*** Tenants claim landlord has hired bikers from The Forbidden Ones to force them out of their apartments in Brooklyn, NY.
*** An association of motorcycle clubs and 78 individual bikers have filed a federal lawsuit claiming violation of civil rights against the Las Vegas and North Las Vegas police departments:
In papers filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas, an attorney representing members of the Mongols and other clubs allege that law enforcement pressured bars and hotels in Las Vegas to cancel events with members of the Mongols and the Vagos. Police also improperly detained a member of the Stray Cats group; defamed a member of the Bandidos biker group who was fired from his job as a paramedic; and falsely arrested another Bandidos member, the lawsuit alleges.
*** Several suspected members and associates of the Bandidos are arrested for their alleged roles in attacking rival bikers for wearing unapproved colors in El Paso, TX: "law enforcement officers have said that the Bandidos Motorcycle Club is the dominant outlaw motorcycle gang in the El Paso region."
*** Reputed Hells Angels member arrested after three years on the lam outside Montreal, QB Canada: "he will reportedly be charged with murder, gangsterism and drug trafficking."
*** The FBI arrested twenty suspected Hells Angels members and associates in raids across the Carolinas following a two-year investigation: the "91-count indictment alleges that the members and associates of the York County-based Hells Angels group engaged in narcotics distribution, arson, trafficking in stolen property, money laundering, extortion, prostitution and firearms violations."
*** Ruben "Doc" Cavazos, former Mongols national president, was sentenced to fourteen years in prison pursuant to secret court hearing after pleading guilty to racketeering:
Calls to Cavazos' deputy federal public defender, John Littrell, were not returned. Littrell requested the judge to seal documents regarding his client, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Brunwin. The reason for sealing was due to underlying issues that Brunwin couldn't talk about.
*** Fifteen bikers from Hells Angels and its puppet club AK81 convicted of attempted murder and assault against rival immigrant gangs in Copenhagen, Denmark:
The 15 individuals were charged with having carried out four shootings, planning a further two as well carrying out assaults using weapons. Their victims were mostly young men with immigrant backgrounds.
*** Police warn of escalating gang war with some Hells Angels on one side in Vancouver, BC Canada.
*** Prosecution drops several charges in upcoming Hells Angels mega trial in Montreal, QC Canada: "the court was to hear the cases of over 100 bikers, each charged with 22 counts of murders, but . . . it was reduced to nine counts."
*** Bikers on the rise in Alberta, Canada: "according to Sgt. Marc Labonte of the Edmonton Integrated Intelligence Unit for the RCMP, during the last two years, Alberta has seen one of the largest increases in outlaw motorcycle gangs across the country."
*** Hells Angels members allegedly involved with debt collection firms in New Zealand:
Detective Inspector Grant Wormald, of the Organised and Financial Crime Agency New Zealand, said some debt collectors traded on their gang membership. "More often than not the gangs are used to collect debts in the knowledge that people will pay up through fear and intimidation," he said.
*** Gypsy gangs hook up with motorcycle clubs to deal drugs in Australia.
*** The Chosen Few clubhouse is in the crosshairs of city officials in Los Angeles, CA.
*** College professor accused of leading the local chapter of the Devils Disciples in San Bernardino, CA pleads not guilty to heading a methamphetamine ring.
A tenured professor at the San Bernardino campus of California State University may not be returning to classes this fall.
Steve Kinzey has been accused of leading the local chapter of the Devils Disciples motorcycle club and separately heading a methamphetamine ring, and now the bald-headed funky-bearded academic whose expertise is kinesiology or the study of human movement is on the run from the law as reported by Phil Willon for the Los Angeles Times.
Authorities "said the probe stemmed from a federal undercover operation of another biker gang, the Mongols, in which Kinzey was identified as being involved in criminal activity" as reported by CBS News.
One former student said the good professor "never drank, never smoked, etc.," and Kinzey's father described him as "a good Catholic boy" as reported by Melissa Pinion-Whitt for Contra Costa Times.
Apparently the AMC series Breaking Bad in which high school chemistry teacher and family man Walter White turns to cooking meth is inspiring nerds everywhere.
Earlier this week a Dartmouth College grad student with a chemistry background was charged in Hanover, NH with running a meth lab out of his apartment as reported by Philip Caulfield for the Daily News.