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Resource ID: #17704
Subject: Crime
Source: Milwaukee magazine
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Date: March

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After the death of an innocent paperboy in a feud between motorcycle gangs, the deaths of seven others followed to protect the killers. Milwaukee Magazine tracks the developments of this unsolved case from 1974 into the present. This investigation examines a series of unsolved murders, allegedly linked to the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, whose "Milwaukee chapter ... gained notoriety during the late 1960s, growing out of the Chicago chapter and establishing a criminal presence as drug traffickers and car thieves." The story describes how a bomb - decorated like a Christmas present and left in the car of the president of a rival motorcycle club - killed an innocent paperboy in 1974. The report details several more "Outlaws murders" in the 1970s and the 1980s. The investigation alleges that the unsolved murders have been acts of retaliation. It reveals that "police say they know the killer," but no one has been prosecuted. The report sheds light on the police investigators' suspicions that "their years of police work were discarded by Waukesha County District Attorney Paul Bucher..."

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