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Hells Angel biker rammed intentionally, dragged a mile by East Bay Paratransit bus in San Leandro
Oakland Tribune ^ | 10/22/2011 | Matthias Gafni, Gary Peterson and Alan Lopez

Posted on 10/23/2011 6:25:04 AM PDT by csvset

A paratransit bus driver intentionally rammed a Hells Angels biker on Interstate 580, and then dragged him about a mile, killing him, a CHP spokesman said.

The biker, who has not been identified, was traveling eastbound on I-580 in San Leandro near Grand Avenue with a small group of Hells Angels members before 4 p.m. when an altercation began, said CHP Sgt. Trent Cross. After being hit, the motorcyclist and his bike were dragged for about a mile, said San Leandro police Lt. Greg Lemmon. Eventually, the biker was released from under the East Bay Paratransit bus, but the driver kept dragging the motorcycle, which was wedged underneath the front grill, until the vehicle stopped on the shoulder just east of the 150th Avenue onramp.

The Hells Angels biker was flown to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, where he was pronounced dead, Lemmon said.

The bus driver has been arrested, Lemmon said. Police are interviewing four witnesses who saw the incident.

"The preliminary information they are providing was that it wasn't an accident, it was an intentional ramming," Lemmon said.

All eastbound lanes were closed from Grand Avenue to 150th Avenue so police could conduct a homicide investigation over a large swath of freeway, Cross said. The lanes were expected to remain closed until 10 or 11 p.m., he said, and there were significant traffic delays in the area.

An East Bay Paratransit manager referred calls to First Transit, a contract agency that operates the bus. The First Transit representative did not return calls.

No passengers were on board the bus during the collision, said San Leandro police Sgt. Doug Calcagno. The paratransit bus provides door-to-door service for people unable to ride regular public transit because of disabilities.

It has been a tragic autumn for the Hells Angels motorcycle club.

San Jose chapter President Jeffrey "Jethro" Pettigrew was killed outside a Nevada casino last month. At his packed funeral Oct. 15, Steve Tausan, a 52-year-old Hells Angels enforcer and friend of Pettigrew's, was shot dead.

Also on Saturday, San Jose police served a search warrant at a Stockton house for 38-year-old Steven Ruiz, whom they say killed Tausan. After a lengthy standoff, police determined he was not in the house.


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KEYWORDS: 1lessthug; bayarea; california; hellsangels; jerrybrownsfault; paratransit
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Wow, running the guy down on purpose.

It has been a tragic autumn for the Hells Angels motorcycle club.

Couple of shooting deaths, now this.

1 posted on 10/23/2011 6:25:07 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

The bus driver is living on borrowed time.


2 posted on 10/23/2011 6:28:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: csvset

Racial motivations likely. It would never be reported that way of course. Unless the roles were reversed, in which case it would be a 6-month-long national story...


3 posted on 10/23/2011 6:30:27 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: csvset

Murder, plain and simple.

I’m not for Hell or her angels, but I’m against what motorists do to motorcyclists (and bicyclists). There’s too much four-wheeled manslaughter and murder on our roads. The law needs to crack down.


4 posted on 10/23/2011 6:30:52 AM PDT by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: csvset
People who live by the sword, die by the sword.
BTW, I noticed that word "paratransit" is capitalized in this article and sometimes not.
Sloppy journalism?
5 posted on 10/23/2011 6:31:21 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: csvset

The best thing the bus driver could hope for is a fast conviction and a life sentence in solitary confinement...


6 posted on 10/23/2011 6:32:00 AM PDT by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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To: csvset

“paratransit bus provides door-to-door service for people unable to ride regular public transit because of disabilities”

Those buses are always empty. I see more of those buses around here than normal buses


7 posted on 10/23/2011 6:35:12 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: csvset

He won’t last an hour in prison. In fact I give him less than twenty minutes in the population.


8 posted on 10/23/2011 6:37:12 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: cripplecreek
Back in the early 70s the Angels came to Charleston SC (they were running crank and needed an office near the coast and off I-26) and one of them was killed by some redneck.

They killed the redneck in a public place and one of them (won't say his name—may still be alive) went to prison for manslaughter because everyone knew he pulled the trigger but there was not enough evidence for a murder charge.
When he got out after four years he immediatly murdered his girlfriend for fooling around while he was locked up.
And THIS guy was one of the nice ones!
Dead driver.

9 posted on 10/23/2011 6:40:45 AM PDT by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: csvset

Another dirtbag thug down! Good news!


10 posted on 10/23/2011 6:43:59 AM PDT by free me (heartless)
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To: csvset

The bus driver has now become a “1 percenter” himself.

Course that’s his survival percentage.


11 posted on 10/23/2011 6:45:00 AM PDT by Molon Labbie ("It's free, swipe your EBT!")
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To: BigCinBigD
He won’t last an hour in prison. In fact I give him less than twenty minutes in the population.

That would depend on which group protects him in prison. What is one of the two largest (and growing) cults in US prisons ?

12 posted on 10/23/2011 6:48:28 AM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
“paratransit bus provides door-to-door service for people unable to ride regular public transit because of disabilities”

Those buses are always empty. I see more of those buses around here than normal buses


Perhaps the driver was simply trying to recruit new business.
13 posted on 10/23/2011 6:52:15 AM PDT by Krankor (Electrical banana Is gonna be a sudden craze Electrical banana Is bound to be the very next phase)
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To: Krankor

hehehe


14 posted on 10/23/2011 6:55:21 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: free me

Bikers aren’t all thugs. Try seeing some of the world before commenting on it from your blinkered armchair.


15 posted on 10/23/2011 6:56:50 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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Seriesly, if these EB Paratransit drivers drive anything like those in Santa Clara County, they're maniacs.

16 posted on 10/23/2011 6:59:28 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass; free me

“Bikers aren’t all thugs”

Hells Angels are.


17 posted on 10/23/2011 7:01:43 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: csvset

strikes me as odd that a guy driving a bus for people in wheelchairs would get into it with the hells angels. doesnt that seem odd?

and why would hells angels pick a fight with a wheelchair bus?

more to this methinks.


18 posted on 10/23/2011 7:02:19 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
Bikers aren’t all thugs.

There are outlaw gangs that make a living off organized crime and there are those who live nice quiet lives and simply like to ride.

My wedding reception was at a biker/sportsman's club. In fact they accepted a lot of non riders as members. My wife and I used to got to the club for Sunday morning breakfasts on a regular basis.
19 posted on 10/23/2011 7:05:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: driftdiver
How many do you know?

"Personally", I mean?

20 posted on 10/23/2011 7:05:45 AM PDT by PalmettoMason ("The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.")
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To: zwerni

True enough. “Living” in general population will be just about as much “fun” for him as it was for Jeffrey Dahmer.


21 posted on 10/23/2011 7:05:52 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: csvset
The paratransit bus provides door-to-door service for people unable to ride regular public transit because of disabilities.

I suspect the bus driver will soon have a need for this type of service himself.

22 posted on 10/23/2011 7:07:04 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

It’s part of pOs’s job plan.


23 posted on 10/23/2011 7:09:06 AM PDT by JEC ((Pray for ALL our troops))
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To: PalmettoMason

Hells Angels is a criminal gang. I don’t need to know a murderer “personally” to know they aren’t good people.

So no, I don’t hang out with murderers, druggies, or rapists.

You’re argument is baloney.


24 posted on 10/23/2011 7:10:39 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: cripplecreek

Do you have a secret handshake?


25 posted on 10/23/2011 7:13:42 AM PDT by Krankor (Electrical banana Is gonna be a sudden craze Electrical banana Is bound to be the very next phase)
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To: csvset

What do you call a hundred hells angels thrown under the bus? A good start!


26 posted on 10/23/2011 7:24:44 AM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: oh8eleven
BTW, I noticed that word "paratransit" is capitalized in this article and sometimes not.

It's capitalized when it's part of the name of the company and not capitalized when it's a generic description. It's like if a taxi company was named "Bill's Taxi:" sometimes it'd be "the taxi driver" and sometimes it'd be "the Bill's Taxi driver."

27 posted on 10/23/2011 7:31:03 AM PDT by Ha Ha Thats Very Logical
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To: Krankor

No handshake, just a membership card.


28 posted on 10/23/2011 7:34:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: cripplecreek

I hope you don’t use the man on man open mouth kiss greeting that some of the gangs use.


29 posted on 10/23/2011 7:41:48 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Damn straight. While visiting NYC, we stayed at a guest house, located next door to the Hell’s Angels NYC clubhouse on East 2nd in the Village. Amazingly, in this ultra-concentrated neighborhood, there were 6 open parking spaces available for MC’s only.
Had the opportunity to chat with the “doorman” about the prime location of this 5-story “clubhouse” with move video surveillance than a bank. He said that early on, they got a “business manager” who convinced them to funnel their ill-gotten gains into real estate in many major cities (not only in the US, btw)as a means of laundering the cash, and providing comfort and solace to members who ‘putted’ in from being strung out ‘on the road’.


30 posted on 10/23/2011 7:42:46 AM PDT by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: csvset

Dead man walking


31 posted on 10/23/2011 7:50:12 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: RoadTest
too much four-wheeled manslaughter

It was a bus. How many wheels do they have?

32 posted on 10/23/2011 7:51:23 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: cripplecreek

It’s a wonder that the paratransit driver is even alive. That HA wasn’t riding by himself! There are some facts missing from this story. I read some pretty stupid comments here about motorcyclists, bicyclists and the humanity of outlaw motorcycle gang members. Some folks here need a reality check.


33 posted on 10/23/2011 7:52:41 AM PDT by old school
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
Bikers aren’t all thugs.

Exactly ... I'm a biker ... a LOT of Freepers are

34 posted on 10/23/2011 7:53:36 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: csvset

Dead Man Walking.. He gets to Prison and he is Ass raped then Schanked.. End of Story.


35 posted on 10/23/2011 8:03:19 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: free me

And How do you know the Hells Angels guy is a dirtbag. They are not the old school Hells Angels.. I mean they are not like the idiots that started it. If so they would be all over the news.. This man was killed because of who he was.. Not what he did.


36 posted on 10/23/2011 8:06:30 AM PDT by crazydad
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“Bikers aren’t all thugs.”

Your comment reminded me of an “ex” Hell’s Angel that I while working as a project manager on a large construction job in Charlotte, NC back in 1995. I was doing ministry work at night and found out that the old church we were ministering in was up from the corner of Trade and Tuckasegee where a Hell’s Angel bar used to be. My friend told me that they used to get drunk and shoot at the “Jesus Saves” sign that was on the roof at the time. He couldn’t believe that he was now saved and helping me to work on the building.

His life away from work was a literal hell, between family members staying in trouble, and the feds harassing him. I lost touch with him in 1997 and had no luck trying to find him until your post prompted me to try a “Bing” search on his name. It turns out that my friend stuck a knife in somebody in a biker bar in Rock Hill last May. Apparently he is still an active Hell’s Angel as he is listed on their website.

The funny thing was how my four year old daughter walked up to this fellow who was well over six feet tall, with a big belly, and patted that belly calling him her “Buddy Bill”. He had tears running down his face.

I am going to visit him in prison as soon as I find out where he is.


37 posted on 10/23/2011 8:18:07 AM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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38 posted on 10/23/2011 8:23:47 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: crazydad

wrong.


39 posted on 10/23/2011 8:25:02 AM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: crazydad; free me
And How do you know the Hells Angels guy is a dirtbag. They are not the old school Hells Angels.. I mean they are not like the idiots that started it. If so they would be all over the news.. This man was killed because of who he was.. Not what he did.

How naive you are. You are right in a way. The "new" Hell's Angels are different, the have learned how to keep a low profile and have tried to clean up their image. They are, however, still drug runners, murderers and all around bad guys. Anyone who thinks differently have simply fallen for their PR campaign.

The main difference between real old school Angels and the new ones are the originals were all WWII vets who couldn't handle the peaceful life so created a gang and raised hell. The movie "The Wild Ones" was a movie based on the original Angels treeing Angels Camp, a town in Northern California not far from where I live now. Marlon Brando rode a Triumph 500cc Twin in that movie. Wish I had one today:)

40 posted on 10/23/2011 8:27:13 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Happy Rain
The driver may well have "other interests" ~ remember, during the Great Obama Recession crime just doesn't pay like it does when times are fat.

I see a paid killing in this one, and the guy may not go to a prison where they have any other Angels.

41 posted on 10/23/2011 8:30:38 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Ha Ha Thats Very Logical
Thanks - although I'm well versed in the rules as in, "He wants to be president" vs "President Bush left the WH", I've just never heard the the term "paratransit" before
So I forced myself to look it up and discovered: Live and learn.
42 posted on 10/23/2011 8:34:11 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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43 posted on 10/23/2011 8:51:50 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: csvset

Babarism is growing here, as well, I fear. I guess we are lucky the bus driver did not post a video of the murder and put the body in a meat locker.


44 posted on 10/23/2011 8:52:26 AM PDT by Bigg Red
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To: calex59

The movie is “The Wild One” and is based on an incident that happened in Hollister CA in 1947, and involved the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club. HA were founded in 1948 or 1953 depending on whose story you believe.


45 posted on 10/23/2011 9:00:13 AM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: beebuster2000

“strikes me as odd that a guy driving a bus for people in wheelchairs would get into it with the hells angels. doesnt that seem odd?

and why would hells angels pick a fight with a wheelchair bus?

more to this methinks.”

Could be simple road rage. The biker cut him off or something..


46 posted on 10/23/2011 9:01:01 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: csvset
After a lengthy standoff, police determined he was not in the house.

HaHaHaHa, so did LEO think the house was gonna explode? What a bunch of rubes!

47 posted on 10/23/2011 9:07:43 AM PDT by STD (Cut Taxes, Cut Spending Stupid!)
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To: csvset
After a lengthy standoff, police determined he was not in the house.

HaHaHaHa, so did LEO think the house was gonna explode? What a bunch of rubes!

48 posted on 10/23/2011 9:08:29 AM PDT by STD (Cut Taxes, Cut Spending Stupid!)
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To: driftdiver
Open handshakes were to show that neither party was concealing a knife or some other kind of weapon.

The open mouth greeting is to show that neither party is concealing an AK-47 under their tongue or lodged behind their tonsils or strapped to that little thing that dangles in their throat. You can't be too careful where not all bikers are part of the 'nicest people.' Or maybe they were just sharing their food like birds do.

49 posted on 10/23/2011 9:19:07 AM PDT by Eastbound
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
Come on Buddy, you can't be saying that the HA have any socially redeemable qualities, because they have absolutely none.

I ride my bike with lots of normal people. I know lots of people who also ride bikes. We're not thugs, but the HA are criminals period. Did you know that outlaw bike gangs run half of the whores in this country. Until ten years ago, they sold most of the 'crank' BTW, the reason speed is called crank is because bikers often carried speed inside the cover of their bikes engine. Get it?

50 posted on 10/23/2011 9:21:00 AM PDT by STD (Cut Taxes, Cut Spending Stupid!)
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