Weird Waco Hearing Tomorrow

February 7, 2018

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Weird Waco Hearing Tomorrow

A couple of lawyers who aren’t from Waco, and we know that for a fact, plan to publically cleanse the McLennan County courthouse of corruption tomorrow afternoon.

Those lawyers’ names are Brian Bouffard and David Conrad Beyer. They represent Cossacks Motorcycle Club members Jorge Daniel Salinas and Billy Jason McRee who were arrested after the Twin Peaks Mass Murder in May 2015 and charged with belonging to a conspiracy to participate in an affray. The official, legal view of the tragic event is that the Cossacks and the Bandidos Motorcycle Clubs agreed to rumble at the Twin Peaks. The Cossacks would later explain to a naïve, international press that all 70 of them were attacked by eight Bandidos. (Let that sink in for a minute. The Cossacks had a fake news campaign up and running within 72 hours. Not the Bandidos, who the Cossacks repeatedly tried to provoke. The Cossacks.) The actual evidence proves the Cossacks attacked the Bandidos when they tried to park. The official, legal view is that the Bandidos and the Cossacks and numerous witnesses arrested on scene are “codefendants.” The author of this official, legal view is the local, corrupt district attorney. His name is Abelino Reyna. And the local newspaper describes all the words in this paragraph as the ravings of a “Bandidos apologist.”

That Waco. The one the two out of town lawyers are about to cleanse.

Press Friendly

Whether they are right or wrong, Boufard and Beyer are friends of the press. They send out frequent, quotable press releases. They sent out one this morning announcing, among other things, their sincere belief that tomorrow they “will have a full and fair hearing before Judge Ralph Strother.”

Strother is one of the two judges who hear criminal cases in Waco, He is a patronizing, bald, pencil necked, sad looking man who has already been recused from four other Twin Peaks cases.

Last June, a defendant named George Bergman accused Strother of doing “everything in his power to accommodate the State’s wishes and turn them into realities.”

There were numerous arguments for Strother’s recusal then. For one thing he chose a Waco Police Detective named James Heard as the foreman of the grand jury that was originally chosen to indict the first hundred or so Twin Peaks defendants. Strother defended Heard’s appointment by publically wondering, “Who is better qualified in criminal law than somebody who practices it all the time?”

More Strother

Strother was accused of playing “musical chairs with the trial schedule so the District Attorney’s Office case can lead with the one it ‘wanted to go first.’” That case was Dallas Bandido Jake Carrizal’s. Carrizal was seen as the easiest victim against whom to secure a conviction. Reyna and Strother’s shared theory was that once they “did” Carrizal the other defendants would fall like dominos. On another occasion Strother ordered numerous Twin Peaks defendants to appear in his court so that prosecutors might more conveniently collect samples of their DNA.

And after Carrizal got a new and improved lawyer, Strother publicly advocated for a request by Reyna to indefinitely postpone any trials in the case until after the conclusion of a federal racketeering case against former Bandidos Motorcycle Club president Jeff Pike and former vice president John Portillo. In other words, Strother wanted all the defendants to remain in legal limbo until at least the third anniversary of the Mass Murder.

As it turned out, Carrizal’s went on trial last October and that fiasco ended with a hung jury in November. Reyna has announced he will retry Carrizal in April.


It gets much weirder.

The point of tomorrow’s hearing is “to disqualify McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna and his office,” the out of town lawyers write, “and to compel discovery of evidence, in the hands of Mr. Reyna and his employees, about Mr. Reyna’s corrupt political opportunism which resulted in the wrongful arrest and indictment of Mr. Salinas, Mr. McRee, and the vast majority of the 177 arrested motorcyclists in May of 2015.”

“Mr. Reyna is aware that we intend to call witnesses tomorrow including former First Assistant Greg Davis, former administrative assistant Julissa West, retired Waco Police Detective Sherry Kingrey, former special prosecutor Brittany Scaramucci, and current assistant district attorneys Michael Jarrett, Amanda Dillon, and Sterling Harmon. Mr. Reyna has called most of these witnesses liars in the press and in his campaign rhetoric – disparaging them and much of the press as ‘fake news’ to anyone still impressed by that – so Mr. Reyna will also be called to the stand tomorrow to testify, under oath and under penalty of perjury, why he thinks they’re the ones doing the lying. We welcome his testimony and the opportunity to examine him under oath.”

Of course, Strother, who was accused less than a year ago of doing “everything in his power to accommodate the State’s wishes and turn them into realities,” will decide if Reyna actually takes the stand.

De Leon v. Aguilar

Boufard and Beyer were not stuck with Strother. A case called De Leon v. Aguilar basically ruled that once a judge is recused for partiality he has to be recused from any case where the same partiality exists. So they could have asked that he be recused but instead Michael Jarret, Reyna’s highest ranking assistant, moved for Strother’s recusal.

In this morning’s release, Boufard and Beyer argue that Reyna’s office tried to remove good judge Strother from their client’s cases “at the last minute on January 22, resulting in the delay of this hearing. Last week, Visiting Judge Phillip Vick told them no. They are now out of options to further delay this testimony and evidence in open court.”

Boufard and Beyer seem convinced that they have just won the war.

But not every lawyer in Texas agrees. “It seems to me that the State managed to dupe the defense into arguing that Ralph Strother’s partiality was limited to the cases he already recused himself on, thereby preventing the other 70 bikers in his court from arguing that De Leon v. Aguilar requires his recusal on their cases,” another Texas lawyer said. “Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe the State really was grasping at straws to delay a nasty disqualification hearing. Time will tell.”

Everyone will know tomorrow whether Strother has turned over a new leaf.


30 Responses to “Weird Waco Hearing Tomorrow”

  1. Austin Says:

    Cheers to these guys “friends of the press”. Please continue the good work. Shining the light on this mess is the only way through. Continued Thanks to Rebel and all interested parties, and especially those who hit that donate button.

  2. Dutchboy Says:

    @ J Taylor,. I have noticed over the decades that name calling is the hallmark of a weak argument. Got facts? Verifiable facts? Bring them out. Got just your opinion? As the saying goes Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one and most are full of shit.

  3. Iron Rider Says:

    @ Jtaylor

    Well you ought to take your concerns up with a Bandido and see what that Bandido thinks of your opinion, I am sure you will get just the type of response due to someone with your opinion

  4. Iron Rider Says:

    Strothers impartial, yeah that’s a laugh. Strothers Reyna and Johnson have their heads so far up each other asses it isn’t even funny.

    One thing is for sure Strothers will look much like the fool Johnson did at the hands of Reyna and Co. As we saw repeatedly in the Carrizal trial with all the surprises that came up and the state constantly saying we gave them everything only to have more shit turn up that the defence never had seen, So hope old Ralph likes wearing those big clown shoes because they are one size fits all.

  5. Neuro Says:

    Red Wolf, you may be on to something here. He does sound just like Vinnie and does the exact same improper, spasmodic use of capitals. How is Connecticut Ed doing, J. ?

  6. Paladin Says:

    J Taylor Says:
    February 7, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    “I’ve ALWAYS considered the “bandidos” a bunch of Gutless Pussys and Cowards and other gutter dwelling scumbags with NO HONOR ,Intestinal Fortitude,Moral Character,GUTS,Respect,Devotion,Brotherhood or Camraderie especially when the shit hits the fan.”

    I’m convinced that anyone having to interact with you will ALWAYS come away having the very same opinion of you as you do the Bandidos. The difference is, their opinions will be valid.


  7. Hero Says:

    @ Kenny. Well said.

  8. Winter Storm Says:

    j taylor,
    So you have always “Considered” the BANDIDOS were cowards? That’s a bold statement behind that keyboard.. Have you ever “Considered” telling them that to their face? I expect not! That is probably the VERY LAST word anyone with common sense would call them. They may be a lot of things, but Coward aint it! You can feel free to test my theory the next time you run across 1 in your moms basement room she lets you live in. You damn sure will not go where they are. Your a piece of shit! Go away!!!

    Respects the the BANDIDOS, the Regulars here and the REBEL!!

  9. Kenny Says:

    Mr Taylor why what for? This is real time peoples lives and what u do is detract from what I believe this here site is for. To learn and maybe even teach clubs about whats coming. Calling names to people u dont even know isnt what this section is for! Thank u and have a nice day.

  10. Neuro Says:

    Known as JT ?

  11. Neuro Says:

    @J Taylor…are youse the famous custom painter from NorCal ? I guess the fumes really got to youse.

  12. D Says:

    Looks like they dumped another 13 cases today. What a crock of shit this was from the start. They’re gonna milk this out until public amnesia kicks in and none of the pigs get held accountable.
    If the justice department had any balls they’d have stepped in long ago and shut this mess down.
    J Taylor. Not sure what your life experience is. My own taught me not to do my dirty laundry in public. But I guess in keyboard land we all get to be a bad ass sometime.

  13. Lurch Says:

    Of course the nut-sacks (read NO BALLS) are going to get off scott free, they were the “IN” to pick a fight against the Bandidos. The nut-sacks knowingly allowed CIs and undercover agents to wear their rags. To me this puts the nut-sacks in the same level as the urin oder…. Lower than pond scum.

  14. Sieg Says:

    Careful, Redwolf…if he’s like Vinnie, he may have the Silver Star with V-device for valor, too!


  15. Paula Carroll Swann Says:

    The fact that the police are to de-escalate conflict, they knew there was a potential problem growing in their town. These people’s civil liberties lost in a cover up of 14 officer’s firing on American Citizens at a restaurant in a busy shopping center.
    The standard procedure to disburse a crowd is to flip on the sirens and drive up on them, Bucher & Jackson had a open driveway and tear gas to do just that. But they pulled out their AR-15’s and opened fire from across 2 parking. As the police planned for this even did a practice run the weekend before, and they choose to victimization of the victims.
    The state also held 11 officer’s weapons from ballistic testing, we will never know who all those 11 officer’s shot.

  16. RtC Says:

    J Taylor, did you change your name from Vinnie 1″er? Same kind of douchebag
    writing & bull shit spewing as that wasted little cocksucker.
    Fuckin’ key-board tuff guy wouldn’t dare come out of momma’s basement.
    FOESAD you punk cunt.

    RESPECTS to the REAL & especially Rebel
    Redwolf the Conchoman

  17. rw Says:

    I wonder if any of these had civil suits filed ?

  18. TX_Biker Says:

    Let the dismissals begin.

  19. James W Crawford Says:

    When the prosscutors subpoenead the Bandidos to appear in court so that the prosecutors could collect DNA samples, did the prosecutors spit or swallow?

  20. PricersTexas Says:

    The chips are starting to fall

  21. Rojas Says:

    “Prosecutors will seek to dismiss charges against more than 20 bikers arrested after the deadly May 2015 shootout at Waco’s Twin Peaks restaurant, sources with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday.

    The sources, who requested anonymity, said the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office will ask a state district judge to dismiss charges against 13 bikers indicted for engaging in organized crime and will drop charge against eight others who weren’t indicted.”

  22. Shovelhead Says:

    J Taylor,
    Who’s the Coward here? Having a temper tantrum about a whole club online is pretty telling, don’t ya think?

    Maybe you should confront your fears and find a Bandit to express your feelings too. You can even pick the smallest one if you want.
    Let all of us know how you make out!

  23. Stevo Says:

    Tommy Jr,

    Taylor is a punk


  24. Hero Says:

    I think those two attorneys are in a river in Egypt I believe it’s called denial.

  25. Tommy Jr. Says:

    @J Taylor

    You seem a bit like a cop trying to bait Bandits into making some retaliation type of response? It wont work. The club hasn’t been around for more than 50 years by accident. Red and gold aren’t fools.

  26. david Says:

    With the shear volume of shit spewing from the persecutions’ multiple mouths, might take another 4 days of continuous rain, with flooding, to wash their lying shit out of town.

  27. LBB Says:

    doesnt look like Reyna will be taking the stand tomorrow.

  28. Old & Jaded Says:

    “The point of tomorrow’s hearing is “to disqualify McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna and his office,” the out of town lawyers write, “and to compel discovery of evidence, in the hands of Mr. Reyna and his employees, about Mr. Reyna’s corrupt political opportunism which resulted in the wrongful arrest and indictment of Mr. Salinas, Mr. McRee, and the vast majority of the 177 arrested motorcyclists in May of 2015.”

    Every time I think this can’t get any stranger…The State of Texas needs to drop this FUBAR mess. It’s leading nowhere at a slow rate of speed but is still weighing on the many folks wrongly arrested. I wonder what the tab for tax payers is so far for all their prosecutorial brilliance? Appreciate the update, Rebel.

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