Hells Angels: Into the Abyss by Yves LavigneThis is the explosive true story of the only man ever to infiltrate the Hells Angels organization as an FBI informant, uncovering the truth about the notorious biker gangs netherworld of evil, lust, and violence.A chilling crime story that strips away the Hells Angelss image to reveal a powerful and deadly organized crime syndicate.The authors acceptance into the highest ranks of the gang led to an unprecedented FBI sting operation and 42 arrests.
BBC Documentary - Hells Angels - London - 1973
Why I went from full-patch Hells Angel to informant
Two youth groups with one aim in common. They profess hate for the older generation and they're out to shock and disgust by any means. You see them in the street with their big boots, narrow braces and close-cropped hair - Skinheads. And their enemies: roaring into town on motorbikes, with German war insignia and swastikas pinned to their leather jackets - Hell's Angels. Two unorganised youth groups with one aim in common. Skinheads are blamed for football violence, train-wrecking and racial assaults; Hell's Angels for terrorising towns. Are such criticisms justified?
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Hells Angels MC 2017 Outlaw Motorcycle Crime Gangs 01 Documentary
For many motorists, it's instinctual to feel fear when a swarm of burly guys with tattoos come roaring into the rearview mirror on their loud, modified Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Many people's assumption, right or wrong, is that the individuals belong to a motorcycle gang -- or club, as many of them prefer to be called -- and that they'll bust you up thoroughly if you so much as look at one of them the wrong way. The most famous of these clubs, or infamous depending on your point of view, is the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. It's the one that created the model of the "outlaw" motorcycle group that we know today. Its members are known by the public as being fearsome, short-tempered and often involved in criminal activity, despite efforts of local club chapters to perform good works in the community. Law enforcement keeps close tabs on the Hells Angels and other motorcycle-centered organizations -- police say the bikers often resort to murder to eliminate rivals who threaten their profitable criminal enterprises.
In May , a court in Utrecht issued a verdict that made The Netherlands the first country to completely ban the Hells Angels; other countries such as Germany had banned local chapters, but never before the entire club. Common nicknames for the club are the "H. The Hells Angels were originally started by American World War II immigrants, the Bishop family, on March 17 of in Fontana, California ;  shortly after which, they subsumed an amalgamation of former members of other motorcycle clubs, such as the Pissed Off Bastards of Bloomington , which had been formed by veterans of the war. The website also notes that the name was first suggested by an associate of the founders named Arvid Olsen, who had served in the "Hell's Angels" squadron of the Flying Tigers in China during World War II. Some of the early history of the HAMC is not clear, and accounts differ. According to Ralph "Sonny" Barger , founder of the Oakland charter, early charters of the club were founded in San Francisco , Gardena , Fontana , Oakland and elsewhere, with the members usually being unaware that there were other clubs. The Oakland charter, at the time headed by Barger, used a larger version of the "Death's Head" patch nicknamed the "Barger Larger", which was first used in