Hells Angels Recruiting in Arizona

There's something rotten in the Kingdom of Hells Angels... After a long period of relative calm for biker gangs, it would appear something is cooking in Arizona, where the local chapter is said to be recruiting fresh meat.

According to, citing an internal Hells Angels source, there's quite a lot of activity going on in Arizona. Even if, for most, the recruiting phase doesn't necessarily mean immediate trouble (since the prospects, as they're called, can be in probation for anywhere in between six months to a year), those who fear the gang have already begun trembling in their pants.

"It's about power and territory. Hells Angels want to claim Arizona as their territory." Steve Tretheway, a former member of the Arizona Department of Public Safety told the source.

Even if the claims of the inside source are not backed by real evidence, some sign of activity can be seen online, on the chapter's webpage. More might follow.

The Hells Angels, known as HAMC, were founded in 1948 in the Fontana/San Bernardino area, with the original members said to have been the part of the Hell's Angels Bomber B-17 Group of World War 2 (a claim disputed by other sources, who say the only connection is the fact that, Arvid Olsen, the squadron leader, gave the idea of the name to the actual founders of HAMC.

Over the years, the organization became very powerful, with the Department of Justice saying they now count in between 2,000 and 2,500 members, divided in over 230 chapters in the US and in 26 foreign countries.

Their exploits range from the transportation and distribution of cocaine to assault, extortion, homicide, money laundering and motorcycle theft.

More on the biker gangs, how they were formed and who are they fighting can be found at the following link.
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