18 members of Clarksville motorcycle gang receive prison sentences

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A total of 18 people associated with a Clarksville motorcycle gang received prison sentences for their roles in various crimes, including murder.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) said all of the defendants’ crimes stemmed from their involvement with the Clarksville Mongols Motorcycle Gang.

Court documents revealed the Clarksville Mongols were a violent motorcycle gang affiliated with the Mongols Motorcycle Club, an international organization that identifies as an “outlaw” motorcycle gang, meaning its members define themselves as within the “1%” of motorcycle clubs who do not adhere to the law or the rights of others. Members are known to identify themselves with vests, patches, tattoos, and insignia, and are known to say things like, “Respect Few, Fear None” and “Live Mongol Die Mongol.”

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Authorities said in early 2015, some of the defendants were looking to transition from another motorcycle club and established the Clarksville Mongols because, at the time, the Mongols did not occupy any territory in Tennessee.

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