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Saturday, July 31, 2010
Former Hells Angel gets one day for selling crack
Joseph Calendino, 44, pleaded guilty in November to one count of trafficking crack cocaine. He was sentenced to one day in jail with one day credit for time served. He walked.
He sold crack to an undercover officer near Surrey Central SkyTrain station April 2008. Point granted it was a small amount, but crack dealers only carry small amounts with them at a time so they don't get jail time. They have runners going back and forth with more. The point is he was a member of the Hells Angels and he got caught selling crack at Surrey Central.
Kinda like what I've been saying all along. Only I've been saying I saw Hells Angels enforce for the crack dealers at Surrey central. I didn't actually see any Hells Angels selling the crack. Yet here we have a conviction.
I'm not even going to talk about the freaky letter a police officer wrote to the court in his defense. Much. He brags about being a former member of the Hells Angels and having been a drug addict and talks to kids in school about the dangers of gangs and drugs. It sounds nice but I sure wouldn't want him talking to my kids.
"I can't say that I remember much from that time in my life," he said, breaking down in sobs. "I was an addict." Calendino, who left court with a smile on his face, declined to comment on the sentence. Was he crying when he and his Hells Angel pal assaulted a guy in a Kelowna casino?
Isn't that pathetic. Just like the two other Hells Angels associates who cried in court when charged with selling date rape drug.
I believe there should be mandatory minimum sentences for selling crack even if a small quantity. Not for using crack but for selling crack. If this guy was sincere, he could have served three months in prison.
Woman gunned down in Abbotsford
A 22 year old woman was gunned down on the side of the road in Abbotsford early Wednesday morning. The police believe the shooting was targeted and linked to the street-level drug trade.
“The community needs to be outraged by this, and young people have to begin to realize that this lifestyle is extremely dangerous, often leading to death. Certainly we can agree that nobody deserves this fate.” Cpl. Dale Carr
What outrages me, or what really confuses me is why the police will not confirm or deny rumors that her boyfriend was connected to the Red scorpions.
The Port Moody police department had no problems issuing public warnings about Dennis Karbovanec and the Bacon brothers. The Abbotsford police department has promised us a gang web site. Why would the police hush up the boyfriend's association? Just because it was a different department?
They admit the woman was known to the police but state the boyfriend was far more well known to the police having 50 interactions with the police in the past 5 years.
"When you have two people at a location, and one is alive and one is dead, you have to go in with a thought at least that maybe one person caught it and shouldn't have, and the other person was more the intended target," Abbotsford police department Const. Ian MacDonald said.
I don't understand why Cpl. Dale Carr of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is withholding information from the public. I sure hope he's not the one from IHIT that said everything was fine until they started cracking down on the Hells Angels. Whoever it was that said that from the IHIT is out to lunch and a security breach.
Who knows, maybe that was the one who had an affair with Karbovanec's ex girlfriend. After all, those guys trade girlfriends like hockey cards. She's the one who used to be with Jamie Bacon before she was with DK.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Pickton's appeal turned down
Well Robert Pickton lost his appeal but it still does leave unanswered questions. Pickton's appeal was based on the premise that the presiding judge erred when giving instructions to the jury. But the Crown said that even if the judge made a mistake, it wasn't serious enough to require a second trial.
The question rose with the instructions given to the jury. The judge said they could convict Pickton even if he hadn't acted alone but if he was an active participant. I agree with the decision. Pickton should not get another expensive trial. However, the whole issue of accomplices has not been dealt with.
His brother Dave was said to have been a Hells Angels associate and was convicted of sexual assault on the same farm prior to the murders.
Were the Hells Angels Robert Picton's accomplices? It looks like now, we will never know. The Hells Angels pig farm in Australia case was never resolved either.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Hells Angels Winnipeg clubhouse finally seized
A blog reader just posted this. Turns out the Hells Angels clubhouse in Winnipeg was just finally seized.
Can’t say I’m sorry to hear the news. Perhaps their endorsement of the Zig Zag crew and Famous Amos being caught on video cutting crack cocaine for the Hells Angels might have something to do with it.
No wonder the Surrey Shadow club wants to keep their association with Gus a secret. The Anarchy Bikers aren't so bright. They posted their affiliation in their charter.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Hells Angels smuggled drugs into US on jet ski
"Walters made statements to other co-conspirators that he was being paid $30,000 per load to smuggle drugs for the Hells Angels organized crime group in Canada," the Justice Department said.
Walters said he needed to kill the witnesses against him. When an inmate offered to help him he said that's OK because the Hells Angels knew where one of the witnesses was living.
All these guys get caught smuggling drugs for the Hells Angels, yet no charges are laid against the Hells Angels as an organization. That is absurd.
At the trial of contract killer Mickie (Phil) Smith the court was told one of his murders was done for the East Vancouver chapter of the Hells Angels. Smith killed Paul Percy Soluk at a crack house in Surrey and said a man he called Yurik helped him chop up and dispose of the body. Smith said "Yurik's not an Angel but he works with the Angels. I know he's done a lot of hits."
So here we have numerous cases of "individuals" selling drugs and committing murder for the Hells Angels and the Hells Angels are never charged for any of those crimes. Something is very wrong.
Monday, July 26, 2010
The Surrey Shadow Club Revisited
I already wrote a bit about the Surrey Shadow club after Kim Bolan reported on it. Yet it would appear the shadow club is bolder than ever with it's new huge sign and it's new spy camera. That sure looks like the same spy camera to Java's Palace in Langley.
The fact is the number of drug convictions against the Hells Angels is outrageous. The fact is the Hells Angels are aggressively creating puppet clubs all over the country that use and exploit the reputation of the Hells Angels like Brachus and the Zig Zag crew.
The Jesters and the Outcasts denied having anything to do with the Hells Angels even though evidence was found proving they did. The very location of the Surrey Shadow club is suspect and letting them thrive during a gang war is just plain wrong.
What's with that big ass faring anyways? What ever happened to riding against the wind? You might as well be riding a Goldwing or a car.
Anti Gang Legislation
Harper met with local victims of crime and held a press conference about his introduction of anti gang legislation February 2009. He used Eileen Mohan as a human shield and double dared the opposition to oppose it given the public outcry during the Vancouver gang war.
Although I am cynical of all the political parties exploiting our misfortune, something needs to be done. After the meeting Steve Brown expressed frustration with the enormity of the task stating it's hard to know where to begin. Yet at another rally he spoke very clearly on what needs to be done. Judicial reform.
Eileen Mohan is right. We need to change the legislation and introduce mandatory minimum sentences that will bind the judges. Steve Brown is also right. Judges in BC make judgements that differ from the rest of Canada on the same existing federal legislation. Minimum mandatory sentences for violent crime is one step, making our bad judges accountable is another.
We have anti criminal organization legislation in place. The judges in BC will not enforce it due to corruption or stupidity. Those are the only two possible motives we are left with. Ontario and Quebec have a huge list of drug convictions for the Hells Angels. That has become their primary business. In BC if someone is caught selling cocaine for the Hells Angels they get house arrest. In Ontario they do real time because they are selling it on behalf of a criminal organization.
As a result those provinces have successfully applied their anti criminal organization legislation to the Hells Angels and every time they commit a criminal offence. BC has failed to do this. Part of the problem is Peter Leask a defense attorney who helped pedophiles get off. He was appointed by Paul Martin's government.
Yet Peter Leask is not the only bad judge here. They all think they are above the law and untouchable. The BC judges have absolutely no public accountability. Perhaps following the US model and electing judges would be a solution. Right now there is no mechanism in place to fire a bad judge.
When the courts hear that a convicted murder was hired by the Hells Angels to commit murder and that he knows another murder who has been hired to commit many murders for the East Vancouver Hells Angels and the court does nothing to the East Vancouver Hells Angels as a criminal organization, then those judges should be replaced. That testimony is an automatic criminal organization legislation case.
Mandatory minimum sentences for violent crime yes. Not for pot. We don't have to legalize pot but we shouldn't impose mandatory minimum sentences for the possession of pot. Mandatory minimum sentences for swarming or other acts of violence as well as for selling hard drugs like crack, meth or date rape drug. We need to draw a line between pot and crack and we need to increase the consequences for selling those drugs not for being addicted to those drugs.
Minimum sentences for drive by shootings is important. Drive by shootings put the public at risk. Not all gang related murders should be first degree murder but any gang related murder that puts the public at risk or injures a member of the public clearly should be first degree murder. We need to follow the legislation and take the amendment so it will pass.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Remembering Chris Mohan
Ed Schellenberg and Chris Mohan were innocent victims killed in the crossfire of a gang execution known as the Surrey Six. It wasn't just a matter of being hit by a stray bullet. They stumbled into the scene and were executed as potential witnesses.
It was a shock to the community because of the heartless brutality showed to innocent bystanders. Some had said they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time but Steve Brown, Ed Schellenberg's brother in law said that was not true. They were where they were supposed to be.
Chris was at home. His home. He stepped out of his hallway to leave for a basketball game and he was shot dead. Ed was at work. He was installing gas fireplaces and was installing a fireplace at the home of the gang members who were being executed. Ed had no idea he was installing a fireplace for gang members and Chris had no idea he was living next to gang members.
As a result, Chris' mother, Eileen Mohan, made a public appeal for a website to identify known gang members so the public would know what dangers to avoid. I was at a memorial service at Beer Creek park where they released doves in their loved one's memory and she spoke publicly about her idea. Eileen was asking the police to make a gang web site. The Abbotsford police have recently said they plan to but we haven't seen it happen yet. I think most forces are worried about testing the legality of such a web site. When I heard Eileen speak I thought to myself, I could do that. She is the reason I made this web site and blog.
I didn't want to pretend to be connected to the family in any way and exploit their loss but things have quietened down about the shocking murder and I just want us to remember it. No doubt it will return to the public eye when the case comes to trial. Kim Bolan has done some pretty impressive coverage of the sad event. She was the one that named the Red Scorpions and did an inside interview with Anton Hooites-Meursing who had an epiphany in Rio and turned himself in to the police agreeing to testify against his co accused.
I was always of the thought that if it was Red Scorpions who were murdered in the hit like Kim claimed, that it was someone else who murdered them. Jamie Bacon has been charged in the murder as a result of Person X's testimony. It's hard for me to conceive of the thought that Jamie could be guilty and his other two brothers were not involved. It's a shame everyone involved can't be tried. The theory is that the Bacon brothers killed the old leadership of the Red Scorpions in a bid to take over the gang.
At the time the Red Scorpions were affiliated with the UN. After the murder, everything changed. The Red Scorpions under the Bacon Brother leadership became enemies of the UN and became affiliated with the Independent Soldiers and the Hells Angels.
One has to wonder why charges have never been laid in the second most brutal gang execution in Surrey where a mother was gunned down in her car with her young son in the back seat. She was affiliated with the UN and the Red Scorpion who owned the suite that was attacked in the Surrey Six and later gunned down in the Guildford parking lot.
After listening to Eileen speak about the loss of her son, it was clear she was deeply grieved. Chris was a really good kid. On May 31 2008 Chris' family held a Memorial Mass for him on what would have been his birthday at the grave site in which many MP's attended.
February 3rd 2008 was the Public Safety Rally at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. February 22 2009 Eileen Mohan and Steve Brown both spoke at the Rally Against Gang violence along side the Surrey Mayor and various other political leaders. Right after that rally Stephen Harper used Eileen as a human shield to introduce anti gang legislation. We are still waiting to see if Harper will take the amendment to get the bill passed.
Both families have launched an annual golf tournament in their loved one's memory and in 2009 Eileen Mohan was named Leader of the Year in Surrey.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
The Spirit of East Van
I will note in the video of the police officer shoving the disabled woman to the ground, we saw a passerby quickly come to her aid and help her up. We used to hear a lot that East Van protects their own. In some ways that is true, in other ways it is false.
I remember sitting at the traffic light at Main and Hastings not long ago. An older male on a scooter was crossing at the light on the cross walk. As he was coming back onto the sidewalk his scooter tipped over. Instantly several people came to his aid to help him back up again. That was refreshing to see.
In other areas of town where videotaping beating homeless became trendy like on the Granville bar strip, East Van always boasted that the homeless were safe in East Van. To some extent yes, in other ways no.
I remember reading about how the police used movie make up artists to go undercover and pose as an elderly man in East Van. Then they videotaped young thugs robbing him. Obviously those young thugs were not taking care of their own.
I remember taking a group of teenagers into East Van handing out food, jackets and gloves during winter in blood alley. The kids were shocked. When they first approached the homeless, the homeless would cringe and ask them not to hurt them. When they said they were there to give them some food or jackets the homeless were very surprised and grateful. This simply shows that the homeless in East Van are used to getting beat up which is tragic.
There is no doubt much of the crime committed by prolific offenders in East Van is to pay for drug addictions. When someone in a big house overlooking the lake in Kelowna profits from the sale of crack in East Van, they are ultimately responsible for the crime and violence addicts commit to pay for those drugs.
East Van has always been a place of addiction. Back in the day the cheap high was aftershave. If you didn’t have brain damage before drinking aftershave, you certainly did after. Yet the number of homeless has skyrocketed. Cuts to social programs and housing have been criminal. We can’t close Riverview, throw all the mentally challenged on the street then walk away and say it’s not my problem. It is our problem.
From my observations, a crack addict is far more violent and invasive than a heroine addict. Handing out free crack pipes and turning safe injection sites into safe inhalation sites is absolutely insane and clearly socially irresponsible. We might as well send those tax dollars directly to the Hells Angels in the form of a cash donation. It would save a lot of misery. Yet I’m not suggesting we do that.
If we got all the crack and meth off the streets in East Van and just didn’t make a big deal about the pot, we would see an instant transformation in the violence and health of that community.
Have you ever noticed the stain glass at the Carnegie Centre on the East Hastings side? I don't know how many times I've walked past it and never noticed it. All I saw was all the crack dealers and their enforcers standing out side. It's easy to miss but worth seeing. The beauty in that location is surprising. Now all we need to do it get rid of all the crack dealers standing outside.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Vancouver police push disabled woman
Well this is the video everyone's talking about. It was all over the news. I'm not going to try and rationalize what happened, just put it in perspective.
First, I don't think the woman swore at or was rude to the officers. Although there is no sound in the video, the body language says otherwise. Nor do I believe it looked like she was reaching for his gun. I think those claims are dishonest.
I will say that I think the police should definitely walk the beat in East Vancouver. Walking the beat in any high crime area is important and few forces do it. The RCMP tried it at Surrey Central but that was short lived.
I don't understand why they walk in threes. The RCMP did the same thing at Surrey Central. Two groups of two separated by some distance is far safer and covers a much larger area. Three tend to take up the whole sidewalk which is the case in the East Van video.
The street was busy, three large men take up the whole sidewalk. The woman with cerebral palsy limps when she walks. She was trying to walk past the police officers, was confused which direction to go and was pushed to the ground. Yes it's sad and disappointing. I think walking in pairs instead of threes would help.
Walking the beat for a police officer is not an easy thing. It is a daily challenge. The name calling and animosity are prevalent. Having a crack addict or someone with Aids bump into you with open sores and scabs is not a nice thing. Having anyone bump into you is unsafe as it could lead to be shanked in the back or simply poked with a dirty needle. The police need to establish a safe distance around them.
That does not include pushing disabled women to the ground. Although there are a lot of addicts in East Van, there are also a lot of disabled. If we spent more time getting rid of the crack dealers there would be a lot less social problems to clean up and sift through.
I will note that one media outlet claimed the police officer who pushed the disabled woman to the ground had only been with the force for one year. Clearly that is not the attitude needed to police anywhere not to mention East Van.
I've been thinking about this story and it's hard to get out of my mind. The fact that the other two officers did nothing speaks volumes. The fact that the VPD have this guy still walking the beat in East Van speaks volumes as does the other incident where two police officers beat the tar out of a guy in a domestic dispute call but got the wrong door and beat up the wrong guy.
Making a mistake and getting the wrong guy was bad enough but giving someone the boots and caving in his eye is really shameful. I remember arguing with an extremist about police brutality and he cited Pivot's submission on police brutality so I had a look. I thought to myself it was likely going to be filled with crackheads taking sh*t.
To my surprise, the first witness in the affidavit was that of an under cover RCMP officer. I thought to myself, well that has a bit more credibility than I originally thought. What happened in that instance was an under cover RCMP officer was in East Van. The police shouted at him as he was jay walking and being under cover, he gave them the finger. That's when the officers beat the tar out of him.
There clearly does seem to be a problem with arrogance and bullying within the VPD in East Van. Point granted they have to put up with a lot but do they really. I mean do they put up with it or do they take the bully approach and just don't take anything from anyone.
Pushing a disabled woman to the ground or beating up a crack addict really does nothing to earn respect in the neighborhood. It just perpetuates bitterness and abuse. Why don't they turn that anger onto the drug dealers? Yes it must be insanely frustrating to have to deal with insite and idiots who claim that free drugs is good science and heath care.
That is absolute nonsense and is a good part of the reason our city is going down the toilet fast. The free drugs experiment has failed miserably. The anti prohibitionists are just a vocal group of spoilt brats that throw temper tantrums demanding more and more. Those are the ones that should get their asses kicked. Not the addicts themselves. Those that profit from their exploitation.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Berlin Bandidos bend over for the Hells Angels
76 Bandidos bikers in Berlin are said to be joining the Hells Angels, Danish bikers have done the same. Well that certainly opens Pandora's box.
Someone had said to me that the Bandido massacre in Ontario was over the Bandidos joining the Hells Angels in Canada and I said no way. They'd have to kill all the Bandidos first. Apparently not.
It's not entirely surprising the Berlin Bandidos joined the burning ring of fire since they are likely predominately white. It's the Hispanic influence the white supremacists have a problem with. Thus their "No Tacos" comment on a skull placed outside the offices of a local newspaper office in Hamburg.
It's all about bowing down, bending over and paying dues to the Hells Angels. Some groups say no way, other when asked to bend over quickly reply how far. Take the Zig Zag crew and their burning ring of fire. They each pay $150.00 a month individual dues and a monthly gang fee of $1000.00 directly to the Hells Angels. That of course doesn't include a percentage of drug profits.
Lennoxville Massacre: In March 1985 the Hells Angels chapter in Lennoxville, about 90 miles east of Montreal, invited members of the Laval chapter for a party. When the Hells Angels from Laval arrived at the party, they were ambushed and shot in the head by Hells Angels from Lennoxville. One source claims they thought the Laval chapter was squandering drug profits by consuming too much of the product themselves.
Death Riders: After the president of the death riders was shot in a Laval bar the Death Riders became affiliated with the Hells Angels. Hours after Huneault's funeral, Death Riders Mario Martin and André Richard were seen meeting with Hells Angels Maurice "Mom" Boucher and Normand "Biff" Hamel. Boucher and Hamel received their colours after the incident and Huneault's murder allowed the Hells to completely take over drug trafficking in Laval and the lower Laurentians area.
The Hells Angels have a history of betrayal and murder to get what they want. Their possible involvement in the Bandido massacre comes as no real surprise. Either way, they sure benefited from the murders.
Interesting to note that Wayne Kellestine, the one who owns the farm where the Bandidos were massacred on and convicted of being the driving force behind the murders was a white supremacist.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tiny Mac's Fetish
Well it seems as though Tiny Mac has a fetish for young boys too just like Sean Wolf and Dale Donovan.
I'm not saying he leans both ways. Much. I just think it's kidna weird cause he sure isn't the boy scout leader type being a founding member of the Winnipeg Hells Angels tied to the zig zag crew who were caught on video cutting crack cocaine.
That ugly fish covering his deadhead tattoos sure seems fake cause he still sports support your red and white Winnipeg wallpaper on his myspace.
Still showing off support for the Zig Zag crew too.
Which leaves one to speculate about the guns and bandannas. I just think recruiting young boys to use and sell drugs then getting them to cut of someone’s finger for a $170.00 drug debt is criminal.
Yet it's hard to conceive this guy is a hardened criminal. Especially in that G-Unit gear. In these two photos he just looks like an idiot.
Banning Loud Pipes
Someone posted a thread in the Kelowna Castanet discussion forum a while ago complaining about extra loud exhaust pipes on motorcycles. Seemingly it has become quite a problem there like everywhere else. Well the Vancouver Province recently ran a similar editorial entitled "It's time to silence a summer scourge."
Along with the editorial, the Province ran a cartoon of a biker blasting loud pipes with the caption of him yelling f off to everyone around him. That cartoon pretty much says it all. Loud pipes have nothing to with saving lives and everything to do with being obnoxious.
One person claiming to be female wrote in with the standard victim excuse: Loud pipes save lives. Unfortunately that argument is no longer believable. Yes there are bad drivers on the road but the bad drivers aren't limited to drivers of cars. There are bad drivers of motorcycles too. Motorcycles weaving in and out of traffic even between cars on the freeway. That is bad driving and sets a bad image for others who ride motorcycles.
Driving fast along the shoulder of the road passing cars is another example. What if a car decides to make a right hand turn when that motorcycle is speeding past them on the right? It wouldn't be the bad driver's fault for not seeing that motorcycle because that motorcycle isn't where they are supposed to be.
Another person wrote in arguing in support of loud pipes comparing it to playing loud music claiming you can't ban everything that's fun. That person revealed the truth. It's not about saving lives it's about being obnoxious and having fun in so doing. It is similar to playing loud music at night oblivious to neighbours. That is rude. People who do that are as*holes.
Another reader said the police should target loud cars as well as not instead of loud motorcycles. Indeed they should. Gunning down a side road late at night in a residential area with loud exhausts is just plain offensive whether it be in a car or a motorcycle.
In some residential areas you already see signs telling large trucks not to use their engine brakes in that residential area because doing that creates excessive noise. It's not a matter of singling out motorcycles, it's a matter of singling out excessive noise.
The fact that so many of these guys rush to excuse the noise is proof that it needs to be legislated. It's no different than the guy who argues it's his charter right to crank loud and offensive music anytime and anywhere they want.
We need province wide legislation like the legislation about paying for your gas before you fill it after that gas station attended was run over by someone stealing gas. Not everyone steals gas but enough people do to make the legislation necessary.
Monday, July 19, 2010
The French word for Dweeb
I am told that Tannant is the French word for Dweeb. I'm not very good with French myself but I do respect the French's passion for life. Tell me, since the Hells Angels are considered a criminal organization in Quebec and many of them not in prison are hiding on the lamb, would this picture not demonstrate a criminal association of sorts:
We all know that 81 is a reference to the Hells Angels. It is used in the Anarchy Bikers Charter. "support patches! we only support the 81. a supprt patch must be given to you by an 81 member or by one of your officers!" Since the Hells Angels are a criminal organization in Quebec, and since the Anarchy Bikers clearly demonstrate a support for and a charter affiliation with that criminal organization, Does that not mean their ASSets can also be seized under the criminal organization legislation? Please advise.
In fact, if there ever was a court application concerning copyright on any of these images could not a counter application then be filed entering the images and charter as evidence in a court of law proving their association with a criminal organization so their Assets could be seized? Indeed a counter claim has the same merit as an application. Don't ya just love a society that has laws to govern it?
"Code of ethics Anarchy?" Now that is an oxymoron! "All officers are responcible to make sure all members follow the rules." Rules? What rules? "Code of conduct for members?" What code of conduct? "Mandatory?" "ZERO TOLERENCE?" Who is gonna enforce the rules with zero tolerance if "The 'A' on fire represents a social state in which there is no governing person or group of people, but each individual has absolute liberty (without the implication of disorder)."
How can you not have the implication of disorder without a government, rules or laws? Oh you mean your laws not their laws. What then makes you different from them? Rules are rules and anarchy says no rules so in your society, where is your copyright protection?
At least your English is better than my French but it still needs help. So if Tannant is French for Dweeb, then Anarchy Bikers is clearly an oxymoron. Would that not then make it's few members morons? Please advise.
Hell Angels and Theft
The Robert Thomas case was another eye opener for me. He's a Hells Angel with a long history of theft and break and enter. I never really envisioned the Hells Angels to be petty thieves before. We know that Maurice Boucher was convicted of armed rape right before he joined the Hells Angels but low life thieves? Who would have thought.
One former member of the Spokane chapter, Rodney Lee Rollness, was convicted of murder, racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering and several other crimes, including trafficking in stolen motorcycles.
In fact the president of that chapter, Richard “Smilin’ Rick” Fabel, was convicted of of federal racketeering and conspiracy charges. U.S. District Court Judge said Fabel controlled a criminal enterprise based in Spokane “that preyed on vulnerable people.”
Assistant U.S. Attorney said Fabel was a master of “taking what he wanted from whoever he wanted and having his gang of thugs to get away with it,” Lang said.
Shane Kirton, a 39-year-old member of the Hells Angels allegedly ran a stolen-goods fence ring out of an Assiniboia home, dealing in everything from outdoor gas barbeques and fishing rods to decorative sidewalk lights, police said Thursday.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
More Photos of Davie Giles
Here's a picture of David Giles and Willie Nelson.
What on earth did they slip into Davie's drink?
He's seems to be acting a little strange to say the least.
OK he's off the hook. Someone please help him.
It's kind of sad to see him like this. This must be a more recent one of him in the extended care facility.
This is one of him hitting on one of the nurses. At least he's going out happy. You can hear Skeletor and Willy on Jack FM.
Friday, July 16, 2010
8 alleged Hells Angels were arrested in eastern Ontario. Blaine Doner got seven years for selling cocaine for the Hells Angels in Ottawa while Craig Haines got 10 years. That's a lot more than a few months of house arrest. No wonder we have a problem in BC. The federal laws are not enforced the same here as they are in other provinces.
The key point in those cases is the fact that it was a violent bid to take over the drug trade in Brockville. In 2007, police discovered the Ottawa-based chapter of the biker gang was trying to take over the cocaine trade in Brockville, Gananoque and Prescott. As well as Leeds and Grenville. Let's not forget Niagara.
Police launched Project Beckenham, a 30-month investigation by the OPP Biker Enforcement Unit resulting in eight arrests and seizures of cash, drugs and weapons.
The ring was allegedly run by full-patch Nomad member Mario Sincennes and Haines, who was described during court proceedings as being a gang “hang around.”
Hells Angels involved in N.L. drug trade, police say
This is an old story but it comes to mind with the recent news of another drug bust in Newfoundland. Police in St. John's said Friday that as many as 10 of the 14 people arrested in drug raids on Thursday are associated with the Hells Angels biker gang, which is heavily involved in the illegal drug trade in Newfoundland and Labrador. Seemingly it's connected to Quebec and BC.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Did Brittney Irving deserve to die?
Well things have got quiet all of a sudden. What's the matter - didn't the public realize the similarities between Jody Elliott's murder in Kelowna and Percy Soluk's murder in Surrey? Does the graphic details of those murders surprise you? Does the involvement of the Hells Angels surprise you? It certainly does open Pandora's box. If the Hells Angels are responsible for one gory murder, or more, how many more unsolved murders are they responsible for?
Indeed, a pattern has been established. The pattern I see is that someone claims someone found dead or missing somehow deserved to die. That is absurd and offensive. Let's take Percy's murder for example. "They" claimed he was robbing grow ops and deserved to die. That statement leaves us with two more questions - was he really robbing grow ops and did he really deserve to die, in that manner.
Juel Stanton is an East Vancouver Hells Angel accused of robbing grow ops in Surrey and taking them over for the Hells Angels. Stanton and two others were also accused of beating a man who was accused of robbing a grow op. Stranton was found not guilty but his co accused was found guilty of assault and theft. Wait a minute... they accused the guy of ripping them off and they get charged with theft. Kind of like East Vancouver/ Kelowna Hells Angel Robert Thomas. He has a long rap sheet of theft and B&E. He's the two bit thief. Does he deserve to die?
Reports have come in that Brittney sold pot not crack or meth. I still say there is a profound difference between selling pot and selling crack or meth. And when someone says they caught someone ripping off a Hells Angels grow op, I cry Bullsh*t.
In this case they aren't claiming Brittney ripped off the pot they claim Joey ripped off a huge shipment of pot AND killed her. Yet him acting alone fails the test of believability.
Joey has been a Hells Angels associate for years. We was walking around town without a care in the world after Brittney was found murdered. If he stole a large shipment of pot from the Hells Angels, where would he sell it and would he not be concerned about his safety? Killing someone who sold pot for the Hells Angels is a dangerous thing to do. Killing someone who owed money to the Hells Angels is not.
Did a crack addict deserve to have his fingers cut off for a $170.00 drug debt to the Hells Angels?
Which brings us to Geoff Meisner. Did Geoff deserve to die? It has been claimed that Geoff's wife Tammy knew Brittney. Someone claimed he stole a large shipment of pot from the Hells Angels and that's why he is missing. That doesn't make sense. Why would he steal a large shipment of pot from the Hells Angels? How would he sell it? How would he get away with it? Wouldn't he be worried about his wife and kids? The pattern of deception is someone goes missing or ends up dead and someone else claims they somehow deserved it.
Did the women murdered on the Pickton farm deserve it because they were crack hos? Who turned them into addicts and profited from the sale of drugs they used? We can rationalize anything if we really want to. Gang raping and mutilating crack hos is not tough or hard core. It is deranged.
What did Eric Sandberg mean when he said "They" were ready to wipe out all the competition in Surrey? Like I said, I think the Hells Angels have been directly involved in the Vancouver gang war all along and I find it obscenely offensive to hear a police officer not to mention a member of the HIT claim that things were fine until we started to crack down on the Hells Angels. That's when all the smaller gangs got violent.
No, that's when the Hells Angels got violent taking over all the smaller gangs. The pattern has been revealed.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Jody Elliot's Contracted Murder
Jody Elliott's remains were found in a wooded area on Kelowna's Westside back in 2005. Witnesses said that word on the street was his murder was designed to send a message to Kelowna's drug culture.
"I think he was getting into other people's playground," says George suggesting Elliott was dealing drugs on someone else's turf. They said Elliott was a low level drug dealer who would often rip-off his clients.
Those are two very different accusations. Personally I think one is true and the other is false. I do believe he was selling drugs on someone else's turf. I don't believe he was ripping off clients.
Court heard that there was a contract out on Elliott’s life, in retaliation for ripping off rival drug dealers. The hit was apparently authorized by "the big boys," but Nadon gave no further details on who "the big boys" were. Their contact, referred to in court as "the guy," was never charged due to lack of evidence.
The court was told the contract on Elliott’s life was in retaliation for ripping off rival drug dealers not clients. What does ripping off rival drug dealers really mean? One doesn't do business with rival drug dealers. One does business in competition with rival drug dealers. Ripping off a rival drug dealers simply means doing business on someone else's turf.
So the big boys put a contract out on Jody Elliot's life. Does anyone not know who the big boys are that they are referring to? A shovel and an X-acto knife were employed to remove the victim’s head, hands and ear.
A police officer acting on a tip intercepted the trio as they headed back to Kelowna on Bear Creek Main Road in a car that contained Elliott’s body parts. Back at the Kelowna RCMP detachment, an officer discovered Elliott’s ear in Fralic’s pants pocket.
This case has a familiar ring to it. It sounds similar to a murder in Surrey where the body was dismembered by someone on contract for the Hells Angels.
At the trial of contract killer Mickie (Phil) Smith the court was told one of his murders was done for the East Vancouver chapter of the Hells Angels. Smith killed Paul Percy Soluk at a crack house in Surrey and said a man he called Yurik helped him chop up and dispose of the body. Smith said "Yurik's not an Angel but he works with the Angels. I know he's done a lot of hits."
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Robert Thomas is a Hells Angel in Kelowna. According to a media document he owns two properties in Kelowna despite sporting the Vancouver Hells Angels T-shirt when he was staring down the media during the Kelowna clubhouse raid in the summer of 2005.
Unlike Davie he seems to be able to control his drool but he does need more time on the StairMaster than Davie does. Not bad for a geriatric stud muffin. Is there something appealing about saggy arms and saggy bellies because I'm not seeing it.
In 2006 Bobby Thomas plead guilty to possessing a firearm in breach of his probation and as a result he has a lifetime firearm ban. He has convictions for break and enter and theft. The guy is just a low life thief. Now he has been charged in another murder.
He has previous convictions; 1981, a break and enter and theft for which he received nine months; 1982, Sarnia, Ontario -- the other one was in Guelph, this one was in Sarnia, B and E, theft, nine months; 1984, Windsor, possession of stolen property, $75 and probation; 1985, possession of a narcotic for which he got an absolute discharge; 1985, B and E, six months, that was in Sarnia; and his last one in Ontario was in 1985, he got a possession of stolen property in Windsor for which he got five months and some concurrent time.
His next conviction was 1991, failing to or refusing to provide a breath sample, $500 fine; 1995, an assault, a suspended sentence and probation for one year; and 2004, assault causing bodily harm and assault under the common assault sections for which he received a total of $1,500 in fines and a mandatory weapons prohibition under Section 109.
Another interesting character is Robert Daniel Thompson from the states who is another Hells Angel. He was convicted in 1987 for kidnapping a woman and served seven years in prison. As a result, he is listed as a convicted sex offender on the state's Megan's Law Web site.
He was charged and tried twice in the murder of two young girls aged 12 and 15 long after the fact. The first trial resulted in a hung jury. In the second trial the jury found him not guilty. This whole concept of raping or murdering young girls makes me think of two other cases.
Otis Garret was finally convicted of ordering the hit on the mother who testified against him when he was convicted of running a San Francisco prostitution ring for the Hells Angels. They murdered the mothers twin seven year old daughters at the same time to send the world a clear message as to what the Hells Angels really are.
The other case that comes to mind is that really old one that made the front page of the local news when Hells Angels were acquitted of raping two teenage girls a sheriff saw came running out of their midst naked and crying. That certainly isn't a t-shirt I'd be proud to support. In fact Robert Thompson was shot outside a bar in California after the acquittal.
Friday, July 9, 2010
New Kelowna HA Support Gear
Hey I hear Davie Giles and a few friends were parading around Kelowna in their own little pride parade. Word is they're selling these new support shirts to raise money for their next key.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Soak up the Sun
Well summer is here and life is good. Time to soak up the sun. Notwithstanding the difficulties and the frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
From the mountains and streams to the oceans and lakes, BC is still a beautiful place. The gang war has affected us. Organized crime spreads it's grip on our province like an octopus spreads it's tentacles. As soon as one puppet club is cut off another one springs up to take it's place.
Yet times are changing. Some may live in fear but they are no longer living in ignorance. We are starting to see who the real puppet master is for what they really are. As a result society is getting fed up and starting to speak out. Anonymously perhaps but people realize that ratting out a rat isn't being a rat at all. Burring your head in the sand and looking the other way is.
Too many people are dying and going missing. If we fought wars in trenches on foreign soil to protect someone else's freedom, how much more so are we willing to fight to protect our own home.
Nevertheless, everything has it's time and place. Kelowna is a beautiful place. So is Vancouver. Let's get outside and soak up the sun.
Where is the love?
Woman no cry.
And for the wanna bees out there just live your life:
Seems as though you lost sight
Of what's important when depositin'
Them checks into your bank account
And you grow up in poverty
Your values is a disarray prioritizin' horribly
Unhappy with the riches 'cause you're piss poor morally
Ignorin' all prior advice and forewarnin'
And we mighty full of ourselves
All of a sudden, aren't we?
Gimli and the Kelowna Throttlelockers
Well here's a switch. The Huckleberry Hillbillies from 100 Mile House are expanding into Kelowna. That's Devolution for ya. Looks like they have Gimli, the dwarf from Lord of the Rings to lead the way for them.
Gimli, also known as Scotty from Primal Instinct Tattoo in Kelowna won 1st for Best Old Style and 2nd for Best Vintage at Slack Alice's Show'n Shine in 2006.
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