April, 2012

B.C. gangster shot dead in Mexico

Monday, April 30th, 2012

In case anyone needed reminding about the dangers of Mexico, a long-time B.C. gangster was just shot dead there. The victim, Tom Gisby, fled for Mexico after fearing he was targeted for murder in B.C.

Father loses access to son after HA shooting

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The fall-out to a B.C. underworld shooting is that a father loses access to his son.

Maritime Hells Angels murder trial underway

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

A dozen year after a couple was murdered, the trial for the alleged killers is finally beginning in Kentville, N.S. The Crown is arguing it was a Hells Angels ordered hit. Leslie Douglas Greenwood, 42, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of Barry Kirk Mersereau, 48, and his wife, Nancy Paula Christensen, 47.

Hells Angels prison ‘home’ slated to close

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Leclerc prison in Quebec is slated to be closed and that’s a “recipe for disaster” according to prison union, since it’s home to scores of organized criminals.

Flirting bad, bike touching terrible: tips on covering outlaw bikers

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Awhile ago I got asked for tips for young journalists interested in covering outlaw bikers. Here’s my little top 10 list.

 

Here’s one more reason to ban garden gnomes

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Even before Swedish Hells Angels were nabbed in this caper, I always thought there was something shifty about those garden gnomes. Here’s another reason for a ban on them.

Criminals, prostitutes and/or Democrats: Now that’s an obit

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Here’s an obit to remember.¬†Michael (Flathead) Blanchart of the Dead Cats Motorcycle Club was a gun-toting Republican, although he confessed some of his friends strayed into criminality, prostitution and membership in the Democratic party.


				

Angels’ “Sasquatch” Porter pleads guilty

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

The biggest biker in the province – and one of the smartest – pled guilty in Ottawa to a cocaine charge, sparing his girlfriend a criminal record. That means Paul (Sasquatch) Porter will be facing two years in the slammer.

Hells Angels linked bar’s license under review

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

B.C. liquor authorities are reviewing the license of a bar linked to a Hells Angel who’s linked to an American drug bust. Is it possible to wipe out links between criminals and licensed drinking spots? And when’s a link really a link? Seems like something for an undergraduate philosophy class.

Hells Angels blamed: Security tight as Nova Scotia murder trial begins

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Security’s particularly tight as a murder trial gets underway into a 12-year-old case which authorities connect tot he Hells Angels.