By Trey Rusk
"We are the people our parents warned us about."
I grew up in area where the Bandidios Motorcycle Club was active. I loosely call them a club, but history shows that persons that have been affiliated with them have dabbled in drugs, extortion, prostitution and murder.
In 1965 a dock worker named Donald Chambers started the Bandidos MC Club in San Leon, Galveston County, Texas. Most of the original members were Veterans from the Vietnam era and the club recruited prospects from biker bars in Texas. The Bandidos are a 1 Percenter Outlaw Club. The club grew quickly. I'm sure that Don Chambers had no idea that the Bandidos would grow to over 180 chapters world wide.
Having worked bars across Texas during my LE career, I would occasionally have to deal with some of their members. I won't go into specifics but that being said, I have never had a Bandido resist arrest or search. They do not want police attention.
I gave you this brief history because I know what Bandidos will tolerate. Even outlaw bikers have a code by which they live. One of the rules is, "Thou shall not wear Bandido Colors if one is not a Bandido."
Bandidos are no bullshit guys.
Recently, while shopping on line, I ran across a set of iron on Bandido Colors that could be purchased from some place in China. In my opinion, purchasing the patches would be a costly mistake. Wearing them may garner an ass whooping, broken knee caps with a ball peen hammer or being killed. If you have any doubts, buy them and wear them.
That's the way I see it.