Monday, August 3, 2015
The Kelowna Hells Angels
This blog has been running for over six years now. It started because of the Surrey Six. Two innocent bystanders were executed for simply being witnesses to that gang hit. The public outrage over that heartless crime continues to this day. Then it became all about Janice Shore, Ashley Machiskinic and Bob Roth. Addicts murdered for drug debts.
The drug related violence associated with crack cocaine and crystal meth is reminiscent of the US crack epidemic in the 1980's. I was personally involved with combating that epidemic in New York City and South Seattle. That is why I support the New York Model. I was there. I saw it. I was never a cop or a narc. I was just a concerned citizen who teamed up with other concerned citizens to take back their communities from the drug dealers.
Many concerned citizens from Kelowna started contacting me sending in tips and pictures. David Giles was one person many different people kept sending in pictures of. He was so popular in that world I started to refer to him as Skelator since he was so untouchable despite the fact that Neil Hall claimed he was implicated in the Western Wind bust. The fact that no charges were ever laid in that bust despite the fact that 1 and 1/2 tons of cocaine bound for the BC Hells Angels was seized is the perfect example of police corruption at it's worst.
As we all know David Giles has been charged again. This time he hasn't made bail. At the time of his bust, he was the vice president of the Kelowna Hells Angels. Before him, Lester Jones was convicted of drug trafficking. That shows a pattern. These weren't just two people who happened to be members of the club. These were two vice presidents of the club.
Since there was so many concerned citizens in Kelowna that were upset about what was happening in their community, I started a Kelowna Corner on my web site and launched a campaign which I referred to as the Kelowna Summer Jam. It was a play on words. It sounded like another music festival but it wasn't. It was a campaign to highlight crime in Kelowna based on a line in Young Jeezy's song Soul Survivor that said if you get jammed up, don't mention my name.
Ironically enough, the OMGU decided to do an undercover sting in Kelowna at that same time which resulted in David Giles' drug bust along with the bust of a huge stolen car, boat and motorcycle ring tied to the Hells Angels. The Kelwona Hells Angels were never actually charged as a group for that stolen car ring but they were clearly implicated in it. Johnny Newcome, the one that took the fall for revinning the stolen vehicles was a Hells Angels associate. Some of the stolen vehicles in that ring were later found in possession of the Calgary and Nanaimo Hells Angels.
To be honest, that was a big shock to me. I knew about the drug trafficking but stolen cars and motorcycles? Only rats steal cars. Somewhat ironic they call people rats for reporting car thieves to the police. In reality it is the other way around. During the Kelowna Summer Jam I put up posters around Kelowna and outside the Hells Angels clubhouse.
The purpose of the posters was to highlight three murders in which the Kelowna Hells Angels were implicated - Geoff Meisner, Dain Philips and Brittney Irving. I stated reporting a murder to the police is not being a rat, failing to do so is.
We all know that Robert Thomas and Norm Cox were convicted of murdering Dain Philips. They and a group of associates swarmed him and beat him to death with baseball bats and hammers. Dain had come to a meeting to help broker a deal because Norm Cox had punched his son in the head and threatened him over a high school beef. After Dain chased Norm Cox Norm came back with Robbert Thomas and a car load of associates to jump him.
Robert Thomas used the name of the Hells Angels in that assault. He raised his baseball bat to the air and said so you want to f with the Hells Angels? Dain raised his hands in surrender and said he just wanted to talk. Robert smashed Dain in the leg with the baseball bat and Dain didn't move. After Robert hit him in the head with the baseball bat and brought him to the ground all the others jumped in and beat him to death with hammers. It was senseless and brutal.
After they were arrested Robert Thomas and Norm Cox were assaulted several times in prison. They had lost favor with the club for getting them bad press. Geoff Meisner's body has never been recovered to this day. A year after his death his wife went to court to have him declared dead so she could sell some assets to feed their kids. Castanet got a hold of the court document and discovered his wife had admitted that Geoff was a Hells Angels associate when he disappeared. With friends like those, who needs enemies.
That leaves us with the murder of Britney Irving. Joey Verma was a Hells Angels associate that was convicted in her murder. He was with a Hells Angels puppet club called the Independent Soldiers. I attended parts of the trial. Shortly before she was murdered she ran a clone show that was busted. It wasn't a grow op per say. She would take trimmings, dip them in rooting compound and start new plants. Her clone show supplied grow ops with baby plants. People claimed she was murdered because she was a rat. That was a bold faced lie. That bust put her and her brother in a desperate financial situation. She did not rat our her own clone show.
She was desperate to pay back a debt and planned a large pot deal to help her come up with some cash. Joey Verma was involved with that deal and was convicted of killing her. Some said he ripped her off. That was nonsense. The profit margin in that deal was not enough for him to pay back any debt he owed. Ripping her off for that small amount of money made no sense since they were seeing each other and he was paying for her hotel after the bust so she'd have a place to live. He was however implicated in her murder and said he had to do it and that he didn't have a choice.
He tried to get another man to take the fall for him and said he can't go to jail because he's making too much money selling drugs. He then spoke with the lawyer and told the man he was off the hook and that Joey would have to take the fall himself. After he was arrested he was still selling drugs in prison. The judge was surprised at the volume of drugs. Joey wasn't a low level dealer like I had originally thought. He began recruiting for the Kingpin Crew while in prison and got a new tattoo that said VP as in Vice President. Someone had promised him that position in the club. Shortly after that the Kingpin crew were officially disbanded.
Although the Kelowna Hells Angels were never collectively charged in any of these crimes they were most certainly implicated in them. The police have since applied to the courts to seize the Kelowna Hells Angels clubhouse under proceeds of crime legislation. For our sakes, let's hope that case does not go in front of Justice Ronald Skolrood. He has admitted to being biased against the proceeds of crime legislation. God help us. We know the courts won't.