Grandfathers of Anarchy

I’m going to tell you something you may not know about me, Connecticut. I love FX’s “Sons of Anarchy.” There are hot (and not-so-hot) bikers, IRA nutjobs, pornstars, and Katey Segal playing one of the most awesome female characters ever written for television (she is so bad ass I forgive her for driving a tacky Cadillac). I spent a lot of time around bikers as a kid, and as a result, one of my favorite movies was “MASK” — not the one with Jim Carey, but the one with Cher, Eric Stoltz, Sam Elliot, and lots of Harleys. So, when I saw this story on The Courant’s website I got really excited!

I had no idea we had a biker gang in CT, mostly because you never hear about small children accidentally getting shot in a motorcycle drive-by.  Of course, I’m sure these guys aren’t nearly as warm and fuzzy as Samcro–and I’m willing to bet not a single one of them is anywhere near as hot as “Jax Teller” who I would forgive almost anything for being so ridiculously sexy. And let’s face it, even if those Samcro guys are helping keep Meth out of Charming, they’re still killing lots of people.

Still, I’m interested to know more about the actual accusations being made about the people arrested in this sweep. The Courant writes:

Twenty-seven suspected Outlaw members were indicted by a federal grand jury, and an ATF spokesman said more than 50 arrests were made in the crackdown Tuesday. Charges in the indictment included attempted murder, kidnapping, assault, robbery, extortion, witness intimidation, narcotics distribution, illegal gambling and weapons violations. The indictment says the national gang has engaged in violent behavior to control territory in rivalries with other gangs, including the Hell’s Angels.

Seems pretty run of the mill, really. Kidnapping and attempted murder are pretty scary but the fact that there are no actual murder charges listed seems telling. I’m sure they’re up to something illegal…I mean, what’s the point of being in a gang if you’re not? But I’m not sure I care all that much. At least not until I hear the details behind the charges.