It’s Always About The Gun

Waco – Cossack Wizard just couldn’t stop fiddling with his pistol. Surveillance video proves it.

It’s a common failing of the day of the gun. Guys just keep drawing attention to the fact that they’re carrying a concealed firearm by tugging at the shirt, adjusting the jacket, hitching up the trousers.

To a casual oberver, it looks like the guy just can’t believe he’s got it. The second and third – or an infinity of times – it appears he just can’t believe it’s still there.

An experienced pistolero with a track record for shutting down a bad scene before someone gets hurt knows – without a doubt – this dude is packing, and he’s getting ready to bust a cap. It’s the moment of truth, and this one just happened to get depicted on a surveillance camera.

And then came the decisive moment. Cossack Michael R. “Wizard” Kenes glanced up from his position sitting on a stool at a high table in the patio area of Twin Peaks Restaurant and noticed the bulbous lens of a closed circuit television camera.

When he did, the imagery shows, he quickly concealed his pistol, jerked his right hand off the grip and trigger guard, as if it was red hot and burned him. He grabbed his leather “cut” that identified him as a Sergeant at Arms in his charter, arranged it where the gun didn’t show, then looked at the camera, as if to check it was still watching.

There he sat for a few moments, thinking it over, before he got up and walked away. The cops would later find his gun in the saddle bag of a fellow Cossack’s yellow Victory Motorcycle.

COSSACK MAVERICK

When nine men lay dead, twenty more wounded and sent to the hospital, crime scene investigators found that pistol in the saddlebag of the yellow Victory Cossack Brian “Maverick” Logan parked not 10 feet from where Bandido Manuel “Candyman” lay dead, shot in the head and in the back by what the autopsy surgeon vaguely termed “medium caliber bullets.”

Brian Logan was one of the first to be released from his status in the “million dollar club” of 177 arrested on May 17, 2015, under a bond reduction to $25,000. The terms of the arrangement allowed him to leave the state and reside in Virginia with his mother, an attorney named Elizabeth Duvall, during his suspension as an American Airlines freight pilot with numerous FAA certifications.

He eventually absconded from his marriage and abandoned his home at Midlothian, Texas, then filed for divorce from his former wife.

Logan is one of the 58 defendants who have been either dismissed from their indictments by elected Criminal District Attorney Abel Reyna, or the charges refused for prosecution in favor of other cases in which there is a more likely prospect of conviction based on the amount of probable cause in the possession of the state.

As to the death of Bandido Candyman, a pathologist from the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science testified only to the fact that Candyman’s death had been ruled a homicide and that it was caused by gunshot wounds. The head wound is described as an elliptical, elongated hole made by a bullet that plowed through his brain and wound up in the muscular tissue of his neck. The bullet was so mangled, according to the autopsy report, that it could not be measured, tested, or identified as other than a totally deformed projectile with a copper jacket.

Any other evidence or testimony regarding the more technical aspects of how that came to be was adroitly blocked by the state through skillful concealment, withholding evidence through delay, or outright denial.

The investigators also found two other pistols in the saddle bag, one of them a nine millimeter Ruger P89.

The story of that pistol, the motorcycle, and its owner weave a fascinating web of intrigue.

It’s enough to make you shake, rattle and roll, and promise yourself not to get caught dead in crowds where hot tempers and bad blood are known to exist. At the risk of becoming a total poltroon, prudence speaks most loudly in the mind’s eye and in question of personal judgment.

Let’s go on from here.

Within minutes after the last shots were fired, the Cossacks’ old ladies who made the trip in cages left their safe space at Logan’s Steak House, just up the street from the Twin Peaks venue.

The ladies were organized by Yvonne Reeves, wife of Cossack Owen Reeves, a former member of the Aryan Circle prison clique, who along with her son was standing in the crowd that jumped the rail at the restaurant and got ready to confront the Bandidos when they rode up. She learned minutes after the gunfire stopped that her son lay dead, cut down by a bullet to the back of his head where he stood beside Owen Reeves during a confrontation with the Bandidos who had arrived on their bikes later, to be met with anger and gunfire

One lady recalls, “It was the first time we ever went to something that I didn’t ride in on his bike with him.”

She recalls that on the way to the COC meeting, they met up with others at a filling station and she was told to get in the car with them and stay with them until they were told to rejoin the men.

Like most people who showed up that day, she explains, she only knew what she needed to know in order to follow orders.

He grabbed me and hugged me and said, “If anything happens to me…” This was the first time the man ever behaved that way, she recalled, welling up, with a choked tone. “He said, ‘I love you.’”

The plan had been to go to the Cossacks’ Clubhouse at Seven Points, a community near Gun Barrel City and Mabank, Texas, on Cedar Creek Lake, to do some target practice. That was the reason the Cossacks explained to their old ladies why they were all carrying pistols, she recalls.

The Ruger 9 mm P89 sent the ATF on an east Texas trailer-park hopping trip, according to official records.

Under the interstate commerce clause of the enumerated powers of the Government outlined in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, one of the items regulated in interstate and international commerce as well as among the Indian Tribes are firearms. From the moment a firearm is shipped, the bureau keeps accurate records of its transfer from seller to buyer, as well as any gift or inheritance through the use of ATF Form 4473.

The original trace shows that the weapon was recovered from Logan’s yellow Victory, that the original owner is a man named Justin Warren West who bought it at the Academy Store in Kilgore in 2006.

In a subsequent report of their investigation, Special Agents Keener and Nipper learned that West lost the pistol to pawn at Kilgore, Texas, in January of 2009, and it was sold in June of that year to Buford Wiley Shipley.

Shipley bought it for his ex-wife Doris and taught her to shoot it, and when they divorced, she purchased it from him took it with her.

When she bought a house at White Oak, Texas, her son Stephen Dudley, where she lived until January, 2015.

She lost track of the pistol at some point. The report says, “Doris SHIPLEY advised that she had not seen the pistol a while, but did have the pistol while she was living with Stephen DUDLEY, at his residence. Doris SHIPLEY stated that Stephen did not steal the pistol. Doris SHIPLEY stated that anything she had, Stephen DUDLEY was welcome to. Doris SHIPLEY stated that she assumed Stephen DUDLEY HAD THE PISTOL, since she had not seen it in a while.”

Not true. It was found in the saddle bag of Brian Logan’s yellow Victory.

Dudley had other problems. He had been injured in the “melee” the mainstream media insists on calling a straight-up gunfight at high noon on a Sunday in ultra-starchy, uptight, totally foot-washing Jerusalem-On-The-Brazos, Six Shooter Junction, Waco, Texas, home of the fighting Baylor Bears.

A knowledgeable observer who has combed through the two terrabytes – that is, two million documents – of information the state turned over on discovery put it this way:

Here are the known, i.e., public facts. The cossacks arrived first and took all parking in front of twin peaks. The 9mm was one of 3 guns recovered from that saddle bag. the weapon in question had a mixture of at least 3 different individuals. there has been NO report of any comparison testing even though the DA took DNA from everyone. It is a helluva circumstantial case against the owner of the bike, but it is just as plausible that the real killer put the weapon in the saddle bag after the fact.

Who had the most to gain?

It so happens that the owner of the yellow bike, Brian Logan, when released from his charges, was able to arrange his reinstatement with American Airlines and has negotiated compensation for the pay he lost during the hiatus to his professional career in aviation.

Said our confidential source on the day the charges against Logan and 12 others were dismissed, the indictments against another 24 refused, “Abel Reyna just let the owner of the yellow Victory go.”

Any hankering for further information is not a reasonable expectation in view of the Fifth Amendment’s protection against double jeopardy.

The amendment states, in part, “…nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb, nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.”

So mote it be.

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Brian Logan at the co-pilot controls of a multi-engine jet aircraft…

Three Guns In A Saddlebag

$1.5 MILLION SHOW TRIAL AT WACO – LOOK-SEE PIDGIN FOR RICO FEDERAL TRIAL NOW IN PROGRESS AT SAN ANTONIO 

Yellow Victory Motorcycle (L) held murder weapons; the evidence was withheld in the only trial to occur in the Twin Peaks massacre. Bandido Manuel “Candyman” Rodriguez’ body is 10 feet to its right…

San Antonio – The dude whose saddlebags held the murder weapon that very likely killed Bandido Manuel Rodriguez walked away from a murder and aggravated assault charge for the gunplay at Twin Peaks.

So did other suspects for whom police developed strong leads to arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but then neglected to do so in favor of the encouragement of a perfect – or that is, imperfect – storm at a crowded restaurant on a Sunday after church in an area shopping mall, the Central Texas Market Place, located at I-35 and Hwy 6.

The elected Criminal District Attorney dismissed his charge of engaging in organized criminal activity in connection with capital murder and aggravated assault just the other day. Good as green stamps and Bitcoin, that set of walking papers; the man could have been sentenced to anywhere from 15 to 99 years had he been convicted.

Why? Why all this? At a time like this?

As the federal RICO trial of Bandidos Jeff Pike and John Portillo plods along in this city, evidence withheld during the only murder trial to take place so far – that of Bandido Jake Carrizal at Waco – tells the true tale of the double-cross ambush, the L-Shaped mercenary attack by Cossacks while the cops stood by and watched from an L-shaped ambush position of their own.

That action followed a swift retaliatory rifle attack by militarized policemen armed with bullet-resistant armor and Kevlar helmets and wielding AR-15 5.56 caliber copper-jacketed NATO rounds.

All that – and a bag of chips – and it was all over in 45 seconds. Nine lay dead; twenty suffered gunshot wounds and the abrasions, lacerations, contusions and blunt force trauma of full-speed, no pads, hand-to-hand combat. In less than 5 minutes, the soldiers had the throng of nearly 300 souls on their faces, subdued, and were busy collecting boots, billfolds, pocket knives and – PHONES.

Same same as VC war diaries or dispatch records from radiotelephone operators, written orders, or military ID and snapshots.

The authorities clearly held off in favor of a massive intelligence operation – sweep and contain, rather than search and destroy – the people arrested held under a million dollars bond until reduction by a judge, and  thus controlled for nearly three years until the federal prosecution of the targeted club, Bandidos, U.S.A., is well underway.

Jurors didn’t buy the state’s theory of prosecution in the case tried against Bandido Jacke Carrizal,  which ended in a mistrial, though motorcycle “gang experts” of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives held forth from the witness stand for two solid weeks about other clubs, other murders other massacres – all of which took place long ago, in places far, far away from Six Shooter Junction.

They say when the Bureau grows up to be as big as the FBI, they will add Land, Cattle and Bibles to its jurisdiction. But, who are they to talk, whoever they turn out to be?

There is solid evidence to suggest that federal authorities stimulated actions by the Texas Department of Public Safety, “gang experts” trained in seminars at police academies who work for municipal police, and members of prison cliques who ride to live and live to ride – all of them acting as agent provocateurs.

What’s under the table, swept under the rug?

The international border with Mexico, once buffered by 150 miles of cactus, scorpions, rattlesnakes, vicious, marauding have nots, a scorching sun, ankle deep sands and brush with thorns long enough to sew buffalo hide, has expanded to at least twice at wide.

A TALE OF TWO FILLING STATIONS

“322,” Logo of the Skull and Bones Society, Yale University 

Let’s start with a tale of two  filling stations, both deadly combat assaults carried out under extremely hazardous conditions  on the auspicious date of 3/22/15; neither redressed by arrest or charges, and one of them located at the at the 322 mile marker on Interstate 35, at Lorena, Texas.

Federal prosecutors announced at the onset of the RICO (racketeer influenced or corrupt organizations) trial that the litigation at hand is not about Twin Peaks, but it’s about an ongoing criminal enterprise operated by an “outlaw motorcycle gang” as defined by the Department of Justice.

There a select number of Presidents who have a background in this exclusive group, Skull and Bones, a large sampling of financial, legal, government service and financial executives who are members, and a preponderance of the top echelons of the clandestine national security community. The nation’s top spies seem to come from the ranks of this exclusive club, and they like to arrange their clandestine deeds of ritual trauma on numerically auspicious dates and at locations of notable symbolic significance. For instance, 3+2=5, 5+2=7; 7×5=35, if you are so inclined to take that meaning.

Throughout the winter and early spring of 2015, the Joint Special Operations Command had planted stories that generated a great deal of publicity about a hands-on special operations training called JADE HELM 15. It’s a systematic exercise operated under an artificial intelligence program called JADE2, a product developed by defense contractor Raytheon. An on-scene commander at a remote Fusion Center has complete contact through satellite surveillance, mobile data terminals, radio surveillance, aerial reconnaissance, and boots on the ground. The software can make suggestions and recommendations in real time through the coordination of all known information and observations.

Operations took place throughout the state.

There is a pattern of no official reaction to the violent deeds of targeted organizations in conflict in the border regions of the continental U.S.

When the evidence of that pronounced pattern comes up in the federal RICO trial, it receives special handling and an omission of the full facts.

For instance, regarding the discovery of evidence in the case against the former President and Vice President of Bandidos, U.S.A., a co-counsel for the defense said the evidence turned over by the prosecution was complete up to the beginning of the Twin Peaks incidents, and there it stopped. In the days following the Twin Peaks violence at Waco, the discovery of witness statements and documentation of racketeering resumed where the timeline had been bare during the Twin Peaks investigation.

CERTAIN DOCUMENTS have come sailing over the transom at The Legendary that tell the full facts of how the alleged perpetrators at Gordon, Texas, who lacerated  with hammers and chains the scalp of a Cossack at the Bar-B Truck Stop, and the serious injuries to a Bandido’s head in the middle of the southbound traffic lanes at the 322 mile marker at Lorena, Texas, have been allowed to slip away and not face the music for their deeds.

The narratives don’t sound much different than the vaudeville scripts produced at the Laotian border, the Golan Heights, Gaza Strip, Afghani-Pakistani border, or any other border buffer where folks are looking to dominate the scene.

The net net: In these deadly attacks, police have arrested no one.

The Bar-B is located only a couple of miles from the Cossacks’ club house at Mingus on I-20, well on the way from Cowtown to Abilene, in Palo Pinto County.

A few minutes after 1 p.m Cossack Arthur David Young, 37, wheeled into the truck stop to get gas for his scoot.

His old lady, April Michelle Davis, went inside to pay for the fuel, and while she waited, dudes spilled out of three vehicles to beat up Young. One came inside and told the clerk, Kimberly Dawn Winblad, to turn off the emergency shut off valve.

She said no to that idea, so whoever he was found the emergency valve on his own and shut it off.

In a private interview, a biker who claims he has been confronted similarly in filling station brawls said he routinely keeps his butane lighter in hand while he fills the tanks of his hog. That’s why it’s standard practice to have someone go shut off the emergency valve before the festivities start.

Young said “about 20” bikers came tumbling out of three vehicles and told him to take off his vest with the Cossacks patch and Texas rocker arm.

When he refused, they started hitting his head with a hammer, left him bleeding.

After the cops arrived, they found two phones and took them to a DPS lab to have the data dumped. As it turned out, the pictures and texts indicated their owners are both members of the Villistas Motorcycle Club named Justin Dewayne Malloy and Michael David Dawson. When they located them at San Angelo, they admitted to being at Gordon, but declined to give statements without a lawyer present.

Nevertheless, the public learned from law enforcement that it was the dreaded Bandidos who whipped up on the Cossack’s head with a hammer. No proof, no positive ID, just the word of folks who would swear the Bandidos caused global warming and the Kennedy assassination, even though they didn’t form until 1966.

A couple of hours later, at the 322 mile marker in Lorena, Texas, just a few miles south of the I-35 and Highway 6 spaghetti bowl, Bandido Rolando Campos, 42,  and his father were on their hogs headed from Cowtown to San Antonio.

From “out of nowhere,” he told Officer Lorena Police Peter Rivas, 10 guys forced him in slow traffic into the barrier of a construction zone and knocked him off his bike.

That’s when about 10 guys jumped him and beat him with pipes and chains. Witnesses said they saw him laying in the middle of the road, face down, as the assailants beat it in their pickup trucks.

After the beating, when they arrived, police recovered a long black flashlight and a seven-round magazine for a 9 mm pistol dropped in the road.

As the investigation progressed, Lorena cops learned that a witness identified Cossack Roland C. Hawes, 30, a 300-pound biker from Bellmead with a bushy black beard.

He is one of 13 indicted in the Twin Peaks debacle released from prosecution by Elected Criminal District Attorney Abel Reyna when numerous members of his staff were subpoenaed to testify at a disqualification hearing about their coming forward to a federal investigator with information about his influence peddling, dropping cases for campaign contributions, and mishandling of drug evidence.

When Waco Gang Unit Detective Jeff Rogers, who showed up to testify at the trial of Jake Carrizal with no notes, no recollection of the specifics, and no way to give any really firm answers, apprehended the information, he urged the top echelon of the department’s brass to visit the local Cossack chapter to encourage them to attend the May 17, 2015 Confederation of Clubs meeting at the Twin Peaks Restaurant in order to try to make peace.

The recommendation received wide recognition from area law enforcement officials, as evinced in this memo authored by Dustin Losack.

TOMORROW: THE YELLOW VICTORY, THE THREE GUNS, AND THE SADDLEBAG. 

Book’em, Danno.

So mote it be.

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An eyewitness snapped this picture of Rolando Campos as he was forced out of the line of traffic and into a traffic barrier on Hwy 6

 

 

 

Cops Let Cossacks Fade Away In Toy Run Rumble

Wise County – There’s clear cut evidence available to show a pattern of behavior by motorcycle clubs who have targeted the Bandidos in a bid for dominance. 

What’s more, circumstances of record show that the police agencies involved, federal, state and local have exhibited a pattern of allowing Cossacks, Win”s Crew, and Ghost Riders to walk away form deadly and assaultive episodes without criminal charges.

A cache a hundreds of photos snapped at a December 10, 2014, toy run reveals the intelligence that nearly a hundred Cossacks converged to rumble the Red and Gold Nation.

According to an internet surfer who ran across the files while looking up some facts, “They went there to attack the Bandidos. The Cossacks were 60 deep. It’s literally the same line-up as the Waco shoot-out.” That person, fearing retaliation, requested anonymity, but said, “We need to publish this information before the next trial comes up.”

Some Cossacks came from as far as 400 miles away as elements of their chapters converged:

They didn’t have many toys on their sleds. Things didn’t work out according to plan. The Bandits were all at a funeral, and the Black and Gold settled for kicking and stomping a Red and Gold support club member of the Lost Riders as more than 1,000 bikers congregated in a downtown area.

Lost Riders wearing red and gold show the post stomping 1,000-yard stare of men who literally fought for their lives in the recent past few minutes. 

When police broke up the fight, according to Lt. Art Ferguson of the Wise County Sheriff’s Office, the officers allowed the antagonists to slip away into the crowd.

The cops made no arrests – just as the Waco Police were prepared to do at the Twin Peaks gunfight in May, 2015. After they had been classified and identified, red and gold members loaded onto city buses and headed for the Lacy-Lakeview cop shop north of town, and black and gold members were loading to be transported to Lorena, just beyond the southern outskirts of Waco.

 

The Cossacks weren’t alone. Elements of the Wino’s Crew and Ghost Riders Motorcycle Clubs were present.

Key participants included Wade and Megan Smith, who five days later on December 14 were involved in the gunfight between the Bandits and the Cossacks and Winos and Ghost Riders at the Gators’ Crowd Inn in Cowtown. One man died when those clubs opened fire on the Bandidos who had arrived for drinks. 

The Ft. Worth cops made no arrests at the scene, confiscated no weapons, conducted no gunshot residue tests, and have arrested only Bandits, the first trial of which resulted in a 40-year sentence for the Ft. Worth Chapter President Howard “Drifter” Baker.

They were joined by Owen and Yvonne Reeves of the Bruceville-Eddy Cossacks turned Nomads, who became 1%er’s once they exited the national Cossacks hierarchy following the debacle of May 17, 2015, at the Twin Peaks Restaurant in Waco.

In both cases, the toy run and the Waco blood bath, the organized behavior of the assailants was the same.

They arrived a half-hour early, and during the registration time at Wise County, and prior to the arrival of the Red and Gold, they got in a position to attack.

In the Waco 155 indictments, most dismissals of cases have been for those affiliated with the black and gold. No red and gold cases have been dismissed.

Following a dismal trial of Dallas Bandidos Chapter President Jake Carrizal that ended in a hung jury, the elected Criminal District Attorney Abel Reyna has dropped more than 50 of the cases rather than face members of his own staff testifying as to their participation in a federal probe of his alleged legal violations and perjury in the Twin Peaks cases, drug arrests, and DWI prosecutions…

Abel Reyna, lame duck McLennan County District Atorney

Rights Matter All The Time

NATIONAL SECURITY – TWO MOMMIES WORKING TOGETHER – ‘KEEPING THE KIDS ALIVE IS THE MAIN THING’- JP CONTENDER

WACO – The bedrock, foundation stone, must do, can’t fail job when it comes to national security is to keep the kids alive and safe and well – no exceptions, says the young woman who is challenging Precinct 1, Place 2 Justice of the Peace Walter “Pete” Peterson.

If that’s not a national security issue, the most important one of all, then, well, you know…

Judge Peterson has an interesting judicial track record.

He has never once faced an opponent in an election.

The judicial delegation in the highly gerrymandered Constable and Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 were both appointed to their benches in 2014 at the expense of others who had won their elections.

Two precincts were eliminated. Judge Dianne Hensley in Place 1, Precinct 1 was appointed after Judge Kristi DeCluitt, a qualified practicing attorney, got passed over by the Commissioners Court in favor of Hensley.

Peterson accepted his appointment following the resignation of Judge Billy Martin, a former DEA agent. Neither he, nor Judge Hensley, are trained in the law.

The Libertarian candidate for the Place 2 slot is Lauren Daugherty, a young lady who has served that party as developmental director on a national level. Their credo:” The rights of everyone matter all the time – no exceptions.”

Now, what does that mean?

It means in part that if a DA or a police officer bring a Justice Court an affidavit of probable cause that does not tell with specific detail the reason for the request for arrest or warrant of search, the judge has no reason to sign the instrument.

That’s what Peterson did; then he set the bond on nearly 200 people at $1 million in order to “send a message.”

That’s not only not fair, it’s illegal.

With that bluff message, Ms. Daugherty, the mother of little ones, intends to beat the man at the ballot box, where the good old boy system only goes so far.

By the way, why do the Libertarians caucus and convention at the Colin Street Bakery on I-35, Bellmead. Because, says Ms. Daugherty, it’s not illegal to carry a weapon, holstered or concealed on the premises. Mad men, the prevalence of armed shooters, the frequency of shots fired – the likelihood of victimhood when and where arms are not allowed for self defense. If you take her meaning. How’s that for national security?

Check.

She is depicted above with Heather Cash, similarly the mommie of a tribe of little fellers, and they represent a small part of the National Security apparatus at its most basic level.

Of course, Daugherty is a Master of Science in the subject of National Security, a knotty and complicated subject since 9/11, what with the Patriot Act and its virtual elimination of the basic tenets of the rights of man – the writ of habeas corpus, the right to confront accusers and know the evidence to be used, the right to a speedy trial, reasonable bail, representation by counsel, a trial by jury of one’s peers.

Little things matter. Then there are cruel and unusual conditions of incarceration – such as – does one have a right to the medication prescribed by a doctor when locked up in a jail?

They don’t in McLennan County. The problem raises its ugly head any time one’s relatives are in jail. The system just can’t wrap its pointed little head around the issue. In the hour-long interview that follows, that and many other issues are under discussion.

Some people have not gotten their wedding bands back following their arrest on May 17, 2015, most have never seen their phones again – anyone with a motorcycle or car under the terms of finance lost their property forthwith, just because they were accused of the vague offense of “engaging in organized criminal activity.”

So far, nearly a quarter of third of those so indicted have been released from their charge, with the cute little provision that though probable cause still exists, they are released for the non whilst the system pursues charges against those who are more likely to be convicted.

Say what?

Yeah, that’s what it says here.

The truth is, the Justice of the Peace who signed all those affidavits of probable cause could have stopped the music, the dance that led to a huge mass of civil rights litigation in the federal court system by saying, now, wait a minute. This instrument is fatally flawed. I won’t sign it.

This lady has a lot to say about that.

Listen to the discussion. You need an hour and an open mind and the ability to ask, “What if?” It will take the ability to swallow some pride – false pride, the kind that makes a big lump in one’s throat when you see a courageous person stand up and defy tyranny.

This lady tried to be an officer in the Marine Corps. She didn’t make it, but she tried.

Let’s give her the respect she deserves. Hear this.

So mote it be.

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CAN YOU SPELL GERRYMANDER? WANT TO SEE A PICTURE OF IT?

Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 – everything in orange – (click for size)

 

These People Get What It Is

Lauren Daugherty, JP Candidate for Judge Pete Peterson’s Seat

Six Shooter Junction – Young Ms. Daugherty sustained an injury at the Marine Corps Officers Training Depot, Quantico, Virginia, and with two Masters Degrees to her credit, her career as an officer and a gentlewoman sidetracked, she became involved in Libertarian Party politics.

One degree is in government, earned at Johns Hopkins University, the other, in national security, bestowed by “another university” she did not name.

She says she was “appalled” to learn that the Justice of the Peace in Precinct One, Place Two, The Honorable Pete Peterson, was the one who set bail of one million dollars on nearly two hundred people who were by and large guilty of having lunch at a restaurant on May 17, 2015 – Twin Peaks.

There is no way that is legal or constitutional, she declared in a brief interview. following the precinct convention she chaired on Tuesday.

The order of business marched down the page of her outline with the precision of a drill on a parade ground, and precisely on the stroke of one hour, she adjourned with delegates from each of 13 precincts to the County Convention, to be held on Saturday at the Colin Street Bakery in Bellmead.

It’s all about becoming the person and the politics she wants to be.

If the Republicans can’t field an opponent in the primary, the Democrats decline to do the job of the loyal opposition, then she will step forward to take the challenge.

Judge Peterson has to go.

Legal experience?

Let’s put it this way. First, the delegates certified their eligibility with picture ID and voter registration cards; next, they signed affidavits they had not committed a class C misdemeanor by voting in another party’s primary, then casting a ballot in the Libertarian convention; in a final order of business, she constructed the roster of delegates to the convention, and obtained commitment from those who attend to go to Houston on April 13-15 at the State Convention, to be held at the Hilton, Westchester.

The details are to be found on the party’s website – lptexas.org – including each convention and all the rules and fees to attend.

The politics? Try this on for size. David Reich, a delegate, said he went to the McLennan County Elections Office and paid $58 for the financial report on the campaign contributions Abel Reyna received, and the records of how he spent the money.

“You learn a lot from that kind of thing,” he said, bearishly. As to the records, “No one cares, as long as you lose. If you win, everybody cares!” All agreed heartily. Many remarked it was a shame it costs $58 to learn what taxpayers have previously paid to record the facts contained therein.

When the appointed hour to adjourn arrived, she declared the convention closed on the stroke of 8 p.m.

How’s that for organized?

How is 13 for an portentous number?

Does it fit the cut of your jib?

We will be hearing more from her. She needs the help of bikers from throughout the state to replace Pete Peterson, the man who signed away their rights under the U.S. and Texas Constitutions, acting as the magistrate in an insult to Liberty, as She Walked on May 17, 2015.

Watch these columns for more about this critical race.

All hail!

I have spoken.

I am sincere.

So mote it be.

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Now, hear this:

 

 

Ordeal Running, Standing

Photo Montage by Frank Villa, a native of Presidio, Texas

“YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN MADNESS, EH?                                                         “I DON’T, AT ALL. I KNOW BETTER THAN TO FOOL WITH IT.    “SO WHAT YOU DO…                                                                                                  “SO WHAT YOU DO IS GO ON BY IT. WHAT YOU DO IS GET DONE WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE DOING. AND WHAT YOU DO RARELY – AND I MEAN RARELY – IS TO FLIRT WITH IT.” – JAMES DICKEY, DELIVERANCE

Somewhere in Occupied Coahuila – The words came from the tobacco country of the Carolinas. burning off the Facebook page.

People from as far away as other continents are beginning to observe all this, because it’s important. When there is great friction on the Texas – Mexican border, there historically war follows close behind.

But Shaun Kane, who hails from Massachusetts, said he learned early in his career as a student of martial arts that once an opponent is down – and out – “…you finish him.”

He didn’t bother to elaborate.

The tattoos, the deep tan, the subject at hand – all speak of a warrior’s code. Common sense prevails.

This man Abel Reyna, the elected Criminal District Attorney, has come adrift from his moorings, his oath to the Constitution, to uphold and protect its tenets, from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

A trusted servant, he neglected to touch the bases of the grand experiment set in motion by Franklin and Jefferson, Madison and Adams, Hamilton and Washington.

He ignored the guarantees of a republican form of government as his actions spoke in loud tones of the imperial, the cruel dictates of the tyrant.

As a spectator, I happened to be seated in the very back row of the cavernous basement auxiliary courtroom in the Courthouse Annex. A multipurpose room that serves as a court or a jury assembly room, as needed, its floor area covers nearly half a city block.

Next to me sat a mild-mannered, soft-spoken man from the Office of the Attorney General, an Assistant To Ken Paxton, who was compelled as all were to stand, then be seated when the bailiff called, “All rise,” and 54th Criminal District Judge Matt Johnson and his entourage of Court Reporter, nearly a half dozen staff members of the prosecution, two defense attorneys, and the defendant trooped in and out of a jury room during the laborious process of the deselection of literally hundreds of veniremen in the trial of Bandido Jake Carrizal of Dallas.

“Please be seated,” Judge Johnson would intone.

This was during that unhappy period of the fall when the great media distraction presented on any given Sunday or Monday night consisted of professional football players refusing to stand for our National Anthem, and rather, “taking a knee.”

This consistent action on the part of hundreds had the effect of turnomh the mere formality observed in courtrooms of a normal size into the majestic observance of power that it really and truly is, something lurking in the consciousness of any auld sod, the cavernous hall, the halberds, armored soldiers, the endless rigamarole of the introduction of nobility.

Wag that I am, I turned to my companion of the morning and said, “What if we all just took a knee?”

In a moment I shall never forget, we both turned into simpering school boys in attendance at an assembly suffered at length, smiling behind our hands, looking at the ceiling, trying to maintain our composure – at least until recess, when we could escape into the gorgeous weather of a crisp Texas prairie autumn day.

He said, “Let’s not go there, Mr. Parks. Just – don’t.”

The very idea! To be caught dead with the likes of the Legendary acting out his antics in an arena wherein they play for blood – for life and liberty.

And so, it came as no surprise when the Office of the Attorney General announced recently that their staff is busy with weighty matters of consequence and has no time to prosecute the nearly two hundred indictments obtained by Abel Reyna, a man whom a visiting Judge from Harris County told, if he could, he surely would have him placed in handcuffs and taken to jail.

There is abundant evidence of his commission of aggravated perjury from the witness stand; the Assistant Attorney General of whom I speak was surreptitiously recorded recounting the various acts of tampering with evidence he could document personally, and the entire defense bar is calling for relief.

And, yet, the officials to whom this dread task – removing a disgraced and clearly culpable official from the practice of law in the face of mountains of evidence of his ill will for We The People – continue to dither and stall.

They seem to think they can afford to wait until January 1, when a new District Attorney will take over.

When will this “typical city” emerge from its hideous day dream and take action? There stands the opponent, now defeated, dismissed from the courtroom by a substitute judge who refused to take any real action in the matter at hand, humiliated, angered, a pilloried man in a desperate situation.

Do you really propose to turn over the peace and dignity of The People of the State of Texas to this unsound set of circumstances?

Meanwhile, your courts are teeming with minor offenders charged with the horrendous crimes of driving while license suspended, or with insurance lapsed, intoxicated, possession of a small amount of dope – to a man or a woman they are people serving time for the crime on not having enough money to remedy the situation.

It’s a matter of record that in a pre-trial intervention program, Reyna allowed defendants charged with assaulting police officers and committing indecent acts with children to walk away with no charges.

His lenience toward campaign contributors is the subject of a federal probe initiated by his former First Assistant District Attorney, who approached the Texas Rangers first, but soon learned that they can do nothing unless the investigation is approved by Reyna. He chose the FBI, and the file has languished there for years.

Women have lost their lives because the peace officers charged with the arrest of of their assailants ignored the warrants issued and perished trying to defend themselves from men who clearly had violent intentions toward them.

The entire top rank of leadership of the City of Waco has experienced a turnover, all of them reportedly “sworn to secrecy” about the matters that have ensued since two private armies clashed in armed conflict on a Sunday noon at a beer garden in this city.

One is compelled to think of the police and the Department of Public Safety officers who allowed Reyna to take over the investigation of a horrible criminal incident without the slightest protest.

No one with any credible authority has made mention of this. Nor has a badged, commissioned, hip slung, holster-slapping daddy-o one made an arrest or filed a meaningful report about how three pickup loads of men curbed a motorcyclist at the 322 mile marker on I-35 at Lorena and beat his head bloody with hammers and pieces of pipe. Not one arrest has been made.

There has not been much mention of the police investigation of young ladies who suffered aggravated sexual assault by privileged members of an elite class of Baylor students, members of the football program, the farm team system of the NFL. The accredited police department at Baylor let it slide, as did the upper management of that institution, the largest religious university in the nation. Where were the investigators?

The Texas Rangers are reportedly standing by to make the cases the evidence supports, but, according to credible and reliable sources, they have not obtained the green light from Reyna to do so.

It is clear that sources of power outside the local environs of McLennan County are waiting to see what the local leadership is prepared to do before stepping into the quagmire.

Grow a spine, Waco. Think of your children.

Johnson Wins 60-40% With 100% Of Votes Counted

Since you must wager, wager upon the occurrence whereby you lose the least if you are wrong. – Blaise Pascal, Of The Necessity of the Wager, Pensees

Waco – A walk-on home town candidate who returned from the bright lights and big city of Big D to care for his elderly mother whipped the two-term sitting District Attorney with a suggestion.

Barry Johnson announced his candidacy by saying what would to any pragmatic legal manager in any large law office be readily apparent.

From where he sat, Johnson said, speaking from a background of 30 years experience managing thousands of cases and many lawyers who reported directly to him, it looked like the Twin Peaks cases were a no show.

Why not go through them, discover which ones had little or no probable cause and thus no chance of conviction, and concentrate on the ones in which there is abundant evidence of murder and assault?

As the weeks wore on, his opponent, sitting DA Abel Reyna, did exactly that because he didn’t want to face questions about a federal probe in which members of his staff gave an FBI agent the goods on his crooked and unethical dealings, including selling case dismissals for cash contributions, evidence tampering,  and collusion with racketeers.

The reason that was possible was simple enough. It was because of the antics of the “elected Criminal District Attorney of McLennan County,” as Abelino Reyna so often refers to himself.

Reyna made himself a witness when he stepped over the line as a prosecutor the day of the debacle in which 9 died of gunshot wounds in a pool of blood and an additional 20 suffered serious wounds.

Reyna became the “necessary witness,” as lawyer F. Clinton Broden termed his participation by directing his staff to prepare an affidavit of warrantless arrest in a complaint that specified only the fact that those to be arrested were wearing certain “gang” colors held to be those of “outlaw motorcycle gangs” by state police or the Department of Justice.

That single act is prohibited by the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, which dictates in black and white statutes that it is illegal for a prosecutor to investigate a case, then supervise its prosecution in court. One cannot legally serve both as a police officer – a necessary witness – and a trial lawyer in the prosecution of an accused offender.

In pre-trial hearings in case after case, lawyers followed Broden’s lead by issuing subpoenas for Reyna’s appearance as a witness.

To avoid his appearance, Reyna would then dismiss the cases, and thereby proved Johnson’s legal argument without Johnson having to file a writ or step into the well of a courtroom and argue the point before a judge.

Johnson is a Waco native whose father started as a Justice of the Peace, obtained a law degree, and served as a District Judge for many years.

He campaigned on the twin issues of Reyna’s misapprehension of legal procedure in the Twin Peaks prosecutions and his father’s wisdom, in which he taught him that once a judge or prosecutor crosses the line and gives one defendant special treatment, he must then give all the same treatment.

Quite simply, Reyna proved what Johnson had said on the campaign trail to be quite true, both in a legal and practical sense, and the rest is history.

In a record turnout, 17,277 voters cast ballots with 10,347 choosing Johnson’s brand of legal logic over 6,930  – 60% for Johnson, 40% for Reyna. Thosewho traveled the more frothy and dubious path laid by Reyna, that evil men and women wearing loud colors on black sleeveless jackets arrived in their town astride chrome-wheeled beasts bent on a murderous rampage over – what issue it was never quite clear – found themselves in the minority.

The motive for hundreds of persons who arrived at what they expected would be a political meeting to commit murder and mayhem as part of an organized criminal conspiracy was never very clear, even when it took five weeks to try Dallas Bandidos Chapter Jake Carrizal after a month-long wrangle over the recusal of the judge and the selection of the jury at a cost of $1.5 million.

That debacle resulted in a mistrial, and more than 100 federal civil rights cases are pending in an Austin U.S. District Court alleging false arrest and punitive bail, speedy trial violation, and an impossibility in the concept of the ability to face one’s accusers when even after three years of waiting, the requested discovery items promised by the prosecution are by and large still to be delivered.

One suspects that voters kept a weather eye on the phenomenal costs associated with Reyna’s brand of justice.

The only ballistics evidence presented came from testing three of 14 rifles wielded by police officers on the fateful day, leaving 11 rifles unaccounted for, and the remainder of the evidence of the ballistics firearms tested by an ATF tool mark specialist ruled inadmissible because the technicians who actually prepared the reports were not summoned to testify.

The inept display of legal maneuvering before a jury of confused and frankly bored and inattentive persons who were forced to constantly parade in and out of the courtroom while legal arguments stormed through their days out of their presence led to a humiliating defeat.

Quite simply, Barry Johnson outlawyered Abel Reyna without ever stepping into the courtroom in 155 cases out of more than 190 alleged by We The People Of The State Of Texas because our prosecutor, the man chosen in 2010 to head our law office at Waco, McLennan County, Texas, made a fatal legal error in judgment on the evening of May 17, 2015.

The only way he could be persuaded to admit his error was to threaten him with self incrimination in his testimony, something he has already done by committing aggravated perjury in a disqualification hearing held in August, 2016.

Who needs it?

Even if you can afford it, what do you get out of it? More of the same?

Such a deal.

I am sincere.

So mote it be.

  • The Legendary

 

 

‘Gag Order’ Applies To All But Reyna, Says Lawyer

Waco – The apparently charmed actions of incumbent elected District Attorney Abel Reyna continue to draw chain lightning in the black and gold case of Matthew Clendennen, who was arrested at Twin Peaks on May 17, 2015, wearing a Scimitars cut.

Though he no longer owns a hog or is a member of a club affiliated with the Cossacks, he’s still facing indictment for engaging in organized criminal behavior and a superseding charge of conspiring to commit capital murder.

In a filing for the immdidate order to show cause why Reyna “should not be held in contempt of court of court,” defense attorney F. Clinton Broden hammered on the fact that though Visiting Judge Doug Shaver ordered Reyna to immediately take down ads on his Facebook page and on the air that depict the arrest of Clendennen on the fateful day, Reyna continues to “thumb his nose” at the directions of the Court.

In a hearing Monday morning – primary election eve – Judge Shaver said he was not sure if a gag order issued prior to Reyna’s self recusal by 54th Criminal District Judge Matt Johnson would still apply, the Judge said were he sure, he would order him taken into custody.He told Reyna he “should be ashamed of yourself.”

As of 3:30 pm the same day, Reyna had not complied with his order, an action Broden said would take only a “few mouse clicks” for anyone with even “rudimentary” computer skills.

As to the applicability of the gag order to Reyna, Broden noted in his motion that,

The Court was worried that, because Reyna’s office recused itself from the case, that the ‘gag order’ might not cover Reyna. Mr. Clendennen notes that the ‘gag order’ covers ‘witnesses…who have testified in investigative or adjudicative proceedings’ in the case. In fact, Reyna’s purported reason for recsing himself in this case was that he has testified in an adjudicative proceeding in the case.

So, the famous “gag order” so often cited by cops and robbers, lawyers and defendants throughout the Twin Peaks saga seems to apply to everyone but the “elected Criminal District Attorney,” Abelino Reyna, who faces a “coin flip,” do-or-die decision today at the polls in a primary election with his single challenger, home town lawyer Barry Johnson, recently returned from a 30-year career as manager of a Dallas law office.

In denying a motion for a speedy trial on Monday, Judge Shaver ordered a trial date of October 5, according to Broden, who had sought dismissal of the case due to repeated delays imposed by Reyna’s stalling tactics over discovery.

Judge Shames Reyna Over Video Depicting Accused

Twin Peaks defendant Matthew Clendennen in campaign video

Waco –  It was as strong an admonishment as District Judges ever give elected Criminal District Attorneys.

Visiting Judge Doug Shaver reacted to a motion from defense counsel complaining of the use of the video image of the defendant Matthew Clendennen in a campaign video, saying, “Mr. Reyna, you should be ashamed of yourself.”.

He told the district attorney that his use of the images and the narrative of the campaign video violates a gag order in the Clendennen case that was imposed by 54th Criminal District Judge Matt Johnson.

Admonishments of practicing attorneys are rarely public – even more rarely delivered in open court.

Though Judge Shaver corrected Reyna in strong terms, he stopped short of granting a motion for a speedy trial, one of many such in the nearly three years since the commercial lawn care provider experienced arrest as a member of a Cossacks support club, the Scimitars, on May 17, 2015, at the Twin Peaks Restaurant.

He was there to attend a Confederation of Clubs meeting regarding legislative items, including a multimillion dollar motorcycle safety fund, handgun open carry legislation still pending, anti-profiling laws, and asset forfeiture repeal.

The judge set a trial date of October 5 in the case following a lengthy conference between the special prosecutors appointed to take the place of the elected DA and his staff following his recusal.

The issues included determining if the numerous delays and postponed court dates constitute a clear cut pattern of malice, the arguments presented behind a closed door. Judge Shaver also overruled a motion to quash a superseding indictment for conspiracy to commit capital murder.

When the attorneys and the judge emerged, he stalked from the courtroom, leaving media wondering what the decision was on a court date.

“October fifth, I guess,” said attorney F. Clinton Broden, when quizzed.

On the witness stand, Clendennen tearfully revealed that he temporarily lost custody of his children during a divorce case that occurred following his arrest, and  that he is unable to pass certain background checks corporate clients perform to determine if his organization is trustworthy to take care of their lawn care, and for credit checks.

“It’s like starting over at square one,” he said.

Abel Reyna stood in the well of courtroom and told the judge he wold take the videos down from his web site and cancel further airing of the material in paid political advertisements.

He did not take the stand, though he was summoned as a witness.