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DEADLY CLASHES: Lust for blood ends in massacres
As terrified bystanders scurried for cover behind cars and trees, the bikers attacked each other, shotgun blasts and rifle fire ringing out through the noise and confusion.
Over 200 police officers were called to the scene, but they arrived too late to prevent the carnage. Twenty people were severely injured, seven were killed: four Comancheros and two Bandidos. A teenage girl died after being shot in the face.
The Milperra Massacre made it clear that the Bandidos were in town – and that they would be a force to reckon with.
In the aftermath of the massacre, police charged 43 people. None of the accused from either side were willing to testify in court.
Jock Ross was singled out by the judge in the trial as being primarily responsible for the violence. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. Seven other Comancheros also received life sentences. Sixteen Bandidos got 14 years for manslaughter.” ALEX Caine reckons the Bandidos have their sights firmly set on world domination, and England is fast becoming a key stomping ground.
He says: “Despite a business truce between the Bandidos and the Hells Angels, there continues to be conflict and expansion all over Europe.
The Bandidos and the Angels are unlikely ever to co-exist peacefully. And it’s only a matter of time before another round of hostilities somewhere spirals beyond its local border and sends biker clubs around the world into an all-out effort to destroy one another.
Outside of North America, the major biker gangs carry on with business as usual, which for them means a constantly shifting landscape of expansion, contraction, and the resulting power struggles continue.
The names and locations may change, but the battles do not. In fact, looking around the world, there are signs they may intensify.
When it comes to the Bandidos, there are 96 patched chapters.
European authorities have made dozens of arrests and seizures, with little or no apparent effect on the growth of the biker gangs.
Law enforcement can at least be grateful that the alliance between the Bandidos and the Outlaws has grown along with the clubs’ territories, with both treating the Hells Angels as their primary rival as they do in North America. A three-way conflict between the gangs would have devastating consequences on the streets.
As it is, the violence continues. In January 2008 three Hells Angels were attacked in Birmingham, England. Witnesses described the attackers as “using metal bars, chains and knives”.
Europol recently warned UK cops to increase their awareness of biker gangs like the Bandidos following a surge in numbers.
A spokesman said: “Establishing a chapter on the turf of another gang is interpreted as an act of provocation. This is likely to result in violent confrontations which could include the use of Kalashnikovs and explosive devices such as grenades.
“Given the significant expansion of gangs in Europe, we have informed law enforcement partners of the risk of clashes.”