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Why the feds are worried about these biker gangs

Since the 1966 epochal “Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs” helped cement the image of motorcycle clubs as a drug-addled danger to postwar society, the biker gang image has been largely defanged. The Hells Angels are more likely to make news for suing the film “Wild Hogs” than the kind of drug-fueled bacchanalia for which they were once famous. But Sunday’s bloody confrontation in Waco, Texas, is a jolting reminder that some motorcycle gangs are still a violent force in some parts of the country.  “This is not a bunch of doctors and dentists and lawyers riding Harleys,” said Waco...

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