News has recently surfaced out of Joilet, Illinois – a 1% outlaw motorcycle club is facing eviction from their clubhouse, which was a penny candy store in it’s hayday, to make way for a new children’s playground. Spearheading the eviction is Leona Titchenor, a local pastor who says that “nobody wants to walk their kids past that building”.
She’s pushing for the Joilet Park District to buy out the motorcycle club, citing that the insignia on the front of their building – “a skull and pistons painted on the outside and the club motto ‘God forgives, Outlaws don’t’ ” – is poor advertisement to sit in front of a park. She hopes motorcycle club “would be amenable to moving to another location”, though she is planning an alternate entrance to the park in the event that they refuse.
There are currently less than 100 outlaw motorcycle clubs operating across the nation to date. Do you think it’s fair for the city and the local pastor to want to buy this club out of their space to build a park? Why or why not? To make an informed decision and opinion, check out the photos of their building below, as well as extras of their kuttes and organization. You can see the original article out of Illinois, here.
If you have some spare time, check out this documentary on the 1% Outlaws MC Organization: