Waco Justice Further Delayed

March 11, 2016

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Waco Justice Further Delayed

Last week Federal District Judge Sam Sparks gave lawyers for Waco Chief of Police Brent E. Stroman., Waco Police Officer and admitted perjurer Manuel Chavez, and McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna until April 15 to reply to a civil rights suit filed by Dallas attorney Clint Broden on behalf of Waco defendant Matt Clendennen. The lawsuit was filed last November 17.

The suit, alleges that Stroman, Chavez, Reyna and an unnamed employee of the Texas Department of Public Safety, “determined that individuals would be arrested and charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity based entirely on their presence at Twin Peaks, the motorcycle club that Defendants presumed an individual was associated with, and/or the clothing they were wearing at the time of the incident. Rather than investigating the incident and relying on actual facts to establish probable cause, Defendants theorized that a conspiracy of epic proportion between dozens of people had taken place, and willfully ignored the total absence of facts to support their ‘theory.’”

Clendennen, wearing insignia that identified him as a member of the Scimitars Motorcycle Club, was captured on surveillance video on the Twin Peaks restaurant patio in Waco last May 17 when a deadly fight erupted between members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, the Cossacks Motorcycle Club and members of clubs allied with either the Bandidos or Cossacks, The Scimitars are allied with the Cossacks.

Knew Nothing

In a recorded interview with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Special Agent Michael McAnarney last May 17, Clendennen said: “He could not be a part of a big fight because he has four kids and a wife at home;” “he did not see who started the fight and could not identify which people engaged in any violence;” that “he was not carrying any firearms” and that he had only “a small pocket knife which was handed over to law enforcement.”

The case against Clendennen seems to boil down to an unsubstantiated accusation by his ex-wife’s lawyer that Clendennen “took a gun and a large knife that day to the Twin Peaks.”

Nine people were killed and 19 more were wounded in a brief bloody battle engaged in by some of the bikers. At least four and possibly five of the dead were killed by police. A few of the bikers at the scene that day behaved criminally. A few behaved courageously and admirably. Most people at the scene simply ran away from the fight. Clendennen has always maintained that he simply ran away.

Let God Sort ‘Em Out

According to Clendennen’s suit, “From approximately 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Defendants Stroman, Chavez, Reyna, and others met regarding the incident. Soon thereafter, investigators were informed that Defendants had decided to arrest all motorcyclists that met certain criteria, and to charge each with the offense of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.” Clendennen was one of those arrested and held on $1 million bond.

The defendants have already had 114 days to reply to Clendennen’s lawsuit or move for its dismissal. Stroman, Chavez and Reyna now have 151 days to reply to the suit. Broden agreed to the delay in a meeting with the defendant’s attorneys on February 25.

In his huffy decision to extend the deadline to reply to the complaint, Judge Sparks wrote: “Notwithstanding the undersigned has never seen a case in all his years that requires sixty days to answer a federal complaint or file a motion to dismiss, especially when there are so many lawyers who are representing the defendants, the Court reluctantly grants the motion because it is unopposed. It is the Court’s practice to grant unopposed motions, but it is noted for all counsel that a delay of two months results in a delay of at least four months in the designation of a trial date. The Court is now setting cases for January and February of 2018.”

In other words, the soonest Clendennen could now take his suit to trial would be in about two years.


28 Responses to “Waco Justice Further Delayed”

  1. david Says:

    ” Justice delayed IS justice DENIED ” — William E. Gladstone

  2. Steel Says:

    Simply more damn BS to cover the tracks of law enforcement. Reyna and his morons now get more time to cover up their wrongdoing. So much for justice being done in a timely manner. The corrupt wear shirts and ties or uniforms.



  3. Parsifal Says:

    Old court room ploy…. the longer the persecution waits the less the facts are straight, i.e. memories get foggy, details become questionable, EVIDENCE GETS LOST, apathy and complacency sets in. The smoke and mirrors will have done their work.

    If it wasn’t for the AGING REBEL, this would already be history.

  4. Phuquehed Says:

    Rope. Tree. Sparks and the rest of the corrupt ‘justice’ crew in Waco.

  5. BMW Says:

    I believe that there is no doubt that several LEO criminals conspired to violate the law and violate the civil rights of the attendees at the COC meeting that Sunday. I would argue that the only way that this convoluted concept was communicated to the Whaco Injustice Industry was through the ravings of a mentally ill ex-detective from the Midwest — Stevie the Cookiestealer Cook.

    Cook was in Whaco for a quasi religious seminar, in which he teaches LEO about his bizarre theories of American Bikers. Granted, the Whaco PD are capable of unusual and bizarre faith-based concepts of their own — particularly when they murdered several dozen children in deliberate violence -supposedly to protect those children from “child abuse”. Nut I see old Steve the Nutcase Cook as a guiding hand behind the mass arrests, perjurious affidavits, and crazy bail requests.

    I do think that the Whaco PD performed just as the defense attorneys suggest :coming together to planned conspiracy to violate civil rights –BEFORE ANY ILLEGAL ACTIVITY other than the LEO conspiracy, of course.

    Good work, Rebel, I believe this would have been swept under the rug if you had not kept people informed of problems here
    Thanks, too, to all who have kept the pressure on through phone calls, financial support, use of the electronic media and all the other efforts!



  6. ak rack Says:

    So why didn’t Broden oppose the delay?

  7. Paladin Says:

    Judge Sparks reluctantly extended the deadline because the motion was unopposed. I don’t and won’t presume to know the strategy of Clendennen or his attorney’s, but letting the motion stand unopposed does seem odd on the face of it.

    Long May You Ride (to those that deserve to),


  8. Meh Says:

    Are there any worthwhile videos of those “seminars”? Review could be useful to defense attorneys.

  9. david Says:

    Matt Clendennens Title 42 civil lawsuit is already won due to his possession of much factual evidence. Since he does not have to prove his allegations beyond a reasonable doubt, but merely by a preponderance of evidence in his favor, defendant Reyna and his many attorneys already realize their losing position, and are ONLY putting off their inevitable loss.

  10. swampy Says:

    I’m with Steel: This has become nothing less than covering-up corruption and denying justice just to save face.

  11. xplor Says:

    meh . There are sound bites and his reality tv series “Outlaw Country WGN america.” Be sure to buy a challenge coin / bottle opener.

  12. RtC Says:

    This seems evident proof that the Gov. has added “stupid drugs” to the food & water! Seems rather obvious that the “general populace” doesn’t care unless it happens to THEM! And then there is “xplor” posting here still. What more proof do you need?!


  13. Brad Milch Says:

    With the anniversary of the Twin Peaks massacre just two months away & no trial begun for any of the arrested & accused, it looks like the popcorn I bought last Thanksgiving to watch the trials (if televised) might go bad on me.
    Recalling the OJ trial, in which it was first rumored, and later reported as fact that Marcia Clark & Johnny Cochran were doing the nasty away from the courtroom, I was wondering who on the defense the Waco D.A. was most likely to hit on. One thing is certain: Reyna can’t dazzle anyone with his lawyer skills at trial if he stays hidden away in his office & never goes to trial for all those people arrested & accused in Waco last year.
    The wait must be excruciatingly painful for an investigative journalist like Rebel & he has my best thoughts & wishes at all times.

  14. Austin Says:

    Tommy witherspoon has been quite prolific. Good Job!

    ATF completes trace of guns from Twin Peaks shootout


  15. RLG Says:

    If they don’t plea out they can appeal. Too bad it will take 10 years.

  16. oregonloner Says:

    Just wait them out, and bleed the funds out same shit they are trying with the mongols case, sad our justice system has no answer to its own flaws just make them wait or make them poor. Fuck waco they roll tanks into kids and kill them, years later they ruin ppls lifes and demonize them.

  17. Fr. Abraham Says:

    Welcome to the Texas Just-Us system. The world’s biggest gang wears blue.

  18. E.C. Says:

    …….and an unsubstantiated claim from his EX-WIFE that he took weapons with him…..WTF? Go figure.

    Just remember, this can happen to any one of us at any time, just because we choose no to transport in a cage. Especially with their accomplices, the Urine Odor, rolling around.


    Ride free or die.

    Respect to AR and the Regs.

  19. Jim666 Says:

    This waiting game will tend to get very expensive, especially where regular working Joe`s are concerned.
    Seems to be the prosecution’s game plan .

  20. Phil Says:

    This is a perfect example of the result of Texas “justice” paired up with Federal “justice.”
    No justice for anybody.

    I’m surprised that nobody’s hammered the speedy trial argument more than they have, not that the judge would rule in your favor anyway. Apathy seems to be having the biggest effect in the proceedings.

  21. xplor Says:

    The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office  has simple cases that are 4 years old and still waiting for a court date. Abel will first have to prove a crime was committed and the speedy trial people had knowledge of it and were there to support it. This may all fall on the shoulders of the next District Attorney.

  22. rollinnorth Says:

    The Federal civil rights case is against the cops and persecutor Reyna for the mass arrests/charging fiasco, so no right to speedy trial.
    As for the delay, consider that as the criminal cases fall apart, the stronger the
    civil rights case becomes.

  23. Lost Cause Says:

    Abel’s term as DA will be up, cops involved will have retired, and likely some defendants will have spent their last dollar and taken their final breaths before the last trial is even slated. Their right to a speedy trial is as much of a joke as the Texas (in)justice system is. It’s unfortunate that the defense attorneys’ motions are mere drops of water in a much, much larger cesspool.

  24. zero Says:

    Fort Worth ain’t much better. Check out this shit.

    Just because they ride rice don’t mean they deserve this. I wonder if this pig moonlights with the IO.


  25. Ol'Goat Says:

    “Broden agreed to the delay in a meeting with the defendant’s attorneys on February 25”

    That is because Broden does not have his clients best interest at heart. Broden is just another ATTORNey who owes his ultimate allegiance to the court, and, of course, his country club buddies down the road in Waco. I bet Broden can harvest another 20-30k from clendennan in two years.

    Fuck ATTORNeys. Want justice? Then learn to stand the rule of law yourself in the face of the administrative state. Don’t know the law of the land in which you live? Then you deserve to get fucked by your ATTORNEY and have to wait two years to hear “case dismissed”. Broden saw Clenndennan coming. Wonder how much of Clendennan’s money Broden has pocketed thus far? An ATTORNey that can’t prevent a court from obtaining Subject Matter Jurisdiction in a victimless crime case is a useless motherfucker. Clenndennan: Fire that useless ATTORNey. He isn’t looking out for your best interest. Find and hire someone more knowledgeable in law that an ATTORNey. ATTORNey’s lack fundamental knowledge of law, constitution and jurisdiction. Mostly because the law schools requirements have changed over the past few decades.

  26. david Says:

    Attorneys, as other for-profit businessmen and women, are in BUSINESS to make a financial profit, not to do charity work.

    Stating the obvious only to emphasize the facts, the longer any case runs, the more profit which can be had.

  27. david Says:

    Attorneys are in a for-profit BUSINESS, not charity work.

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