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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2013
Baltimore County police officers from several precincts were called to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium on Saturday after the promoter of a weekend motorcycle show said he asked a gang to leave. The Pagans, a rival of the Hells Angels, were asked to leave by the organizers of the Timonium Motorcycle Show about 1 p.m., police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said in an email. She said additional police support was requested because the department was concerned about a possible confrontation after the Hells Angels were displaying their colors, which motorcycle clubs were told not to do during the event.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2013
Baltimore County police officers from several precincts were called to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium on Saturday after the promoter of a weekend motorcycle show said he asked a gang to leave. The Pagans, a rival of the Hells Angels, were asked to leave by the organizers of the Timonium Motorcycle Show about 1 p.m., police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said in an email. She said additional police support was requested because the department was concerned about a possible confrontation after the Hells Angels were displaying their colors, which motorcycle clubs were told not to do during the event.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | January 6, 2004
A shooting at a Baltimore County nightclub appears to have been sparked by a rivalry between motorcycle gangs, putting police on the watch for what they fear could become an ugly turf war in Maryland, authorities said yesterday. The gunman in the shooting Sunday night at Club Tattle Tails in Edgemere was wearing a vest identifying him as a prospective member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang, and the two shooting victims are apparently members of the Pagans gang, police said. One of the victims remained in critical condition last night.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2012
A man was struck in the head with a rubber mallet at the North Point Plaza Flea Market on Sunday afternoon during what a police dispatcher initially characterized as a "motorcycle gang-related" fight. Officers responded to the market in the 2400 block of North Point Road in Dundalk about 1:10 p.m. for a report of a fight between two groups and found the man with a serious but non-life-threatening injury, said Cpl. John Wachter, a police spokesman. Wachter would not confirm a connection to a gang or provide more details on the nature of the fight.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | August 5, 1994
If you've seen "Forrest Gump" -- and, based on the box-office returns, chances are you have -- you might want to see tonight's rerun of "The Princess Bride" on cable. Or, for other reasons, you might want to see an old docudrama about Richard Nixon or a new made-for-TV movie starring Gary Busey's son. At any rate, there are very few reasons I can muster for watching broadcast TV tonight, outside of a chance to catch a "Picket Fences" rerun.* "I Witness Video" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2)
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | January 4, 1993
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- For 47 years, the Hells Angels have roared down the road as the biggest, baddest outlaw motorcycle gang.But the Oakland, Calif.-based club has a quieter, law-abiding alter ego: The Hell's Angels Motorcycle Corporation, an "organization of motorcycle enthusiasts" and the protective owner of U.S. registered trademarks for the name "Hells Angels" and its signature "death-head" logo.Legendary for brutally punishing impostors who dare don Hells Angels "colors" -- black leather jackets emblazoned with the club's name and logo -- the outlaw club is now defending its honor with an unlikely weapon: the law.The Hells Angels recently sued Marvel Comics, accusing it of "getting a free ride" on the bikers' "powerfully evocative" image with a comic book titled "Hell's Angel" about a bionic super-heroine.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 30, 1995
DETROIT -- Once more, with new depth of feeling, Detroit's leaders are pleading with its residents not to try to burn their city down on the night before Halloween.After being surprised and embarrassed by a surge in arson last year, the city is hoping to snuff the bizarre, heartbreaking ritual known as Devil's Night and substitute "Angel's Night," using curfews, dances for teen-agers, bans on containers of gasoline, and neighborhood patrols.Prompted, they say, by reawakening pride in a reawakening city and by the lessons of the Million Man March, some 25,000 volunteers have responded to the city's call for help, and the list is expected to grow.
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By Laurie Willis and Del Quentin Wilber and Laurie Willis and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | November 22, 2002
A South Baltimore motorcycle gang and a Jessup business were being investigated yesterday in connection with the city's largest seizure of the drug PCP - a stash police valued at $50 million to $100 million. Baltimore police said the gang is responsible for distributing phencyclidine, a hallucinogenic drug known as PCP, throughout the city. The amount of chemicals seized late Wednesday at the home on the 3700 block of Liberty Heights Ave. in Northwest Baltimore amazed city and federal law enforcement officials who participated in the raid.
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By MICHAEL DRESSER | July 23, 2007
It's hardly news that motorcyclists have a somewhat scruffy image. It's unfair to most of them. But all it takes are a few. My last two columns have dealt with the motorcyclists-rights group ABATE - a proponent of "freedom of choice" in the use of motorcycle helmets. They're nice, law-abiding people and they're not a motorcycle gang - even though some members like to dress the part. But ABATE doesn't speak for all motorcyclists. Quite a few bikers believe ABATE - with its opposition to mandatory helmet laws and penchant for meeting in taverns - projects a poor image of motorcycling.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | May 20, 1991
Here's the bad news: Brian Bosworth will probably be a movie star.And here's the good news: Andrew Dice Clay probably won't.First the bad news. Bosworth hasn't yet learned to act and may never, but he's an imposing physical specimen with enough planes in his face to qualify him for adoration by camera. In "Stone Cold," his debut film -- name above the title, first time out -- he plays an Alabama cop with a track record for busting bikers who is recruited by the FBI to go undercover in Mississippi.
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By MICHAEL DRESSER | July 23, 2007
It's hardly news that motorcyclists have a somewhat scruffy image. It's unfair to most of them. But all it takes are a few. My last two columns have dealt with the motorcyclists-rights group ABATE - a proponent of "freedom of choice" in the use of motorcycle helmets. They're nice, law-abiding people and they're not a motorcycle gang - even though some members like to dress the part. But ABATE doesn't speak for all motorcyclists. Quite a few bikers believe ABATE - with its opposition to mandatory helmet laws and penchant for meeting in taverns - projects a poor image of motorcycling.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | January 6, 2004
A shooting at a Baltimore County nightclub appears to have been sparked by a rivalry between motorcycle gangs, putting police on the watch for what they fear could become an ugly turf war in Maryland, authorities said yesterday. The gunman in the shooting Sunday night at Club Tattle Tails in Edgemere was wearing a vest identifying him as a prospective member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang, and the two shooting victims are apparently members of the Pagans gang, police said. One of the victims remained in critical condition last night.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 8, 2003
Members of a month-old, multicounty police task force focusing on outlaw motorcycle gangs arrested two bikers Wednesday night on gun and drug charges after pulling them over for traffic violations in Baltimore, authorities said yesterday. Danny R. Newton, 36, of the 8100 block of Hicks Road in Jessup and Charles R. Zepp, 22, of the 1700 block of Pine Knob Road in Sykesville - both members of the Pagan Motorcycle Club, according to state police - were charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a handgun.
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By Laurie Willis and Del Quentin Wilber and Laurie Willis and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | November 22, 2002
A South Baltimore motorcycle gang and a Jessup business were being investigated yesterday in connection with the city's largest seizure of the drug PCP - a stash police valued at $50 million to $100 million. Baltimore police said the gang is responsible for distributing phencyclidine, a hallucinogenic drug known as PCP, throughout the city. The amount of chemicals seized late Wednesday at the home on the 3700 block of Liberty Heights Ave. in Northwest Baltimore amazed city and federal law enforcement officials who participated in the raid.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 24, 2002
NEW YORK - At least one man was killed and 10 others wounded by gunfire or knives yesterday when a motorcycle and tattoo exposition on Long Island erupted into what police described as a vicious battle between rival bike gangs. Havoc broke loose at the event, sponsored by a Long Island chapter of the Hells Angels, shortly after 4 p.m. when members of the other gang, the Pagans, entered a Plainview concert and catering hall, authorities said. Although details remained unclear last night, police and witnesses who were among about 1,000 people attending the event said gunfire erupted soon after the Pagans entered.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 30, 1995
DETROIT -- Once more, with new depth of feeling, Detroit's leaders are pleading with its residents not to try to burn their city down on the night before Halloween.After being surprised and embarrassed by a surge in arson last year, the city is hoping to snuff the bizarre, heartbreaking ritual known as Devil's Night and substitute "Angel's Night," using curfews, dances for teen-agers, bans on containers of gasoline, and neighborhood patrols.Prompted, they say, by reawakening pride in a reawakening city and by the lessons of the Million Man March, some 25,000 volunteers have responded to the city's call for help, and the list is expected to grow.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2012
A man was struck in the head with a rubber mallet at the North Point Plaza Flea Market on Sunday afternoon during what a police dispatcher initially characterized as a "motorcycle gang-related" fight. Officers responded to the market in the 2400 block of North Point Road in Dundalk about 1:10 p.m. for a report of a fight between two groups and found the man with a serious but non-life-threatening injury, said Cpl. John Wachter, a police spokesman. Wachter would not confirm a connection to a gang or provide more details on the nature of the fight.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 8, 2003
Members of a month-old, multicounty police task force focusing on outlaw motorcycle gangs arrested two bikers Wednesday night on gun and drug charges after pulling them over for traffic violations in Baltimore, authorities said yesterday. Danny R. Newton, 36, of the 8100 block of Hicks Road in Jessup and Charles R. Zepp, 22, of the 1700 block of Pine Knob Road in Sykesville - both members of the Pagan Motorcycle Club, according to state police - were charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a handgun.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | August 5, 1994
If you've seen "Forrest Gump" -- and, based on the box-office returns, chances are you have -- you might want to see tonight's rerun of "The Princess Bride" on cable. Or, for other reasons, you might want to see an old docudrama about Richard Nixon or a new made-for-TV movie starring Gary Busey's son. At any rate, there are very few reasons I can muster for watching broadcast TV tonight, outside of a chance to catch a "Picket Fences" rerun.* "I Witness Video" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2)
FEATURES
By Knight-Ridder News Service | January 4, 1993
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- For 47 years, the Hells Angels have roared down the road as the biggest, baddest outlaw motorcycle gang.But the Oakland, Calif.-based club has a quieter, law-abiding alter ego: The Hell's Angels Motorcycle Corporation, an "organization of motorcycle enthusiasts" and the protective owner of U.S. registered trademarks for the name "Hells Angels" and its signature "death-head" logo.Legendary for brutally punishing impostors who dare don Hells Angels "colors" -- black leather jackets emblazoned with the club's name and logo -- the outlaw club is now defending its honor with an unlikely weapon: the law.The Hells Angels recently sued Marvel Comics, accusing it of "getting a free ride" on the bikers' "powerfully evocative" image with a comic book titled "Hell's Angel" about a bionic super-heroine.
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