Abelino Reyna, the mentally and emotionally challenged, McLennan County, Texas District Attorney who falsely arrested and imprisoned 192 men and women because they attended, or tried to attend, a biker rally at the now defunct Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, then stalled adjudication of any of those cases until all the accusations became basically unprovable; and who has been accused of corruption and responded by acting like a corrupt politician had another brainstorm this morning.
Six days before a local primary election he desperately wants to win, one day before a hearing on his fitness to prosecute the Twin Peaks cases, in a brazen attempt to avoid the growls and murmurs of what, antecedent probability suggests, could turn out to be a lynch mob, Rena announced the names of 34 new millionaires.
Unless Waco can convince the EPA that that stink coming from the courthouse qualifies as a superfund site, Waco is in a world of hurt.
Do The Math
So far the county’s liability for this atrocity Reyna has committed probably totals $320 million. It might hit $2 billion. This is the worst example of official civil rights abuse in at least half a century. The high figure works out to about $8,500 for every man, woman and child in McLennan County. The lawyers are hungry.
Do you know to attract a mob of ruthless lawyers? Load up Santa’s sleigh with $300 million and drag it through the parking lot of the Central Texas Market Place. El Lay lawyers, Philadelphia lawyers, Vegas lawyers, New York lawyers. Lawyers can smell money like sharks can smell blood. Waco, Texas is about to become the new mesothelioma.
As it stands right now, just with the dismissals and refusals so far, everybody in McLennan County is about to owe some wronged biker and his outraged legal team $1500. That uncalled for and inept prosecution of Christopher Jacob Carrizal last summer and fall? That cost every child in Waco a half dozen Happy Meals. You still think that lynch mob idea is far fetched?
Today, Reyna dismissed the charges against 13 new millionaires. “Never mind,” he said as he fluttered his hands imperially. The winners are Raymond Hawes, Daniel Johnson, Edward Keller Jr., Jeremy King, Brian Logan, Robert Nichols, Anthony Shane Palmer, Victor Pizana, Clayton Reed, Sergio Reyes, Gregory Salazar, Seth A. Smith and Ricky Wycough.
Reyna also, finally announced he would refuse to prosecute 24 additional millionaires in waiting. Their names are Steven Walker, Jimmy Spencer, Bobby Samford, Julie Perkins, Morgan English, William English, Benjamin Matcek, Jimmy Smith, Bradley Terwilliger, Justin Waddington, Daryle Walker, Royce Vanvleck, Christopher Eaton, Brian Eickenhorst, Arley Harris, James Venable, Jeremy Ojeda, Kevin Rash, Richard Kreder, Owen Bartlett, Richard Dauley, Craig Rodahl, Walter Weaver and Michael Woods..
Do you remember Morgan English and her husband William? Did you know that Morgan English is suing Waco and McLennan County for $350 million? All by herself. She never did anything wrong. She always said she was innocent. She spent 15 days in jail. She wept when she was finally released. There is video of her weeping. She wept and she cried, “They treated us like animals.”
That is what happened 1,019 days after the Twin Peaks Mass Murder.
By the way, John Kennedy was President for only 1037 days.