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  • Biker indicted on charges from 2015 Twin Peaks shooting asks for new attorney (Waco)

    08/14/2018 7:42:24 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 18 replies
    KXXV ^ | 8/13/2018 | Kendall Green
    A biker who was indicted on murder charges over the 2015 Twin Peaks shootout asked for a new lawyer on Monday. Tom Mendez, a defendant, told court officials that he would like to change his lawyer in the Twin Peaks trial. The judge and the prosecuting lawyers were not happy about these developments, however, after they presented more evidence against Mendez he said it had to be done. The judge has authorized that another attorney is added to the defense, but will not withdraw the sitting attorney from the trial. Jaime Pena is the attorney Mendez requested after prosecutors develop...
  • MCAD faces lawsuits from large commercial and industrial properties (Waco)

    08/07/2018 3:53:49 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 8/6/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    The owners of a dozen commercial or industrial properties have filed lawsuits against the McLennan County Appraisal District, challenging this year’s appraisals as unfair, excessive and not equal to similar properties. Mars Chocolate North America, formerly M&M Mars candy company; Wrigley Manufacturing, a Mars subsidiary; Walmart and its subsidiary, Sam’s; Hollywood Theaters; Walgreens; Harvest Lakeshore Estates Retirement Center; Brazos Village Apartments; and Grayhawkesdene L.P. are among companies that have filed lawsuits since the middle of June challenging their appraisals. “It is pretty much a common thing,” Drew Hahn, MCAD chief appraiser, said of the lawsuits. “We will have to look...
  • Evidence Fireworks, Dead Ahead, In Bandido’s Trial (Waco)

    08/06/2018 7:58:13 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 4 replies
    Exculpatory evidence only recently obtained – after 39 long months – indicates that the state will use DNA markers from a sweatshirt and a swab of Mr. Mendez’ mouth to place him on the scene of a murder during the “melee” that was triggered when Aryan Circle members of the Cossacks MC confronted the Bandits with guns drawn over their intentions to park their scooters at the Confederation of Clubs meeting--- ---Metzger’s motion alleges Mendez was not wearing the sweatshirt. Secondly, the DNA swab obtained during a court appearance was not legally provided, according to the arguments of a lineup...
  • Hollow Twin Peaks Cases Could End, Not With A Bang But A Whimper (Waco)

    08/05/2018 6:10:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 15 replies
    BOOK OF WACO – BY CHAPTER, VERSE, NUMBERS AND ACTSBelleville – Leaden rain clouds faked a threat to douse sun-drenched blades of coastal salt grass as a lazy Saturday world rolled by the front porch of Newman’s Bakery. Harleys in heat, customized pickups, volunteer fire trucks sporting Glass Packs, and flatulent diesels roared their way up the hill to make the obligatory two-lane blacktop circuit of the Courthouse Square while trial lawyer Paul Looney held his weekly free legal clinic. Situated on a trident fork on the way to everywhere at the corner of State Highways 36, 159 and FM...
  • Waco, Texas Justice Cabal

    08/05/2018 5:50:02 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    The Waco, Texas justice cabal is a little farther from a conviction in the Waco Twin Peaks Mass Murder today than it was yesterday. The only defendant to be tried in the case so far is Christopher Jacob Carrizal. Carrizal is the president of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club’s Dallas chapter. After very many delays Carrizal had to endure a six-week trial last fall. Mostly what the prosecutors in that case were able to prove was that Carrizal is a Bandido, he likes being a Bandido and in 2015 he did not self-censor every text message he sent or forwarded to...
  • Twin Peaks defendant asks for postponement of Aug. 27 trial (Waco)

    08/03/2018 6:43:33 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 8 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 8/3/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    An attorney for the next Twin Peaks shootout defendant scheduled for trial asked a judge Friday to postpone his trial date, set now for Aug. 27. Judge Ralph Strother of Waco's 19th State District Court, who was perturbed by the 11th-hour request, took the matter under advisement and set another hearing for biker Tom Modesto Mendez for Aug. 13. Mendez, the Bandidos San Antonio chapter president, is represented by Mark Metzger, of Galveston. Mendez is charged with riot, a first-degree felony, in the May 2015 biker brawl at Twin Peaks that left nine dead and 20 injured. Metzger and prosecutors...
  • No Justice In Waco Texas

    08/01/2018 7:01:02 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 9 replies
    Harley Liberty ^ | 8/1/2018 | Insane Throttle
    Roll up your sleeves because the truth is getting deep. The Dead Duck District Attorney Able Reyna is clinging on to power as we gladly watch the walls of lies and corruption come tumbling down. Able Reyna had in mind for his future sight on Texas Attorney General or Texas Governor back in 2015, until he lost the primary election in Spring of 2018. He wanted the notoriety that he would be the first elected public official to take down” Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs” by the droves. Instead what we see here is the first Elected Official that will go down...
  • State, Carrizal seek delay in Twin Peaks shootout retrial (Waco)

    07/28/2018 4:02:28 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 2 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 7/27/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Prosecutors and an attorney for Jacob Carrizal have agreed to postpone the retrial of the Twin Peaks biker shootout defendant, which had been set for Sept. 10. In a joint motion for a continuance, Robert Moody, McLennan County first assistant district attorney, and Chris Lewis, Carrizal’s attorney, cite the volume of evidence Lewis needs more time to review, plus evidence federal prosecutors have agreed to share from the trial of two former Bandidos national leaders that both sides want to see. Lewis signed on to represent Carrizal, the Dallas Bandidos chapter president, shortly after Carrizal’s first trial ended in a...
  • New Indictments “Under Advisement” – Twin Peaks (Waco)

    07/27/2018 2:37:10 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 11 replies
    Radio Legendary ^ | 7/27/2018
    Waco – 54th Criminal District Judge Matt Johnson sounded curious when he had heard the arguments from the State and Defense counsel regarding re-indicting felony offenses under the same cause number. “When I was an Assistant District Attorney,” the Judge said, “any time you got a new indictment, you got a new cause number.” That’s the letter of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, and it’s there to prevent any possibility of a defendant having to answer a charge in double jeopardy – a violation of civil rights. Prosecutors explained the policy in use in the McLennan District Attorney’s Office...
  • Report: Witness Prepared to Identify Two Killers of Seth Rich

    07/09/2018 11:44:06 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 130 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9 July 2018 | Alicia Powe
    Disclaimer: This shocking information was given to The Gateway Pundit this weekend. We decided to report this news and will post an update following Tuesday’s press conference. The Washington, D.C. lobbyist who has been on the hunt for Seth Rich’s killer found a “credible” witness who will identify the two men he believes murdered the DNC staffer. Jack Burkman, a Washington-based attorney and lobbyist who has worked with a private investigative team to solve the Seth Rich murder mystery, told The Gateway Pundit that the witness has conclusive evidence that will bring Rich’s killers to justice within a month. “We...
  • Mad Marc’s Case In Twin Peaks Comedy Of Errors (Waco)

    07/07/2018 9:28:42 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 8 replies
    Quite simply, said Mr. Callahan, the indictments for rioting returned by a Grand Jury as a superseding count to the original complaint of two counts of engaging in organized criminal activity that took a back seat to what the lawyers laughingly called the “lesser-included” offenses of murder and aggravated assault, are as useless as Sam Goldwyn’s famous verbal agreement. All 155 original indictments have been dismissed except the remaining 25, who have been charged with riot, murder and riot, tampering with physical evidence, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. “The problem with the re-indictments is that the...
  • Twin Peaks shootout forfeitures following path of criminal cases (Waco)

    07/02/2018 6:43:27 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 25 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 7/2/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    The anxiety was etched across Marty Lewis' face as he emerged from the Waco Police Department. It was clear Lewis was uncomfortable being back in Waco. As he sat for a brief interview, one of the first things he said was that he wanted to get back on the road and out of town. Waco left him with bitterness, he said. It had to be something important to bring Lewis back to the city where the retired San Antonio police detective was arrested after a shootout between biker groups at a Twin Peaks restaurant in May 2015. The decorated former...
  • Officials confirm explosion at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville

    06/26/2018 2:28:51 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 28 replies
    KDHNews ^ | 6/26/18 | Emily Hilley-Sierzchula
    An explosion has occurred in the back of Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville, which knocked out power in town, a sheriff's official confirmed Tuesday afternoon. A Gatesville Police Department official concerned 'a major incident' in the city on Tuesday afternoon. A Department of Public Safety official said that multiple agencies are responding to the hospital in Gatesville, located at 1507 West Main St. Killeen Fire Department said they were responding with two ambulances, one engine and one rescue truck.
  • Twin Peaks attorneys honored with Lawyer of the Year award

    06/21/2018 2:27:05 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 8 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 6/20/2018 | Kristin Hoppa
    Defense attorneys Casie Gotro and Clint Broden will receive top honors Thursday from the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for their role in challenging the mass prosecution of bikers in the 2015 shootout at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco. Gotro and Broden will be named as the association’s Percy Foreman Lawyers of the Year at a banquet Thursday in San Antonio. Casie Gotro, of Houston, defended Jacob Carrizal last fall in the first and only Twin Peaks case that has gone to trial. The five-week trial of Carrizal, president of the Dallas chapter of the Bandidos, ended in a...
  • Reyna fires assistant who gave FBI information on DA (Waco)

    06/20/2018 5:10:12 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 16 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 6/19/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna on Tuesday fired prosecutor Amanda Dillon, the last of Reyna’s remaining employees who provided information to the FBI during its investigation of Reyna. Dillon, who worked as an assistant district attorney for almost eight years, confirmed that Reyna and First Assistant District Attorney Robert Moody called her into Reyna’s office Tuesday afternoon and fired her. When she asked for grounds for the dismissal, Dillon said Reyna only responded, “It’s all documented.” Reyna then had Dillon escorted from the DA’s office by one of his investigators, she said. Reyna did not return the Tribune-Herald’s calls...
  • ‘Holy Kapow!, Waco

    06/09/2018 6:45:12 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 25 replies
    George Horsley drives to Austin each day to practice his profession – that of a property appraiser with a lot of experience serving the McLennan County Appraisal District. Those days are long gone. He says it’s the best thing that ever happened to him. Tomorrow, on Sunday, June 10, he and Gordon Harriman, a professional property manager whose great grandfather founded Crawford Austin, an operation that today owns “right at” 1,000 parcels of commercial property in the environs of Waco, Jerusalem-on-the-Brazos, will join us at RadioLegendary to rag chew the beaudacious efforts of the industrial establishment of this community to...
  • COC&I MEETING AGENDA TOPIC SHEDS LIGHT ON BIKER DEATHS (Waco)

    06/08/2018 4:09:29 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 4 replies
    Sentinel Alert ^ | 6/8/2018
    FOLLOW THE MONEY The screen snip at left is taken from the Confederation of Clubs and Independents (C.O.C. & I.) fb page within days of the May 2015 biker shooting at the Waco Twin Peaks 'breastaurant'. In the comment by Mark Derscheid, he may well have prophetically nailed the reason for the misinfomation and propaganda campaign that has followed the shooting. Ranging from a DPS bulletin four days after the shooting that stated matter of factly that the motorcycle clubs had declared war on the police "according to sources", to the blatant outright lies that Waco PD, DPS and their...
  • New Twin Peaks trial dates set (Waco)

    06/08/2018 8:24:40 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 8 replies
    KCENTV ^ | 6/7/2018
    New trial dates were set Thursday for six bikers in the Twin Peaks trial. Two of the six bikers, Richard Lockhart and Marcus Pilkington, did not show up. Lockhart did not attend due to his attorney being out of the country and Pilkington’s attorney recently filed a motion to quash and object his re-indictment. The trial dates are below: Reginald Whethers: Feb. 25, 2019 Marshall Mitchell: Feb. 25, 2019 Richard Cantu: March 25, 2019. A fourth biker who showed up, David Martinez asked for a trial date in April or May 2019. However, the judge has not decided if a...
  • Defense attorneys ask for dismissal of second indictment against Twin Peaks biker

    06/04/2018 6:18:12 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    KXXV ^ | 6/4/2018 | Estephany Escobar
    Two defense attorneys representing Twin Peaks defendant Marcus Pilkington filed a motion asking a McLennan County District Judge to dismiss the recent indictment against him for a riot on Monday. According to the motion to quash and objection to the amendment of the indictment, the McLennan County District Attorney's Office issued a new indictment that had the same cause number than the original indictment for engaging in an organized criminal activity. Defense Attorneys Paul Looney and Mark Thiessen said new charges require a new indictment and a new cause number. They said it did not happen in this case.
  • The appeals process for massive increase in appraisals, explained (Waco)

    06/02/2018 7:15:28 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 11 replies
    HUACO – Owners of commercial and residential property in this city are facing across-the-board increases in assessed valuation declared by appraisers who offer no clear evidence to support their claims. The implications are clear. Taxing entities have mandated a new and onerous cost of doing business and cost of living for householders in support of a militarized civil police force that is heavily engaged in militant political enforcement. Through a clever set of interlocking directorates of taxing entities and their representation by board members of industrial corporations on the McLennan Appraisal District, the local council of governments in cooperation with...