This might be a good week for McLennan County, Texas District Attorney Abelino Reyna to stop telling laughable lies and start telling the truth about what happened before, during and after the brawl in the parking lot of the Waco Twin Peaks restaurant last May 17.
Monday at 9 p.m. in both the Eastern and Pacific Time Zones, CNN will air an hour long special titled “Biker Brawl: Inside The Texas Shootout.” The program was written by CNN correspondent Ed Lavandera and veteran journalist Ann O’Neill who is now a part of CNN’s Enterprise Team in Los Angeles. The show will be anchored by Lavandera.
In the last year the cable network’s coverage of the tragedy has often been seen sensational and deferential to police. Monday’s program should be at least slightly more skeptical of official accounts.
The official news release for the special report reads:
“On May 17, 2015, a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas was the site of one of the deadliest brawls in American outlaw biker history. The shootout between the Bandidos and Cossacks motorcycle clubs left nine men dead and several dozen wounded. Investigators confiscated 480 weapons and arrested 177 bikers.
“A year after the deadly battle, the CNN Special Report Biker Brawl: Inside the Texas Shootout investigates exactly what happened through graphic surveillance video, dramatic dash cam footage, crime scene photos and investigative documents – much of it obtained exclusively by CNN.
“In the hour-long special, CNN’s Ed Lavandera gains exclusive access to major figures of the Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs – including Jeff Pike, President of the Bandidos, who is currently under federal indictment, and key members of both the Cossacks and Bandidos involved in the shootout.”
The anniversary of the Twin Peaks ambush is Tuesday.