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David Martinez Is Still Innocent

July 29, 2015

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David Martinez Is Still Innocent

David Martinez, a Mongols Motorcycle Club member who is accused of fatally shooting Pomona Swat officer Shaun Diamond in the early morning hours of October 28, 2014 is innocent. He has always been innocent. He didn’t do it. But he has been the victim of nine months of pro-police propaganda so it is now questionable […]

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Mongols Nation Conclusion Nears

July 28, 2015

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Mongols Nation Conclusion Nears

Expect the Mongols Nation case to be dismissed by Judge David O. Carter next Monday afternoon. A hearing on the dismissal is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Carter’s courtroom in the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse in Santa Ana, California. The case has attracted national attention. At issue is the question of whether the […]

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Swanton Running For Sheriff

July 28, 2015

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Swanton Running For Sheriff

Just when you think the aftermath of the Twin Peaks Massacre can’t get weirder, it does. Waco police spokesman W. Patrick Swanton is running for McLennan County Sheriff. Swanton spent three full days in the world spotlight last May after nine men were killed, 18 were hospitalized and 177 more had their lives ruined following […]

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The Pagans Menace

July 27, 2015

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The Pagans Menace

Earlier today, a reporter named Abby Haglage who covers “diseases, drugs, and comedians” for The Daily Beast, published an article titled “The Motorcycle Gang Behind Philly’s Biggest Pill Mill.” It is a great headline. Nothing grabs people’s attention like the phrase “motorcycle gang.” But the headline is grossly misleading. Haglage’s amateurishly sourced story is twisted […]

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Death By Cop

July 25, 2015

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Death By Cop

The British daily newspaper The Guardian began a project called “The Counted” on June 1 to document every American killed by police this year, “monitor their demographics and to tell the stories of how they died.” The Washington Post has also begun a similar, unnamed project. In a June 30 story, the Post reported that […]

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Press Sends Waco A Message

July 24, 2015

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Press Sends Waco A Message

This afternoon, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 15 additional organizations devoted to professional journalism filed an Amici Curiae, or Friends of the Court, brief  with the Court of Appeals for the Tenth District of Texas n behalf of a motion to lift the gag order imposed June 30 by Judge Matt […]

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The Waco Due Process Dance

July 23, 2015

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The Waco Due Process Dance

How all of Waco must laugh at the Constitution. How all its bolo tied mandarins must giggle at the men who have died and suffered in the last 240 years for the silly notion that the natural condition of man is to be free. This morning, a mere 47 days after Dallas Attorney Clint Broden […]

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George Christie TV

July 22, 2015

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George Christie TV

George Christie got his television show. According to Christie’s website, “The History Channel is airing a six-part series that spans 30 years of George’s life as a leading voice in the notorious outlaw motorcycle club, the Hells Angels. The Outlaw Chronicles is a captivating series that shares George’s insights to this unique world and introduces […]

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Groff Charged In Focht’s Death

July 22, 2015

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Groff Charged In Focht's Death

Three people have been charged with misdemeanors in the aftermath of the death of Tonya M. Focht on June 19 in Lower Heidelberg Township, Pennsylvania. Wayne “Mo” Ritchie, Sergeant at Arms for the Reading, Pennsylvania chapter of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club is charged with disorderly conduct as is IOMC Reading chapter member Timothy “Munch” […]

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Anti-Ethanol Petition

July 22, 2015

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Anti-Ethanol Petition

As of this morning, 25,151 people have signed the American Motorcyclist Association’s online petition protesting the Environmental Protection Agencies proposal to increase the percentage of gasoline sold in America that is 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethyl alcohol. Ethanol is not healthy for V-Twin motorcycle engines and other mechanically simple things. Alcohol has less […]

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Waco And American History

July 21, 2015

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Waco And American History

The Atlantic, which was founded in 1857 and is one of America’s most revered print journals, published a brief essay by staff writer Conor Friedersdorf this morning titled “Waco Is Suppressing Evidence That Could Clear Innocent Bikers.” It is about time. So far, the infuriating coverup of the Twin Peaks Massacre in Waco on May […]

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Mongols Nation Case Forever

July 21, 2015

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Mongols Nation Case Forever

Christopher Brunwin and Stephen R. Welk made a token effort to stop the inevitable dismissal of the Mongols Nation racketeering case yesterday. It is obvious from the motion they filed that they don’t expect to win. The document is 58 pages and 17,266 words long. It cites 70 federal cases, 28 federal rules and statues, […]

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Discovering Waco

July 20, 2015

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Discovering Waco

Last Friday, 62 days after the worst incidence of biker violence in history, McLennan County District Judge Ralph Strother gave prosecutors another 30 days to disclose their evidence in the case to defense attorneys. A week before, Strother had named a Waco police detective involved in the investigation foreman of the grand jury that will […]

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Eric Buell Racing Auction

July 20, 2015

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Eric Buell Racing Auction

If you really love motorcycles and you happen to win the lottery tonight your dreams could come true tomorrow. The small but important, American motorcycle manufacturer Eric Buell Racing will be sold at auction Tuesday in East Troy, Wisconsin. The assets to be liquidated include the company’s inventory, its supply of parts and its intellectual […]

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Unarrested Number Four

July 18, 2015

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Unarrested Number Four

Keith Rodgers, a 42-year-old electrician from Houston’s northern suburbs, took a nice, long motorcycle ride on May 17. He rode to a restaurant named the Twin Peaks in Waco.  It was about 170 miles. It took him longer than he had expected to get back home. “I’m an independent rider,” Rodgers said. “I’ve never been […]

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