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Supreme Court Sides With Defendant In Motorcycle Search Case — But Two Conservatives Push Back

The court's majority said the search was illegal, but Justice Samuel Alito disagreed while Justice Clarence Thomas questioned whether Supreme Court limitations on illegally obtained evidence even apply to the states.

The Supreme Court ruled overwhelmingly in favor of a criminal defendant Tuesday in holding that a Virginia search of a man's motorcycle — parked in his driveway — was unconstitutional.

Nonetheless, the court's two most conservative justices — Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito — laid out a divergent pair of visions for restricting legal rights against police searches: one that would limit people's protections against illegal searches conducted by state and local police and one that would provide less protection under the Fourth Amendment than any other current justice believes exists.

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Alleged motorcycle gang member accused of knocking man out at the Eagles Nest

VIRGINIA BEACH — An alleged Street Wolvez motorcycle gang member is accused of knocking out a man at the Eagles Nest Rockin’ Country Bar.

Thirty-year-old Shelton Lafee “Bronx” Feemster, of the 500 block of Liberty Court in Virginia Beach, was arrested on Sept. 7 and charged with malicious wounding and participating in gang activity, both of which are felony offenses.


The charges stem from a fight that allegedly happened on Dec. 3, 2016 at the bar, located at 1723 Parkview Drive in Chesapeake.

Police believe the fight happened around 2 a.m. when two men approached a group of about five alleged Street Wolvez gang members and began talking to them. One witness said that Feemster came out of no where and hit the victim in the head, knocking him unconscious, according to documents filed in Virginia Beach Circuit Court.

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Motorcycle gang implicated in Manassas mob assault

A Warrenton man was recently charged with participating in criminal gang activity after allegedly beating a man held down by fellow members of the Street Nightmares Motor Cycle Club, court records say.

Matthew Aaron Culton, 33, was arrested March 8 for an incident that took place in a Manassas bar in January. According to an affidavit filed in Fauquier Circuit Court by a Manassas City Police Department detective, Culton is alleged to be a member of a criminal motorcycle gang. However, the Street Nightmares group advertises itself online as a community service organization.

In the affidavit, a law-enforcement official writes that the Street Nightmares are affiliated with the Pagans Motorcycle Club.

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Virginia ABC Cracking Down on Biker Bars in Central Virginia


The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is trying to put the brakes on biker bars in central Virginia. The ABC is warning restaurants and bars they could lose their licenses by becoming a hangout for outlaw motorcycle gangs.

The ABC says this crackdown comes in response to concerns from law enforcement in Greene County, Louisa, and Orange.

John Nagro, the owner of CJ’s at Byrd Street in the town of Orange, is trying to shake off that reputation for his bar.

“The windows aren't black, there's nobody undressed in here dancing. It's not a biker bar,” Nagro explained. “Don't just say because you have a motorcycle patch on there that you're a bad guy, because it's not true.”

Nagro believes police and the ABC are targeting bikers after a dust-up between a member of a motorcycle club and another customer