Asian Scooter Gangs

Taiwanese Scooter Gang

The members of this Taiwanese scooter gang might really be cooler than me. Well, they would be cooler if the scooter gangs weren’t also known to be violent:

A scooter gang viciously attacked and injured 12 teenagers — three critically — while on a violent joyride in Taipei County’s Tucheng City…

The gang of more than 20 scooter-riding thugs, who brandished large knives and baseball bats, went after most of their hapless victims as they were barbecuing for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Four teens have been taken into custody in connection with the attacks.

Apparently my understanding of scooters is very different from theirs. It’s sad, but the contradiction between a ridiculous looking scooter and an act of violent boggles me to smirking. They’d probably kick my ass.

(aside: why are the gangs known for their scooters and not for their violence? Are all Asian scooter gangs violent?)