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  • Baylor U. negotiating cease fire between conservatives and ‘GAY’ activists on campus

    10/19/2019 10:44:25 AM PDT · by fwdude · 58 replies
    The College Fix ^ | October 18, 2019 | Brittany Slaughter - Liberty University
    Officials at Baylor University, one of the largest Christian universities in the nation, are working to forge some sort of peace treaty between a conservative club on campus and an unofficial student group that supports gay rights as tension between the two continue to fester. The Young Americans for Freedom chapter and the campus club “GAY” (which stands for Gamma Alpha Upsilon, or the word gay in Greek letters), is scheduled to meet sometime in the next week or so with campus leaders, who instigated the meeting. At issue is GAY’s agressive objections to and active lobbying against YAF for...
  • Beto Would Risk Another Waco

    10/18/2019 11:30:18 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In an interview with “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough on MSNBC on Wednesday, presidential candidate Peter Francis O’Rourke admitted that, yes, he was willing to pry your AR-15 from your cold dead hands. As Townhall.com reports: Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said "there have to be consequences" for gun owners who do not surrender their AR-15s, which would include police going to their homes and confiscating them… "OK, but let’s just assume there’s a rancher in Texas that doesn’t, that says, 'I’m not going to do this because this is an unjust law and it’s unconstitutional.' What’s the next step? I...
  • Jeff Pike, Texas’s Own Tony Soprano

    10/03/2019 3:40:19 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 9 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | May 19, 2018 | Skip Hollandsworth
    In 2007, when I first met Jeff Pike, he had just finished an eleven-mile bicycle ride. He was wearing shorts, a T-shirt, and tennis shoes. We were at his two-story home that he had built on some secluded property five miles outside of Conroe, north of Houston. He was a good-looking guy, then 51 years old, and he wore his salt-and-pepper hair in a crewcut. As he handed me a bottled water, he gave me the most cheerful of grins. “Not what you expected, huh?” he asked. Not exactly. At the time, I was told by law enforcement officers that...
  • Las Vegas shooting motive remains elusive [tr]

    10/01/2019 11:53:35 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 October 2019 | Greg Norman
    Two years have now passed since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history – yet the biggest question about it remains unanswered. The American public is still in the dark as to why Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on concertgoers outside the Mandalay Bay resort on Oct. 1, 2017, killing 58 and wounding hundreds more. The FBI’s agents and behavior specialists spent more than a year investigating the attack. Officials released clips of nearly 1,200 officer body camera videos, many hours of 911 audio recordings and dozens of handwritten and transcribed witness accounts. But 730 days later,...
  • Beto The Furry Is Less Amusing When He Calls For Violence Against American Citizens

    09/16/2019 8:35:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/15/2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    The clownish antics of Tex Kennedy, that drunk driving furry and El Paso punchline, are much less funny now that he is promising to convert millions of Americans into felons and send armed government agents to their homes to steal their constitutionally-guaranteed property. Maybe he doesn’t know – whether due to pharmaceuticals or simply because he’s stupid – that two Democratic administrations ago, right up the road, the feds sent a bunch of armed men to take the forbidden guns of some people who were minding their own business and it turned out poorly. That debacle resulted in four dead...
  • Judge allows Twin Peaks lawsuit to continue, dismisses McLennan County as defendant

    09/10/2019 7:16:13 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 23 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 9/10/2019 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A federal judge dismissed McLennan County as a defendant in a civil rights lawsuit filed by three bikers arrested after the 2015 Twin Peaks shootout but ruled the plaintiffs can pursue claims against the city of Waco and seven individual defendants. In a 22-page ruling Monday, U.S. District Judge Alan Albright threw out some of the claims filed by bikers Bradley Terwilliger, Benjamin Matcek and Jimmy Dan Smith, as well as dismissing the county and four Waco police officers from the suit. The lawsuit, filed by the three bikers who were never indicted in the deadly shootout, is one of...
  • FBI: Man dies in agent-involved shooting at Robinson home

    07/30/2019 7:12:50 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 33 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | 26 July 2019 | Kristin Hoppa
    FBI agents discovered “suspicious items” Friday afternoon at the Robinson home of a man shot and killed by law enforcement officials at the home the morning before. Waco Fire Department hazmat crews and the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office bomb unit were called back to the home Friday, but no other information was given about the nature of the items. FBI Special Agent Michelle Lee said the “suspicious items” were found while FBI agents processed the scene at the property. “These teams will remain on scene for the duration of our operations to secure any additional items which may be found....
  • Horror stories about DoorDash delivery workers are piling up

    07/22/2019 10:35:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 153 replies
    nypost ^ | 07/21/2019 | Lia Eustachewich
    Cindy Orozco didn’t expect to be punched in the head by a delivery worker when she arrived at her job at Good Pizza in Los Angeles last March. The blow came from an enraged food delivery worker who stormed into the tiny pizzeria demanding, “Where’s my f—ing order?” When she told him it wasn’t ready, he threw the contents of a tip jar across the small Playa Del Ray eatery, according to interviews and surveillance video footage obtained by The Post. Things escalated when Orozco and the courier — who was sent to Good Pizza by food delivery giant DoorDash...
  • The Case of Casie Gotro is a Prime Example of Texas Controlling its Citizens and its Lawyers (Waco)

    07/21/2019 12:01:29 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 2 replies
    Laws in Texas ^ | 7/20/2019
    Well Respected Attorney Gotro Correctly Asked a Judge for his Recusal, and won a Mistrial in the Highly Publicized Twin Peak Trial. The Judiciary Were Not Happy. She Was then Hunted, Stalked and Skewered to set an Example. A dynamic Houston trial attorney widely respected for her work freeing a Katy football coach from prison can’t practice law for the next three years after the State Bar of Texas suspended her license following a trio of grievances. The complaints against Casie Gotro all centered on three similar claims that she failed to keep clients up to date on the status...
  • Baylor welcomes new regents, reports record fundraising year

    07/20/2019 4:37:58 PM PDT · by fwdude · 12 replies
    Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | July 19, 2019 | Staff
    The Baylor University Board of Regents recently welcomed six new members, celebrated the university’s largest fundraising year and discussed LGBQT issues. Regents, gathering during their regular July retreat and summer meeting, heard reports that contributions and pledges to Baylor this year totaled $243 million, the most in the school’s 174-year history, according to a Baylor press release. School officials reported that this is the eighth consecutive year the university has surpassed $100 million in fundraising. This year’s total includes an anonymous $100 million gift supporting endowed professorships and representing the lead donation for the planned Baylor Basketball Pavilion. “We are...
  • Attorney for Bandido in Twin Peaks mistrial gets 3-year license suspension (Waco)

    07/02/2019 7:10:22 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 24 replies
    The Eagle ^ | 7/2/2019 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    The law license of the firebrand Houston attorney who won a mistrial in the only Twin Peaks shootout case to go to trial has been suspended by the State Bar of Texas. Casie Gotro will be unable to practice law for three years and must pay $59,000 in restitution to clients she failed to serve, the State Bar announced Monday. The decision comes a year after Gotro and Dallas attorney Clint Broden won the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Percy Foreman Lawyers of the Year award for their representation of bikers in the deadly 2015 showdown at the former Twin...
  • Twin Peaks bikers' attorney seeks 'special master' to oversee property return (Waco)

    06/05/2019 3:55:20 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 18 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 6/5/2019 | Tommy Witherspoon
    An attorney for six bikers arrested after the 2015 Twin Peaks shootout in Waco is asking a judge to appoint a “special master” to oversee the return of items seized from almost 200 bikers who went to jail. Houston attorney Paul Looney filed a civil petition Wednesday morning in Waco’s 414th State District Court asking Judge Vicki Menard to appoint someone to help “make order out of all this chaos,” as Looney put it. Looney, representing Ray Nelson, Phillip Ray White, Cody Ledbetter, Marcus Ryan Pilkington, William English and Morgan English, said he is trying to help them and others...
  • 4 years after Twin Peaks shooting, only 1 biker stood trial (Waco)

    05/18/2019 1:41:09 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 30 replies
    KCENTV ^ | 5/17/2019 | Jasmin Caldwell
    Officers arrested 177 people at the Twin Peaks shooting in 2015. Four years later, only one person has stood trial. All of the other cases have been dismissed. Four years ago terrified diners were forced to take cover after shots rang out at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco. What is now known as the deadliest biker shootout in U.S. history left nine people dead and 20 wounded. Waco will not soon forget photos from the scene, showing bikers, some with guns blazing, crowding the restaurant. “A great majority of them had guns, hatchets, knives and other deadly weapons with...
  • Data call into question supposed benefits of police review boards

    05/02/2019 8:04:02 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 6 replies
    Dallas News ^ | April 30, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    If police worry that politicians will be more interested in making a name for themselves than looking at the facts, they may simply try to avoid confronting criminals. That is surely a recipe for increased crime.
  • DA won't scrub arrest record of injured biker in Twin Peaks shootout (Waco)

    04/23/2019 6:09:08 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 9 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 4/22/2019 | Tommy Witherspoon
    Biker Jeff Battey thought that after the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office dismissed charges against him and the remaining Twin Peaks defendants, it was not too much to ask to have all records of his 2015 arrest destroyed so he could move on with his life. It appears that won’t happen. Now Battey, a former Marine who still has a bullet in his arm from the May 2015 Twin Peaks shootout, is threatening to sue the DA’s office for malicious prosecution, his attorney said. Waco attorney Seth Sutton, said a district attorney’s office representative recently told him that the office...
  • Bitter lessons 25 years after Waco, Texas, siege

    04/20/2019 3:11:10 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 16 Apt 2019 | James Bovard
    Janet Reno, the nation’s first female attorney general, approved the FBI’s assault on the Davidians. Previously, she had zealously prosecuted child abuse cases in Dade County, Fla, though many of her high-profile convictions were later overturned because of gross violations of due process. Reno approved the FBI assault after being told “babies were being beaten.” It is not known who told her about the false claims of child abuse. Reno’s sterling reputation helped the government avoid any apparent culpability for the deaths of 27 children on April 19, 1993. After Reno publicly promised to take responsibility for the outcome at...
  • The REAL Reason Behind Waco Biker Dismissals

    04/17/2019 6:36:00 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 34 replies
    Waco Biker Dismissals an Attempt to Avoid Millions in Lawsuits. In the interests of justice, on April 2, 2019 all remaining charges related to the May 17, 2015 Twin Peaks shootings in Waco, Texas have been dismissed by the newly elected McLennan County District Attorney Barry Johnson. These dismissals are a significant victory in the history of motorcycle club culture and the fight against motorcycle profiling and discrimination. Although this concludes the criminal chapter of Twin Peaks, the legal battles are far from over. There are currently over 100 civil rights claims pending and the official press release announcing the...
  • Twin Peaks Biker Pleas for the return of personal property after his case was refused (Waco)

    04/13/2019 6:49:03 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 23 replies
    KCENTV ^ | 4/4/2019 | Jasmin Caldwell
    Defense Attorneys in Dallas said some of their clients had their guns, motorcycles, vehicles and other property returned to them once their case was refused, Harris said for some reason he's still left without answers. One of the Twin Peaks bikers arrested said even though it's been three years since the deadly shooting, police still have not given him back his personal belongings that were seized. Patrick Harris case was thrown out by District Attorney Abel Reyna, but he said he's having a hard time putting this all behind him without having what he said is legally his. Defense Attorneys...
  • UPDATE: Waco “Twin Peaks” Shootout – All Charges Dropped, Not a Single Successful Prosecution…

    04/02/2019 9:16:00 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 88 replies
    After four years of seriously sketchy prosecutorial conduct, likely trying to cover up the number of people killed by police and SWAT units as they shot into the crowd, the McLennen county district attorney has dropped all charges against the bikers involved in the Waco “Twin Peaks” brawl.
  • DA dismisses remaining 24 Twin Peaks biker cases (Waco)

    04/02/2019 3:01:33 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 52 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 4/2/2019 | Tommy Witherspoon
    Almost four years after nine bikers were killed and 20 were injured during a shootout at the former Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, McLennan County District Attorney Barry Johnson said Tuesday he will dismiss all criminal cases against the remaining 24 defendants charged in the midday brawl. Johnson inherited the Twin Peaks cases when he took office in January, and said he has spent 75 percent of his time since then with a team of prosecutors and investigators trying to determine how to resolve the remaining cases. Johnson's decision Tuesday means that no one will be held accountable for the...