Monday, August 29, 2016
Looks like I ended up walking into a sh*t storm after all. Recently someone asked me my position on law enforcement and said sometimes it's hard to tell if I'm for or against law enforcement from reading my blog. I laughed and said I support law enforcement but there aren't many cops I trust. I think there are good cops and bad cops just like there are good and bad Hells Angels.
This George Christie / Sonny Barger cat fight reminds me of a scene from the movie Braveheart. All the nobles are arguing about who should be king while Braveheart just walks away in disgust saying the English will be back but you are too busy fighting with each other.
The trailer to the movie The Last American Outlaw looks really interesting. If the FBI and the Hells Angels both don't want me to see it, I'd like to know why. It's really too bad there was a falling out over the film. The idea of riding across America and reflecting on lost freedoms here at home is really worth looking at. No wonder the feds don't want us to see it.
I'm curious as to why the club doesn't want me to see it. Right now George Christie's integrity is under fire. Some of the accusations are indeed quite concerning. Some of them are pretty dumb. I hear two conflicting accusations. First they say he's a liar then they say he's a rat. So which is it?
It's reminiscent of the rage and denial when faced with drug trafficking allegations. We don't sell drugs we just ride motorcycles, you're a liar! Then when they are convicted of drug trafficking the song changes to you're a rat! Ah so I wasn't lying I was telling the truth. You were the ones lying.
I will emphasize that despite the fact that George Christie is out in bad like George Thorogood, he is consistently saying the Hells Angels are not a criminal organization despite the numerous drug trafficking convictions. His rationalization is perhaps the only thing saving them from being labeled a criminal organization. Initially, this blog set out with the mandate that the Hells Angels are a criminal organization whose primary business is drug trafficking as well as prostitution.
Since releasing my free Ebook on the 10th anniversary of Gary Webb's murder I have amended my original objective. The David Giles declaration claims that not all members are involved with criminal activity but when a member or associate uses the name of the club for criminal activity, they must approve that business with the local executive. Not all the members of that chapter sell crack or pimp crack hoes but those that do have the approval of the local executive. That makes the entire executive criminally culpable, not the entire membership.
I now think that seizing clubhouses should be done on a chapter by chapter basis depending on the amount of criminal activity that particular chapter was involved in. Kelowna for example should have their clubhouse seized because of the mount of criminal activity they were clearly involved with. Naniamo should have their clubhouse returned. Banning gang colours from being worn in bars is fine but seizing club patches is not.
This Sonny Barger / George Christie cat fight is becoming a Twilight soap opera rallying Team Edward against Team Jacob. While all the conflicting allegations rage I will say this. George Christie was president of the Ventura chapter in LA for many years. We all know LA is famous for being the gang capital of the world. Sonny Barger founded the Oakland chapter which did business in San Francisco. We all know what San Francisco is famous for.
So let's drop all the troll sh*t. If Sony Barger and George Christie have two completely different visions of leadership let's hear about the differences in those visions. Let's debate where we want to go not argue about where we've been so we can have a future worth fighting for.
As Ricky Nelson said in Garden Party, if memories were all I sang I'd rather drive a truck. Let's talk about the future. Where do we want to go from here? Civil Liberty and the Constitution are hanging by a thread. Let's not get sucked into the smoke and mirror distractions and focus on that before we end up like Communist China because that is exactly where we are heading.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
I recently made a blog post about Sonny Barger's announcement that he is returning to Oakland and did an exclusive interview with George Christie. I have huge concerns with Otis Garret and what he did to Margo Compton and her twin seven year old daughters. I find it hard to believe that Sonny Barger did not know about what Otis did beforehand. However, after reading this article on Sonny Barger, I have more respect for him now than I previously did. He isn't living the life of luxury the drug dealers here are. He's had some real struggles and I respect that.
Likewise I think George Christie is a stand up guy. I don't care Sonny Barger called 911 for an ambulance when his bipolar ex came after him in a fit of jealous rage while high on crystal meth because he had started seeing someone new. The loss of a close friend and the breakdown of a challenging relationship means it's time to let it go. Likewise, George Christie is no rat. It infuriates me when people falsely acuse someone of being a rat. They said the same thing about Brittney Irving and it was a bold faced lie. George Christie is not a rat.
Some feel George is a rat because he revealed club secrets in his History Channel series. I don't see it that way. If Sonny Barger is allowed to write a book and make a movie so is George Christie. I think George's new book will be worth reading. It's too bad about the falling out over the film The Last American Outlaw. From the trailer posted on the aging Rebel's blog it looked like a great idea. I too am very concerned with the loss of civil liberty in North America.
I personally am very interested in George Christie's new work with the justice system. God knows California needs it. Privatizing prisons is just plain wrong. I have a close friend that did serious time in the California prison system and that system is clearly broken. Canada is the opposite extreme. Norway is a much better example. Peace.
Global reported that one man was in the hospital and two people were arrested following a shooting in Vancouver Wednesday August 17th. I reported on it the day after it happened but now I have a source that claims the person shot was the leader of the BC Redd Alert who goes by the name Steele. I'm not sure if that means the UN are making a come back in the DTES but it shows another shooting that is tied to Hells Angels associates involved in the drug trade.
The Vancouver Province is reporting that "Chinese-born Canadian actress Anastasia Lin will be presenting the Vancouver-made film The Bleeding Edge at the British Parliament in September. The Bleeding Edge is a thriller about forced human organ harvesting in China directed by Peabody Award winner Leon Lee. Lin plays the role of a Falun Gong practitioner who is jailed and tortured in a Chinese labour camp. The film earned Lin a Leo for Best Lead Performance by a Female earlier this year." This is happening now not 500 years ago.
“The film tells the incredible story of the victims of human rights abuse in China … who revealed the most profound vulnerability and courage that human beings can possess,” Lin said in a press release. “Everyone involved … has taken a personal risk to create this film. This screening will hopefully bring awareness to the issue of forced organ harvesting in China which deserves urgent attention from the international community.”
Tuidang.org is reporting that "A new independent film from award-winning director Leon Lee could be one of the most important movies you’ll see this year. The Bleeding Edge is a deeply emotional and powerful film that borders somewhere between a thriller and a piece of investigative journalism. It’s a film about one of the most brutal human rights abuses taking place in the world today: the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. And it’s also a film about responsible business practices, in a world where technology giants hold our security and privacy in the palms of their hands."
Saturday, August 27, 2016
News 1130 is reporting that "A shooting last night at near East 3rd Avenue and Templeton Street has sent a 27-year-old man to the hospital in serious condition. It happened at around 11:30pm. He was found shortly afterward at Commercial Drive and East 1st Avenue in the driver’s seat of his vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds but is expected to survive his injuries."
Friday, August 26, 2016
Today's Vancouver Province mentioned that there is a UFC in Vancouver Saturday night at Rogers Arena. I had no idea. Sportsnet is reporting that it's the fourth time the UFC has been in BC. I've fallen behind in the latest UFC news. Last I remember was all the drama about hosting a MMA event here. Glad to see we can put that all behind us now.
Sounds like Saturday's venue is something worth supporting. The Vancouver Province is reporting that Surrey’s Jeremy Kennedy is making his UFC debut. Who - ah! Surrey What?! He's even gonna be unarmed. What will they think of next? Let's get ready to rumble....!
Update: Jeremy Kennedy wins a unanimous decision over Alessandro Ricci. After fight interview.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
I recently found out that George Christie, long time President of the Hells Angels Ventura Chapter, was out in bad so I reached out to him and asked if he would do an interview. I can tell you one thing - this guy is the real deal. There have been other fly by night flashes in the pan that I refused to endorse. This guy I do endorse. Completely. He is what they meant when they made up the term old school. These new kids on the block have no idea what old school is simply because they've never been to school. We look forward to hearing more from him.
They falsely accused him of cooperating with law enforcement after he left so he wrote a new book that comes out September 20th 2016 to set the record straight.
So when and where did you first join the Hells Angels?
I came around the Los Angels Hells Angels in the mid seventies, in 1977 I became president.
What was your involvement with the Ventura chapter?
I along with another member started the Ventura Hells Angels in 1978, and was president till 2011.
What is your new book about?
My book is about my introduction into the outlaw lifestyle, tenure as a leader in the Hells Angels and my departure from the club.
What is the history channel series about?
The History Channel show, Outlaw Chronicles was about my adventures in the outlaw motorcycle world.
LA is pretty much the centre of the world as far as gangs go. New York may well have invented gangs but LA certainly perfected them. The Mongols are huge in Southern California. What was it like being a leader of the Hells Angels with so many rivals around?
Being a leader in Southern California taught me the art of negotiation. I was at the first confrontation we had with the Mongols, that was 1977 and really the beginning of a war that still exists to this day. I watched them become one of the premier outlaw motorcycle clubs on this planet. I think all they wanted was respect and no one can say they haven’t earned it.
It has been said that you and Sonny Barger had different styles of leadership. Do you care to comment on that? Was he the one that had you put out in bad standing after so many years of faithful service?
Sonny and I had not only had different leadership styles, but different visions as leaders.
Have you ever cooperated with law enforcement?
I have never cooperated with law enforcement or had conversations with L.E. that put anyone's freedom in jeopardy. Anyone who has been in a leadership position in all likelihood has had conversations with cops, that doesn’t make them a rat.
Do you know of Ruben Cavazos aka Doc? Do you think he cooperated with law enforcement?
I know Doc, but I think that question should be addressed to the Mongols.
What is your opinion on the criminal organization status of the Hells Angels?
The Hells Angels are not a criminal organization, but have members that have been found guilty of criminal acts. But so have politicians, cops, attorneys, etc.
Have you ever heard of TBM Fresh Start? Would you be interested in starting something like that in LA?
I have heard of different fresh start programs, and would share my experiences and views with participants, but have no interest in starting a program like that at this point in my life. I am exploring a new TV show concept that would focus on the justice system, but I am not at liberty to go any deeper on that subject at the moment.
Here's a quote from George Christie's new book:
"People confuse the outlaw and the criminal. Some outlaws commit crimes, but the real outlaw isn’t a criminal by trade. He’s someone who refuses to live by society’s established norms of behavior. He has an internal code and answers only to his own sense of honor and right and wrong. The outlaw doesn’t conform; he rebels. He doesn’t accept; he questions. In the end, the outlaw might change and adapt, but he bends for no man and won’t let his life be defined by someone else. Jesse James was an outlaw but so was Albert Einstein. I’ve been many things - father, son, husband, leader, brother, and friend - but through it all, I was always an outlaw."
George Christie's new book Exile on Front Street: My life as a Hells Angel and Beyond will be released September 20th 2016. You can preorder it now online. Peace.
The Vancouver Sun is reporting that "An extensive new survey of businesses in the Surrey city core suggests more than ever are feeling unsafe. Every year since 2006, the Downtown Surrey BIA safety interns survey local ground-level businesses about their experiences with safety. This year, 205 businesses completed the survey and it uncovered a significant sense of pessimism on the part of businesses as compared to last year, according to the report. A total of 29 per cent of respondents felt the area had become less safe (29 per cent) the most ever in the audit’s history."
"Social services were a controversial topic. When asked how social services in the area made them feel, while about 35 per cent felt less safe and noted that they attract unsavoury people to the area and served as a magnet for disorder, bringing in crime." No kidding. "Forty-five per cent of respondents wanted to see more police and security, when asked how the area’s safety could be improved, specifically foot and bike patrols. 'Get out of the car; sitting here does nothing,' wrote one respondent. Businesses also want to see greater responsibility and proactive engagement from the RCMP. The report recommendations include advocating for an RCMP “business liaison team” to do foot and bike patrols; working on the discarded needle issue."
“A lot of it is social disorder based, not necessarily full crimes, but the type of thing you see on the streets that make you feel unsafe - so discarded needles, people loitering, drug use,' said Dibnah. 'We’re not entirely sure if that is going up or if it’s just their perceptions. But regardless of whether or not it’s happening, if that’s their perception, that’s their reality.”
It is a forest fire of addiction that is brurning out of control because we are pouring gasoline on the fire instead of water.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Falun Gong practitioners in Vancouver and across Canada are rallying this week to urge Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to raise the issue of forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners of conscience during his upcoming visit to China on August 30th.
When: Thursday Aug. 25 at 12 noon
Where: North side of Vancouver City Hall (Cambie St. @ 10th Ave.)
Does Justin Trudeau care about human rights? Time will tell.
Well the fire is out but the biker conflict in Fort McMurray has rekindled. The Fort McMurray Today is reporting that "Fort McMurray fire officials are investigating the cause of a Monday evening fire that left a Manning Avenue building damaged and is forcing the Wood Buffalo Food Bank to throw out a significant amount of food."
Local sources claim this shop was started by Steve Szomszed (Red Deer nomad) and Kristian MacEachren. Word is that MacEachren is now a HA prospect. Seemingly this is in retaliation for last Saturday when 20 Hells Angels and Syndicate members jumped three Warlocks.