Twin Peaks Shooting

Leaked Waco Video Reveals Little on Twin Peaks Shooting

The ninety minute video from a surveillance camera at Don Carlos Mexican restaurant reveals little, if any, new information about the police shootout at the neighboring Twin Peaks restaurant. That incident left nine people dead in May. The video was released by a Dallas law firm on Friday evening.

Police arrive at Don Carlos

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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Waco Police Say Only Three Officers Fired at Twin Peaks Bikers

During his news conference Friday, Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman defended investigators’ decision to arrest the roughly 177 bikers following the shooting, and charge each with engaging in organized crime. “Those people who went to jail that night, there was probable cause for that arrest,” Stroman said.


Law Enforcement Response to Waco Shooting Raises Constitutional Questions

Serious constitutional and civil rights questions have been raised regarding the blanket fill-in-the-blank arrests of 170 bikers in the wake of the Waco Twin Peaks shooting and the subsequent excessive bail that was set. Breitbart Texas investigative reporter Lee Stranahan and KTSA radio talkshow host Trey Ware recently discussed some of these issues on Ware’s morning show.

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Waco: Complaint Filed Against Official Who Set $1M Bonds for Bikers

More legal challenges are stacking up against Waco authorities in the wake of the May 17th shooting incident outside a Twin Peaks restaurant. After last week’s recusal motion, another attorney has filed a complaint with the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct against Waco Justice of the Peace Walter H. “Pete” Peterson.


Twin Peaks Waco Franchise Revoked

Placing the blame for the Sunday biker shooting firmly on the franchisee, Twin Peaks national headquarters has revoked the franchise from the Waco restaurant. Nine people were killed in a fight that began inside the restaurant and spilled out into the parking lot.

Waco Twin Peaks Waitresses

Waco Police Update: ‘This was Anytown, USA Yesterday’, Could Happen in Any City

Waco Police Department’s Sergeant Patrick Swanton said “This was Anytown, USA,” in response to a question from media about why this happened in this city. He said there is a violent element out there and this type of violence could erupt anywhere, especially if a business ignores requests from police. Swanton revised the number of individuals downward to 170 from the previously reported 192 during his Monday midday press conference.

Waco Shooting

Twin Peaks Shooting: 192 Arrested, Restaurant Shutdown for 7 Days

The Waco Police Department announced the arrest of 192 people in connection with the shooting at the Twin Peaks restaurant that occurred around noon on Sunday. In a separate action, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) announced they have issued a 7-day summary suspension closing the diner for community safety reasons.

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