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Largest West Coast Gathering of Black Motorcycle Clubs Leaves 1 Dead. 12 Wounded.
AP, Washington Post and Fresno Bee call it a “multi-racial dance.”
The Fresno Bee called it a “dance” sponsored by a “multi-racial” motorcycle club. So did the Washington Post.
But this was no dance: This was the “official after party” for the largest gathering of black motorcycle clubs on the West Coast. A weekend collection of violence and mayhem of 5000 or more black bikers that descend on Fresno twice a year for the “Half Way Run.” So named because it is the half way spot for bikers from the Los Angeles and Oakland areas to gather and party.
Or shoot each other.
Last weekend, by the time this “dance” was over, 13 people were shot, one fatally. More than 100 police were called to subdue the “running gun battle.”
In attendance were more than 500 members of dozens of black California motorcycle clubs, including the Soul Brothers, Unknown Riders, Kings of Cali, Bad Boyz, Black Pearls, Black Sabbath, Good Tymez, Most Wanted, Buffalo Soldiers, and others. All listed at a web site called blackmotorcycleclubs.net.
“The Fresno Bee and Associated Press may think this was a “multi-racial” gathering,” said Taleeb Starkes, author of the Uncivil War, a book that confronts the criminal subculture within the Black community. “But they are just about the only ones. This incident in Fresno was just the latest example of how the press ignore, condone and even deny black mob violence.”
Here is how one of the participants described a recent Half Way Run:
“Every year we head to the middle of Cali in fresno where all the bike clubs meet up and kill it…this is our version of Black Bike Week on the west. Thousands of bikes.”
Black Bike Week in South Carolina is featured in the book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it. The book documents how Black Biker Week has been a scene of epic mayhem and violence. Just one of the more than 500 examples of black mob violence from over 100 cities shown in the book.
Back in Fresno, a group called In Traffic TV productions made a video of last year’s festivities. The black host immediately pronounced to his “niggas” that the weekend was “ghetto fabulous.” The 13-minute program showed thousands black bikers, police helicopters, sirens, and lots of law enforcement — all set to a variety of hip hop tracks that talked about violence, using drugs, dealing drugs, killing and riding motorcycles. And above all, growing up “in the hood.” With lots of obscenities and N-bombs.
The killing from last weekend happened at just one of the weekend’s activities: The “official after party” at the Soul Brothers Motorcycle Club headquarters outside of Fresno.
The Fresno Bee claims Soul Brothers is multi-racial group because of the crossed black and white arms that comprise the group’s logo.
But anyone looking at the thousands of pictures and hours of videos that club members have posted on various sites around the internet know this is a black club. That is what the club called itself when it produced a video with club’s founder, where he talked about its roots as a black motorcycle club.
The Fresno Bee, Washington Post and Associated Press may have failed to capture the true size and nature of the event. But they did at least hint at the chaos created during the semi-annual mayhem.
Or did they? The Fresno Bee cannot make up is mind: In one paragraph of a recent news story, this gathering of black bikers is described as “peaceful.” But the next sentence says the opposite:
While the motorcyclists generally are peaceful, police usually put extra officers on duty to prevent bikers from speeding, pulling wheelies and drinking in public.
Violence has occurred frequently at the gatherings. This spring, a shooting broke out at a motel near Highway 99 and Olive Avenue where bikers were gathered and several were wounded. Several years ago, one person was killed at a dance held by bikers in southwest Fresno.
The Bee does report that neighbors say the club house is the scene of frequent and intense violence and mayhem. Including gun shots and loud noises from parties over a several year period.
American reporters may not be able — or willing – to talk about the epidemic of black mob violence so recently on display in Fresno. But a reader of a newspaper in London did not seem to have any trouble when he commented on an excellent account of the Fresno shootings in the Daily Mail: “Gangs of ‘Soul Brothers’ with guns in a warehouse at 2am on a Saturday night,’ said the commenter. “What could possibly go wrong?”
Teenager Dejuan Gladney killed in shootout at ‘Soul Brothers’ biker dance party | Mail Online
Biker club shootout in Calwa leaves 1 dead, 12 injured | Crime | FresnoBee.com
great video of the weekend IN TRAFFIC TV fresno ca motorcycle run 2012 mobile phone version. – YouTube
another poster Unknown Riders MC Fresno
big poster 9-29-2013 Peace Ride.jpg – THE motorcycle SET
kings of cali party Gun battle at Fresno biker club kills 1, wounds 12 – LeaderHerald.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community – The Leader Herald
all black Soul Brothers M.C. mother chapter
▶ LAS VEGAS SOUL BROTHERS MC – YouTube
Biker club shoot out in Calwa leaves one dead and several injured | abc30.com
Soul Brothers J1 Ride 1-1-2012 – YouTube
Calwa residents speak out after motorcycle club shooting | abc30.com
IN TRAFFIC TV fresno ca motorcycle run 2012 – YouTube
▶ SOUL BROTHERS MC PICNIC APRIL 6, 2013 – YouTube
Gun battle at Fresno biker club kills 1, wounds 12 – YouTube
Bay Area Desperados Mc Fresno Run – YouTube
▶ Soul Brothers New Years Day Run 2012 – YouTube
News, sports and weather for Fresno & Clovis, CA & the Central Valley | The Fresno Bee
Gunfight at Fresno Biker Club Kills 1, Wounds 12 – ABC News
Young Jeezy – Just Got Word ft. YG (It’s Tha World) – YouTube
Authorities investigate what triggered gunfight at Fresno biker club; 1 killed, 12 injured – The Washington Post
KINGS OF CALI “TEASURE ISLAND”PARTY 2012 – YouTube
Teenager killed and 13 injured in shootout at annual ‘Soul Brothers’ biker dance party at motorcycle clubhouse in California | Mail Online
These are just some of the hundreds of examples of racial violence and lawlessness in more than 80 cities around the country as documented in my book: White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence to America.
Thomas Sowell said : ”Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.” – National Review.
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Check above for accuracy: “5000 or more black bikers that descend on Fresno” ,…
approximately “500 members of dozens of black California motorcycle clubs,” ….
[I’m thinking the “5000” a typo,… just wanna check.]
Appreciate your good work !
Wherever 2 or more are gathered in Obama’s name…