Statements On The Waco Massacre

May 22, 2015

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Statements On The Waco Massacre

There have been statements this week from the Texas Confederation of Clubs & Independents, the National Coalition of Motorcyclists and NCOM Christian Unity in response to the Waco massacre.

They are unlikely to find the news exposure they deserve so The Aging Rebel is reprinting them here.

Texas COCI

We are saddened by the tragic event that took place at the recent Texas Confederation of Clubs & Independents meeting location in Waco, Texas.

We as a community have worked very hard over the years to build a place of trust and collaboration no matter what you ride or whether you choose to wear a patch or are an independent in the our great State of Texas. We as a community hope the public will not judge all of us by the actions of those responsible for the senseless violence that unfolded in Waco.

We are steadfast as a community in representing bikers in a positive fashion. We protect our rights and freedoms at the State Capitol, we promote safety and awareness on our area streets and highways, we embrace charitable work year round improving the quality of life for those from our community in need as well as for other organizations.

We are confident that the public who already knows us because we are men, women, fathers, mothers, grand-parents, sons and daughters, professionals and veterans all committed to being productive contributors to society.

We will not let this tragic event tarnish all the good Texas Bikers have done and will continue to do for the community and all of those riders who enjoy experiencing the open road on two wheels.


The National Coalition of Motorcyclists and all of its local affiliates are deeply saddened by the incident that occurred on May 17, 2015, and are praying for those involved and their families. Immediately prior to the start of a Texas affiliate’s monthly meeting, a motorcycle club that was NOT a member of the Confederation of Clubs arrived with over 50 people and attacked members of the Confederation.

The National Coalition of Motorcyclists and its local affiliates are dedicated to peacefully promoting and protecting Constitutional rights, promoting fair treatment of its members by law enforcement, educating its members on current laws, open and peaceful communications between clubs, conflict mediation, and supporting various charitable endeavors. We are grieving.

NCOM Christian Unity

On any given weekend, in a city, in any state of the union, groups of motorcyclists will be meeting in a restaurant or bar for a Confederation of Clubs meeting. The Goals of Confederation of Clubs are to bring patch holders together, communication between clubs, and a judicial coming together to protect our rights through the courts. They also work with local and state Motorcycle Rights Organizations and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists on legislative issues. Confederation of Clubs, have autonomous leadership, but have one thing in common; they all belong to the National Coalition of Motorcyclists or NCOM.

NCOM was founded 30 years ago as a coming together of diverse motorcycle groups and individuals. In the past 10 years, Christian groups and Independents have been included in NCOM and COCs. NCOM Christian Unity is very involved with our Motorcycle Resource teams through ministry to the spiritual and physical needs of the biker community which includes first aid needs as well as visiting hospitals and jails.

On Sunday, May 17, a meeting of the Confederation of Clubs was scheduled for the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco. The Cossacks MC and Scimitars, who are not a part of the Confederation, came to the COC meeting and an altercation began in the bathroom. Members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club were in attendance as well as other clubs, motorcycle ministries and associations. As the altercation became a brawl and erupted outside Twin Peaks, SWAT teams and police were standing outside the restaurant on a tip that there would be a problem with the 1% clubs. It is unclear who opened fire first, but when all was said and done, there were 9 people dead and 18 injured. Over 170 motorcyclists have been and remain detained under state and now federal enforcement. Some of those bikers are of military groups, Christian groups, and family motorcycle groups. The detainees have had their motorcycles impounded.

At the time of this writing, we are waiting for anyone to be charged. Those who have concealed handgun permits and were legally carrying their handguns have been detained. It is said this was out of necessity to the open shooter status of the event.
It is of great concern for us as part of the NCOM family to see the backlash by the mainstream media, targeting Bandidos MC with little reporting on the Cossacks MC; calling all those who have been detained as gang members; and the misinformation and speculation of citizens who have reacted as “experts.” All they are doing is speculating and riding a wave in regards to our biker community whom we love and pray for.

We at NCOM Christian Unity will continue to do our job. Our MRT members will be called upon to deal with issues surrounding this horrible event that seeks to black the eyes of the entire motorcycle community. We will minister to those whose families have lost a loved one, or been injured, serve the clubs who are grieving and yes, even visit those who will be imprisoned because that is what we do and that is what Jesus would do.

NCOM Christian Unity’s Bible verse is this – “How good and pleasant it is, that brothers should dwell in unity.” (Psalm 133:1) Please join with us in promoting unity in the biker community; not giving in to false reports or speculation and above all praying with us for the bikers affected by this tragic incident.


34 Responses to “Statements On The Waco Massacre”

  1. John Deaux Says:

    Seems like Tx passed a highway bill that those so called criminal gangs were going to discuss at Twin Peaks after they finished with their illegal activities.
    Hmm, it’s a strange word we live in.
    Support Your Local

  2. FF Says:

    What is this, Pinochets Chile?

    This country is officially a bannana republic.

  3. lovespentons Says:

    Banana Republic…yep

    !4 SWAT and other LE has been given administrative leave for pulling a trigger on Sunday according to the Waco TV news…

  4. lovespentons Says:

    Now the number of shot and dead start to make sense…

  5. Road Whore Says:

    Here is a listing of politicians, etc., with contact info so that we can all call and voice our concern and opposition to what’s happened in Waco:

    Ride Free

  6. peanut Says:

    funny how none of this will be said by mainstream media.

  7. BMW Says:

    The “official ” story is just a cover-up! Unfortunately, the COC, NCOM, etc, have to write their statements in the dark,because of the police cover-ups. The statements by the cops are ludicrous!

    I know that all motorcycle club members take their wives to rumbles… LOL

    I know that modern motorcyclists ALWAYS bring chains to a rumble… LOL

    I know that a fight always starts in the toilet, because the first thing I learned as a prospect was to guard the door if one of our guys was inside… LOL

    I know that the COC meeting is where all those dangerous bikers go to fight things out… LOL

    I know Sunday brunch is the best time for a rumble with knives and chains and switchblades, of course… LOL

    What do the cops do — in this case they murder innocent people… NOT SO FUNNY

    How do the whacked out Waco
    cops cover-up?? They lie about the people, they lie about the COC, they lie about police involvement and they lie about a fight starting in a toilet…


  8. roachclip Says:

    Condolences to friends, family, and brothers of Bandido Candyman. GBNF

    Respects, roach.

  9. DiablosBLVD Says:

    The Land of the Free X 3 he sang…..thanks Rebel. We owe you mucho.

  10. deckdude Says:

    No biker here but, what the cops in Waco did was horrifying to any freeddom loving Texan. Figures a false flag would go down there which I think this was. The Feds want all of our guns & what better way to scare the sheeple than to spread lies of bikers shooting up restaurants & threatening LEO’s. Waco PD & the bikers are pawns being used by the puppet masters in DC.

  11. edcan Says:

    Rebel, I’ve visited your site off-and-on and with more frequency after this horrible event in Waco. Thanks for your reporting. Some years back I was in a chapter of ABATE, but road a Triumph, so I’m not exactly hard-core biker material… I’m actually more of a walker today.

    Theology is an interest of mine, so I wanted to present a question where some of the Christian bikers can see it and reply, as well as yourself maybe.

    My theological question: If Jesus lived today, would he establish a biker club?

    Jesus was anti-authoritarian, a free thinker and he formed a close brotherhood with his disciples.

    There is much debate among theologians about the model of the Church. How did Jesus envision it? And how well does the modern Church fulfill Jesus’ plan?

    What if Jesus had started his ministry in 1969 in Los Angeles? Would he have biked the highways after a day of labor in his carpentry shop? Churches would look like biker clubhouses. Maybe the Church today can learn something of brotherhood from biker clubs — the passion, dedication and fellowship.

    The aim is what distinguishes a club from a church. Is there a goal beyond the individual? In addition to fellowship, what is the group trying to achieve? Service? Recreation? Worship?

  12. John Deaux Says:

    Speaking only for myself I’ll try to answer your query.
    People associate with and like to hang out with like minded groups, religious bikers kinda overlap a couple groups. There are many individuals who ride in clubs as full patch members who act in a pastor role to the members and their families, some are tradition clubs who happen to be religious, such as Tribe of Juda mc.
    Plenty are in m/m’s, most of those are basically religious riding clubs who provide faith based support, religious tracs, water, coffee and an ear to those who want or feel they need it, CMA for example. All serve basically the same function in a different way to those in need.
    As to your question about churches and clubhouses, Jesus went to where he was needed so I’d imagine that question doesn’t have a simple answer.

  13. Jim666 Says:

    @ edcan
    I have a better question where Jesus is concerned,

    Where did Jesus find men with names like John, James,& Paul, in the middle east ?

  14. Randy Says:

    I’m a retired Federal Special Agent/Criminal Investigator (GS Series 1811) and an avid Harley rider. I’m not affiliated with any clubs, MC or RC. I know there are 1%’ers are ex-cons … some who are still involved in various illegal activities ….. & some who are not. But I can tell you, from my personal experiences and professional knowledge/experience that this whole incident (massacre?) at Waco stinks to high-heaven.

  15. Shovelhead Says:

    Damn, never thought about that, Interesting!!

    Respect to 1%ers

  16. Sieg Says:

    This time around, dealing with the fedbeast, we’re gonna need a lot less jesus and a lot more Wotan.


  17. Peg Leg Says:

    @Jim666 Maybe this will help explain.

    The name John is a theophoric name originating from the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yôḥānān), or in its longer form יְהוֹחָנָן (Yəhôḥānān), meaning “YHWH has been gracious”.[3] Several obscure figures in the Old Testament bore this name, and it grew in popularity once borne by the high priest Johanan (fl. 407 BC) and especially by king John Hyrcanus (d. 104 BC). In the second temple period, it was the fifth most popular male name among Jews in Judaea[4] and was borne by several important rabbis, such as Yochanan ben Zakai and Yochanan ben Nuri.

    The name John in its Greek form Ἰωάννης (Iōannēs) features prominently in the New Testament, being borne by John the Baptist, John the Apostle, and several others; the Gospel of John, three epistles, and Revelation are each attributed to a “John”. As a result, the name became immensely popular in Christian societies.

    In the Latin-speaking regions of the Roman Empire, the name was Latinized as Johannes (pronounced like the Greek). The local populations in these areas of the Roman Empire soon changed Roman names to fit their own dialect, which included dropping the suffixes -us and -es from such names.

  18. Chris Says:

    For those personally involved please contact Thomas Barnes at Barnes Law Firm in Houston. He believes the cops were way out of line and caused this tragedy. Lawsuits should be filed against Waco PD should evidence prove they iniciated the conflict and acted without reservation or restraint. The cops put the lives of others at risk and not the MC clubs. If you or others have been jailed or hurt but this call Mr. Barnes. He is a personal friend and has represented myself, my family, and my friends in the past. 713-652-4002. When dealing with cases against local law enforcement it is better to utilize legal council from outside the area to prevent the attorney from having fear of blow back. Good luck to all those effected by this tragedy.

  19. Mike Says:

    Anybody notice all the gofundme accounts popping up to pay for legal fees, feed families, ect? I call BS to some. I wonder how many scum are using this travesty of justice to make cash?

  20. One Eye Says:

    If you read the Scriptures, you will see that Jesus was a carpenter, an occupation that was not celebrated, He was not well received with His words, He railed against the established religious people, He hung out with sinners and He pissed off people enough that they conspired to kill Him. He was an outlaw. Hanging on the cross in between two thieves, one upbraided Him while the other asked Jesus to remember him when He entered into His Kingdom. Jesus told the repentant thief that he would be with Him that day in Paradise. Apparently, the first man that entered Heaven was an outlaw.

    I think Christian M/Ms do good works and I believe that they can be effective; I do however speak from experience and state confidently that I would much rather be around bikers who have become Christians as opposed to Christians who want to be bikers.

  21. erkman69 Says:

    Right on Sieg !!

  22. Anonymous Says:

    @ Jim666

    and how did Jesus and his disciples know to write the bible in english?!?!

  23. Ol'LadyRider Says:

    Dear One Eye:

    That made me grin. Well said.

  24. Wretched Man Says:

    @One Eye
    “…I would much rather be around bikers who have become Christians as opposed to Christians who want to be bikers.”
    Ain’t that the truth!

    Well spoken.


  25. AVAGOVFFV Says:

    Peg Leg, Pretty damn impressive Sir, thanks for the lesson. I have wondered many of the same things.

    Viva Los Vagos

  26. Anonymouse Says:

    Peg Leg,
    That’s all Greek to me. But while you’re in the ‘splainin mode, can you answer this one? My Mexican pal wants to know how Haysoos found a bunch of guys with names like Juan, Pedro, and Jaime in Israel. TIA!

  27. ElleElle Says:

    As usual, another thought-provoking post. If were talking Jesus here-He stated in full in Isiah what he was born on this Earth to do: To heal the brokenhearted and to set those living in some form of captivity free. Pretty simple and yet could be applied to anyone who fits that bill. He was most certainly a “rebel” with a cause and despite whatever religious agenda one has or doesn’t have-anyone can respect that. If you live by a creed or a cause and you REALLY are sold out to it than it seems to me you could relate. I LOVE what one eye states about Christians because the “agenda” is so much clearer. There are countless records of who the rebel with a cause hung out with..and it did come down to the underbelly of society at times. One thing that is clear and evident to me however, is he did not have to sink to their level to reach them, he always brought them to a higher place then where they were. Again, in todays society..who would not respect that? MAYBE..just maybe this will help things that are currently going on. Oh, and to think HE never got angry? Think twice..but endeavoring to live peacefully? Respectable.

  28. recycledbiker Says:

    Jesus, was an outlaw……that’s why they killed him. If you don’t understand, read the book again.


  29. FF Says:


  30. Kelly Says:

    Just one question, since one percent clubs do not have female members how is the woman in jail in Waco guilty of violating the RICO Act?

  31. recycledbiker Says:

    @Kelly, maybe two women, one an organizer of the event and Mom and Pop Club Member, the other a member of an all female m/c
    Possibly 10-15% 1%er, lots of innocent people locked up, for going to a meeting scheduled two months in advance.
    This got my attention, not much out there in the main stream.
    I’ve attended 100’s of CoC/NCOM meetings, as a PH and ABATE chapter officer, have been profiled, and proven it on the stand in court, these people are getting copped…. .

    Just say, Jack Booted Blue Gang Thugs….

    SYLB – RIP Bandido Candyman 1%er

    Respect where its deserved,

  32. Randy in Pensacola Says:

    If the Waco PD or ATF involved in this had intel there was going to be a “rumble” (lol! .. that word) and informed Twin Peaks of it (which I read the owner denies) … how come they didn’t also notify the COCI & the various MC’s & RC’s in attendance. Especially the Mom & Pop clubs? If it’s true they had credible intel something was gonna go down seems to me like they allowed a lot of innocents to walk into a dangerous situation they thought was serious enough to preposition a SWAT team.

  33. von Zipper Says:

    Much respect to red and gold, let the m/m trolls be bought and sold by the words by which the masses controlled. Religion is cancer of the soul, the poison drank doth takes its toll.
    Live free, think free, be free. No blame, no excuses, no exceptions.
    von Zipper


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