Former Club Member Arrested For Alleged Threats Against Wife and School

According to a report in the New York Daily News, Indiana Police are taking no chances in  the wake of the recent violence at a Connecticut school and have arrested Von. I. Meyer, 60, of Lake County Indiana after he allegedly threatened to set his wife ablaze and “kill as many people as he could” at an elementary school near his home.  Police say the Jane Ball Elementary school is located less than 1000 feet from Meyer’s residence.

Police say they seized 47 gun, most of them collector’s items and a few rounds of ammunition.

Observers are saying that Meyers wife could be using the Sandy Hook shootings and the uncorroborated threat to harm nearby school children to force police to give the case a higher level of attention than they might ordinarily give this case.  Unconfirmed reports say the couple have a history of domestic disputes, and sources say police have been to the residence previously.

(UPDATED INFO) Police initially said Meyer was “a known member of the Invaders Motorcycle Club,” but later said Meyer is not an active member,  although he was affiliated with it in his youth.

Original Story  HERE


(Edited on Wed 121912 to reflect updated info on Meyers and his affiliation with a local motorcycle club)

Hells Angels Take on Famous Fashion House for Trademark Infringement

this design is less obvious than the clutch.

The lawyer for the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club says the trademark infringement suit against Alexander McQueen fashion house, Saks and Zappos is partly motivated to protect the innocent consumer against retailation from HA club members for disrespecting the clubs symbol, the winged death head.

Attorney Fritz Clapp did not say for the record that consumers wearing the attire that is being produced by McQueen would subject them to potential violence, but he did say “anyone wearing them would be considered an imposter by club members,”

Outlaw motorcycle clubs, or 1%’ers have been known to use violence  to protect their symbols.

The biggest question is whether the clubs trademark winged death head and the McQueen designs are similar enough to cause “confusion” in the market place.

Before his death in February of this year, McQueen was well known for incorporating skull motifs in his fashion designs.

PPR, the luxury parent company of Alexander McQueen, is named in the suit filed in California Federal court, as are Saks Fifth Avenue and Zappos for selling the goods.

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