I thought it interesting that I have never seen a "Hells Angel" in the twenty plus years
I have lived in California. Then I see a Hells Angel to find out the real story in San Jose California. It would only
happen in Santa Clara County. Per the Fair Use Law, I have copied and pasted below a bit from the San Jose Hells Angels' Website
regarding a lawsuit they filed and won. On their website i.e. http://www.hamcsj.com/law.htm they talk about being "stopped
by the San Jose Police" The San Jose Motor Cycle Club calls it the "Law Enforcement Rules of Engagement."
Liberty And Justice For All”…..FINALLY!
decades the City of San Jose Police Department and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office have harassed and violated
the Constitutional Rights of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club of San Jose. Members put up with being stopped when riding
and searched by law enforcement just because they were Hells Angels, but because of the cost of law suits these violations
were not pursued. When the above happened law enforcement went too far, and the members sued.
After years of battling in court, and
thousands of dollars in legal costs, the San Jose Hells Angels Motorcycle Club saw justice. The courts ordered the City of
San Jose to pay $800,000.00, and the County of Santa Clara $990,000.00 to the San Jose Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.