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They live on the edge with little regard for the law: a biking brotherhood ready to defend their reputation and way of life against any who challenge it. But their love of the bike would push many to a point of no return. Outlaw Empires: American Bikers, Discovery 2012
These patches they identify territories, they identify specific acts of valour. ibid.
Outlaws competed for new members. ibid.
‘Operation Black Rain started in 2005: we used informants – the goal was to get to the top.’ Gangsters: America’s Most Evil s2e4: Ruben Cavazos, rozzer, Reelz 2013
The decade’s long feud between the two California-based motorcycle gangs [Mongols v Hell’s Angels] had escalated in recent months ... The two motorcycle gangs went to war. ibid.
‘Taco really took the war to the Hell’s Angels.’ Gangsters: America's Most Evil: The Ultimate Outlaw: Harry Taco Bowman, expert
For seventeen years the leader of this pack was one Harry Bowman. They called him Taco. The FBI called him a gangster ... indicted for murder, attempted murder and violent racketeering acts. ibid.
Each indictment led to cooperation from another Outlaw. ibid.
They are an army of bikers. Highly organised. And sometimes extremely violent. But who are the Hell’s Angels? And how dangerous are they really? America’s Book of Secrets s2e12: Hell’s Angels, H2 2014
More than 300 outlaw motorcycle gangs operating in America ... 20,000 full patched members. No biker gang has been more feared than the Hell’s Angels’ Motorcycle Club. ibid.
‘They’re on every continent except Antarctica.’ ibid. Donald C Davis
Monterey, California: rape of two teenage girls ... The Lynch Report: ‘Hoodlum Activities’ ... got a lot of people worked up. Although the rape charges were dropped the The New York Times et al picked up on the accusations. ibid.
The Rolling Stones hired them to provide security ... in 1969 ... ‘Four Deaths Mar Concert’. ibid. newspaper article
The world’s largest and more powerful motorcycle club. ibid.
Cynthia Garcia grows up in Arizona in a big Mexican-American family. When she’s just a teenager Cynthia decides to strike out on her own. She moves to California and marries a man who promises her the world. Together they start a family. Killer Clans: Highway to Hell, ID 2014
Their clubhouse is just a few blocks from their home. ibid.
She has no idea the Angels are expecting more from her. ibid.
The party suddenly stops. The Bikers aren’t laughing any more. ibid.
The woman has been stabbed twenty-seven times, and almost completely decapitated. ibid.
‘No-one deserves to die like that. No-one.’ ibid. Angela Ruiz, daughter
The three decide to get rid of her for good. ibid.
ATF officers stormed Hell's Angel’s clubhouses across Arizona and gathered crucial evidence for many crimes. ibid.
A riot in a casino, a body found near a desert highway, drug busts, weapons, murder, mayhem: the world of the Hell’s Angels. Violence is the tool they use to hold power. Gangland s1e4: Behind Enemy Lines, History 2007
They call it TCB: Take Care of Business. ibid.
America’s biggest motorcycle club. ibid.
Rolling Stones: Hell’s Angels hired as security for the band began fighting with concert-goers. ibid.
Major distributor of methamphetamine. ibid.
In the 1960s some British youths had embraced a well-heeled fashion trend calling themselves Mods. They wore stylish Italian suits and drove Vespa scooters. Gangland s1e8: Hate Nation, History 2007
A massive bomb explodes in the centre of the city. A message from the vicious motor-cycle gang The Outlaws. Bikers driven by greed. Who will stop at nothing to protect their interests. The Drugs. The women. The brutality. We go deep inside the world of the Outlaws. Gangland s2e3: Biker Wars
Three goals: money, power and territory. ibid.
The Outlaws were waging all-out war on any club that supported the Angels. ibid.
God forgives; Outlaws don’t. ibid. slogan
When the trials were over, sixteen were found guilty. ibid.
Described as the most vicious outlaw biker gang in America. They are the Mongols. They will take on any challenger no matter what. Gangland s2e8: Mongol Nation
Formed as an Hispanic alternative to white motorcycle gangs like the Hell’s Angels, the Mongols established multi-million-dollar drug smuggling rings, competing with their rivals for a cut of the cocaine and methamphetamine trade. ibid.
When Cavazos started bringing Mafia connected gang members into the Mongols he created a web of tangled loyalties. ibid.
Ride together. Party together. And rebel against society. ibid.
They went to war over territory with the Angels ... The Hell’s Angels claimed all of California as their territory, and declared ownership of the State as their patch. ibid.
To be a Mongol requires following a strict military-like set of rules. ibid.
The gang also use a coded language. ibid.
The appeal of the gang shows no sign of abating. The Mongols it seems are here to say. ibid.
You might have seen them terrorising the road across the great state of Texas. Like everything else in Texas they’re bigger and badder. Gangland s3e6: Bandido Army
One of the largest motorcycle gangs – or OMGs – in the world. ibid.
The Bandidos made Meth as much a part of their gang as their motorcycles. ibid.
The Bandidos became a global criminal network. ibid.
Africa-Americans are not welcome. ibid.
The Sunshine State – home to beautiful weather, beautiful women and the Warlocks. They claim to be misunderstood. But they’ve earned their ruthless reputation. Living by the law of the open road. And paying the ultimate price. Gangland s3e9: Paid in Blood
There are about four hundred Warlock chapters worldwide, with chapters in the States, Germany and even Lincolnshire. All chapters have a local president and club-house. ibid.
The Warlocks pride themselves on being the hardest partying biker gang in the world. Like most, their drug of choice is Meth. ibid.
Martin [ATF special agent] had successfully infiltrated the gang. ibid.
They quickly clashed with the gang that would become their biggest enemy – the Outlaws. ibid.
The Warlocks wore their jackets like uniforms. ibid.
Just as the Warlocks should have been worried about intruders in their midst, the war with the Outlaws erupted. ibid.
The Warlocks are blatantly sexist. ibid.
New recruits must become probates. ibid.
The Warlocks now claim to operate within the law. ibid.
Pennsylvania: from its steel mills to its sports teams this is a working-class area where the people have been moulded by the harsh city streets and a puritan work ethic ... The City of Brotherly Love can be anything but. The criminal underbelly of Philly has always been evident. Gangland s4e2: Devil’s Fire
The Pagan’s [sic] are a 1% club. ibid.
The Hell’s Angels are the Pagan’s mortal enemy and the largest motorcycle gang in the world. ibid.
The Hellraiser’s Ball was open to the public. ibid.