By Duncan McNab
Following the marvelous revelations within the bestselling Dead guy Running, comes this forensic exam of the worldwide way forward for organised crime - now being operated on a major scale via outlaw motorbike gangs.
One of the remarkable revelations within the bestselling divulge Dead guy Running, via Ross Coulthard and Duncan McNab, used to be the trouble confronted through the Australian police in tackling the burgeoning crime empire that outlaw motorbike gangs have been constructing in our nation. the scoop simply will get worse - the following in Australia and anywhere else those biker gangs flourish.
Above The Law takes a difficult and chilling examine the worldwide way forward for organised crime, and divulges that the world's so much profitable legal empire is now being operated on an enormous scale by means of outlaw bike gangs - an empire that's starting to be in energy, succeed in and ruthlessness via the day.
Far surpassing the threats posed by means of the Mafia, Russian syndicates, chinese language Triads and jap Yakuza...
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It wasn’t the Hells Angels’ first brush with the law but it was by far the most serious, and good-quality legal representation has never come cheaply. Something needed to be done and the answer was staring them in the face. It was the sixties in California. Legions of the young and not-so-young were taking the advice of Dr Timothy Leary, the pop-king of the acid-bedazzled counterculture, to ‘turn on, tune in and drop out’. Crime does pay, and drugs—particularly if, like Terry and George, you control the manufacture, distribution, wholesaling and a decent-sized chunk of the retailing—is very, very good business.
Yet despite the threat they pose, the bikers continue to plan their national and international business at Sturgis unimpeded. Half a century on from the Mafia’s undoing at Apalachin, the outlaw motorcycle gangs have had the last laugh. While anti-racketeering laws have boxed the Sicilian crime gangs into a corner, efforts to similarly restrain the bikers have often been met with a curious public opposition. For all the awful crimes committed in their name, the outlaw motorcycle gangs have so cleverly positioned themselves in American folklore that a stop-off at their conventions is regarded as a presidential campaign necessity.
As Hunter S. Thompson drily observed, Beamer ‘had died in the best outlaw tradition: homeless, stone broke, and owning nothing in this world but the clothes on his back and a big bright Harley’. The night before the run he’d been drinking with two fellow club members at a bar in Oakland. Alcohol and attitude had seen Terry and his friends having a disagreement with nine members of a rival gang, the Diablos. ‘I’d hit one of their members earlier,’ Terry said later, in an article that would make Hunter S.