Patriot Gangster: Volume 1, Evolution of an Outlaw
by Jeff “Twitch” Burns
Synopsis: This ground-breaking trilogy tells the incredible story of Jeff “Twitch” Burns’ twenty-two years in the one percent outlaw motorcycle club culture, his rise to become one of the most influential outlaw motorcycle club members in American history, and his fight to defend the Constitution and protect the culture he loved from a corrupt element of law enforcement bent on eradicating the motorcycle club culture at any cost.
Patriot Gangster is the very first work of its kind to pull the curtain back, reveal all the secrets, and tell the truth about American outlaw motorcycle club culture. Patriot Gangster uses the story of the author’s time in the outlaw motorcycle club culture combined with his 25 years of covert operations and law enforcement experience to explain the realities of Outlaw Motorcycle Club culture, while at the same time conducting a well-evidenced analysis of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMG) investigations and the indictments used to define the culture, many of which he was a target of, and it exposes an undeniable and shocking pattern of corruption and criminality by the undercover agents and their contract sources of information that demands congressional oversight and reform. This explosive trilogy is riveting, it systematically destroys the accepted narrative about outlaw motorcycle clubs, and effectively uses the authors personal and professional experience, never before seen personal photos, as well as the corrupt undercover agents own words, to establish that the real criminal organizations are the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMG) investigations and law enforcement that target the motorcycle clubs, and not the outlaw motorcycle clubs as we have been led to believe.
Patriot Gangster: Volume I, Evolution of an Outlaw; is the first book in the series and follows Twitch’s adventures from his entry into the outlaw motorcycle club culture through the birth of the American Motorcycle Profiling Movement, and the passing of the very first motorcycle profiling law in the United States.
My thoughts: I found this to be a very good read on the subject of outlaw motorcycle clubs by the author. He was involved in club culture for over 20 years, along with being a member of law enforcement. This put him in a unique position and gave him an inside view of things. He tells what its like being a prospect for a club, and how he earned his patch and became a member of his choice of clubs, the Outsiders. He was involved in getting the first two laws passed on motorcycle profiling by law enforcement in his state of Washington, the first of its kind. I’m looking forward to the next book in this trilogy. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
Publisher: Mountain House Media, 2nd Edition – 525 pages
Publication date: Dec 7th, 2021
My rating: 5/5 STARS
About the author: Without exception, Jeff “Twitch” Burns is the most authoritative Subject Matter Expert on Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs (OMC’s) and Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMG) Investigations in the world. When it comes to his life in the outlaw motorcycle club world, Jeff was mentored by notorious Hells Angels enforcer’s “Mouldy Marvin” Gilbert and Josh Binder. Jeff spent over twenty-two years as a prominent member of the outlaw motorcycle club world, and was a well-known and respected one-percenter (1%er) in arguably one of the most influential outlaw motorcycle clubs in the U.S. He helped unify the motorcycle club community on the national level and helped pass the first two laws addressing Motorcycle Profiling by law enforcement in the United States (Washington & Maryland). Jeff produced the award-winning guerrilla documentary What It’s All About, which chronicles the unification of the Washington state motorcycle clubs and the birth of the American Motorcycle Profiling Movement, and in 2014, he was nominated for induction into the American Motorcycle Hall of Fame in two categories: Leadership and Motorcycle Rights.
Professionally, Jeff is nationally and internationally recognized as an elite counter-terrorism expert and covert operator. He has over twenty-five years of international high-threat protective services and covert operations experience in both the government and private sectors, which includes ten years of law enforcement experience conducting complex undercover operations. Jeff has completed over 8,500 hours of advanced level special operations and law enforcement training, he is board-certified in Dignitary and Executive Protection (CDEP), a board-Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CMAS), U.S. Department of State Worldwide Protective Services 2 (WPS2) qualified and holds numerous advanced special operations and firearms instructor certifications.