Waco Indictments Returned

November 10, 2015

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Waco Indictments Returned

A twelve person grand jury in Waco, Texas today rubber stamped 106 indictments against defendants arrested after the Twin Peaks Massacre last May. The number of indictments equals the number of cases the panel was presented today by McLennan County prosecutors Abelino “Abel” Reyna, Michael Jarrett and Amanda Dillon.

Theoretically, the grand jury proceedings are secret and there has not yet been a formal announcement of the indictments. Nor, have the names of the indicted yet been announced.

One hundred seventy-seven men and women were arrested May 17 and charged with engaging in organized crime. Nine men died and at least 18 were hospitalized following a gun battle that included members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, the Cossacks Motorcycle Club and police armed with semi-automatic rifles. The Aging Rebel has not determined if the indictees are limited to those arrested on May 17 or if defendants who were not arrested immediately after the massacre have also been indicted.

The indictments mean that at least 106 defendants will have to endure a trial or negotiate a plea and sentencing agreement.

Tommy Witherspoon of the Waco Tribune-Herald reported this morning that “Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Frazier entered the locked district attorney’s office and walked toward the grand jury chambers.”

Under Texas law, the grand jury has until this Friday to indict any of the initial 177 defendants before their attorneys can ask for the termination of their bonds. Any of the as yet unindicted defendants in the case may still be indicted in the next 30 months.

McLennan County grand juries usually convene just once every two weeks. This grand jury will probably meet with prosecutors again on November 18.


76 Responses to “Waco Indictments Returned”

  1. old & stoned Says:

    i still find it insane that all these Organized Crime indictments / charges are based 9 murders that have yet to be prosecuted, much less proven. how can you charge someone for being responsible, even in part, for deaths, when no individual has been proven to be, or been charged for being directly responsible.

    i can only imagine how much exculpatory evidence will get sucked up into that “secret / sealed due to ongoing criminal investigation” black hole every DA’s office has.

    God help these folks

  2. Tooj Says:

    This morning when I logged on I hit MSN, as usual. They had an article about the indictment of the 106. I read through the comments from the gallery.

    The cop narrative is definitely reaching these asshats. Many still argue that the cops showed up AFTER the ruckus started. There’s still a buttload of misinformation out there and Joe Public still is of the mind that all bikers are scum.

    A jury of my peers would be difficult to find in Waco as everyone who was at Twin Peaks will be indicted.

  3. Ted Unlis Says:

    When the defendants and their attorneys walk into a McLennan County courtroom at a future date for trial on violations of Texas Penal Code Section 71.02 as alleged in the indictment, the prosecution will either have the evidence to convict or they won’t, it will be put up or shut time for the defense as well.

    If in fact the prosecution presents a compelling case for guilty verdicts such as video evidence of bikers engaged in the murderous rampage corroborated by forensic evidence and witness testimony from cooperating defendants, all the delusional bluster, denials, and thinly veiled threats of retaliation from the 1% biker nation and their supporters won’t keep the defendants out of the penitentiary, only a skilled (and expensive) team of defense attorneys can accomplish that.

    The Texas Organized Crime Statute ( http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/PE/htm/PE.71.htm ) is one of the shortest and most straightforward chapters in the Penal Code which also makes it one of the simplest statutes for a jury to understand when they commence deliberations after the Trial Judge charges the jury before sending them to the jury room. The simplicity of Texas Penal Code Chapter 71 will also prove a challenge for defense efforts to complicate and redefine what constitutes “Engaging in Organized Crime” in the State of Texas.

    For all of you who sincerely believe the defendants have been wronged, read Chapter 71 and note the definition; “Criminal street gang means three or more persons having a common identifying sign or symbol or an identifiable leadership who continuously or regularly associate in the commission of criminal activities”; then understand that the prosecution does not have to prove that each defendant committed murder or assault, but only that the defendant is a member of a criminal street gang and therefore culpable for a crime committed by a fellow gang member(s). The fact that most of the defendants were voluntarily at the scene of the crime proudly wearing their 1%er club colors is an undeniable bonus for prosecution efforts.

    The Texas Organized Crime statute is a guilt by association law similar to, but much less convoluted than Federal RICO statutes. Texas Penal Code Chapter 71 almost seems as if it were written precisely to apply in the Twin Peaks mass murder case.

    The defendants face an uphill battle for acquittal and their attorneys know it, hence the well organized and coordinated effort to try the case in the court of public opinion through spin, half truths, propaganda, and misinformation leaked to liberal media outlets and disseminated through social media.

  4. Justathought Says:

    Rebel Says:
    November 11, 2015 at 11:43 am
    Dear Brad Milch,

    Trials are not how the game is played. Coerced plea and sentencing agreements are how the game is played.


    I AM SHOUTING ON PURPOSE!!! IF YOU THINK THESE ‘PROCEEDINGS’ WILL BREAK WACO…WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WILL DO TO THESE 106 (with more to come)who have already had their pockets picked in relationship to this? IF YOU TRULY WANT TO SEE ALL STAND TOGETHER AND NO ONE PLEA, YOU…YES YOU, BETTER START DIGGING DEEP! IT WILL HAVE A MUCH BIGGER FINANCIAL IMPACT ON THOSE INDITED THEN ANY GOV’T OR GOV’T OFFICIAL…I know for a fact that the Red & Gold held “Save the Patch” runs and fund raisers, and sent 10’s of thousands, of dollars, probably even more than that to help in that struggle…maybe someone will step up here to help them now, too.

  5. Justathought Says:

    I meant to say, what I quote Rebel on, is how “they” expect it to go…those calling out for “no one pleading” do not understand how it’s played…These people, who did nothing more than attend a political gathering, are facing a FIRST DEGREE FELONY CARRYING A LIFE SENTENCE!!! They plea to avoid the possibility of a LIFE SENTENCE,
    it is EXACTLY what the persecutors are counting on…

  6. Justathought Says:

    OH!! PS…You all know that “Ted Useless” above, is a cop, right?

  7. VAGO 1%er Says:

    Are McLennan County prosecutors Abelino “Abel” Reyna, Michael Jarrett and Amanda Dillon such monsters they can look themselves in the mirror and without the slightest tinge of conscious guilt say, “yep I’ve done the right thing”

  8. cboldt Says:

    Whatever Ted Unlis is, he’s stating the law as simple guild by association. That is not what the Texas Organized Crime Statute codifies as criminal. The state will have to prove conspiracy to commit a crime, in addition to proving gang membership. Look up the model jury instructions for conspiracy. Reyna is smoking dope or something, if he believes he can prove conspiracy in 106 cases.

  9. Mike Smith Says:

    If you do the math, the District Attorney presented evidence and identified 106 people in 8 hour of real work time. Saying 8 hours is being generous. The grand jurors had to come into the room, be identified and given the orientation speech and then they all were excused to lunch and drifted back into work and then there was the closing of the grand jury and collecting the note pads and such out of 9 hours.

    Anyway, 8 hours is 480 minuted divided by 106 accused and that equals 4.5 minutes per accused to be identified in the videos or still photographs and that person’s criminality to be described and the jurors to vote on it.

    Not much time at all.

  10. rojas Says:

    Ted does not understand the statute.
    No surprise there.

    Has the state offered any evidence at the various examining trials that the individuals charged “continuously or regularly associate in the commission of criminal activities”?
    Nope, not even the merest scintilla.

  11. rojas Says:


    To be convicted as charged under the indictment one either has to:
    Commit the predicate offense…
    Conspired to commit the predicate offense…

    The twist comes from the case law.
    Texas courts have held that the law of parties applies to the commission of the predicate offense. If there is a “guilt by association” angle it will be from Sec. 7.01. PARTIES TO OFFENSES

  12. david Says:

    Attorney Stephen Hamer at avvo.com.”Engaging In Organized Criminal Activity”

    Well written article on the MANY burdens of proof Reyna-Jarrett are NOT going to be able to overcome in their rubber-stamp fake prosecution.

  13. david Says:

    Articles Date is Sept.26, 2013, Reyna just lost every case.

  14. Gandalf Says:

    TY rojas for posting this link on another story. If you are 1 of the indicted please read the closing arguments by Mr. Broden. It tells EXACTLY what “organized crime” is considered in Texas. A Statute is a Statute but an interpatation of it is what counts. Ted Usless is ABSOLUTLY trying to scare you… He will not be the only one. Stand your ground I Promise you Waco DA’s office is OUTMATCHED by the 100+ defense Lawyers. They WILL NEVER allow the Officers to testify 177 times because they will be caught lying. WACO IS BLUFFING! Just read this IN FULL to see how good Broden is. Please. http://www.wacobikerjustice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/bergman.pdf

  15. Bone Head Says:

    “… hence the well organized and coordinated effort to try the case in the court of public opinion through spin, half truths, propaganda, and misinformation leaked to liberal media outlets and disseminated through social media…”

    Sounds like Teddy boy is talking about Swatton, don’t it?


  16. Clint broden Says:

    Page 5 through seven explains what needs to be proven to establish the offense of engaging in criminal activity

  17. FF Says:

    Unlis, to you and all the other WASP fruitcakes in Wacko:

    What does it profit a man that he gains the whole world, but loses his soul?

    Sooner or later, you are about to find out BITCH.

  18. david Says:

    Thanks very much Mr. Broden. Respect

  19. Phuquehed Says:

    Anyone there in or near Waco can start handing out flyers to people to learn about Jury Nullification?


    That’d put a nice thick sock in those fucktarded persecutors’ mouths! Fuck you Reyna!

  20. Pissedintx Says:

    In every single case across the country the Prosecutors are counting on the majority to be plead out. If every person insisted on a trial our criminal justice system would be ground to a halt because there is no way they have the manpower or money to go to trial in every single, or even half of the cases they take on. I know if I was a defendant I would be scared, I would be facing bankruptcy because I could not afford missing any work, not to mention having a public defender because I wouldn’t be able to afford an attorney. But there comes a time in life when you must make a stand. It will not be easy, it will be extremely stressful and has no guarantees but I would have to suck it up because in this case it takes a united front. Stay strong, know there are so many people pulling for you and you are fighting for everyone, this your time to be a man.

    Much Respect.

  21. Allen Says:

    I find it hard to believe that the police say they only fire 12 rounds. In most other shooting incidents , you read of police firing almost the entire magazine. If the case is multiple officers firing than I would expect the count of rounds fired by officers to be 100+

  22. rojas Says:

    I find it unlikely as well.
    At least thirteen evidence cones around this police suv.
    Were they placed marking spent brass?


  23. xplor Says:

    When does self-defence become organized criminal activity ? Does it depend on how you are dressed ? I know how I would react if in a bar and someone started shooting at me.

  24. xplor Says:

    Every biker should ask their lawyer to find the Nash equilibrium.
    Do what is best for you and the others.

  25. Justathought Says:

    The people who believe the Bandidos run the “CoC”, do understand that the “coc” exists in states that the Bandidos are not even present in, don’t they?

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