Outlaws: The Truth About Australian Bikers

Outlaws The Truth About Australian Bikers An investigation into Australia s biker clubs bastions of organized crime or useful pawns in the political law and order game While the remaining bastions of brotherhood in Australian society are dis

  • Title: Outlaws: The Truth About Australian Bikers
  • Author: Adam Shand
  • ISBN: 9781741759792
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • An investigation into Australia s biker clubs bastions of organized crime, or useful pawns in the political law and order game While the remaining bastions of brotherhood in Australian society are disintegrating police are corrupt, armed forces are bastardized and demoralized one group, the outlaw bikers, has bonded together and raised a greasy finger to the government anAn investigation into Australia s biker clubs bastions of organized crime, or useful pawns in the political law and order game While the remaining bastions of brotherhood in Australian society are disintegrating police are corrupt, armed forces are bastardized and demoralized one group, the outlaw bikers, has bonded together and raised a greasy finger to the government and police This is a book about how the same forces that have weakened social institutions are now at play inside these motorcycle clubs, as they are weakened and transformed, sometimes into vicious criminal enterprises, harboring some of the most dangerous criminals in Australia Bikers say they are the last free men in society, an almost paramilitary force that operates on strong, inalienable codes of behavior and justice, but a struggle is underway inside the clubs between those who believe in the ideal of freedom and those who use the power of the club colors to their own criminal advantage This is the story of how these clubs try to save their collective souls in the face of greed and self interest.

    One thought on “Outlaws: The Truth About Australian Bikers”

    1. Great booka little all over the place in terms of structure but definitely a reminder not believe everything you hear in the media on this topic.

    2. Adam Shand is a writer who specializes in books about "true crime" - the type of books that use tabloid language to create a story that will hopefully sell, while entertaining on the way - the non-fiction version of airport fiction, easy to digest, and mostly forgettable.Outlaws is a book of this genre, but one which, in between stories of fights, club runs and strippers, follows the story of a little known but very important stoush between governments and courts, with the biker clubs stuck in t [...]

    3. Two and a half stars.This book makes the point that large groups of men, collected together under identical colours, in groups which are difficult to enter and which rely on secrecy and absolute loyalty, which society regards with awe, and which have a link with crime are not always bikies. They are also AFL clubs and the Catholic Church.It shows Media Mike Rann, former South Australian Premier, in poor light, as a politiican who relied too heavily on law and order issues and community fear to b [...]

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