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Hells Angels Security It is hard to become one VideoCop pulls over Hell's Angel's Biker The decision to have the Hells Angels to do security for $ worth of beer would have serious consequences. On the day of the show, they Angels were physically violent towards the crowd with pool. The Hells Angels’ notoriety increased after they were hired to provide stage security for the Altamont festival, a free Rolling Stones concert presented at a motor speedway east of Oakland on December 6, A Hells Angels member was charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of Meredith Hunter, an year-old male concertgoer, but was later acquitted. The Hells Angels’ part in the violence that took place at the festival has always played a major role in the Altamont story. But Selvin said the notion that the Stones hired the Hells Angels as. By some accounts, the Hells Angels were hired as security by the management of the Rolling Stones, on the recommendation of the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane (who both had previously used the Angels for security at performances without incident), for $ worth of beer. This story has been denied by some parties who were directly involved. He added: “The Hells Angels had a lot to do with it I got the impression that because they were a security force they were using it as an excuse perhaps the only thing we needed security for was the Hells Angels.” It was enough to make all the acts try to help out in keeping things cool. 4/15/ · A Hells Angel member can be clearly seen on the casino security videotape performing a front kick on a Mongol biker member, causing the ensuing melee. However, prior to this altercation, several incidents of harassment and provocation were noted in the Clark County, Nevada Grand Jury hearings as having been perpetrated upon The Hells Angels. 1/16/ · Hells Angels members would later claim that "security" was an overstatement, and they had merely been asked, in a vague way, to help out. As a means of blocking performers from the crowd, gang members lined their motorcycles up in front of the stage. Die Bands und ihre Fans träumten von einem Woodstock an der Westküste. Das war eindeutig ein Fehler. Die Gewaltbereitschaft und der Rassismus der Hells Angels schienen niemanden zu stören.
Countries, where people disappear every day. In August , a leading member of the Berlin Bandidos was stabbed and shot to death in Hohenschönhausen, Berlin.
A news channel claimed, the year-old Michael B. Police reports say there is a continuing war over territorial claims between the Bandidos and the Hells Angels.
On the night of October 31 to November 1, , it came to a confrontation between members of opposing groups. The clubhouse of the Bandidos in Duisburg was attacked and damaged from the outside, in Solingen shots were fired at the residence of some members of the Midland charter, a hand grenade was thrown against the building but did not explode and was later blown up by the police.
Also in October , at the opening ceremony of a new Hells Angels pub in Potsdam , 70 police officers controlled persons, 39 vehicles and arrested one member, who was a fugitive, of the Hells Angels group "Nomads.
Two baseball bats and a banned one-handed knife was also found. Since December 22, , two members of the Hells Angels are standing trial in Kaiserslautern.
They are accused, along with another Hells Angels member who is a fugitive, having murdered the year-old [ ] President of the chapters of the Donnersberg Outlaws MC in June Also in December , a year-old member of the Hells Angels was stabbed and critically injured in Erfurt.
After an emergency surgery the victim was out of danger. The rocker was stabbed in the parking lot of a motorcycle business. Shortly after the attack, the police arrested four suspects in Weimar, including two members of the Jena Bandidos.
The year-old, Stefan R. He has hit a Bandidos member with his car on the A7 , reports say. The year-old Bandidos member was heavily injured and is fighting for his life.
Investigators searched for additional evidence in connection with the discovery of a weapons depot in a car repair shop in Flensburg.
In November , police had discovered explosives, five machine guns, ten shotguns and pump guns, revolvers and pistols and lots of ammunition.
Since January 10, , six members of the Weimar Bandidos are standing trial in Erfurt. The 29 to year-olds are accused of forming a criminal organization and attempted murder.
Reports say the Bandidos are striving for supremacy in the bouncer, tattoo and red-light scene. On February 19, , a year-old member of the Flensburg Hells Angels was attacked by supporters of the Bandidos and seriously injured with an iron bar.
His car had to be towed away. Since February 23, , a year-old female decoy of the Hells Angels is standing trial in Neumünster.
She is accused having lured a Bandidos member in an ambush. The victim was killed with five shots. Police reports say the background of this step is unknown.
German Bandidos probably have a problem with members of foreign origin. In general, the rockers are set nationally and felt like "real German men.
A leading Hells Angels member confirmed the defection and said the new members will be part of the "Hells Angels of Turkey.
On March 15, , a year-old supporter of the Bandidos was stabbed and badly injured in Kiel. In the same night, police raided meeting points of the Hells Angels.
A few days earlier, shots were fired at the house of the local Hells Angels leader. Reports also say there are investigations against seven persons, including two Hells Angels members, because of clashes in the red-light districts of Westerwald.
Also in March , a report claims that the Hells Angels are now selling beer , hard alcohol , cigarettes and clothing using retailers and the German supermarket chain "Real.
After the report the supermarket chain "Real" claimed to be unaware and would take the brand off the shelves. Since March , a Hells Angels member is standing trial in Duisburg.
The year-old, Timur A. The Bandidos member was shot dead in the red-light district of Duisburg. He was executed with a headshot. And the Hells Angels are expanding in Köln , Bielefeld and Siegen , where their rivals claim supremacy.
Background of the crimes are economic difficulties. In May , the warring gangs declared an armistice, but investigators doubt whether hostilities will cease.
The Hells Angels control much of the drug trade in the Netherlands, and are also involved in prostitution. Belgian police also raided two locations over the border.
A number of Hells Angels members were later imprisoned on charges of international trafficking of cocaine and ecstasy, the production and distribution of marijuana , money laundering and murder, after an investigation that lasted over a year.
In two Dutch newspapers reported that the Amsterdam whorehouse Yab Yum had long been controlled by the Dutch Hells Angels, who had taken over after a campaign of threats and blackmailing.
During a subsequent trial the city's attorney repeated these allegations and the brothel's attorney denied them.
A gang war over drugs and turf between the Hells Angels and the Bandidos , known as the " Great Nordic Biker War ", raged from until and ran across Norway, Sweden, Denmark and even parts of Finland and Estonia.
By the end of the war, machine guns, hand grenades, rocket launchers and car bombs had been used as weapons, resulting in 11 murders, 74 attempted murders, and 96 wounded members of the involved motorcycle clubs.
This led to fierce response from law enforcement and legislators, primarily in Denmark. A law was passed that banned motorcycle clubs from owning or renting property for their club activities.
The law has subsequently been repealed on constitutional grounds. In , a Hells Angels-associated gang named Altid Klar " Altid Klar " is Danish for " Always Ready " and 81 is synonymous with the letters HA was formed in Denmark to combat immigrant street gangs in a feud over the lucrative illegal hash market.
AK81 has been recruiting much quicker than the mainstream Hells Angels as members are not required to own a motorcycle or wear a patch, and racial tensions are running high in parts of Denmark.
Two of them were members of the club's Italian chapters. The Hells Angels arrested were charged with drugs and weapons trafficking, and extortion.
One suspect also attempted to use a firearm against police officers as he was being arrested. In August a Hells Angels member, Gerry Tobin, was shot dead on the M40 motorway by members of a rival motorcycle gang, the Outlaws.
Tobin was returning home to London, where he worked as a Harley service manager, from the Bulldog Bash. Police recovered various weapons including Knuckledusters , hammers and a meat cleaver.
Seven Outlaw members and five Hells Angels faced trial as a result. The Grateful Dead were also scheduled to perform but canceled at the last minute owing to the ensuing circumstances at the venue.
Crowd management proved to be difficult, resulting in both spectator injury and death. Over the course of the day, the Hells Angels became increasingly agitated as the crowd turned more aggressive.
At a later murder trial of Hells Angel Alan Passaro , a security guard testified he heard the Hells Angels being summoned over the loudspeakers when the helicopter bearing The Rolling Stones landed.
Debate after the event was over whether or not the Hells Angels were to manage security for the entire concert or just for The Rolling Stones.
Sam Cutler , the Stones' agent who had arranged to pay the Hells Angels said their role was as bodyguards to the Rolling Stones.
This was denied by the Hells Angels as well as others connected to the event. During the opening act of Santana, the Hells Angels surged into the crowd numerous times to keep persons off stage.
Thompson befriended many members, but the club ultimately turned against him and beat him. A Hells Angels member was charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of Meredith Hunter, an year-old male concertgoer, but was later acquitted.
Images of violence at the concert appeared in Gimme Shelter , a widely distributed documentary by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin.
The Hells Angels were always known as dangerous barroom fighters, but law enforcement officials later came to associate them with the manufacture and distribution of illegal drugs, especially methamphetamine.
Two attempts to prosecute club members under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizatons Act ended in mistrials in the early s.
However, the U. Print Cite. Facebook Twitter. Sons of Anarchy, a TV series based on an idea allegedly stolen by a former Hells Angel, did it for them.
Nevertheless, there is much more to them and their community than what makes the headlines. They are first of all a close-knit community, similar to the mafia.
Besides handling the dirty business, they run legitimate businesses and even do a considerable amount of charity work. They are all over the world, a proper global gang.
One can find an amazing number of of their charters on six out of seven existing continents in the world. The only European countries that still do not have any association with the club are Moldova, Belarus, Kosovo and Montenegro.
Even tiny countries such as Lichtenstein and the Canary Islands have their own charters. Additionally, there are nations that do not have established charters, but biker clubs associated with the biggest biker gang in the world, and therefore many Hells Angels-to-be walking around.
Member of the Hells Angels. After a lengthy pause and another appeal for calm, the band restarted the song and continued their set with less incident until the start of " Under My Thumb ".
Some of the Hells Angels got into a scuffle with Meredith Hunter , age 18, when he attempted to get onstage with other fans.
After a minute's pause, Hunter returned to the stage [ citation needed ] where, according to Gimme Shelter producer Porter Bibb , Hunter's girlfriend Patty Bredehoft found him and tearfully begged him to calm down and move further back in the crowd with her; but he was reportedly enraged, irrational and "so high he could barely walk".
There was no doubt in my mind that he intended to do terrible harm to Mick or somebody in the Rolling Stones, or somebody on that stage.
Following his initial scuffle with the Angels as he tried to climb onstage, [ citation needed ] Hunter as seen in concert footage wearing a bright lime-green suit returned to the front of the crowd and drew a long-barreled.
Hells Angel Alan Passaro, seeing Hunter drawing the revolver, drew a knife from his belt and charged Hunter from the side, parrying Hunter's pistol with his left hand and stabbing him twice with his right hand, killing him.
The footage was shot by Eric Saarinen , who was on stage taking pictures of the crowd, and Baird Bryant , who climbed atop a bus.
This was discovered more than a week later when raw footage was screened in the New York offices of the Maysles Brothers.
In the film sequence, lasting about two seconds, a two-meter six foot opening in the crowd appears, leaving Bredehoft in the center. Hunter enters the opening from the left.
His hand rises toward the stage, and the silhouette of a revolver is clearly seen against Bredehoft's light-colored dress. Passaro is seen entering from the right and delivering two stabs with his knife as he parries Hunter's revolver and pushes him off-screen; the opening then closes around Bredehoft.
Passaro was reported to have stabbed Hunter five times in the upper back, although only two stabs are visible in the footage. Witnesses also reported Hunter was stomped on by several Hells Angels while he was on the ground.
Hunter's autopsy confirmed he was high on methamphetamine when he died. The Rolling Stones were aware of the skirmish, but not the stabbing "You couldn't see anything, it was just another scuffle", Jagger tells David Maysles during film editing.
But it soon became apparent they could see something of what had happened because the band stopped playing mid-song and Jagger was heard calling into his microphone, "We've really got someone hurt here After a few minutes the band began playing again and eventually completed their set.
Jagger told Maysles they all agreed that if they abandoned the show at that point, the crowd would have become even more unruly, perhaps degenerating into a full-scale riot.
In , the Alameda County Sheriff's Office initiated a two-year investigation into the possibility of a second Hells Angel having taken part in the stabbing.
Finding insufficient support for this hypothesis, and reaffirming that Passaro acted alone, the office closed the case for good on May 25, The Altamont concert is often contrasted with the Woodstock festival that took place less than four months earlier.
While Woodstock represented "peace and love", Altamont came to be viewed as the end of the hippie era and the de facto conclusion of lates American youth culture: "Altamont became, whether fairly or not, a symbol for the death of the Woodstock Nation.
What died at Altamont is the Rousseauian dream itself. The music magazine Rolling Stone , in a page author article on the event entitled "The Rolling Stones Disaster at Altamont: Let It Bleed" published in their January 21, , issue, stated that "Altamont was the product of diabolical egotism, hype, ineptitude, money manipulation, and, at base, a fundamental lack of concern for humanity".
Gleason observed, "The day The Rolling Stones played there, the name [Altamont] became etched in the minds of millions of people who love pop music and who hate it as well.
If the name 'Woodstock' has come to denote the flowering of one phase of the youth culture, 'Altamont' has come to mean the end of it.
The film Gimme Shelter was criticized by Pauline Kael , Vincent Canby and other reviewers for portraying the Stones too sympathetically, and for staging a concert for the sole reason that it could be filmed, despite all the problems leading up to it.
Salon' s Michael Sragow, writing in , said many of the critics took their cues from the Rolling Stone review, which heavily blamed the filmmakers for being part of a "staged event" so that the Rolling Stones could profit from making a "concert" film.
Sragow pointed out numerous errors in the Rolling Stone coverage and added that the Maysles did not make "major motion pictures" in the traditional way; instead, a variety of factors contributed to the tragedy.
The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards was relatively sanguine about the show, calling it "basically well-handled, but lots of people were tired and a few tempers got frayed"  and "on the whole, a good concert.
The Grateful Dead wrote several songs about, or in response to, what lyricist Robert Hunter called "the Altamont affair", including "New Speedway Boogie" featuring the line "One way or another, this darkness got to give" and "Mason's Children".
The incident is mentioned in the film The Cable Guy , in a scene where Jim Carrey 's character Chip Douglas performs " Somebody to Love " on karaoke: "You might recognize this song as performed by Jefferson Airplane, in a little rockumentary called Gimme Shelter , about the Rolling Stones and their nightmare at Altamont.
That night the Oakland chapter of the Hell's Angels had their way. Tonight, it's my turn. In Australian electronic psych group Black Cab released their debut LP Altamont Diary , a concept album based on the concert and its cultural fallout.
Altamont is also referenced by Don McLean in the song " American Pie " in the song's fifth verse, the majority of which contains symbols related to Altamont: "Jack Flash," a reference to San Francisco " Candlestick ," though that venue had nothing to do with the actual concert , Sympathy for "the Devil," an enraged spectator watching something on a stage, and an "angel born in Hell.
Within the context of the song, Altamont served as the culmination of a ten-year period that had begun with the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper in February , during which "things were heading in the wrong direction" and life was "becoming less idyllic.
In , a former FBI agent asserted that some members of the Hells Angels had conspired to murder Mick Jagger in retribution for the Rolling Stones' lack of support following the concert, and for the negative portrayal of the Angels in the Gimme Shelter film.
The conspirators reportedly used a boat to approach a residence where Jagger was staying on Long Island, New York , the plot failing when the boat was nearly sunk by a storm.
Jagger's spokesperson has refused to comment on the matter. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification.
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