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Waco- The first thing Matthew Clendennen did after more than a fortnight in jail under a $1 million bond was to file a state judicial commission complaint on the judge who set his extra high bail in order to “send a message.”
One of 170 people arrested following a mass shooting at Twin Peaks Restaurant that left 9 dead and 18 wounded on Sunday, May 17, he was jailed on the charge of engaging in organized criminal activity – a conspiracy charge alleging he acted in combination with others – that resulted in a capital murder. Clendennen was in attendance at a Confederation of Clubs meeting to be briefed on pending legislation regarding motorcycle safety and proposed handgun carry laws.
He is a member of the Scimitars Motorcycle Club, a known affiliate of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club, which is not a participating member of the Confederation of Clubs, a group dominated by the 1% outlaw motorcycle club, the Bandidos. That club, which claims exclusive rights to carry a rocker on their colors stating “Texas” as their territory, is reportedly locked in a very serious turf dispute with the Cossacks.
His attorney, F. Clinton Broden of Dallas, said after his release that Justice of the Peace Pete Peterson set his bond and charged him “without any individual consideration for the facts of the individual cases.”
The complaint, which is addressed to the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct, further alleges that Peterson, “a former DPS trooper with little or no formal legal training, violated various canons of judicial ethics when he set $1,000,000 bonds for 170 or more individuals…in mass, group hearings without considering the rules for fixing bonds under Tex. Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 17.15.”
He pointed out that, “it is completely inappropriate under Texas law to set bonds ‘to send a message.'”
Broden then roped McLennan County Criminal District Attorney Abel Reyna into the complaint, stating that “Peterson inappropriately refused to set the probable cause hearing in these cases until August 6 – almost three months after the arrests – only after consulting with the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office.”
The Dallas lawyer accused local law enforcement officials of choosing Peterson because of his lack of legal training.
“It is our belief that law enforcement chose Peterson to set the bonds in this case because of his lack of legal training and his willingness to ignore the requirements that each case be given individual consideration.”
Though the reduction of bond amount to $100,000 is as much as four times the amount other defendants have accepted, “Mr. Clendennen accepted the offer in order to get back to his family and business.” He operates a lawn maintenance service in the Waco area, and he is a 2011 graduate of Baylor University.
Broden concluded his remarks in filing the ethics complaint against the judge by saying that “unfortunately, he had no choice but to accept, in order to get back to his wife and children.”
Brownsville – U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen denied motions to suppress the evidence and dismiss the indictment against KC Massey III.
He remanded the former Commander of Rusty’s Rangers at Camp Lone Star to the custody of the U.S. Marshal’s Service because Massey had failed to comply with the conditions of bond.
A notation in the Court’s Docket Report says, “Defendant has missed three urine collections. Court orders Defendant into custody and sets a hearing on 06/10/15 at 1:30 pm on the allegation of not complying with pretrial condition. Defense Counsel requests the opportunity for Defendant to provide urine sample today.”
A final pre-trial conference is scheduled for July 28, 2015, with jury selection to begin on July 30.
Massey’s motion to suppress evidence hinged on an interpretation of the statute he allegedly violated, being a felon in possession of a firearm. The semantics of argument are involved.
According to his attorney, “In fact, the Affidavit cites 18 U.S.C. § 922 (g)(1), with the pertinent phrase being, ‘to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce’. The word ‘has’, as opposed to the word ‘had’ was used in the statute. ‘Has’ is the third person singular, present indicative, verb meaning active in the action just completed, where ‘had’ is past tense and participle of the verb have, meaning in a previous situation. So, if one were the direct recipient, then the word ‘has’ would be appropriate. However, if it were expansive, intended to include any firearm shipped in interstate commerce, then ‘had’ would be the proper verb. The use of ‘had’ would have meant to include any and all that ‘had’ been so transported any time prior.”
Since Massey did not ship or transport his firearms, the argument stated, the statute did not apply to his situation at the time of his arrest. He and other men were patrolling private property with the permission of the landowner, picking up garbage and trash left by undocumented aliens and smugglers, and assisting Border Patrol Agents in their pursuit of persons attempting to enter the U.S. illegally.
The motion to dismiss the indictment contained an allegation that the statute in question violates Massey’s right to keep and bear arms under the guarantee of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which states “…the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
Judge Hanen’s ruling will be posted later this afternoon, Monday, June 2.
Waco – RadioLegendary reporter R.S. Gates made a Public Information Act request for bond agreements accomplished between prosecutors and defense attorneys.
In response to a published report in which 19 Criminal District Court Judge Ralph Strother said, “The DA’s office is going to make a good-faith effort to try to work out some agreements on bond reductions,” Strother said. “I would welcome any agreements the DA and the attorneys are able to reach,” Gates requested “access to public information related to bond reductions of people charged in the Twin Peaks incident.”
Three members of an Austin Club, The Vise Grips, were released on reduced bond of $25,000 after their attorney Jonathan Sibley made arrangements with the court.
The public information requests stipulates, “While excepted information is not sought by this request, requestor is relying on good faith effort to furnish responsive information.”
The request is in response to allegations made by defense attorneys from the Looney & Conrad law firm of Houston, that prosecutors demanded a hold harmless agreement between defendants and the Waco Police, the Sheriff’s Office and the DA’s Office that acknowledges the right for the agencies to arrest and charge them with engaging in organized criminal activity, a first degree felony offense.
A chief element of the crime is that the defendant operated knowingly with a member of a criminal combination – whether known to the actor personally or not – to commit acts of a criminal nature. In the cases of 170 persons so detained following the May 17 shooting that left 9 dead and 18 wounded, an aggravating circumstance is that the alleged misconduct led to capital murder.
Six Shooter – No one knows exactly who she is, but the players in the courthouse/jailhouse clique are breaking out in a sweat trying to confirm the identity of a mysterious lady lawyer who broke a legal logjam over bond reduction for the 170 Twin Peaks defendants caught in the legal riptide following 9 deaths and 18 wounded in gunfire that erupted May 17 at high noon between cops and bikers.
In fact, The Legendary endured four hours of on-line harassment from a young lady who works at the McLennan County lockup as a corrections officer. She swore up and down she was conducting a personal quest to satisfy her journalistic curiosity about the matter.
Tiffany Walters finally explained her skepticism over a press release issued by the Houston criminal defense firm of Looney & Conrad, P.C., by saying “I read it, I’m just interested in seeing the actual document so I can confirm if I saw what I saw.”
At one point in our 4-hour on-line chat, she asked if I would give her the name of the lady lawyer. My reply, was simply that I had not the foggiest idea who she is. No one is saying. Naturally, it was my first question.
The corrections officer continued to badger The Legendary, repeatedly, over a period of four hours asking for the “actual release,” even though it is prominently displayed on-line.
Tiffany Walters, corrections officer at McLennan County Sheriff’s Office, in a candid portrait from her Facebook page
Here’s what she saw:
BOND REDUCTIONS OFFERED ONLY IN EXCHANGE FOR WAIVING POTENTIAL LAWSUITS IN WACO SHOOTOUT
Waco, Texas – Earlier today, detainees in the Jack Harwell Detention Center in Waco were told that in exchange for bond reductions, they must sign a document stating the Waco police “had the right to arrest the inmate and that he/she will not file a lawsuit against McLennan County and-or the City of Waco.”
On the two-week anniversary of the “shootout at high noon” at the Twin Peaks restaurant between mortorcyclists and law enforcement officers, at least 170 people remain detained on $1 million bonds.
This latest information was reported to an attorney representing at least one of the detainees. “It appears the public defenders officer in McLennan County is involved in this scurrilous activity,” said Paul Looney, a Houston attorney with Looney & Conrad, P.C. “I’ve never seen anything like the lawlessness that the authorities have perpetrated on these people and now to add insult to injury they are trying to cover their own tracks in exchange for bond. I will be in the reception area of the McLennan County D.A.’s office tomorrow morning at 8:30 with the intention of not leaving until we have the issue of bond resolved.”
“They know these people aren’t dangerous or they wouldn’t be offering the bond reductions and they know the police and the D.A.’s office have violated the law and now they are trying to hold people hostage until they agree to waive their rights. It’s unconscionable, said Clay S. Conrad, Looney’s law partner. Tell us what you think.:
The notice originally appeared as a link from the firm’s website, but when the URL exceeded its bandwidth, the notice appeared on the Facebook page maintained by the firm.
No one is really sure if all this amounts to disinformation, misinformation, or just plain old civil skullduggery in a quest for a hold harmless statement in exchange for bond reduction to a rumored $50,000 – a steep decrease from the universal $1 million set by Justice of the Peace Pete Peterson, who said he wanted to “send a message” to the “criminal gangs” who attended a confederation of clubs meeting at a Hooters knockoff franchise, Twin Peaks, located in the Central Marketplace shopping center at I-35 and State Hwy 6.
The legal duo later penned a notice that termed the rumored offer “what may be among the greatest abuses of police authority inflicted upon American citizens in modern times…”
In a telephone interview, Looney trumpeted the information that the lady lawyer in question is “a young lady engaged to a man in law enforcement who was on the scene…I think she’s trying to cover everything in one fell swoop.” He added that “I’ve forgotten the chick’s name,” but asserted she’s “a former prosecutor who is now a defense lawyer.”
Looney got happy, then, and said, “The DA called me and offered me reasonable bond – twenty-five grand – without the conditions, the ankle bracelet and all that…I will be in the reception area of the McLennan County DA’s office tomorrow morning (Monday, June 1) at 8:30 with the intention of not leaving until we have the issue of bond resolved.”
Finally, after four hours between 8 p.m. and shortly after midnight, Tiffany Walters admitted she was shown a copy of the media release by an associate counsel of the law firm of Looney & Conrad.
She said she would have to “check her policy manual” in order to reveal anything further. Nice lady.
Looney revealed that his clients, a couple named English, William and his Morgan, were arrested as they arrived late at the Twin Peaks meeting following their ride from Brenham. A disturbance broke out, and hearing gunfire, they took cover. They were looking forward to a day of fun with fellow motorcycle enthusiasts when they unwittingly ran afoul of the law, local police, deputies and federal officers hell bent on rounding up “thugs.”
English is a Marine veteran of two tours of duty in Iraq. A nine-year veteran worker at Valmont, he and 160 fellow employees were recently laid off. His severance pay has been terminated because he hasn’t been able to check in since his arrest, according to his attorney.
Looney recalled that English said, “I heard two pops that sounded like small caliber gunfire, “Following that, I heard several bursts of assault weapon shots. I recognized the sound because I carried one of those weapons for six years as a marine. That’s all the gunfire I heard. Then the police started screaming ‘Get down!’”