UPDATE II: Mongols President BLASTS POLICE
The Mongols' president, 51-year-old Ruben "Doc" Cavazos, has a New York publicist and a new memoir about his life as a Mongol.
Cavazos said Wednesday that police in Riverside and San Diego counties harassed the group without provocation, stopping Mongols on motorcycles and searching their RVs for contraband.
"I think that the motorcycle clubs are truly the last group that you can violate their rights and nobody says anything," Cavazos said. (DOC, not too many people care about the rights of the individual Indian that tribes like Pechanga violates their civil rights either!)"They stepped all over us this weekend."
Dozens of sheriff's deputies and officers from around the area pulled over Mongols in and around Temecula, holding some at gunpoint, issuing 58 citations and arresting 17 people.
UPDATE: Sheriff's action keeps incidents negligible. Thank you to RCSO deputies. Congratulations Mongols on staying above the fray.
Be CAREFUL .... IF you decide to patronize Pechanga. They have their own thugs there, but then, the nightclubs were closed because of them.
Mongols Motorcycle Gang Arrests
LOS ANGELES (KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO) -- More than a dozen members of the Mongols Motorcycle gang were arrested this afternoon on Interstate 15 in the Temecula area.
By mid-afternoon traffic in both directions on the 15 slowed to a crawl, partly because drivers paused to watch the police activity.
As many as one-thousand Mongols are expected to rally at the Pechanga Casino then ride to the La Jolla Indian Reservation for a weekend gathering.
From Press Enterprise:
Capt. Jerry Williams of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said a large group of Mongols had been expected to rally at the Pechanga Casino on Friday, then ride to the La Jolla Indian Reservation near Valley Center in northern San Diego County for a weekend campout. Authorities expected 300 to 1,000 Mongols to attend.
Williams said the rally was not sanctioned by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, but at any rate, it never materialized.
OP: WHY would Jerry Williams be saying it wasn't sanctioned by Pechanga? How does HE know? And what difference does it make? A criminal element planned to stage at Pechanga, they must feel comfortable there.