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15
Sep 11

Police Officer and Alleged Bike Gang Member Resigns Over Dustup With the Outlaws Motorcycle Club in Ohio

Sandusky police Officer and alleged member of the Warthogs Motorcycle Club,  Mel Burns,  has resigned in the wake of  allegations he was involved  in an incident with the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.

Burns  indicated that he intends to retire.

Police investigators say Burns was on duty when entered into an argument between the Outlaw and Warthog motorcycle clubs at the Margaritaville bar last month. Burns was placed on paid leave shortly after the incident, and Sandusky Police Chief Jim Lang immediately called for an internal affairs investigation of the incident.

“In doing the internal investigation, several people have indicated there may be some sort of criminal charge,” Lang said.

The Aug. 16 incident which led to Burns’ resignation occurred at Margaritaville bar. Witnesses said the trouble began when Officer Burns confronted members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club after Burns said he got a phone call from Bob Laws, a fellow member of the Warthogs Motorcycle Club.

That call, during which Laws told Burns seven or eight Outlaws Motorcycle Club members tried to start a fight with him, led directly to the incident.

Outlaws member Christian Miller filed a citizens complaint against Burns.

“A member of the Warthogs was winking and blowing me kisses,” Miller wrote. “After two or three minutes, I approached him and told him I wasn’t sure what his problem was, but he had better stop.”

According to Miller, officer Burns walked up to him and bumped him with his shoulder.

Miller said Burns then told him, “‘I heard you boys gotta problem with one of my boys. I replied ‘I haven’t talked to a cop, unless your boy is a Warthog.’”

Miller said he then asked officer Burns if he was a member of the Warthogs, and Burns told him, “Maybe,” and added ‘You know who the (expletive) I am and you better keep your boys on a leash.’

Authorities now say the sheriff’s investigation could still result in criminal charges being filed against Burns.

Burns was previously demoted from lieutenant to officer in 2008 after an incident at a Put-in-Bay bar. Burns was off duty at the time of that incident,  and a jury cleared him of any criminal charges.  An outside investigation conducted regarding the Put-in-Bay incident later convinced then-chief of police Kim Nuesse to demote Burns.


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10
Sep 11

It’s Cop vs Biker, Warthog vs Outlaw in Ohio Bike Gang Confrontation

A Sandusky police officer – and alleged motorcycle club member – is engaged in a very public brouhaha with members of a rival motorcycle club over an incident in an Ohio bar.

The Aug. 16 incident at Margaritaville bar which started the trouble began when Sandusky Officer Mel Burns reportedly confronted members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club after Burns said he got a phone call from Bob Laws, a fellow member of the Warthogs Motorcycle Club. During that call, Laws told Burns seven or eight Outlaws members tried to start a fight with him. Burns later approached some Outlaws members at the bar.

According to the report Burns filed after the incident and the complaint from Laws:

“Once they were conversed with and advised of the complaint (I) left the area,” his report said.

Outlaws member Christian Miller saw the confrontation with Burns in a different light and later filed a citizens complaint against Burns.

“A member of the Warthogs was winking and blowing me kisses,” Miller wrote. “After two or three minutes, I approached him and told him I wasn’t sure what his problem was, but he had better stop.”

According to Miller, officer Burns walked up to him and bumped him with his shoulder.

“(Burns) said ‘I heard you boys gotta problem with one of my boys,’” Miller said. “I replied ‘I haven’t talked to a cop, unless your boy is a Warthog.’”

Miller said he then asked officer Burns if he was a member of the Warthogs, and Burns told him, “Maybe,” and added ‘You know who the (expletive) I am and you better keep your boys on a leash.’

It remains unclear what criminal charges authorities may pursue against Burns, but Sandusky Police Lt. John Orzech said he is conducting an internal investigation for administrative purposes.

Sandusky Police Chief Jim Lang said he has asked the Erie County Sheriff’s office to perform an outside investigation as well.

Authorities say the sheriff’s investigation might result in criminal charges against Burns. Burns was placed on paid administrative leave shortly after the incident and is awaiting resolution of the charges.

Burns was previously demoted from lieutenant to officer in 2008 after an incident at a Put-in-Bay bar. Burns was off duty at the time of that incident and a jury cleared him of any criminal charges.  An outside investigation conducted later convinced then-chief of police Kim Nuesse to demote Burns.


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30
Aug 11

Classic Danny Lyon Motorcycle Photos – The Bikeriders

Danny Lyon is a self-taught American photographer and filmmaker whose first book,a study of outlaw bikers and racers, The Bikeriders, has become the foremost photographic historical treatise on what it meant to be a biker in the midwest during the mid-1960′s.

To realize his masterwork, Lyon joined the Chicago Outlaws motorcycle club and traveled with them, sharing their lifestyle and attempting “to record and glorify the life of the American bikerider.”

The Outlaws Motorcycle Club was originally established out of Matilda’s Bar on Route 66 in the southwestern suburbs of Chicago back in 1935. By 1950, the club had expanded and most of the members were from the Chicago area. It was during the mid 1960′s that Lyon hooked up with the club and began riding with, and photographing, the life of the club’s members.

His work speaks for itself.

Lyon later published Conversations with the Dead in 1971, an amazing work released with the cooperation of the Texas Department of Corrections. Lyon’s work documented the conditions in six prisons over fourteen months from 1967 to 1968. Lyon, horrified by the conditions in the penal system of Texas, said he sought to clue viewers in to a truth he saw as unacceptable.

“I tried with whatever power I had to make a picture of imprisonment as distressing as I knew it to be in reality,” Lyon said.

Andy, meeting at the the Stoplight, Cicero, Illinois
Benny, Grand and Division, Chicago
Big Barbara, Chicago
Broken gear box spring, New Orleans
Brucie, his CH, and Crazy Charlie, McHenry, Illinois
Brucie, his CH, and Crazy Charlie, McHenry, Illinois
Cal, Elkhorn Wisconsin
Chopper, Milwaukee
Clubhouse during the Columbus run, Dayton, Ohio
crossing the ohio river
From Dayton to Columbus, Ohio
From Lindsey's room, Louisville
Funny Sonny packing with Zipco, Milwaukee
Funny Sonny packing with Zipco, Milwaukee
Goodpaster, Hobart, Indiana
Jack, Chicago
Memorial Day run, Milwaukee
Outlaw camp, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Racer, Schererville, Indiana

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