Apr 102011
 

 

Motorcyclist killed in accident involving suspected drunk driver

 

by khou.com staff

Posted on April 10, 2011 at 11:57 AM

 

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A suspect drunk driver was in jail Sunday after a motorcyclist died in an accident in north Harris County.

 

Deputies said a motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Rankin near Rankin Circle W. around 1:15 a.m. when the driver of a black pickup truck turned in front of the bike while pulling into a dance club parking lot.

Authorities said the motor cycle rider couldn’t avoid an accident and crashed into the passenger side of the truck. He died at the scene.

Deputies said the driver of the truck ran from the scene but was tracked by a K-9 unit and eventually caught by police hiding in nearby woods.

He was arrested and faces charges of intoxication manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid.

 

UPDATE:

39-year-old Carlton Bare, a proud member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, was killed when a drunk driver pulled in front of him on Rankin Road in Spring, Texas.  At approximately 1am Sunday morning, Bare impacted the passenger side of the Silverado and was thrown from his bike.  The car’s driver, Carlos Lengua (37), split the scene and did not stop to help.  Bare died at the scene and police and a K9 unit tracked Lengua.  He has been arrested for DWI and manslaughter.

RIP,

ArtBiker

 

Carlos Lengua

 

http://www.click2houston.com/video/27496842/index.html

Bandits in the News…

 Outlaw Biker  Comments Off on Bandits in the News…
Oct 262010
 

Now, they are in the news every so often, just like so many other clubs… Right now we have the Outlaws MC going through their thing…  The Bandidos MC are a large club and they get a lot of attention because of it.  In fact, I am reading yet ANOTHER book about them and will be reviewing it soon.

However, what most people outside of the MC World don’t see is all the good these clubs do.  They are not criminal organizations… not a one of them.  Here is a news piece that looks into the San Antonio Bandidos.  It isn’t hyped up for TV like Gangland or something on the Discovery Channel.

I found it interesting and wanted to share,

Love, Respect, and “What part of ‘we are a club’ don’t you understand?”

ArtBiker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPEl3uCOeG8&feature=player_embedded

Weekend Pass: Cops keep eyes on outlaw clubs (Sturgis, SD)

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Mar 042010
 


Outlaw motorcycle [clubs] might claim to be good ol’ boys who like to ride bikes, but law enforcement officers say that by definition, outlaw [club] members are involved in crime. Kevin Thom, director of the Attorney General’s Division of Criminal Investigation, said that he considers outlaw [clubs] to be organized crime.

To keep track of [club] activity, DCI completes a report at the end of the Sturgis motorcycle rally tallying all contacts officers have with [club] members and gathering intelligence information. Officers note who is enrolled in which [club] and what roles individuals have within the [clubs].

The information is then put into a report a few inches thick and shared with 35 states and five foreign countries that have an interest in the information, Thom said.

The information gathered this year will be used by DCI to prepare officers for the next year’s rally, Thom said. DCI puts together a Law Enforcement Safety Bulletin, a handbook of outlaw [clubs]’ identifiers and terminology, a timeline of violent motorcycle [club] involvement in South Dakota from 1981 to the present, and acts of violence nationally in the current year.

The crimes traditionally committed by outlaw [clubs] during the rally are drug possession and distribution, motorcycle theft and assault, according to Pat West, director of the Rapid City DCI office. In general, [club] members don’t commit random attacks against others. “If you mind your own business, everything will be fine,” West said. “If you pick a fight, you’ll get one.”

Anyone picking a fight with one [club] member might get more of a fight than he can handle, West said, because other [club] members will join in. “Every one of them is loyal to those colors and that group,” West said.

Law officers have been concerned in the past that [club] violence would erupt at the rally because of disputes between [clubs] in other parts of the country. In April 2002, a shootout between the Hells Angels and the Mongols in Laughlin, Nev., left three dead and 12 hospitalized. In February the same year, a fight between Hells Angels and Pagans in Plainview, N.Y., killed one and injured 10, according to the Associated Press.

Authorities here were alert for signs of problems at the 2002 rally, but none occurred, Thom said.

“Rivalries between [clubs] ebb and flow,” West said.

Motorcycle thefts are big business for outlaw [clubs], and professional thieves work motorcycle rallies, Thom said. Law enforcement officers work to prevent thefts and recover stolen bikes, and representatives of the National Insurance Crime Bureau come here to try to identify stolen motorcycles and parts.

Locally, the Bandidos is the only outlaw [club] with official chapters, two in the Black Hills and one East River. Hells Angels owns 120 acres north of Sturgis, and the Sons of Silence have a 10-acre campground seven miles north of Sturgis, Thom said.

A Rapid City Bandido, Christopher Horlock, 44, turned himself in June 21 in Houston after being indicted with 25 other people in Seattle, the AP reported.

Horlock, a national regional secretary for the Bandidos, was wanted on charges of conspiracy to tamper with a witness.

Horlock’s indictment and arrest was part of an offensive launched by federal agents and police against the Bandidos after a two-year investigation, according to the AP. Authorities served arrest and search warrants in Washington, Montana and South Dakota.

Source: know[clubs].com

Statement about the happenings in Berlin/ Germany

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Feb 162010
 

After numerous requests from the press and from other clubs, it is obvious that not everybody understands the situation yet. In order to clarify it, this will be our last statement concerning this issue.

The Bandidos MC is more than surprised about the commotion and the headlines in the press concerning the retirement of the Berlin Centro Members. Only one out of five of our Berlin Chapters is closed and only 6 Bandidos MC Members left our club, NOT 70 as stated in the press before.

The President of Berlin Centro Chapter “Kadir”, his Sgt at Arms “Harty” and the Members “Chucky”, “Bülow”, “Ibo”, and “Grille” along with 9 club prospects and 2 none club associates betrayed our Nation and immediately switched as full patch members of another motorcycle club.

We won’t approve any hateful guestbook entries on our web pages.

Fears about an escalation of a “Biker War”, are unwarranted and not true!!!

Bandidos MC Europe

BFFB

http://www.bandidosmc.dk/

Feb 072010
 

– Germany – There has never been a shortage of brutality between the biker gangs Bandidos and Hell’s Angels. But after 70 members of a Berlin club defected to their erstwhile rivals, police in the German capital are bracing for violence.

A number of Bandidos in Berlin have turned their back on their club and defected to the local Hell’s Angels chapter. Police are worried about a fresh outbreak of violence.

It’s only been a few months since a group of Bandidos allegedly ambushed and assaulted a group of Hell’s Angels, their arch-enemies in the biker gang world, in Finowfurt, a small town northeast of Berlin. Investigators and prosecutors say that at least half a dozen Berlin-based Banditos chased down a group of Hell’s Angels from the city, resulting in a savage fight.

When all was said and done, a gravely wounded Hell’s Angels hanger-on named Enrico K. was lying on the street — with an axe in his leg. When the police questioned him about what had happened, he attributed his gruesome wound to “a traffic accident.”

In the biker system of values, there have always been two constants. One is the sacred “code of silence.” The other is the hatred for enemy biker clubs. As such, a recent development in the Berlin biker scene — first reported by SPIEGEL TV and SPIEGEL ONLINE on Wednesday — is as unprecedented as it is explosive.

A total of 76 members and supporters of “Centro,” as the Berlin chapter of the Bandidos is known, are reportedly trying to defect to the Hell’s Angels camp. Investigators say the would-be defectors have already appeared in public wearing brand-new red-and-white Hell’s Angels garb, and that they have seen André S., the head of the local Hell’s Angels club, speaking with members of the rival club. The 45-year-old S. was recently stabbed — likely by Bandidos.

Biker Defection

Officials believe that Frank H., the head of the Hell’s Angels club in Hanover, hammered out the details of the defection last week with “Centro” leader Kadir P. Likewise, Peter M., one of the highest-ranking Bandidos in Europe, confirmed to SPIEGEL ONLINE that the crossover took place on Tuesday evening. However, when questioned about the matter, Hell’s Angels member Rudolf “Django” T. declined to confirm that the defectors had been accepted into his organization yet, saying only: “We’ll let you know in the next few days.”

While the defecting members of “Centro” — both notorious and feared in the biker scene for their violence — have cut ties with their old group, it appears that their membership in Hell’s Angels has not yet been finalized. But the bikers have stripped their club house in Berlin’s northern Reinickendorf district of all Bandido insignia.

Brutal Confrontations

Recent months have seen an uptick in violence between the rival motorcycle gangs — particularly in Berlin, the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein and eastern Germany. And the attacks have been escalating, from knife assaults to shootings to explosives. The reason: the Bandidos have managed to recruit hundreds of young men, many of them from immigrant families in Germany’s east, and put the Hell’s Angels on the defensive.

Kadir P’s “Centro” chapter has proven particularly brutal in this ongoing feud, and difficult to control. Its members have repeatedly made savage attacks on rivals in the Hell’s Angels camp, which has close ties to the far-right fan club of a local football club. Indeed, one newspaper article recently reported that the Hell’s Angels in Berlin refuse to allow foreigners into their ranks.

Now, however, the brutality would appear to have been forgiven and forgotten — the avowed enemies may soon become brothers in arms.

In the meantime, police units have taken up positions in front of the Bandidos’ clubhouse in Berlin. Investigators also say that biker-related properties have been kept under observations in Berlin and the surrounding state of Brandenburg since Tuesday evening. “We want to see whether a war breaks out,” one investigator told SPIEGEL TV.

Nobody knows, after all, how the Bandidos will react to this mass defection. Revenge and retaliation? Do the “traitors” now have to fear for their lives? In short, what does the defection mean?

“That they’re gone,” says Peter M., the number-two man in Europe’s Bandidos organization, before hanging up the phone.

BY: Jörg Diehl

Source: spiegel.de