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By Duncan McNab

Following the magnificent revelations within the bestselling Dead guy Running, comes this forensic exam of the worldwide way forward for organised crime - now being operated on a huge scale via outlaw motorbike gangs.

One of the dazzling revelations within the bestselling divulge Dead guy Running, by means of Ross Coulthard and Duncan McNab, was once the trouble confronted through the Australian police in tackling the burgeoning crime empire that outlaw bike gangs have been constructing in our kingdom. the inside track simply will get worse - the following in Australia and at any place else those biker gangs flourish.

Above The Law takes a troublesome and chilling examine the worldwide way forward for organised crime, and divulges that the world's such a lot winning legal empire is now being operated on an important scale via outlaw motorbike gangs - an empire that's becoming in energy, achieve and ruthlessness via the day.

Far surpassing the threats posed by way of the Mafia, Russian syndicates, chinese language Triads and eastern Yakuza...

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And despite all the evidence to the contrary, an unwitting public generally believed him. 1 Kick-starting a Crime Wave Cooperative crime is profitable. —J. Edgar Hoover Roll back the calendar to 1957, to a quiet little hamlet known as Apalachin in Upper New York State just near the Pennsylvania State border. If ever there was an America that offered an idyllic slice of Norman Rockwell American apple pie, it was Apalachin. The town boasted a population of around 1000 souls, a couple of ‘mom and pop’ stores, a hardware store, a tavern and a barbershop.

They have strict and strictly enforced discipline which can be bruising and often deadly; restricted membership which ensures they recruit like minds rather than nosey undercover law-enforcement officers; and perpetuity, thus guaranteeing the existence of the gang well past the life of the current membership. Organised crime groups love a monopoly that gives them total control over their particular turf or industry. Another common factor is that healthy ‘nothing personal, it’s just business’ approach to the use of brutal tactics in establishing and increasing their cash flow.

However in 1903 William Harley, together with business partners Arthur and Walter Davidson, put Milwaukee on the world motorcycling map when they formed the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company. In 1906, they built their first factory in Juneau Avenue, where the company’s headquarters still resides today, the sacred site of the American motorcycle. By 1920, thanks in no small way to the demands of the military for fast and simple transport in World War I, Harley-Davidson had become the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer, with their product sold in 67 countries.

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