Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Biker War: So You Think It’s Cool to Hang with these Nitwits

In case you missed it; Two of the major outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMG) on the West Coast are in a shooting war. On April 28, 2002, Laughlin, Nevada, witnessed the hazards of being around warring OMG’s. The result: numerous injuries and 3 dead in a casino; one more dead on the highway out-of-town. Read about it here and here.

There are those who wish to think of OMG members as just a group fun-loving, but eccentric motorcycle buffs. Not only that, but they like to rub elbows with these motorcycle riding “outlaws” of society. For a good view of what an OMG is all about, go here and read about it.

There is an old adage that if you play with fire, you will get burned. That’s exactly what happened to a Norco, CA, fireman who was picking up toys at a Hessian OMG Toys for Tots event this last Sunday. It seems that the Hells’ Angels and the Mongols chose the event to be an extension of their war. The result was two Hells’ Angels and the fireman shot.

It is time for the public to start repudiating the motorcycle-riding miscreants in society. Recognize these people for what they are: a bunch of organized crime individuals who often engage in some rather un-organized crime. Read here about the Toys for Tots shooting.