Broden Will Be Back

September 15, 2015

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Broden Will Be Back

For the last four months Waco has been muffled by an impenetrable fog. Like Brigadoon.

Only this Brigadoon isn’t nice like the one in Scotland. It refuses to just disappear for a century at a time and, as The Associated Press put it the other day, Waco is a Brigadoon “perpetually recovering from its last disaster.”

The last disaster, depending on your point of view, was either the recent exposure of the morally bankrupt athletic program at self-righteous Baylor University or the Twin Peaks Massacre last May 17. Waco has dealt with the Twins Peaks Massacre by shrouding the incident in smoke, ordering everyone who might knows something that might embarrass the local tyrants to remain silent and either arresting or legally restraining everyone who dares to disobey.


Waco is a lawless town rum by a cabal of small town bullies. The members include cops, prosecutors, judges, union officials and defense attorneys and together they perfectly illustrate what G. Robert Blakely meant when he coined the term “racketeering enterprise.” Short term, there is no way to remedy the Waco Criminal Organization. That’s the sort of thing federal law enforcement officials are supposed to do and, unfortunately, the feds are coconspirators in the premeditated murders of between six and nine innocent people, the wounding of a score more and the false imprisonment of something near 150.

The only remedies would seem to be through the federal courts and through the press. The Waco Criminal Organization knows that as well as anybody which is why there has been so little news from the anti-Brigadoon.

Clint Broden

Since shortly after the Twin Peaks murders, the loudest voice coming out of the mists has belonged to a Dallas lawyer named Clint Broden. Broden is not from Waco. Even Patrick Swanton knows “that for a fact!”

Early in the case, McLennan County District Attorney Abelino “Abel” Reyna threatened every defense attorney with a gag order if they talked out loud and on the record. When Broden refused to sit down and shut up, Reyna’s former law partner, Judge and coconspirator Matt Johnson, slapped Broden with a court order to remain silent. Broden fought back by filing numerous, argumentative and quotable legal motions. Eventually he, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 15 additional organizations filed briefs with the Court of Appeals for the Tenth District of Texas on behalf of a motion to lift the gag order. Eventually Broden won. So Reyna immediately appealed freedom of speech to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals which agreed that Waco was a Constitution free zone.

That appeals court told Reyna, Broden and other interested parties to stay completely silent for another month and then submit briefs on the matter. Now the month is up. Yesterday Broden submitted his brief in defense of freedom of speech. So did the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the 25 other organizations including the Committee for Freedom of the Press.

There will be more inevitable stalling. It might take the Court of Criminal Appeals another month to read all those words. But sooner or later, Broden and his rude pen and his incorrect opinions will be once again unleashed. And the mists will begin to clear.


21 Responses to “Broden Will Be Back”

  1. rookery Says:

    possibly the tide is turning, there was piece on Waco rehashed by the yahoo website with some 300 comments. Almost no one belives the official version of events which is rather telling……

  2. Hans Says:

    Thank you Rebel and welcome back. I hope you are well.


  3. old & stoned Says:

    Welcome back, Rebel. Broden’s filing makes quite an arguement, and reyna’s rebuttal seems weak, and half hearted.

    anyone know the timeframe for a ruling,,?

  4. old & stoned Says:

    and this is how the gag order works on the law’s side of the fence,, more prejudicial pretrial publicity.

    this almost looks like a ‘fuck you, Broden’ response to his filings.

    “anything to do with the case”, well, then,, stfu!!

  5. Phuquehed Says:

    Kick those corrupt fucks’ asses, Mr. Broden!!

  6. NCRider Says:


    Thank goodness you are back! Hope you are feeling better. Its good to read your words. Officer Lee has driven me crazy.

    “And the mists will begin to clear.” That will be a good day.

  7. Brad Milch Says:

    In physics, when two opposing bodies collide, the larger body usually survives. For those who have dealt with bullies in their lives, this equates to stomping the shit out of the bully inflicting pain & humiliation that equals or surpasses the shit they dished out.

    Considering Texas justice system & state government operatives are aware of the abuses of offices & citizens perpetrated since day 1 of the Twin Peaks massacre by McLennan county operatives, a force equal to or greater to their bullying would be along the lines of removing them from their offices. Annul the elections that placed them in office (if possible).
    This would require highly paid state government people (including the Governor) to get off their asses & put a stop to Reyna & crew. Until that happens, what they are exposing is weaknesses in the Texas judicial system & the key personnel in state government that are allowing Waco to act like an island within the state of Texas.

    Society has gotten away from ‘an eye for an eye’ over the decades, but when it comes to bullies, it’s the only remedy that works.

  8. Chris Says:

    The city government of Waco deserves whatever they get what,s coming to them. I only know of the “taxes” they demanded of the local strippers and whores. Well it is long past time for them to pay some taxes.

  9. andy uk Says:

    Can not believe this is taking place in a “free country” with a written constitution .!

  10. XKG Says:

    “Waco, a Constitution-free Zone”

    “… a lawless town run by a cabal of small town bullies… cops, prosecutors, judges, union officials and defense attorneys…
    “The Waco Criminal Organization”
    (exactly Blakely’s definition of) a racketeering enterprise.”

    Well said Rebel. Mr. Broden will be unshackled and “the mists will begin to clear”.

    Texas won’t clean house. Sadly many moons shall pass before the conspirators and survivors reap their just reward. Neither will get what they deserve. The general citizenry will get exactly what they deserve unless they start speaking out.

  11. Freeman Says:

    Thanks for another great article Rebel and not letting shit like this go unoticed and die.

    The more i look at this the more it becomes obvious, they think the American constitution was written on toilet paper, their whiping their ass with it.

  12. 2old2ride Says:

    Welcome back Rebel

  13. Rojas Says:

    “the law in its majestic equality forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.”

  14. chromedome Says:

    the wheels of justice are slow but persistent keep fighting the good fight mr.broden


  15. Hans Says:

    How about this quote Rojas, from the other side of the philosophical fence:

    “The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”

  16. Rojas Says:

    Dallas Morning News on gag order

    “This story started out as, well, wacky; it’s become downright outrageous.”

  17. Steel Says:

    If law enforcement has nothing to hide then why are they hiding it? Makes no damn sense. All this has been suspicious from the start. Some of the things alluded to may be informants who were there and had a hand in setting this off, overzealous police just looking for a confrontation and then a judicial branch willing to help keep all the bad things under wraps. Mr. Broden knows something stinks in Waco. Keep it up Mr. Broden.

    Great work Rebel and glad you’re back. Hope you’re feeling much better and all is good with you.



  18. Rojas Says:

    Broden has a trial date in the morning.

    “WACO (September 17, 2015) An examining trial is set for Friday for one of the men arrested in the wake of the deadly Twin Peaks biker gang shooting as his lawyer tries to prove police had no probable cause to arrest him.”

  19. XYZ Says:

    Interesting article quoting Don Tittle, the attorney who is working the coming civil cases with Clint Broden.

    Attorney Don Tittle, who represented Bennett in the lawsuit, says the common theme in these types of excessive force cases is the failure to de-escalate.

    “Time and time again, there are actions they could have taken that would have avoided the need for deadly force,” he said.

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