Outlaw biker's sexual wings patches -are they real??
- (Hey! Someone help me out here - if I wish to post a post with sexual
content or the ability to offend how do I warn people?. What's the proper
"nettiquette." This is such a post.)
Let me just ask a quick question here. I've got a pair of books here aimed
at law enforcement personell which deal with "outlaw biker gangs." One's a
reprint of a US marshal's report and the other is a commercially produced
book on police and law enforcement gun fight and tactical operations'
techniques which is normally not made available to the public.
Now these books state that "outlaw bikers" wear patches of different sorts
and these patches have meanings. I'm sure there's some truth in this
overall concept but question some of the claimed details.
They claim, and I'm about to get crude, that there are different winged
patches that "outlaw bikers" wear on their "colors' vests" and that these
have meanings. A common series is wings of different colors similar to
paratroopers wings. These wings normally refer to the wearer having
participated in various sexual acts, normally cunnilingus. For instance, if
someone has performed cunnilingus on an AFrican-Americna women they earn
the right to wear black wings. Yellow=an Asian. Blue=a female cop. purple =
cunnilingus on a dead person. Green= on a woman with VD. I am not making
this up. That's what these two books say. I am however skeptical. Please
remember the police are the same one's who advocated much of the Satanic
ritual abuse scare stuff and Satanic graffiti codes. There are other
colored wings I decided to leave out in interests of good taste. (Yes, I do
Here's the source. I looked it up. Remsberg, Charles. 1986. "The TActical
Edge -Surviving High Risk Patrol." Calibre Press, Northbrook IL. p. 271 for
the blue patch.
Anonymous. 1992. "An Inside Look at Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs." Paladin
press. This is, I believe, a reprint of a US marshalls publication with an
earlier copyright date. p. 38-39.
Does anyone know anything about any truth behind htis belief or how far
"To me every animal is beautiful -It is only human
beings who distort themselves by dressing badly."
-Zsa Zsa Gabor
- At 04:47 AM 12/29/98 , Peter Huston wrote:
>Now these books state that "outlaw bikers" wear patches of different sortsI've been riding motorcycles, teaching how to ride them, and travelling
>and these patches have meanings. I'm sure there's some truth in this
>overall concept but question some of the claimed details.
>They claim, and I'm about to get crude, that there are different winged
>patches that "outlaw bikers" wear on their "colors' vests" and that these
>have meanings. A common series is wings of different colors similar to
>paratroopers wings. These wings normally refer to the wearer having
>participated in various sexual acts ...
around the US for 13 years, and have occasionally heard similar things from
non-riders, but never from riders.
"Colors" (patches and clothing showing particular group affiliations) are
very important to the people who wear them, and I wouldn't doubt that some
have expanded colors to include more than what group they're with. I
wouldn't doubt that some very small minority could wear patches for the
acts you described, but this is likely not common.
For those interested in bikers who wish to be considered "outlaws", I
recommend reading Hunter S. Thompson's Hell's Angels. It's one of
Thompson's better works. Favorite quote (going from memory here), about
biker babes - "They had the wary glances of half-bright souls, grown mean
and nervous from too much bitter wisdom in too few years."
- Peter Huston [mailto:phuston@...] wrote:
> Now these books state that "outlaw bikers" wear patches ofThis is one of those things that *might* have had a grain of truth
> different sorts
> and these patches have meanings.
someplace, somewhere, but got codified into "cop knowledge" and is now most
likely completely worthless as a general piece of information.
> remember the police are the same one's who advocated much ofExactly so. In my 15 years as a news photographer, I dealt quite a lot with
> the Satanic
> ritual abuse scare stuff and Satanic graffiti codes.
cops. I rode with them, hung out with them, and was occasionally threatened
by them. Based on my experience, I can tell you that the main reason the
prisons are so full is NOT because your average cop is as clever as the ones
on TV, but rather because your average crook is dumb as fossilized yak dung.
Another thing about cops is that they tend to be EXTREMELY dogmatic. Once
something becomes "cop knowledge," it is treated like holy writ.
Because cops operate in a rigid, rule- and credo-based organization,
frequently they imagine that the same sort of thing exists in organizations
like gangs. In reality, such order rarely exists.
>That's what these two books say.The fact that you find the same information in multiple sources sometimes
means nothing more than the latter authors got their information from the
earlier ones without bothering to check the facts.
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