Now Open: New display on Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
The Mob Museum opens a temporary display on Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
Hear from undercover agent Jay Dobyns, who infiltrated the Hells Angels, as he describes the role motorcycle gangs play in organized crime.
Outlaw biker gangs started in the U.S. Today they’re in 41 countries on six continents.
Only one percent of bikers are members of outlaw gangs such as the Hells Angels, the Bandidos, the Pagans, the Outlaws and the Sons of Silence.
These gangs engage in drug and firearms trafficking, theft, extortion and other forms of organized crime.
In 2015, nine people were killed and eighteen wounded when members of rival motorcycle gangs battled it out at a restaurant in Waco, Texas.
Artifacts, videos and objects on display to include:
- Outlaw motorcycle gang jacket, jewelry and accessories worn by Jay Dobyns, who spent more than 25 years in the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) and infiltrated the Hells Angels motorcycle gang.
- Photos and documents detailing the story of these bikers who are members of gangs such as the Hells Angels, the Bandidos, the Pagans, the Outlaws and the Sons of Silence.
- Video that includes interviews with:
- Jay Dobyns, author of “No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey into the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels.” Dobyns shares compelling stories about infiltrating vicious street and prison gangs, gun-running groups, drug-trafficking organizations, bomb makers and home invasions crews.
- Thomas Barker, national and international expert on outlaw motorcycle gangs. He is Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice at Eastern Kentucky University. A former police officer and police academy instructor, Barker has been conducting research and writing on biker gangs for the last 15 years. He is the author of “Biker Gangs and Transnational Organized Crime” and “North American Criminal Gangs: Street, Prison, Outlaw Motorcycle and Drug Trafficking Organizations.”
The display is located in the International Organized Crime Exhibit on the first floor.