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Livermore: Hells Angels founder Ralph 'Sonny' Barger dies at 83

Original post made on Jul 4, 2022

Barger died at the age of 83 of cancer in Livermore and was the founding member of the Oakland branch of the Hells Angels motorcycle club, known for its outlaw reputation and the scrapes with law enforcement that resulted.

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Posted by Scott
a resident of Avila
on Jul 4, 2022 at 3:21 pm

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I knew "Sonny" well, I was one of the many corrupt Cops assigned to the now defunct "BET" Unit aka Biker Enforcement Team, since 1975 to Early 80's as a BET member I was assigned to monitor and gather EVIDENCE for the many RICO cases against the HA's. When I became a Christian i was fed up with the Lies, Cheating, Illegal wiretapping, false evidence, altered Police reports and more.

When i was issued a Federal Subpoena for 2 of the Bay area RICO cases i knew the gig was up, i was one of several who held onto the "Evidence Files" the HA's won the cases and AUSA Robert Mueller and William Hunter, AUSA i provided the files for the Trials. After it was over "Sonny" invited me to the Oakland Clubhouse, his home on Golflinks and other places. He asked me to appear in their Movie " Hel'ls Angels Forever"

I did, i was able to set the records straight on how Corrupt the unit was and then appeared in the CBS and ABC Specials "When Crime Pays" and others. As fate would have it, i also was able to return to him his late Father's Bible. He left at his dads Memorial service in 1971, he accepted it and we had a beer and it was over.

"Sonny" and many club members were shocked and moved by me asking them for Forgiveness ,
I had spent nearly 2 Decades on there cases. One of the things we did was to manufacture fake Mongols Colors with the California rockers in hope of starting a Biker war it happened too many killings and bombings. All done by "BET" and the unit was now exposed. I will always remember "Sonny" as one of the most honest and truly American Patriots.

RIP Sonny and fly with the Angels