Waco Day 517

October 14, 2016

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Waco Day 517

McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna has been lying about the Twin Peaks biker brawl since it happened.

This morning Dallas lawyer Clint Broden, who has been sparring with Reyna for the last 16 months entered a pleading, or less formally a statement of facts, into a motion hearing in Waco. Well at least some of it was fact.

Today’s hearing was about whether Reyna should be compelled to withdraw from prosecuting the cases against more than 150 people who were arrested after nine people died at what was supposed to be a Sunday afternoon, bikers rights brunch. The pleading was titled “Inconsistencies in the Sworn Testimony of McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna.”

Reyna either lied or “mis-spoke” during a hearing on August 8. If you take the time to read the 310 page transcript of that hearing you might be inclined to think Reyna was just lying.

Manny Diaz

For example, according to Reyna, Waco police Detective Manuel Chavez had “a lot of the input” in drafting the “cookie cutter” arrest warrant affidavits  that gave the appearance of legality to the arrest of 177 people who had previously been classified as “witnesses.”

During the August 8 hearing, Reyna spoke in great detail about how the affidavits were Chavez’ idea.

“That’s what I was telling you about the hole from communication” Reyna told Broden under oath. “There was a gap in communication between what was going on at Twin Peaks and what was going on at the convention center. And I remember getting the affidavit and it was, I believe, a draft somewhat of it. And I remember the draft made its way to Manny Diaz – I mean, Manny Chavez. And Manny said something like – to the effect of, this looks good. But I, at that point in time, I cautioned him and told him, Manny, you need to read every single line and word in this affidavit and if you cannot swear to it, then you need to go back out there and get on the phone and call the people at Twin Peaks and make for sure that you can swear to everything in this affidavit. And I…I  told him that and I stressed it to him. And he says, no, okay, I will. And I said, that’s a draft. We’re working on it. You better make sure that you can swear to everything in that affidavit. And you need to go back out there and talk to the people at Twin Peaks. You need to talk to the people that had the intel leading up to it, the people that were…that were sitting out there watching these guys try to kill each other. You need to know every single bit of it. And he said, I will, I will.”

Manny Chavez

Reyna’s recollection is wonderfully detailed. It also contradicts every other official account of who wanted to arrest all those people. It even contradicts Chavez’ testimony in the same hearing.  Chavez was asked, “Okay. Did you read over a draft or a final copy?”

Chavez said, “It was the final copy.”

“And do you ever recall Mr. Reyna saying words to the effect, now, Mr. Chavez, you need to make sure that everything in here is true and I need you to call people and make sure it’s true before you sign your name because you’re signing your name? Did any conversation like that take place?”

And Chavez answered “I never spoke to Mr. Reyna that night.”

Lawyers

Broden entered his pleading twice today. The first one was by far the more interesting of the two. Broden appended what he identified as the records for Reyna’s cell phone for May 17, 2015. Unfortunately, the records detailed Reyna’s cell calls on the first anniversary of the brawl – on May 17, 2016. The header of the document said Reyna’s Verizon 28-page bill was due on July 5, 2016.

The mistake clearly flustered Broden.

In a motion to strike the first pleading, Broden explained to the judge, “This pleading also purported to note inconsistencies with the testimony of Mr. Reyna and his phone records which were procured by subpoena. It was subsequently learned that the defendants mistakenly subpoenaed phone records for May 15, 2016 and not May 15, 2017. Consequently there is currently no evidence that Mr. Reyna’s phone records were contrary to his testimony (although the inconsistencies between his testimony and the testimony of the other witnesses remains blatant).

“Consequently, Defendant Matthew Clendennen and Ray Nelson move to strike the original pleading styled Inconsistencies in the Sworn Testimony of Mclennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna. In connection with this Motion to Strike, they will file a separate pleading styled Amended Inconsistencies in the Sworn Testimony of McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna which has removed the section regarding the phone records.”

Actually counselor, May 15, 2017 hasn’t happened yet. What you are looking for are the records for that day in 2015.

The screams you hear are that of a paralegal being beaten in Dallas. And about 190 defendants in Texas.

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12 Responses to “Waco Day 517”

  1. Griz's Gal Says:

    Well, guys, it’s pretty much what we expected. Nepotism is still at work in Waco. Reyna just can’t do any wrong there!

    http://www.wacotrib.com/news/twin-peaks-biker-shooting/judge-denies-motion-to-disqualify-reyna-from-twin-peaks-shootout/article_5af5477c-d701-5cec-bc6c-7fdbe4448965.html

    GG

  2. FF Says:

    LOL Reyna throwing Diaz under the bus. What a punk ass bitch.

  3. James Crawford Says:

    Re Nuke n Pave Dave:

    Not only dobthey have to take their shoes off to count past 10, they have to pull their pants down to count pwst 20 and even then they can only count to 20&1/2.

  4. Mercyful Fate Says:

    The pieces of shit responsible for staging this travesty should be drawn and quartered – every last one of them.

    Fuck Waco, indeed.

  5. Brad H Says:

    I would think this funny, if entire cases weren’t thrown out of court for typographical errors.

    What a complete travesty this has become.

    FTf
    FTp
    Oh yeah, Fuck waco

  6. xplor Says:

    Hats off to Clint Broden!

    He is getting the District Attorney Abelino Reyna to admit that there are other agents provocateurs involved.

    Like the lunch time crowd at Twin peaks, poor abel was the victim of someone else’s plot.

  7. Jim Jones Says:

    Sounds like a scene from the new movie: Dumb and dumber in Waco!

  8. Potmetal Says:

    As has been the case time and again, reality truly is stranger than fiction.

  9. Shyster Says:

    Abelino, suicide is your only solution you piece of shit. It’s never too late. Do it but don’t fuck it up. Aim for the back of your lying mouth.

    Shyster

  10. Nihilist Says:

    Diaz, Chavez, what the fuck ever. What year is it? Ahh fuck it, you know what I mean. It’s just a pinche affidavit. Let’s just get this over with, I’m pretty sure these fuckers are guilty.

  11. Nuke n' Pave Dave Says:

    Does this bunch have to take their shoes off to count past ten? If no, will they swear to it?

  12. Bone Head Says:

    There’s what, 2 or 3 other of the so-called authorities that disagree on record with Reyna’s account of what happened that night?

    Did Reyna made these statements under oath?

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