WACO COPS, D.A. VIOLATED WOMAN’S RIGHTS THROUGH A LIE
Randall L. Kallinen (L) and Paul Looney explain their civil rights suit in a press conference at the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Houston
Houston – When it comes to the facts of the Twin Peaks case, these two lawyers know as much as anyone else in the world.
That’s because the discovery in the case is massive, something that is totally unusual in the criminal courts of Waco, where the massacre occurred.
Prosecutors and judges insist on defendants and their attorneys signing an agreed order of discovery in which the attorney may inspect the materials that serve as evidence against the accused, but they can only take notes during a visit at the DA’s office. There are no copies allowed.
That’s dead and stinking in the Twin Peaks cases. Paul Looney and Randall Kallinan know as much about what happened there as the cops.
The central fact of their investigation of the case of State v. Morgan English is simple enough. There is no fact involved in the case, other than the fact that the District Attorney and Waco Police had her charged on the basis of a perjured affidavit of probable cause, according to a $350 million lawsuit they filed today in U.S. District Court.
The affidavit of probable cause under which she was charged is totally false. The physical evidence of her clothing proves that she had no patch or symbol on her person that identified her as a member of any organization whatsoever, much less an outlaw motorcycle gang.
“They have the actual jacket she was wearing,” said her lawyer, Paul Looney.
According to her attorneys, Morgan English can no longer work at her chosen trade of bank teller because the stress of being involved with mass murder has devastated her confidence.
“How do you put a value on a human life?” asked the civil rights specialist, Randall L. Kallinen when a television journalist asked how he arrived at the figure of $350 million?
He learned of similar jury verdicts, he replied. She was charged, and though she was not indicted, it’s always a possibility because the charge is in connection with capital murder, which has no statute of limitations. Though prosecutors declined to pursue the charge of engaging in organized criminal activity, they did not file a dismissal of the charge.
It does something to you, especially a university-educated lady with children, a member of a sorority who has never been arrested.
She no longer works.
That’s simple enough, according to her attorney. People won’t hire someone who has been associated with a mass killing such as the one that occurred at Twin Peaks Restaurant on May 17, 2015 in which 9 were killed, 20 wounded, and 177 arrested on the identical charge.
The bottom line is ironic.
Had the cops declined to pursue the organized crime charge, they would have had no exposure to civil rights litigation, according to Looney. Their investigation of capital murder and aggravated assault would have been based upon facts, and facts alone.
The police intended to identify everyone present, take statements from them, and release them pending further investigation. But the DA, Abel Reyna, made a decision that everyone who was wearing a patch of the Bandidos or Cossacks Motorcycle Club or their support clubs would be arrested for engaging in organized criminal activity.
Morgan English and her husband William wore no such patch. The evidence turned over in the discovery process proves it, said Looney
“They all (police) followed along, like sheep,” he said.
The “Pigeonhole Building” at 515 Rusk Ave., Houston, viewed from the atrium at the Bank of America Center across the street, was built in 1961, during the Kennedy Administration. It looks like pigeon coop.