The Bandido Massacre

The Bandido Massacre

A True Story Of Bikers, Brotherhood And Betrayal

eBook - 2010
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On the morning of April 8, 2006, residents of the hamlet of Shedden, Ontario, woke up to the news that the bloodied bodies of eight bikers from the Bandidos gang had been found dead on a local farm. The massacre made headlines around the world, and the shocking news brought a grim light to an otherwise quiet corner of the province. Six Bandidos would eventually be convicted of the first-degree murder of their biker brothers. Like other outlaw bikers, Bandidos portray themselves as motorcycle aficionados who are systematically misunderstood and abused by police, as well as feared by the public. We now know the Bandidos were anything but simple motorcycle enthusiasts. However, unlike such biker gangs as the Hells Angels, who run sophisticated criminal empires, the Bandidos were highly disorganized and prone to petty infighting, and even engaged in sabotaging fellow members. This is the story of how the Bandidos self-destructed over one dark night. As gripping as any crime novel, The Bandido Massacre takes us inside a crumbling brotherhood bent on self-obliteration and betrayal.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, HarperCollins Canada ,, 2010
ISBN: 9781554689675
1554689678
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Characteristics: 1 online resource
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GlenAbbeyWarrior
Dec 19, 2015

In April of 2006, "The Rhubarb Capital of Ontario" became the site of the province's largest mass murder when a power struggle between competing factions of the Bandidos motorcycle gang in Canada resulted in the deaths of eight bikers, killed execution style. But since the perpetrators had a combined IQ of a rhubarb, it wasn't too hard for police to figure out what had transpired on that fateful night. And Author Peter Edwards does a great job documenting the events leading up to this bloodbath and the highly-publicized trial that followed. It is the story of a pathetic gang of wannabes - most of them not even owning bikes despite the fact that they were in a biker gang - desperately grasping at straws. A real page-turner. However, since the Bandidos were next to nothing when looking at the big picture of motorcycle gangs in Ontario and Quebec, I would also recommend Jerry Langton's book Showdown if you want to learn more about the subject.

JeremiahSutherland Jan 23, 2012

Seems a bit padded and feels as though some information is unknown or has been left out.

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