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Twin Peaks Biker Hearing Puts Waco District Attorney on Hotseat

Lawyers for three of the bikers at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, filed legal documents to have the district attorney recused from their criminal cases. On Monday, a hearing on their motions put the McClennan County District Attorney on the hotseat. D.A. Abel Reyna, the police chief, and other law enforcement officials, were all placed on the stand to testify during the hearing.

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Pair of Bikers in Twin Peaks Shootout Case Push to Recuse Waco D.A.

Bikers who were caught-up in the Twin Peaks arrests in May 2015 have filed motions to recuse the Waco District Attorney. They say they cannot get a fair trial because there is a conflict of interest and have asked for the appointment of an attorney pro tem.

Mosque Arson

Muslim Charged with Arson of Texas Mosque Going Before Judge

HOUSTON, Texas — The Muslim charged with arson of his own mosque on Christmas Day is going before a judge to determine if there is enough evidence to continue holding him. An examining trial has been set for Wednesday, January

Waco bomb squad investigates suspicious ice chest. (Photo: Mel Moss)

Memorial Service for Twin Peaks Bikers Halted by Bomb Scare

A memorial service for Twin Peaks bikers who were slain in the May 17th shootings was abruptly halted by a bomb scare on Saturday. One of the leaders of the group told Breitbart Texas, “A lot of the bikers are not buying it.”

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Texas Court Tells Waco Twin Peaks Judge to Vacate Gag Order

The Waco Court of Appeals held on Friday that a lower court judge was wrong to issue a gag order in connection with a Twin Peaks biker case. The court ordered the trial court judge to lift the order. The gag order was imposed on June 30th.

Bikers Fight 'Guilt by Association'

Waco Bikers Prosecution Persists with ‘Guilt by Association’ Arguments

Twin Peaks bikers are fighting a gag order in Waco, Texas, and they are fighting the prosecution’s persistent and flagrant use of terms such as “outlaw bikers,” “biker gangs,” and “outlaw biker gangs” when referring to motorcycle riders and all of the bikers in Waco that day. They cite legal opinions that prevent such “guilt by association” arguments by the State.

Clendennen Cartoon in Objection to Grand Jury

Twin Peaks Biker Files Objection: Waco PD Grand Jury Foreman has Conflict of Interest

One of the bikers arrested as a result of the Twin Peaks restaurant shootout has filed an objection arguing that it would be a conflict of interest to allow a Waco Police Department detective to preside as grand jury foreman over his criminal case. The objection includes a copy of the Gary Larson cartoon shown above.

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Waco Twin Peaks Judge Reverses Decision to Extend ‘Pick-A-Pal’ Grand Jury

One of the state district judges presiding over the Waco Twin Peaks bikers cases has reversed his decision to extend the term of a grand jury selected under the old method of selecting grand juries. The judge will now comply with a McLennan County, Texas, order that ends on July 8th, the much criticized practice of selecting “pick-a-pal” grand juries. This grand jury will likely decide the fate of some, if not all, of the 177 bikers arrested on May 17th after the Twin Peaks shootout.

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Waco Judge Stops Twin Peaks Video Release, Issues Gag Order

A Waco criminal court judge has issued a gag order in the Twin Peaks biker case preventing lawyers and prosecutors from talking to the media. He has also shielded a Twin Peaksrestaurant surveillance video from release to the public. Breitbart Texas sent a Texas Public Information Act request to the City of Waco for that and other videos on June 4th and has reported about the City’s noncompliance with its request.