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.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang

Depending upon where you live in the U.S., many people have heard of the big major outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMG): Hells’ Angels, Bandidos, Outlaws, and Pagans. In S. Ca the predominant OMG’s are the Hells’ Angels and the Mongols. I’ve previously blogged on the Mongols. Read it here. I wrote on the HA here.

Lesser known are the Vagos, a particularly ratty group of individuals periodically at odds or in cahoots with the HA’s and Mongols. The Vagos are found in CA, Oregon, Colorado and Hawaii. Like the rest of their OMG brethren, the Vagos members engage in all manner of crimes.

The ATF just concluded a 2 or 3 year investigation which culminated in a massive roundup with search warrants and arrests. Read about it here.