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By Duncan McNab

Following the stunning revelations within the bestselling Dead guy Running, comes this forensic exam of the worldwide way forward for organised crime - now being operated on a tremendous scale through outlaw motorbike gangs.

One of the staggering revelations within the bestselling disclose Dead guy Running, by means of Ross Coulthard and Duncan McNab, used to be the trouble confronted through the Australian police in tackling the burgeoning crime empire that outlaw bike gangs have been constructing in our nation. the inside track simply will get worse - right here in Australia and anyplace else those biker gangs flourish.

Above The Law takes a troublesome and chilling examine the worldwide way forward for organised crime, and divulges that the world's such a lot winning legal empire is now being operated on a major scale via outlaw bike gangs - an empire that's turning out to be in energy, succeed in and ruthlessness by means of the day.

Far surpassing the threats posed through the Mafia, Russian syndicates, chinese language Triads and jap Yakuza...

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I was riding at the front of the entire pack and felt as if no power could stop us. It was like I became Chief Crazy Horse leading the charge. The major gangs—the Hells Angels, Outlaws and Bandidos— coexist without too much trouble. Lots of exuberant drinking, and the occasional brawl at local landmarks like One-Eyed Jack’s Saloon and the Full Throttle Saloon, which bills itself as the world’s biggest biker bar. Old grievances are kept pretty much in check—within the public’s gaze at least. ’ The Sturgis Police Department helpfully publishes a menu of criminal offences for rally attendees.

Much of the credit for the strategy that saw the Hells Angels’ image move back towards the side of the gods can be given to Sonny Barger. Barger was a born leader. Journalist Yves Lavigne once observed that in Barger the gang had an exceptional chief executive officer. ’ When the club incorporated in 1966, its mission statement claimed it was ‘dedicated to the promotion and advancement of motorcycle riding, motorcycle clubs, motorcycle highway safety and all phases of motorcycling and motorcycle driving’.

The Angels responded positively to the article and Thompson soon found himself hanging around regularly with the Oakland boys. They could often be found at Thompson’s apartment, though his then-wife and neighbours were none too pleased. However, all good things must come to end, and in Thompson’s case that end was made clear when the Angels turned on him and delivered a very comprehensive kicking.

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