Mongols MC (Nation)

Mongols MC have throughout the years successfully expanded and grown internationally forming a true, solid Brotherhood & bond that cannot be broken.

The Mongols MC (Nation) Brotherhood and Biking Since 1969.

The Mongols Motorcycle Club was established on December 5th 1969 in the East Los Angeles area in the city of Montebello, California.

Mother Chapter was formed with the first fifteen members.

Within a 5 year span other chapters were formed, Los Angeles, San Diego, Bakersfield, Long Beach, San Gabriel Valley, and San Fernando Valley.

In the early days the majority of members were ex veterans & so Mongols MC are accustomed to a strict disciplined, regimented program that is about honor, loyalty, respect, and camaraderie which makes them a force to be reckoned with.

Mongols MC Nation

More than 10 years ago, the Department of Justice launched an unconstitutional campaign of censorship against the Mongols Motorcycle Club and its mostly Latino membership.

Now a federal court has decided against the government, sharply criticizing its overreach and abuse of power.

Under the guise of a racketeering prosecution using a law known as RICO, the government sought to seize the Mongols Motorcycle Club’s trademark in its logo and strip members of the right to wear their distinctive patch.

On Feb. 28, Judge David O. Carter rejected the government’s attack on free expression and rebuked its repeated “affronts to the First Amendment.”

The ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties challenged the government’s campaign from the outset, representing a member of the club and winning court orders to stop the government from confiscating jackets, vests, and other items from club members.

As the court held in 2009 and again in 2011, the government could not seek forfeiture because it had charged only individuals and not the actual owner of the trademark — the Mongols Motorcycle Club.

As he wrote, a “collective membership mark is unique in that it is a type of trademark used to identify membership in a particular collective group or organization.” To display the mark expresses membership in or support for the club.

“The First Amendment prohibits the Government from using RICO forfeiture laws to chill this expression,” Judge Carter wrote.

He noted that the “Government’s attempt to seize symbols has chilling effects on speech nationwide” and expressed concern that the DOJ had targeted “the symbol of a largely Latino motorcycle club” when it did not take similar action “in previous prosecutions against high-ranking members of rival motorcycle clubs, unions, churches, sports leagues, and fraternities.”

Judge Carter also held that forfeiture of the trademark would violate the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against excessive fines.

“Forfeiture of the rights associated with and appurtenant to collective membership marks is harsh and grossly disproportionate” to the relevant offence for which the club was convicted, the opinion said. Quoting a recent Supreme Court decision, Judge Carter emphasized the risks to free speech presented by excessive fines which “‘can be used, for example, to retaliate against or chill the speech of political enemies.’” As Judge Carter wrote, “For more than a decade the United States has expended resources seeking forfeiture of the Mongol Nation’s collective membership marks.

Why?” The court did its job in rolling back government overreach — an especially important check when it comes to everyone’s right to speak freely.

Mongols Nation Forever Forever Mongols Nation.

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