BOOZEFIGHTER JEDI – PROPERTY APPRAISER – IN PERSON
There are those individuals that are resilient in resolving issues through peaceful negotiations, tactful communication and ongoing positive emotions. Then there are those that believe the chaotic sound of a fist cleaving your face, the visual of your ragged limp body hitting the ground brings more enjoyment than the latter. #JEDI
Six Shooter Junction – George Horsley drives to Austin each day to practice his profession – that of a property appraiser with a lot of experience serving the McLennan County Appraisal District.
Those days are long gone.
He says it’s the best thing that ever happened to him.
Tomorrow, on Sunday, June 10, he and Gordon Harriman, a professional property manager whose great grandfather founded Crawford Austin, an operation that today owns “right at” 1,000 parcels of commercial property in the environs of Waco, Jerusalem-on-the-Brazos, will join us at RadioLegendary to rag chew the beaudacious efforts of the industrial establishment of this community to raise taxes – once again – by leaps and bounds by simply declaring folks’ stores, manufacturing plants, shopping malls, rental housing – and the like – is, well, ah, 17 percent more valuable than it was a year ago.
They’re considered about 12 percent more in their appraised value.
So, what happened during the ensuing year?
The Attorney General, his staff, the Courts, and the legal establishment not only nationwide, but worldwide, handed he McLennan County District Attorney his ass on a silver platter when a jury of twelve split 11 to one for acquittal in one of the most ridiculous displays of poor judgment ever to grace a criminal court.
In five weeks of tedious drama, the chosen 12 listened in bored disbelief while Abel Reyna and lead prosecutor Michael Jarrett put on tepid, opinionated testimony by “experts” on motorcycle gangs that had not one scintilla of bearing on the question: Did Dallas Bandido Jake Carrizal “engage” in organized crime when he and his Chapter of 1%’er bikers rolled into the parking lot of a trendy theme breastaurant located in the roadside sprawl of a shopping mall for folks with a lot of disposable income at noon on Sunday, May 17, 2015?
The prosecution in no way elicited testimony that would lead a reasonable man, that famous fictitious man in the street whose sensibilities form the holding in thousands of cases recorded for posterity in the books, to believe that Carrizal, his father and his uncle, as well as more than a dozen others who were rat-packed before they got off their custom Harley Davidson bikes, did anything other than defend themselves against an onslaught of violence perpetrated by nearly a hundred bikers wearing the colors of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club.
How do we know?
The G made a snuff flick of the whole thing, a nearly stream of consciousness work of video from cameras installed by the Texas Department of Public Safety, dashcams in cop cars, and closed circuit video surveillance cameras throughout the area.
This depiction revealed that 9 men lost their lives when they were cut down by and large by rounds fired from AR-15 style battle rifles wielded by SWAT team members. and an additional 20 suffered wounds. Of 14 such rifles fired through sound suppressing baffles attached to their barrels, only 3 were subjected to ballistics testing.
One would be led to believe after approximately 8 weeks of courtroom drama including the recusal of judges in lengthy hearings, that the jurors just flat didn’t see the case.
It was the identical case filed against 177 persons whose names filled a blank at the top of an identical “complaint” drafted by Reyna and his staff after they snatched the investigation away from the Waco Police.
That cast Reyna and his staff in the role of witnesses, not prosecutors. That’s a no no in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. You can’t prosecute a case in which you have become a “necessary witness.”
To further complicate matters, the Code of Criminal Procedure also makes no provision for superseding indictments as added counts in a previous indictment.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Only 25 of the original cases remain in progress. One lawyer out of Dallas is representing 100 former defendants whose cases have been “dismissed” with the explanatory statement that while probable cause exists, the case has been passed over in favor of prosecuting others with a higher degree of probable cause.
There is no doubt that these individuals’ civil rights have been trampled to bloody mush, and the City and County officials facing the litigation have no means of indemnification through the normal channels of insurance coverage for errors and omissions.
Hence, everyone’s property is worth way, way more than it was last year.
As it turns out, the servers are jammed with folks responding with evidence they filed electronically, and intend to present to review boards at the Appraisal District during protest hearings.
Our story: We intend to present the dialogue between Mssrs. Harriman and Horsley on an episode of BlogTalk Radio, and then throw the switchboard open for interested parties to vent their spleens about this situation.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we of The Legendary bring you today’s edition of what is popularly known as a TAX REVOLT!
The persons so afflicted by the cops, courts, and tax men were merely exercising their right to assemble and associate with persons of their choosing.
The purpose of the meeting at Twin Peaks was simply to review the policies of biker profiling and the state cops’ irritating action of withholding funds of approximately $17 million raised from extra added user fees tacked on to annual motorcycle registration fees.
The faulty and deficient legal instrument used to serve as a general warrant not particularized as to allegations of complaint or probable cause as demanded by the Fourth Amendment fo the U.S. Constitution is identical to the type the riflemen who defended the United States of America against the occupation of British troops serving a similar general warrant.
That led to the “shot heard round the world” fired in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1775.
We had originally planned to air this feature on Texas Biker Radio News, but due to scheduling conflicts, we are going to attempt to produce the event through RadioLegendary on Blog Talk Radio at 7:30 pm on Sunday, June 10. Look for ads in Facebook for further instructions.
That venerable Chinese curse has us all by the ying yang, it seems. We are indeed living in interesting times.
So mote it be.
Gordon Harriman, whose family business is Crawford Austin