The Life Of A Rider https://thelifeofarider.com Mon, 24 May 2021 12:36:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.11 UPDATE: Accused Florida Harley thief caught on camera, now caught in real life https://thelifeofarider.com/update-accused-florida-harley-thief-caught-on-camera-now-caught-in-real-life https://thelifeofarider.com/update-accused-florida-harley-thief-caught-on-camera-now-caught-in-real-life#respond Mon, 24 May 2021 12:36:06 +0000 https://thelifeofarider.com/?p=1568 MARION COUNTY, Fla. –The Marion County Florida Sheriff’s Office says they’ve tracked down a Harley thief caught on camera. The sheriff’s department posted about it on their Facebook page, saying: “Do you know who this motorcycle thief is? On Saturday, May 15, 2021, he stole the victim’s motorcycle from the parking lot of 484 Liquors …

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MARION COUNTY, Fla. –The Marion County Florida Sheriff’s Office says they’ve tracked down a Harley thief caught on camera.

The sheriff’s department posted about it on their Facebook page, saying:

“Do you know who this motorcycle thief is? On Saturday, May 15, 2021, he stole the victim’s motorcycle from the parking lot of 484 Liquors at 1354 SE Highway 484. The victim was inside the business when he heard his motorcycle accelerate outside. He rushed outside in time to watch this thief riding off into the sunset on the stolen bike!”

They have since posted an update that the accused thief has been identified and arrested, “**UPDATE: The suspect in these photos has been identified as Richard Carpenter (DOB: 09/21/1979) and he was arrested by Property Crimes detectives on 05/19/21. Thank you for sharing!”

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EXCLUSIVE: Bikers for Trump kickstarts 2024 White House bid https://thelifeofarider.com/exclusive-bikers-for-trump-kickstarts-2024-white-house-bid https://thelifeofarider.com/exclusive-bikers-for-trump-kickstarts-2024-white-house-bid#respond Wed, 03 Feb 2021 12:08:15 +0000 https://thelifeofarider.com/?p=1563 Bikers for Trump isn’t waiting for the former president to clear his Senate impeachment trial next week. Instead, the biker group roared ahead Monday with the launch of its Draft Donald Trump for President 2024 campaign. “If President Trump enters the 2024 race, he would be the clear favorite to win the presidency and put an immediate stop to the left’s radical, Socialist, …

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Bikers for Trump isn’t waiting for the former president to clear his Senate impeachment trial next week.

Instead, the biker group roared ahead Monday with the launch of its Draft Donald Trump for President 2024 campaign.

“If President Trump enters the 2024 race, he would be the clear favorite to win the presidency and put an immediate stop to the left’s radical, Socialist, anti-American agenda,” Bikers for Trump leader Chris Cox wrote in an email to supporters that announced the Draft Trump campaign and sought contributions.

“But the left and their corporate megadonors are doing everything they can to seize total control and muzzle President Trump and his supporters,” Mr. Cox said. “The Dems are terrified of President Trump. That’s why their Silicon Valley cronies are taking unprecedented steps to silence President Trump and his conservative allies.

“That’s why we need to start organizing NOW!”

The email linked to a Bikers for Trump PAC website set up to accept one-time or monthly contributions in amounts ranging from $25 to $5,000.

Senate Democrats hope to convict Mr. Trump at the impeachment trial and bar him forever from running for president, though they likely lack the Republican votes needed to convict.

Mr. Trump has vowed to remain a force in politics. Republican officials are split, however, on whether a 2024 comeback run would help the party.

The bikers’ new campaign underscores the resilience of Mr. Trump’s political fan base in the face of impeachment and blame for the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The House impeached Mr. Trump for inciting the riot by pro-Trump demonstrators who attempted to stop the Electoral College vote count in favor of President Biden. Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate is set to begin next week.

Bikers for Trump burst onto the scene in 2016 as a grassroots group supporting the billionaire businessman’s long-shot bid for the White House. The bikers also served as the unofficial security detail at Trump rallies — the so-called “wall of meat” separating pro-Trump and anti-Trump crowds.

The group became part of a national pro-Trump movement that included efforts to boost Trump-allied House and Senate candidates in 2020 as well as support Mr. Trump’s reelection bid.

Mr. Cox last year unsuccessfully ran as a Republican for a House seat in South Carolina.

“In 2016 Bikers for Trump led the charge by flipping must-win battleground states that helped deliver victory for President Trump. And we’re ready to do it again!” wrote Mr. Cox.

 

Source : washingtontimes.com

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Court Challenge Win by Hells Angel Member https://thelifeofarider.com/court-challenge-win-by-hells-angel-member https://thelifeofarider.com/court-challenge-win-by-hells-angel-member#respond Mon, 01 Feb 2021 17:18:55 +0000 https://thelifeofarider.com/?p=1560 British Columbia, Canada (January 26, 2021) – A Supreme Court Justice has ruled that Gaston Methot should get a second hearing in provincial court to make his case about why he deserves to have his licence renewed. Earlier, a provincial court judge upheld a decision made by the province’s chief firearms officer to deny the …

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British Columbia, Canada (January 26, 2021) – A Supreme Court Justice has ruled that Gaston Methot should get a second hearing in provincial court to make his case about why he deserves to have his licence renewed. Earlier, a provincial court judge upheld a decision made by the province’s chief firearms officer to deny the renewal based on Methot’s membership in the West Point Chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

But Marzari said the original judge did not apply the right standard in reviewing that decision. She said the provincial court should have taken an independent look at all the evidence in the case instead of determining whether the firearms officer’s decision was “reasonable.”

“The reference judge’s reliance on the reasonableness standard permeates the decision to uphold the firearms officer’s decision, both with respect to the factual matrix and the evidence found to be relevant, and with respect to the result. The decision must therefore be set aside,” she said in written reasons released Monday.

Marzari did not accept Methot’s suggestion that she simply renew the licence because she said she didn’t have all the evidence before her that was before the lower court. Methot had a firearms licence from June 2012 to April 2018 “without incident,” the ruling noted.

He applied to renew it in March 2018. An Royal Canadion Mounted Police firearms officer sent a ‘notice of refusal’ to Methot that June, saying he was being denied “because it was not desirable in the interest of public safety that he have the licence.”

“As you are a full patch member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, West Point Chapter, I find you represent the Hells Angels and are bound by rules that allow for violence and criminal acts and that the police are your adversary,” the letter said.

“You made a decision to be involved with an organization that has a reputation for violence and criminal acts. … I find that it would not be desirable in the interest of public safety that you be issued a firearm licence at this time. Accordingly, I refuse to issue you a licence.”

Methot then filed a review application to provincial court, which was heard in 2019.

Cpl. Sergio Da Silva, a biker expert with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, testified at the provincial court hearing that Hells Angels rules forbid members from co-operating with police. So if a firearm is ever stolen, an Hells Angel member would not report the theft to the police.

Marzari noted that some of Da Silva’s evidence was “admittedly based on indirect hearsay evidence” because Hells Angels don’t talk to police. She said that “it was incumbent upon the reference judge to consider the weight that the evidence of Cpl. Da Silva was entitled to after a fresh analysis of the relevance and reliability of that evidence.”

Meanwhile, in Quebec, provincial police announced last month that they had revoked 11 firearms licences from people connected to the Hells Angels. In the news release, the Sûreté du Québec said the revocation was the second phase of a project begun two years earlier with the revocation of 75 gun licences linked to Hells Angels support clubs.

SOURCE: Vancouver Sun

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Drug smuggler linked to Canadian Hells Angels gets last-minute pardon from Donald Trump https://thelifeofarider.com/drug-smuggler-linked-to-canadian-hells-angels-gets-last-minute-pardon-from-donald-trump https://thelifeofarider.com/drug-smuggler-linked-to-canadian-hells-angels-gets-last-minute-pardon-from-donald-trump#respond Mon, 01 Feb 2021 17:16:09 +0000 https://thelifeofarider.com/?p=1557 An international drug smuggler who exported more than $1.7 billion of marijuana from Canada into the U.S. is one of the convicted criminals whose sentence was commuted by former American President Donald Trump. Jonathan Braun, 35, of New York, was convicted on Nov. 3, 2011, in the Eastern District of New York of conspiracy to …

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An international drug smuggler who exported more than $1.7 billion of marijuana from Canada into the U.S. is one of the convicted criminals whose sentence was commuted by former American President Donald Trump.

Jonathan Braun, 35, of New York, was convicted on Nov. 3, 2011, in the Eastern District of New York of conspiracy to import marijuana from Canada and money laundering conspiracy.

Prosecutors said he worked for a variety of Canadian organized crime groups, including Hells Angels who worked on the Ontario-Quebec border.

On May 28, 2019, after a series of delays, Braun was finally sentenced to 10 years in prison.

While behind bars last June, Braun was sued by New York State attorney general, Letitia James and the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly helping run a business that made predatory loans to small businesses and threatening people who fell behind in payments.

Braun’s lawyer — Alan Dershowitz — who was a part of Trump’s legal team at his first impeachment hearing, did not return calls from the Star.

Braun’s sentence was commuted by Trump on Jan. 19, the last full day of his presidency.

He was convicted after federal prosecutors said Braun operated the ring between November 2007 and mid-2010, smuggling more than $1.7 billion of marijuana south from Canada into New York State.

In her lawsuit filed last June, James alleges Braun told business owners who were behind in their loan payments things like “I will take your daughters from you,” “I know where you live. I know where mother lives,” “I am going to make you bleed” and “Be thankful you’re not in New York, because your family would find you floating in the Hudson.”

James called Braun’s lending business “predatory” and said it “threatened violence and kidnapping” while charging annual interest rates of up to 4,000 per cent.“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, so it is unconscionable that these modern-day loan sharks not only preyed on hardworking business owners with fake loans, but threatened violence and kidnapping,” James said in a prepared statement.

As Braun awaited sentencing in the marijuana smuggling case, Braun’s legal counsel reportedly told court that he had found work “as a manager and risk analyst at a private lending company.”

After he was indicted in 2010, Braun fled New York for an undisclosed location in Canada by driving a rented car with an associate to the Canadian border, and then crossing by a motorless boat at night, while dressed in black, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

He was eventually arrested after moving back to the U.S.

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HA Member Arrested For Weapons and Cash https://thelifeofarider.com/ha-member-arrested-for-weapons-and-cash https://thelifeofarider.com/ha-member-arrested-for-weapons-and-cash#respond Sat, 23 Jan 2021 12:43:17 +0000 https://thelifeofarider.com/?p=1553 Bayonne, New Jersey, USA (January 21, 2021) – A Hells Angels motorcycle club member was arrested for having a knife, handgun, and $7,000 cash that cops believed to be from gambling proceeds while he was riding as a car passenger in Bayonne, police said. Bernard W. Krynicki III, 31, of North Arlington, was charged with …

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Bayonne, New Jersey, USA (January 21, 2021) – A Hells Angels motorcycle club member was arrested for having a knife, handgun, and $7,000 cash that cops believed to be from gambling proceeds while he was riding as a car passenger in Bayonne, police said.

Bernard W. Krynicki III, 31, of North Arlington, was charged with possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm, certain persons not to possess a weapon, gang criminality, possession of gambling records, and promoting gambling, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

Krynicki was taken into custody at approximately 10:15 p.m. yesterday. Officers conducted a stop of a vehicle in which Krynicki was a passenger. During the stop, while seated in the rear passenger compartment, Krynicki proceeded to make movements while gripping items concealed in his pants pocket.

After officers requested that he show his hands, an officer was able to observe a knife protruding from his pocket. Krynicki was then removed from the vehicle, leading to the recovery of a knife and a 9mm handgun from his pockets.

During the incident, Krynicki was wearing clothing indicating that he was affiliated with the Hells Angels motorcycle club and it was later confirmed that he was an active member of the Newark chapter of the club.

Krynicki was additionally found to be in possession of gambling records and over $7,000 in gambling proceeds. He was also later determined to be classified as a certain person not to possess a weapon, authorities said.

SOURCE: NJ.com

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Hells Angels-affiliated members pick up over $32,000 in fines for illegally gathering in January https://thelifeofarider.com/hells-angels-affiliated-members-pick-up-over-32000-in-fines-for-illegally-gathering-in-january https://thelifeofarider.com/hells-angels-affiliated-members-pick-up-over-32000-in-fines-for-illegally-gathering-in-january#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2021 21:27:57 +0000 https://thelifeofarider.com/?p=1550 MONTREAL — Officers in the Quebec provincial police’s organized crime squad have twice broken up gatherings in January and handed out over $32,000 in fines to members affiliated with the Hells Angels motorcycle club for violating public health measures put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. Surete du Quebec (SQ) spokesperson Claude Denis …

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MONTREAL — Officers in the Quebec provincial police’s organized crime squad have twice broken up gatherings in January and handed out over $32,000 in fines to members affiliated with the Hells Angels motorcycle club for violating public health measures put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Surete du Quebec (SQ) spokesperson Claude Denis confirmed that officers broke up a gathering Saturday around 7 p.m. in Sainte-Emelie-de-L’Energie in the Lanaudiere region of Quebec, about an hour-and-a-half north of Montreal and handed out over $6,000 in fines to four people.

The $1,550 tickets were for illegally gathering and given to four people, including three men associated with the Destroyers de Lanaudiere, a club linked to the Hells Angels.

It is the second such intervention by the SQ’s organized crime division in January.

On Jan. 8, officers handed out 17 public health infractions in Saint-Nazaire-d’Acton in Monteregie, about an hour east of Montreal.

“Police officers made an intervention about an illegal gathering,” said Denis.

Officers responded to a party around 10 p.m. and handed out illegal gathering infractions to those in attendance, including several members of the Dark Souls, another motorcycle club that the SQ says is affiliated with the Hells Angels.

The members were not breaking the province-wide curfew in Saint-Nazaire-d’Acton as the curfew began Jan. 9.

Location: Canada

Source: montreal.ctvnews.ca/

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A full-patch member of the Hells Angels and three other men have been charged with illegal gambling https://thelifeofarider.com/a-full-patch-member-of-the-hells-angels-and-three-other-men-have-been-charged-with-illegal-gambling https://thelifeofarider.com/a-full-patch-member-of-the-hells-angels-and-three-other-men-have-been-charged-with-illegal-gambling#respond Thu, 03 Dec 2020 20:49:42 +0000 https://thelifeofarider.com/?p=1542 A full-patch member of the Hells Angels and three other men have been charged with illegal gambling after an investigation by B.C.’s anti-gang agency. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit searched Big Shots Café, at 3980 East Hastings St. in Burnaby, on July 4, area residents told Postmedia at the time. This week, a charge …

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A full-patch member of the Hells Angels and three other men have been charged with illegal gambling after an investigation by B.C.’s anti-gang agency.

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit searched Big Shots Café, at 3980 East Hastings St. in Burnaby, on July 4, area residents told Postmedia at the time.

This week, a charge of being “found in a common gaming or betting house” was laid against café owner Francisco Batista Pires, as well as Jay Arnold Franco, Richard William Kosterman and Andrew David MacFarlane.

Pires is a longtime Hells Angel, currently with the Nomads chapter. He was not at the café Wednesday when a Postmedia reporter called for comment.

The provincial court database confirmed that Pires appeared in Vancouver provincial court Wednesday on the charge. The other three accused are scheduled to appear on Friday.

CFSEU’s media officer, Sgt. Brenda Winpenny, said Wednesday that she couldn’t yet comment on the case.

The date of the alleged offence is June 18, 2020. Sources say the charge relates to illegal gambling that, allegedly, was going on in the back of the business.

Corporate records indicate that Pires incorporated Big Shots on June 10, 2004 with another man. The second director was replaced by Pires’s fellow Hells Angel Rob Alvarez on Jan. 1, 2005, the records state. Alvarez ceased being a director on Jun 8, 2008, though the City of Burnaby 2020 business licence lists both Pires and Alvarez as café operators.

An earlier drug trafficking conviction of Pires was cited in a recent B.C. Supreme Court ruling against the director of civil forfeiture’s attempt to get three Hells Angels clubhouses forfeited as instruments of criminal activity.

Justice Barry Davies accepted that Pires and others had used the East End clubhouse for trafficking on three occasions, but said that alone “does not establish that the East End Clubhouse was used in the past as an instrument of unlawful activity.”

The B.C. Civil Forfeiture Office is appealing Davies ruling, which allowed the bikers to retain control of the East End and Kelowna clubhouses and returned the Nanaimo clubhouse to the local chapter.

Pires, now 57, and his fellow Hells Angel Ronaldo Lising were convicted in 2001 of conspiracy to traffic cocaine and sentenced to 4½ years in jail.

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They appealed and lost, first in the B.C. Court of Appeal and in November 2005 in the Supreme Court of Canada.

At their 2001 sentencing, Justice Kenneth Smith found the two men were joint operators of a wholesale cocaine business that supplied two well-known Vancouver strip bars.

He said the two bikers were “criminals in the true sense” because they walked down a criminal path “deliberately and for selfish reasons.”

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Driver on the run after hitting motorcyclist in Charlotte County https://thelifeofarider.com/driver-on-the-run-after-hitting-motorcyclist-in-charlotte-county https://thelifeofarider.com/driver-on-the-run-after-hitting-motorcyclist-in-charlotte-county#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2020 21:33:38 +0000 https://thelifeofarider.com/?p=1536 CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Troopers are searching for a driver that hit a motorcyclist, seriously injuring the man, on US 41 in Charlotte County on Monday. https://mobile.twitter.com/FHPSWFL/status/1329539347096481795?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1329539347096481795%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fnbc-2.com%2Fnews%2F2020%2F11%2F20%2Fdriver-on-the-run-after-hitting-motorcyclist-in-charlotte-county%2F Just before 5 p.m., a car was driving southbound on US 41 at Dahlgren Avenue when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crossed the median. The …

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Troopers are searching for a driver that hit a motorcyclist, seriously injuring the man, on US 41 in Charlotte County on Monday.

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Just before 5 p.m., a car was driving southbound on US 41 at Dahlgren Avenue when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crossed the median. The car entered the northbound lanes of US 41 and hit a motorcyclist.

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The motorcyclist, a 33-year-old man from Venice, was left with serious injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Photo courtesy of FHP

After hitting the man, the unknown driver made a U-turn on US 41 and drove away on Dahlgren Avenue.

The driver was in a white 2016 to 2017 Honda Accord possibly with a Pennsylvania License plate, Troopers say.

If anyone has information regarding this crash, please contact Florida Highway Patrol or Crime Stoppers.

 

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A national joint operation targeted members and associates of the Hells Angels MC has resulted in 24 people being charged https://thelifeofarider.com/a-national-joint-operation-targeted-members-and-associates-of-the-hells-angels-mc-has-resulted-in-24-people-being-charged https://thelifeofarider.com/a-national-joint-operation-targeted-members-and-associates-of-the-hells-angels-mc-has-resulted-in-24-people-being-charged#respond Fri, 16 Oct 2020 15:43:34 +0000 https://thelifeofarider.com/?p=1532 A national joint operation targeted members and associates of the Hells Angels MC has resulted in 24 people being charged with dozens of offences across Australia. The operation, coordinated by National Task Force Morpheus, involved police and other government agencies and partners from across Australia and New Zealand joining forces yesterday, Wednesday 14 October 2020, …

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A national joint operation targeted members and associates of the Hells Angels MC has resulted in 24 people being charged with dozens of offences across Australia.

The operation, coordinated by National Task Force Morpheus, involved police and other government agencies and partners from across Australia and New Zealand joining forces yesterday, Wednesday 14 October 2020, to conduct a series of 28 coordinated search warrants and disruption activities targeting the Hells Angels MC.

Yesterday’s activity involved the following law enforcement agencies:

  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Border Force
  • Western Australia Police Force
  • Northern Territory Police
  • Queensland Police Service
  • South Australia Police
  • Victoria Police
  • New South Wales Police Force

The results resulted in the seizure of firearms, ammunition, cash and drugs. The drugs included methylamphetamine, cocaine, steroids and 30L of GHB. In addition, one clandestine drug lab and a hydroponic setup were located indicating the cultivation and manufacture of drugs was taking place.

In addition to the arrests and seizures made yesterday, valuable intelligence was gained which will be shared with all law enforcement agencies through the Australian Criminal and Intelligence Commission’s Australian Gangs Intelligence Coordination Centre.

Detective Superintendent Tony Longhorn, WA Police Force’s representative on National Task Force Morpheus, and spokesperson for yesterday’s national operation, said the coordination of activities across jurisdictions is a critical aspect of investigations and intelligence gathering.

“Outlaw motorcycle gangs use their networks of chapters across the country, and across the world, to facilitate a range of criminal activities including the activities linked to the illicit drug and firearm trades.

“By working together across national and international borders we gather important intelligence to assist with targeted disruption activities and build our intelligence holdings to support current and future investigations.”

“The Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang in particular has a long history of violence and intimidation and have strong links to other Serious & Organised Crime Groups, not just in Australia but across the world through their overseas Chapters.”

“The members of National Task Force Morpheus are committed to disrupting and dismantling the criminal networks linked to outlaw motorcycle gangs and will do everything within their powers to protect the community from the dangers outlaw motorcycle gangs pose.”

Australian Federal Police National Anti-Gangs Squad Detective Acting Superintendent Jason McArthur said Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs are violent, well-organised criminal networks that have zero respect for the law and regard themselves as above it.

“They are not families or a ‘brotherhood’. The Hells Angels – like every other bikie gang – is trying to recruit new members and associates only to facilitate its criminal ventures and make money,” he said.

“Outlaw motorcycle gangs’ operations are not restricted by state or international borders, which is why the AFP established the National Anti-Gangs Squad with state and territory police, the Australian Taxation Office and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, to work with all of our partners in a coordinated approach to fight gang-related crime.”

As part of National Task Force Morpheus, the AFP-led National Anti-Gangs Squad brings Commonwealth capabilities and international networks to help disrupt these high-risk gangs and protect the Australian community.

“Our message to OMCGs and their supporters is clear – we are working together, and we will be relentless. We will outsmart you.”

National Task Force Morpheus is a joint initiative of Australia and New Zealand law enforcement and Australian Commonwealth agencies targeting the crime associated with Motorcycle Clubs.

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Judge: Truck Driver’s Miranda Rights Not Violated After Crash That Killed 7 https://thelifeofarider.com/judge-truck-drivers-miranda-rights-not-violated-after-crash-that-killed-7 https://thelifeofarider.com/judge-truck-drivers-miranda-rights-not-violated-after-crash-that-killed-7#respond Thu, 15 Oct 2020 18:27:30 +0000 https://thelifeofarider.com/?p=1528 LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ruled against a request by a pickup truck driver charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists to leave some statements made to police out of his upcoming trial. Attorneys for Volodymyr Zhukovskyy said their client indicated during a police interview last June that he was not able to …

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LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ruled against a request by a pickup truck driver charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists to leave some statements made to police out of his upcoming trial.

Attorneys for Volodymyr Zhukovskyy said their client indicated during a police interview last June that he was not able to continue the interview, and that the continuation of questioning was a violation of hisVolodymyr Zhukovskyy Miranda rights.

“Right now, I don’t even want to answer anything. Like, I’m just out of it,” Zhukovskyy told police, according to a transcript included in the court filings.

Police halted the interview briefly before continuing to question Zhukovskyy about drug use and his actions the day of the crash, Zhukovskyy’s attorney said.

Prosecutors argued Zhukovskyy’s comment was ambiguous and did not merit ending the interview.

Superior Court Judge Peter Bornstein concluded that Zhukovskyy’s statements “were not sufficiently unambiguous” and that his Miranda rights were not violated.

Zhukovskyy pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of negligent homicide and driving under the influence. He remains in custody as he awaits trial.

The crash happened on June 21, 2019, in Randolph. The victims, members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club, were from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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