Sunday, December 30, 2012
2012 Gang War in Review
It’s time to do some house cleaning on the web site and highlight some of the main stories over the past few years of blogging about the Vancouver gang war. 4 ½ years and 6 million hits later we have to ask ourselves has anything really changed? Not much. This year Montreal had a rash of December shootings. Last year it was Surrey. One of the things we need to highlight is the connection between Vancouver and Montreal’s organized crime because they are connected.
Larry Amero’s drug bust in Montreal is further evidence of that. It’s hard to believe the Kelowna shooting was in the summer of 2011. It seems so long ago now. Larry’s arrest in Montreal is also further evidence that the Hells Angels weren’t the ones that put a hit on Larry in Kelowna. They wouldn’t have given him a position in the Montreal drug trade if they weren’t supporting what he was doing with the Bacon brothers. Spike’s niece was there the same reason Larry’s ex was with the UN when they shot at the Bacon brothers – to show support without actually being there. No doubt Larry warned the Bacon brothers that night but they were playing the UN by hiding their support of the Bacon brothers.
Prime Time Crime does a great job of listing the violent murders each year. It’s hard to keep up with them all. Looking back over the past year a few things stand out. One is the obvious extermination of the Duhre Dhak group. I guess we’ve made progress in the sense that we all know about the Hells Angels’ direct involvement in the Vancouver gang war now. Back in 2009 that was hidden behind a cloud of rage and denial. Yet now it’s pretty obvious. The Duhre Dhak group don’t sell drugs for the Hells Angels so they are getting wiped off the face of the earth.
The second most significant revelation of the year is the Hells Angels involvement in the torture of drug addicts for drug debts. The Whiteboys Posse arrest is the flaming example of that yet we had a brutal rape of a homeless woman in Surrey for a drug debt this month. That is outrageous. At least we know now who is ultimately to blame. The court application to seize the East Vancouver and the Kelowna Hells Angels clubhouses is clearly a step forward for the year. Let’s not forget the Hells Angels stolen car ring in Kelowna that was busted this year. Along with the David Giles arrest it made a great end to the Kelowna Summer Jam. That was another highlight.
Let’s not forget the three convictions this year in the cross border drug ring tied to the Hells Angels that have implicated Randy and Trevor Jones as well as Tbarz. Randy even put a sign out front of Tbarz saying it’s under new management so he must have finally taken it out of his mothers name and put it in someone else’s name. It is however, NOT under new management.
Another significant thing this year was the return of Greg Wooley the Hells Angels puppet from Montreal. Mom Boucher made him a member of the Rockers and put him in charge of the Syndicate a puppet gang that sold drugs for the Hells Angels and supplied all the Crips in Montreal. When the leader of the BoBars was shot in Montreal the motive became clear when it turned out he hit and humiliated Greg Wooley at a meeting trying to get all the gangs in Montreal to work for the Hells Angels. The BoBars said no and refused. Shortly thereafter their leader and his friend was shot dead. Clearly the Hells Angels involvement in the Montreal drug trade is bigger than we had imagined.
Of course I still believe the Hells Angels are supporting the Calabrians out of Hamilton against the Rizzutos. More Rizzuto shootings tied to the Hells Angels have emerged this year as well. So obviously first and foremost we have the drug war. Yet all that money laundering is always tied to investment fraud and devastates our stock market. Everyone thinks laundering drug money is a good investment. The problem is that people who sell drugs are dishonest and greedy. Whenever they launder drug money they always want more and get involved with investment fraud.
Recently the paper cited a quote by Richard Rosenthal that said one man with a brief case can steal more than 100 men with guns. We have talked about how the Vatican bank has been accused of money laundering for the mafia and how they were used to misappropriate a huge some of money from a bank in Italy and crashed it. This is what I am referring to with my concerns about investment fraud and how it is often tied in with the gang war over the drug trade. In the New Year we will continue to look at both: the gang war and the investment fraud that is shaking our sovereignty. Peace.