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President of Modesto Hells Angels Motorcycle Club Among Four Defendants Charged with Drug Conspiracy

(video) --- MODESTO (CBS13) – The president of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in Modesto and three others are under arrest for their alleged involvement in a federal drug conspiracy and drug trafficking case.

On Tuesday, several Stanislaus County law enforcement agencies assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in serving search warrants to seven different locations throughout the county; including the Hells Angels Clubhouse on 7th and H Streets in Downtown Modesto.

“I just saw a bunch of cop cars a SWAT truck,” said Salida resident Kamron Hook, who lives near one of the raid locations.

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Man who survived being shot more than a dozen times jailed for murdering Hells Angels bikie

Jesse Ray Penhall, who survived being shot more than a dozen times in 2008, has been handed a life sentence for bashing a Hells Angels bikie to death with a spanner in Adelaide.

Supreme Court Justice Malcolm Blue sentenced Penhall to life in prison with a non-parole period of 23 years for the murder of David Norris, 39, at a Salisbury workshop in September 2017.

At trial, the 40-year-old argued that he was acting in self-defence after Mr Norris attacked him — but his claims were rejected by the jury.

"I am satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that Mr Norris did not attack you with a spanner before you hit him with it," Justice Blue said during sentencing.

"I found it inherently unlikely that Mr Norris would approach you in the manner of which you gave evidence."

"A clear motive for the attack was never established."

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FBI, Modesto Police Serving Search Warrant To Hell’s Angels Clubhouse

(short news vid) --- MODESTO (CBS13) – The FBI and local law enforcement are serving a search warrant at a marked Hell’s Angels clubhouse in Modesto on Tuesday.

No exact reason for the raid has been given by authorities, but there is a large law enforcement presence at the clubhouse along the 700 block of 7th Street in Modesto.

Authorities were seen putting motorcycles into a flatbed truck.

The Modesto Police Department, Ceres Police Department and Stanislaus County Sheriff are helping in the raid.

More information to come.

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A ride with the Hell’s Angels

Unscripted and unfiltered shots from a photographer's month with the Angels

The backstory to these pictures is a perfect illustration of the magnetism of rebels to simultaneously attract and repel. Taken by Bill Ray for LIFE magazine in 1965, the photographs never saw the light of day.

Ray spent over a month with this particular Hell’s Angel Chapter, based outside Bakersfield, CA. He and writer Joe Bride had been introduced to the group by proxy, through an associate. There was no guarantee that the riders and their ‘old ladies’ would tolerate the ongoing presence of straight-laced photo journalists.

But tolerate it they did.  

The original Hell’s Angels motorcycle club had been formed in 1948 in California by veterans returning at the end of World War II. The name had been used by the P-40 Third Squadron in Burma—which in turn had been a homage to the 1930 Howard Hughes movie ‘Hell’s Angels’.

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Undercover officers may be getting drunk on the job, Target 11 discovers

(VIDEO) --- PITTSBURGH - Target 11 has uncovered new proof that some Pittsburgh police officers could be getting drunk on the job.

Investigative report Rick Earle was looking deeper into a recent fight between undercover officers and a motorcycle gang at Kopy's bar on the South Side when he learned about other instances of undercover officers racking up huge bills at bars.

Earle is looking into some of the tabs rung up by officers, and just where they happened plus talking to Mayor Bill Peduto about the discover for Channel 11 News at 6.

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Inside the lair of one of Australia’s most infamous outlaw bikie gangs

Take a peek inside the clubrooms of one of Australia’s most feared outlaw bikie gangs. The notorious Hells Angels have listed their former Adelaide haunt, which is set to be auctioned next month.

The clubrooms of Australia’s feared outlaw bikie gangs would be among the most exclusive properties in the country.

Usually reserved for members of the gangs, what goes on inside and what they look like is an intriguing mystery to most.

But the decision by the Hells Angels to sell one of their clubrooms in Adelaide’s southern suburbs has provided a rare glimpse inside.

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Armed Forces Day: Parade roars with pride as hundreds of bikers join services for seafront display in South Shields

The Bad-Landers Motorcycle Club worked together with sponsor Hells Angels Tyne and Wear and a coalition of 30 other clubs to stage the event in conjunction with South Tyneside Council.
 

It started with a parade of 500 bikes from Gypsies Green to Bents Park followed by a march of the Armed Forces before the Mayor of South Tyneside Councillor Norman Dick and other dignitaries.

An inspection and a short service was then held on the field.

A further 200 more bikes were expected to arrive during the day through the Patriots Motorcycle Club, which brings together serving and ex-forces members.

The event also includes live music from a range of bands, including Houghton-le-Spring Pipe Band and Westoe Brass Band, a display of vintage cars, inflatables, stalls and live music.

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Jury Gets Case Against Man Charged With Pomona SWAT Officer's Killing

Pomona Officer Shaun Diamond was shot as he entered a home to serve a warrant as part of an outlaw motorcycle gang investigation.

A prosecutor told jurors there is overwhelming evidence against a man charged with murdering a Pomona SWAT officer helping to serve a search warrant in San Gabriel, while the man's attorney urged the panel to acquit his client in what he said was a case of self-defense.

The six-man, six-woman jury was handed the case against David Martinez after about six weeks of testimony, including the 41-year-old defendant's account that he fired a "warning shot" from his shotgun because he feared members of a motorcycle club to which he belonged were trying to break into the home he shared with his parents, common-law wife, two young children and his adult sister, who has Down syndrome, during the early morning hours of Oct. 28, 2014.

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Hells Angels bikie found guilty of murder over fatal bashing of Mark Boyce

A Hells Angels bikie accused of ambushing and bashing a man outside his home, before leaving him unconscious on the footpath, has been found guilty of murder.

Key points:

  • Mark Boyce's life support was turned off days after he was attacked in January 2017
  • Joshua Roy Grant pleaded guilty to manslaughter but denied murdering Mr Boyce
  • After hours of deliberation, a jury unanimously found him guilty of murder

 

Mark Boyce, 36, suffered a fatal brain injury when he was beaten outside his home on Hill Street at Elizabeth South, in Adelaide's northern suburbs, in January 2017.

The prosecution alleged Joshua Roy Grant, 27, was one of three men from the Hells Angels motorcycle gang who attacked Mr Boyce before leaving him unconscious.

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Biker funeral in Montreal attended by hundreds of Hells Angels, surrounded by police

While he was involved in a bloody war between the Hells Angels and Rock Machine, André (Frisé) Sauvageau received a phone call he probably hadn’t thought possible.

It was Dec. 19, 2000, and Sauvageau, a founding member of the Rock Machine, had spent the previous six years looking over his shoulder as the two groups fought over drug-trafficking turf in Montreal. Police never identified the person on the other end of the line, but the call came from a cellphone owned by Richard (Dick) Mayrand, who was at the time one of the most powerful Hells Angels in Quebec.

During the call, Sauvageau was told that, as far as the Hells Angels were concerned, “the door (was) always open” to him. He defected to the Hells soon after and remained a member of the gang till his death May 26.

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