Skip to comments.'Twin Peaks dam' breaking with dismissal of 13 cases, biker's lawyer says
Posted on 02/08/2018 7:46:57 PM PST by Elderberry
An attorney for one of the bikers indicted in the deadly 2015 Twin Peaks shootout said it appears the "Twin Peaks dam" is starting to break with the dismissal of charges against 13 bikers Thursday.
Meanwhile, the same attorney, Brian Bouffard, said McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna only dropped the cases in a show of "moral cowardice by an elected official" to avoid adverse testimony at a scheduled Thursday hearing to disqualify his office.
Two district judges signed orders submitted to them by the DA's office Thursday morning dismissing charges against 13 bikers arrested in the May 17, 2015, Twin Peaks shootout and two recusing the McLennan County District Attorney's Office in two other biker cases.
Besides the 13 dismissals, prosecutor Michael Jarrett told the judges that Reyna also intends to formally refuse eight more cases against bikers who were arrested, but have not been indicted in the shootout that left nine dead and dozens injured.
The dismissals came hours before a hearing scheduled for Thursday afternoon at which two bikers were asking to disqualify Reyna from handling their cases on a variety of grounds.
That hearing was canceled in light of Reyna's actions.
Reyna did not return phone calls seeking comment Thursday and declined to provide the Tribune-Herald with a written statement he prepared about the dismissals.
Judge Ralph Strother, of Waco's 19th State District Court, said Thursday he plans to ask the Texas Attorney General's Office prosecutorial assistance division to take over prosecution of the case against biker Billy McRee. Reyna agreed to recuse his office in that case, while he dismissed the case against Jorge Salinas.
Salinas, a two-tour Marine combat veteran; and McRee, a mechanic, are both former members of the Cossacks motorcycle group.
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When do the lawsuits start?
I work with one of the defendants. He has been signed with a civil lawyer for over a year. Now he is getting offers four to five times a week. The lawyers know this will be one of the biggest disasters of all time - and they can smell blood.
pretty bad abuse of right to speedy trial
What exactly happened?
(Before anyone asks, if I put a group of 20 people together with him in it, most people would take ten or more guesses to figure him out. Quiet guy, ex-miltary, almost as Conservative as me (almost). Just a guy that like riding bikes and wants men to act like men and women that act like women.)
"The Twin Peaks dam has now broken, and with each new dismissal that may come, the public will see clearly what Twin Peaks defense counsel have known for almost three years that Abel Reyna arrested, charged, and indicted a very large number of these men for purely political reasons, apparently without any intent to take them to trial," Bouffard said in a statement Thursday morning.
Time for me to contact the Lt. Governor of Texas and tell him not one dollar to bail out Waco! Reyna needs to go to prison.
I think the District Attorney’s plan was to offer them deals and get them to turn on each other. When that didn’t work, he started trying to get them to plead to something small. I believe he thought a bunch of convictions, even if they were little more than parking tickets, would be his springboard to higher office. Obviously none of it worked. He apparently didn’t realize that those guys are very much ‘code’ driven.
I called this total disater.everyone killed or wounded by .223 shells were shot by barnry fifes. Everyone else was self defense. The economic loss to waco will require a bond issue in the
Millions which will
Be voted down 5 to 1!! Waco , home of the murder of the 7th day adventist church members!!
Hard to turn on someone you may not have ever met and you just arrived when the shooting started.
Meanwhile, I keep hearing pseudo-conservative tools keep repeating in the media that the F b eye is on;y corrupt at the top, and the every day Agnts are wonderful... what a laugh if it wasnt so tragic
1. Create shootout at the TP corral
2. Arrest 177 survivors
4. Profit !!!!
The biggest problem I have is that MANY of the arrest warrants are exactly the same except for the name of the defendant.
Such a perfect reply.
Only almost 3 years.
You expect too much.
“Jim Parks: More than 100 have filed civil rights cases in U.S. District Court at Austin, for precisely that reason. - El Legendario, reporting from 3.5 miles east of Resume Speed, Texas”
The wind is decimating this house of cards!
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