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Bike night refuses to ban vests over gang attendance allegations

(video) --- Every two weeks, Bike Night in Paris raises money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Eerie.

The event brings out thousands of motorcyclists in an effort to promote Paris tourism, combat stigma around bikers and raise money for the charity—over $23,000 since it began.

For all of its 17 installments, Myles Rusak, the CEO of the Big Brothers Big Sisters branch, said the event has gone very smoothly.

Thu
28
Jun
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Outlaw motorcycle gangs expected to increase presence in Newfoundland and Labrador: RCMP

The RCMP is warned the public of an expected increase in the presence of outlaw motorcycle gangs in the province as the summer riding season progresses.

 Staff Sgt. Steve Conohan of RCMP criminal intelligence provided information to the media Thursday on what can be expected from members of these outlaw gangs.

“Outlaw motorcycle gangs are known for their intimidation of people in our communities and their association with criminal activities,” he said in a news release. “The public may notice increased sightings of outlaw motorcycle gangs which, at times, will ride in formations at high rates of speed, unsafely passing highway vehicles and blocking intersections. We urge the public not to engage with these gangs and to instead report sightings and any suspected illegal activity to the police so we can take enforcement action and remind these gang members that they too are subject to the same rules and regulations as all citizens.”

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28
Jun
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Founder of biker club 'no longer employed' at Burnaby Fire Department

A memo obtained by Postmedia says that Nick Elmes, a firefighter who founded a biker club, is no longer employed by the City of Burnaby.

“Effective today, Nick Elmes is no longer employed by the City of Burnaby,” Acting Fire Chief Dave Samson says in the terse, one-line internal memo, which was sent out on Wednesday afternoon.

The memo’s subject is simply “Nick Elmes.”

It’s not clear whether Elmes resigned or was fired. The Burnaby Fire Department wasn’t immediately available for comment.

Earlier this month, Postmedia’s Kim Bolan revealed that Elmes and two other Burnaby firefighters, as well as two New Westminster firefighters and a retired firefighter from Vancouver were members of Florian’s Knights.

The club was recently formed and Elmes told Bolan he was one of the founders.

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Alleged Hells Angel charged in New Brunswick-Quebec cocaine trafficking probe

Emery (Pit) Martin, 57, of Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska is 15th person to be arrested in Operation J-Thunder

 

A northwestern New Brunswick man, identified by RCMP as a longtime member of the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang, has become the 15th person to be arrested as part of an investigation into cocaine trafficking in the province.

Emery Joseph Martin, 57, of Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska was arrested Monday in his vehicle on the Trans-Canada Highway, near Rivière-Verte, around 9:30 a.m., Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh said in a statement.

Martin, known by the nickname Pit, appeared in Bathurst provincial court later in the day to face 10 drug-related charges.

 

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Police: FLETC instructors posed as agents start fight, go to jail

Two Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Instructors allegedly picked a fight with a group of bikers June 14 at Toucan’s Ale House, resulting in a busted lip for one of the FLETC employees and a trip to jail for both, according to a Glynn County police report.

According to the report, Thomas Wilson Crabill, 52, and Jacqueline Ealtheni Wilson, 40, allegedly repeated loudly and often that they were “federal agents” while antagonizing members of a motorcycle club who were seated at a neraby table at Toucan’s, located on Perry Lane Road off of Golden Isles Parkway near Interstate 95. Crabill allegedly carried a concealed handgun at the time. Police physically restrained him to confiscate the Glock 42 from his waistband, the report said.

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Tall ships crew parade will have a real roar to it!

It’s revving up to be spectacular! That’s The Tall Ships Races crew parade in Sunderland which will be led through the streets by a squad of 50 Hells Angels.

More details were today announced on the parade which is always one of the highlights of any tall ships legs.

And Sunderland’s promises to be something very special with the Hells Angels leading a 1200-strong field of crewmates.

Hell's Angels at the mouth of the Wear. Photo: Michelle K Williams.
 

Sunderland is the start port for The Tall Ships Races 2018, and the city will welcome sailing vessels and their crews from around the world for five days of celebration from July 10 to July 14.

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Unprotected

Meet Noel Harder. Testifying against the Hells Angels led to a $2M bounty on his head. Then he got kicked out of the Witness Protection Program.
 

Noel Harder risked his life as a secret police agent, then spent three years testifying as the star witness against drug dealers, gun runners, mobsters and the Hells Angels.

Today he’s a marked man with an apparent $2-million bounty on his head.

And he’s on his own.

The RCMP kicked Harder out of the federal Witness Protection Program last month and, by his account, reneged on one promise after another.

These aren't just the words of a man labelled a "rat" and "snitch" after his double life was exposed; Harder served as the inside man on Project Forseti, the largest organized crime investigation in Saskatchewan history.

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London may face fallout of Hells Angels-Outlaws tensions: OPP expert

With tensions rising between the Hells Angels and the Outlaws, the OPP’s top biker cop warns no community, including London, is immune from violence that may result from the jockeying for turf.

The warning comes as the Ontario Provincial Police prepare to launch a campaign to educate the public about outlaw motorcycle clubs and deter people from buying the gangs’ merchandise.

A raid two weeks ago on the Oshawa home of a known Hells Angels affiliate yielded guns, drugs and evidence suggesting the biker gang’s longtime feud with the Outlaws is heating up, said Det.-Staff Sgt. Anthony Renton, the head of the OPP biker enforcement unit.

“Because what our intelligence is telling us now, and what we’re seeing in other parts of Canada, is there is violence occurring between the Hells Angels and the Outlaws. It can happen in London,” he said.

“Everything is about territory and jurisdiction and where can they profit . . . and get ahead of their rival gang.”

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B.C. firefighter who posed with Hells Angels defends Florian's Knights biker club

Retired Vancouver Fire and Rescue battalion chief and union president says firefighter club 'just a bunch of guys that ride'

B.C.’s public safety minister is concerned about them, the province’s anti-gang agency has them on its radar and the City of Burnaby is investigating them, but members of a local firefighters biker club say people have got them all wrong.

The Florian’s Knights motorcycle club formed in 2016 and is made up of active and retired firefighters from Burnaby, New Westminster and Vancouver.

The club made headlines this week after a photo of one its founding members – Burnaby firefighter Nick Elmes – and three members of the Hells Angels was spotted on social media by the Vancouver Sun and Province.

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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.”

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