The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are blaming former FX
crime drama “Sons of Anarchy
” for the rise in Nova Scotia motorcycle gangs.
“I can tell you that it’s growing, ever since the phenomenon of ‘Sons of Anarchy
,'” Constable Scott Morrison of the Criminal Intelligence Service of Nova Scotia told the Board of Police Commissioners during a recent presentation, according to the Star Halifax. “Where that television show has seemed to almost socialize outlaw motorcycle gang life, more people want to join that life, think it’s a brotherhood, think the camaraderie is there, based on the television show, and they’re joining up.”
“People look at that and they think, ‘Oh that’s an attractive lifestyle. They’re making money, riding their bikes, they’re doing this, they don’t have any problems with anyone,'” Constable Mike Carter of the Nova Scotia Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit added.