AT WAR WITH THE COSSACKS
With Chambers’ arrest and imprisonment for the El Paso murders, many thought the Bandidos were nished. But time and time again, after high-pro le busts, the MC has continued to thrive. Today, with 900 US members, in 93 chapters, the Department Of Justice considers the gang an increasingly threatening criminal out t. It says the gang is one the largest crime syndicates in the US.
These membership gures could be a conservative estimate. The MC is always looking to add new chapters and, as well as being a proselytising gang, has a network of support clubs that swear allegiance to the Bandidos. Those who won’t kneel – or worse, take a stand – face the consequences.
Julian Sher is author of Angels Of Death: Inside The Bikers’ Global Crime Empire: “The Waco shootings reveal the real, dark side of outlaw motorcycle gangs. The myth of the ‘Easy Rider’ still rides high in the United States. But the Bandidos are one of the few biker gangs that straddle the globe, ghting for crime turf – often violently. They don’t take kindly to smaller