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By Raf Sanchez , Washington. A gun battle between rival motorcycles gangs in Waco, Texas left nine people dead and led to more than arrests. Here's what you need to know about Sunday's killings, and the bigger problem of outlaw motorcycle gangs in America. Around gang members from five different motorcycle groups arrived at the Twin Peaks sports bar in Waco on Sunday morning for what seems to have been a summit between rival gangs. It didn't stay civil for long.
An outlaw motorcycle club , is a motorcycle subculture that has its roots in the immediate post-World War II era of North American society. In the United States, such motorcycle clubs MCs are considered "outlaw" not necessarily because they engage in criminal activity, but because they are not sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association AMA and do not adhere to the AMA's rules. Instead the clubs have their own set of bylaws reflecting the outlaw biker culture. The U. Department of Justice defines "outlaw motorcycle gangs" OMG as "organizations whose members use their motorcycle clubs as conduits for criminal enterprises". While organizations may vary, the typical internal organization of a motorcycle club consists of a president , vice president , treasurer , secretary , road captain , and sergeant-at-arms sometimes known as enforcer. The president of the mother chapter serves as the president of the entire MC, and sets club policy on a variety of issues.
This is an alphabetical list of notable outlaw motorcycle clubs , including those current, defunct, or historic. An outlaw motorcycle club is a motorcycle subculture that has its roots in the immediate post-World War II era of American society. It is generally centered on the use of cruiser motorcycles, particularly Harley-Davidsons and choppers , and a set of ideals that celebrate freedom, nonconformity to mainstream culture and loyalty to the biker group. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See also: List of motorcycle clubs. Tampa Bay Times. It started with stolen biker vests.
What differentiates a motorcycle club or organization from a group of deadly outlaws? - They're not just motorcycle clubs, but organized criminal enterprises. McLaughlin contributed to this report.
Photo via mythslegendsandtales. Founded in in Colorado, they may be relatively small but what they lack in size they make up for in reputation. Secretive and efficient, these guys mean business. Photo via uk. Photo via news. Not quite as big as the Vagos but steadily growing. Despite alleged links to drugs, extortion and robbery the MC claim to have excluded drug addicts and criminals from the organisation as per a new code of conduct.