Leader of Orlando-area motorcycle club assaulted on Veterans Day

Joe Rodak, local boss of the Warrior Brotherhood Veterans Motorcycle Club, rolled up to the group's clubhouse after a 100-mile ride across Central Florida on Nov. Full Story
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xtreby

United States

#2 Nov 18, 2007
for crying out loud. when do these guys grow up?

“You Asked For It”

Since: Nov 07

Rossevelt Roads Naval Base

#3 Nov 18, 2007
It's a shame! Just a damn shame! Grow Up!
CowboyWBVMC

United States

#4 Nov 18, 2007
Nothing is lower then a wannabe veterans group (VNV/Legacy) attacking another veterans group on Veterans DAY. They also riped the American Flag in half.
Rod

Hudson, FL

#5 Nov 18, 2007
Where was Rodak's taser and mace when he needed it?
The other group was jealous of his bike club. I think Rodak's group needs to visit and set things right with them.
Hey Maw! Get my gun and be sure it's loaded.
Rod

Hudson, FL

#6 Nov 18, 2007
CowboyWBVMC wrote:
Nothing is lower then a wannabe veterans group (VNV/Legacy) attacking another veterans group on Veterans DAY. They also riped the American Flag in half.
This group must have a terroist's attitude and mind.
Mo Lubee

Longwood, FL

#7 Nov 18, 2007
Hey, you meet the nicest people on a Harley.

I've always thought of bike gangs as being the direct descendants of the outlaw gangs that used to ride horses in the old West. The horses have been replaced by hawgs, while behavior patterns remain the same. Instead of rustling and bank robbery, these modern outlaws deal in drugs.

Biker gangs are a collection of mobile thugs, at times patriotic thugs - but nonetheless - thugs.

Pseudo-patriotism has offered a convenient cover and even limited societal acceptability to many of the large gangs, while involving themselves in drug smuggling and sales at the same time. Naturally they don't want some little upstart group stealing their cover, hence the attack.

They rob, they beat, they even kill, then ride off into the sunset... just like the Clantons and the James gangs used to do decades ago throughout the old west.

So where's Wyatt Earp when we really need him?

ray

Syracuse, NY

#8 Nov 18, 2007
Mo Lubee wrote:
Hey, you meet the nicest people on a Harley.
I've always thought of bike gangs as being the direct descendants of the outlaw gangs that used to ride horses in the old West. The horses have been replaced by hawgs, while behavior patterns remain the same. Instead of rustling and bank robbery, these modern outlaws deal in drugs.
Biker gangs are a collection of mobile thugs, at times patriotic thugs - but nonetheless - thugs.
Pseudo-patriotism has offered a convenient cover and even limited societal acceptability to many of the large gangs, while involving themselves in drug smuggling and sales at the same time. Naturally they don't want some little upstart group stealing their cover, hence the attack.
They rob, they beat, they even kill, then ride off into the sunset... just like the Clantons and the James gangs used to do decades ago throughout the old west.
So where's Wyatt Earp when we really need him?
World war 2 vets started large MC clubs
Viet Nam Era Vet

Winter Garden, FL

#9 Nov 18, 2007
This assault destroyed not only an American Flag, but it also destroyed any respect the Biker world may have had for the VNV MC. Shame on them!
John

United States

#10 Nov 18, 2007
Joe I apoligize for what the VNV/Legacy did, I was not involved, but when I head about it I quit. They have lost their purpose for supporting veterans. Jane Fonda and Cindy Sheehan need to join their club because they act, behave and treat our Nations Veterans the same.
VFFV EX-VNVMC
Bill

AOL

#11 Nov 18, 2007
I am ashamed that someone would do this to Vet. It makes you wonder why they are allowed to wear American colors.
And to tear down the American Flag....Let them try that in front of me, it is impossible that they are veterans if they touch the flag and dishonor it.

COWARDS
dbr1

Winter Park, FL

#14 Nov 18, 2007
I don't get it.

Please... more comments on why.
F Bikers

Altamonte Springs, FL

#16 Nov 18, 2007
What do you expect from a bunch of immature boys who play dress-up and ride bikes? "Hey, look at me! I'm wearing a leather vest and a clip-on ponytail! I'm a real man!" Give me a break.
JQZ

The Colony, TX

#17 Nov 18, 2007
From an outsider looking in, the whole biker culture is just kinda dumb. Almost comical, really. There was a "biker dude" magazine in the waiting room at the tire shop the other day. I thumbed through it...page after page of identical looking "rebels": shaved heads, wrap-around sunglasses, angry frown flipping the bird to the camera...toothless snanks on the back of their bikes. That isn't cool toughguy...it just isn't. I guess we all have ways of dealing with a midlife crisis.
JRT

Orlando, FL

#18 Nov 18, 2007
My hunch is a lot of these guys are off duty police officers. How hard is it to find and question a biker gang about an assault?
Fat Albert

United States

#19 Nov 18, 2007
I would have shot those thugs. People get you CWP then you can start to kill these thugs Legally
Retired LI Marine

Holtsville, NY

#23 Nov 18, 2007
I find ironic that two groups of people who fought and sacrificed of themselves, would resort to this type of activity - deny somebody of their right to assemble, when it was the defense of the rights of others and the defense of the constitution which provides these rights. Remember that oath, my fellow vets "...to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..." Typically veterans have been the most staunch defenders of the flag, so to find out then they decided to desecrate one, I am at a loss.

I guess when you join an MC club, you check your previously sworn oaths at the door, as well as your obligation to obey the laws of the land.
Republican Christian

Kissimmee, FL

#27 Nov 18, 2007
Sounds like a helluva beatin. Joe Rodak got his butt whooped in front of everybody and aint noone done nothin to defend him. The cowards are the posers that stood there and watched their club president take a boot to the behind. This here's america, it's survival of the strongest.
Kid Roxx

Kissimmee, FL

#28 Nov 18, 2007
Soon these losers will be starting wheelchair clubs at the nursing home. Beating eachother with canes in Paisley? What a bunch of dumbasses.
Rice Rocketeer

United States

#29 Nov 18, 2007
Idiots. All of them. I literally have to vacate my place in NSB twice a year when the posers come to town. Nothing more useless than sitting around w/ a bunch of guys talking about 'Nam (Yeah, I was there, but that was then.) Rodak obviously p'd off the wrong people and may or may not have gotten what he deserves.
JEL

AOL

#30 Nov 18, 2007
At least in the movie Wild Hogs they all got their asses beaten together!!

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