Archive | October, 2017

Waco Prosecution Rests

October 31, 2017

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Waco Prosecution Rests

The prosecution quit today in the trial of Dallas Bandido Jake Carrizal. Now that the four prosecutors have said everything they could think to say, shown the jury about 1060 exhibits and solicited testimony from about 50 witnesses, the whole of the case against Carrizal turns out to have be cruel and weak – just […]

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Waco’s Whimpering Prosecution

October 30, 2017

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Waco's Whimpering Prosecution

It is starting to seem possible that the trial of Dallas Bandido Christopher Jacob Carrizal may end not with a dramatic bang but a whimper: Which is to say not with a verdict but with a dismissal after the prosecution fails to make its case even before the defense offers a word of rebuttal. Monday […]

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Waco Day 897

October 29, 2017

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Waco Day 897

Waco will never end. For the jurors in the first Biker Brawl trial, listening to the prosecution’s  slow motion attempt to manufacture a criminal case against Dallas Bandido Jake Carrizal day after day, week after week must be like drowning in a manure pond. The trial, originally scheduled to begin October 9, will enter its […]

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Own A Piece Of History

October 27, 2017

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Own A Piece Of History

The Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club clubhouse at 3535 NE Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard in Portland, Oregon is for sale. The two story, 2,496 square foot, brick building was built in 1931. The lot measures 50 by 100 feet. The Stuart Realty Group which is brokering the property describes it an “emerging location of Northeast […]

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Reyna On The Run

October 26, 2017

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Reyna On The Run

About two o’clock this afternoon in Waco, McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna filed a motion with Waco’s 54th District Court that, “in the interests of justice, the McLennan County Criminal District Attorney’s Office…voluntarily requests recusal from all further action in” the prosecution of former Scimitars Motorcycle Club member Matthew Clendennen “and requests the Court […]

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The Vegas Vagos Case

October 26, 2017

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The Vegas Vagos Case

Buried in a footnote, at the bottom of the third page of the United States’ eight page “Response to Motion to Reopen” a detention hearing for Vagos Motorcycle Club president Pastor Fausto “Ta Ta” Palafox, is a clue to why the case is being adjudicated in Vegas. The response was filed last June 29. The […]

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FBI Versus Bandido

October 25, 2017

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FBI Versus Bandido

Eight days ago, in a case that remained sealed for two days, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested an alleged Bandido named Thomas “Manana” Giles in Albuquerque. The case is titled USA v. Vickrey et al. It is named for Giles’ co-defendant Michael John Vickrey. An article by Mike Gallagher in this morning’s Albuquerque Journal […]

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Uh Oh, Reyna’s In Trouble

October 23, 2017

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Uh Oh, Reyna's In Trouble

Defense attorneys in the Twin Peaks Biker Brawl case continued to attack the integrity of the McLennan County District Attorneys Office today. District Attorney Abelino Reyna has been and may still be the target of a federal criminal investigation for bribery. The investigation began in the year prior to a scheduled meeting of the Texas […]

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Karma

October 21, 2017

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Karma

Abelino Reyna, the McLennan County, Texas District Attorney who has spent much of the last two years trying to ruin the lives of 191 people accused of being part of a criminal conspiracy for attending a Confederation of Clubs and Independents, biker rights meeting at the Waco Twin Peaks restaurant on May 17, 2015, may […]

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The Horror

October 19, 2017

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The Horror

Nothing much happened today in the trial of Christopher Jacob Carrizal, the Dallas Bandido that McLennan County prosecutors are trying to blame for the berserk bloodbath in the parking lot of the Waco Twin Peaks parking lot at about half past noon on May 17, 2015. Nothing much ever happens. The trial enters its eighth […]

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The Blamed And The Blameless

October 18, 2017

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The Blamed And The Blameless

The prosecution in the first Twin Peaks Biker Brawl Trial presented most of its case late yesterday and today. Typically, because the prosecution is not artful but clumsy, it interrupted its own narrative to try to vilify the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, a living, breathing artifact of the Vietnam era, as a “criminal street gang.” The […]

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Waco Swat Speaks

October 17, 2017

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Waco Swat Speaks

Day five of the maddeningly slow Jake Carrizal trial in Waco ended with a cliff hanger, like the previous four days. The day began with testimony from a polite, professional, retired cop named James Owens who used to work in the Waco police computer forensics lab. He was a consummate government employee. He took meticulous […]

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Carrizal’s Defense Won Today

October 16, 2017

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Carrizal's Defense Won Today

Houston lawyer Casie Gotro shook a lime tree last Friday. Today she made margaritas. She was late to court as she often is. Her client, Dallas Bandido Jake Carrizal, sat at the lawyer’s table all alone. One of the prosecutors, Michael Jarrett, glanced at his watch and smirked. The judge, Matt Johnson, glared at an […]

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