Category: West Coast

Hugh Hefner Escaped Feds Wrath In The 1970s, Lost Friend, Executive Secretary Bobbie Arnstein To Drug Inquiry

Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner died this week at 91, an icon of the American sex revolution and having endured a painful, emotionally-taxing federal drug probe at the height of his fame and popularity in the 1970s. Hefner and his Playboy empire were the high-priority targets of a high-profile, yet ultimately unsuccessful multi-year narcotics probe that concluded in 1975 with
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‘Righteous Mike’ Ramsey Brought Sons Of Silence MC To Midwest In 1970s, Challenged The Outlaws For Power In Indy

The Sons of Silence Motorcycle Club established its foothold in the Midwest in the 1970s when Michael (Righteous Mike) Ramsey brought the Sons of Silence to the heartland, setting up a chapter in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ramsey rose to become a revered SOS national president and dropped dead of a heart attack in March 1991 at the age of
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Midwest Motorcycle Club Invasion? Fourth of July Biker Rally Brings Mongols MC To Michigan

The Mongols Motorcycle Club might be trying to make inroads into Michigan. According to sources in law enforcement, members of the Mongols showed up at a July 4th biker rally held in southern Michigan. The state of Michigan has long been a hub of Midwest biker gang activity and successful in keeping west coast clubs
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The Bay Area’s King Ant Got ‘Squeezed’, Took A Stand After ’89 BBQ Brawl & Second Oakland Drug War Ensued

A fist fight at a spring 1989 picnic and BBQ in Oakland, California spouted into a full-blown, two-and-a-half year street war for power in the Bay Area drug world, according to court records from the 1990s. While remnants of the infamous LDI Gang gathered to eat and socialize at Oakland’s Dimond Park in early May 1989,
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