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  • The McLennan County Re-Education Camp

    06/02/2015 9:23:18 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 44 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | May 28, 2015 | Aging Rebel Editor
    The McLennan County Re-Education Camp Neither the United States Department of Justice, the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, the Governor of Texas, the President of the United States nor any of the score of smurfs and fools currently running for President has so far dared to come to the defense of the scores of men and at least two women who remain unjustly imprisoned under cruel and unusual circumstances in the McLennan County Jail. The Southern Nevada Confederation of Clubs has stated that the jail is desperately overcrowded, that some prisoners are not being fed and that others cannot...
  • THERE IS A BRAWL IN WACO, THIS TIME IT’S THE LAWYERS

    06/02/2015 8:43:40 AM PDT · by don-o · 26 replies
    Washington Weekly ^ | June 2, 2015 | Joseph Holmes
    We have been following the Waco biker shooting since the prosecution decided to pursue maybe the most “creative” RICO case in American history against all the bikers who were in attendance in what is normally a peaceful meeting. It is our position that every defendant in the American criminal justice system deserves an individual hearing, and that simply isn’t happening in Waco, Texas. On Sunday evening, we published a raw press release from the law firm Looney and Conrad in which they stated their clients had been offered release as long as they signed a contract vowing to not sue...
  • Attorneys: Waco shooting detainees could be legal liability

    06/02/2015 6:26:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 54 replies
    Killeen Daily Herald ^ | June 2, 2015 | Clay Thorp
    Defense attorneys representing many of those jailed for the Twin Peaks shooting in Waco said law enforcement officials in McLennan County are overseeing an unprecedented and unlawful mass arrest of innocent bikers as more were released Monday at the behest of their attorneys. Killeen residents Justin Nash Waddington, Ester Sandy Weaver, Walter Thomas Weaver and Zebulon Harris; Colter Bajovich and Ronald Atterbury, both of Gatesville; Daryle Walker of Harker Heights and Glenn Walker of Copperas Cove are among those in the McLennan County Jail on charges of engaging in organized crime. Each is being held on a $1 million bond....
  • Bikers’ attorneys battle over fake litigation waiver rumors

    06/02/2015 6:18:41 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | June 2, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A Houston attorney’s media release alleging that jailed bikers were being forced to waive their rights to sue the city and county is false, but the controversy it created has that lawyer squaring off with a Waco attorney over the rumors. As with many aspects of the chaotic May 17 incident that left nine dead and 18 wounded at Twin Peaks restaurant, there are differing versions to how the waiver rumors began. Houston attorney Paul C. Looney and Waco attorney Brittany Lannen each claim the other is responsible for rumors spreading like wildfire among the jailed bikers, their families and...
  • 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 · 206 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...
  • Waco Judge Agrees to Let Most Bikers Go If They Sign Contract Not to Sue for Wrongful Arrest

    06/01/2015 5:57:56 AM PDT · by bgill · 349 replies
    Washington Weekly News ^ | May 31, 2015 | Looney and Conrad Law Firm
    “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.”
  • Texas biker shootout: Can 174 people be convicted of murder?

    05/31/2015 5:20:38 PM PDT · by don-o · 106 replies
    star.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Naomi Martin
    WACO, TEXAS—After a gunfight between rival motorcycle gangs outside a crowded restaurant left nine dead, police rounded up everyone on the scene wearing biker vests. Now, as 174 people sit in jail on organized crime charges, legal experts say prosecutors face a difficult challenge, and that many of those arrested could end up going free. “They have bitten off more than they can chew,” said Robert Draskovich, a Las Vegas criminal defence lawyer who represents bikers. “Prosecutors often overreach and charge too many people, but I’ve never seen it to this extent.” To prove the current charges, which have capital...
  • Motorcyclist files lawsuit over Waco biker brawl arrest

    05/29/2015 12:45:51 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 86 replies
    WFAA.com ^ | 5/29/15 | Jason Trahan, WFAA
    A 30-year old father and former firefighter who is also a member of a motorcycle club has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging he was illegally swept up in the police dragnet following this month's Twin Peaks biker shootout in Waco.
  • 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...
  • Motorcycle Community Revs Up for Protests Over ‘The Waco 170'

    05/29/2015 4:51:25 AM PDT · by don-o · 215 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | May 28, 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    As unanswered questions and controversy mount over the shooting outside a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, there is a growing movement by motorcycle riders to protest what they see as troubling overreach by the authorities. Breitbart Texas has previously reported on a number of inconsistencies in the story that Waco Police have told about the deadly incident. There’s a growing awareness that there seems to be much more to the story than originally reported, and bikers are taking action. The Confederation of Clubs and Independents (CoC&I) — a political group focused on biker rights — has issued a Call...
  • San Antonio man caught up in Waco melee has lost his job at USAA

    05/28/2015 4:34:42 AM PDT · by don-o · 89 replies
    mysanantonio.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Guillermo Contreras
    A San Antonio man has lost his job because he’s unable to post bail after he was arrested in the aftermath of the biker melee in Waco. Diego N. Obledo, 40, doesn’t have a motorcycle but was arrested after driving friends in his Toyota Venza to the Twin Peaks restaurant where the brawl broke out, according to San Antonio lawyer A.L. Hernden, who is helping the family. Hernden said Diego Obledo was “just standing around” but was caught up in the sweep as 170 people were arrested by Waco law officers. More than 30 are from this area. Obledo has...
  • 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 attorney seeks to replace judges, demands immediate release of clients

    05/26/2015 7:09:58 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 465 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | 5/26/15 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    An attorney for two men arrested in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout between rival bikers says his clients are being held illegally and is seeking to replace all McLennan County judges connected to the case. Austin attorney Adam Reposa alleges in motions filed Tuesday that the charging documents filed against his clients, and the 168 others jailed in the chaotic melee, are legally insufficient. He also claims that the $1 million bonds are unreasonably oppressive and that the judge who set them and the judges who, so far, have not reduced them have shown bias and should be recused....
  • Five Things To Learn from the Biker Gang Gunfight in Waco

    05/26/2015 11:21:01 AM PDT · by pabianice · 63 replies
    Gunsamerica ^ | 5/26/15 | Blannelberry
    <p>Nine people were killed and 18 people were injured Sunday in a motorcycle gang gunfight outside a restaurant in Waco, Texas.</p> <p>Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton described the incident to local media, thusly, “It is one of the most violent scenes I’ve seen in my 34 years as a police officer in Waco.”</p>
  • Pharaoh in chief has 'biker' card up his sleeve

    05/26/2015 6:55:06 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 9 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 5/24 | peter lucas
    If President Barack Obama, the American Pharaoh, really wants to stem the growing ISIS threat in Iraq, he is going to have to rent a different army. This one, the Iraqi army the U.S. has spent billions financing, training and supplying, is not working out, even as the wise, all-knowing Pharaoh in chief has given the ISF (Iraqi Security Forces) its own air force. ISIS is on the move and growing, as its capture of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province, last week showed. Once again, the U.S-backed Iraqi army was no match for the crazed fighters of the self-proclaimed...
  • Obama sides with gangsters

    05/26/2015 7:15:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/26/2015 | Mychal Massie
    For many people the most important thing when it comes to Obama is the color of his skin. Since all exaltations begin with the color of his skin, I think it only fitting to begin criticism with same. Ergo, if “stupid” was black, had two legs and lied practically every time he opened his mouth, “stupid” would be Obama. Obama is an anti-Second Amendment agenda-driven liar who will say anything to advance his assault against law enforcement personnel’s ability to protect themselves.
  • Biker shootout libs going wacko over race in Waco

    05/26/2015 7:20:44 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 9 replies
    www.americanthinker.com ^ | 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...
  • Biker Shootout: Libs Going Wacko over Race in Waco

    05/26/2015 6:20:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/15 | Selwyn Duke
    Guilty of using lies that have evoked hatred, fomented racial unrest, sparked riots, caused property destruction and led to innocent people's deaths. Guilty of gross malpractice and, by proxy, murder. Guilty of being destroyers of civilization 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...
  • When They Come for the Smaller Groups. . . .

    05/25/2015 6:54:29 PM PDT · by null and void · 68 replies
    bojidarmarinov.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Bojidar Marinov
    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist.Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist.Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew.Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.Martin Niemöller’s words delivered a painful sting to his fellow pastors in postwar Germany. These words clearly spoke the truth: the guilt for the desolation of Germany lied on their shoulders. From the very beginning...
  • Witness: ‘It was a setup from start to finish’ (Waco Bikers)

    05/24/2015 7:08:05 AM PDT · by texas booster · 73 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 05/24/2015 | Tim Madigan and Kevin Sullivan (WaPo)
    WACO — Richie was the first to die, then Diesel, then Dog. Whatever else they were in life, the men with the biker nicknames were Cossacks, loud and proud and riders in a Texas motorcycle gang. And that’s what got them killed, shot to death in a brawl with a rival gang in the parking lot of a Texas “breastaurant” that advertised hot waitresses and cold beer. “I saw the first three of our guys fall, and we started running,” said their brother-in-arms, another Cossack, who said he was there a week ago when the shooting started at the Twin...
  • 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,"...
  • A Narrative Of Convenient Paranoia – Waco Police Claim Threats From Non-Existent Motorcycle Gangs….

    05/22/2015 8:13:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 22, 2015 | Sundance
    Alternate Headline = Waco Police Now Claim They Are Being Attacked By Clint Eastwood and an Orangutan Named Clyde. (ie. Waco PD Leak Security Bulletin To CNN) ♦ Waco Research Thread 1 – The initial Shooting As Reported ♦ Waco Research Thread 2 – LEO Affidavits Inconsistent With Spokesperson Claims ♦ Waco Research Thread 3 – The Waco Police Narrative Continues To Evolve ♦ Waco Research Thread 4 – CCTV Video Refutes Original 3 Days of Police Claims ♦ Waco Research Thread 5 – Listen to the Waco PD Radio Traffic ♦ Waco Research Thread 6 – 14 Officers Were...
  • Outlaw Waco Bikers Herald an Incivility That Might Give Way to—GASP!—President Cruz

    05/22/2015 5:32:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | May 22, 2015 | Joe Lapointe
    Rolling Thunder, Biker Gangs and Human Nature.On Sunday in Washington, D.C.,—Memorial Day weekend— the annual “Rolling Thunder” gathering will draw hundreds of motorcyclists to ride together in a steady roar to honor living and dead war veterans, POWs and MIAs. Except for the bikes, it probably won’t resemble the motorcycle club event of last Sunday in Waco, Texas, that left nine people dead and 170 arrested after a high-noon brawl that included guns, knives, chains and brass knuckles. Nor will it be like the chase up the West Side Highway in Manhattan in September of 2013 that left an SUV...
  • CRIMINAL MEETING’ OF BIKERS IN WACO WAS ACTUALLY ORGANIZED POLITICAL GATHERING (On Breitbart )

    05/22/2015 9:25:57 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 340 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.
  • Who is interrogating the WACO MC members arrested? (Vanity)

    05/22/2015 8:46:40 AM PDT · by Tarasaramozart · 16 replies
    I am new, however, have been monitering this site and others regarding WACO. None of the pressers, blogs, news sites that I have found discuss the status of the arrested MotorCyclists. Are they all still in WACO? Have they attorneys? Have family access to them? Who are the LE's interviewing them, etc. Is it the local LEs or BATFE, FBI, or another federal agency, including military.
  • Waco police 'can't wait' for video to combat conspiracies

    05/22/2015 6:00:53 AM PDT · by McGruff · 149 replies
    WFAA ^ | May 21, 2015 | Josh Davis
    Waco police took issue with online conspiracy theories regarding Sunday's shooting at a Twin Peaks restaurant, with a spokesman saying Thursday the department "can't wait" to show the public "what truly happened." Police have said after a disturbance in the parking lot Sunday, a fight began in the restaurant's bathroom that quickly escalated into an armed brawl and shootout that left nine motorcycle gang members dead and another 18 injured. According to Waco police, the deadly altercation began after one gang of bikers showed up uninvited to a planned meeting of other motorcycle groups at the restaurant. "You will eventually...
  • 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...
  • Waco shooting: Purple Heart recipient among nine bikers killed

    05/21/2015 4:16:12 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 192 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 21 May 2015 17.24 EDT | Associated Press in Waco
    One of nine bikers killed at a shootout outside a Texas restaurant was a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose family members dispute police claims he was in a criminal group. An Associated Press review of Texas court records and a database maintained by the state department of public safety turned up no criminal history in Texas for Jesus Delgado Rodriguez, 65, of New Braunfels. And his son Vincent Ramirez told the San Antonio Express-News that he was not violent.
  • ‘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...
  • Waco Brawl: Busted Bikers Include Retired San Antonio Detective

    05/21/2015 12:07:02 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | Tracy Connor
    The 170 bikers rounded up after a deadly battle in Texas this week included a retired police detective who traded in his badge for a Bandidos supporter patch. The San Antonio Police Department confirmed Wednesday that Martin Lewis was on the force for 32 years before retiring in 2004. It provided no further details about his service record. Lewis, 62, was charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and held on $1 million bond...
  • 1,000 weapons recovered at Waco biker brawl? Not quite, cops now say

    05/21/2015 11:52:56 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 247 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 · 34 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 · 97 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...
  • WaPo Cranks Tie Texas Biker Thugs to …Sarah Palin?

    05/20/2015 3:53:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 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.
  • Wife of biker inmate: Some arrested in Texas are innocent

    05/20/2015 10:10:09 AM PDT · by bgill · 368 replies
    AP ^ | May 20, 2015 | Emily Schmall
    Bullets ricocheted around the parking lot of Twin Peaks, the Waco restaurant where a motorcycle gang shootout left nine dead, just minutes after Theron Rhoten pulled in on his vintage Harley chopper for a regional motorcycle club meeting, according to Rhoten’s wife. Katie Rhoten told The Associated Press that her husband ran for cover and was later arrested, along with antique motorcycle enthusiast friends and other “nonviolent, noncriminal people.” Authorities swept up around 170 bikers who had descended on the restaurant for what one club member described as a gathering to discuss laws protecting motorcycle riders.... McLennan County Sheriff Parnell...
  • Nine Bikers Shot Dead in Waco, TX, USA Biker Gang Shootout [VERTICAL VIDEO WARNING]

    05/20/2015 8:39:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 264 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....
  • Are Waco's white bikers treated differently than Baltimore's black protestors?

    05/20/2015 8:25:55 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 118 replies
    CS Monitor/AP ^ | 05/20/2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    The firefight in Waco between rival outlaw motorcycle gangs is raising questions about perceptions and portrayals of crime in America. Washington — 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 battle between armed bikers and police in Waco, Texas, also showed mass arrests — carried out by nonchalant-looking officers sitting around calm bikers on cell phones. The firefight in Waco is raising questions about perceptions and portrayals of crime in America, considering...
  • Report of Waco Police Affidavit/Warrants Inconsistent With Initial Public Claims By Same Police…

    05/19/2015 8:25:25 PM PDT · by FreetheSouth! · 239 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 05/19/2012 | sundance
    Jesus Delgado Rodriguez, 65, died of gunshot wounds of the head and trunk. Jacob Lee Rhyne, 39, died of gunshot wounds to the neck. Richard Vincent Kirshner, Jr., 47, died of gunshot wounds but the report did not specify where he was shot. Richard Matthew Jordan, III, 31, died of gunshot wounds to the head. Wayne Lee Campbell, 43, died of gunshot wounds to the head and trunk. Daniel Raymond Boyett, 44, died of gunshot wounds to the head. Matthew Mark Smith, 27, died of gunshot wounds to the trunk Manuel Issac Rodriguez, 40, died of gunshot wounds but the...
  • BIKER TRUTHERS EMERGE CALLING WACO SHOOTOUT A ‘POLICE MASSACREÂ’

    05/19/2015 11:59:21 AM PDT · by onyx · 334 replies
    BREITBART BIG GOVERNMENT ^ | MAY 19, 2015 | LEE STRANAHAN
    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.
  • Bikers jailed under $1 million bonds; one bond-reduction hearing set [Waco Trib]

    05/18/2015 9:12:16 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 59 replies
    Waco Trib ^ | May 18, 2015 | Tommy Witherspoon
    The more than 170 members of biker gangs that Waco law enforcement officials say were involved in a deadly biker gang shootout Sunday at Twin Peaks won’t be going anywhere soon. Justice of the Peace W.H. “Pete” Peterson set bonds for 174 gang members charged with engaging in organized criminal activity at $1 million each. “I think it is important to send a message,” Peterson said. “We had nine people killed in our community. These people just came in and most of them were from out of town. Very few of them were from in town.” Meanwhile, a lawyer for...
  • In Waco carnage, a message to America

    05/18/2015 12:20:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies
    CNN ^ | May 18, 2015 | Errol Louis, CNN Political Commentator
    )—Even while the horrific details from the fatal gang battle in Waco, Texas, filter in, it's not too soon to ask: Is this who and what we have become as a nation? A place where a shootout between five heavily armed criminal gangs can unfold at a restaurant, in full view of law enforcement, leaving nine dead, 18 hospitalized and some 170 people arrested? Law enforcement officers knew at least a week in advance that a horde of bikers was converging on the Twin Peaks restaurant, where the massacre took place, and stationed a dozen local and state officers on...
  • Twin Peaks Revokes Waco Restaurant's Franchise After Shootout (^ ^)

    05/18/2015 11:19:28 AM PDT · by drewh · 99 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 11 minutes ago
    North Texas-based restaurant chain Twin Peaks Monday revoked the franchise status of the Waco location that became a battleground in a brutal biker gang melee that left nine people dead Sunday, the company said in a statement. Waco Twin Peaks Franchise RevokedWaco Twin Peaks Franchise RevokedA brutal melee among rival motorcycle gangs at a popular Central Texas restaurant left nine bikers dead, 18 injured, 170 arrested and the restaurant littered with bodies, bullet casings, knives, a club and pools of blood, Waco police say. (Published Monday, May 18, 2015) Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Monday the restaurant had...
  • Outrage as Waco, Texas biker fight is compared to Baltimore

    05/18/2015 7:16:08 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 125 replies
    Daily News ^ | 5/18/15 | NICOLE HENSLEY
    The deadly gun battle among several factions of biker gangs in Waco, Texas has social media users questioning the civility of its police intervention in the wake of Baltimore and Ferguson’s uprisings. “They’ve recovered at least 100 weapons,” Deray McKesson, a high-profile activist wrote on Twitter. “The (National) Guard would be mobilized now if, black.” With photos showing detained members of the criminal motorcycle gangs plugging away at their phones as police calmly stand guard, activists are quick to point out the disparity of the situation.
  • Nine dead in violent clash between rival biker gangs at Texas restaurant.

    05/17/2015 3:56:32 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 324 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/17/2015 | Mia De Graaf
    Nine people have been killed and 18 hospitalized in a shoot-out between rival biker gangs at a recruitment event in a Texas restaurant on Sunday afternoon. What started as a physical fight in the bathroom spilled out into the bar and rapidly escalated to involve chains, clubs, knives and gunfire across Twin Peaks Bar and Grill in Waco, local media reports. Diners, including young children, scrambled and many took shelter in the freezer as hundreds of gang members ran rampage around the booths, according to KXXV.
  • 9 Confirmed Dead in Biker Gang Shooting at Twin Peaks (Waco, TX)

    05/17/2015 2:36:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 171 replies
    The Waco Tribune ^ | Sunday, May 17, 2015 | Olivia Messer
    ***Officers said there were multiple types of weapons used, including guns, chains, knives, bats and clubs.******“There were maybe 30 guns being fired in the parking lot, maybe 100 rounds,” said Michelle Logan, 37, who was at Twin Peaks at the time of the shooting and said she knows some of the victims. “They just opened fire.”*** UPDATE, 4:00 p.m.(CDT): At least nine people are confirmed dead in a shooting around noon Sunday at Twin Peaks restaurant, said Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton. All of the fatalities are members of biker gangs. No patrons, servers or less enforcement officials were...
  • Sunday Biker Gang Shooting Leaves Nine Dead, Several Injured (Waco, TX)

    05/17/2015 2:39:46 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 107 replies
    kwtx.com/ ^ | May 17 2015 | Lauren Partain, Carlos Garcia and Brandon Marshall
    Three rival motorcycle gangs turned a local restaurant into a shooting gallery Sunday afternoon and when the gunfire was over, nine people were dead and several were injured. Waco police Sunday afternoon, assisted by Department of Public Safety troopers, police officers from several cities and deputies from the McLennan County Sheriff's Office were surrounding the Twin Peaks Restaurant, in the Central Texas Market Place after several people were reported shot during a rival motorcycle gang fight, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said. Police and troopers were in the parking lot trying to secure the area and protect citizens when...
  • Hasn't Al Sharpton Heard of Waco? "would surely have strained black affection for the Clintons"

    04/13/2015 12:54:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 12, 2015 | Jack Cashill
    "....At the time of the assault, Clinton was meeting with his Asian moneymen, John Huang and James Riady,in his never ending quest to raise illegal foreign cash. Riady recalls the day vividly because a television in the corner was showing the Mount Carmel community at Waco in full flame. Ever gracious,Clinton escorted his guests to the White House situation room to observe key staff then in the throes of mismanaging the crisis.When Clinton saw the laurels being tossed Reno’s way,however,he turned credit monger and fought for his share of the limelight. Yes,Virginia,there was limelight to be had. What may seem...
  • Well, well. I had forgotten about THAT. Ebola Czar Ron Klain was Janet Reno's Chief of Staff at the

    10/20/2014 9:47:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 10/20/14 | Dutchman 6
    A couple long-time friends and readers brought this to my attention from 1994:In a city where name recognition is synonymous with success, Ron Klain has made a virtue of being unknown. As Attorney General Janet Reno’s chief of staff, he is all but invisible to the public but recognized in Democratic circles as the man to have on your side in a political or legal fight. A rare mix of top-flight lawyer and savvy politician, Klain shepherded the nominations of Reno and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg through the Senate and steered the omnibus crime bill through the...