Please recall the following letters to the editor.
From Kevin "Spike" O'Neill, dated 22 December, 1999:
"My accusers (law enforcement officers) were aware that the crime (a homicide) was to occur; I was not. While I was in another state (of the Union), these officers of the law were at the victim's place of business (the scene of the homicide) before it occurred. These same officers had not notified (or warned): the local police, the victim, or anyone else who might have tried to prevent the homicide. After the homicide, these law officers failed to immediately apprehend the killer - he was not even questioned or charged for ten months!"
From Kevin "Spike" O'Neill, dated 24 January, 2000:
"It has surfaced that one of the main government witnesses is also the main suspect in one of the most brutal crimes ever recorded in the state of Illinois.
This government witness and an accomplice allegedly murdered seven people in a restaurant in Palatine, Illinois on Jan 8, 1993. This government witness has a long history of violence, threats, and intimidation. He also suffers from a chemical imbalance that causes him to be even more violent. This government witness was serving a 151-month Federal prison sentence (for drugs and threatening another Federal witness). He fabricated a story that fit the agenda of prosecutors in the Outlaws' case. Using a loophole called "Rule 35", he was able to manipulate the Federal court system -- his 151 month sentence was reduced to 39 months and he was released back to society. Prosecutors and Federal agents from the BATF were so pleased with his story that they actually physically assisted in relocating him."
From Bob O'Neill, dated 17 May 2000:
"An ATF agent made one admission that the jury got to hear. Under specific questioning (about conversations recorded by a bug in a lamp in Kevin's home), this agent admitted that she monitored conversations from an ATF listening post on 27 February 1995. Defense Attorney Marquis asked the same question again. This time, this agent gave the date 27 February 1995. Then, the judge told the agent if she did not remember, she could say she did not remember. The agent then stated that she did not remember. The court order to monitor the bug (that she testified to monitoring) was signed 20 March 1995. These (ordinarily) inadmissible tapes were allowed as evidence in this trial.
One defense witness was a sixteen-year veteran of the ATF (with impeccable credentials) who left the Bureau as a Midwest Supervisor. While Supervisor, she worked with one of the ATF agents (a coordinator) who worked on this case. She has first hand knowledge of this agent's malfeasance. The judge interrupted her testimony, disallowing inquiry into the character and credibility of ATF agents."
With great sadness, we now report that this trial, such as it was, is over. The members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club on trial were convicted. Appeals are being prepared. Kevin "Spike" O'Neill is to be sentenced in December. The sentencing of his co-defendants has begun. So far the sentences (in no particular order) are:
Jay 1%er, member Outlaws Motorcycle Club, sentenced to two life terms.
Madman 1%er, member Outlaws Motorcycle Club, sentenced to life in prison.
Kid 1%er, member Outlaws Motorcycle Club, sentenced to life in prison.
Clay 1%er, member Outlaws Motorcycle Club, sentenced to 24 years in prison.
Richie 1%er, member Outlaws Motorcycle Club, sentenced to 24 years in prison.
Jack 1%er, member Outlaws Motorcycle Club, sentenced to 30 years in prison.
"Justice" marches on, trampling the rights of all.