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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.