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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-24-2018, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Criminal motorcycle clubs.

We have had a few interesting things happening in Quebec right now. First of all, the police are coming down hard on noisy bikes. If you are riding a bike with modified exhaust...it's an immediate ticket for the owner. It's happening often enough that bikers are trying to organise petitions and protests. I'm for the side of original mufflers. I hate noisy bikes. There are now a few places in Quebec where bikes are not allowed to go. On a different theme, the provincial police is coming down hard on criminalized motorcycle groups like the Hell's Angels and their sympathisers. Recently, a high level SQ officer and his civilian father received death threats from the Hell's Angels. A bunch of Hell's Angels and their sympathisers were in jail, awaiting trial. Somehow, things got screwed up (I'm figuring that people were bribed) and the trial took too long so these people were released. Since then, the Hell's Angels are showing up again and there are some new motorcycle groups being formed. As you can imagine, the provincial police is monitoring all suspicious activity and actively gathering as much information as possible. One Hell's Angel and 4 of his friends were intercepted by provincial police just outside of my town. They all received fines for modified mufflers. The Hell's Angel took a video of the interception and whined about the strict behaviour of the police officer. This guy was released from prison a few years ago for being an accomplice in a murder. He was given a 15 year sentence which translates to 3 years via the Canadian penal system. The Hell's Angels are planning a huge party for the 3 of August near Montreal. What is really weird is the fact that there are many people on facebook who sympathize with these criminels.

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-25-2018, 08:26 AM
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not too hard to understand, as an organization these clubs have a lot of 'customers'

same deal with the drug lords in mexico - who are they selling all their drugs to, and where are they getting all their weapons: the US drug users.
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I'm wondering if the modified exhaust laws are just a way to harass mc clubs and give them a reason to pull them over (don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan biker clubs). I'm also not a huge fan of loud exhausts, but there's nothing wrong with adding a little deeper tone as long as it doesn't become obnoxious. A decibel limit would make more sense, but would be harder to enforce so it sounds like they're just outlawing it for everyone. Then again, Quebec has some pretty strict motor vehicle laws pertaining to modifications. A lot of people from NB went out west for work during the oil boom and came back with nicely lifted trucks, only to be fined when passing through Quebec where even that isn't allowed.

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Be careful labeling Motorcycle Clubs as criminals. There are many that are not and do not stand for criminal activity of their members.

Quebec will ticket you if your vehicle is registered and licensed in another providence or country, if the mods are legal in your home area?
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Be careful labeling Motorcycle Clubs as criminals. There are many that are not ..
If they are not criminals, then what are they going to do about being labeled? Huh? Huh?.... Nothing! :^)
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And wouldn't it be a criminal offense to tear off that label?
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Says tag, not label. So maybe the label can be removed. 😂

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The feds define a gang as .... An association of three or more individuals.

So that means when me & some of my riding &/or drinking buddies get together we're a gang. A gang of misfits & hooligans.
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The feds define a gang as .... An association of three or more individuals.

So that means when me & some of my riding &/or drinking buddies get together we're a gang. A gang of misfits & hooligans.
The definition of a criminal is one that breaks the law. I sometimes speed, don't stop completely at stop sign, change lanes quickly to avoid a road hazard without signaling and probably break a few other laws at times. I'm sure there are a few of you out there that might at times do the same. Just a thought, since we are three or more and at times break the law I question if that make us a criminal gang or club?
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.... Just a thought, since we are three or more and at times break the law I question if that make us a criminal gang or club?
There is more criteria to make 3 or more associates in to a criminal gang. I just post part of the definition to have some fun.
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