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Suspected Hell's Angel Arrested for Battery, Hate Crime

By Bay City News Service: 

A suspected member of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang has been arrested for battery and committing a hate crime following an attack on a man in Santa Cruz on Saturday.

 At around 2:30 a.m., officers responded to reports of a fight in the 100 block of Walnut Drive, according to Santa Cruz police.

 Police made contact with a man who said he had been called a racial slur and punched in the face by another man, police said.

 The suspect -- who was later identified as John Smith, 38, of Taft -- got into his truck and left the area after the attack, police said. Officers located him a few blocks away, lying in the back of his truck.

 Smith and two other men allegedly had clothing and apparel indicating membership in the Hell's Angels, police said.

 In a search of the truck, officers located a loaded 9mm pistol and a knife, police said. Smith was arrested for battery, possession of a firearm and hate crime.

 Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact Santa Cruz police at (831)420-5820.


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Johnny at the Harbor March 01, 2014 at 08:09 PM
Happens all the time on lower Ocean and in the downtown area that never gets reported.. Gang members taking advantage of drunk patrons of the gin mills on Pacific Ave. When you are in the downtown area late at night you become a victim... Johnny at the Harbor Hanging in safe areas
Pat Kittle March 04, 2014 at 10:34 AM
Racist crimes by non-whites against whites are much more common than the media let on. --- Meanwhile, much less common racist crimes by whites against non-whites get maximum media attention. --- The Trayvon Martin shooting is an example. The guy who shot him (George Zimmerman) is obviously Hispanic with a Jewish surname, but the media painstakingly ignored all that and called him white anyway. --- If someone with blue eyes & blond hair shot Zimmerman you can be damn sure the media would have called Zimmerman Hispanic -- and an immigrant! --- To understand why this is we have to understand who overwhelmingly control the media, and what their agenda is.
Mark Johnston March 06, 2014 at 06:45 AM
uh yeah pretty common knowledge if u lived here 30 years or so>>don't get ur ass caught in beach flats after dark or near there for that matter or ur gonna have a confrontation

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