From: Jerry West (
Date: Thu Aug 03 2000 - 04:09:57 CUT

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    Jeffrey Blankfort wrote:

    Did you ever tell a Hell's Angel he was a wimp in public?

    JW reply:

    I knew if I worded it right I would get a rise with that post. :)

    Never had to tell them that as they never gave us any trouble. And I
    never machoed them at all, we were always civil to one another and they
    were very cooperative. But then I suppose that it was clear that
    certain law enforcement folks in the county were just waiting for an
    excuse to draw blood, and these guys were not about to provide one.

    My point is, however, if people do not stand up for what is right they
    enable these types to have their way. We have a problem with them here
    in BC in fact, and here too there is the intimidation and problem of
    getting people to testify. When people do this it breaks down the whole
    system of justice and gives credence to vigilanteism.

    Granted that standing up to them alone might have been foolish, but who
    is to say what would have happened had your whole neighborhood stood up
    to them as a group?

    Jerry West
    On line news from Nootka Sound & Canada's West Coast
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