Waco can run but it can’t hide. The whole world is watching.
Today the Dallas Morning News turned its eye on the Twin Peaks Massacre coverup. Newspapers don’t always have to stand tall but from time to time they do have to stand up. The Morning News did what the Founding Fathers guaranteed they would have the freedom to do. A key ingredient in continuing a democracy is you either use it or you lose it.
Last May 17, Waco police and others almost gleefully anticipated a confrontation between members of the Bandidos and Cossacks Motorcycle Clubs. When the anticipated violence broke out the police joined in. The very little evidence that has been released so far suggests that police probably murdered at least six people and wounded as many as 15 more. Waco officials then immediately arrested all the witnesses, ruined most of their lives, seized control of the narrative, imposed North Korean style official silence and have been smirking and chuckling about it for the last four months.
Today the Morning News officially noticed that all of that “looks more than a little out of whack.”
“This story,” the paper editorialized, “started out as, well, wacky; it’s become downright outrageous…. No wonder people are asking questions about what kind of behind-the-scenes cooperation is going on among judges, prosecutors and law enforcement in Central Texas.”
The Dallas paper calls on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to nullify the current gag order in the case arguing: “With so much suspicion permeating this case, the court would be wise to take the side of much-needed transparency.”
“The wheels of justice need some oiling in Waco,” the editorial concludes. “For those who face the possibility of 15 years to life. And for grieving families still trying to figure out what happened to their loved ones.”