gypsey jokers are slime balls my neighbor james is the biggest snitch I have ever known.yet all of his adult sons are registered sex ofenders. His son lawrence had sex with a rotwieler. Per james tellling me to my face that. He goes around instigating trouble.his family is sexual deviants.they deserve life in prison they run the salem police and use the court system by snitching to abuse their enemys

Woodstock, Canada

#68 Feb 13, 2012
tuffchick wrote:
I don't know wlhy 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.
O f course your kidding, right. Hells Angels are drug dealers, thieves ,rapists,pimps,murderers,thugs ,etc.etc.and if they take ateddy bear to a kid in the hospital then everyting is OK every one of them should be placed gently in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
call or text 208-699-2520

United States

#69 Feb 4, 2013
linda wrote:
<quoted text> ok, your mother and your father (apache) used to babysit my son, hoping you will remember, but i think you were the youngest kid. If you can find your father "apache" please send me his email address.
....... I might have a way you can contact your folks

San Jose, CA

#70 Mar 12, 2013
2cents wrote:
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.
as long as u can understand the message who cares about spelling you square. Nobody is discounting the message and if they do good riddance.

Federal Way, WA

#71 Mar 19, 2013
Ghost Rider wrote:
<quoted text>Try looking in the Post Falls, Idaho area and tell him Krazy Bob GRMC says hi!
hey this is Todd weazzel and Tamis brother been along time looked in an old wallet and found one of your cards hope all is well
sarah fain

United States

#72 Apr 5, 2013
Glennsgrandson wrote:
My grandfather was a dedicated member of the Gypsy Jokers mc out of Stockton, ca. R.I.P grandpa. I wear the skull and staff proudly on my right upper arm in his memory. He was a man that made many mistakes in his life but to be accused of being a career criminal is an outrage. I pity those who cant respect the brotherhood of the mc and those who wish to frown upon it. He wasn't the murderer or the drug pushing criminals most like to make bikers out to be, he was the one protecting you from those people. looking over you. keep doing your thing brothers..
Scott Penner
grandson of Glen Miller..
hey scott how can i learn more about grandpa? can you or auntie give me more info??? i would love to learn more, i have recently become interested in biker clubs.
sarah fain

United States

#73 Apr 5, 2013
if any one has any info on Glen Miller please let me know, i am his grand daughter, and would like to know more about him seeing how i was young when he passed, and any info on how he lived life would be much appreciated.

Portland, OR

#74 Oct 10, 2013
Debi wrote:
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!
Sorry for your loss. Respect to the Jokers

Portland, OR

#75 Oct 10, 2013
Sorry for your loss. Much respect to the Jokers

United States

#76 Sep 1, 2014
stretch wrote:
<quoted text> thats strange; i was a member in 1966 in seattle & left under good terms, no threats or loss of family. some had their own families. is pat murphy still around portland, ore? ps: use spell check.
ya im still here in portland! Hows mike doing?
SMR Congressional Mode

Portland, OR

#78 Feb 4, 2015
Obama, want to show you a "trick" how to connect your FBI/confidential informant dots.... The Asians had there marijuana location raided in 2012 in Portland. See, timing doesn't really matter it still connect both direction and will forever.

Portland, OR

#81 Feb 5, 2015
Of course I'm being a little light hearted. Obviously you can't take me up on my offer. Some angles don't change no matter how you shift them. And mathematically when it is all said and done it will be dug up right in your own back yard.

Kennewick, WA

#82 Feb 12, 2015
drugs isnt helping the community there not above the law. not everyone who has a bike is a badass your right so mayb they shouldnt be posers in a sissy gang theres real gangs like hells angels,so mayb they should quit acting like there so cool and can do whatever they want.

Kennewick, WA

#83 May 18, 2015
lil pocahontas wrote:
Im looking for my father in your area.."Apache" Colis...HES MY POPS....and a former Gypsy Joker Leader,,,,
an article with you fathers name in it

Auburn, WA

#84 Aug 21, 2015
I am a member of GJ and I hate to break it to you but we are not about "drugs, prostitution, guns" or whatever else your imagination can rile up. I challenge you to do your own research on actual news. Yes, there are a**hole GJ just like anybody else. Those guys are found and kicked out of the club.

You will see that there have been more convictions from the Seattle Police than GJ. SO why dont you see the police department as a group of murderous, drug pushing, thieving pimps?(Yes, an officer was recently kicked off the force and prosecuted for pimping his own wife on Backpage-Try to find a GJ that has done that!). My club is harassed constantly by cops. We get pulled over, searched, photographed but never arrested. You know why? BECAUSE WE ARE NOT DOING ANYTHING WRONG! We have had clubhouses stormed, houses busted up..you name it.. Still no convictions...no drugs, no meth labs, no sex slaves in the basement. We have sued LEO several times due to THEIR criminal behavior and have won hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution! Have they ever had grounds to sue us? NEVER! what does that tell you?

Just because a GJ gets busted for something doesn't mean it has ANYTHING to do with the club. Note that GJ kicks members out for:

Aggressive Behavior
Drug Use (Especially needles)
Manufacturing drugs
Sex Offenders are hated!
Assaulting any other member or a member of their own family (yes! domestic violence gets you booted!)

Think of it this way...if we were some sort of organized crime ring...like the mafia...imagine the mafia going around with the name of their 'organization' on their backs along with their rank and locations. Would be kind of stupid..dont you think?

Gone are the days of Outlaw Motorcycle gangs terrorizing people and running drugs/sex/guns. SOns of Anarchy, Gang Land, etc makes good television, but if they were to be honest about MC clubs then no one would watch it because its about supporting something beyond ourselves! Our brothers, our loved ones and our community.

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