Sat
16
Sep

Judge denies speedy trial motion in Clendennen Twin Peaks case

A judge on Friday rejected a motion from former biker Matthew Clendennen to dismiss the charges against him on a claim his right to a speedy trial has been violated.

Judge Matt Johnson of Waco’s 54th State District Court considered a variety of motions Friday from Clendennen’s attorney, Clint Broden, including a motion to disqualify the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office because it has a tape recording of Clendennen and Broden speaking by phone while Clendennen was still in the county jail.

Thu
14
Sep

Police: 6 motorcycle club members indicted in double murder case

(video)--COWETA COUNTY, Ga. - Coweta County authorities believe they now have the people responsible for a double murder in custody.

Police arrested six members of a motorcycle club in connection with the shooting deaths of two women. Officers say they uncovered disturbing evidence inside the group's clubhouse.

FOX 5's Doug Evans spoke with neighbors who live near the former Newnan club house of the Iron Cross Motorcycle Club.  They are too frightened to go on TV and say it, but they applaud the law enforcement crackdown on the alleged gang and the raid that led to the closing of the club house.

If this house was once a motorcycle club house of a gang dedicated to crime and affiliated with hate groups, it's clear that it is not now. 

Tue
12
Sep

Twin Peaks defense attorney tries to get second judge tossed from case

One day after a visiting judge yanked 19th District Court Judge Ralph Strother off the first Twin Peaks biker trial, the defense attorney for defendant Jake Carrizal -- a member of the Bandidos motorcycle club -- filed a motion to also recuse the new Judge Matt Johnson from presiding over the case.

The move delays Carrizal's jury selection for yet another day. A deputy clerk told the jury to leave and return Wednesday at 9 a.m.

A panel of about 150 showed up for jury duty in the Twin Peaks biker trial. Many of them were angry that the selection process was stopped. 

The motion's filing was no surprise. Defense Attorney Casie Gotro had previously stated she would file such court documents and implied she believed Johnson and Strother would both be biased toward the prosecution.

The state claimed Monday that Gotro was just trying to delay the trial.

Sun
10
Sep

Flat Track Motorcycle Racing Rises From the Dust

With a renewed rivalry between Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles, and some modern bikes to pit against each other on the dirt, flat track might be the most exciting form of motorcycle racing to watch.

A low hum rises as 18 men and women straddle their machines. Engines snarl as tense hands grip the throttles. For a moment everything is still—the crowd, the racers, and the dust.

Then the green flag waves and the bikes erupt in a fury. The collective engine thunderclap rattles my ribcage. Riders lean forward in defiance of inertia. In a heartbeat, they are gone, off like a pack of wild hyenas in a deluge of din and dust.

Fri
08
Sep

Leaked Documents Show Waco Police Knew “Potential For Violence” Ahead Of Twin Peaks Shootout Was ‘Very High’

Police had reason to believe violence would occur, but failed to intervene. Twin Peaks management didn’t take proper precautions to protect customers. One state law enforcement agency was kept completely in the dark.

It’s been more than two years since one of the deadliest criminal shootouts in American history. But the bloody clash involving motorcyclists at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco continues to be shrouded by a veil of secrecy. Criminal trials are scheduled to start next week, and thanks to a trove of leaked documents obtained by the Texas Standard, we now gain a fascinating insight into the lethal fray.

Sat
02
Sep

A Hells Angels motorcyclist was shot driving through Tri-Cities. Now no one is talking

(video)-- After a Hells Angels member from California was shot in the leg while passing through Pasco, witnesses clammed up and refused to share anything with detectives.

Two weeks later, state investigators are hopeful people will come forward to give some clues into what happened that Aug. 18 afternoon on Highway 395.

The wounded motorcyclist, Dennis Donahue, 52, has since been released from the hospital. And five of his fellow members, who were arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief with a deadly weapon, posted bail and have not been charged.

Sat
02
Sep

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(video)-- After a Hells Angels member from California was shot in the leg while passing through Pasco, witnesses clammed up and refused to share anything with detectives.

Two weeks later, state investigators are hopeful people will come forward to give some clues into what happened that Aug. 18 afternoon on Highway 395.

The wounded motorcyclist, Dennis Donahue, 52, has since been released from the hospital. And five of his fellow members, who were arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief with a deadly weapon, posted bail and have not been charged.

Thu
31
Aug

Bad Judge Recused

According to multiple sources, McLennan County Judge Ralph T. Strother has been removed from presiding over the trials of at least three defendants in the Twin Peaks Biker Brawl case.

The recusal was ordered by retired judge James Morgan in response to three motions filed June 30. Those motions were filed by Dallas attorney Clint Broden who represents defendant George Bergman; Galveston attorney and former district judge Susan Criss who represents Rolando Reyes; and Austin attorney Millie L. Thompson who is defending Thomas Landers.

Bergman’s motion accused Strother of doing “everything in his power to accommo- date the State’s wishes and turn them into realities.”

much more @ http://www.agingrebel.com/15704

Mon
28
Aug

Source: Mall parking lot fight was motorcycle-gang related

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- An assault at the Staten Island Mall parking lot involved members of two rival motorcycle gangs, the Pagans and the Bridge Runners, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.

The fifth annual "Bikers for Bini" charity event was shut down on Sunday after a 54-year-old man was allegedly punched, according to sources.

No arrests have been made in the incident that happened at about 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the mall at 2655 Richmond Ave., said a spokesman for the NYPD's Deputy Commissioner of Public Information.

The 54-year-old man was treated at the scene for injuries that include lacerations to the left side of his face and declined to be taken to a hospital, said a spokesman for the NYPD's Deputy Commissioner of Public Information.

The victim is being uncooperative with the probe, said the source with knowledge of the investigation.

Sun
27
Aug

Outlaws Clubhouse Torched

Someone burned the Outlaws clubhouse at 4035 18th Ave South in St. Petersburg, Florida early yesterday morning. According to published reports, the building was undergoing “extensive renovations at the time of the fire.”

The clubhouse was home to one of the American Outlaw Associations’ 16 chapters in Florida.

According to Jarrod Holbrook, a television reporter with WFTS in Tampa who has effectively reported police statements in the past and who seems to have sources with both local police and within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, authorities “are looking at gang retaliation as a possible factor.”

much more @ http://www.agingrebel.com/15686

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