The crooked city of Waco, the shady state of Texas and the corrupt Department of Justice have already proven how easy it can be to slander, falsely imprison and generally bully the scores of innocent bystanders who stumbled into the filming of their movie in the parking lot of the Waco Twin Peaks on May 17, 2015.
Many mistakes were made that day which is why all the villains – McLennan County DA Abelino Reyna, Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman, vigilante Justice of the Peace Walter H. “Pete” Peterson and so on – have stubbornly continued to exercise their Fifth Amendment rights to remain silent. Preeminent among the official mistakes, was allowing a braying jackass named Patrick Swanton to blame the debacle that left nine people dead on the Waco Twin Peaks franchise.
The franchise was owned by a corporation named Peaktastic Beverage, which in turn, is owned by a $500 million corporation named the Chalak Mitra Group. Blaming the Waco Twin Peaks for what happened twelve and a half months ago has always been like blaming Sushi for the attack on Pearl Harbor. But so far the villains have gotten away with it. Most of the Texas and national media have let the villains get away with it. When you are a $12,000 a year truck mechanic you can’t do a damned thing about the villains, the press or the slander. But when you are a half-billion dollar corporation you can.
After hearing Swanton’s line of horse feathers, six survivors of the Waco ambush and the company that owns the Twin Peaks chain sued the Waco franchise. The franchise hired a national law firm named Baker & Hostetler, and one of their attorneys, a fellow named James C. Winton, has been trying to pry open Waco’s big box of secrets for months. Tuesday, Winton filed two more subpoenas.
First Winton subpoenaed the “Custodian of Records for the Honorable W.H. Peterson, McLennan County Justice of the Peace,” and ordered whoever that might be to be deposed on June 15 in Waco and to produce “Writings or recordings, including but not limited to autopsy records, photographs, medical records, reports, autopsy reports, pathology reports, laboratory reports, toxicology reports, gunshot residue test reports and results, medical examiner’s reports, files, papers, notes, memoranda, corres-pondence, printouts of any type of data stored in electronic format, including email transmissions, and any other type of records and/or documentation contained in the file, whether generated from Your office or elsewhere, that refer, relate, or pertain to:” the nine men who died that day.
Criminal Investigations Division
Then Winton sent a subpoena to the “Custodian of Records, Texas Department of Public Safety, Criminal Investigations Division.”
The subpoena lists 19 allegations made in United States v. John Xavier Portillo, et al., a federal racketeering indictment of three Bandidos international officers unsealed last January, and demands that the Texas state police reveal when, if ever, they told the restaurant about those allegations. The subpoena also demands access to another 36 categories of documents that might shed some light on what police forces were at Waco on May 17, 2015 and what they thought they were doing there.
“Writings or Recordings that refer, relate, or pertain to any investigation of motorcycle clubs or bike nights at any other restaurant or other venue hosting “bike nights” in Texas during the period May 17, 2014 – May 17, 2015.”
“Writings or Recordings that refer, relate, or pertain to any investigation of the Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents, including but not limited to regional meetings in Texas during the period May 17, 2014 – May 17, 2015.”
“All Writings or Recordings that refer, relate, or pertain to the ‘support and investigation assistance’ provided to the Waco Police Department concerning the Incident.”
“Operations plan, tactical or otherwise, including notes from any preparatory meetings discussing the planning, staffing, overtime forces needed, assignments, location/deployment of officers, weapons to be used, emergency medical personnel assigned and on standby, and defensive measures to be used such as helmets/body armor, including but not limited to bulletproof vests.”
“Memorandum of understanding between You and the Waco Police Department.”
“All Writings, Recordings or other communication, including text, e-mail, and radio, between You or officers of any other Law Enforcement Agency or and any other personnel of any Law Enforcement Agency that refer, relate, or pertain to the Incident or
to the anticipated Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents meeting scheduled to occur at 1 p.m. on May 17, 2015 at Twin Peaks Waco.”
“All video and audio recording of any activity of the Bandidos, Cossacks, or other motorcycle clubs, gangs or organizations between April 1 and May 17, 2015.”
“All Writings and Recordings, including but not limited to field notes, reports, and MDT entries or logs, that refer, relate, or pertain to any visits made to Legends Cycles by Your personnel at any time between May 17, 2014 and May 17, 2015.”
“All Writings and Recordings that refer, relate, or pertain to social media postings of any of those arrested on charges of engaging in a criminal conspiracy in relation to the events of May 17, 2015 at Twin Peaks Waco or any of their immediate family, friends, or
The Twin Peaks ambush is a well of metaphors. This week it looks like a ragged shroud and the victims of what happened in Waco keep pulling, pulling, pulling at its many loose threads.