Prosecutors are trying to restrict the leader of the Oregon chapter of the Mongols Motorcycle Club from associating with his membership, based on his recent reckless driving and misdemeanor conviction. His lawyer cries foul:
[Justin “Mooch”] DeLoretto’s lawyer, Kelly Beckley, said he would fight to protect his client’s right to free association.
“The state’s attempt to vilify everybody associated with the Oregon Mongols, and to make them sound like some sort of a vicious outlaw motorcycle gang, is just wrong,” he said.
Of course, the name doesn’t help with that perception, either.