Yesterday, the Texas Department of Public Safety leaked a confidential bulletin to CNN, “the most trusted name in news,” that claims that members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club are arming themselves with “grenades and C4 explosives” and are plotting to kill “high-ranking law enforcement officials and their families with car bombs.” The bulletin lists possible targets in Waco, Austin, El Paso, Dallas, Corpus Christi and Houston.
The alleged plots have been hatched to retaliate against police who shot “their brothers” as they emerged from the Twin Peaks restaurant last Sunday. The bulletin is based on information from an informant who cites members of the Bandidos and Black Widows Motorcycle Clubs as a source.
The Aging Rebel has learned that one Bandido was killed last Sunday. This page believes that seven members of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club and one unaffiliated biker were killed. The unaffiliated biker was 65-year-old Jesus Delgado Rodriguez, a former Marine who won a Purple Heart in Vietnam. The official cause of Rodriguez’ death was a “gunshot wound to the head and trunk.” Because of the nature of the fatal wound, this page believes Rodriguez was lying on the ground when he was shot in the head by a long rifle.
The Aging Rebel has also not been able to substantiate the existence of any Black Widows Motorcycle Club in any Southwestern state. The only Black Widows Motorcycle Clubs this page has been able to identify are a fictional motorcycle club in the 1978 Clint Eastwood Comedy Every Which Way But Loose and tongue-in-cheek groups that pay homage to the movie.
Waco police spokesman, Sergeant W. Patrick Swanton told CNN’s Erin Burnett, photo above, “Unfortunately, in our line of work, it’s something we deal with day in and day out. I would, however, like to say this, to those that are listening that are making the threats: The incident that occurred here Sunday afternoon … was an absolute tragedy. However, those of you that were there know that we did absolutely nothing to start that. We would ask you to remember that and remind you that although you have totally different ways from us, law enforcement did not start the melee.”
Other interesting things Swanton said yesterday included:
“In response to those that have cried false and ludicrous Conspiracy Theories we say this: We are continuing our investigation with the assistance of the McLennan County District Attorney office, the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Hwy. Patrol, their Criminal Investigation Division and the Texas Rangers. We also have solicited the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. It would be impossible to have that many of the country’s finest Law Enforcement Officers fabricate anything other than what actually occurred there.”
“Although we have had a large number of individuals arrested at the scene, we did not arrest everyone as some parties say. Some were intentionally released on the day of the incident as it was apparent they had no involvement. Additional arrest may occur. The McLennan County Sheriff Office has done a tremendous job in processing an overwhelming number of individuals and for that…we thank you.”
“We would like to remind all that selective videos and cropped photos DO NOT paint a complete picture of what actually occurred. Law Enforcement has video as well but it is preserved for evidence. We play by a very strict set of rules and will not deviate from them to match attempts to sway the truth. I can attest I have personally seen the horror unfold and was amazed at the actions of our heroic officers in their quest to save innocent victims lives. I will tell you I am proud to serve with the caliber of officers that served and protected the public that day.”
“Waco PD will continue to be as transparent as possible in the days, weeks, and months to come in the continuation of the investigation of the tragedy. We continue to evaluate evidence at the restaurant location as a crime scene and expect that to continue into next week. Individuals with concerns about property or vehicles can contact the Waco Police Department at 750-7500 to inquire about return.”