History And Memory

April 3, 2019

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History And Memory

Yesterday, as even The Washington Post quickly discovered. McLennan County District Attorney Barry Johnson threw up his hands, dismissed all the pending charges that lingered, stinking, from the Twin Peaks Mass Murder, like corpses rotting in the Texas sun, and declared it was time to “end this nightmare that we have been dealing with in this county since May 17, 2015.”

He did not say who he meant by “we.”

“There were nine people who were killed on that fateful day in Waco, Texas, and 20 injured, all of whom were members of rival motorcycle clubs/gangs, and the loss of life is a difficult thing. But after looking over the 24 cases we were left with, it is my opinion as your district attorney that we are not able to prosecute any of those cases and reach our burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt.”

At least Johnson refrained from declaring “Let the healing begin!”

A few hours later, Dallas attorney Clint Broden, who represented five criminal defendants after the mass murder, issued a statement about Johnson’s decision. Arguably, Broden was the most visible defense attorney during the first three years of the legal fiasco that followed the bloodshed. His words yesterday were more pointed than the Waco politician’s.

Broden said:

“Today the new District Attorney of McLennan County announced that all the remaining criminal cases would all be dismissed.

“We are, of course, pleased with the actions of the new District Attorney Barry Johnson and applaud him for his efforts. On the other hand, the fact that this case is going on four years is a true miscarriage of justice. Many lives of those falsely accused were irreparably damaged by former District Attorney Abel Reyna not to mention the victims and their families who were denied justice from those actually responsible.

“The actions of Justice of the Peace Pete Peterson should also never be excused. He set identical $1million dollar bonds and more than 170 people spent three or more weeks in jail, losing jobs, homes and families, for charges that were ultimately dismissed.

“In addition, it is hoped that members of the news media learned a lesson. While certainly not all members of the news media, and reporters for the Waco Tribune-Herald are truly an exception, in the beginning days of this tragedy the news media drank the kool-aid of roving biker gangs that Patrick Swanton, Waco Police spokesman, peddled only to ultimately find out that this narrative was false and that many innocent people were falsely arrested.

“In the end, my clients are certainly relieved but the anger from the false arrests will never go away.”

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122 Responses to “History And Memory”

  1. LeftCoast Says:

    White Witch:

    “This a 1%er biker site…”

    I don’t agree with this. If you feel this site is strictly for diamonds, and if you don’t have one, why are you posting? If you do have one, why alienate those who don’t? Many posters here may not have diamonds but they conduct themselves appropriately. They are respectful to 1%ers and civilians alike.

  2. LeftCoast Says:

    New England Rider, While I understand your sentiment about the other two, Seig is a different breed. He’s well respected in the streets. His name shouldn’t be in the the same sentence. Keep your mind open and you might learn a thing or four from him. Apologies if I stepped out of line Seig.

    It’s a shame some individuals turned this thread into what is essentially a junior high girl’s locker room. Grow up. If you really want to contribute to this site, stop the panty banter and click the links.

  3. Johnny Rotten Says:

    @Paladin
    Or anyone fer that matter…
    I got no problems with anyone…

    Wanna ride..
    Drink beer..
    Build bikes..
    Break em and rebuild em..
    Rinse and repeat…

    Id never get frosted over any internet bullshit…
    Only thing i ever worry about is whats fer supper..
    And i usually have that figured right after breakfast

    Respects

    Johnny

  4. Paladin Says:

    @ New England Rider;

    I’ve got no problem with Johnny Rotten, and unless I’m mistaken, he has no problem with me. I’d share beers with him at any time and on any day.

    Regarding you calling me a poser: There are those that post on this page that actually know and have met me face to face. Until you’ve done the same, I would appreciate it if you would reel in your emotional immaturity and ignorance when speaking about me.

    Paladin

  5. New England Rider Says:

    Oh and @Johnny Rotten – neither one of the those pussies like Paladin or White Bitch will ever meet up with you, like ever. They are fucking poseurs.

    LL&R,
    New England Rider

  6. New England Rider Says:

    @Paladin – Oh I know because heaven forbid someone disagrees with you. You are some big expert. I’ve never seen someone who calls himself a 1% biker either have the time to post as much as you do or give a fuck what other people have to say. You’re a fucking poseur and you bore me. You and that idiot, White Bitch who doesn’t know his asshole from a hole in the ground.

    Death is certain, life is not.
    New England Rider

  7. Johnny Rotten Says:

    @ Neuro

    right an tight
    aint like it used to be, but fuck ….
    what is anymore?

    @ w.w.

    man?…witches are bitches…
    males are typically warlocks…
    but… , you sure told me how it is…
    ill go actually ride now..
    i offered up a meet..
    free beer…on me…
    see, im a nice guy..

    respects to those deserving

    Johnny

  8. white witch Says:

    @ Paladin, you are correct about New england rider.

    @johny rotten, For someone who does not post often you have a lot to say.

    i agree that this a site to read regarding news regarding a certain % of bikers I guess. I did not start the disrespect by a few people i just respond when i am being disrespected. i have no beef with you. but if you want to comment on someone’s words then you need to expect some response. i respect every man until he proves that he does not deserve it. There are a couple of people on here who can not disagree without disrespecting. so they get disrespected.
    i would like to think that Rebel intended this site to also be a forum for discussion of the topics that he covers. that is what most of us are trying to do.
    deal with it or don’t.

    ride free
    white witch

  9. Paladin Says:

    @ New England Rider;

    No one misses you.

    Paladin

  10. Neuro Says:

    BNN is great. I used to dig DavesWorld81 before he got burned.

  11. Johnny Rotten Says:

    This a 1%er biker site. If you can’t handle the banter on here maybe you should read a different site. A gardening site maybe

    it is?

    B.N.N. is a straight up site..
    you on there w.w.?
    i aint ever seen you there…

    i thought this was a site for all who care about the rights we hold dear..
    and we all remain informed because of a very, dare i say…most gracious host.
    its not a place to piss on the rug..
    push, nor pull..
    its a room in a mans mind, more like his home.
    comments regarding topics are respected, whatever road they follow..some lead to closure…
    and some leave bad road behind.
    i believe i recall that i have seen some of you are in florida..
    perhaps we can meet up and go for a ride..
    that would be a hoot..
    unless you can place that diamond next to yer handle..
    id be slow on callin anyone anything or tellin em how to do..
    just some advice from nobody to a nobody.
    heres some of my shitboxes i ride every day..

    https://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k523/thewagesofsin/mules/DSC05412_zpsw9urjaca.jpg

    maybe show us yers?

    respects to those ..

    Johnny

  12. New England Rider Says:

    I 100% agree with HELLEQUIAIN and it is why I don’t post much on this site any more. There are like 3 or 4 people who for whatever reason think they are Moses coming down from the Temple Mount with the Ten Commandments – what they say is the word of God and no one can dare disagree. It is pathetic. And I am looking at you White Bitch, Paladin, Sieg, et. al. You are phony fucking keyboard warriors who think they are bad ass 1%-ers. I have yet to actually meet a 1%-er in my 17+ years of riding who actually gives a flying fuck what people say on the Internet.

    Death is certain, life is not.
    New England Rider

  13. Va. Bob Says:

    [email protected] hurry the fuck up on the book.

  14. HELLEQUIAIN Says:

    Hahahaha! I rest my case. You just keep on telling folk they aren’t welcome till there’s just you and your circle jerk of ‘bantering’ cyber-bullies left and the site folds, then you can move on to squabbling on another site and start the whole process again. Dressmaking next time maybe?

  15. white witch Says:

    @hellaquain,

    This a 1%er biker site. If you can’t handle the banter on here maybe you should read a different site. A gardening site maybe

    ride free
    white witch

  16. white witch Says:

    @dasein, I am not angry. It is when little pricks like you start name calling and disrespecting then I feel a need to respond in kind. Probably not very adult of me but fuck it. If you want to debate something fine, but when you and assholes like grandelf and panamaa want to get shitty, well lets get shitty together.You get what you put out. put out disrespect then you get disrespected douche. I was saving that one for mr elf but you earned it.
    Now go take an hour or two and try to think of a good response. It seems that mr. elf has been in the basement to long.

    ride free
    white witch

  17. HELLEQUIAIN Says:

    Rebel probably needs a break. It must be SO fulfilling to do all that meticulous research and presentation just to have every post reduced to the intellectual level of a kindergarten sandpit by the resident Wi-Fi Warriors and their dick measuring contests.

    Hope you guys have the common decency to actually donate and support this place while you disrupt any chance of mature comment and discussion. Maybe up your donations to compensate Rebel for the adult readers you’re driving away with your inadequate shite……..

  18. Gandalf Says:

    @Drifter ??? @WW You pissin pantie pissin piss pot… LOL Catch me on the Wildwood boards this weekend. You pissin pisshead.

  19. Neuro Says:

    It looks like Rebel went on vacation, so thanks for keeping it running guys.

  20. Drifter Says:

    @Gandalf, have you ever thought of installing a honey oil iv? Mellow mind melting can sometimes be helpful.

  21. Dino Says:

    Thanks for the confirmation. Go clean your room.

  22. Dasein Says:

    white douche, why you always so pissed off?

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