May, 2012

Berlin Hells Angels shut down

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Suspicion of crimes was enough for the Berlin Hells Angels to be shut down. Surprising to read there are 1,000 outlaw bikers in the city. Meanwhile, police still haven’t found body they’re hunting for.

Mick Jagger, Hells Angels and photos of day the ’60s died

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Mick Jagger can do nothing but watch as Hells Angels descend on man with a gun at Altamont Raceway on December 6, 1969. A British broadcast followed up with a reporter that the Hells Angels put out a contract on Jagger for publicly slamming them.

German Hells Angel: ‘Cops hurt my terrace in search for body’

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Police lowering themselves from a helicopter in search for the body of a murdered man damaged the terrace of a German Hells Angel, according to the biker, who provides “security” in a red light district. You can’t make this stuff up.

German Hells Angels under fire

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

There are Hells Angels in three dozen countries on five continents. Few are more organized than the German members, who have come under heavy fire recently from authorities. It’s interesting that police say that some of them are serious organized criminals, while others aren’t criminal at all.

Russell Johnson, earlier London serial killer

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

A long time ago, I used to work out at the London, Ontario YMCA on Wellington Street. One particularly intense character was Russell Johnson, who always worked out with leather gloves on his hands. I moved from London and later learned that this intense man was a a serial killer who would scale the walls of apartments and strangle women. He was a good looking guy with a good job at a local auto plant, who took his workouts particularly seriously. I can’t ever recall him laughing or joking. A friend of my mother’s was supposed to be set up on a blind date with him, but cancelled for a reason I now forget. At the same time, I was a teenager, thinking London was a dull city where nothing much happens.

Mexican murder of Tom Gisby unsolved as police watch funeral

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

B.C. gangland politics are the underworld’s version of the Balkans. You need to stay focused to follow the action. That’s what police were trying to do at funeral of former Hells Angels associate Tom Gisby, who was murdered at Starbucks in Mexico.

German version of Bandido Massacre now on sale

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

The Bandido Massacre just came out in German. Eager to get my sample copies. Interesting how Canadian stories have an apparently big market over there.