Fort Worth Cops Don't Want Any Rogue, New York-Style Bike-Mob Attacks

The members of the One Nation Motorcycle Club were in a hurry last week, and for good reason. They were headed to the Ricky Bobby Sports Saloon (no, not that Ricky Bobby), one of Fort Worth's newest breastaurants. So maybe their speedometers did occasionally inch above the officially posted 60 miles per hour.

That was the ostensible reason a Fort Worth cop paid them a visit as they parked their bikes in the breastaurant parking lot. Really, though, he wanted to make sure they weren't planning to ambush any innocent Texans with a terrifying, mob-style attack like they do up in New York City.

The ensuing lecture/rant was caught on rider Keith Holliday's helmet cam. The audio's a bit garbled, but here's a partial transcript of what he said:

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This crap has made the news. Been on TV ... slamming a helmet into the side of some guys windshield, pulling him out ...

I'm by myself, here's your chance. Plenty of y'all [are] here to knock me down. Here's your chance. Bust out my windshield. Slam me out on the ground. Y'all don't want to do that do you? it's not in your best interests. But guess what? There are video cameras everywhere.

"I didn't know what to think. I just stood there -- shook my head, yes, no," Holliday told Fox 4 yesterday. "I was just surprised that it was actually happening that way."

The riders say they weren't speeding and that their motorcycle club isn't like that, preferring to participate in charity rides for the homeless and Toys for Tots. They contend that the lecture was a case of overzealous policing.

Maybe so, though it's hard to gin up much outrage when they escaped without so much as a ticket. The officer makes a pretty convincing case in an exchange with Holliday near the end:

Officer: Have i cursed or swore? Holliday: No. Officer: Have I hit ya? Holiday: No. Officer: Have I shot at you? Holliday: No. Officer: Haven't been rude, I don't think. Holliday: No. Officer: I was admonishing you for your speeding. If you would please gentlemen ... 80 miles an hour is a little bit excessive. It's 60 miles an hour through here.

That said, let this serve as a warning to any bikers looking to beat the hell out of some unsuspecting motorist. Fort Worth police are watching.


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NotReallyThanks
NotReallyThanks

We don't pay @bmarvel to lecture us either and that never seems to stop his pretentious rambling. 

Dorrie
Dorrie

Toys for tots.  Sounds pretty subversive to me!

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

If I've got a choice between a cop that likes to hear himself talk and one that enjoys writing tickets, I'm going with the first guy.

bifftannen
bifftannen

If they would have remembered their assless chaps, none of this would have happened.

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

Give them a ticket, or let them go. We don't employ cops to give lectures out on the street.

if6were9
if6were9

Don't a lot of outlaw motorcycle clubs do "toys for tots", "charity runs" and shit like that for a cover, while they peddle heroin/prostitutes/contract killings from out of the view of the public's eye? Book these punks, Dano......book 'em, dead!

Daniel
Daniel

Oh, boo fucking hoo. I don't adopt anything approaching an "outlaw" persona, and I'd be ready to kiss this officer on the cheek once he let me go with a warning and a mild lecture. If this is your sneaky way of pointing out that not all cops are dicks, you succeeded.

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

"The members...was..."

Who learned you to talk Engrish so good?

Yes, it DOES detract from the content...

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@brian.brashear Who can ever forget the monumentally brilliant Marlon Brando in The Wild One ?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@bmarvel Ill gladly take a lecture over a ticket, especially since they were going 20 over.  And whats wrong with a lecture, he was protecting and serving right?

ruddski
ruddski

Actualky we do. Ever see COPS?

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

@if6were9 You do realize that Sons of Anarchy is not a documentary, right?

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@if6were9 It there any indication at all this was an "outlaw" club? Or do you just assume anynone on a bike is an outaw?

paulpsycho78
paulpsycho78

@Daniel for a big city cop to act like a small town peace officer is something to be commended, something I've never encountered personally, this officer deserves a medal or a case of his choice of ale.

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@ScottsMerkin I know someone -- a skateboarder -- who cops stopped again and again in our neighborhood. They searched him spread eagle on a patrol car, then wasted 30 minutes of his time sternly lecturing him about drugs. Never was he found with drugs. Never did drugs. He was Straight Edge, an anti-drug group.

He remains law abiding, but the experience left him bitter about cops to this day. 

Just because someone has a badge doesn't give them a license to lecture. Give me a ticket or let me go.  

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@ruddski How many of those cops would be lecturing of they weren't on camera?

observist
observist topcommenter

@P1Gunter @if6were9  Aw, man!!  Now I have to un-learn everything I thought I knew about motorcycle clubs.

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@NotReallyThanks  Not Really -- It is my sincere wish that you live long enough to experience tne pleasures of old age -- and several decades beyond.

NotReallyThanks
NotReallyThanks

@bmarvel @ScottsMerkin Let my people gooooo. Who are you Moses? 

"Straight edge, an anti-drug group." Please stop talking about shit out of your nursing home peer group. 


JustSaying
JustSaying

@bmarvel I would happily take a 5 or 10 minute grandfatherly lecture and being sent on my way over the fine, the long line at the courthouse which may not even be within a 30 miles radius of my home, and the 6 hour defensive driving class. Maybe that's just me.

Or I suppose that I could just never speed. Fuck that, though.

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