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  • Knives, guns, blood and fear: Inside the Texas biker shootout

    10/29/2015 3:54:23 PM PDT · by don-o · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2015 | Ann O'Neill, Ed Lavandera and Jason Morris, CNN
    See special reports on the Texas biker brawl from CNN's Ed Lavandera during "Erin Burnett OutFront" and "Anderson Cooper 360" at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET Thursday. Waco, Texas (CNN)After the guns fell silent on May 17 -- one of the bloodiest afternoons in the history of American motorcycle clubs -- nine bikers lay dead in a strip mall parking lot littered with weapons. Many more were injured, bleeding from gunshots and knife wounds. A police officer asked what every other cop there must have wondered at that moment: How many of you are armed? "I asked anybody who...
  • 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 · 106 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...
  • 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.
  • Oklahoma Patriot Guard Escorts Marine's Ashes On Trip Home To Georgia

    08/23/2015 7:06:14 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 7 replies ^ | August 9, 2015
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Oklahoma's Own helped a Marine reach his final resting place. U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Jonathan Turner enlisted in 1998 and served seven tours in Iraq and Afghanistan before he medically retired. He died last week in California from combat-related issues. His mother lives in Georgia and his Marine family in California made arrangements for his services. When the nonprofit Patriot Guard Riders heard his ashes were to be mailed home, the group decided to organize a chain of motorcycle riders across the country to give his remains a more dignified final trip home. They planned a nationwide...
  • Appeals court rules two bikers were jailed with sufficient probable cause.

    08/21/2015 4:42:00 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 208 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | 8/21/2015 | OLIVIA MESSER
    In an opinion released Thursday, Justice Rex Davis of the 10th Court of Appeals declared that officials had sufficient probable cause to arrest two bikers after the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout in Waco. The melee killed nine men and injured another 20, resulting in the arrest of 177 bikers, each initially held on controversial $1 million bonds on a charge of engaging in organized criminal activity. Final autopsy reports were released last week on the nine killed in the melee, but ballistics evidence remains publicly unavailable, pending the completion of an investigation headed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
  • Twin Peaks surveillance video may be released Friday

    08/19/2015 5:38:21 AM PDT · by eastexsteve · 15 replies
    WACO, Texas – An attorney for one of the men charged in the Twin Peaks shootings in May has filed a subpoena to get surveillance video from the Waco restaurant during the shootings, but the city has moved to quash the subpoena.
  • Biker Authority Arrested [Waco]

    08/03/2015 7:22:22 AM PDT · by don-o · 33 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | August 1, 2015
    Widely quoted “outlaw biker authority” James F. Quinn has been charged with nine felony counts of possession of child pornography. Quinn is a former professor of criminology at the University of North Texas in Denton and the author of numerous works about bikers including: “Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs: Aspects of the One-Percenter Culture for Emergency Department Personnel to Consider;” “The Tools, Tactics, and Mentality of Outlaw Biker Wars;” “Leathers and Rolexes: The Symbolism and Values of the Motorcycle Club;” “The Nature of Criminality Within One-Percent Motorcycle Clubs; “Angels, Bandidos, Outlaws, and Pagans: The Evolution of Organized Crime Among the Big Four...
  • The Story That Tells Everyone Who the Cop-Sack Really Is… You’ll Be Shocked! [ Waco ]

    07/18/2015 6:17:59 AM PDT · by JJ_Folderol · 133 replies
    Wicked Bitch Blog ^ | Undated, Recent | Amy Irene White
    ...When they headed to Twin Peaks that day, there was never a peaceful meeting planned. The Bandidos had no idea anything was going down, which is why they had a rather sad showing of attendance in comparison to the people brought in by the Cossacks. Several of the men in that club claim that they had other plans that day and were called in to Twin Peaks that very morning. They arrived in a forceful showing of numbers and soon flooded the patio and parking lot with Cossacks. Many witnesses say that the Cossacks posted themselves like sentries all around...
  • What We Learned About Waco This Weekend

    07/12/2015 5:43:25 PM PDT · by JJ_Folderol · 46 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | July 12, 2015 | The Aging Rebel
    The Twin Peaks Massacre has always, clearly, been an ATF or FBI operation gone terribly wrong. The Waco police and most of official Waco have been lying about it since May 17. A couple of pieces of evidence became generally available this weekend that shine a little light into this black hole of deceit. First, it is now absolutely inarguable that at least 182 people were arrested on May 17 and that five of them were “unarrested” by 5:28 a.m. the next morning. In an early morning fax from Waco Detective Sam Key to lay Justice of the Peace “Pete”...
  • Only 4 bikers remain jailed in Twin Peaks case; 3 face other charges

    07/11/2015 7:24:54 AM PDT · by JJ_Folderol · 47 replies ^ | Friday, July 10, 2015 5:14 pm | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Three of the four bikers who remain jailed in the wake of the deadly Twin Peaks shootout have felony charges pending in other counties. Of the 177 bikers jailed following the May 17 melee, only Michael E. Chaney, a Cossack from Fort Worth; Joseph Ortiz, a Bandido from San Antonio; Marcus Pilkington, a Bandido from Mexia; and Daniel Pesina, a member of a Bandidos support group called Macheteros from San Antonio, remain jailed in McLennan County.

    07/11/2015 4:39:00 AM PDT · by JJ_Folderol · 5 replies
    BRODEN MICKELSEN HELMS & SNIPES Attorneys-at-Law ^ | undated, 10 Jul 2015 | BRODEN MICKELSEN HELMS & SNIPES
    This portion of the Don Carlos surveillance video was made from a full surveillance video produced pursuant to a subpoena issued on behalf of Matthew Clendennen by his attorney F. Clinton Broden of Broden, Mickelsen, Helms & Snipes, LLP. It was not altered, only shortened ...
  • Abel Reyna Saves Waco from Biker Scum

    07/05/2015 8:22:49 AM PDT · by JJ_Folderol · 146 replies ^ | 2015-05-21 10:51 pm | Unknown blogger
    Abel Reyna (AR) and Sgt. Patrick Swanton must have been sweating cold as they blitzed the media with apocalyptic visions of SAMCRO and the Mayans stabbing, shooting, and raping their way across Central Texas Marketplace during church hour, with the heroic police saving the day. But it was showtime, and the news cameras were already rolling. And thus, the "biker shootout" meme was born.
  • Brooklyn’s Obnoxious Secret Flag Burning Ends With A Whimper

    07/01/2015 9:35:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 1, 2015 | Kate Briquelet
    A Brooklyn group burned the American flag—but were too scared to show up to their own media circus. This is what happens when you try to host a mass flag burning in Brooklyn: You don't. At least not on the day advertised on social media. Because on Wednesday evening, a horde of patriotic bikers and American-flag-hoisting hotheads crawled out of the city's conservative netherworld and descended on Fort Greene Park—hell-bent on stopping a red, white and blue barbecue they tripped over on Facebook. “We’re here to [expletive] up tiny liberal punks,” one biker reportedly declared. Little did they know the...
  • Four Weeks Later: Waco Police Narrative Unravels

    06/14/2015 4:18:39 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 287 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | Lee Stranahan
    "Four weeks after the deadly May 17th shooting incident outside a Waco Twin Peaks restaurant, more details have come out concerning the incident, but significant questions still remain about the actions taken by law enforcement and the police’s account of what transpired. Although the national mainstream media has largely moved on from the Waco story, if critics of the police are correct, the incident represents an unprecedented civil rights violation and media cover-up campaign by the Waco authorities.... ...In a statement on Friday, the police said that of 16 officers that were in the parking lot, only three fired a...
  • Decorated war vet critical of Waco police actions

    06/12/2015 5:38:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 102 replies
    WFAA ^ | June 11, 2015 | Brett Shipp
    A decorated Iraq war veteran, who was jailed after the Twin Peaks shootout in Waco, is telling an alarming version of the deadly encounter. He says not only was he wrongly imprisoned for three weeks, he says he witnessed police firing their weapons in an "aimless" assault into a crowd of bikers, nine of whom were killed. Former U.S. Marine Michael Devoll of Fort Worth, who completed three tours of duty in Iraq, has survived an untold number of firefights. But he says the one he witnessed in Waco on May 17 will forever haunt him. Not just because he...
  • WAPO: American Police Could Help Themselves By Shooting Less, Talking More

    06/12/2015 7:34:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | June 12, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On June 11 The Washington Post intimated that police in America might not face the tensions they currently face if they shot less and talked more. The Post reached this verdict via a comparison between the tactics of “lightly armed” British police and those of heavily armed Americans.
  • Bikers Jailed After Waco Shootout Deride High Bonds and Slow Justice

    06/12/2015 4:31:32 AM PDT · by don-o · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 10, 2015 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    snip Paul Looney, a lawyer for three of those arrested, said that two of them — a couple, William and Morgan Jane English — were close enough to the shooting to only hear it, but that they had seen, and done, nothing illegal. “They had barely gotten onto the property,” Mr. Looney said. “In this country, we have constitutional protections against that kind of a sweep. It’s the most un-American activity I’ve seen on American soil.”
  • Ron Paul: Will Victims, Suspects Of Deadly Waco Biker Rally Receive Justice?

    06/11/2015 11:18:51 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 77 replies
    Truth in Media ^ | June 9, 2015 | Ron Paul
    Circumstances surrounding the deadly Waco biker rally remain unclear, and local police are shielding details of the incident from the public. “This just builds up more suspicion on our government,” Ron Paul said during his latest Liberty Report. The three-time presidential candidate and former Texas Representative Paul raised concerns about the ever-growing number of questions about the biker rally shooting, including why the Federal Bureau of Investigation was involved, what evidence the Waco Police Department gathered from the incident, how the shooting got started, the number of weapons on the scene, and who shot whom. Nearly 1,000 bikers rallied in...
  • The Constitution in Waco

    06/11/2015 9:18:46 AM PDT · by Tarasaramozart · 7 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | June 10, 2015 | The Aging Rebel Website
    The First Amendment to the Constitution states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The Waco Police Department and other police departments blatantly tried to prevent a peaceful assembly and public officials have slandered the attendees ever since. The majority of the 176 people arrested after the Waco Massacre were arrested because they were wearing motorcycle club indicia, or insignia, and such...
  • Why Does Quanell X Support Some Rape Victims But Shame Others?

    06/10/2015 2:45:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Houston Press ^ | December 19, 2014 | Angelica Leicht
    Quanell X, community leader and head of the New Black Panthers, is probably a good ally to have on your side if you're a crime victim. After all, the man quite obviously knows how to grab headlines. His innate showmanship -- that keen ability to lure in the media -- is what helps him bring attention to cases that aren't as visible in the first place. (SNIP) But in the other case -- the rape of an 11-year-old Hispanic girl by a group of 21 African-American men in Cleveland, Texas, in 2011 -- the young girl was very much the...
  • Breitbart Texas Files Request For Unreleased Videos Of Waco Biker Shooting

    06/10/2015 10:45:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 40 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | June 10, 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    Breitbart Texas has filed a formal request for the release of video tapes that might shed more light on the questions being raised about the mass arrest of bikers after the shooting incident outside a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas on May 17th. The written request asks for surveillance video from Twin Peaks and the nearby Don Carlos restaurant, as well a police dash-cam video. After a spate of recent court filings about the legality of the $1,000,000 bail that the “Waco 170” bikers face, even the most fundamental questions about the shooting have not been answered. Weeks after...
  • Blurry lines between bikers, police clubs draw concern

    06/08/2015 6:18:07 AM PDT · by don-o · 89 replies
    Ap via Fox ^ | June 7, 2015
    Police officers and outlaw biker gangs often stand on common ground. Both attract the young and adventurous who value order, discipline and brotherhood. And on weekends tens of thousands of cops routinely trade their cruisers and badges for choppers and club colors. The bond doesn't mean a free pass for criminal motorcycle gangs, but even some within law enforcement worry that too many officers believe bikers are just misunderstood Robin Hoods. And empathy from officers who emulate or even aspire to the outlaw life can put police or the public at risk, gang experts warn.
  • Prosecutor details ‘executions’ at Twin Peaks during hearing

    06/07/2015 5:06:07 AM PDT · by don-o · 70 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | June 5, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Video of the deadly May 17 Twin Peaks shootout between rival biker gangs shows “Bandidos executing Cossacks and Cossacks executing Bandidos,” a prosecutor said Friday at a bond-reduction hearing for a Cossack from Northeast Texas. The revelations from First Assistant District Attorney Michael Jarrett during Laurance Kemp’s bond-reduction hearing were among the first detailed glimpses provided by authorities of what occurred during the incident that left nine bikers dead, 18 wounded and 177 arrested. In arguing against reducing Kemp’s bond to an amount that would allow him to be released, Jarrett said Kemp traveled 3 1/2 hours from his home...
  • Released bikers give clashing accounts of Twin Peaks shootout

    06/07/2015 12:36:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies ^ | June 6, 2015 | J.B. SMITH
    As more bikers are released from McLennan County Jail, the accounts of what led up to the deadly shootout at Twin Peaks come into sharper conflict with each other. Police and prosecutors have painted the May 17 shooting as a clash of rival “gangs” — primarily the Bandidos and Cossacks motorcycle clubs — that were armed and prepared to settle scores in a public place. Waco police have said more than 300 weapons found at the scene show there was “criminal intent” among the 177 who were jailed in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.“(It) indicates to the public that...
  • Waco Preps for Sunday's Biker Rally

    06/05/2015 12:55:35 PM PDT · by don-o · 38 replies
    KCEN-TV ^ | June 4, 2015
    Thousands of bikers are expected to gather this weekend for an "All For One" rally in front of the McLennan County Courthouse. Most places in downtown Waco say will be open on Sunday. Most did not want to speak to us on camera; saying if you side with the community, the bikers will hate you and if you side with the bikers, the community will hate you. But, they all say everyone will be welcome. Mobile food vendor George Gaylord says he sees it as a great business opportunity. In fact, he plans to park his hot dog cart right...
  • First Interview With Bikers Involved in Twin Peaks Shooting

    06/04/2015 7:01:34 AM PDT · by justlurking · 6 replies
    KCEN TV ^ | 2015-06-02 | Rissa Shaw
    WACO -- KCEN got an exclusive interview with the first bikers to speak publicly after the Twin Peaks shooting, capturing the moments right after their release from jail after being arrested for the May 17th shooting that left nine bikers dead and 18 more injured. Waco Police had said the 170-plus bikers arrested were part of criminal motorcycle gangs. However, William English, 33, and Morgan English, 30, say otherwise, and that they had come to the sports bar for a friendly meeting between motorcycle clubs, and they weren't even inside the restaurant when the brawl broke out. [...] Mr. English...
  • Texas Police Play “lets make a deal” With The Constitution – Twenty Five Waco “Twin Peaks” Bikers Re

    06/03/2015 5:31:29 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 102 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 3, 2015 | Sundance
    WACO TEXAS – Twenty-five bikers arrested in the May 17 shootout at Twin Peaks have been released from jail since Thursday, when prosecutors and defense attorneys started negotiating the reduction of bonds. Two of those released recently include Sandra “Drama” Lynch, of Mart, and her husband, Mike, a plumber. Sandra Lynch is a well-known advocate for bikers’ rights who reserved the patio for the meeting of a regional bikers’ rights coalition two weeks ago at Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco. The deadly shootout erupted in the Twin Peaks parking lot about 30 minutes before that meeting was to begin. Also...
  • Bikers Come to 5-Year-Old Bullied Girl’s Rescue

    06/01/2015 9:05:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    KRQE ^ | 5/29 | Emily Younger
    A group of Albuquerque bikers came to 5-year-old Albuquerque girl’s rescue this week. The girl who was bullied on her way home from school got an unexpected visit by the Punishers. They’re loud, big, burly bikers dressed in black. While the men may appear dark and dangerous, the Punishers, a law enforcement motorcycle club in Albuquerque are far from it. “We are all pretty soft hearted. I’m actually a nurse,” said Punishers LE/MC Albuquerque President Norman Gonzalez. This week the group, made up of military veterans and former police officers, banded together with local self-defense group Shockwave to help a...
  • Police Snipers Spotted at Two Texas Harley Dealerships in Wake of Twin Peaks Shooting

    06/01/2015 9:01:02 AM PDT · by don-o · 248 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | May 29, 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    Photos on the Facebook page of a group called Free All The Waco Bikers appears to show police snipers on an apartment building rooftop, across the street from a Harley-Davidson dealership that was a hosting a memorial service for one of the bikers shot and killed outside a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco on May 17. This is the second time in less than a week that snipers have been posted outside a Texas Harley Davidson dealership after the Waco incident. The most recent sniper sighting occurred at the “fundraiser and celebration of life” for Jesse Rodriquez, a decorated Vietnam...

    06/01/2015 8:57:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    The Washington Weekly News ^ | 05/31/15 | Staff
    WACO JUDGE AGREES TO LET MOST BIKERS GO – IF THEY SIGN A CONTRACT VOWING NOT TO SUE FOR WRONGFUL ARREST “It appears the public defenders office in McLennan County is involved in this scurrilous activity,” said Paul Looney, a Houston attorney with Looney & Conrad, P.C. “I’ve never seen anything like the lawlessness that the authorities have perpetrated on these people and now to add insult to injury they are trying to cover their own tracks in exchange for bond.”
  • Biker Thugs Converge On Arizona Mosque Armed Looking For War (No bias here!)

    05/30/2015 4:20:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Recently, Texas has reclaimed its cherished position as the nation’s “epicenter of right wing-extremism” with a few specifically bizarre occurrences that epitomize exactly what “right-wing extremism” means. But now, the Texas-size extremism is spreading to Arizona and it includes Texas-style armed biker thugs, conspiracy theorists, and anti-Muslim sentiments that set Texas apart as right-wing extremist central. About a month ago anti-Muslim hate-freak Pamela Geller and her acolytes, none of whom comprehend that America is not a Christian theocracy, converged on Texas to insult and incite anger in the American Muslim community with a cartoon contest intended to mock the Muslim...
  • From motorcycle clubs to organized crime: Notorious biker gangs

    05/29/2015 10:32:28 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 93 replies
    CNN ^ | May 19, 2015 | Holly Yan
    (CNN)Bandidos, Hells Angels, Mongols. They're not just motorcycle clubs, but organized criminal enterprises. "The Bandidos constitute a growing criminal threat to the U.S.," the agency says. "The Bandidos are involved in transporting and distributing cocaine and marijuana and are involved in the production, transportation and distribution of methamphetamine." Hells Angels Motorcycle Club Officials say the gang is heavily involved in the drug trade -- including the production and distribution of methamphetamine and the transportation of cocaine, hashish, heroin, LSD, Ecstasy and PCP. That's not all. "The Hells Angels are also involved in other criminal activity including assault, extortion, homicide, money...
  • ISLAMISTS THREATEN AZ Mohammad Cartoon Protesters!

    05/29/2015 6:55:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/29/15 | Jim Hoft
    They’re threatening a bloody attack!….. Armed bikers are planning an anti-Islamist protest on Friday at the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Jon Ritzheimer, the event’s organizer, shown here in a t-shirt that will be sold ahead of the planned protest. The protest is called Freedom of Speech Rally Round II. Two pro-ISIS terrorists were shot dead outside the Garland, Texas Draw Mohammad Contest in early May. The two terrorists attended the mosque in Phoenix. Jihadists Nadir Soofi and Elton Simpson were shot dead when they tried to ambush the Texas “Draw Mohammad Contest.” ISIS took credit for the attack....
  • Downtown Waco jail to remain closed, cost money without inmate increase

    05/29/2015 7:26:18 AM PDT · by FreetheSouth! · 4 replies
    Waco Trib ^ | Posted 3 months ago | CASSIE L. SMITH
    McLennan County’s downtown jail, closed since 2010, continues to cost money in the form of utility expenses, and its future remains uncertain because of a lack of prisoners. Keeping the lights on and occasional maintenance in the facility helps prevent the jail from further dilapidation. Commissioners have spent about $1.2 million in renovations since its closing. County officials hoped the downtown facility could reopen to house overflow from the Jack Harwell Detention Center, but so far there hasn’t been one. County Judge Scott Felton said LaSalle Corrections, which manages the Jack Harwell center, could potentially house its inmates in the...
  • ARIZONA: Bikers plan armed anti-Islam protest outside mosque that hatched the two Garland....

    05/29/2015 4:35:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | may 27, 2015 | barenakedislam
    FULL TITLE: ARIZONA: Bikers plan armed anti-Islam protest outside mosque that hatched the two Garland, Texas would-be Muslim jihadist assassins On Friday, May 29, 2015, a group of bikers in Arizona plan to host an anti-Islam demonstration outside of the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix. Dubbed as “Freedom of Speech Rally Round 2,” a reference to American blogger Pamela Geller’s ‘Draw Muhammad’ cartoon contest in Garland, Texas earlier this month, the event, organized on Facebook, is described as a “response to the recent attack in Texas where 2 armed terrorists with ties to ISIS, attempted to kill a bunch of...
  • Armed Bikers to Hold Mohammed Contest Outside Cartoon Gunmen’s Mosque

    05/29/2015 3:28:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies ^ | May 29, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Garland Jihadists couldn’t cope with an off duty cop with a handgun. Now the Mohammed cartoon contest is coming to their mosque back in Arizona courtesy of RidersUSA, a patriotic biker group. ROUND 2!!!!!!! This will be a PEACEFUL protest in front of the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix AZ.
  • Outlaw Biker Gangs Prize U.S. Soldiers, Feds Say

    05/28/2015 3:38:49 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 27th 2015 | TRACY CONNOR
    The ranks of the nation's most violent outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMGs) include active-duty soldiers who fly their biker colors while serving overseas and even commit crimes on American soil, according to a federal investigation. And military-oriented motorcycle clubs not considered outlaws are starting to adopt the "traits and mannerisms" of their criminal counterparts, the report by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives found. "Even though only a small percentage of active-duty military personnel, DoD (Department of Defense) employees and contractors have been involved in the shootings or violent acts against adversaries, they belong to and/or (are) associated with...
  • Biker shootout libs going wacko over race in Waco

    05/26/2015 7:20:44 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 9 replies ^ | 5/26/15 | Selwyn Duke
    Leftists are upset about what they view as a double standard with respect to the Baltimore/Ferguson affair and the recent Waco gang shootout. They’re right, too – there sure is a double standard. And, as usual, it’s their own. Consider, for example, an Associated Press piece by one Jesse J. Holland titled “Differing perceptions of Waco, Baltimore bothering some.” Holland starts out writing that the “prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were of police in riot gear, handcuffed protesters, tear gas and mass arrests. The main images of a fatal gun...
  • Leaked Report Profiles Military, Police Members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

    05/23/2015 5:30:48 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 847 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 5/22/2015 | Jana Winter and Jordan Smith
    Nuclear power plant technicians, senior military officers, FBI contractors and an employee of “a highly-secretive Department of Defense agency” with a Top Secret clearance. Those are just a few of the more than 100 people with sensitive military and government connections that law enforcement is tracking because they are linked to “outlaw motorcycle gangs.” A year before the deadly Texas shootout that killed nine people on May 17, a lengthy report by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives detailed the involvement of U.S. military personnel and government employees in outlaw motorcycle gangs, or OMGs. A copy of the...
  • Waco Shootout Linked to North Texas Attacks

    05/23/2015 2:58:49 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 67 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | May 19 2015 | Scott Gordon
    The shootout in Waco that killed nine motorcycle gang members began in the weeks before Christmas with a beating at a Toys for Tots event in Wise County and a murder in Fort Worth, according to law enforcement sources. The backdrop is a growing turf battle between the Bandidos – which has controlled Texas for years – and the Cossacks, a lesser-known biker gang that has been gaining power by aligning itself with Bandido rivals, the sources said. On Dec. 12, 10 Bandidos burst into Gator’s bar in Fort Worth and "without saying a word, started punching and attacking people,"...

    05/22/2015 9:25:57 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 344 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-21-15 | Stranahan
    Despite the characterization by police that the afternoon gathering at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas that led to Sunday’s bloody shooting incident was a gathering of criminal biker gangs with violent intent, the meeting appears to have been a legitimate, organized gathering of motorcycle riders meeting to discuss political issues. The group that met was the Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents (CoC&I) and a look at that group’s website and history gives a very different impression of the group’s purpose and goals than what has been said repeatedly by Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton.
  • Bulletin warns Texas police of potential new threats from bikers

    05/22/2015 3:13:56 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | May 22, 2015 | Kyung Lah, Evan Perez, Steve Almasy and Holly Yan,
    Waco, Texas (CNN)Texas law enforcement officials are investigating what they say are new threats against officers from biker gangs in the wake of a recent shootout in Waco. Members of the Bandidos biker gang who are in the military "are supplying the gang with grenades and C4 explosives," according to a bulletin issued Thursday by the Texas Department of Public Safety and reviewed by CNN. The bulletin warns of plots targeting high-ranking law enforcement officials and their families with car bombs. The bulletin is based on unsubstantiated information from an informant who claimed to have obtained it from Bandidos and...
  • ‘Hard Truths’ From The Left About Texas Bikers and Black Thugs

    05/21/2015 1:05:22 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 7 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 5/21/15 | Steve Berman
    Washington Post writer Jannell Ross tried to hang racism, white supremacy, biker culture, and gun rights around Texas Republican necks in a literary lynching so stuffed full of wrong presumptions that if words were mathematical, Ross’ article would prove that gravity makes things fall up. Here’s the key takeaway from the article.  Whites are free to be either law-abiding citizens or dangerous Harley-riding savages, while blacks are slaves to the white man, whether he’s the cop in uniform or the gun-wielding biker.  And #blacklivesmatter when one black man dies at the hands of police and the rioters are called “thugs,” but nine...
  • 1,000 weapons recovered at Waco biker brawl? Not quite, cops now say

    05/21/2015 11:52:56 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 253 replies
    LATimes ^ | 5-21-2015 | Micheal Muskal
    Police in Waco, Texas, have sharply revised downward the number of weapons seized after a deadly brawl in a shopping center parking lot that left nine people dead, 18 wounded and 177 facing criminal charges of engaging in an organized criminal activity.. Police said earlier this week they expected to recover 1,000 weapons but now put the number at about 320. Snip-- The weapons recovered include 118 handguns, 157 knives and 43 others, which includes brass knuckles and chains. Some weapons had been quickly stashed -- under seat cushions and even in a toilet. Police also said an AK-47 assault...
  • A Few Thoughts on the Waco Biker Shootout

    05/21/2015 11:35:16 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 45 replies
    chrishernandezauthor ^ | 21 May 15 | Chris Hernandez
    So this Waco thing has caught my interest, mostly because of all the dumb things being said about it. I’m no expert and have no direct connection to the Waco Biker shootout, nor do I have access to anything more than media reports. However, based on my experience as a patrolman, assistant active shooter instructor and soldier I’ve made a few observations and educated guesses about what happened. 1) I predict we’ll soon learn most or all of the dead bikers were shot by police officers I base this on a couple things, but the biggest one is a...
  • Texas biker shootout expected to shed light on Ontario slaughter

    05/21/2015 7:19:55 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 25 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Wed May 20 2015 | Peter Edwards
    Faced with the choice between a potential death penalty and freedom, some Texas members of the Bandidos biker club charged in last weekend’s deadly shootout can be expected to start talking with investigators, police say. And that could shed fresh light on the role top American bikers may have played in the slaughter of eight Toronto-area bikers in 2006. “A lot of these guys are going to roll (co-operate with police),” said Steve Cook, a Kansas City, Mo.-area police detective with the Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Investigators Assn., who has worked undercover against a gang affiliated to the Bandidos. The Texas...
  • White America’s Waco insanity: The shocking realities it ignores about racism & violence

    05/20/2015 12:04:29 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    Salon ^ | May 20, 2015 | Brittney Cooper, teaches Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers
    Malcolm X, the famed Civil Rights leader and minister of the Nation of Islam, would have turned 90 years old this week. While America annually marks the significance of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is only in Black communities nationally, and locally in Harlem, that we mark and celebrate the birth of King’s most formidable racial adversary. Undoubtedly this has something to do with the very forthright and unflinching manner in which Malcolm X talked about race in the 1960s. El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, as Malcolm X was otherwise known, did not have any hope that white...
  • Nine Bikers Shot Dead in Waco, TX, USA Biker Gang Shootout [VERTICAL VIDEO WARNING]

    05/20/2015 8:39:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 268 replies
    A fight that escalated to gunfire between rival biker gangs in a Waco, Texas, restaurant parking lot today left nine people dead, police said. Eighteen people were taken from the scene to hospitals, mostly for gunshot and stab wounds, Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swanton said at a news conference. Everyone involved was a gang member, police said. The violence began as a fight between "criminal biker gangs" at the Twin Peaks Restaurant in the Central Texas Market Place early this afternoon, Swanton said. The fight then spilled into the parking lot where gang members fired at each other, Swanton said....
  • WaPo Cranks Tie Texas Biker Thugs to …Sarah Palin?

    05/20/2015 3:53:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 19, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    The Washington Post actually tweeted this out today on the Texas biker gang shootings. The race-obsessed paper wants desperately to make the story about race… And threw in a photo of Sarah Palin for kicks.

    05/19/2015 11:59:21 AM PDT · by onyx · 336 replies
    A website widely read by bikers called “The Aging Rebel” has published an alternative account of what happened during Sunday’s bloody shootout in Waco, Texas. The article titled The Waco Police Massacre brings out a number of details not previously published and also presents the controversial theory that event was essentially a police ambush.