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The Quebec Biker war between the Hells Angels and the Rock Machine began in and continued until late and claimed more than lives, including innocent bystanders. The emergence of biker gangs in Quebec happened contemporaneously with the United States. Quebec's economic crisis of the s saw many of Quebec's urban population heading for the rural communities in order to cultivate lands to provide for themselves and their families.
The settlers' children, like many youth of this era, were rebellious and rejected their parents' values.
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While the American gangs were created by World War II veterans, in Quebec the formation of motorcycle clubs which was seen as an expression of this rebellion. By the s, there were about motorcycle clubs in Quebec that incorporated many of the same characteristics as American biker clubs, although they mainly operated in rural communities instead of in major cities. Maurice aka Mom Boucher was the leader of the Quebec chapters and second-in-command of the Canadian Nomad chapter, a chapter with no fixed geographic base.
In May , Boucher received a life sentence, with no possibility of parole for at least 25 years, after being convicted of two counts of first-degree murder for the killings of two Canadian prison guards, ambushed on their way home. Their goal was to investigate the Nomad chapter of the Hells Angels in the Montreal and Quebec City regions until it was dismantled two years later to make way for a bigger, province-wide Task force. The Hells Angels threat in Quebec and Canada resulted in the first anti-gang law in Canadian legislation, as the Canadian government wished to build on the success of the American anti-gang legislation known as RICO.
Furthermore, during the period the Canadian anti-gang legislation was created, many Montrealers were experiencing a high volume of violent acts which threatened civilians. The tough shell of secrecy that protected the Hells Angels for years finally cracked during an investigation that has resulted in the arrests of almost every member of the gang in Quebec. In all, strikes were conducted by the police, members were arrested, charged with for first-degree murder, attempted murder, gangsterism or drug trafficking.
The operation was expected to lead to the closing of 22 unsolved murders. Operation SharQc involved a full-patch member of the gang turning informant, a very rare occurrence in Quebec. The two clubs would wage war against each other between September and December Knudsen was shot and killed with a machine gun in front of his wife Pia outside their home on May 25, At the time of his death, Knudsen and other Bullshit members were the prime suspects for the double murder of two young men aged 16 and 20 in Amager six days before.
A Yugoslavian immigrant would later be convicted of those murders, however.
Nielsen fled to Canada but was apprehended and extradited back to Denmark in where he served sixteen years in prison for the murder. The following two Bullshit presidents after Knudsen were also assassinated. Nielsen and Ludvigsen claimed that they had shot in self-defence after Marcus had drawn a handgun first.
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Bullshit MC left Christiania following Marcus' death and formally disbanded in By the end of the Copenhagen biker war, eight Bullshit members had been killed compared to one Hells Angel, in addition to one "civilian" which brought the total death toll to ten during the 2-year-four-month-long conflict.
The Black Sheep later "patched-over" to were absorbed by the Hells Angels, while the Morticians were declined membership. The Morticians, who were founded in , became a rival club of the Hells Angels by before changing their name to Undertakers MC and later aligning themselves with the Bandidos, whose only European chapter was based in Marseille, France at that point. In , the Hells Angels tried to prevent another club, Morbids MC, from growing into an established biker gang and potential rival in Sweden.
The Morbids then also joined an alliance with the Bandidos, who backed-up their prospect club. Outlaws MC also joined with the Bandidos in Norway. This eventually led to the Nordic biker war, a conflict over control of the drug trade between the two most powerful outlaw biker gangs in Scandinavia, the Hells Angels and the Bandidos. After gang violence had already erupted in Finland, Norway and Sweden, the war reached Denmark on December 25, when two Hells Angels members were beaten up by Bandidos at a nightclub in Copenhagen, signaling the beginning of a number of violent incidents between the clubs in the country.
Bandidos members who were returning from a weekend in Helsinki were shot, three wounded and one, Uffe Larsen, was killed at Copenhagen Airport on March 10, Six Hells Angels members and associates were convicted and sentenced to a total of 53 years in prison, and one was given a life sentence, for the attack.
On October 6, , an anti-tank rocket was fired at a Hells Angels clubhouse in Copenhagen during a party. Bandidos prospect Niels Poulsen was convicted of carrying out the attacks and sentenced to life in prison.
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Towards the end of , there were shootings of Bandidos members in Horsens and Aalborg. The Bandidos responded by ordering shootings on Hells Angels members and allies in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen. Hells Angels member Vagn Smith was convicted of the murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. The last incident happened on August 11, when the Bandidos clubhouse in Dalby was bombed. By the end of the war, 11 murders and 74 attempted murders had been committed and 96 people were wounded across Scandinavia.
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A law was passed in Denmark that banned motorcycle clubs from owning or renting property for their club activities. The law has subsequently been repealed on constitutional grounds. Bandidos associate Flemming Jensen was beaten and stabbed to death by Hells Angels members in a tavern in Aalborg on August 12, 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. The first German charter of the Hells Angels was founded in the in Hamburg and was active in the red-light districts of St. Pauli and Sternschanze. In , Hells Angels members murdered a nightclub manager on the island of Sylt. On August 11, , police officers stormed the clubhouse "Angels Place" in the red-light district Sternschanze and arrested the leaders of the Hells Angels of Hamburg.
In , thirteen members were sentenced between 6 months to 7 years in prison and the Hamburg charter and its symbols were banned. Despite the ban, today there is again a Hells Angels charter in Hamburg under the name of "Harbor City", because the association is not prohibited as such, but only wearing its symbols. The other Hells Angels members and of members of the motorcycle club "Bones" in Hannover under its President Frank Hanebuth, who is a colorful character in the red-light scene of Hannover, took over the power in the Hamburg Kiez and controlled numerous brothels, including the "Laufhaus" and the "Pascha", on the Reeperbahn.
Some women were forced into prostitution with brutal violence. Meanwhile, Butcher fled to Brazil because the Hells Angels had set a bounty on him.
German investigators tracked him to South America and persuaded him to give evidence. On November 1, , police officers moved to a major raid and arrested the new leadership of the association. In Germany, Sweden and Poland 17 suspects were arrested and more than 50 kilograms of narcotics were seized. The witnesses are now living under police protection because they fear for their lives. Helmut "Miko" M. Previously, in December , a bomb attack perpetrated on him failed due to an intermittent contact in the explosive device.
The background to the crime was disputes over open money claims in the red-light district. In March , a group of Hells Angels raided a Bandidos clubhouse in Stuhr where they assaulted and robbed five Bandidos members. Three were given jail sentences and another eleven were handed down suspended sentences at the trial which took place in Hannover on December 16, Nineteen police vehicles were in use and shots were fired. A witness filmed the scene. All people involved including the Hells Angels, Bandidos and the witness were silent in court. Sources say there are two high ranking Hells Angels members involved in the conflict.
On June 11, , Heino B. Reports say they drove to his Harley-Davidson shop and shot him there on May 23, After the first day of a related lawsuit on December 17, , riots between the two gangs and the police were reported. Robert K. Five private apartments and the clubhouse "Angels Place" in Bremen were searched. Police reports say the LKA-Bremen seized firearms, baseball bats, knives and illegal drugs.
Police reports also say five Hells Angels members are on the run. On July 17, , 34 persons of a group of 50 were arrested in Oranienburg street in Berlin Mitte. Sources say the persons are supporters of the Hells Angels and bouncers and hooligans in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern scene. Other sources say the persons are members of the "Brigade 81", a murderous group of the Hells Angels. One of the hooligans now ex-hooligan and vice-president of the Potsdam Hells Angels was a famous and dangerous fighter, who had beaten the French police officer Daniel Nivel into a coma in The police seized white masks, knuckle dusters, telescopic batons, quartz-sand-gloves and illegal drugs.
The background of the incident was that a group of Bandidos appeared in the "Gold Club" and wanted to play power games. In Kiel, a mass brawl occurred between members of the Hells Angels and alleged right-wing extremists. On December 6, , the front man of the Hells Angels "Nomads", was brutally beaten in the nightclub "Omega" in Eberswalde. The perpetrators were members of the Chicanos, a support group of the Bandidos motorcycle gang.
fizcom-ce.olimpia.me/9958.php In February , the Hells Angels published a statement about the mass brawl in Kiel, distancing itself from contacts to the right-wing scene. The attempt to draw the club into the right-wing haze is a personal insult for every member, the Hells Angels indicate.
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