Rumors have begun to fill the noise gap left by the absence of any actual news about the Waco Massacre in the parking lot of the Twin Peaks restaurant on May 17.
Two days ago a Houston lawyer named Paul Looney alleged, then un-alleged, that defendants in the case were being coerced into signing agreements not to sue Waco before they could request bail reductions.
A Las Vegas lawyer named Stephen P. “Bowtie” Stubbs has also been commenting on the case via YouTube. Stubbs represented the Mongols Motorcycle Club in June 2012 after local police tried to keep the club from holding its National Run in Boulder City, Nevada. Stubbs has regularly solicited biker cases in Southern Nevada and has had run-ins with the local police as a result.
The bare facts of the case were established within 24 hours of the shooting. Nine people were killed, 27 people were injured, 17 were hospitalized and about 177 were arrested following a brawl in the restaurant parking lot. Multiple sources told this page immediately after the massacre that all the dead were killed by police; that the 22 police on scene included a Swat team; that representatives of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were on scene when the shooting occurred and that the ATF became the lead agency in the investigation of the tragedy
At the time of the shooting, The Aging Rebel had also suspected for months that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was trying to build a RICO case against the Bandidos in central Texas but this page has been unable to substantiate those suspicions so far. It is certainly possible. The ATF is always investigating some motorcycle club. It is also obvious that the Cossacks Motorcycle Club, because it is actively seeking new members, is a likely candidate for police infiltration but this page has been unable to substantiate that easy presumption.
There has simply been no news about the massacre for more than two weeks because the news narrative was immediately hijacked by Waco police spokesman W. Patrick Swanton. Swanton has a honking voice, wears a bewildered expression and is by turns fatuous and dissembling. Not even an idiot would buy a used car from Swanton. Most of the news media in Texas seems to distrust Swanton’s version of events. But as long as local officials keep basic information secret, like the number and caliber of shell casings collected from the sealed crime scene, there is little actual news to advance this story. And, the ongoing human rights catastrophe unfolding in the local county jail just doesn’t have tha newz appeal of “Dozens Killed Injured In Texas Biker Shootout!”
Enter Bowtie Stubbs. In a 12 minute 43 second video uploaded to YouTube today, Stubbs alleges that two unnamed members of the Cossacks fired two shots at a group of Bandidos. The first shot wounded a Bandido in the arm and the second was fired from the restaurant patio.
“Immediately after the Cossack fired that shot from the patio area the entire group was being riddled with bullets,” Stubbs states” “The police fired hundreds of rounds on a crowd.” Stubbs also alleges that at least some “rounds (were) fired from a rifle with a silencer.”
Beyond that, Stubbs insinuates that the altercation was engineered by an uncover police officer and infiltrator known in the club as “Voodoo.” “Voodoo was the primary person pushing for the Cossacks and Scimitars to show up at that meeting,” Stubbs says.
Stubbs may even be right. At this point there is no way to know. The Waco police have gone into a shell and silence invites speculation.