Archive | November, 2015

Cops To Go Nuts

November 30, 2015

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Cops To Go Nuts

This is the season that drives outlaw biker experts nuts. Next month will mark the 42nd anniversary of the first two biker toy runs in Los Angeles and Bergen, New Jersey. At the time, a gang detective told the Los Angeles Times, “I suppose Hitler did some good things, too.” The song has never changed. […]

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An Appeal To American Journalists

November 23, 2015

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An Appeal To American Journalists

The first words in the supreme law of this nation are “We the people.” Power in our country resides with the people and not with the administrators of our public affairs. In order to ensure that the people’s power continued to reside with the people our founders broke our government into three parts called the […]

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Abel Reyna’s Safe Space

November 20, 2015

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Abel Reyna's Safe Space

Not even the Waco Tribune-Herald can tease McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna (see video below) out of his safe space. “Safe space” became the official, trending buzzword this month after student protesters at the University of Missouri in Columbia declared that an encampment they had set up was a “safe space,” and therefore a […]

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Here Come The Lawsuits

November 18, 2015

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Here Come The Lawsuits

Five defendants in the Twin Peaks Massacre case filed suit for false arrest in the Austin Division of the federal Western District of Texas yesterday. The complaint names Waco Police Chief  Brent Stroman, Waco Police Detective Manuel Chavez, McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna and an as yet unnamed employee of the Texas Department of […]

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Looney In A Hurry

November 17, 2015

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Looney In A Hurry

Paul Looney, the Houston lawyer who is representing a Cossacks Motorcycle Club member named Cody Ledbetter against a charge of engaging in organized criminal activity, dared 19th State District Court Judge Ralph Strother to knock the chip off his shoulder yesterday. Simultaneously, Dane Schiller of the Houston Chronicle published an 830 word feature about the […]

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Fill In The Blanks Indictments

November 16, 2015

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Fill In The Blanks Indictments

The McLennan County grand jury that indicted 106 people in just under ten hours last week used fill in the blanks indictments similar to the fill in the blanks criminal complaints that were used to arrest the defendants in the first place. The indictments charge at least some of the defendants with murder and assault […]

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Waco Goes All In

November 11, 2015

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Waco Goes All In

A McLennan County grand jury indicted 106 people yesterday on criminal charges for their alleged actions during a brief, intensely violent riot last May 17 at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco Texas. Ninety-seven of the accused were named and they were all indicted for “engaging in organized criminal activity,” a Texas law that allows […]

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I’ll Be Back

November 11, 2015

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I'll Be Back

Rebel is taking a nap. I’ll be back in a few days. Happy Veterans Day.

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Waco Indictments Returned

November 10, 2015

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Waco Indictments Returned

A twelve person grand jury in Waco, Texas today rubber stamped 106 indictments against defendants arrested after the Twin Peaks Massacre last May. The number of indictments equals the number of cases the panel was presented today by McLennan County prosecutors Abelino “Abel” Reyna, Michael Jarrett and Amanda Dillon. Theoretically, the grand jury proceedings are […]

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Motorcycle Club Sues For Slander

November 10, 2015

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Motorcycle Club Sues For Slander

News outlets and publishers almost always consider police sources to be impeccable, which is how Jay Dobyns and “Charles Falco” wound up becoming national heroes. But a slander lawsuit filed November 4 by a Seattle attorney named Michael Myers on behalf of the Resurrection Motorcycle Club challenges the reasonableness of that assumption. The suit is […]

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Cincinnati Versus Iron Horsemen

November 9, 2015

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Cincinnati Versus Iron Horsemen

Last Friday the city of Cincinnati filed a nuisance lawsuit that is intended to shut down the Iron Horsemen Motorcycle Club’s clubhouse at 3609 West 8th Street. The building used to be a biker bar named Vic’s Brew and Cue, The Iron Horsemen moved in last June and Cincinnati has been trying to force the […]

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The Sturgis Lawsuit

November 5, 2015

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The Sturgis Lawsuit

Last Friday, an eight person federal jury in Rapid City, South Dakota ordered retailer Walmart and a Rapid City souvenir shop called  Rushmore Photo and Gifts to pay the nonprofit Sturgis Motorcycle Rally corporation $790,000 in damages for trademark infringement. The suit, which was filed in June 2011, has featured extensive lawyering, a countersuit and […]

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Pedophiles, Con Men And Bikers

November 4, 2015

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Pedophiles, Con Men And Bikers

A report on organized crime in the Australian state of Queensland has concluded that the Australian war on motorcycle clubs has impeded the enforcement of laws against other crimes, particularly child molestation and fraud. The 582 page report, called the Byrne Report after its principal author Michael Byrne, was published on October 30. It is […]

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