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For Vicarious Psychopaths

September 21, 2017

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For Vicarious Psychopaths

The motorcycle outlaw frontier has become a hustle where myth, profit and prison all collide. Take, for example, the literary career of sometime poet, sometime prosecutor, sometime true crime author Kerrie Droban and some of the straw men she has dressed up in hackneyed tales like worn out clothes – extra special agent Jay Dobyns, […]

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Texas Prosecutorial Games

September 19, 2017

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Texas Prosecutorial Games

Earlier today, about an hour after Bandido Motorcycle Club member Christopher Jacob Carrizal was assigned an October 9 trial date in state court in Waco, Texas, Assistant United States Attorney Eric Fuchs told The Associated Press in San Antonio that accused murderers and former Bandidos Johnny “Downtown Johnny” Romo, Robert Romo, James “Kronic” Benavidez and […]

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The Friendlier North Korea

September 15, 2017

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The Friendlier North Korea

Waco is a pretty friendly place. I arrived with at least a half dozen friends and only a couple of real enemies. Despite my best efforts to even that up, I probably still left with more friends than enemies. The Uber driver who brought me into town from the Waco Regional Airport in a pickup […]

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Off Again

September 13, 2017

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Off Again

Christopher Jacob “Jake” Carrizal’s trial is off again. Casie Gotro, the Houston attorney who had a contentious relationship with Ralph Strother, the previous judge in the case, got Strother involuntarily recused two days. She thought Strother and Assistant District Attorney Michael Jarrett were cooperating to withhold potentially exculpatory evidence from her and had conspired to […]

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First Waco Trial Imminent

September 12, 2017

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First Waco Trial Imminent

Christopher Jacob (Jake) Carrizal, a Bandido from Dallas charged with directing members of a street gang to commit murder and aggravated assault, will go on trial tomorrow at 9 a.m. in Waco, Texas before Judge Chad Johnson. Carrizal was arrested after the Twin Peaks Biker Brawl 29 months ago. He was indicted in November 2015 […]

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Strother Recused Pre-Lynching Begins Tomorrow

September 11, 2017

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Strother Recused Pre-Lynching Begins Tomorrow

Five hours and 15 minutes into a hearing with many large, loud personalities that looked more like a reality show than a court proceeding, a very patient judge named Dan Mills fired the judge who was to preside over the first Waco Twin Peaks Biker Brawl trial. It was the fourth time Judge Ralph Strother […]

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Waco Over Coffee

September 8, 2017

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Waco Over Coffee

In a small, old house, on a big lot, in a beach town in El Lay, in a neighborhood that used to be called felony flats but is now crowded with million dollar homes, an old hack and his muse, Gidget, talk about Waco over coffee. “Are you going to take mosquito repellant,” Gidget wants […]

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Waco Day 844: Noon Pacific

September 6, 2017

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Waco Day 844: Noon Pacific

So now, after stalling, twisting and strangling justice for 844 days and snickering about it, the scalawags who run Texas’ Third Administrative Judicial Region appear to have decided that this Casie Gotro person is begging to be put in her place. Gotro, as many or most or all of the McLennan County jury pool already […]

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What’s Next In Waco

September 5, 2017

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What's Next In Waco

A recusal motion filed at the beginning of the long weekend by Houston attorney Casie Lynn Gotro on behalf of former Bandidos chapter vice president Christopher Jacob Carrizal just froze the Twin Peaks Biker Brawl case –for at least another month and probably until November. Gotro filed a handwritten, ostensibly extemporaneous, motion to recuse 19th […]

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Gotro Punks Corrupt Judge

September 1, 2017

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Gotro Punks Corrupt Judge

Whether Abelino Reyna, Michael Jarrett, Amanda Dillon and the rest of the humanoids in the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office like it or not, Michael Jarrett now has about as much chance to “do” Dallas Bandido Jake Carrizal first as he has to do Britney Spears. One hundred ninety-two criminal cases resulting from the probably […]

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Bad Judge Recused

August 30, 2017

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Bad Judge Recused

According to multiple sources, McLennan County Judge Ralph T. Strother has been removed from presiding over the trials of at least three defendants in the Twin Peaks Biker Brawl case. The recusal was ordered by retired judge James Morgan in response to three motions filed June 30. Those motions were filed by Dallas attorney Clint […]

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Colorado Expo Sues Mongols

August 30, 2017

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Colorado Expo Sues Mongols

Colorado Motorcycle Expo, Incorporated filed suit August 11 in Denver against “the Mongols Nation Motorcycle Club” as part of the legal fallout from an ugly incident at the Expo on January 30, 2016. That day a Colorado prison guard and Iron Order Motorcycle Club member named Derrick “Kong” Duran shot and seriously wounded Mongols Motorcycle […]

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Please Help Texas

August 29, 2017

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Please Help Texas

“Dos Cuchillos” who is a member of the Calaveras Motorcycle Club and Chairman of Region 8, the Corpus Christi Region, of the Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents announced this afternoon that American Legion Post 364 in Corpus Christi will be “a staging point for collection and distribution of relief supplies throughout the Coastal Bend […]

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