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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.

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TX Lawyers Celebrate in Every County by Reading Declaration of Independence

HOUSTON, Texas — To celebrate the 240th birthday of the United States, Texas criminal defense lawyers across the 254 counties in the Lone Star State are taking to the courthouse steps to read the Declaration of Independence. The event started in Harris County, Texas, but the reading this year is in every Texas county.

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McLennan County Vows Fight with Texas AG over Concealed Handgun Signs

McClennan County Commissioners are defying instructions by the Texas Attorney General to remove 30.06 signs prohibiting licensed gun owners from carrying a concealed handgun into areas in the courthouse and annex where they are permitted. The dispute is over common areas where Texas law says it is legal for license holders to carry handguns. The commissioners have hired lawyers to fight the directive of the attorney general.

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Top Bandidos Arrested in Texas

Three of the highest ranking leaders of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization (OMO) were arrested in Texas on Wednesday.

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Cops Harassing Bikers for Christ, Other Biker Groups, Says Biker Attorney

Christian bikers in ministry, like Bikers for Christ, say they are frequently detained and questioned by cops who want to see if they have information about bikers obtained while engaging in their ministry. The Twin Peaks biker indictments and arrests in Waco, Texas, brought attention to the profiling, as well as the harassment of motorcycle riders in America. Among these bikers are independents who do not belong to any particular organization, as well as those who wear patches and are members of biker and motorcycle clubs, Christian and Veteran bikers, and others.

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Texas Grand Jury Takes Just 9 Hours to Indict 106 Twin Peaks Bikers

A McLennan County, Texas, grand jury took just nine hours to indict all 106 Twin Peaks biker cases presented to them during a nine hour session with prosecutors. The 106 bikers have been indicted for the crime of engaging in organized criminal activity.

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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.

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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.

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Texas Judge Makes Waco Police Detective Grand Jury Foreman

A McLennan County judge named a Waco police detective to serve as foreman over a newly-selected grand jury in Waco. The detective and this grand jury could end up presiding over the Twin Peaks biker cases.

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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.

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Arrested Waco Biker Calls on Texas Governor and Attorney General to Intervene

One of the 170 bikers arrested in Waco, Texas and previously held on $1,000,000 bond has taken to the media to call upon Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The biker, Matthew Alan Clendennen, claims he is innocent and that his May, 17, 2015 arrest was a result of a broad sweep by Waco police.

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Judges Reduce Bonds for ‘Waco 170’ But Grab Guns of Club President

Judge Ralph Strother, one of the judges who set $1 million bonds in the Twin Peaks biker cases, reduced the bond of the president of the local Waco, Texas, chapter of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club, but ordered that he turn over all of his guns. John Wilson has approximately 30 guns in his home.

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Waco Bikers’ Attorney Essentially ‘Poured the F*** Out’ in Hearing to Remove Biased Judges

The attorney for nine of the Twin Peaks bikers told Breitbart Texas that he was in effect told “You Sir, are poured the f*** out.” A hearing was held this week on motions to remove three McLennan County judges who set and retained $1 million bonds on bikers arrested at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. The attorney argued that the judges demonstrated bias and should be recused from making future rulings.