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Shootout Between Rival Biker Gangs Kills 3

3 bikers arrested in violence at annual biker rally in Red River, New Mexico

(Newser) - A New Mexico motorcycle rally turned violent Saturday when rival outlaw biker gangs got into a shootout that left three men dead and five others injured in the resort town of Red River. Police say the Bandidos and the Water Dogs were the gangs involved and that two members of...

Waco Biker Brawl: 9 Dead, 177 Charged, 0 Convictions, 1 Very Good Defense Team

It's fair to say justice was served, just not for any of the victims

(Newser) - The war between the Cossacks and Bandidos began with a disagreement over the right to wear a “Texas rocker” vest patch, and the 2015 climax outside a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco had everything: fists, chains, brass knuckles, clubs, knives, and copious gunfire. Nine bikers died (some by police...

30 Bikers Line Up at Girl's Lemonade Stand

The Milwaukee Iron motorcycle group wanted to say thank you

(Newser) - Bikers, pull over for lemonade? Thirty of them did last weekend as a thank you to someone who cared, ABC News reports. "I had no idea how many there would be and they were so generous," said Daryn Sturch after the Milwaukee Iron motorcycle group arrived Sunday at...

This Country Is First to Completely Ban Hells Angels

Netherlands prosecutors have been trying for more than a decade to get rid of the biker gang

(Newser) - You probably won't see as many Harleys cruising around Holland anymore. The BBC reports that a court in the city of Utrecht has banned all Hells Angels, not just its local chapters, declaring in its Wednesday ruling that the violence brought about by the bikers "is often so...

Biker Gang President Gets Life Plus 10 Years

Jeffrey Pike ordered Bandidos to wage war on Cossacks

(Newser) - The national president of the notorious Bandidos biker gang was sentenced Wednesday to life plus 10 years in prison for directing a violent racketeering and drug trafficking enterprise. Jeffrey Faye Pike of Conroe, Texas, was sentenced in federal court in San Antonio. The 63-year-old leader of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle...

One Dead, Many Hurt in Motorcycle Rally Violence

Multiple shootings, stabbing reported at Denver Coliseum

(Newser) - At least one person is dead following an outbreak of violence that involved multiple shootings Saturday afternoon at the Colorado Motorcycle Expo, the Denver Post reports. Multiple people were shot and at least one person was stabbed outside the Denver Coliseum around 1pm local time, according to 9News . A witness...

106 Indicted in Waco Biker Bloodbath

Grand jury has 80 more cases to consider

(Newser) - A grand jury in McLennan County, Texas, was asked to consider charges against 106 bikers arrested after the shootout in Waco that killed nine people in May—and it returned with 106 indictments. The busloads of bikers are charged with "engaging in organized criminal activity," but there are...

Surveillance Video Shows Biker Bloodbath in Waco

Bikers are seen firing guns, attempting to revive friends

(Newser) - Five months after nine people were killed and 18 were injured in a shootout between rival biker gangs and police in Waco, Texas, leaked surveillance video released by CNN —and previously described by the AP—shows the chaos at the scene. Members of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club are seen...

3 Weeks After Shootout, Bikers Rally in Waco

Prosecutor: Video shows bikers executing each other

(Newser) - Three weeks after a shootout left nine bikers dead and 177 behind bars, hundreds of bikers rallied in Waco, Texas, yesterday to support the 102 still being detained. Around 500 bikers, some of them holding signs like "No More Massacres in Waco" and "Biker Lives Matter," rode...

US Has 300 Outlaw Biker Gangs
 US Has 300 Outlaw Biker Gangs 

US Has 300 Outlaw Biker Gangs

'These guys have never gone away'

(Newser) - Outlaw motorcycle gangs are in the spotlight after Sunday's slaughter in Waco , though law enforcement officials say they've been thriving for many years out of the public eye. "These guys have never gone away. I'm shocked that people are shocked that this happened," the ATF'...

Behind Waco Bloodbath: a Piece of Cloth

Bandidos-Cossacks rivalry goes back to '60s

(Newser) - The Waco shootout that left nine men dead, 18 injured, and 170 behind bars had its roots in a decades-long rivalry and a dispute over a small piece of cloth, insiders say. The Bandidos and the Cossacks have been rivals since both gangs were formed in Texas in the '...

Cops: 170 Bikers Could Face Capital Murder Charges

Bail set at $1 million each after Waco shootout

(Newser) - The McLennan County Jail is full of bikers after Sunday's gang shootout in Waco, and they're likely to be there for a while: Bail has been set at $1 million each for around 170 people arrested and charged with engaging in organized crime , reports the Dallas Morning News...

Waco Cops: 192 Detained in Biker Bloodbath

Twin Peaks restaurant to blame, Waco police say

(Newser) - Nearly 200 people have been detained after a biker-gang shootout left nine people dead yesterday in Waco, Texas—but police spokesman Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton tells the Waco Tribune-Herald there's still "plenty of room in our jail" for gang members who travel to the city seeking payback. The...

9 Dead in Biker-Gang Shootout
 9 Dead in Biker-Gang Shootout 

9 Dead in Biker-Gang Shootout

Motorcycle gangs turn restaurant into 'shooting gallery'

(Newser) - A motorcycle-gang shootout in Waco, Texas, left nine people dead and 17 injured today when gangs opened fire in a restaurant and its parking lot, KWTX reports. Cops and sheriff's deputies surrounded the Twin Peaks Restaurant this afternoon after reports of shots fired, and were securing the parking lot...

ISIS' New Foe: Dutch Biker Gang?
ISIS' New Foe:
Dutch Biker Gang?

ISIS' New Foe: Dutch Biker Gang?

Netherlands says it's OK for bikers to join fight

(Newser) - The notorious Dutch biker gang No Surrender appears to be the newest member of the coalition fighting ISIS. At least three members of the gang are believed to be fighting with Kurds in northern Iraq, and authorities in the Netherlands say they haven't got a problem with that. "...

Biker Indicted in Attack on SUV Driver

7 now charged in case

(Newser) - Now seven bikers have been charged in the beating of an SUV driver in New York, and there could be more charges to come; meanwhile, one of the bikers, Robert Sims, has been indicted. CNN offers a detailed account of the attack: The motorcyclists "were driving recklessly," says...

NYPD Detective Charged in Biker SUV Attack

Four other attack suspects appear in Manhattan court

(Newser) - Looks like an undercover NYPD detective did take part in that bizarre motorcycle-SUV attack last week, the Daily News reports. An earlier report had him riding undercover with the bikers, but not intervening when they assaulted an SUV driver for hitting a biker in their group. Now a "damning...

Off-Duty NYPD Cop Present at Motorcycle Violence

But he didn't intervene or come forward for days, say reports

(Newser) - One more twist in this week's bizarre story of a New York City driver getting assaulted by a group of motorcyclists in broad daylight: It looks like an undercover NYPD detective was there the whole time but chose not to intervene, reports the Daily News . The detective had been...

Feds Raid Outlaws Biker Gang, Bust 41

Every member of gang's Indianapolis chapter arrested

(Newser) - Dozens of bikers and their associates were busted yesterday as hundreds of federal, state, and local police raided Outlaws clubhouses in Indiana. The 41 people arrested on charges including drug trafficking, extortion, money laundering, witness tampering, and illegal gambling include every member of the biker gang's Indianapolis chapter, the...

Deadly Biker Feud Started at ... Starbucks

Hells Angels-Vagos war has spread to 3 states

(Newser) - "Only in Santa Cruz would you have biker wars over who's going to control pumpkin spice lattes," says the California beach-side town's deputy police chief. The deadliest feud in a decade between California-based biker gangs started earlier last year when hammer-wielding members of the Hells Angels...

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