The U.S. Army confirmed the arrest of several military veterans involved in the Outcast Motorcycle Club, a violent biker gang linked to a mass shooting in Augusta, Georgia. The club’s members were indicted on charges including domestic terrorism, assault, and armed robbery. Many outlaw motorcycle gang members have affiliations with the military, drawn by the similar hierarchical structure and feelings of brotherhood.
- Sixteen members of the Outcast Motorcycle Club, including nine former military servicemen, were indicted on charges such as domestic terrorism, assault, and armed robbery in Bryan County, Georgia.
- Outlaw motorcycle gangs, like the Outcast Motorcycle Club, tend to recruit former military personnel due to the similar hierarchy, feelings of brotherhood, and the skills they bring from their military training.
- Jose Ramirez, president of the Georgia Gang Investigators Association, suggested that these motorcycle gangs may appeal to veterans who feel lost after serving overseas and find difficulty reintegrating into civilian society.
- Despite popular belief, not all motorcycle gang members are convicted felons. Some members, like those indicted from the Outcast Motorcycle Club, previously had clean criminal records.
- The article provides detailed profiles of the nine former servicemen recently arrested, which includes their ages, years of service, army ranks, and charges. This gives a personal perspective into the kinds of individuals involved in such gang-related activities.