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Alleged bikers want charges thrown out

Lawyers for three reported Vikings members argue for dismissal under Jordan ruling

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Lawyers for a trio of alleged Vikings Motorcycle Club members charged with drug trafficking and criminal organization offences are arguing for a dismissal of the charges, given the length of time it has taken to bring the men to trial.

Vincent Leonard Sr., James Curran and Wayne Johnson were arrested Sept. 28, 2016 as part of a joint RCMP/RNC investigation called Operation Bombard.

However, much of the disclosure in the case against them — which amounts to hundreds of thousands of pages of documents in total — was not given to their lawyers until October 2018.

The men had been scheduled to go to trial Jan. 15 of this year. Proceedings were postponed after their lawyers successfully argued they didn't have enough time to review the 60,000 pages they received in the fall in order to build a defence.

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JOHN SMITH: BIKIES TURN OUT IN THEIR HUNDREDS TO FAREWELL MINISTER TO THE MARGINALISED

They came in their hundreds - bikers from Christian clubs like God's Squad and Longriders alongside those wearing the colours of so-called outlaw clubs like the Immortals and the Bandidos, to join in paying their final respects to preacher John Smith at a memorial service in the Victorian coastal community of Ocean Grove on Saturday.

The bikies were among an estimated 1,500 people who attended the service held at the Wave Church to bid farewell to Smith - who founded the God's Squad Christian Motorcyle Club as an outreach to other clubs - after he died on 6th March at the age of 76 following a long battle with cancer.

Smith, known to many simply as "Smithy", was remembered by those who gathered as a man who had ministered to the marginalised, as a pioneer of counter-cultural mission and as a John Wesley of his age with the impact of his ministry for the cause of Christ felt across the nation and beyond. 

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Daytona Bike Week Day 6

Daytona Bike Week Day 6

March 13, 2019 at 6:19 pm

78th annual event passes halfway point and the bikes keep rolling thorughout Volusia and Flagler counties

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Al Potter, guilty of 1st-degree murder, will be 81 before he's eligible for parole

Jury took 2.5 days of deliberations to return guilty verdict in Dale Porter slaying

Al Potter has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Dale Porter.

A collective gasp and outburst of tears were heard from the first row of the courtroom gallery Friday, as a 12-person jury returned with its verdict.

"Mr. Potter, I sentence you to life imprisonment without chance of parole for 25 years," Supreme Court Justice Garrett Handrigan told Potter, following the verdict.

Potter was arrested in September 2016 for the vicious stabbing death two years earlier of Porter, a father of two and fisherman from North River, Conception Bay North.

Family sees justice

The slaying, which happened at the bottom of Porter's driveway, remained unsolved for more than two years until the RCMP conducted an undercover operation aimed at Potter.

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Trio indicted in Lorain murder case

A Lorain County Common Pleas Court grand jury indicted three bikers March 7 on murder charges connected to a Lorain shooting which left one man dead and another injured.

Jarrod Johnson, 40, and Hunter Horne, 23, both of Cleveland, and 52-year-old Theodore McKenzie, of Norwalk, each are facing single counts of murder and attempted murder, and two counts each of aggravated robbery and felonious assault stemming from the Jan. 13 shooting near a bar in the 1600 block of East 28th Street.

Lorain police Lt. Ed Super said the men, who are members of the Lords of Armageddon motorcycle club out of Cleveland, attempted to rob a 35-year-old Lorain man when the gun play started.

When the incident ended, the Lorain man, McKenzie and Roy A. Super, 57, of Cleveland, were wounded, Ed Super said.

All three were transported by helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

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Kingsmen President, David Pirk and Andre Jenkins Convicted of Murder and Racketeering

One Kingsmen Motorcycle Club (KMC) leader and member who committed execution style murders were sentenced for their roles in a major racketeering operation that involved violence and murder.

David Pirk, 68, KMC National President, and Andre Jenkins, aka Little Bear, 40, a “nomad” which performed the “muscle” within the KMC, were sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford to serve life in prison for their convictions following a four-month jury trial of RICO conspiracy, possession of firearms in furtherance of crime of violence, murder in aid of racketeering, possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, using and maintaining premises for drug dealing and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Jenkins was also convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Pirk and Jenkins resided in Florida prior to going to prison.

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Man Arrested For Shooting Death Of Woman Outside Manchester Bar

MANCHESTER, NH (CBS) – Police have a charged a man with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a woman in Manchester.

Authorities say Justin Moura was arrested Monday in connection with the death of 34-year-old Tanya Hall on Saturday.

The victim’s boyfriend, Jermey Winslow, tells WBZ he did have a brief confrontation with the accused shooter inside a nightclub. Winslow is numb with grief and disbelief.

Winslow recounted those horrifying moments from Saturday night when Hall died in his Jeep, her head on his shoulder.

Tanya Hall (Courtesy photo)

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Former Kingsmen president gets three life sentences for double murder

Andre Jenkins fired the gun that killed two fellow Kingsmen, but the man behind the assassination-style murders is also going to prison for life.

David Pirk, the Lockport native who rose to power in the violent motorcycle gang, was given three consecutive life sentences Thursday for his leadership role in orchestrating the double murder.

Now 68, Pirk was found guilty of conspiring with Jenkins and others to kill Kingsmen Paul Maue and Daniel "DJ" Szymanski outside their North Tonawanda clubhouse in September 2014.

"DJ was a large man with a heart of gold," his mother, Barbara Szymanski, said during a statement in court Thursday. "His nickname was teddy bear."

Jenkins, who is already serving life without parole because of a Niagara County conviction for the murders, was also found guilty in federal court of taking part in the conspiracy. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford will sentence him later on Thursday.

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Sturgis campgrounds may face fees ahead of popular motorcycle rally

STURGIS, S.D. - The city of Sturgis is proposing fees — as high as $5,100 in some cases — that would have to be paid in advance by campgrounds outside city limits if they want ambulance service at this year's Sturgis motorcycle rally.

The proposed fees range from $300 to $5,100 and are based on the number of ambulance calls to the campgrounds during the 2018 rally, Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie said at a Feb. 19 special meeting in Sturgis with campground owners.

Under the proposal, campgrounds that had no ambulance calls last year would be assessed a $300 fee to cover this year’s rally in August. Those with one to four calls last year would pay $650, those with five to nine calls would pay $1,850, and a fee of $5,100 would be charged to those that had 10 or more calls during the 2018 rally.

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Motorcycle gang leader sentenced for drug, gun crimes

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - A former leader of a motorcycle gang has been sentenced on drug and gun charges in federal court.

Shon Gibson, 47, of Rome City was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to 17 years in prison followed by 8 years of supervised release on charges of possessing with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

It was December 2016 when police served a search warrant at a home at 865 Chambers Street in Rome City. There, federal authorities said they found "an ounce of 100% pure methamphetamine and over $32,000 in drug trafficking proceeds," along with two AK-47 rifles and two inert military-grade hand grenades in an attic above a garage. One of the rifles was fully automatic and the other was a short-barreled rifle, authorities said. Another $8,000 was found in a safe inside the house.

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