Who cares what they are charged with – just get them to court!

NPR, Newsweek, and WaPo, among others, have focused lately on why or whether recent domestic terrorist-like activity can be charged as such. Here’s my question: Who cares? If the perpetrators committed a crime (or a tort), then the courts can sufficiently deal with that, but the question needs to be “when and where are they …

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Many are called — few are chosen – OMGs dealing drugs

In a recent article, the News-Star reported outlaw bikers were distributing a variety of drugs, including crack cocaine, pain pills, and high grade marijuana, in the area of the University of Louisiana Monroe. Those drugs were seized, along with seven firearms, including two that had been reported stolen. A total of nine motorcycles were seized …

The Devils Diciples went down to Idaho — OMGs shoot up cars and a building

In recent articles, both KTVB and KIVI reported a shooting in downtown Nampa, Idaho during which “multiple people fired multiple rounds”.  The shootout appeared to be between people in the Devils Diciples (sic) motorcycle gang and another group. The Devils Diciples Motorcycle Club (DDMC) are allies of the Hells Angels MC, and both are known by …

Questioning the most violent gang in Texas

In a recent article, KSAT (Click2Houston) reported on a Texas Safety Department report identifying four gangs that were considered the biggest threats in Texas: Tango Blast, Latin Kings, Texas Mexican Mafia and MS-13. The report also included a detailed concern about the potential for future gang-related targeting of officers in Texas. The likelihood of gangs …

Jesse and Frank James

The James Brothers, Jesse and Frank, were Civil War soldiers who became well known gang members. They were from western Missouri, and served much of their military time in the state. They were Confederate guerrillas, also known as bushwhackers. The bushwhackers typically hid in the woods and fought Union patrols, often by ambushing them or using hit-and-run …