Countries around the world are strengthening the noose around the one-percenter “outlaw motorcycle gangs”. Every other day, we report governments and law enforcement agencies across US, Canada, Germany, Australia, and a bunch of other countries coming down heavily on the one-percenters. And recently, the Canadian government has issued a nation-wide ban, which according to some may be a violation of the military men’s rights.
The ban comes from the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence together.
The nationwide general order has prohibited members of the Canadian military from even “associating” with “outlaw motorcycle gangs” (OMGs) and a bunch of other organizations. Members are warned to avoid associations with any group that
“promotes racism, sexism, misogyny, violence, xenophobia, homophobia, ableism and discriminatory views with respect to particular religions or faiths.”
The order issued in February follows a highly confidential Military Police Intelligence Report.
The report was a result of an investigation codenamed “Operation Nighthawk”, and was produced in July 2014. When a popular Canadian online news site tried obtaining a copy of the report under the Access of Information Act, what they get was a heavily censored set of documents. 48 pages out of the 69-page report were completely blanked out! The report found that as many as 80 active members and 75 retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces associated with outlaw bikers. The report finds the association to be
“threatening security clearances and reliability, and impacting on CAF operations.”
The 155 active and retired Canadian Military members were actually found to be a part of “veteran-based motorcycle clubs” (V-B MCs).
These V-B MCs, according to the report, were outsourcing with OMGs, which are considered as criminal organizations in Canada. The report says:
“According to the Personnel Security Screening Office (PSSO), ‘CF members are of interest to OMGs (outlaw motorcycle gangs) in view of their access to weapons, ammunition and explosives, as well as their military training.”
The report also talked about the one-percenters having their origins and roots in Military, ever since the time of the Second World War.
The report talks about the Hells Angels MC and the Outlaws MC, which were formed around the time of the Second World War. The report also talks about other clubs which formed or grew significantly after the Vietnam War, such as the Bandidos MC, the Mongols MC, the Sons of Silence MC, the Vagos MC, and the Warlocks MC.
The report further says that V-B MCs emulated structures and operations that were very similar to those of the OMGs.
The report described these V-B MCs as a gateway to the “OMG lifestyle” and the subsequent “criminal environment”.
The report points out:
“There exists the potential for members to be coerced into providing access to CAF/DND (Canadian Armed Forced/ Department of National Defence) assets/ expertise and information which can be used to further the criminal enterprise of the OMG.”
Until this order, there existed no order or policy that specifically banned such association.
The report pointed out that no policy or order existed that prevented CAF members from becoming members or associating with the OMGs. Similarly, nothing existed that prevented CAF members from wearing colors or other club identifiers on DND property, or anything to prevent even inviting OMG members to DND establishments. After this general order, all this is set to change.
Where do you stand on this? Do you think this is justified in the interest of national security and a crime-free environment? Or is just another government attempt at motorcycle profiling? Let us know in the comments section below. Don’t forget to share this with all your biker friends.