If you have belonged to the Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents in the last two years you are now part of the Waco investigation. Whether you were at the Twin Peaks last May 17 or not. Whether you have ever been to Waco or not.
The Waco Tribune-Herald reported last Wednesday that the currently convened McClennan County grand jury that will decide who to charge in the Twin Peaks Massacre had: “subpoenaed the president of the Bandidos motorcycle gang’s Austin chapter to appear before a new grand jury that was seated Wednesday, but settled for his records from a motorcycle confederation instead.” The alleged gangster is a pleasant seeming fellow named Jimmy Ray Graves.
The Waco paper reported that Graves and an attorney named Bill Smith “worked out an agreement (last) Tuesday night with prosecutor Michael Jarrett to provide the documents requested in the subpoena and he was not required to be in Waco on Wednesday to testify before the grand jury.”
The Tribune-Herald neglected to report the most alarming part of the story, which is what Jarrett, his grand jury, and consequently the ATF, FBI, and everybody else with access to one of Texas’ many fusion centers had actually subpoenaed.
Editorial: In Waco case, biker gangs earning more trust than prosecutors
Jerry Larson/AP, Published: 26 October 2015 03:55 PM Updated: 26 October 2015 10:47 PM
Right after the May 17 motorcycle-gang shootout in Waco, this newspaper’s inclination was to believe law enforcers’ account that the nine deaths and 22 injuries were the result of hardened criminal thugs waging a deadly turf battle. But the longer this bizarre case plays out, the more credible the bikers look, and the more it appears that McLennan County officials have something to hide.
A lawsuit filed last week against the owners of the Waco Twin Peaks alleges that before the first shot was fired, “occupied…the rooftop of a neighboring restaurant.”
The suit was filed on behalf of the widow, children and parents of Matthew Mark Smith, a member of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club and a former member of the Scimitars Motorcycle Club. Smith was shot once in the upper right back by a jacketed projectile that left a quarter inch hole. That would be consistent with a projectile fired by an FN P90 or an M16 both of which were carried by police at the scene. That jacketed projectile partially fragmented and was recovered. It was the shot that killed Smith. It caused his right pleural cavity to fill with about a liter of blood. He was also shot in the lower, lateral abdomen by a projectile that was never recovered but that left a slightly larger hole that would match common pistol rounds.
Smith’s survivors are suing the owners of the Waco Twin Peaks and the Twin Peaks Franchisor which is called Front Burner Restaurants. They are seeking damages of more that $1 million.
Shortly after the massacre, there were unsubstantiated rumors that police had deployed snipers on a neighboring rooftop and fired down into the crowd of bikers in the Twin Peaks parking lot. At a June 12 press conference, Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman said “We did not have snipers or counter-snipers deployed. We did not fire indiscriminately from…uh…into the crowd.”
Last week, the two corrupt Waco cops currently being sued for false arrest in 13 civil rights cases in federal court in Austin begged District Court Judge Sam Sparks to freeze the case until all the state criminal cases associated with the Twin Peaks biker brawl on May 17, 2015 are completed.
The two corrupt Waco cops are retiring Police Chief Brent Stroman and Detective Manuel Chavez. They, along with McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna and “John Doe, an employee of the Texas Department of Public Safety,” are being sued for false arrest. And last week their lawyers, Charlie and Mike from a general practice firm in a Waco shopping center named Haley and Olsen, argued “that a false arrest claim should be stayed until resolution of the criminal charges, as until that time it may be difficult to determine the relation between the two.”
At Judge Sparks direction, Charlie and Mike and Don Tittle, the Dallas lawyer who represents eight of the 13 complainants, filed briefs to explain why the case should proceed or pause and what the implications of those two obvious possibilities might be. At first glance, the most interesting thing about Charlie and Mike’s briefs is that they did not use the word “justice” once. Not once.
Whether the truth about what part police played in encouraging the biker brawl in the parking lot of the Waco Twin Peaks restaurant will ever be known or not now depends on the wisdom or foolishness, the cynicism or idealism and the intelligence or stupidity of an elected Dallas judge named Jim Jordan.
Jordan is the distinguished looking fellow in the photo above. He was previously, briefly famous for allowing the Boston Red Sox to buy the Liverpool Football Club over the objections of a Dallas gazillionaire who also hoped to own a professional soccer team in an exotic foreign land called England. Like so many American politicians, Jordan’s passions include being photographed next to an American flag.
If the search warrant is not good, then evidence gained pursuant gets suppressed. – Judge Susan Criss
Waco – To get a conviction for engaging in organized criminal activity, the DA is going to have to put in the hands of the accused the weapons specified in the indictments of the defendants arrested at Twin Peaks on May 17, 2015.
That will be a difficult task if former District Judge Susan Criss’s challenge to the search warrants is successful. She objects to the method used by 19th Criminal District Court Judge Ralph Strother and a colleague, District Judge Gary Coley to issue the search warrants seeking DNA specimen from the defendants.
The dispute centers around a zealous attempt to match DNA found upon weapons confiscated as evidence at the scene of the mass killings with that of the accused.
The ex-Judge is holding in her defense of her client that the warrants of search to obtain tissue swabs for the purpose are invalid because the Courts did not ensure their execution in a way befitting the due process guaranteed by the U.S. and Texas Constitutions.
In this classic clash of constitutional conflict, hand to hand among the lions and lionesses of the courts, what could be more dramatic? For a courthouse resembles nothing so much in our American republic than a temple – a temple of justice – and who dares teach the law there?
A city spokesperson (not city attorney) called The Sentinel just as we finished the update below. According to the young lady, the city had rethought their position after my 'clarification' from two days ago and had indeed found some responsive documents to my request. Instead of releasing the documents, The Waco City website regarding OR's now designates my request for 'proof of purchase' as sent to the OAG. Our office has not received any letter or carbon copy of a letter to the OAG yet. The change in designation was made today as we had just gotten a screen snip of the Waco page showing "no responsive documents" and immediatly after the call, that designation had been changed to show a referral to the OAG on both requests now instead of just the assignment of rifle request.
It is not our (Sentinel United Alliance) intent to defend any biker or sway any trial or influence the jury pool. Video shows plainly that one Cossack biker who was gunned down by a sniper was beating down two Bandido supporters that had engaged him with a baton. That video also shows another Cossack had just shot one Bandido killing him and was aiming and firing at others at the moment he was shot from the sniper position. Was he defending himself or committing a homocide? If they weren't dead, that would be a question for the jury.
What we will not allow, no matter how much effort it takes or heat is brought to bear, is for Waco to go into the trial of any of the bikers based on the false narrative that there were no LEO snipers, that they only responded after the call of 'shots fired' came in nor with tampered evidence of scattering the sniper rounds casings in another spot from where they were actually fired.
If DA Able Reyna is willing to allow the false narrative of no snipers and the tampered evidence to move forward, what else is he willing to compromise in the almighty name of convictions and asset forfieture? Reyna's only constitutional empowerment is to seek the truth, period. If you start with a lie, you build a lie.
The Sentinel calls for Reyna's immediate resignation. He has all the evidence that The Sentinel has plus more. If we can make the determination that there were snipers based on the forensice ballistic reports, autopsy reports/photos and the videos, so can he and his experts. If the snipers had made themselves visible instead of being secreted away and their existance denied, there is a good chance no one would have died that day at Twin Peaks.
The City of Waco is gonna pay dearly for what they have done, and hopefully every cop that fired a round into that parking lot ambush gets prison time for murder or attempted murder...
Waco Biker Massacre Prosecutions Continue to Fall Apart as Last Set of Original Indictments Dismissed Special prosecutor involved in dropping charges says, "I do have a very serious problem as a lawyer with the wholesale charging of people without an investigation" in the case.
Brian Doherty, Feb. 26, 2019 4:15 pm
Nearly four years ago, over 170 people were arrested after a violent altercation outside a meeting of motorcycle club members at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, was swarmed by police, who had already surrounded the meeting before anything untoward occurred. Nine people were killed and 18 wounded in the melee. This week, the last of the initial set of charges was dropped after a special prosecutorial team didn't like what it saw.
From the start, lawyers and others pointed out that it was very unlikely indeed that all the arrested had committed any crimes at all, and that the initial $1 million bond for all of them charged with a blanket crime of "engaging in organized criminal activity" seemed unreasonably punitive. The police strove in the aftermath to keep a detailed account of what actually happened from reaching the public eye, or that of defense attorneys.
As the years under which those people had criminal charges hanging over their heads went by—with all the problems that come with that on top of the missed work and rent and family responsibilities that bedeviled them from their initial time in custody under that absurd bond—dozens of the arrested went unindicted as grand juries expired, and last year charges began to be dropped against many of the defendants, with not a single successful prosecution having happened yet nearly four years after the mass arrests.
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