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  • 5 Killed, 40 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

    05/23/2016 6:30:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    CBS Local - Chicago ^ | May 23, 2016
    A city employee caught in gang crossfire was among five people killed and 40 more wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning. Chicago Police issued a statement Sunday in the middle of one of the first consistently warm weekends of the spring, as intensified city gun violence typically accompanies rising temperatures. As we look toward the summer months, Superintendent Johnson has made it very clear that the violence will not be tolerated period, the statement said. The cause of the violence traces back decades, and everyone has a role to play in fixing it ...
  • 4 killed, 29 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    05/22/2016 8:02:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | May 22, 2016 | Staff
    CHICAGO - A city employee caught in gang crossfire was among four people killed and 29 more wounded in shootings across Chicago since late Friday afternoon, police said. The most recent homicide happened Saturday night in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. A 26-year-old man was walking in the 7000 block of South Carpenter about 7:40 p.m. when two gunmen walked out of a gangway and opened fire, shooting him in the abdomen, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he later died. The latest wave of violence saw seven people wounded in about less than five...
  • Lawyer seeks to remove DA from Twin Peaks cases

    05/20/2016 7:21:13 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 6 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 5/17/2016 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna should be disqualified from prosecuting cases arising from the Twin Peaks biker shootout because he overstepped his authority by commandeering the investigation, a Houston attorney said Tuesday. There is a big difference between advising and commandeering, attorney Abigail Anastasio said. Anastasio represents Ray Nelson, 42, president of the Hill County Cossacks and one of 154 bikers indicted in the May 17, 2015, shootout at Twin Peaks in Waco that left nine bikers dead and more than 20 wounded. She filed a motion Tuesday in Wacos 54th State District Court seeking to disqualify Reyna and...
  • 4 dead, at least 14 wounded in Chicago shootings

    05/12/2016 5:47:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 12, 2016 | By Rosemary Regina Sobol
    Four people were killed and at least 14 people have been wounded in Chicago since early Wednesday afternoon, including a triple fatal shooting in Englewood and five people shot in the evening in the Park Manor neighborhood. A man and two women were shot to death during a domestic-related incident in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. A 50-year-old man, his 30-year-old daughter and her 26-year-old sister-in-law were in the 1500 block of West 71st Street when a known man fired shots at them during a domestic-related incident. The shooting happened inside and outside of a home on the...
  • Chicago police boss calls weekend gun violence 'completely unacceptable'

    05/10/2016 4:57:42 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 80 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/9/2016 | Jeremy Gorner and Alexandra Chachkevitch
    Confronted with the bloodiest weekend in Chicago since being named police superintendent six weeks ago, Eddie Johnson on Monday called the gun violence "completely unacceptable" and said the dozens of shootings highlight "the uphill battle" confronting police. More than 50 people were shot, eight fatally, between Friday afternoon and early Monday, the city's most violent weekend since the end of September, according to a Tribune analysis. The tally included a 3 1/2-hour period early Saturday when one man was killed and 14 others were wounded the equivalent of someone being shot every 14 minutes. Chicago is already closing in...
  • Judge OKs U.S. extradition of Mexican drug boss 'El Chapo' Guzman

    05/09/2016 1:47:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2016 | by Miguel Angel Gutierrez
    A Mexican judge has ruled that drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be extradited to face charges in the United States, the country's federal court authority said on Monday, days after he was moved to a prison on the U.S. border. He faces charges ranging from money laundering to drug trafficking, kidnapping and murder in cities that include Chicago, Miami and New York. Juan Pablo Badillo, one of Guzman's lawyers, said his client's legal situation was still being processed and that to extradite him now would be a violation of his human rights.
  • 49 shootings, 7 fatal, during violent Mother's Day weekend

    05/09/2016 7:57:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    ABC News Chicago ^ | May 9, 2016 | by Will Jones
    CHICAGO (WLS) - The violence plaguing Chicago did not stop this Mother's Day weekend. At least 49 people were shot and seven died over the last three days in locations all over the city. On Friday, mothers who lost children to violence pleaded for calm over the weekend, but their pleas seemed to fall on deaf ears. Community members spoke out against the violence on a weekend when mothers are supposed to be spending time with their children, not saying goodbye.
  • Chicago celebrates Mothers Day Weekend with 8 killed, 43 wounded

    05/09/2016 6:46:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/9/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    President Obamas hometown is a war zone. The horrendous violence on the streets there has escalated. With warm summer-like weather, gang bangers were especially active, easily surpassing 2015s Mothers Day carnage (3 killed, 25 wounded) and 2014s (5 killed, 19 wounded). Meanwhile, the President of the United States ignores the battlefield conditions in the hometown he adopted as his political base. Nearly all of the violence is among young black males, making the rate of death in that particular demographic segment comparable to a serous war zone. A map of the violence this year to date from heyjackss.com shows where...
  • 2 dead, 22 wounded in city shootings

    05/07/2016 4:53:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 7, 2016 | By Deanese Williams-Harris
    Two men were killed and at least 22 other people have been wounded in shootings since Friday afternoon across the city, according to Chicago police.
  • Man Hijacks Metrobus; Pedestrian Fatally Struck: Police (Armed Teens Hijack DC Metro Bus)

    05/03/2016 9:07:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 28 replies
    NBC Washington DC ^ | 03 MAY 16 | News staff
    A man attacked a Metrobus driver with a weapon and hijacked his bus Tuesday morning, D.C. police said. The bus then struck a pedestrian, who later died. It's not clear where the bus was taken from, but police say the bus in now stopped at a gas station in the 4300 block of Minnesota Avenue in Northeast Washington. Police say the suspect got on the bus and attacked the bus driver with a weapon. The driver managed to get off the bus, but suffered a back injury in the process. He is expected to be OK. The suspect then drove...
  • Hillary Floats Pair of Controversial Ideas [semi-satire]

    05/03/2016 10:30:39 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 May 2016 | John Semmens
    In a bid to solidify her leftist credentials, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton floated a couple of ridiculous ideas about how this country will improve when she is president. On the urban violence front, Clinton proposes to "reset" the relationship between police and street gangs. "The knee jerk attitude of the average American toward urban gangs is that they are a bad thing," she observed. "What they overlook is that joining a gang is like having a family. It's feeling like you're part of something bigger than yourself. I think this is a positive thing. Another positive is that the...
  • Police: 4 dead, 6 wounded in Monday shootings across Chicago

    05/03/2016 6:11:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 3, 2016 | Staff
    Four people were killed and at least six others were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago. A teenage boy was killed and another was wounded in a West Englewood neighborhood shooting on the South Side. The two teens, ages 14 and 15, were walking east in an alley in the 7100 block of South Laflin about 9:35 p.m. when a male walked up and shot them. About three hours earlier, a 14-year-old boy was gunned down in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. Earlier Monday, a 21-year-old woman was shot to death in the Edgewater neighborhood...
  • Sheriff Clarke Eviscerates Hillary Clintons Gangs Are Like Families Comment

    04/28/2016 11:49:06 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Liberty Alliance ^ | 4/27/16 | Liberty Alliance
    Sheriff David Clarke may soon win the moniker of Americas Sheriff away from Sheriff Joe Arpaio if he continues spinning these gems. Sheriff Clarke recently appeared on Fox News Hannity Show to discuss some comments made by Democrat presidential frontrunner and possible soon-to-be felon, Hillary Clinton. Earlier this week during a campaign stop in Connecticut, Clinton was attempting to connect with a voter who discussed his violence-filled past when she said some pretty ridiculous things. u said something that is so important for people to hear. You know, joining a gang is like having a family. Its feeling like youre...
  • Family Massacre Reveals Ohios Massive, Illicit Marijuana Business

    04/27/2016 7:15:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 27, 2016 | Abby Haglage
    The only thing more shocking than murder of an entire family in rural Ohio might be to learn how big the area they grew marijuana in is to the international drug trade. Eight members of the Rhoden family, ranging in age from 16 to 44, were shot to death in four homes early Friday morning and three of those homes had considerable marijuana operations.
  • 2 Dead, 6 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings Across Chicago

    04/27/2016 6:23:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | April 27, 2016
    Two men were killed and at least six other people were wounded in shootings Tuesday across Chicago. One man was killed and another was critically wounded in a shooting at 4:37 p.m. in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. The men, ages 19 and 24, were traveling in a vehicle in the 900 block of West Garfield when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots, according to Chicago Police. Earlier Tuesday evening, a man was shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The 23-year-old was outside of a home in the 4700 block of...
  • Teens allegedly assault Iraq War veteran over 'Black Lives Matter'

    04/25/2016 2:33:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KTRK-TV ^ | April 23, 2016
    WASHINGTON (KTRK) -- A decorated Marine veteran was attacked in the last place he expected, a McDonald's in Washington D.C. Chris Marquez says a group of rowdy teenagers started taunting him while he was eating. "They asked me if I believe that black lives matter," Marquez says. "I felt threatened and thought they were trying to intimidate me, so I figured I'm just going to keep to my food, eat my food, and hopefully they'll leave me alone." "And because I wasn't respond back to them, they were calling me a racist." Marquez says he doesn't really remember what happened...
  • Young man shot to death in front of Philly politician during feud between rival gangs

    04/25/2016 6:31:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 25, 2016 | Nicole Hensley
    A distraught father bellowed for answers after learning his 21-year-old son was shot to death in front of a Pennsylvania politician on Sunday. Ill pay $10,000 to whoever tells me who the f--- did this, WPVI-TV captured the unidentified man screaming from the Philadelphia crime scene. Somebody tell me who killed my son. Gunshots erupted at around 3:45 p.m., moments after the unidentified victim exchanged contact information with Democrat Chris Rabb. He pledged to volunteer for Rabb's state representative campaign.
  • 3 killed, 20 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    04/24/2016 6:06:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 23, 2016 | Sun-Times Wire
    Three people were killed and at least 20 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening. The most recent homicide happened early Sunday in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
  • Truth and Evidence- Twin Peaks Waco, May 17, 2015

    04/09/2016 7:36:36 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/2/2016 | Stephen Stubbs
    The evidence in the May 17, 2015 Twin Peaks incident is voluminous. So, I put together some important video clips that tell the story in the clearest manner. I then attached the audio from the ONLY recorded police interview of a COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT WITNESS. He describes what he saw, including the fact that a Cossack pulled a gun first, Cossacks fired first, and the police fired on all of the bikers in what he describes as automatic gun fire. Here are some additional facts from the evidence: 1) In August 2014, 3 Cossacks went to police complaining that they were...
  • Man shot live-streaming: Chicago gang banger is shot making this selfie video

    04/03/2016 6:35:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | April 3, 2016 | Evelyn Bennell
    A man shot live streaming himself in a selfie video remains in critical condition after being shot multiple times in the streets of Chicagos South Side neighborhood. The horrific video, which police discovered during standard online searches of known gang member social media sites, shows a man talking into a camera before being gunned down. The video, which continued to record, shows the gunman standing over the camera. A total of sixteen shots were fired in the video.
  • Opinion: Gang injunction? Not if you're an affluent surf thug in Palos Verdes

    04/01/2016 7:48:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    L A Times ^ | 03/30/2016 | Mariel Garza
    For decades, a group of territorial surfers in Palos Verdes the so-called Bay Boys of Lunada Bay has been operating very much like a street gang, authorities and locals say. They are accused of staking out turf on a public beach and in the waves, and intimidating and assaulting people who dare to try to access that turf. Tires have been reported slashed, rocks hurled at visitors, death threats leveled. Pretty nasty stuff. The Bay Boys even have a sort-of clubhouse, an unpermitted structure built on the beach where gang members can hang out and survey the domain...
  • 48 more bikers indicted in Waco Twin Peaks case

    03/23/2016 2:35:07 PM PDT · by don-o · 39 replies
    WFAA ^ | 3/23/16
    WACO -- A grand jury indicted 48 additional bikers Wednesday afternoon in connection with the May 17, 2015 Twin Peaks shootout. Six of the indictments were sealed, which means they are names that have not previously been released. More than 100 bikers were indicted in November, bringing the new total number of indicted bikers to 154. They are all charged with engaging in organized crime with the underlying offense of aggravated assault and murder. An additional 38 bikers have yet to go before a grand jury. McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna would not comment on those remaining cases. Nine...
  • Songs for El Chapo

    03/17/2016 10:02:07 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/17/16 | Matt Dancizo (video)
    While cartels make parts of Mexico dangerous, their cultural impact is felt over the border in southern California Narco-corridos, or "drug ballads" narrative songs where singers tell of imagined or real-life drug war stories. While the songs brag about murder or other violent exploits, some who study narco-corridos say the music not unlike the gangster rap of the 1990s - reflecting violence that already exists.
  • John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View

    03/13/2016 5:51:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/7/15 | The View
    John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View Video at link
  • Father of slain 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee charged with shooting 3

    03/13/2016 3:27:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    Chicago Trib ^ | 3-13-16 | Jeremy Gorner and Annie Sweeney
    In the latest in a series of retaliatory shootings amid a South Side gang war, the father of Tyshawn Lee has been charged with shooting the girlfriend of one of the men in custody for the killing of his 9-year-old son, authorities said Sunday. A spokeswoman for the Cook County state's attorney's office confirmed that Pierre Stokes, 25, was charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon for shooting a woman and two men at 5:45 Tuesday in the 7900 block of South Ashland Avenue. Law...
  • 4 JUVENILES ARRESTED FOR ATTACKS ON ROMAN CATHOLIC H.S. STUDENTS

    03/11/2016 6:07:28 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 36 replies
    6abc ^ | Thursday, March 10, 2016 06:17PM | Erin O'Hearn
    Police in Philadelphia have arrested a group of juveniles in connection with attacks on Roman Catholic High School students. Sources tell Action News that the attack on a Roman Catholic student last month was caught on surveillance video. That video was in part what led to the arrest of the four juveniles. Police tell us all four juveniles have admitted to their involvement in that attack. Police say that during questioning one of the four juveniles admitted to also being involved in an attack on another Roman Catholic student, Jimmy Fallon, who was jumped the same week as the other...
  • 50 days, 55 shootings: Gangs blamed for Santa Ana's most violent week

    02/20/2016 5:17:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | February 19, 2016 | By LOUIS CASIANO JR.
    SANTA ANA -- Three people died and two others, including a police officer, were wounded in a rash of shootings across the city this week, underscoring what the police chief on Friday called a surge in brazen gang-related crimes. Santa Ana police Chief Carlos Rojas said it was the worst week in a year already rocked by the 'busiest' January for his department since 2011. "We're seeing more gang activity now, and I think a lot of that has to do with gang members being released into the community and more of a soft-on-crime approach," Rojas said.
  • Decorated Marine vet attacked, robbed at Washington DC McDonalds

    02/17/2016 8:47:05 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 9 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 2/17/16 | ukn
    Authorities were still working Wednesday to identify at least four people who attacked and robbed a decorated former Marine at a Washington, D.C. McDonald’s last week. Christopher Marquez, 30, an Iraq War vet, told the Washington Post he was eating in a back corner of the restaurant on Friday when a group of teens and young men approached his table. "They saw me and crowded around ... and they started asking me if I believed black lives matter,” Marquez told the paper. “I was ignoring them, then they started calling me racist." At that point, Marquez said he left the...
  • 2 Killed, 20 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    02/08/2016 6:18:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | February 8, 2016
    Two men were killed and at least 20 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend, according to Chicago Police. At least 14 other people have been shot in separate attacks since 5 p.m. Friday.
  • “Significant Immigrant Populations from Central America” Fueling Violent Gang MS-13

    02/05/2016 2:10:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 5, 2016
    A major bust involving the nation's most violent street gang reveals that the criminal enterprise--known as Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13--continues to be energized with new recruits provided by the steady flow of illegal immigrant minors entering the U.S. through Mexico. The affiliation between gangs and the hordes of Central American illegal immigrants who continue invading the U.S. is a story Judicial Watch has been reporting for more than a year. The Obama administration calls them Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and tries to portray them as innocent, desperate kids fleeing violence and famine in their homeland. The reality is much different,...
  • 5-Year-Old Calmly Calls Cops After Parents Killed: ‘This Dude Shot ‘Em’

    02/02/2016 9:41:34 PM PST · by windcliff · 17 replies
    YahooNews.com ^ | 2-216 | Tara John
    A 5-year-old boy from Chattanooga, Tenn., made a heartbreaking call to the police on Sunday telling the dispatcher that "my daddy and my mama got shot." The boy, who seemed too young to know his address, calmly tells the dispatcher that "this dude shot ’em" and asks her to "tell the police officers to come." The police found George Dillard, 24, and Lakita Hicks, 25, dead in the house, according to News Channel 9. They say the child, who remains unnamed, is unharmed and is currently with extended family. The boy remained on the phone with the dispatcher for more...
  • Aiden Michael McClendon, 22-month-old Florida boy, killed in ‘gang-related’ drive-by shooting

    01/30/2016 8:31:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 30, 2016 | Tim Perone
    A Florida toddler was shot multiple times during a “gang-related” drive-by shooting, cops said Saturday. Little Aiden Michael McClendon, who was only 22 months old, was shot dead Friday around 6:10 p.m. in Jacksonville while sitting in a car, cops said in a statement.
  • “Youths” Jump Couple at DC Metro Station in Latest Knock-Out Style Beating (VIDEO)

    01/19/2016 2:59:29 PM PST · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | january 17, 2016 | jim hoft
    A DC couple was brutally beaten at a Metro station in Washington DC after watching a movie Saturday night. Police are looking for several youths in a spree of recent Metro beatings. The youths sucker-punched the couple and kicked their faces. This is the fourth such attack in the last month on Metro passengers. The media has mostly covered up this story. The young couple said they would have likely found another way home if they would have heard about the number of recent beatings.
  • Spike in homicides linked to MS-13 ("Illegals")

    01/14/2016 5:51:19 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 07 2016 | By: Alexandra Limon
    WASHINGTON - Local police departments are concerned about a spike in homicides in our area linked to the notorious and dangerous MS-13 gang. At least seven recent murders in the region have confirmed ties to MS-13, and there are two other cases with possible links to the gang known for its brutality. "The spike, if you would call it, occurred at the end of the year. So there were a number of cases right at the end of 2015, and that's concerning because you don't want to see that carry over into 2016," said Capt. Darren Francke of the Montgomery...
  • Multiculturalism Trumps Protecting Women From Rape

    01/12/2016 4:12:34 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    RCP ^ | Dennis Prager
    Since the scores of New Year's Eve sexual attacks on German women by hundreds of men identified as Arab or North African, the left in Germany has faced a dilemma: which to fight for first -- women's human rights or multiculturalism? This was the same dilemma that faced British authorities between 1997 and 2013. During those six years at least 1,400 girls from the age of 11 in just one English city (Rotherham, population 275,000) were raped by gangs of men, nearly all of whom were immigrants (mostly from Pakistan) or their sons. But British authorities kept silent. Why? In...
  • Three Bandidos motorcycle gang leaders arrested on U.S. drug, violence charges

    01/06/2016 1:13:58 PM PST · by don-o · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/6/16 | Jon Herskovitz
    Three top leaders of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, considered an outlaw gang by U.S. authorities, have been arrested on charges of racketeering, assault and drug distribution that could bring up to life in prison, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The arrests are expected to send shock waves through the Bandidos, who have about 1,500 to 2,000 members in the United States, prosecutors said. The Bandidos, one of the biggest U.S. motorcycle gangs, with branches overseas, are suspected of being involved in a shootout last May in Waco, Texas, between rival gangs that killed nine people. The three named in a grand...
  • Greenfield: Escape From Chicago

    01/03/2016 5:59:02 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 49 replies
    FrontPage ^ | January 1, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Escape From Chicago Chicago: The mess that Democrats made. January 1, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Chicago is on fire. It's America's mass shooting capital. Its deadliest neighborhoods are gang territories prowled by thousands of killers with some of the highest murder rates in the world. So far, 442 people have been shot and killed in Chicago this year. 2,540 were shot and wounded. 2,982 were shot. Fewer Americans died fighting Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War than in a year in Chicago....
  • Twin Peaks biker's lawyer challenges DA's release form for evidence

    12/29/2015 5:32:21 PM PST · by Elderberry · 102 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 12/29/2015 | CASSIE L. SMITH
    An attorney for a biker charged after the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout is challenging the McLennan County District Attorney's requirement that he sign a release form to receive the prosecutors' evidence in the case. A hearing date has been set for 11 a.m. Jan. 15 before Judge Matt Johnson of Waco's 54th State District Court for a motion filed by Robert Callahan, whose client William Aikin was among the 106 indicted in the case so far. The noon-hour shootout left nine people dead and 20 wounded. Callahan's motion states he has not been able to receive the information after...
  • Former Bandido president not guilty of aggravated assault

    12/19/2015 2:36:27 PM PST · by mac_truck · 6 replies
    KTXS ^ | Will Jensen
    ABILENE, Texas - A jury found Jack Lewis, the former president of the Abilene chapter of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, not guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon late Wednesday afternoon. Lewis, 48, was on trial for stabbing Timothy Shayne Satterwhite, who is a member of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club. It's all related to a fight in the Logan's Roadhouse parking lot in November of 2013. Wednesday afternoon Lewis took the stand in his own defense. He said he never stabbed anyone. A fellow Bandido MC member, Wesley Mason, testified he stabbed Satterwhite and another member of the Cossacks...
  • U.S. Gang Members Linked to Mississippi Teen Girl Burned Alive

    12/21/2015 12:12:45 AM PST · by fella · 74 replies
    Brietbart Texas ^ | 20 Dec. 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    An FBI operation into the Black Gangster Disciples, Vice Lords and Sipp Mob street gangs may provide some answers into the 2014 murder of a 19-year-old teen who was burned alive on a rural road in Mississippi. This week, federal, state and local authorities deployed multiple SWAT teams to arrest nine high profile gang members on multiple charges. In total authorities have been able to get get state or federal indictments against 17 gang members on charges ranging from child endangerment, possession of stolen firearms, narcotics sales, and felon in possession of a firearm to possession of counterfeit currency.
  • New video shows beginning of Waco biker shootout

    12/13/2015 4:50:59 AM PST · by don-o · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | December 12, 2015 | Michael Martinez, Nick Valencia and Jason Morris
    (CNN)New video obtained by CNN shows one camera's angle earlier this year on the beginning of the bloodbath among motorcycle gangs in Waco, Texas, as bikers nervously circle, attack, and ultimately fall or flee.
  • Twin Peaks biker seeks to quash indictment, asks for speedy trial [Waco]

    12/07/2015 5:10:58 PM PST · by don-o · 22 replies
    Waco Herald-Tribune ^ | December 7, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    An attorney for a Waco biker who was wounded in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout asked a judge to dismiss the indictment against his client Monday or give him the earliest possible trial date. Judge Ralph Strother of Waco's 19th State District Court arraigned Cody Ledbetter, a Cossack, and Clifford Pearce, a Cossack pledge, who both pleaded not guilty to first-degree felony engaging in organized criminal activity charges, with the underlying offenses alleged to be murder and assault. Like Ledbetter, Pearce, also from Waco, was wounded in the shootout and attended Monday's hearing in a wheelchair. His attorney, Kurt...
  • 4 Killed, 22 Wounded In Weekend Shootings (Chicago)

    12/07/2015 5:46:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | December 7, 2015
    About 10:05 p.m., a 30-year-old man was wielding a brick during a fight with a female in the 2300 block of West Jackson, police said. The security guard attempted to intervene, and the man then attempted to strike the guard with the brick. The guard opened fire and shot the man in the chest.
  • Bikers seek Grand Jury Probe of shootings

    12/06/2015 9:18:01 AM PST · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    Radio Legendary ^ | 12/1/2015
    In their call for a Grand Jury investigation of the actions of police at the Twin Peaks Restaurant on May 17, bikers seek clarification of the reported circumstances. In this report, filed five days later, on May 22, Officer Jeremy S. Finch makes reference to the location of Matthew Mark Smith, who was "aspirating" and died because of a gunshot to his torso after he and Officer Fischer handcuffed him in an area behind the building. He says it was close to a fence, but there is no diagram. He also says he got a sight picture on a Bandido...
  • FBI offers $10,000 reward in Baltimore shooting

    12/03/2015 5:50:41 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 5 replies
    WBAL TV ^ | 3 December 2015 | Jayne Miller
    The Baltimore FBI Office is involved in the investigation because of suspected ties to the workings of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. This comes at a time when the city police's clearance rate for homicide cases is 31 percent, about half of the national average. "This particular case does have a federal nexus. It's related to a BGF gang investigation, and we believe when it happened, where it happened, the time of day that (it happened), that someone out there knows what happened," said Scott Hinckley, with the Baltimore FBI office.
  • Shenanigans In Waco Biker Prosecution Raise Troubling Questions

    11/20/2015 4:21:16 PM PST · by Elderberry · 11 replies
    breitbartunmasked.com ^ | 11/20/2015 | Matt Osborne
    Images of bikers sitting on curbs waiting to be processed might have captivated the nation after the shootout at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas this May, but evidence in the resulting criminal case is a closely-guarded secret. Of the 177 men arrested in May, 106 were indicted by a grand jury. Now, in a very unusual move that appears to violate Texas state law, McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna has tried to keep evidence from reaching the public by making defendants' attorneys sign an agreement not to share it with the media. Citing the Michael Morton Act,...
  • Here Come The Lawsuits

    11/18/2015 4:04:11 PM PST · by Elderberry · 9 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 11/18/2015
    Five defendants in the Twin Peaks Massacre case filed suit for false arrest in the Austin Division of the federal Western District of Texas yesterday. The complaint names Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman, Waco Police Detective Manuel Chavez, McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna and an as yet unnamed employee of the Texas Department of Public Safety as defendants. All five of the complainants have been indicted for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity with the Intent to Commit or Conspire to Commit Murder, Capital Murder, or Aggravated Assault. Their names are Matthew Clendennen, George Bergman, Noe Adame, Rob Bucy and...
  • Looney In A Hurry

    11/18/2015 3:57:33 AM PST · by Elderberry · 9 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 11/17/2015
    Paul Looney, the Houston lawyer who is representing a Cossacks Motorcycle Club member named Cody Ledbetter against a charge of engaging in organized criminal activity, dared 19th State District Court Judge Ralph Strother to knock the chip off his shoulder yesterday. Simultaneously, Dane Schiller of the Houston Chronicle published an 830 word feature about the motion that claimed Looney was "making an offer that he says saves time and money and heads off the 'quagmire' of trying to prosecute at least 106 people charged in the case." Then Looney's office sent out a press release. Looney's thousand word motion argues...
  • TWIN PEAKS BIKERS: LAWYERS CONDEMN ‘COOKIE CUTTER’ INDICTMENTS AND ARREST WARRANTS

    11/16/2015 5:14:38 AM PST · by Elderberry · 34 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/13/2015 | Lana Shadwick
    A Texas lawyer posted the "cookie cutter" comment on Facebook and added, "The only evidence possibly presented would be that they were wearing club colors." The indicted motorcycle enthusiasts were part of the 177 bikers arrested after the Twin Peaks restaurant shootings in May. As reported by Breitbart Texas, the McLennan County grand jury took just nine hours on Tuesday to indict all 106 Twin Peaks bikers in cases presented to them during their session. The grand jury indicted all 106 for the crime of engaging in organized criminal activity under a Texas criminal statute relating to a "criminal street...
  • 106 People Indicted in Waco Biker Brawl That Killed Nine (Waco)

    11/10/2015 6:51:16 PM PST · by don-o · 179 replies
    NBC ^ | November 10, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson
    A Texas grand jury returned indictments Tuesday against 106 of the 177 people who were arrested after a shootout between cops and members of two motorcycle clubs left nine people dead at a Waco restaurant in May. The McLennan County grand jury returned true bills accusing the 106 suspects of engaging in organized criminal activity, with the underlying offenses being murder and aggravated assault, District Attorney Abel Reyna said Tuesday night in Waco. Charges against the 71 other suspects weren't presented Tuesday but will be "at a later time," Reyna said.