So… A guy, just a normal guy, a biker, of course, gets tattoos. He decides on some witchcraft looking, biker, tattoos. If you have tattoos, you know how they become your art. His became his.
He rides, and is proud of his new art. He shows it off. People like his tattoos. He finds patches to match… Time passes. Some see his tattoos and pathces, and decide he shouldn’t have them. He didnt earn them. Their plan, go to his home, beat him up, bust up his bike, and rob his home. He decides that is not going to happen. He defends his home.
Unfortunate for him, he is out numbered, and ends up murdered. See, his tattoos were close to being Pagan MC and Warlock MC tattoos. A couple members of those clubs decided they would take their club, nation wide clubs, from charitable 501cs, that helps people, to an OMG. They decided they would conduct themselves as gang members.
A club member walks a fine line. It takes one action, from one member, under that club’s name, to turn a club member into a gang member. Only a couple members have put these entire chapters in trouble.
Now, because of the cut, every member is seen as a gang member. Every member can be charged with murder. The city has decided to charge a few members with gang activity.
Anti-gang laws are serious laws. Ricco is even worse. If the federal government wanted to, because they done the crimes under the club names, they could go after entire clubs, nationwide. Lucky for clubs, the fed knows these couple people, acting on their own, doesn’t represent these clubs.
Some laws are old laws, and can be used against members. Here in South Carolina, we have crazy lynching laws. It is very easy to catch a 15 year charge. Watching a fight is enough to catch a charge for 2nd degree lynching. I was charged with it for breaking up a fight. I broke it up by grabbing a fighter. In this state, that is a guilty verdict.
By grabbing the person, i took away their ability to defend themselves. Being able to use the internet, i found out that i was probably going to prison. Here, the right thing can cost you your freedom. Lucky for me, the person decided it was not fair to do me like that, and had the charges dropped. Lucky for S.C., the laws are being abused, like giving a guy 20 years for a simple bar fight, and are being changed.
Here is a little advice; Make prospects serve the entire time. Feel people out. Learn everything about a person that might represent your club. Follow the bi-laws. Smart people wrote those. They are how a club survives. They are how a club gets a nationwide club. Numbers are hard to get, but never lower their standards. The people above, they murdered a guy for tattoos. Would it not be smarter to try to get him to prospect? Then, if you didnt earn it, dont wear it. Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed your time here!