Feds go after motorcycle gang members by claiming rights to their logo

The trademarked logo of Southern California’s largest motorcycle gang is unmistakable: a black-and-white image of 12th Century conqueror Genghis Khan, wearing sunglasses and bell bottoms riding a chopper while carrying a sword. For the club’s 600 fully patched members, the logo is part of their identity and motto: “Mongols Forever, Forever Mongols.”

But today, the Mongols Nation trademark is the focus of U.S. prosecutors’ effort to dismantle America’s most violent motorcycle gangs, from the Mongols to those who shot up a Waco, Texas restaurant over the weekend.

The Department of Justice considers the clubs a criminal enterprise and is asking a federal judge to make it illegal for Mongols members to wear the patch or even display the name — allowing cops to literally take a Mongols jacket right off a biker’s back.
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8 Responses to Feds go after motorcycle gang members by claiming rights to their logo

  1. Allen says:

    They’re going to dismantle the Waco police?

  2. Sanders says:

    Old news – I think the feds lost that one.

    You can learn all you want about biker culture here: http://www.agingrebel.com/

    The guy is a dang good writer, story teller, and investigative journalist but is given very little credit for any of it because he primarily covers a controversial subject.

    • Odgreen says:

      I guess these guys need to take out the trash, biker style. That video of the clubhouse being destroyed makes me sick.

  3. CC says:

    The ATF doesn’t own their name?

  4. Granny says:

    What is wrong with being a mongrel?

  5. Peter says:

    The “best” part that hasn’t been mentioned is that these DOJ pukes aren’t the ones who are gonna be taking the colors off people.

    It’s a lot safer stealing from regular folks who are driving 10MPH over the limit. Or aren’t wearing a seat belt.

    I don’t even think it’ll take a cop getting shot up before the rest of them decide to quietly ignore this idiocy: this is a non-starter right out of the box.

  6. Tennessee Budd says:

    Take a Mongol’s colors–yeah, that’s gonna work. Once or twice, if that.
    BLM is already pulling terrorist bullshit against cops, & DoJ wants to pick this fight? (headshake)

  7. truthzzzz says:

    Progressive thinking federal regulators at work.

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