Ahh, I can't sleep.
I just finished watching the latest episode of Sons Of Anarchy on my DVR and I'm reminded why I started watching the show to begin with....great writing. If you have never seen it, you should give it shot. You can read more about the show here. (Interesting tidbit: Kurt Sutter, the creator of the show is married to the MOST AWESOME Katey Sagal)
I know quite a few people who have fallen in love with the show knowing nothing about outlaw Motorcycle Club's and they slowly learned the basics of being a member of one of these organizations through the progression of the show.
I dug around my reference material and found some old FBI or Law Enforcement guides that explain the inner-workings of these clubs and I kind of thought it would be fun to post them here on my site.
I'll be posting at least one of the guides here later this morning. Please keep in mind that although it was probably written in the early 80's, the majority of the terms you'll see the in the guide are still used today (some will give you greater insight into the characters on the show and the positions they hold in the club or peripheral support).
Check back here later today for the PDF Guide.
I've only worked a couple of cases in the past involving members of some West Coast clubs, (mostly because the bigger clubs have their own legal teams) but I've always been intrigued by the lifestyle and the cases I worked were fascinating...not quite SOA fascinating but I'm hoping there is a day I can write about them here on a post.