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  • Twin Peaks seeks venue change for lawsuit

    10/05/2015 8:36:50 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 2 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | October 5, 2015 | Tommy Witherspoon
    Extensive media coverage about the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout has “damaged the Twin Peaks name in general” and has made it impossible to pick an impartial jury in McLennan County, a Twin Peaks motion to move a civil trial claims.
  • The band of brothers who voluntarily patrol the US-Mexico border....

    10/04/2015 8:04:55 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 32 replies
    UK daily mail ^ | Updated: 18:49 EST, 3 October 2015 | By OLLIE GILLMAN
    The band of brothers who voluntarily patrol the US-Mexico border: Heavily armed vigilantes led by a veteran dubbed 'Nailer' act as the final guard against what they call an 'immigrant invasion' Dressed in camouflage gear and wielding heavy machine guns, these men look like they are off to war. But while the pictures appear to show this band of brothers patrolling a conflict zone, they are actually guarding the border between the US and Mexico. The ‘watchmen’ of The Arizona Border Recon - led by the group's chief 'Nailer' - protect the border near the Mexican town of Nogales, with...
  • Of 170 held after Waco biker shooting, all are now out of jail, with none charged in killings

    10/04/2015 4:21:29 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 81 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 04 October 2015 | AP
    WACO — Only a few of the people arrested in the May biker shooting outside a Waco restaurant remain under ankle monitoring, and none are still in jail. Of the 135 people originally ordered to wear GPS ankle monitors, all but 22 have been allowed to remove them, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported Sunday. Their lawyers have reached agreements with prosecutors to modify the conditions of their pre-trial release. After initially locking up more than 170 people in connection with the May 17 incident outside Twin Peaks restaurant, McLennan County prosecutors have not charged anyone with the shooting deaths of nine...
  • Most of 177 Twin Peaks bikers no longer wearing ankle monitors

    10/03/2015 8:12:21 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 10 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | October 3, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    None of the bikers who wore the monitors for varying periods of time committed any serious violations that caused them to be removed from the GPS program. “I have gone through the discovery, and right now I am of the opinion that they might not successfully prosecute anybody who is still alive.... Looney said. Reyna’s prosecutors have taken hard lines during examining trials for bikers, alleging that each showed up at Twin Peaks that day wearing his or her colors, most of them armed, in a show of full support for their affiliate members because they were keenly aware that...
  • Waco Biker Massacre: GQ Writer Paints a Picture of Likely Police Misconduct

    10/03/2015 6:55:11 AM PDT · by ExyZ · 28 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | Brian Doherty
    With the police still withholding evidence, their behavior during and after the "biker massacre" and mass arrests still very suspicious.
  • Man at center of Waco shootout remains a mystery

    10/03/2015 6:34:26 AM PDT · by ExyZ · 5 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 2, 2015 | Dane Schiller
    Nearly 200 bikers were arrested after the deadly Waco melee in May, but one of the men in the middle of the action has not been charged with any crime. People who were at the scene say they helped carry an injured Clifford Pierce to a triage area in the parking lot and believe he may have been paralyzed. But they are unsure of his current whereabouts. The last time Pierce was seen at the house he rented in Waco was the morning of the shooting, and he hasn't been back, said his former landlord. Family removed his belongings. Messages...
  • Man at center of Waco shootout remains a mystery

    10/03/2015 6:12:21 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 24 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/2/2015 | Dane Schiller
    Nearly 200 bikers were arrested after the deadly Waco melee in May, but one of the men in the middle of the action has not been charged with any crime. People who were at the scene say they helped carry an injured Clifford Pierce to a triage area in the parking lot and believe he may have been paralyzed. But they are unsure of his current whereabouts. The last time Pierce was seen at the house he rented in Waco was the morning of the shooting, and he hasn't been back, said his former landlord. Family removed his belongings. Messages...
  • The Shadows Of Waco

    10/01/2015 5:37:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | September 30, 2015
    Today GQ Magazine became the latest national publication to officially notice the ATF instigated police massacre in Waco last May 17. Staff writer Nathaniel Penn gives the incident 5,000 words and, since he is mostly clueless about the context in which the Twin Peaks massacre occurred and he knows it, he admirably resists the temptation to be definitive. He doesn’t break any news. That’s no surprise. Official Waco has been obstructing public scrutiny of what happened at the Twin Peaks for 137 days. Official Waco, particularly the loathsome Abel Reyna who started the coverup by locking up all the witnesses,...
  • Grand jury indicts Oklahoma sheriff in investigation of fatal shooting by volunteer deputy

    09/30/2015 10:17:06 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 3 replies
    AP ^ | September 30, 2015 | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A grand jury indicted an Oklahoma sheriff on Wednesday as part of an investigation into his office that began after an unarmed man was fatally shot by a volunteer deputy who said he mistook his handgun for a stun gun. Tulsa Sheriff Stanley Glanz, who was indicted on two misdemeanor charges, is accused of refusing to perform his official duties for not promptly releasing documents...
  • EDITORIAL: Are state taxpayers responsible for how we handled Twin Peaks shootout?

    09/30/2015 9:10:48 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 13 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | September 30, 2015 | Editorial Staff
    That said, Wacoans who pretend to be concerned about government expense should reflect deeply on their conservative principles, assuming they actually have them. Should state taxpayers legitimately help bear the cost, say, of jailing 177 bikers for weeks on million-dollar bonds when something very obviously failed somewhere in the local criminal justice system in terms of due process? How about the filing of one-size-fits-all charges against the 177? Nor should they, at least not at this point. District Attorney Abel Reyna, Waco police and others have shown little public accountability for their actions, some of which have garnered mounting criticism...
  • County pays first Twin Peaks-related lawsuit bill

    09/29/2015 7:07:22 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 55 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 9/29/2015 | CASSIE L. SMITH
    McLennan County commissioners on Tuesday approved paying almost $17,000 toward a liability insurance deductible because of a Twin Peaks-related lawsuit that named the county as a defendant and has since been dismissed. The court agreed to pay $16,971.87 to its insurance company, the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool, in a case filed by Hewitt biker Matthew Clendennen, who was mong the 177 arrested following the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout that left nine dead and 20 injured. The court also approved a payment Tuesday of more than $1,160 toward its deductible because of an unrelated case that was...
  • COPS: ATF agent punched parent at school football game, pulled gun on crowd

    09/29/2015 1:00:09 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 26 replies
    EAG News ^ | September 29, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    HOUSTON – A federal agent is under investigation after he allegedly assaulted a man at a high school football game, then pulled his gun on a crowd that gathered during the melee. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms special agent Marc Delpit, father of a St. Thomas High School football player, allegedly got into an argument with a fellow team father during half-time in a recent game against Angleton High School. Several witnesses allege Delpit punched the man to the ground and continued to assault him as bystanders gathered and attempted to intervene, KHOU reports. The special agent told police...
  • Attorneys Blast Waco Judge for Million Dollar Bonds in Biker Shootout

    09/28/2015 6:01:10 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 26 replies
    Texas Standard ^ | 9/28/2015 | Rhonda Fanning & Alain Stephens
    How a Texas judge’s “irresponsibly biased public comments” led defense lawyers to file an official judicial complaint. On a seemingly normal Sunday afternoon in May, a congregation of bikers met at a Twin Peaks bar and restaurant in Waco, Texas. While reports are still vague, some say it all started with someone getting their foot ran over. What followed in that heated exchanged would be one of the worst incidents of biker gang violence in U.S. history: 9 dead, 18 injured, and 177 arrested. More than four months later, the incident is far from an open-and-shut case. There’s a gag...
  • Harker Heights Twin Peaks shuts down

    09/28/2015 11:34:54 AM PDT · by ExyZ · 13 replies
    KXXV TV ^ | September 28, 2015 | Anthony J. Garcia
    HARKER HEIGHTS - Some Harker Heights Twin Peaks employees went to work Monday morning only to find the restaurant had been closed down. A spokesperson from the company told News Channel 25 the restaurant would be shutting down because they could not reach an agreement with the franchisee of the location. The owner of the Harker Heights location, Chalak Mitra, also owned the Waco location which closed after a mass shooting in May.
  • The Bushes having lunch at a Biker Bar in Maine.

    09/27/2015 4:27:46 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 60 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9/25/2015 | Bentley's
    George and Barbara Bush had lunch at Bentley's, a biker bar in Arundel Maine on Friday.
  • Capitol rally draws critics of police response to Waco biker shootout

    09/26/2015 6:35:41 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 27 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | September 26, 2015 | James Barragan
    About 150 people, mostly bikers and their supporters, attended a rally Saturday on the south steps of the Capitol to denounce the treatment of the 177 people arrested in connection with a May shootout in Waco that left nine dead and 20 injured “That’s how tyrannies usually start: by throwing people in jail because of their association,” said Clint Broden, who is representing Matthew Clendennen, one of the arrested bikers, in criminal and civil lawsuits.
  • When District Attorneys Attack

    05/31/2015 8:02:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | May 31, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The GOP should turn its attention to prosecutorial misconduct. As the old Vulcan proverb has it, “Only Nixon can go to China.” And only Nixon’s political heirs can fix the persistent — and terrifying — problems that continue to plague this country’s law-enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices. Exhibit A: Orange County, California. The sunny Southern California county with a population surpassing that of nearly half the states has a Republican county executive, Steve Neuhaus, and a Republican district attorney, Tony Rackauckas, and a big problem on its hands: Its entire prosecutorial apparatus — all 250 lawyers in the district attorney’s...
  • Clarity remains elusive four months after Waco biker shootout

    09/25/2015 6:42:19 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 86 replies
    More than four months after nine bikers were killed May 17 during a shootout outside the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, troubling questions stand before us, while clarity remains elusive. The mass arrest of 177 people has created a legal morass, and complicated an already complex investigation. An overly broad gag order is feeding suspicion that more than complexity is delaying the release of information about the investigation. And while autopsy reports on the nine bikers killed were released in August, ballistics testing reportedly continues. Without ballistics evidence the question of who shot whom increasingly generates harmful speculation. The embarrassing...
  • 3 San Antonio Texas Officers Booked Into Jail For Sex Scheme

    09/25/2015 6:47:03 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 9 replies
    KSAT12 ^ | September 25, 2015 |
    Officers Chapa and Galindo were charged with compelling prostitution, aggravated sexual assault and official oppression. "(The victim said) she was promised money for working under cover. This led to her having sexual intercourse with two individuals who she later identified as Galindo and Chapa," the complaint said. The woman told Live Oak police investigators she was put into contact with another man who set her up to meet with a third man. She said that man told her her job would be "catching terrorists." He told her he needed to perform a series of tests -- from drinking alcohol to...
  • The Waco Information War

    09/24/2015 3:25:44 PM PDT · by don-o · 30 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | September 24, 2015
    Since the dawn of mass media a century ago, villains have always sought to control how people think and act by controlling what they are allowed to know. Yesterday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled for the villains. The villain the court invited to stand on its shoulders is McLennan County Criminal District Attorney Abelino “Abel” Reyna. Reyna has emerged as the tyrant in charge of the coverup of the Twin Peaks Massacre in Waco last May 17. He may be a tyrant on behalf of the something bigger than himself, like the FBI, ATF, Homeland Security or Texas...
  • Appeals Court Leaves Twin Peaks Gag Order In Place (WACO)

    09/23/2015 1:59:49 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 24 replies
    KWTX 10 ^ | September 23, 2015 | Paul J. Gatley
    WACO (September 23, 2015) The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused Wednesday to force a lower appellate court to lift a gag order in the case of one of the 177 bikers arrested following the deadly Twin Peaks shooting, in spite of defense arguments that the order was not only improper, but also that the state has violated it. In an order released just after noon on Wednesday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said: "In this procedural position, we decline to act; based on the complaint raised by the real party in interest (the defense), the trial court is...
  • Waco Police Officer Placed on Indefinite Suspension after Assault Allegation

    09/23/2015 11:41:18 AM PDT · by ExyZ · 12 replies
    CBS 19 - Tyler ^ | September 23, 2015 | CBS19
    WACO -- An investigation into an alleged assault by a Waco Police sergeant resulted in an indefinite suspension for the officer, which means he's been fired. Sergeant Jason Barnum was suspended as of September 10, 2015 based on the department's internal investigation. He was a member of the department's drug enforcement unit. A press release from Waco Police did not provide any details of the incident but it did say the alleged victim chose not to file any criminal charges.
  • Tab to Texas taxayers for Twin Peaks could top $500,000 [Waco]

    09/22/2015 1:07:56 PM PDT · by don-o · 14 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | September 22, 2015 | Peggy Fikac
    AUSTIN - Texas taxpayers could be asked to pitch in more than half a million dollars to help the city of Waco and McLennan County pay for costs associated with the Twin Peaks shootout and its aftermath. City and county officials plan to ask for criminal justice funds from Gov. Greg Abbott’s office to help pay for staffing, incarceration, autopsies and other costs related to the bloody May 17 incident in which nine people were killed and 18 wounded as police were involved in a clash between rival bikers. Discussions about state assistance for the costs associated with the shootout...
  • A Voice in Waco

    09/22/2015 8:49:25 AM PDT · by Robert Teesdale · 150 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 9/22/2015 | Don Charles Davis
    A member of the Desgraciados Motorcycle Club named George Bergman appeared at an examining trial last Friday in Waco. Bergman had just arrived at the Twin Peaks restaurant last May 17 and was walking to the Don Carlos restaurant on the other side of the parking lot to use the bathroom there when he heard a gun shot. He was detained, found to be in possession of two, small, legal knives incarcerated for hours and finally arrested. He spent 20 days in jail before being released on $80,000 bail. He lost his job and continues to suffer from injuries suffered...
  • Police Bullets Hit Bikers During the Waco Police Shootout

    09/22/2015 5:04:12 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 09/22/2015 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Cops in the Texas city shot motorcyclists, arrested all the witnesses, and have since prohibited them from speaking out under penalty of contempt. Four months after a shootout left 9 bikers dead at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, prompting the arrest of 177 people, many of them presumably innocent, authorities are still denying the public access to key pieces of evidence, including video. The legal fate of arrestees still hangs in the balance. And it still isn’t known how many of the dead bikers were killed by bullets that police officers fired. But police bullets did hit some...
  • Waco: Lawyer Repeats Call For Lifting Twin Peaks Gag Order

    09/21/2015 1:34:27 PM PDT · by don-o · 5 replies
    KWTX TV ^ | September 21, 2015 | Paul J. Gately
    WACO (September 21, 2015) A Dallas lawyer who represents a Hewitt man caught up in the Twin Peaks shootings has reiterated his plea before the state’s highway criminal appeals court seeking the gag order in the case be overturned. In addition to that, his client who lost his appeal in a Friday examining trial has spoken out about his participation in the Twin Peaks shootings that took nine lives and left 20 injured. F. Clinton Broden filed a new brief with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals based upon a KWTX News story last week that included a comment from...
  • AP Waco Shooting Analysis Makes Congressional Inquiry All the More Urgent

    09/19/2015 7:01:57 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 60 replies
    The TRUTH about GUNS ^ | 9/19/2015 | David Codrea
    The Associated Press has analyzed evidence from a May shootout in which nine members of motorcycle clubs were killed outside a Waco restaurant and concluded some were hit by police bullets, a Friday AP report reveals. “The AP reviewed more than 8,800 pages of evidence, including police reports, dash-cam video, photos and audio interviews related to the May 17 confrontation,” the report explains. “Four months later, authorities have released little information about what sparked the fight or how the gunfire played out, and no one has been charged with any of the deaths.” . . . That goes directly to...
  • Judge rules probable cause sufficient to arrest Twin Peaks biker

    09/19/2015 8:35:50 AM PDT · by don-o · 20 replies
    Waco Herald-Tribune ^ | September 18, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A visiting judge ruled Friday that Waco police had sufficient probable cause after the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout to arrest a Balch Springs biker who is associated with a Bandidos support group. After a two-hour examining trial, Judge James Morgan said there is enough evidence against Burton George Bergman for prosecutors to present his case to a grand jury for consideration of indictment. Bergman, 48, a truck driver who is free on bail, claimed he was arrested and jailed improperly because there was not sufficient probable cause to allege he committed the crime of engaging in organized criminal activity....
  • Case exposes trust issues between Waco police detective, McLennan County DA's office

    09/18/2015 9:25:33 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 11 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | Thursday, February 7, 2013 12:00 am | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A police detective’s refusal to turn over the name of a confidential informant to prosecutors has cast a public spotlight on a private rift between the Waco Police Department and the McLennan County District Attorney’s office. Police Chief Brent Stroman, Assistant Chief Frank Gentsch and Sgt. Phillip Zboril brought Waco City Attorney Jennifer Richie, who hired Waco attorney Rick Bostwick to represent the department. Waco’s 19th State District Judge Ralph Strother then ordered police to disclose the informant’s identity to prosecutors and himself so he could determine if it should be revealed to the defense. But Strother said as he...
  • Waco Biker Brawl: Cop Bullets Hit Bikers During Deadly Melee, Report Says

    09/18/2015 11:00:03 AM PDT · by don-o · 65 replies
    AP via NBC ^ | September 18, 2015
    FORT WORTH, Texas — Evidence reviewed by The Associated Press confirms that police bullets hit bikers in the deadly brawl that erupted last spring outside of a Waco restaurant, though it isn't clear whether those rifle shots caused any of the nine fatalities. Thousands of pages of police reports, dash cam video, photos and audio interviews are part of the more than 8,800 pages of evidence that is expected to be presented to a grand jury
  • Waco: Biker’s Examining Trial On Probable Cause Set For Friday

    09/17/2015 2:13:27 PM PDT · by don-o · 86 replies
    KWYX ^ | September 17, 2015
    WACO (September 17, 2015) An examining trial is set for Friday for one of the men arrested in the wake of the deadly Twin Peaks biker gang shooting as his lawyer tries to prove police had no probable cause to arrest him. Retired District Judge James E. Morgan will preside over the trial which is set for 9 a.m. Friday in the McLennan County courthouse. Dallas attorney Clinton F. Broden is representing Burton George Bergman, who is one of the 177 people arrested in connection with the May 17 shooting that left nine people dead and 20 injured. Broden, in...
  • The Man and the Signal that Triggered the Waco Shooting

    09/17/2015 7:52:52 AM PDT · by Robert Teesdale · 32 replies
    Motorcycle Profiling Project ^ | 8/6/2015 | Motorcycle Profiling Project
    The leaked video from the Don Carlos parking lot capturing a small piece of the conflict in Waco may not show us exactly what transpired on May 17th, but it very well may reveal the key witness and what triggered the shooting. The man in the blue shirt must be identified. The leaked video shows a man in a blue shirt surveying the Twin Peaks parking lot and the bikers gathered there. He does not look like a patron waiting for a table or taking a break from a meal. This man is completely absorbed in observing the gathering and...
  • Editorial: We appeal to the court: End gag order in Waco bikers case

    09/16/2015 12:37:23 PM PDT · by don-o · 35 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 1, 2015
    snip Then came a gag order in late June — approved by a judge who is also the DA’s former law partner. No wonder people are asking questions about what kind of behind-the-scenes cooperation is going on among judges, prosecutors and law enforcement in Central Texas. We expressed concern in July after word came that longtime Waco police detective James Head would serve as foreman of the grand jury that likely will hear the shootout case. Can the bikers get a fair hearing under those circumstances? The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals could go a long way toward airing out...
  • Broden Will Be Back [Waco]

    09/16/2015 7:52:40 AM PDT · by don-o · 23 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | September 15, 2015
    For the last four months Waco has been muffled by an impenetrable fog. Like Brigadoon. Only this Brigadoon isn’t nice like the one in Scotland. It refuses to just disappear for a century at a time and, as The Associated Press put it the other day, Waco is a Brigadoon “perpetually recovering from its last disaster.” The last disaster, depending on your point of view, was either the recent exposure of the morally bankrupt athletic program at self-righteous Baylor University or the Twin Peaks Massacre last May 17. Waco has dealt with the Twins Peaks Massacre by shrouding the incident...
  • Temple Police Officer Arrested at CLEAT Convention in El Paso

    09/14/2015 9:28:30 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 18 replies ^ | September 11, 2015 |
    Sheka was attending the Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas convention near the hotel. According to the El Paso arrest affidavit, Sheka was engaged in a conversation with a female server near the hotel bar. The conversation allegedly turned inappropriate when Sheka began making comments of a sexual nature and ultimately touched the female inappropriately as she walked past him. The server told Sheka not to do that and walked away, escorted by another male, when Sheka pulled out a pistol and fired one round into a nearby wall.
  • Waco: New Motion Seeks Removal Of Biker Shooting Gag Order

    09/14/2015 4:45:02 PM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies
    KWTX TV ^ | September 14, 2015
    WACO (September 14, 2015) A Dallas lawyer who is representing a Hewitt man in connection with the Twin Peaks biker gang shootings has filed a brief with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals seeking the nullification of a gag order in the case. F. Clinton Broden, who represents Matthew Alan Clendennen, a Hewitt businessman who was arrested on the day of the shootings that left nine dead and 20 injured, is asking the court to reverse its decision to stay the issue and order the gag rule lifted. Broden cites several issues in his brief, including that the 54th District...
  • Texas Officials Under Scrutiny for Biker Shootout Case

    09/13/2015 12:13:58 PM PDT · by truth_seeker · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 13, 2015, 2:00 PM ET | emily schmall
    Texas Officials Under Scrutiny for Biker Shootout Case The secrecy that enshrouds the investigation into a biker shootout in May that left nine people dead and led to the mass-arrest of 177 people is hardly surprising in this city, where public scrutiny is rare and unwelcome. On the banks of the Brazos River in Central Texas, Waco and the surrounding county are largely run by a close-knit circle of judges, prosecutors and law enforcement that defense lawyers complain leads local agencies to close ranks in the aftermath of this most recent calamity.
  • Oversight and Judiciary Could Ask ATF about Twin Peaks Ballistics Report

    09/11/2015 6:06:25 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 47 replies
    The Truth about Guns ^ | 9/10/2015 | David Codrea
    “A McLennan County investigator has obtained a search warrant to extract a bullet from the arm of a biker — killed last week in a wreck — who was wounded in the deadly May 17 Twin Peaks shootout but left Waco before he was identified or arrested,” the Waco Tribune-Herald reported Wednesday. He’s doing it because it may help identify the weapon used to create the wound, and wants to have the sample submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which is conducting the forensic analysis of weapons, bullets, bullet fragments and casings recovered at the...
  • Warrant seeks bullet from arm of Twin Peaks biker killed in deer collision [Waco]

    09/10/2015 4:35:04 AM PDT · by don-o · 50 replies
    Waco Herald-Tribune ^ | September 9, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A McLennan County investigator has obtained a search warrant to extract a bullet from the arm of a biker — killed last week in a wreck — who was wounded in the deadly May 17 Twin Peaks shootout but left Waco before he was identified or arrested. The warrant, issued by 19th State District Judge Ralph Strother, is for a bullet in the arm of James Kenneth “Spaz” Anderson, 53, of Henderson, a member of the Bandidos. He was killed Sept. 3 when his motorcycle struck one or more deer on a highway in northwestern Nebraska. Authorities want the bullet...
  • Woman with pistol in vagina charged with unlawful carry

    09/09/2015 10:02:23 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 126 replies
    WFAA ^ | September 8, 2015 | Josh Davis
    WACO, Texas – Officers searching a woman after a traffic stop found a fully-loaded pistol in her vagina, Waco police said. Just before 11 p.m. Monday, officers stopped a 1998 Toyota Land Rover at 15th and Blair in north Waco for a traffic violation. During the stop, officers discovered the driver of the vehicle, Gabriel Garcia, 30, was allegedly had 2.7 grams of methamphetamine under his driver's seat. A further search of the car allegedly uncovered another 29.5 grams of meth and weighing scales in the purse of the female passenger, Ashley Cecilia Castaneda, 31. Because the traffic stop occurred...
  • Loaded gun pulled from woman’s body cavity during drug bust

    09/08/2015 3:59:38 PM PDT · by Old Yeller · 109 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | 9/8/15 | Olivia Messer
    <p>Waco police pulled a loaded handgun from a woman’s vagina late Monday evening after a traffic stop led to a drug bust, officials said.</p> <p>Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said officers stopped a 1998 Toyota Land Rover carrying a man and a woman at North 15th Street and Blair Street about 11 p.m. for a traffic violation.</p>
  • "World's largest biker bar" burns to the ground

    09/08/2015 2:29:19 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 37 replies
    fox news ^ | 8 Sept 2015
    The bar, which featured such amenities as zip lines, musical stages and rental cabins, had been the subject of a reality television series. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
  • The Twin Peaks Massacre Coverup

    09/07/2015 2:37:39 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 849 replies
    This is the 114th day of the Twin Peaks Massacre coverup. It is worth noting for two lamentable reasons. First, the degree to which government officials have been uncooperative, obstructive and evasive about the Massacre is prima facie evidence that there is an official coverup. There was no probable cause to believe that most of the 177, or 182, or so, people arrested that day were guilty of “engaging in organized criminal activity.” There is probable cause to believe that police murdered at least six men and may have attempted to murder 20 more. The second reason to note the...
  • Sound of silence in Twin Peaks biker case drawing ire

    09/06/2015 7:44:13 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 152 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 6, 2015 | Dane Schiller
    Victims' families, those still in jail demand answers WACO - Perhaps police and prosecutors have it all figured out or are still sorting things out. Perhaps there's a reason why 177 bikers, even those who didn't fire a gun or throw a punch, still face the prospect of 15 years to life in prison. But more than 100 days after a bloody clash at a Twin Peaks restaurant in May left nine dead, authorities remain tight-lipped about what happened and are proceeding with one of the largest criminal prosecutions ever in Texas. No details have been shared about which of...
  • DPS report details gang threats in Waco area, Texas

    09/06/2015 6:44:12 AM PDT · by don-o · 137 replies
    Waco Herald-Tribune ^ | September 5, 2015 | OLIVIA MESSER
    A newly released report sheds light on which gangs may threaten the Greater Waco area and how law enforcement plans to assess those threats moving forward, officials said. The Texas Department of Public Safety’s gang threat assessment said gang presence in Texas has led to crimes as varied as human trafficking and homicide, including the mass shooting at Waco’s Twin Peaks restaurant that killed nine people and injured 20 on May 17. The agency estimates that there are more than 100,000 gang members in Texas. “Because of their propensity for violence and close associations with ruthless Mexican cartels, gangs are...
  • Trigger-Happy Cop Shot One of His Own and Kept Blasting Away

    09/04/2015 11:05:25 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 32 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 2, 2015 | Justin Glave
    A detective who worked narcotics with an undercover officer walked up to a car, shot his fellow officer twice, and then seven more times against the victim’s pleas. The number of signs that Albuquerque Police Lieutenant Greg Brachle ignored or didn’t see before putting nine .45-caliber bullets into his fellow officer’s body are simply staggering.
  • Baylor May Face Legal Fallout from Rape Case

    09/04/2015 12:02:53 AM PDT · by ExyZ · 4 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | August 25, 2015 | Matthew Watkins
    Experts say Baylor could face legal challenges concerning how it investigated the case, and how it treated the football player and his victim afterward.
  • Bullet strikes, blood stains where they fell [Waco]

    09/03/2015 6:09:22 AM PDT · by don-o · 109 replies
    Radio Legendary ^ | September 3, 2015
    Waco – There is a declivity between the decorative stuccoed walls that mask the refrigeration and air conditioning equipment at the rear of this doomed building. Lee West stands there in the 100-degree heat, explaining where he thinks there are huge holes in what is known of the story of what happened there on May 17. He gives the names of bikers he has interviewed whom he has interviewed – their recollections of being there. Suddenly, he locks eyes with the interviewer, and the thousand-yard stare says it all when he zones back in. There is a fleeting look of...
  • DA not at ‘beck and call’ of public’s info requests [Waco]

    09/03/2015 5:55:36 AM PDT · by don-o · 27 replies
    Radio Legendary ^ | September 3, 2015
    Waco – Assistant District Attorney Sterling Harmon threatened to issue a criminal trespassing warrant in the face of a public information request approved by the staff of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday, September 2. Text messages regarding offers made to defendants charged with engaging in organized criminal activity proposing an agreement not to hold public officials, the City of Waco, or the County of McLennan responsible for legal allegations of false arrest or imprisonment are public information, according to a recent Attorney General’s ruling handed down on July 25. When prosecutors at first denied no such messages existed,...
  • Texas Police Release Video of Potentially Deadly Traffic Stop

    09/02/2015 4:17:22 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/2/15 | Jason Howerton
    A police officer in Trinity, Texas, was forced to make an incredibly difficult split-second decision during a tense August 29 traffic stop when a man reached for a gun in the front passenger seat. Officer Randy Wheeler drew his firearm and ordered the suspect to keep his hands up and outside of the car — but it’s an incident that easily could’ve resulted in death or tragedy. Trinity Police Chief Steven Jones said the police department chose to release video of Wheeler’s scary traffic stop from two different angles to prove a major point about the type of split-second decisions...