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06
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When the Angels came to town

The Hells Angels made Healdsburg their playground in the late 1960s

Wander the tree-lined downtown streets of Healdsburg today and listen. Do you hear the vibrant tunes from the Tuesday evening concerts?

Splashing water from the Plaza fountain, or shoppers and the hubbub of commerce?

If you lived here in the 1960s, you might have heard a different sound — the loud and distinctive rumble of V-twin engines and straight pipes. The Hells Angels were roaring into town. Again.

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Tue
05
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Founder of firefighters' biker club poses with Hells Angels

(video)---B.C.’s public safety minister says he has serious concerns about a new motorcycle club of Lower Mainland firefighters called Florian’s Knights that has been attending events with the Hells Angels.

“This is just disturbing on so many levels,” Mike Farnworth said after Postmedia obtained a photo of a founding member of the Knights posing with three Hells Angels.

Farnworth said firefighters face incredible danger on the job, made worse in recent years by “a rise in fires in homes where drug labs are located.”

“And many of those labs allegedly have links to the Hells Angels. So I find it more than a bit disturbing that you’ve got a motorcycle gang composed of firefighters associating with Hells Angels who may be making their job even more dangerous than it already is.”

Mon
04
Jun
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Three facing charges after raid on Oshawa home allegedly linked to Hells Angels

ORILLIA, Ont. -- Provincial police say a woman and two men are facing a dozen charges each after searches at an Oshawa, Ont., home allegedly linked to the Hells Angels.

Police say weapons, ammunition, drugs and outlaw motorcycle gang paraphernalia were seized.

They say the seizure supports recent reports of rising tensions and violence between the Hells Angels and Outlaws MC groups and their support clubs.

Three people from Oshawa -- a 26-year-old woman and men aged 32 and 33 -- face charges that include careless storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of firearms, and possession of GHB for the purposes of trafficking.

OPP say they are searching for a fourth suspect.

The three accused were to appear for a bail hearing Monday in an Oshawa court.

Sun
03
Jun
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"Angels of Hell" in Jagodina - from concerts and weddings to fireworks

 (google translated)---Jagodina has been a biker European center for five days. At the annual gathering, more than 2,000 Anglers of Hell from all over the world arrived. The peak of the party is tonight. There will be weddings and concerts. Jagodina has become accustomed to unusual guests with wide hands and many say that they would gladly see them again.

In the beginning, mistrust and fear, and now children are also photographed with "Angels of Hell." In the sports complex they meet at one place of student excursion, police and bikers from around the world. Helsi are relaxed, people invite them to sit with them in cafes, although everyone knows their reputation.

Angels of Hell through the city drive lightly, there is no rampage and unnecessary noise, and so far have not caused any single traffic accident. If they drink they use a taxi. They obviously like them here.

Wed
30
May
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Dutch prosecutors ask judge to outlaw Hells Angels

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors have asked a judge to ban the Hells Angels motorcycle gang in the Netherlands, arguing that its members are part of "a subculture of lawlessness."

The appeal is not the first time Dutch authorities have gone after the gang. An earlier attempt to outlaw a local branch of the Hells Angels was rejected by Dutch courts, including by the country's Supreme Court in 2009.

Prosecutors said Wednesday that they handed to a court in the central Netherlands a dossier including hundreds of pages outlining the Hells Angels' activities. They said in a statement that the gang's members are involved in crimes such as extortion and intimidation.

Dutch prosecutors have in recent years gone after other motorcycle gangs, saying that they form a threat to civil order.

Mon
28
May
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Alleged Hells Angels leader Salvatore Cazzetta sues Quebec for $2 million

The alleged biker gang leader claims prosecutors and cops held back key information during his bail hearing.

An alleged leader among the Hells Angels in Quebec has filed a lawsuit against the attorney general of Quebec, seeking more than $2 million while alleging he was detained without cause following his arrest in a major drug-trafficking case. He alleges prosecutors and police held back key evidence during his bail hearing.

The lawsuit filed at the Montreal courthouse by Salvatore Cazzetta, 63, an alleged member of the Hells Angels since roughly 2004, involves a case in which he and 20 other people were charged in November 2015 with a series of criminal offences related to drug trafficking in the Mercier—Hochelaga—Maisonneuve borough. Besides being an alleged Hells Angels leader, Cazzetta has been observed meeting with several people tied to the Montreal Mafia in recent years.

Two police investigators and three prosecutors are also named in the lawsuit.

Tue
15
May
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Hells Angels vs. Allen Ginsberg: The unlikely Vietnam War-era confrontation

(16 photos)---It would be an understatement to say the Hells Angels and Beat Generation poet Allen Ginsberg had differing world views. In the Vietnam War era, those views came into conflict in the Bay Area.

A recent trip to The Chronicle’s basement archive turned up a pack of negatives labeled “Hells Angels Debate.” It’s likely that no one had looked through these negatives in decades, and upon closer inspection Ginsberg appeared in the batch. It was obvious this was a moment from the past that required retelling.

Fri
11
May
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Ex-Hells Angels chief 'Mom' Boucher sentenced to 10 years for murder plot

Sentence will run concurrently to life sentence he is serving for 1997 murders of 2 prison guards

 

Ex-Hells Angels chief Maurice "Mom" Boucher has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to kill a former rival, high-ranking Mafia member Raynald Desjardins.

Boucher conspired with two accomplices to have Desjardins assassinated at the Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines penitentiary in 2015, according to an agreed statement of facts presented today at the Gouin courthouse. 

Boucher's plan never came to fruition, and he was arrested in his cell that year.

Thu
10
May
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Hells Angels Member Sentenced in Manchester Meth Trafficking Case

A member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club​ was sentenced today in federal court for dealing meth in Manchester and Merrimack.

CONCORD, N.H. - A member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club was sentenced today in federal court for dealing meth in Manchester and Merrimack.

According to a release from United States Attorney Scott W. Murray, James Cunningham, 61, of Laconia, was sentenced to serve 39 months in prison for methamphetamine trafficking in a federal court.

According to court documents, Cunningham, who is a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, sold quantities of methamphetamine on four separate occasions in 2013 to an individual who was cooperating with the FBI. Three of the drug transactions took place in Manchester and one occurred in Merrimack.

Cunningham, who pleaded guilty on January 25, 2018, will be on supervised release for three years following his release from prison. He also was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Sun
06
May
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Police hand out more than 240 tickets outside Hells Angels meeting

TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. — Quebec provincial police say they handed out more than 240 tickets Saturday outside a major gathering of Hells Angels and other alleged criminal biker gangs.

Some 370 bikers were intercepted in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, about halfway between Montreal and Quebec City.

Most of the citations were for non-conforming motorcycle equipment or speeding.

One vehicle was also seized for a Highway Safety Code violation.

No arrests were made.

Police roadblocks could be seen along the highway leading to the hotel where the annual gathering was held.

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