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Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs as Organized Crime Groups by Thomas Barker Pdf
This brief covers the unique crime group of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs are adult criminal associations composed of “bikers” living a deviant lifestyle that includes individual, group, and club criminal behavior. These groups are sometimes called one percenters, due to the American Motorcycle Association statement that ninety-nine percent of motorcyclists are law abiding citizens. While many may be familiar with the reputation of the Hells' Angels, many may not realize the wide network of other Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs or the extent of their involvement in criminal activities. The brief includes a breakdown of the criminal networks and activities of these groups, which operate similarly to an organized crime group. It also covers the evolution of motorcycle clubs to motorcycle gangs. It examines the recent trend of American-based motorcycle gangs into international organized crime activities. This book will be of interest to researcher studying criminology, particularly organized crime and criminal networks, as well as international and comparative law and public policy.
In 1947, 4,000 motorcycle hobbyists converged on Hollister, California. As images of dissolute bikers graced the pages of newspapers and magazines, the three-day gathering sparked the growth of a new subculture while also touching off national alarm. In the years that followed, the stereotypical leather-clad biker emerged in the American consciousness as a menace to law-abiding motorists and small towns. Yet a few short decades later, the motorcyclist, once menacing, became mainstream. To understand this shift, Randy D. McBee narrates the evolution of motorcycle culture since World War II. Along the way he examines the rebelliousness of early riders of the 1940s and 1950s, riders' increasing connection to violence and the counterculture in the 1960s and 1970s, the rich urban bikers of the 1990s and 2000s, and the factors that gave rise to a motorcycle rights movement. McBee's fascinating narrative of motorcycling's past and present reveals the biker as a crucial character in twentieth-century American life.
Few activities offer more fun and excitement than motorcycling, but to get the most out of it, there’s a lot you need to know. From buying and maintaining a bike, to riding safely, to finding great places to ride, Motorcycling For Dummies puts you on the road with savvy and style, whether you’re male or female, new to riding or an experienced vet. This fun, practical, and informative guide gets you geared up and ready to ride! You’ll get plenty of help in selecting the right bike and step-by-step instructions on performing routing maintenance tasks. You’ll also find out how to develop safe riding habits and, maybe most important of all, fit in with the biker crowd. Plus, this indispensable resource shows you advanced riding techniques, offers travel tips for long-distance rides, and even helps you get your kids started in motorcycling. Discover how to: Buy a new or used bike Select safe, tough riding gear, from helmet and jacket to boots and pants Get proper training and learn essential riding skills Insure your bike Pass even the toughest licensing test Try your hand at cruising, touring, sports biking, and more Get involved in motorcycle clubs and events Deal with dangers on the road Customize your bike to improve both style and performance Complete with lists of great biking events, organizations, people, and even movies, Motorcycling For Dummies gives a whole new meaning to the term “easy rider.”
Find out what happens when Lucifer's Sword Motorcycle Club goes head to head with a badass rival club in this graphic novel from a lifelong motorcycle club member. Meet Lucifer's Sword Motorcycle Club, a group of hard-riding, hard-living bikers just trying to ride their bikes in the swinging 1960s without being hassled by the man. Turns out the man is the least of their problems. While pursuing mostly harmless fun, the group runs afoul of Satanas Hermanos, a rival club from the other side of town. Before they know what hit them, the members of Lucifer's Sword find themselves embroiled in a bloody club war. As the war becomes increasingly deadly, the club finds that it's going head to head with forces much more powerful than just a rival motorcycle club. Author Phil Cross, working with illustrator Ronn Sutton and co-author Darwin Holmstrom, draws on real-life experience as a nearly 50-year member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club to bring gritty realism to this fictional story. Says Cross, "In the world of motorcycle clubs, there are some stories so raw, so gritty, so real that they can only be told as stories. This is one of them."
"Phil's new book Gypsy Joker To A Hells Angel is based on 44 years as a Hells Angel. Photos & stories are a must read for all motorcycle riders" - Sonny Barger In the early 1960s, a young Navy vet, motorcyclist, amateur photographer, and rebel named Phil Cross joined a motorcycle club called the Hells Angels. It turned out to be a bogus chapter of the club that would soon find infamy, so he switched to another club called the Night Riders. Like the bogus chapter of the Hells Angels, this turned out to be a club whose brotherhood was run by a man Mr. Cross describes as “a complete asshole.” One day, Mr. Cross stuffed the leader in a ringer-type washing machine and joined a club called the Gypsy Jokers. He started a San Jose chapter of the Jokers and embarked on the most action-packed years of his life. The Jokers were in the midst of a shooting war with the real Hells Angels. The fighting became so intense that the Jokers posted snipers atop their clubhouse. This was a rough time, but it was also the height of the free-love hippie era, and as a young man, Phil enjoyed himself to the fullest. He never let anything as minor as a little jail time stop his fun. Once, while serving time for fighting and fleeing an officer, Phil broke out of jail, entered his bike in a bike show, won the bike show, and broke back into jail before anyone discovered he was missing. Though Phil was tough—he was a certififed martial arts instructor—the Angels proved a tough foe. After multiple beating-induced emergency room visits, Mr. Cross decided that if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, so he and most of his club brothers patched over to become the San Jose chapter of the Hells Angels. This book chronicles the life and wild times of Mr. Cross in words and photos.
Branding Masculinity by Elizabeth C. Hirschman Pdf
Branding Masculinity examines two ideologies of masculinity – one typifying rural agricultural areas and the other found in urban, business settings. Comparisons are made between these two current forms of masculinity and both similarities and differences are identified. Six product categories compose the Constellation of Masculinity for both groups. Hirschman selects a masculine prototype brand from each category and presents a detailed analysis of the images, language and marketing actions used to create the brand's masculinity over time. Using her method, marketers for other brands will be equipped to enhance the masculine status of their brands, as well. Branding Masculinity proposes that masculine brands are made, not born. Masculinity is an enduring cultural ideal which can be attached to a variety of products and brands by the appropriate use of symbols, icons and images. Scholars from various disciplines within the fields of branding, marketing, public relations and corporate identity will see this book as vital in continuing the academic discourse in the field. It will serve as a respected reference resource for researchers, academics, students and policy makers, alike.
Twisted Tour Guide Central California: From Silicon Valley To Santa Barbara by Marques Vickers Pdf
Evade the Tourist Herds and Enter Into An Insider’s Central California. Known and unknown history, hidden delights, blood curdling and fascinating stories pervade the past of Central California beginning from the high tech Silicon Valley heading south until seaside Santa Barbara. In between, the Central Valley and Central Coast offers contributing tales of vice, tragedy and insightful discovery. This kaleidoscope of attractions, personalities, egos, scandals, murders stir the mixture of historical conflicts within the entire region. This guide transports you geographically and photographically to the precise famous and infamous locations where history occurred. The scenes may sometimes appear ordinary, weird, but often illuminate the physical background and descriptions behind events. Many of the narratives defy believability, yet they are true. This Twisted Tour Guide is your alternative to conventional travel. It accommodates the restless visitor, tourist and resident seeking a unique and different perspective to traditional tourism. RENOWNED STRUCTURES AND ATTRACTIONS Robinson Jeffers Tor House and Hawk Tower, Writer John Steinbeck’s Birthplace, Paso Robles Inn Haunting, Carnegie Libraries, Paso Robles City Park, Almond Growers Building, Atascadero Administration and Printery Buildings, This Ole House, Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo’s Gum Wall, San Luis Creek, Pirate’s Cove, Morro Rock, Dana Adobe, Casa de la Guerra, Arlington Theatre, Modesto Historical Mementos and the Fresno Water Tower SCANDALS Flagrant Silicon Valley High Tech Subterranean Poisoning, Finger in the Chile at Wendy’s, Morgan Hill’s Century Apart Scandals, Gilroy Police Department, Hollister Motorcycle Invasion, Paso Robles Police Chief, 1969 Altamont Motor Speedway Concert, Cedar Funding Debacle, Cesar Chavez Jailing, Eastside Salinas’ Gang Wars, Monterey County Prison Escape, Illicit Prescription Meds Distribution, King City Towing Scandal, Sunny Acres, Chumash Rebellion, Sambo’s, Closure of the Santa Barbara News Press, California Aqueduct Dumping, Frank Carson Persecution, Colin Kaepernick, Fresno’s History of Corrupt Police Chiefs, Clovis Bank Heist, Reverent John Kiggin’s and The Lords of Bakersfield FAMOUS ABDUCTIONS AND MURDERS Brook Hart, Black Panther James Edward Carr, VTA Mass Shooting, Mary Quigley, Garlic Festival Massacre, Sonjii Johnson, Christina Marie Williams, Mel and Elizabeth Grimes, Mission San Miguel Murders, PSA Flight #1771 Crash, Werewolf Murder, Historic Chinatown Murder, Helen King, Kristen Smart, Eugene and Nancy Walker, Elyse Pahler, Bob Domingos and Linda Edwards, Ramona Irene Price, Officer Thomas Guerry, Kym Morgan, Nicholas Markowitz, Holzer Family, Cleveland Elementary School Massacre, Juliani Cardenas, Deborah Whitlock, Laci Peterson, Dr. Amanda Crews, Chandra Levy, Chowchilla Bus Kidnapping, Glenn Reitz, Mary Stammer, Ewell Family Murder and Hmong Massacre. INFAMOUS KILLERS Herbert Mullin, Karl Francis Werner, Edmund Kemper III, John Linley Frazier, Raul Zamudio, San Luis Obispo’s Final Public Lynching, Rex Allen Krebs, Lynwood C. Drake III, Peter Derks, Orcutt Sniper, Elliot Rodger Mass Shooting, Clarence Gray, Elizabeth Duncan, Armenian Assassin, Thor Christiansen, James Tramel and David Kurtzman, Speed Freak Killers, Arthur Sanchez, Dr. Frank Vincent, Clovis Acid Queen, Marcus Weston, Kori Muhammad, Golden State Killer, Cary Stayner, Jose Manuel Martinez, John Lee Holt and Vincent Brothers. CELEBRITIES PASSING THROUGH Singer John Denver’s Plane Crash, Actress Doris Day’s Cypress Inn, John C. Fremont’s California Expedition, Kevin Costner Divorce, Martha Baird-Rockefeller, Writer William Saroyan and James Dean’s Fatal Crash
Triumph Motorcycles in America by Lindsay Brooke,David Gaylin Pdf
This is a comprehensive, visual history of the motorcycles from Britain that were bred in the US and Canada. Tuck in with Triumph Motorcycles in America and get ready for the ride of a lifetime. Triumphs have been part of North America’s motorcycling soul since long before World War II. Born in Britain but bred in the US and Canada, Triumph’s iconic models—Bonneville, Trophy, Thunderbird, Daytona, Tiger, Speed Twin, Speed Triple, and Rocket III—resonate deeply with enthusiasts who love their style, sound, performance, and undeniable coolness. It’s not coincidental that Triumph was Steve McQueen’s favorite ride. Triumph Motorcycles in America is packed with thorough, entertaining text, plus hundreds of historical images, most of them in color and never before published. This incredible volume of history and culture was written by award-winning professional journalist and lifelong Triumph fanatic Lindsay Brooke, with a foreword by America’s favorite “Triumph guy,” Peter Egan. Don't think twice about it, Triumph Motorcycles in America is a must-have for every fan of Britain’s most legendary bike brand.