Security Doublethink At Rodeo Ungood, Illusive


R.S. Gates beats metal detector by palming his blade at H.O.T. Rodeo

Waco – H.O.T. Fair Executive Director Wes Alison admitted he has no records of training or background checks of security guards he hired to check visitors to the Rodeo Grounds at the Extraco Event Center in October.

In response to a Public Information Act request for copies of invoices or receipts, cancelled checks or contracts, he said his department has no records “responsive to the request.”

All those things cost money, and according to theTexas Occupation Code, any guard who “interacts with the public” must be vouched for by official background checks and specifically trained to perform security functions to protect the public.

Information activist R.S. Gates was able to enter the rodeo arena with a knife much longer than the three-inch blade allowed under security regulations. His knife, a serrated-edged, tactical model measures 4.75 inches in length overall, its blade 3.75 inches.

He was able to get past the metal detectors by palming the knife and holding his hands over his head, as directed by the guards, all of whom were wearing green t-shirts clearly marked “Security,” a requirement of state law, on October 10, 2016, according to a complaint to the Private Security Commission of the Department Safety.

On that day, numerous open carry activists assembled at the entry gates of the rodeo grounds in a confrontation with guards, and ultimately Alison, himself, questioning the legality of banning weapons such as knives or handguns at the arena. They pointed to an opinion by the Texas Attorney General which precludes such a practice under a law enacted by the Legislature during its latest session in 2015.

On that day, Alison would respond only by saying, “A decision was made.”

To view a video of the event, click here:

Smith County Justice

“The archive contains an electronic (pdf) edition of the suppressed book “Smith County Justice” by investigative journalist David Ellsworth (1985) and released by Wikileaks. The book, which exposes corruption in the criminal legal system of Smith County, Texas, USA, was withdrawn by the publisher and removed from all bookstores shortly after publication due to pressure from the authorities exposed in the book. Since then, there has been a concerted effort to suppress the work, resulting in used editions of the book becoming rare and expensive (currently $500 on It is hoped that the availability of this electronic edition will make that suppression more difficult.” Released 2008

Click here:


“I write books and one, SMITH COUNTY JUSTICE, was a resource work for the movie RUSH.”

Lawyer calls Reyna a liar in appeal to higher court

Dallas attorney F. Clinton Broden (r) says DA lied on the witness stand

 Waco – McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna not only lied in contradictory testimony about consulting the peace officer who signed affidavits of warrantless arrest, he “orchestrated the wholesale arrest” of 177 bikers on May 17, 2015 following a massacre at a Confederation of Clubs and Independents meeting at Twin Peaks Restaurant.

Furthermore, according to Dallas lawyer F. Clinton Broden, who represents former Scimitars motorcycle club member Matthew Clendennen in his petition for mandamus relief in the Waco 10th District Court of Appeals, Reyna “must see these frivolous persecutions through in order to embolden his position in the (resulting) civil rights cases pending in Federal Court.”

According to the filing, Broden is seeking to move Judge Matt Johnson of the 54th Criminal District Court to order Reyna to “hand this case over to an independent prosecutor” because:

  • Testimony of police officers at a hearing that Reyna ordered them to drop an investigation of capital murder and aggravated assault and arrest everyone wearing colors for engaging in organized criminal activity;
  • Reyna testified under oath that he had extensive discussions with Waco Police Detective Manuel Chavez about affidavits used to charge 177 defendants, but Chavez later testified that “…he never even saw Reyna that night…”;
  • The DA also testified that he expects the taxpayers of McLennan County to indemnify him in any judgments in civil rights cases filed for wrongful arrest, “it was later determined that McLennan County Commissioners have made no such agreement with him.”

Said Broden, “all Mr. Clendennen wants is simply to be afforded his due process rights under the United States Constitution and Texas Constitution and have his case prosecuted by an unbiased prosecutor who did not talk reluctant police into arresting him. Mr. Clendennen deserves that, the McLennan County taxpayers deserve that, and the criminal justice system as a whole deserves that.”

It is his defense that Matthew Clendennen was unaware of any war between the Cossacks and Bandidos Motorcycle Club, and that when the shooting erupted, he fled to a hiding place inside the building where police later arrested him without incident.

Broden earlier filed a motion to reveal the identities of confidential informants and undercover police officers who participated in events leading up to the meeting and at the time of the terror that occurred while posing as members of the motorcycle clubs.



Major weight, and name coincidence in drug bust

David Rodriguez, 34, Houston, and Luis Alexandro Reyna, 35, San Juan

The empty-handed painter from your streets is drawing crazy patterns on your sheets…” – Dylan, “It’s all over now, Baby Blue”

Six Shooter Junction – Funny how tiny administrative details weave a fascinating pattern on the official record.

These things come in over the transom, as it were, when you’re part of a disenfranchised corps of journalistas in disfavor, held incommunicado with official sources – poodle negrito – as it were. Crazy things happen – every day. They lead to even crazier revelations, leading still nowhere. Just saying.

It’s a big swamp. Like Avis used to say, “We try harder.”

On April 3, 2015 Department of Public Safety arrested David Rodriguez, 34, of Houston, and Alexandro Reyna, 36, of the Hidalgo County city of San Juan, Texas, wholly contiguous with McAllen, located a rifle shot from the Rio Bravo.

The Drug Enforcement Agency had relayed a tip that one of two vehicles, a 2004 Lincoln Navigator driven by Reyna and escorted by a 2012 Ford Explorer blocker car driven by Rodriguez, had a large amount of heroin and methamphetamine on board.

When they located the pair and their cars at Hooters, near the corner of I-35 and New Road, an undercover DEA agent observed the duo meeting inside the breastaurant. The drug dogs alerted on 8 pounds of smack and 9 pounds of crystal in hidden compartments. An undercover DEA agent observed the duo meeting inside the breastaurant. They were charged, then indicted in January, 2016 with possession of the two drugs with intent to deliver, offenses that carry a possible sentence of 15 to 99 years and fines up to a quarter million dollars.

Here’s where it gets interesting. A friend who sometimes assists The Legendary with research was Googling along with the tumbling Google goons for mention of Criminal District Attorney Abelino Reyna and, quite by chance, found an agenda item from the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court dated May 6 from Abelino Reyna, Jr.

He is Operations Manager for Operation Stonegarden, Rio Grande Valley Sector. That’s a DHS op, and he is a Border Patrol official, but he requested that the San Juan Police “reallocate $7,809.10 (Patrol Overtime/fringe…to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s (Patrol Overtime/fringe…” Just a routine matter.

Naturally, our Abelino Reyna is not a “Junior.” His dad is Felipe Reyna, once the District Attorney of McLennan County and an Associate Justice of the Texas 10th District Court of Appeals at Waco.

But here you have three Reynas, two of them with nearly identical names, involved in twin sister cities with the commonality of being located directly in the beaten path of major weight transactions in illicit narcotics. Like the real estate guys say, there are three things that matter most – location, location and location – when it comes to the territorial imperative.

Naturallly, getting excited about a coincidence of names like Reyna and Rodriguez in these parts is like sending out a global request for relationships between alias Smith and Jones in downtown London. Just saying.

But when it comes to tracing the major league base paths of the ball game between big league players in the game of los narcotrafficantes, the hub city of Waco is at the apex of both the acute and obtuse angles in the intersections of the Sunshine Strips of U.S. 77, I-35, and just a hoot and a holler from U.S. 81, U.S. 281, U.S. 67, Texas Hwy 6, Texas Hwy 36, U.S. 190 – et. al.

The cases of Reyna and Rodriguez bear watching, no doubt.

They say there are no moving violations and no speed traps on the Information Superhighway. Don’t know. Julian Assange spent his time in a fancy little hell hole in The City.

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The Golden Calf Idol – parable, fable or history?



 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf. They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said, ‘These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.’ – Exodus 32:7

 Top money changers worldwide are poised to usher in a wild west gold rush led by the Chinese government, trending off a change in Islamic law.

A securities analyst with a proven track record for predicting bull gold markets in 1971 and 1980, Doug Casey is propagating a trifecta he says will lead to a “perfect storm” in gold futures.

The curtain goes up on December 31, according to his associate, E.B. Tucker.

That’s the day when a new Islamic law will take effect, something arranged by the World Gold Council and the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions. They are the people who set the standards for Islamic financial law – a law that law precludes “immoral trades” in commodities such as alcohol and tobacco – including the trade in gold by weight and volume – and has for the past 42 years.

To give the western mind an idea of the potency of what that Islamic law means, consider the investment by mideastern speculators in 256 tons of gold jewelry during the previous year.

Some 1.6 billion investors will be street legal for trade in gold futures the first of the year, with a potential of $3 trillion total liquidity pouring into a market Casey and many others guarantee will appreciate by thousands of percent. Casey is the analyst who predicted the rise in gold prices in 1971 following Nixon’s establishment of diplomatic relations with the Chines, a trent that resulted in a rise in price of the currency suddenly turned commodity of 2,382 percent.

They predict a per-ounce price of $5,000 will serve as the tipping point that will drive the new values and establish a currency standard in the stratosphere.

Secondly, China has become the top “importer, producer and transporter” of gold, its government encouraging individuals to invest in the precious metal, which shot up 35 percent in value during the first half of 2016.

The Chinese have set up Yuan “clearing banks” throughout the Arab world, beginning in Dubai, following the establishment of its Shanghai Gold Exchange. Tucker writes that it’s a “shot across the bow” to the world, a signal they are hoping to dominate the global gold market through aggressive marketing and customer service.

According to the Casey Research newsletter, “…China’s gold reserves are almost double that of every other major country combined.”

But there’s a big difference in their strategy from that of the western world. China wants to base the price of gold on actual physical gold, not futures contracts.

That’s a radical departure from the game as played over the past 40 years. The LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) and COMEX exchanges base the price of the commodity on the worth of futures contracts.

That brings up the third leg of the stool. “Right now, there are 252 ounces of gold claims per ounce of deliverable gold,” Tucker wrote.

But the major analysts such as Black Rock Money Management and the world’s mining engineers say the numbers prove that gold supplies peaked in 2015. Peak gold came and went in a bear market in which gold prices were artificially suppressed by government credit policies, billionaire speculators and sharp traders like George Soros and his partner Stanley Drunkenmiller. That’s the duo who shorted the British pound sterling by a billion dollars and cleaned up on the deal before John Bull knew what hit him.

This time, they’re not alone. The list of names is long and impressive.

From each year forward, the production of gold will decrease by 20 percent each year.

It beats watching paint dry or betting on which raindrop will reach the sill first. Unlike a horse race, a roll of the bones, or a hand of blackjack, you get something to take home with you, and it looks good when cast as baubles, bangles, bright, shiny things.

Spy vs. Spy vs. Spy drama in Waco narcs case Infowar

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Waco Criminal District Attorney Abel Reyna 


Six Shooter Junction – The ongoing controversy over a criminal rule of evidence that requires cops to reveal their sources of confidential information continues to rankle official Waco’s law enforcement community, proof positive of the truth in the old adage that there is danger in the darkness at the edge of town.

Waco cops are so uptight about Rule 508, they have on more than one occasion refused to comply. (click here to read the rule) In several cases, Criminal District Attorney Abel Reyna has turned around and declined to prosecute defendants – effectively dropping indictments – when to do so could potentially cost he and his staff their licenses to practice law and possibly lead to jail time if they face criminal prosecution.

So far, according to knowledgeable sources, the ongoing hassle has cost the Chief of Police his job, resulted in the Fire Chief in effect demoting himself through his resignation and reassignment as an Assistant Chief at a local station, and led to the forced early retirement of an arson investgator.

Just last week, after months of grueling investigation by the Texas Rangers, a McLennan County Grand Jury returned no true bill of indictment against the city’s two top narcotics officers after Reyna forced their placement on administrative leave when he discovered that they had neglected to reveal they used a confidential informant to arrange for the purchase of two kilograms of cocaine at an area motel.

They, David Starr and Clair Cook, have been restored to their positions, pending a sit-down between Reyna and a newly appointed Chief of Police.

Here’s the rub, and it’s chili pepper hot.

The Waco cops are on record saying there are no official records of any such investigation, no affidavits, and are unable to furnish any evidence whatsoever of something they claim just does not exist.

The DA just released clear evidence otherwise in a request to the Attorney General’s Office for a ruling on just that.

Public Information activist Randall Scott Gates, a former police officer who worked narcotics cases during his time as a cop, had made an earlier request to the City of Waco, and they said it doesn’t exist.


Said Reyna in his request to the AG’s office, “We have identified records that would be responsive to the request….” (click here to read the request)

He is seeking permission to withold the information for two reasons; it contains attorney work product that would reveal the state of mind of the official, and to reveal that would interfere with an ongoing criminal investigation.

That means that there is evidence of just such a violation, and secondly, the City of Waco lied when they said it’s just not there.

Copies of investigative reports generated by law enforcement agencies are enclosed as “Exhibit B,” as representative samples of investigative and prosecutiv materials contained in the requested records…” he wrote.

Reyna is pitching hard ball. He concluded his request by writing, “As there have been no arrests made nor charges brought in connectin with this matter, the provisions of Government Code (Texas Public Information Act) §552.108(c) do not apply.”

That subsection states the law thusly: (c) This section does not except from the requirements of Section 552.021 information that is basic information about an arrested person, an arrest, or a crime.”

Unlicensed driver arrested in fatal 3-vehicle crash


Savannah Cardoza, 17, slipped her sister’s car out for a spin…

Savannah Cardoza, a 17-year old Midway High School student, became lost on November 3 during an early-morning joyride in her sister’s car. With no driver’s license and lacking permission to drive the car, she left home at 1:30 a.m.

After a stop for directions at an all-night filling station located at the corner of FM 185 and Highway 6, she got back on the road and headed for home driving southbound in the northbound lanes on the limited access highway at Speegleville.

She didn’t notice the red reflectors embedded in the center stripe to indicate wrong direction of travel. A head-on collision with another passenger car broke her bones and those of the driver and passenger involved in the collision. The impact left her car sitting sideways in the road.

The driver of a semi-truck headed north across the twin bridges cleared the one-lane construction zone, then shifted from the left to the right lane before he saw the dim reflection of the one tail light left burning on the mangled car. By then, it was too late to avoid impact.

When Donald Lawrence Ray, a 54-year old driver from Weatherford, swerved the big rig to try to keep from hitting Ms. Cardoza’s disabled car, his truck jacknifed, and his attempt to correct the skid made the combination tractor-trailer flip “several times,” according to a police report.

First responders had to cut his body out of the cab, which a rescue worker described as looking like a wadded up piece of tin foil. Doctors pronounced him dead on arrival at an area hospital.

Police arrested Cardoza at her high school for manslaughter, aggravated assault, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after an accident reconstruction team determined that her actions led to the fatal injury and the serious bodily harm suffered by the driver and passenger in the automobile she hit head on in the initial collision.

Court papers made no mention of a charge of operating a motor vehicle without a license, or if a magistrate set any amount of bail.

A veteran police officer in published reports labeled the fatal collision the most irresponsible driving he has seen in his entire career.

Dozen Hopefuls Vie For County Court Judgeship



Waco – Both prosecution and defense bars currently practicing in the McLennan County Courts at Law are impatient with a drawn-out, clogged system of justice, according to their writings.

Of the dozen candidates for appointment to fill the unexpired second half term of County Court at Law Judge Mike Freeman, a preponderance emphasize docket control as their number one priority in a droning, slow-paced process of justice.

Most are openly critical of District Attorney Abel Reyna’s policies as they affect the scheduling of cases.

In his application, former Court at Law No. 1 Judge Tom L. Ragland who helped make public notice of dockets on the internet during his four-year term from 2003 to 2006, told the Commissioners Court that aside from adjusting to increased volume of cases caused by a growing population, “In my previous term I learned that the administrative staff were dealing with other department employees they had never met…We learned that duplication of work was not uncommon.”

Through dutch treat luncheons, he was able to help grow a “team effort” toward working as a unit made of many friends, instead of numerous employees of many departments.

Because judges have no input on which cases to prosecute, or to make decisions regarding the method of arrests, there is a problem with “clogging the docket,” Ragland declared. Judges may dismiss cases only if the court clearly has no jurisdiction. Prosecution is entirely up to the District Attorney; arrests are handled solely by police agencies.

A person indicted for a felony and charged with misdemeanors arising out of the same event made the basis of the indictment can not be forced to testify in the misdemeanor case, nor can he be denied the right to testify on his behalf if he wants to. He cannot plead guilty in the misdemeanor for fear that his plea will be used against him in the felony case. Consequently, the misdemeanor cases just set on the docket until the felony is finalized.”

One way to streamline the process would be to coordinate prosecution. “I recall one case in my previous term as judge of the Court Court at Law where the defendant pled guilty to a felony case and then came before me and pled guilty to twelve misdemeanor cases. He had been in jail long enough to cover all of the misdemeanor cases, but each one of them had to be processed individually. This is not a very efficient way to do business.”

He would like to finish his career filling out Judge Freeman’s term.

Galen Edwards is concerned with “the number of incarcerated defendants on misdemeanor cases.” He wants to create a process requiring the District Attorney to assist in the pre-trial intervention program by sharing information between the departments.

There have been occasions when my clients were placed in the program, failed the program, and I did not receive notice from the Court when the cases were filed. Sometimes I have been reappointed and other times a different attorney is appointed. Notification to the original attorney of records would be beneficial to all parties involved.” He is calling for a meeting of the minds between court coordinators, cops, probation officers, prosecutors and judges.

Jason P. Darling wrote, “I learned from John Segrest, my boss at the District Attorney’s office, that it is important to not only seek justice but to also move your caseload. I would like to work with the attorneys to help speed up the times between the filing of cases and disposition of those cases. He would like to use scheduling orders, as practiced in other counties, as a method.

Vikram S. Deivanayagam is calling for the use of electronic monitoring to reduce the number of accused misdemeanants incarcerated in the county lockup while awaiting trial.

I have spoken at great length with Judge Freeman about his reservations about using the electronic monitoring. I understand his philosophical viewpoint that being under house arrest instead of actually being in jail is not real punishment.” Though he doesn’t disagree, he wrote, “I do believe that there is a time where philosophy gives way to reality…”

The system of electronic monitoring in use in County Court at Law No. 2 is successful, he says. “It comes down to math and money.”

Ross Russell is calling for the “return of the rocket docket.” He cites a continual backlog “relative to surrounding County Courts at Law,” something that “is even more pronounced in the Courty Courts’ civil cases.”

In civil cases, “I would implement a standing scheduling order with automatic dates,” he declared. One way to resolve delays would be to “provide for the automatic disclosure of various pieces of evidence without the need for the parties to serve specific discovery requests upon one another (unless they wish to).” Russell is also proposing a system of “civil days” and “criminal days.”

Edward C. Vallejo wants to see a system wherein “attorneys understand that less complex cases, such as Driving While License Invalid, Possession of Marijuana, Theft…” are expedited through the docket. He also wishes to create a special Domestic Violence Court as a counterpart to the Alcohol and Drug Court.

Gerald R. Villarrial also advocates an increased use of electronic monitoring for accused misdemeanants. “If judges use house arrest for an indigent defendant in the misdemeanor court, it only costs the county $6.90 per day for passive monitoring, according to the November 2016 billing cycle reported from Healthcare Recovery.”

Said Doyle L. Young, “First, I think that criminal cases could be moved through the system faster” because “the geat majority of criminal defendants eventually plead guilty and most of them will delay doing so as long as possible. I think most cases could be pushed to a resolution sooner.” He suggests that the Juddge “take pleas on two days per week rather than just on Thursday morning…” Having court coordinators repeatedly schedule, then reschedule cases is costly and time-consuming.

I think the judge’s final decision on which case is going to trial on a particular day could be made further in advance.” Presently, both sides don’t find out until Thursday afternoon what case will proceed on Monday morning.

Landon Wade Ramsay listed electronic monitoring as a change that “will be able to occur on day one…”

Christi L. Hunting Horse lists an extensive experience in federal practice beginning as a member of the Navy Judge Advocate General Corps, a staff attorney for the FBI, as well as prosecution experience at the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office where she became Chief Prosecutor in County Court at Law Number 2.

Wesley Lloyd, president of the McLennan County Republican Club, sums up ten years of experience in his best qualification, the Socratic suggestion that a judge’s basic job is “to hear courteously,” and “to answer wisely.”

Most citizens do not spend enough time in a courtroom to be comfortable, and many can be intimidated. I believe the best judges have the ability to be disarming without sacrificing the air of authority.”

Judge Jan Patterson, who served as a Justice of the Third Court of Appeals for twelve years, presently teaches as Justice In Residence at Baylor Law, and previously served as the appellate member of the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Her peers placed her as Chair of the Litigation Section of the State Bar.

She stated, “Not only have I never had a backlog in my own docket, I have assisted other judges and courts to contend with their backlog.”

Her closing comment is “And finally, it is up to our judges to ensure that we trust our system of justice, that it is fair and that it is perceived by all citizens to be fair.” She attached articles on the subject she wrote for the Waco “Tribune-Herald” and the Austin “American-Statesman” on that subject.



SWAT Officer holds rifle on bikers while wounded man bleeds to death


IT SAYS HERE: Glenn Allen Walker, the President of a Bandidos support motorcycle club, Los Comandantes riding out of the Ft. Hood bedroom community of Copperas Cove, was indicted on Wednesday for “shooting and/or stabbing and/or cutting and/or striking” 9 people who died on May 17, 2015 at a “melee” involving a rumble between men wearing the red and gold insignia of The Bandidos and those wearing the black and gold colors of the Cossacks Motorcycle Clubs, or their support clubs.

The two outfits butted heads at Twin Peaks Restaurant at a high noon Sunday meeting of the Confederation of Clubs and Independents (COC&I) arranged by the U.S. Defenders, Legislative Strike Force, a biker lobbying outfit that wanted to tell news over burgers and brew of the Legislative Session that was then considering five open carry handgun laws and the disposition of a thirteen million dollar Motorcycle Safety Fund raised from registration fees and used by House Speaker Joe Strauss of San Antoni de Bexar to help balance that fat cat Texas budget by taking the two-wheelers’ lunch money, one fin at a time.

IT SAYS HERE that Walker, nearly two years ago got himself arrested for being on the scene where he used “a firearm, and/or a knife or a sharp object and/or a club and/or an asp and/or a whip and/or brass knuckles and/or a chain.” Sounds like they saying the old boy was loaded for bear, which must be against the Motorcycle Safety policy of The Peace and Dignity of We The People of the State of Texas, allegedly. Whew! He must have been as busy as a one-legged man at an ass-kicking contest.

IT SAYS HERE: Grand Jurors indicted Walker for the “underlying offense” of aggravated assault “against the two dozen or more injured that day.”

IT SAYS HERE: Authorities held Walker until June 9, when he was able to reduce his bail to $25,000 and start serving time under the conditions of bond, which means no politics, either club, or state, federal and local, and he is the defendant number 155 out of 177 arrested to face an indictment for the identical offense of engaging in organized criminal activity by attending a political meeting at a beer joint with a theme of rape and murder in a sawmill town copied from a very weird television movie where the waitresses have big chi chis and the brew was guaranteed to be at least as warm as 29º F. They hauled him in on the orders of District Attorney Abel Reyna and set his bail at a million bucks because, Reyna said, he was wearing a garment with Red and Gold colors designated by the Texas Department of Public Safety as those of a “criminal motorcycle gang.”

In other words, IT SAYS HERE that Walker and his family have been designated by those who occupy positions of power in il Palazzo di Justicia at Jerusalem on the Brazos as having been placed beyond the protection of the law, or that is, as one who has been labeled as “out-law.” If we were on the bayou, we could say his status with Boss Hawg is “outre.”

IT SAYS HERE that a member of Los Valerosos and three Bandidos from Big D are slated for trial in January and April in 19th State District Court, and that those trial dates are not guaranteed.

IT SAYS HERE that the United States Army Special Operations Command out of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina carried out a training exercise on American soil to teach its operatives how to neutralize rival political factions in foreign lands by using available resources and a skillful analysis of intelligence material in cooperation with state, federal and local authorities. The training program as announced earlier that Spring is called JADE HELM 15, which is an acronym for Joint Assistant Defense Executive Homeland Elimination of Local Militants 2015.

IT SAYS HERE in official reports prepared by state police that numerous confidential informants and undercover police officers were in attendance both before and during the “melee” as it developed over the course of several months and a number of years of conflict between the Bandidos and Cossacks Motorcycle Clubs over their colors, their territory and other considerations. Defense attorneys have filed motions to reveal their identities, but as yet, no compliance with Rule 508 of the Texas Rules of Evidence has been made public.

BE IT REMEMBERED: Eight out of the nine men who lost their lives fell as a result of wounds from quarter-inch frangible projectiles that shed their copper jackets and exploded into tiny lead fragments upon impact with flesh and bone, causing massive hemorrhaging. Their brothers were unable to get them to first aid responders because police officers holding rifles at the ready made them lie on the ground and not move due to the threat of hostile fire. It is a fact that the only persons wielding weapons that fire such projectiles active at that crime scene on that day were members of municipal and state police agencies acting as members of a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit that had been standing by since early that morning.

BE IT REMEMBERED: Members of the top echelon of the national leadership of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club faced federal indictment for predicate offenses such as murder and extortion as members of a Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization under the organized crime statutes. Some of them have entered guilty pleas in U.S. District Court. National President Jeff Pike has yet to come to trial.

BE IT REMEMBERED: On May 15, 2015, the Army of the United States of America sent clear signals to We The People that we live in a police state governed by soldiers who enforce policy through the skillful use of confidential informants and undercover police officers through the skillful application of force, backed by the power of prosecutors who are fullly prepared to compel indictments from Grand Jurors and Judges who do not hestitate to impose conditions of bond that preclude all reasonable discussion of matters financial, political, economic, legal or social for fear of incarceration in hell hole privately operated prisons masquerading as county jails.

BE IT REMEMBERED that General George Washington of Mt. Vernon, Virginia, the first President of the United States of America, proclaimed that government is nothing more than the skillful application of force.

BE IT REMEMBERED that Washington spoke as the chief executive of a tripartite system of federated government.

So mote it be.

– This report prepared by Silence DoGood and Constance Makepeace in the absence of The Legendary Jim Parks, an avid reader of the penny prints, throughout our great Nation, a Grub Street denizen made redundant by the wiser world of corporate media executives globally, avidly monitored by the Zonal Organization for World Intelligence Electronically, (ZOWIE).


May 17, 2015, at a Stripes filling station on the edge of town…


Abbott to assail safety of Texas’ ‘sanctuary’ cities


Pier 14 is a festive weekend destination with a holiday atmosphere

San Francisco – City dads and booster columnists used to call the Embarcadero the “Chinese wall” that kept the city from enjoying its picturesque waterfront.

Rows of high security open cargo piers with towering facades blocked spectacular views; a double layer skyway created a pre-cast concrete barrier that spewed toxic plumes of diesel smoke from short-haul trucks dropping and picking up freight.

But over a period of four decades, all that changed with the addition of a sports stadium, a revival of electric trolleys, open air produce and flower markets, and the revival of ferry service to the tony bayside cities of Sausalito and Tiburon.

There is a festive, holiday atmosphere that draws pretty women and their kids, families out for a stroll, to this spectacular urban venue.

Like the handgun that sent a .40 caliber slug downrange from the barrel of a double-single action Sig Sauer P226 of the model favored by the Navy’s SEAL teams, a semiautomatic that was stolen from a federal agent of the Bureau of Land Management, Pier 14 should be as safe as can be. That is, as safe as a smoking gun favored by commandos, or a wild west waterfront with a reputation built on a gold rush.

The 226 features a de-cocking lever that will safely return the hammer to a neutral position to lessen the likelihood of an accidental discharge, while a very stiff double action will readily fire a powerful round favored by police worldwide and used exclusively by the Department of Homeland Security from a condition that is least likely to be subject to the kind of negligent discharge that ended the life of Kathryn Steinle, an attractive Bay Area native in her early thirties who was strolling with her father on July 1, 2015.

It’s totally illegal to have a handgun inside the borders of this compact, highly urban consolidated city and county, much less carry it around amongst its population . The city by the Bay is known for its peaceful ways.


Besides, its designation as a “sanctuary city” conjures up images of a saint with pigeons flocking to his hands, a benevolent pastor tending his sheep, a shining city on the hill offering safety and serenity.

Francisco Sanchez admits he fired the bullet that ricocheted off the sidewalk before it struck Ms. Steinle. He has told reporters it was an accidental discharge. But the evidence is sufficient to bind him over for a trial for murder, according to a municipal judge who heard the pre-trial information and arraignment.

His credibility is tarnished by the fact that he is a convicted felon who has served time in federal lockups, and he has been deported from the U.S. five times in his life. His choice of weapon and the caliber of rounds it fires is, however, highly symbolic.

When federal immigration officials requested the Sheriff of San Francisco to detain him in the County Jail following his release from a federal lockup in Victorville, California, he refused because of the City’s policy as a sanctuary city.

The detainer was for a 20-year-old warrant for marijuana offenses.

“We don’t even prosecute that here,” said the lawman.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott says not here, not in Texas, and not now that a legislative session is in the opening stages with bills tumbling into the hopper, both left and right.

In the coming legislative session, he aims to do something about that kind of thing, as practiced in the Texas sanctuary cities of Dallas, Austin,  and Houston, the legendary sanctuary city status being largely symbolic due to a refusal to enforce laws already on the books.

He says he’s already cut funding to those cities, and policy wonks both left and right say it’s just a bunch of hot air.

But, wait, there’s more.

Abbott’s legislative program sounds as if it all part of the laws on the books that certain municipalities, their prosecutors and judges, refuse to enforce:

  • Outlaw any policy or action that promotes sanctuary to people in this state illegally;

  • Make it illegal for a Sheriff’s Department to refuse to honor a federal immigration detainer request;

  • Ensure that localities are fully financially responsible for the actions of any illegal immigrants who are released because the county’s sheriff failed to honor an ICE detainer request.

That’s not all, though.  Apparently, in the Governor’s eye, the election isn’t really over – until all the money is gone.

Abbott sees a coming battle with “every notorious liberal you can think of – from ultra-liberal billionaire George Soros, to media demagogues, to left-wing federal judges…”

Hillary Clinton’s network of campaign offices and supporters will use their resources to oppose him,  Abbott warns. He’s looking to beat a December 10 campaign funding deadline that he says the liberals don’t really have to honor.

As W.C. Fields once said, “What the country needs is money.”

“For daring to take on the status quo, I’ve become a target for Democrats and their left-wing pals in D.C…If we lose this fight, we lose Texas.

“Believe me, George Soros and his pals aren’t going to miss this opportunity to expand Democrats’ reach in Texas. He dumped half-a-million dollars into one Texas county alone this year.”


The .40 cal. Smith & Wesson round is favored by ICE agents

The federal government dumped a lot of money into the ammunition lockers of the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement Division.

Starting in 2003, orders of 50 million and 225 million .40 S&W hollow point ammunition totaling 275 million rounds were purchased. After the expiration of the five year contracts in 2008, ICE purchased an additional 575 million rounds of .40 S&W hollow point ammunition with two separate orders (200 million and 375 million). Now, with the expiration of the 2008 contract, ICE has ordered a maximum of 450 million rounds over the next five years.

But accountants using the buttoned down technique of spread sheet analysis and laptop computers proved in the turning point year of 2010 that it doesn’t take ninja-suited commandos or high-powered hollow point bullets to enforce the law.

In an examination of the books at area poultry farms, inspectors forced the layoff of dozens of workers in the U.S. illegally and told operators such as the international agribusiness giant Cargill’s that they could employ the illegals as long as they wanted while facing very expensive monthly consent orders.

With no jobs available, the undocumented aliens drifted away, presumably to points either side of the border.