Motorcycle Gangs in Germany

It was strange seeing the skull and crossed pistons in a German news article. One that is ostensibly NOT about the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. German Interior Ministry bans biker gang Osmanen Germania BC.

The video is interesting. (And in English – that is the appeal of Deutsche Welle, everything is in English.)

Biker gangs are a growing concern in Europe. In Germany, the government knows of about 8000 members of various gangs. Hells Angels, Red Devils, The Bandidos, The Outlaws, and more locally grown clubs.

There is a lot of angst because Germany’s federal government doesn’t have jurisdiction. And the states (there are 16 German states) are apparently at a disadvantage against the national coalitions of the gangs.