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15 Rare Photos Of The Hells Angels And Their Bikes (That Paint Them In A Different Light)

While we're often told about all the mischief the Hells Angels are known for, we're rarely told about the other side of the club.

They were rebels, cowboys, Highway Hogs. They're the first bad boy every little kid on wheels wants to be, as well as many grown men. The Hells Angels go by many names, but all are known for their rugged lawlessness.

Although many were criminals, even more were also friends, lovers, and fathers. Writer Hunter S. Thompson even accompanied a group on the open road in the writing of his book on the infamous gang, humanizing these sides of them to an audience.

Today, some groups continue to serve the public rather than threaten. A band of brothers with a reputation for living on the edge, we've gathered for you, the rarest photos left in existence of the elusive outlaws riding for the cause. And some of them may surprise you.

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Motorcycle ad on Kijiji opened door into Hells Angels for undercover police

A Dartmouth sentencing decision sheds light on how undercover police officers managed to infiltrate drug-trafficking activities involving the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang in 2017.

Operation Harley began in February of that year as an investigation into trafficking by Paul Francis Monahan, an Eastern Shore man who was a member of the Nomads N.B. hang-around chapter and a former member of a Hells Angels hang-around chapter in London, Ont.

Early that month, Monahan posted an online ad on Kijiji selling a Harley Davidson motorcycle on behalf of a full-patch member of the Hells Angels in London. An undercover officer contacted Monahan by email and made plans to view the bike at the Nomads clubhouse in Musquodoboit Harbour.

On Feb. 24, the undercover officer attended the clubhouse and agreed to purchase the motorcycle. During the meeting, Monahan overheard a staged phone call received by the officer arranging a sale of marijuana.

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Drugs, guns and blacked-out tattoos: An informant describes life inside Denver’s Hells Angels chapter

An indictment against 13 Hells Angels is centered on former member’s testimony

Joshua O’Bryan regained consciousness on July 12 inside the Kool Kats Tattoo Parlor in Englewood after being choked and beaten. His wrists and ankles were hogtied, and he was bleeding.

With members of Denver’s Hells Angels Motorcycle Club all around him, shop owner Dusty Ullrich started blacking out O’Bryan’s “Death Head” tattoo, the emblem signifying membership in the notorious biker group. In its place, Ullrich scrawled the word “Bad” into O’Bryan’s skin as other Hells Angels photographed the ritual on their phones.

“If you ever tell anyone about this,” Ullrich said, “I will (expletive) kill you and slit your throat.”

But O’Bryan told police about what happened, launching a five-month investigation into the notorious bikers that came to a head in November when authorities raided the Hells Angels’ clubhouse in Denver’s Highland neighborhood.

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Judge: RI Hells Angels leader failed to ‘keep the peace,’ ordered held without bail

A late-night brawl outside a Providence strip club will keep the man who police say is the head of the Rhode Island chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club behind bars, for now.

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Hells Angels: 14 Surprisingly Positive Tidbits

The Hells Angels are known for their bad reputation as a motorcycle club, but they have some surprisingly positive tidbits you might not know about.

The Hells Angels have quite a reputation. Started by American World War II immigrants in 1948, the Hells Angels rose to prominence in the 1960s. They have chapters all over the United States (and the world), there are specific rules and regulations to get in, and they've gotten into a lot of legal trouble. They've started fights, they've caused scenes, they've broken several laws, they've started violent crime, they've instigated organized crime, and they've instigated lawsuits, although the club vehemently denies any of this, saying that they mainly organize events to ride motorcycles.

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Hells Angels ‘trial’ now suspended until further notice

89 allegedly violent Hells Angels – all rounded up in 2018, many of whom have had protracted jail stays – heard this week that the judicial process against them has been delayed “without a date in sight”.

Viewed from ‘the outside’ this case has been shambolic from the outset.

Much was made of the high-profile arrests two summers ago – one could argue the men were condemned in the public eye straight off – but after all the razzmatazz and column inches, the long months many spent in jail on remand (awaiting trial) came a block release back into the community due to ‘the sloth of justice’ (in getting various documents translated click here).

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One dead in biker-related shoot-out in Amanzimtoti

The motive for the shooting is unclear.

 

A man was shot dead and one seriously injured in a shooting incident along Commercial Road in Amanzimtoti at about 6pm on Wednesday evening, 11 March.

Four men wearing Hell’s Angels club colours arrived at a motorbike repair shop, following which an altercation took place that included the owner.

One of the four was fatally wounded inside the shop, while a second who was wounded in the neck, was transported to hospital. It would appear the remaining two fled the scene, although there is no confirmation that they arrived or departed on motorcycles.

Although the motive for the shooting is unclear, it is confirmed that members of the Hell’s Angels visited the shop on 29 February at which time an altercation with one of the shop’s employees took place.

All services were on scene and the owner of the shop was detained by police.

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2nd member of Hells Angels charged in Providence strip-club fight

PROVIDENCE — A second member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club faces charges stemming from a strip-club altercation, the police said.

Nicholas Lourenco, 29, turned himself in Tuesday on charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct from the incident Feb. 29 at the Cadillac Lounge strip club on Charles Street, police said.

After a review of surveillance footage from the incident, police decided to charge Lourenco, Maj. David Lapatin said. Lourenco punched a man who worked at the strip club, causing a facial injury, Lapatin said.

Lapatin described the assault as unprovoked.

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15 Flattering Facts About The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club

Despite all the negativity surrounding this outlaw motorcycle club, Hells Angels have had plenty of incredible achievements in their history.

The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, or HAMC, is a one-percenter club that most countries around the world consider to be outlaws. While the more common motto is “Angels Forever, Forever Angels,” another one is also “When we do right, nobody remembers. When we do wrong, nobody forgets.” Which is pretty menacing, if you come to think of it.

Since the club was formed way back in 1948, its origin stories differ a bit. A popular story is that it was formed by immigrants from World War II and later amalgamated other motorcycle clubs like the P*ssed Off B*stards of Bloomington, comprising WWII veterans. The name comes from one of the founders, Arvid Olsen, who served in the Hell’s Angel squadron in WWII. But despite all the negativity surrounding the HAMC, some facts prove to be flattering. Here are 15 of them.

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R.I. Hells Angels president claims entrapment in shooting case; says victim was a police informant

PROVIDENCE — As his legal troubles mount, the president of the Hells Angels Rhode Island chapter is accusing the authorities of trying to entrap him and going easy on a “star witness” with a violent history.

Joseph Lancia, 28, of Smithfield, pleaded not guilty in District Court on Monday morning to two misdemeanors stemming from an altercation at the Cadillac Lounge strip club Saturday night. Police said they saw him punch a man, later identified as a strip club bouncer, in the face.

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