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  • A Judge Not In Waco

    05/23/2018 3:57:47 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 1 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | May 23, 2018
    The mass arrests of witnesses to the Twin Peaks Mass Murder in Waco three years ago was such an Assault on the ideal of justice that it is difficult to list all the villains. That has to be the reason the two judges who have “adjudicated” all the cases, 19th State District Judge Ralph Strother and Matt Johnson of the 54th District Court have generally escaped the contempt and animus they deserve. A recent federal case in New York illustrates what a real judge might say about an analogous arrest and detention. Suspicious Clothing A 16-year-old Honduran boy living in...
  • Twin Peaks cases unravel as 3rd anniversary arrives (Waco)

    05/17/2018 12:32:52 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 5/16/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    By the evening of May 17, 2015, the bodies of nine dead bikers had been cleared from the parking lot of the Twin Peaks restaurant, and the Waco Police Department was working America’s deadliest episode of biker violence as a murder case. Police worked overtime at the crime scene processing evidence and collecting guns, knives, brass knuckles and a tomahawk, some of the weapons stashed in toilets, flower beds and restaurant kitchen cabinets. Across town at the Waco Convention Center that Sunday evening, more police were taking photos and fingerprints from bikers who had been bused from the restaurant with...
  • City councilwoman's tweet compares police to terrorists

    05/17/2018 7:35:14 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    WSOCTV ^ | May 17, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Several police officers have contacted Channel 9, upset about a tweet from Charlotte City Councilwoman Lawana Mayfield. The tweet was posted in March but it’s getting more attention during National Police Week. "Being black in America under number 45 has created homegrown terrorist wearing blue uniforms," the tweet read. The tweet was posted after an officer-involved shooting in Sacramento. An officer shot and killed an unarmed black man while responding to a call about break-ins. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers said the tweet from Mayfield was inappropriate, especially as they are asking the City Council for a pay...
  • Proactive Barrister On Third Year of Twin Peaks (Waco)

    05/17/2018 8:07:52 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 4 replies
    Radio Legendary ^ | 5/16/2018
    The only attorney truly “gagged” by court order during the continuing Twin Peaks saga other than prosecutors – in one case only – offered a third anniversary critique of the sorry performance by the State of Texas in this mass arrest that took place on May 17, 2015. F. Clinton Broden has been the second-most outspoken lawyer – right behind DA Abel Reyna, who was also precluded from speech about the cases of 155 indicted, but chose to blab every chance he got. He became a “necessary witness” when he personally took charge of a police investigation of just how...
  • Eight More Waco Dismissals

    05/16/2018 8:21:19 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 5/16/2018
    County prosecutors in Waco, Texas have dismissed charges against eight more defendants so far this week. At the request of McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna, the two criminal court judges in Waco, Ralph Strother and Matt Johnson, dismissed indictments for participating a criminal of conspiracy to murder and assault against Thomas Paul Landers, Noe Adame, James Caffey, Stephen Dudley, Paul Miller and George Rogers, Christopher M. Stainton and Michael Herring. Stainton and Herring are members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club. Adame is a member of the Desgraciados Motorcycle Club. Landers is a founder of the Escondidos Motorcycle Club and...
  • Board votes to fire local teacher over comment during state test

    05/16/2018 4:43:17 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    KWTX.com ^ | 5/14/2018 | Rissa Shaw
    MARLIN, Texas (KWTX) The Marlin ISD’s Board of Managers voted 3-0 Tuesday evening to terminate the contract of Marlin High School teacher Claude Kelley, who was placed on administrative leave for alleged comments he made during state testing. Superintendent Michael Seabolt said it was reported that right before an Algebra I course exam last week, Kelley said in front of teachers and students, that “there were only a couple smart enough to pass it, anyway.” “You can think bad things about my kids, but I better never hear it,” Seabolt said. “I took it pretty seriously.” Following the results of...
  • A funny thing happened to Abel Reyna (Waco)

    05/13/2018 8:38:47 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 4 replies
    Radio Legendary ^ | 5/12/2018
    A funny thing happened to Abel Reyna, the elected Criminal District Attorney of McLennan County, as he made his way to earning a state retirement in a third term re-election bid in the midterm year of 2018. That’s the day in January, 2017, when a group of grizzled veteran bikers, the people who put him in office in the year of the Tea Party, 2010, got together following a session of the Confederation of Clubs and Independents for drinks in the bar at an Austin hotel and decided he had to go. A third term would mean he’d earned a...
  • The Great Greitens Railroading

    05/12/2018 12:27:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2018 | Timothy Birdnow
    Eric Greitens was a Democrat. This must be understood if one is to make any sense out of what is happening in the Soros-funded coup in Missouri. The former Navy SEAL and head of a military charity came to his senses and switched parties, and after coming to the GOP he immediately ran for governor. Much like Donald Trump, Greitens had no political experience and was from outside the political power structure. Few thought he had a chance to win, but he did. A lot of people weren't happy about that. Greitens was very pro-police, something guaranteed to anger the...
  • DOJ PROVES SNIPERS WERE WACO PD

    05/11/2018 6:54:14 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 21 replies
    Sentinel Alert ^ | 5/9/2018
    Several documents ordered released to The Sentinel by OAG letter dated April 27, 2018 show that the three sniper rifles used in the death of four of the Cossak Bikers at the Twin Peaks in Waco, Texas were assigned to three of Waco's PD officers. We will refrain from publishing the LEO's names at this point but ATF records prove the men were each issued a suppressor also. The narrative long posted on the Waco public websited denies that they had any snipers deployed but evidence documents obtained by The Sentinel prove there were at least two snipers firing from...
  • Bloody Sunday - Criminal cases are unraveling three years after deadly biker shootout in Waco

    05/11/2018 1:32:43 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/11/2018 | Brian Rogers
    It’s been three years since the bloodiest motorcycle gun battle in Texas history — a melee at high noon featuring dozens of guns, chains, knives and even machetes — left nine bikers dead, 18 injured and 177 in jail. There are still few answers about what happened on May 17, 2015, or why the Bandidos Motorcycle Club and the rival Cossacks went to war at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco as local and state police watched nearby. But as Thursday’s deadline approaches for new charges, the aggressive law enforcement effort once billed as a pro-active crackdown on biker violence...
  • Why (Waco)

    05/11/2018 4:54:58 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 11 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 5/10/2018
    Three years into the perversion of justice that began at the Waco, Texas Twin Peaks “breastaurant,” the fundamental, obvious question, the – for want of a more appropriate turn of phrase – satorical question remains unchanged. Why? Why did the Twin Peaks Mass Murder happen? Why didn’t the police stop it? Why did police take pains to contain and video record it instead? Why did the FBI and the Texas Department of Public Safety go out of their way in the month before the tragedy to spook multiple, influential members of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club by telling them that the...
  • Twin Peaks biker accused of killing man who was shot by police (Waco)

    05/10/2018 7:13:17 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 31 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 5/9/2018 | EMILY SCHMALL
    One of three bikers indicted on murder charges Wednesday stemming from a chaotic 2015 shooting outside a Texas restaurant is accused of killing a man who was also shot twice by police, according to ballistics evidence reviewed by The Associated Press. The indictments against Glenn Walker and two fellow members of the Bandidos motorcycle club mark the first murder charges filed in connection to the melee that left nine bikers dead, 20 wounded and nearly 200 arrested outside a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco. Investigators say the shooting was sparked by rivalries between the Bandidos and Cossacks motorcycle clubs ahead...
  • Waco Day 1088

    05/10/2018 7:01:59 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    The McLennan County District Attorney dismissed 62 more cases related to the May 17, 2015 Twin Peaks Mass Murder yesterday. Prosecutors dismissed charges against at least 19 Cossacks and 13 Bandidos, two Valerosos, three Escondidos and two Macheteros. Cossacks who were cleared yesterday included Nomad Michael Chaney; McLennan County chapter president John Wilson; John “Voodoo” Arnold; Mark White, the police informant who told prosecutors the fight was not about the Texas bottom rocker and whose statement was then hidden from defense lawyers; and Philip White, who was shot in the face during the 109 second ambush. Bandidos Dallas Bandido Christopher...
  • Murder Charges Filed In 2015 Texas Biker Shootout That Left 9 Dead (Waco)

    05/09/2018 11:26:08 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 23 replies
    Three bikers were indicted on murder charges Wednesday stemming from a 2015 shooting involving police outside a Waco restaurant, including a prominent member of the Bandidos motorcycle club. The indictment marks the first murder charges in the Texas case and comes just eight days before the statute of limitations runs out. More than 20 other bikers were re-indicted on new charges ranging from rioting to tampering with evidence. Police arrested nearly 200 bikers following the shooting at a Twin Peaks restaurant that left nine people dead and 20 injured. Investigators say the incident was sparked by rivalries between the Bandidos...
  • DA's office to re-indict remaining Twin Peaks cases on new charges

    05/09/2018 4:04:25 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 18 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 5/9/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    While the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office has dismissed 117 Twin Peaks cases in recent months, including 62 on Tuesday, prosecutors plan on Wednesday to re-indict those bikers with cases remaining on a variety of charges. According to sources familiar with the plans, prosecutors will seek to indict some or all of the 38 defendants with indictments still pending on a variety of charges, including riot, aggravated assault, tampering with evidence and felon in possession of a firearm. The DA’s office indicted 155 bikers on identical engaging in organized criminal activity charges with underlying offenses of murder and aggravated assault....
  • Charges dropped against 62 more bikers in Twin Peaks shootout

    05/08/2018 4:28:18 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 55 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 5/8/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Felony charges against 62 more bikers in the 2015 Twin Peaks shootout were dismissed Tuesday, the largest of several rounds of recent dismissals. Judge Ralph Strother of 19th State District Court signed dismissals requested by the McLennan County District Attorney's office for 42 cases Tuesday morning, which stated it was dismissing the cases to focus on "more culpable" defendants. Tuesday afternoon Judge Matt Johnson signed an additional 20 dismissals in the 54th State District Court, bringing the day's total to 62 cases. "I was very happy to sign the dismissals," Judge Strother said Tuesday. With the dismissals, only about one-third...
  • OAG ORDERS WACO TO SURRENDER DOCUMENTS TO THE SENTINEL

    05/08/2018 5:40:10 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 24 replies
    Sentinel Alert ^ | 4/30/2018
    A letter from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's Open Records Division to the City of Waco and carbon copied to The Sentinel offices has ordered the city to forward all documents requested except the assignment of the rifles to an officer by name. The remainder of the request was geared toward proving whether the city owned the rifles used in the Twin Peaks biker shooting or not. Sentinel readers may recall (stories on Texas page under Waco) that two of the three 'counter sniper' rifles were accounted for by the manufacturer (Remington) but the only Colt gun used that day...
  • Judge sets Twin Peaks trial dates, DA dismisses more cases (Waco)

    05/05/2018 6:32:52 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 23 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 5/4/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Frustrated by a lack of movement in the Twin Peaks cases, a judge set trial dates Friday for three bikers, while McLennan County prosecutors dismissed 13 more cases involving those indicted in the May 2015 shootout. Judge Matt Johnson of Waco’s 54th State District Court summoned six members of the Cossacks motorcycle group or their support groups to court Friday to get updates on how their cases will be moving forward. On Thursday, prosecutors dismissed 15 cases against bikers who had been summoned to court Friday, leaving a much smaller group at the hearing in Johnson’s court. Prosecutors also formally...
  • Quannell X Headed To Six Shooter Over 2015 Wal-Mart Police Beating Case (Waco)

    05/04/2018 6:25:12 PM PDT · by Elderberry
    Radio Legendary ^ | 5/3/2018 | Radiolegendary
    In a case that has lingered more than the requisite three years in the Waco court system, the wife of Victor Pool, a great nephew of the late Elijah Pool, leader of the Nation of Islam as the Prophet Elijah Muhammad, is in negotiations with Quannell X, a Fifth Ward activist from the “Sunnyside.” “When I told him this is about a case from 2015 involving the beating of my daughter by a police officer, he said to come right on down and sign a contract with him,” said Melissa Pool, wife of Victor Pool. The couple went to the...
  • Wording of Twin Peaks dismissal motion may increase civil liability (Waco)

    05/03/2018 1:52:40 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 16 replies
    KWTX ^ | 5/3/2018 | Paul J. Gately
    The announcement that a special prosecutor is seeking formal dismissal of a Twin Peaks biker case for lack of probable cause may expose District Attorney Abel Reyna and McLennan County to additional civil liability. On Monday Brian Roberts, the attorney appointed to prosecute Hewitt resident Matthew Alan Clendennen after Reyna withdrew from the case, filed a dismissal motion in which he said, “After reviewing all the facts, circumstances and evidence, it is the state’s position that no probable cause exists to believe the defendant committed the offense.” The wording caught the attention of attorneys for others arrested after the May...