California: The Wilder Ones

The 1954 movie The Wild One was a slice-of-seedy-life picture about a pack of vicious, swaggering motorcycle hoods called the Black Rebels. The characters were too overdrawn and the violence they wrought was too unrelieved to en gage the credulity of its audience, so the film passed quickly into oblivion.

Last week it was back — in real life. The story was told by California Attorney General Thomas C. Lynch, in a shocking report on a motorcycle gang called Hell's Angels.

It was a rape case that ignited Lynch's investigation. Last fall, two teen-age girls were taken forcibly from their dates...

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