There's a fascinating show on AMC called "Breaking Bad." The show follows a high school chemistry teacher in New Mexico who, upon finding out he has terminal cancer, decides to start cooking meth to stockpile money for his family before he passes. It's in its fourth season, and pardon the pun, but it's quite addicting.
In a life-imitating-art story, Cal State San Bernardino Professor Steve Kinzey has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale, street terrorism and conspiracy. And it's worth noting that Prof. Kinzey is apparently the president of the local chapter of the Devils Diciples Motorcycle Club. Hmmmmm.
According to authorities, during a raid at the 43 year-old professor's home, LEOs seized more than a pound of methamphetamine, as well as guns and club paraphanalia.
It would not surprise us to find out that the charges are trumped up or at least overblown. The smart money says that whether or not he had contraband on his property, the conspiracy and terrorism charges are nothing more than punishment for exercising his constitutional right to free association. After all, why else would law enforcement stress his possession of guns (which generally is not illegal) and motorcycle club vests? It's a dangerous time to beong to the wrong group, or say the wrong things to the wrong people.
Then again, as motorcycle accident lawyers and bikers' rights lawyers, we get paid to be skeptics of law enforcement. We've seen enough biker discrimination in the past to justify our skepticism.
We'll keep you posted as this story developes. As always, ride safely.