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Originally posted by deevee
I was going to do a post on this but you beat me to it. The Angels are the ultimate conspiracy and judging from the responses the conspiracy is working. I am familiar with a few members on a casual basis and am very tight with some guys who are intimately familiar with them.
The fact is they ARE a criminal organization with a finger in all money making rackets and they exert their control via violence and intimidation.
Independant gangs no longer exist as the HA did a onetime massive patch over in response to the Bandidos expansion. Gangs were given the choice, us or them. Some local gangs simply dissbanded rather than choose a side and ultimately face violent reprisal from the other side.
Gangs that might appear to be independent are merely "puppet clubs" affiliated with the HA or Bandidos and there job is to do the dirty work and insulate the parent organization.
Originally posted by chief_counsellor
The Hells Angels www.hells-angels.com... have within the past few years practically forced out the Outlaws www.outlawsmcworld.com... in my city.
Bikers are known for organized crime, and much of what they do is "covert" in their way of thinking. They have a lot of money and power, and have been known to actualy kill people. Drugs, prostitution, money laundering, extortion, blackmail, grand theft, bank robberies, many illegal activities can be attributed to the bikers in my town. They run the escort businesses and massages parlours, and have a hold on the drug market.
These groups can be a cause for concern, maybe fear, depending if you get on the wrong side of them.
A co-worker that was being offered membership into the Hells Angels once told me, that if he wanted me killed, he could have it done, describing the type of power these guys have.
Anyone have experience with biker gangs, motorcycle clubs, and organized crime?
Originally posted by Bleys
Here is a group of bikers you ought to check out. BACA - Bikers Against Child Abuse.......They are a terrific group
Originally posted by phreak_of_nature
Problem with your hypothesis is that you are describing organized crime activity and making the leap that it is specific to bikers. Same could be said of latinos, blacks, italians, and many other groups.
There are bad apples in every bunch.
Originally posted by dizziedame
I've been riding my harley since 1977. I belong to no club but ride with many. What I am is a free spirit. I make my own rules.
In Daytona during Biketoberfest and Bike Week there are many clubs represented but no colors are allowed. This helps keep the violence down. I have attended these events alone many times. I have never been given anything but the utmost respect by the other bikers.
There are two things that are going to happen if you are a biker for very long. 1. You will drop your bike and 2. You will most likely come in contact with some really bad bikers. Biker bars and bike shops do not cull out the bad guys. You co-exist but it doesn't make you best buddies.
I was a business woman and well respected in my community. I retired this past Jan. so I am free to ride whenever I want. I have neroupathy in my legs so it makes riding a bit painful.
Maybe the reason I haven't joined a MC is because so many bikers act so macho and tough. I'm 5 ft. short, 120 pounds. 60 yrs old and can ride with the best. Oh, and I can fix my bike when it breaks.
It's getting time for the ABATE MC to have the Christmas Toy Run. I do that every yr and do poker runs once a month.
Ladies you don't know what you're missing if you don't have your own bike. I'm grinning so big while riding I spend an hour getting the bug wings and parts out of my teeth when I get home. I truely love my bike.