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Houston Cold Case

July 25, 2016

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Houston Cold Case

A cinematic cold case dripping nuance and irony has been unfolding in Houston and in Ohio for a month. Long ago in the golden age of disco, on November 3, 1979, at 2:30 in the morning in the parking lot of a then famous nightclub near the Astrodome called the Dome Shadows, a couple of […]

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Reyna Comes Unhinged

July 20, 2016

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Reyna Comes Unhinged

Abelino Reyna, the McLennan County District Attorney told Texas Lawyer Staff reporter Miriam Rozen yesterday that he is “flattered” by court filings that liken him to a pathetic gambler. Two motions filed Monday by Dallas lawyer Clint Broden on behalf of Matthew Clendennen and Burton George Bergman – both defendants in the bizarre and tragic […]

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Blood In The Water

July 19, 2016

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Blood In The Water

Dallas attorney Clint Broden continues to carve up McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna like a shark carving up a whale. Yesterday, Broden filed a motion on behalf of two of his clients, Matthew Clendennen and Burton George Bergman, to recuse the McClennan County District Attorneys Office from any further involvement in the Twin Peaks […]

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Biker Volunteers

July 18, 2016

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Biker Volunteers

There is a whiff of civil war in the air. Just like the last time, many innocents are eager to volunteer. The lead recruiter yesterday was Chris Cox, a 47-year-old chainsaw artist and the founder and spokesman for an idea whose time has apparently come called “Bikers For Trump.” The Republican national Convention starts today […]

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Gypsy Jokers Denied Bail

July 15, 2016

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Gypsy Jokers Denied Bail

Calling the evidence against three Gypsy Joker Motorcycle Club members accused of murder a “jigsaw puzzle,” Multnomah County Circuit Judge Gregory Silver yesterday denied club members Mark Leroy Dencklau, Earl Devearl Fisher and Tiler Evan Pribbernow bail. Silver said that “no single piece of evidence that was determinative” in his decision, Each of the three […]

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Gypsy Joker Murder Case

July 14, 2016

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Gypsy Joker Murder Case

The local press is having a field day with a sensational murder case involving members of the Gypsy Joker Motorcycle Club in Portland, Oregon. Former club member Robert Lee “Bagger Bobby” Huggins’ bloodied and broken body was discovered by loggers in Ridgefield, Oregon on July 1, 2015. His skull, leg and one rib were broken; […]

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Mongols Nation Case Goes On

July 13, 2016

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Mongols Nation Case Goes On

The Mongols Nation Case lurched back to life Monday. In a gasping, mendacious, 44-page appeal Eileen M. Decker, the United States Attorney for the Central District of California – which is to say the federal district with jurisdiction over 22 million American citizens and some great number of alien residents in Southern and Central California […]

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The List Is Out

July 12, 2016

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The List Is Out

Every year or so, the Commanding General of Camp Pendleton in San Diego County issues a general order that lists “outlaw motorcycle gangs” the command staff  believes pose “a criminal and security threat; inhibits the mission” of the base; “interfere with the loyalty, morale, good order, and discipline of” Camp Pendleton; “and discredit the reputation […]

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Vietnam Vet? Like Travel?

July 12, 2016

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Vietnam Vet? Like Travel?

Now that your ears have finally stopped ringing from that unfortunate episode with that claymore that time at Landing Zone Hard Times in the Happy Valley, your Vietnam experiences may finally be starting to pay off. Rachael Heaton-Armstrong, a senior producer with the British production company Pilot Guides is looking for Vietnam Veterans who live […]

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Updating The David Martinez Case

July 11, 2016

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Updating The David Martinez Case

When the story of the fatal Swat raid on a house on North San Marino Avenue in San Gabriel, California broke 623 days ago, it appeared to most people to be an open and shut case. In the last 21 months it has lost that kind of clarity. When Pomona Swat officer Shaun Diamond died […]

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The Lara Murder

July 9, 2016

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The Lara Murder

The sizzle in the federal superseding indictment of four members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club filed Wednesday afternoon, is the accusation that former club vice president John Portillo and a, so far secret accomplice, “aided and abetted by other Bandidos OMO members and associates, murdered Robert Lara in Atascosa County, Texas, within the Western District […]

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Superseding Bandidos Indictment

July 8, 2016

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Superseding Bandidos Indictment

There remains an “ongoing investigation…being conducted by the FBI, DEA and Texas DPS together with the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, New Braunfels Police Department, Seguin Police Department, San Antonio Police Department, Bexar County Sheriff’s Department, Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department, and the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office” into real and imagined […]

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The Dragon Kills Again

July 7, 2016

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The Dragon Kills Again

There is an unforgiving stretch of road in Tennessee near the North Carolina State line called the Dragon or, just as often, the Tail of the Dragon. Officially the road is U.S. Highway 129. The Dragon is an 11-mile stretch of 129 adjacent to the Little Tennessee River south of Knoxville. That stretch features 318 […]

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