Ya, they're the most evil biker gang of all time, and they are determined to bring their evil to a town near you, yada yada yada...
The Angels make a convenient foil for any law-and-order politician looking for easy votes.
And the sycophantic media is right there to push things along.
Here's a typical media hatchet job. I especially like the part about the bikers "intimidating" the general populace.
Generally speaking, folks are about as intimidated by a convoy of "outlaw" bikers riding through town as they are about the circus coming to town.
This story is about a group of motorcycle-riding taxpayers taking umbrage because they were being singled out for harassment by the RCMP.
Nothing more, nothing less.