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'Twin Peaks dam' breaking with dismissal of 13 cases, biker's lawyer says
WacoTrib ^ | 2/8/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at wacotrib.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biker; reyna; waco; zimbabwaco
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1 posted on 02/08/2018 7:46:57 PM PST by Elderberry
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To: Elderberry

When do the lawsuits start?


2 posted on 02/08/2018 7:50:42 PM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: Elderberry

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.


3 posted on 02/08/2018 7:55:47 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Elderberry

pretty bad abuse of right to speedy trial


4 posted on 02/08/2018 8:06:19 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: I cannot think of a name

What exactly happened?


5 posted on 02/08/2018 8:06:24 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
He was sitting inside, most of the crazy stuff happened outside. But he is ex-military and he swears that almost all of the shooting he heard was “M16” rounds. Apparently one of the items of evidence still being withheld is the ballistics data.

(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.)

6 posted on 02/08/2018 8:14:00 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: I cannot think of a name
This case was a major FUBAR from day one.

"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.

7 posted on 02/08/2018 8:20:55 PM PST by Lockbox
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To: Lockbox

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.


8 posted on 02/08/2018 8:32:38 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Elderberry

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!!


9 posted on 02/08/2018 8:33:30 PM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJT)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Hard to turn on someone you may not have ever met and you just arrived when the shooting started.


10 posted on 02/08/2018 8:36:53 PM PST by Lockbox
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To: Elderberry

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 wasn’t so tragic


11 posted on 02/08/2018 8:41:44 PM PST by DanielRedfoot (Po Dunk)
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To: I cannot think of a name

1. Create shootout at the TP corral

2. Arrest 177 survivors

3. ......

4. Profit !!!!


12 posted on 02/08/2018 8:44:07 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Elderberry

The biggest problem I have is that MANY of the arrest warrants are exactly the same except for the name of the defendant.


13 posted on 02/08/2018 8:47:41 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Conservatives love America for what it is. Liberals hate America for the same reason.)
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To: Paladin2

Such a perfect reply.


14 posted on 02/08/2018 9:06:13 PM PST by Salamander (And Ezekiel Smiles Again....)
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To: Mount Athos

Only almost 3 years.

You expect too much.

/s


15 posted on 02/08/2018 9:07:17 PM PST by Salamander (And Ezekiel Smiles Again....)
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To: BraveMan

IBTG


16 posted on 02/08/2018 9:08:41 PM PST by Salamander (And Ezekiel Smiles Again....)
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To: Elderberry

http://www.kwtx.com/content/news/DA-to-seek-to-dismiss-charges-against-more-than-20-Twin-Peaks-bikers-473216573.html


17 posted on 02/08/2018 9:14:06 PM PST by Salamander (And Ezekiel Smiles Again....)
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To: LibFreeUSA

“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”


18 posted on 02/08/2018 9:15:13 PM PST by Salamander (And Ezekiel Smiles Again....)
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To: Elderberry

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/twin-peaks-biker-shooting/da-to-dismiss-twin-peaks-case-recuse-office-from-another/article_6f0c436f-a943-5879-b3da-c475fdb67fc3.html


19 posted on 02/08/2018 9:16:12 PM PST by Salamander (And Ezekiel Smiles Again....)
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To: Salamander; TexasGator

The wind is decimating this house of cards!


20 posted on 02/08/2018 9:17:01 PM PST by BraveMan
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