It’ll be interesting what 2012 brings for mountainous Paul (Sasquatch) Porter of Ottawa, who has been a big blip on the police radar for years. Porter – known in biker circles as “Sas” – was pinched on a cocaine bust after managing to stay out of the hands of police since before the biker wars of more than a decade ago. He survived assassination bids and attempted stings and was finally pulled in on what appears to be a routine drug bust.
The man at the centre of what a judge called the biggest seizure of date rape drug in Canadian history was no where to be found when a judge handed out his sentence. Am I the only one wondering why he was out on bail after he was found guilty of wholesaling a drug designed for date rape?
Many commentators in the media have just assumed that all of the Mafia violence in Montreal is directed against the Rizzuto crime family. Certainly, the family has been bloodied, with imprisoned boss Vito Rizzuto loosing both his father and his son. But there have been victims on the other side as well. The arrest this week of longtime Vito Rizzuto ally Raynald Desjardins sheds some light on the mob blood-letting. I definitely wouldn’t count the Rizzutos out yet.
The biggest, and definitely one of the smartest Hells Angels in Canada is Paul (Sasquatch) Porter of Ottawa. He’s also a survivor of several bids against his life and attempts by police to put him behind bars. He’s going to be facing another test in the courts soon.
Due to the overwhelming response to the Bob Dylan “Here Comes Santa Claus” video, here’s another holiday classic. The biker connection? I’m still working on that.
It’s three weeks until Christmas and a good time to post this chestnut by Bob Dylan. The biker connection? Bob Dylan played at Sturgis in the summer of 2010.