8 things to know about Bandido-Cossack shootout in Waco, Texas

May 19th, 2015

Nine lives are lostBandidos – and a couple more may die soon in hospital – over tiny patches of cloth. Ed Winterhalder helps explain biker shootout in Waco, Texas between Bandidos and Cossacks.

Bandido killers lose appeals

April 17th, 2015

Wayne kellestineWayne Kellestine and the other five men connected to the now-defunct Canadian Bandidos will have to serve out their life terms, with no eligibility for parole until October 2034, when Kellestine will be 85 years old. The Ontario Court of Appeal quashed their appeal bids on April 16 in a thorough, 58-page decision. All of the convicted men except Michael (Taz) Sandham, the former Winnipeg cop, had appealed their cases and made an effort to gain a new trial. Brett (Bull) Gardiner, the youngest of the group, will be 50 when he’s eligible to apply for parole.

Australian biker boss Jason Addison busted

January 21st, 2015

Jason AddisonJason Addison, the Australian Bandido boss, was particularly critical of Americans running club after the 2005 Shedden Massacre. Now he’s facing legal problems after extortion bust.

Red Devils give up ghost

November 10th, 2014

Canada’s oldest outlaw biker club, the Red Devils, fold into Bacchus club as Hells Angels usher in their own support club – also called the Red Devils. Suddenly, Bacchus from the Maritimes are Canada’s second largest outlaw biker club while the Vagos are a significant player.

Canadian Rock Machine reportedly pushing into Asia

October 15th, 2014

Asia’s getting outlaw biker gangs, including Rock Machine from Canada. Not too long ago, Rock Machine considered dead. Not so. Remember Hells Angels in Canada wrongly declared dead in mid-1980s.

London, Ont. Hells Angels look to East Coast

September 19th, 2014

Hells Angels London, Ont. charter looks east as biker club appears to be readying itself for a return to the Maritimes.

Former HA Nomad Donald (Pup) Stockford freed from prison on statutory release; Walter (Nurget) Stadnick remains inside

September 18th, 2014

Former Hells Angel Donald (Pup) StockfordDonald Stockford of Ancaster will have tough parole conditions for the next four years. His longtime buddy Walter (Nurget) Stadnick of Hamilton remains in a Quebec prison. The pair were found guilty of several charges including gangsterism back in 2004.

Weiner Kellestine blames Hells Angels – again

September 18th, 2014

Mass murderer Wayne Kellestine tries again to blame Hells Angels for killing his eight fellow Bandidos and friends. Not a shred of proof in trial to support this. Dumb move – again.

Bandidos appeal 44 murder convictions

September 15th, 2014

Lawyers for five of the Bandidos and friends convicted of biggest mass murder in biker history head to court in Toronto to appeal 44 first degree murder convictions. Expected to last the week but a decision will likely take longer.

Unrepentant and bestseller list: Afraid to check but glad I did

August 16th, 2014

I was a bit nervous to check Globe and Mail bestseller list this morning but I’m glad I did. Unrepentant on list for sixth straight week. It wouldn’t have happened if Lorne Campbell hadn’t committed to telling an honest story about an often wild life. He committed himself to the project big-time. I started off doubtful on this project and ended up really grateful.Unrepentant-alteredUKcomp-081613