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The Horror

October 19, 2017

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The Horror

Nothing much happened today in the trial of Christopher Jacob Carrizal, the Dallas Bandido that McLennan County prosecutors are trying to blame for the berserk bloodbath in the parking lot of the Waco Twin Peaks parking lot at about half past noon on May 17, 2015. Nothing much ever happens. The trial enters its eighth […]

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The Blamed And The Blameless

October 18, 2017

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The Blamed And The Blameless

The prosecution in the first Twin Peaks Biker Brawl Trial presented most of its case late yesterday and today. Typically, because the prosecution is not artful but clumsy, it interrupted its own narrative to try to vilify the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, a living, breathing artifact of the Vietnam era, as a “criminal street gang.” The […]

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Waco Swat Speaks

October 17, 2017

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Waco Swat Speaks

Day five of the maddeningly slow Jake Carrizal trial in Waco ended with a cliff hanger, like the previous four days. The day began with testimony from a polite, professional, retired cop named James Owens who used to work in the Waco police computer forensics lab. He was a consummate government employee. He took meticulous […]

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Carrizal’s Defense Won Today

October 16, 2017

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Carrizal's Defense Won Today

Houston lawyer Casie Gotro shook a lime tree last Friday. Today she made margaritas. She was late to court as she often is. Her client, Dallas Bandido Jake Carrizal, sat at the lawyer’s table all alone. One of the prosecutors, Michael Jarrett, glanced at his watch and smirked. The judge, Matt Johnson, glared at an […]

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Unsolved Mysteries Of Waco

October 15, 2017

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Unsolved Mysteries Of Waco

The defense in the trial of Dallas Bandido Christopher Jacob “Jake” Carrizal may start its rebuttal of the accusations against him this week, When the defense finally gets its turn, three mysteries, one old and two new, might be solved. The old mystery is why the security guards the Twin Peaks restaurant hired never showed […]

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Sprawling Twin Peaks Case

October 14, 2017

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Sprawling Twin Peaks Case

The litigation surrounding the Twin Peaks Biker Brawl in May 2017 continues to coalesce like a black hole. The big pieces are: The trial of Christopher Jacob Carrizal in Waco; an additional 191 unresolved criminal cases; various motions and inquiries related to the criminal cases – like the recusal motions in and the recent inquiry […]

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The New, New Improved Dialogical Saloon

October 14, 2017

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The New, New Improved Dialogical Saloon

If it was just up to me, I would not have deleted the “The New Improved Dialogical Saloon.” It would still be up. However it offended the great god Google, for whom we will all soon work, because it violated the following Google Adsense guidelines: “As stated in our program policies, sites displaying Google ads […]

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Down Goes Gotro

October 13, 2017

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Down Goes Gotro

The defense of Dallas Bandido Christopher Jacob Carrizal punched itself in the face today. Aurora, Colorado “motorcycle gang expert” Doug Pearson was on the stand at the time. Pearson began his testimony, and his accompanying PowerPoint presentation, yesterday. Carrizal’s defense attorney, Casie Gotro objected to numerous elements of the presentation and complained that it had […]

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Passive Aggressive Prosecution

October 12, 2017

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Passive Aggressive Prosecution

The sound of the first Twin Peaks trial is the sound of whispers and snickers like rustling leaves; after the jury has been led to wherever the jury goes when it goes away; and the judge and the defendant and six or eight lawyers kidnap the court reporter to make a permanent record of their […]

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Koz Is In The Building

October 12, 2017

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Koz Is In The Building

Too much happened at the trial of Dallas Bandido Christopher Jacob Carrizal in Waco, Texas today to fully report here now. You will just have to wait a month for the book. The lesser news is that the case finally has a jury. After another four hours and 25 excruciating minutes of voir dire the […]

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Still No Waco Jury

October 10, 2017

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Still No Waco Jury

After two days of voir dire, which in Waco is pronounced so as to rhyme with tire fire, there is still no jury in the Jake Carrizal case, just one-hundred-forty-something potential jurors. There were 151 potential jurors this morning at 9 a.m. That number dwindled during the five hours and 40 minutes the prosecution took […]

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Owen Reeves Phone

October 9, 2017

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Owen Reeves Phone

There was a pretrial hearing in Bandido Jake Carrizal’s case in Judge Matt Johnson’s courtroom this afernoon. There weren’t many surprises. Prosecutor Michael Jarrett has subpoenaed 450 witnesses and he refuses to say which ones will actually testify. Some of them, he insists, may be rebuttal witnesses. Casie Gotro, Carrizal’s very irritated defense attorney, is […]

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Reyna Under Investigation

October 9, 2017

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Reyna Under Investigation

Last Friday, a state judge in Dallas named Teresa Hawthorne “found probable cause to believe that” either the elected McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna or Waco Police Detective Manuel Chavez committed perjury or aggravated perjury at a hearing held in the Twin Peaks’ cases on August 8. Dallas attorney Clint Broden (photo above) had […]

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