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Motorcycle Clubs: Why they’re not helping their cause against motorcycle club profiling

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By James “Hollywood” Macecari

I know, many critical articles on motorcycle clubs lately from me. I believe this though, without honest discussion about motorcycle profiling, club rights will never move forward. For those who are actually interested in club rights, you might want to pay close attention. I know there will be many cheerleaders who read this article who want to blame the government, especially with all their conspiracy theories. Here’s the thing though. Most of the time it’s the motorcycle clubs that bring the problems on themselves.

Everyday subscribers and followers of Insane Throttle Biker News will see the club on club violence. Besides the club on club violence in the news you also find criminal activity by members of clubs. What’s everyone expect is going to happen with cops, when public opinion, is influenced by these types of events? The key to this discussion has everything to do with public opinion versus law enforcement views on clubs. Let’s explore what public opinion of clubs has to do with profiling.

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CLUBS WALKED INTO THE TRAP

The 3rd street crew of the Hells Angels just made a move into the Bronx. In various news media reports the neighborhood wasn’t pleased with the club setting up their clubhouse there. Why ? Because they feared the club bringing violence into the neighborhood. One individual who appeared in those reports predicted the violence would come. Guess what happened? Yes, the clubhouse was sprayed by 14 bullets. Admittedly, no one knows if it was club related, but the fact it happened fed into the neighbors fears.

Texas, one of the places I believe the profiling issue is at a critical point. Here’s a question for all those who are serious about profiling. What effect did the 2015 Waco/Twin Peaks shootout have on the state of club profiling in Texas? I get it, many bikers like to blame LEO for all the problems they are having and don’t want to hear the other side. I’m here to tell you the lack of serious reflection is hurting the cause you so much want to win.

The Waco/Twin peaks shootout is the catalyst that began everything Texas clubs are now facing. Let’s be real, the clubs involved in that incident are responsible for what is happening now. Many will argue it was LEO that started the whole thing, I’ve argued this point many times in the past. The argument has merit, especially when they knew beforehand this event could happen. The argument is thin at best. The argument that should be looked at more, is why did the clubs have to settle the differences through violence? Why did clubs think fighting in a public space would help their causes?

The New age of Biking & BrotherhoodBanning members of outlaw motorcycle gangs from clubs as well as known drug dealers and people who have a history of violence.

So what happened after Waco? The event was plastered all over the news worldwide. What did that do to the LEOS? Well, it put them on the offensive. Motorcycle clubs turned public opinion against them. How? By having a shootout in a restaurant where families with kids were eating. Clubs gave the LEO all they needed to put them in an enhanced category of criminal gangs. Basically, they walked right into the trap.

Those members caught in illegal activities

This has to be the second most important issues clubs are going to have to start dealing with. When only a few members of a club are caught doing stupid crap, something which could hurt the club by the way, clubs need to kick them to the curb. If you look at it logically, clubs who support the illegal activities of a few, bring the attention of LEO down on the club as a whole. What do clubs think is going to happen when members are dealing? The fact that an individual is a member of the club is going to project to the public the club is involved. My question, is it worth it for the entire club to be put in the mix because of what a few do?

Brotherhood is a subject I’ve spoken on extensively. What do many people on the outside see when it comes to this idea of brotherhood? To be honest, people see so-called brothers turn on each other when the heat comes rolling down. Club members have to open their eyes, I believe. Allowing people within the club to participate in illegal activities will lead to not only the cops tearing the club apart, but also their own members. Members facing significant time will turn on the brotherhood they profess in. Knowing this, why allow it then? This is a valid question, especially when you compare the positives and negatives.

Times have really changed and clubs need to evolve

Let’s face it, times are against motorcycle clubs. Motorcycle clubs of old have no place in the technology era. Technology has wiped out what motorcycle clubs can get away with. The old days of taking care of business without getting caught are long gone. Without evolution motorcycle clubs cannot, and will not, win the public over.

Why the need to win the public over? As I explained earlier the public holds all the cards. Public sentiment is going to direct what the cops are going to do. Let’s not forget the public are also the ones who sit on juries and elect the politicians who make the laws. I believe it’s a necessity to win the public’s trust, especially if profiling is to stop.

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Independent bikers have now turned for the most part against motorcycle clubs. When I first put out a poll on this subject I was amazed at how much opinion from this group went against clubs. The first thing I did was ask myself, “how could this be?” I was stunned because when I was coming up everyone loved the clubs, most wanted to be in clubs. Now, people choose not to get involved because they like staying away from politics. Let’s be real, who wants to be involved in something that could put you in a situation you don’t want to be in? Common sense will tell you, people don’t live that way anymore. This could be the reason why clubs have such a hard time recruiting, especially the mid 30’s and up guys.

So let’s sum it up. Motorcycle clubs are going to have to make a decision. Will motorcycle clubs start remaking themselves or will they continue down a road that won’t end well? Time will tell if clubs get the hint. Much needs to be done on the part of motorcycle clubs. Until motorcycle clubs understand the situation, their part in it, profiling will continue to spread throughout the country. Worst, the reputation of all clubs will keep taking the heat from a small segment of the lifestyle.

 

11 comments

  1. Good day hollywood..after reading this i sat back and pondered through the years ive been riding…(the first five or six mostly on one wheel) lol.. ..way back these guys in the club sold a bit of weed n shit…. now days they are killing our youth..seriously ….they are putting shit on the street with no remorse to satisfy their greed.. as far as there only being a few in the club doing it in the club like back then….im callin bullshit…how do you think these guys are buying club houses worth millions and driving exotic cars and shit….they arent even sharp enough to keep a low profile…..if you act like an asshole with your cut on they beat the fuck outta ya and through you out.. when these underlings and jr members and who ever pump this shit on the street and bring the revenue to the big guys in the top end of the club the are very well welcomed and accepted…..THATS FUCKED UP…….. the club was supposed to be about bikes, beer , and women…in that order… that picture got lost…..these fella,s want to run a frickin bussiness not a club… hard to respect and trust someone who says all these other guys cant start up a club….A MTORCYCLE CLUB ….because it may interfere with their goddam dirty fucking atmosphere… sorry about being so elevated and i dont want to start or belong to a club.. i have just seen what has happened to the atmosphere of hanging as a group and having fun fall the the shit show it has become and it pisses me off.. i wish the best to the lads trying to start legit clubs and i hope they can get it back to where it was…i will say i picture it an uphill battle with all these murderous fucks in their way… my hats off to you site for giving everyone a voice..i mean clubbers from the big 4,, 6,, 8,, how ever many there is.. but the rest of your site and the other sites.. and the newspaper tell the real story..

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  2. I’m just laughing my ass off… Seriously, what did you think would happen when you’re changing methods from weed to meth? Or heroin? That’s brilliant guys. Just put that gun to your head…
    You killed it and tried to cash in… I got no sympathy for you on this one. You fucked up. I’m the last one standing… they’re all dead now & I’m just old and crippled.

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  3. 45 years behind bars never thought about a club do not meet there bull shit some of the stupid shit these guys do are off the chart selling meth and heroin let em all go down who cared when they handled a little weed but you guys are out of control I will just keep rideing solo as long as my old shovel keeps on keeping on

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  4. This is more of a lowering of the IQ of the members, whats so hard about the math, i dont understand.

    You hang a patch on your back, ride a custom bike all around town. LEO sees you, they take note. Theyre not stupid. Leo knows who you are, They run your plate down (how many of you are to lazy to back your bikes in when parking? Theres a reason we do it.) Next you take your cuts off to do dirt but still ride that same custom. Or youre all inked up with club tatts. C’mon guys , this isnt rocket science but some of you think youre untouchable . For that I assure you, your sorrily wrong. Hanging a patch on your back today is putting a bullseye on yourself and no matter what you do , what youre wrapped in , you cant do dirt cause whether you realize it or not , understand if you get stopled LEO knows who you are, knows your associates and is gonna crawl into your bussiness with a microscope until they find something , because with no arrests and no prosecutions their dept and task force funding dries up..

    So stop helping LEO by doing dirt if your a club member. If you want to do dirt , quit the club and do it on your own. You cant do both…use your gray matter for christ sake….

    Snitches are a multiplying breed.

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  5. Will all I hot to say is if they all stand together you better hope you better have back up cause they will wreck your day and if your going to kill one of there people and there know Justus then they will come in not with none of them but some my family is so if you keep to your self mind or own business you be fine let the people that need to take care of thing do there job mot every one running there months and they can go to bars that kind of discriminating really leave the biker a lone less you see some thing that need to be stressed then talk to them don’t go around talk he said she said crap there people to

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  6. I have a great reason for making typos. My fucking hands and fingers don’t function properly. You idiots are a disgrace. I even try to remember to go back and check my comments for typos. Is it really that difficult? Or do you really not know how to spell?
    Fuck. I am having seizures every 5 to 10 minutes.
    What’s your fucking problem, uneducated fools!

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  7. Hey steph.. i think they maybe doing that shit to through dogs off their sent..or is it cent….antway i am not bad at builbing sentences.. and know a proverb from a noun… and .. animonapia… they just need spell correct and their phones wont sputter..click..wheeze..bang ..or ..is bitch anomonapia..lol

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  8. I believe that that there is some truth in what you say, my only problem with this article is though is that I believe it’s easy to say it’s your image to the public that causes 1%’ers problems. The media causes the problems in my opinion. Thre media doesn’t hold the LEO’S to the same standards that they hold 1%’s. There are dirty police in every police department. How much attention are those stories giving. Fact is over all year after year there a many more arrests of dirty police than there are of 1%’ers. Where is the public outrage over the fact that the RICO act doesn’t apply in those cases? The brutality dished out to those who happen to be on the wrong end of a dirty police officer who feels above the law, and in many cases are because of what little punishment if any the officer receives for falsifying police reports, charging a person with an assault against a police officer when in fact they beat the crap out of someone they stopped for whatever reason. That is just the tip of the iceberg of the crimes they commit daily with very little reprimand if any handed down to them by their superiors! Fact is more people fear contact with a bad policeman, than they do with a 1%’er. Thre chief of each police department is more likely to know that the officer in his department actually broke the law, than the president of an MC would know a member broke the law. It’s run much more like a good ole boy network than an MC is. I mean if the public really knew how dirty LEO actually are through out the US with very little being done about it, they would be outraged! Unfortunately it’s bigger news to talk about a “motorcycle gang” than the police, there is no such thing as a motorcycle gang by the way.

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  9. I believe that there is some truth in what you say, my only problem with this article is though is that I believe it’s easy to say it’s your image to the public that causes 1%’ers problems. The media causes the problems in my opinion. The media doesn’t hold the LEO’S to the same standards that they hold 1%’ers. There are dirty police in every police department. How much attention are those stories givien. Fact is over all year after year there a many more arrests of dirty police than there are of 1%’ers. Where is the public outrage over the fact that the RICO act doesn’t apply in those cases? The brutality dished out to those who happen to be on the wrong end of a dirty police officer who feels above the law, and in many cases are because of what little punishment if any the officer receives for falsifying police reports, charging a person with an assault against a police officer when in fact they beat the crap out of someone they stopped for whatever reason. That is just the tip of the iceberg of the crimes they commit daily with very little reprimand if any handed down to them by their superiors! Fact is more people fear contact with a bad policeman, than they do with a 1%’er. The chief of each police department is more likely to know that the officer in his department actually broke the law, than the president of an MC would know a member broke the law. It’s run much more like a good ole boy network than an MC is. I mean if the public really knew how dirty LEO actually are through out the US with very little being done about it they would be outraged!

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