The New York Times is reporting that Sonny Barger "died on Wednesday at his home outside Oakland, Calif. He was 83. His former lawyer and business manager, Fritz Clapp, said the cause was liver cancer."
Sadly I don't have a noble tribute for him like TBM does simply because I know the fraud behind Lenny the Pimp. It's tied to the Otis Garret case, a personal friend of Sonny Barger. Someone that Sonny Barger recognized on the Las Vegas Hells Angels website as a proud member of the Big House Crew after he was convicted of running a prostitution ring for the Hells Angles in San Fransisco and of ordering the murder of Margo Compton and her twin seven year old daughters.
I got the picture of Otis Garret from the West Vegas website. He was honoured on the site as a proud member of the Filthy Few Fellowship. That was when Sonny was the national president.
The Hells Angels and Prostitution:
The Hells Angels have a long history with prostitution. When I first started this blog over 10 years ago, I wrote about some graffiti I saw on a burned-out house near the Surrey House of horrors. The graffiti said Hells Angels pimp Whalley girls. When I wrote about that someone commented on the post and said I was writing about things that could get me killed. I was like what do you mean? Is it true or false?
I started to dig around on the Internet and made a webpage about what I found. I noted that the Hells Angels at the time owned brothels in Nevada and Amsterdam. They said it's legal there. My response was I never said it wasn't. All I said was that the Hells Angels are involved with prostitution. Nevada and Amsterdam are two examples. There are however, many more.
In Vancouver we have the Swedish Touch. In Kelowna they had the Garden of Eden. As I said in the Joshua Boden post, what consenting adults do behind closed doors in their business. The key words are consenting and adults. Kidnapping Margo Compton's daughters so she wouldn't leave the industry was low life. BC has a long history of prostitutes with drug debts ending up dead.
They killed Brandy Sarionder for simply starting a new Strip club on Granvile Street after they kicked her out of her own club. That was unaceptable.
The Rise and Fall of Sonny Barger
The fake news is quoting Hunter Thompon's poser piece on the Hells Angels. Instead they should be quoting
George Wethern's book. George Wethern was the former Vice-President of the Oakland Chapter which Sonny Barger founded.
In his book A Wayward Angel Wethern claims: "The Oakland Angels began issuing new charters and assisting chapters set up their own drug operations. The additions were designed to contribute to our image and business concerns, by providing a drug route link, manufacturing a drug, supplying chemicals, or distributing drugs in an untapped area." God damn the pusher.