October 14, 2017

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The New, New Improved Dialogical Saloon

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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October 13, 2017

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Down Goes Gotro

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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October 12, 2017

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Passive Aggressive Prosecution

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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October 12, 2017

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Koz Is In The Building

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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October 10, 2017

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Still No Waco Jury

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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October 9, 2017

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Owen Reeves Phone

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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October 9, 2017

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Reyna Under Investigation

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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October 9, 2017

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Waco Jury Selection Begins

Waco Jury Selection Begins

Lawyers for both sides in the first Twin Peaks Biker Brawl trial began winnowing the jurors they want from the jurors they don’t this morning. Christopher Jacob Carrizal, a Bandido from Dallas goes on trial here this week. The prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Michael Jarrett, and defense attorney Casie Gotro might actually get around to […]

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October 6, 2017

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No Bail For Flamethrower Pagan

No Bail For Flamethrower Pagan

Pagans Motorcycle Club member Anthony Corraro was ordered held without bail yesterday by Judge Joseph Oxley in State Superior Court in Freehold, New Jersey. Corraro is a firearms and gardening enthusiast who is charged with second-degree attempted possession of destructive devices, fourth-degree possession of armor penetrating bullets and fourth-degree possession of firearm silencers – all […]

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October 4, 2017

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Satire Proof Waco Day 872

Satire Proof Waco Day 872

Paul Looney, the attorney for Waco Biker Brawl indictee Cody Ledbetter, will file a motion tomorrow in McLennan County’s 19th District Court, to disqualify the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office from Ledbetter’s case and demanding the recall of discovery and the deletion of electronic files. “Mr. Ledbetter had pictures and/or videos of himself and his […]

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October 3, 2017

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Sometimes Nobody Wins

Sometimes Nobody Wins

Two men in Lake County, Illinois got into an argument on the road about 7:30 p.m. Saturday near the Six Flags Great America Amusement Park north of Chicago. Police described the argument as a “traffic altercation.” Thirty-six-year-old Ramon Quiroz was driving a 1999 Ford Escort. Fourty-six-year-old Michael P. Abbinanti was riding a 1997 Harley-Davidson. Near […]

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October 2, 2017

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Another Waco Judge Recused

Another Waco Judge Recused

Waco Judge Matt Johnson has disqualified himself from presiding over the trial of former Scimitars Motorcycle Club member Matthew Clendennen. Clendennen, who was present at but who does not appear to have participated in the Twin Peaks Biker Brawl on May 17, 2015 is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, His trial is scheduled […]

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September 30, 2017

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Alleged Mongols Bust

Alleged Mongols Bust

According to Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado of the Fresno Bee, “two men allegedly linked to the Mongols Motorcycle Club gang” were arrested yesterday in Visalia, California. Visalia is in California’s Central Valley between Fresno and Bakersfield and about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Bee reports that police searched the homes of James Earl Melo […]

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