This Guy Rode With The Hells Angels For 40 Years – But Things Got Complicated When He Tried To Leave

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Ever since he was a child, George Christie wanted to ride in a motorcycle gang. And for decades, he lived that dream, becoming a leading figure in the notorious Hells Angels. Then one day, he called it quits. But leaving isn’t always easy, and Christie soon found his life turned upside down.

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Today, the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club holds a particular place in popular culture, regularly dividing opinion up and down the country. While some, such as the United States Department of Justice, consider it a criminal organization, others note the stories of philanthropy and brotherhood that are associated with even its most fearsome members.

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Founded in Fontana, California, in 1948 the organization now has chapters all around the world. And while the true nature of its activities has always been a matter of some debate, the romantic depiction of the gang in some parts of the media has led many young people to idolize it over the years.

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