Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hells Angels turfed from Hamilton clubhouse - Update

A day after being kicked out of their fortified Hamilton clubhouse, the Hells Angels deny they have been negligent in paying rent.

A local lawyer representing the local Hamilton chapter says the issue is one between the building owner — the clubhouse's landlord — and the person who holds the mortgage on the property and not at all about the club.
"It's really a situation where they're caught in the middle but again it's not a police issue, it's certainly not a criminal issue," said Jaime Stephenson, a Hamilton lawyer speaking on behalf of the group.

"They dispute the eviction as well as the basis for the eviction and they specifically deny that they failed to pay their rent."
There is a stench here. This, any possible way sliced, is CLEARLY a civil matter. When does a rent issue become the business of a dozen taxpayer paid for donut swilling piggy poohs?

We get a dozen swiners, each making $ 100k+ per anum, with absolutely NOTHING better to do with their 'Biker Enforcement Unit' time than standing around with their thumbs up their dopey porker assholes as a locksmith drills out a lock. Holy fukking snap my doodle.

A bailiff, aided by 10 officers from the Hamilton Police Service and OPP Biker Enforcement Unit (BEU) drilled through the front door of Hells Angels' rented and fortified bunker at the corner of Gage Avenue North and Beach Road Thursday morning. The clubhouse is used by the Hells Angels motorcycle club as well as their puppet club, the Red Devils, according to Det. Staff Sgt. Len Isnor
The Hamilton motorcycle club will fight the eviction, said lawyer Stephenson.

"The organization disputes the eviction and the basis for the eviction," she said, calling the matter an owner-tenant disagreement and denying that the club failed to pay its rent. "There will be (civil) legal proceedings to come … hopefully, that will lead to an appropriate resolution."
Greg Tilley purchased the former Gage Tavern in 2009. Property documents show a $45,000 mortgage charge in 2011 from a numbered company.

City tax director Larry Friday said the building owner owes the city more than three years worth of back taxes — $69,452 and counting — for the building, whose address is listed as 105 Beach Rd., which is a commercial building with some residential apartments. If those payments remain outstanding, the city has the option of putting the building up for tax sale later this spring, Friday said.

Joel Rollin (L) and James "Bubbs" Sherwood
Like many outlaw biker organizations, the Hells Angels rent, rather than own their clubhouses to avoid having their property seized under the Civil Remedies Act. The Hamilton Hells Angels chapter has a dozen or so members, making it a "medium sized" Canadian chapter, according to Isnor.

There are more than 500 chapters worldwide, in 56 countries for a total of 6,000 Hells Angels around the world.