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How The 'One Percent' Of Biker Gangs Are Driving Organized Crime

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The Bandidos, the Vagos, the Mongols – these criminal biker gangs are not your average motorcycle enthusiasts. 

U.S.-based motorcycle gangs have proliferated to parts of Canada and Europe, says expert Tom Barker. From drug trafficking operations to inciting violent altercations, criminal networks around biker gangs are growing in size and becoming more organized on a global scale.

Is the infamous Texasbiker shootout in 2015 connected to these trends? Was the incident in Waco handled appropriately by law enforcement and what are the latest developments on the case? 


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