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Feds Go After Notorious Motorcycle Gangs By Claiming the Rights of Their Insignia Patches

May 21, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Feds Go After Notorious Motorcycle Gangs By Claiming the Rights of Their Insignia Patches

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In the wake of the Waco Biker War between the Bandidos and Cossacks, Federal Prosecutors will now attempt to break up America’s most notorious motorcycle gangs by going after the rights to their logos.

The government will try and make it illegal for members of the 600-violent Mongols Nation to wear their trademarked patch, which shows a black-and-white image of the conqueror Genghis Khan in sunglasses riding a motorcycle.

According to law enforcement officials, preventing the gang from wearing their logos would decrease their identity and influence.

‘It not just stripping them of their identity, or robbing them of a recruiting tool, it’s taking the star off their helmet. The logo itself furthers a criminal enterprise,” a source told Fox News.

One expert predicts if the government succeeds against the Mongols, it would provide the government a legal precedent to unsettle and disrupt other violent motorcycle groups, which would include the Cossacks and Bandidos.

“Motorcycle clubs across the U.S. view this move by the government as an attempt to outlaw motorcycle clubs by preventing them from wearing their insignia patches, you take away their identity,” said Donald Charles Davis, author of ‘Aging Rebel: Dispatches From The Motorcycle Outlaw Frontier’,

The Mongols registered the badge in 2005 as a trademark but were banned from wearing the patch in 2008 after 100 gang members gang were arrested on numerous charges, including murder and robbery. However, the ban was later lifted.

Lawyers for the gang will face-off with the government June 2nd in an LA court. The incident in Waco has had an effect led the Feds to act against the Motorcycle gangs.

Edward Winterhalder, a former member of the Bandidos who has written 10 books about biker gangs, said that the simmering feud started when the Cossacks angered the Bandidos last year by wearing a Texas patch on a territory- on part of their vests known as the ‘bottom rocker.

‘The Cossacks decided they were big enough and strong enough, and when the Bandidos told them to take it off but they didn’t back down,’ Winterhalder said.

The police have seized now a total of 318 weapons recovered from the scene of the Twin Peaks restaurant parking lot.

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