Chapter Cinco | de Mayo

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The days of May in Texas can be hot, rainy, humid, sunny and cool, all in the same day, especially when on a motorcycle.
The 17th day of May in 2015 was one such day for at least 192 motorcycle enthusiasts as they came from different parts of Texas and even one C.o.C.&I. member rode in from Oklahoma. They traveled to attended a scheduled, Regional Confederation of Clubs and Independents, meeting at the Twin Peaks restaurant in the Central Texas Market Place in South Waco near where Interstate 35 and Hwy 6 interchange.

Twin Peaks Arial View 2015
Twin Peaks Arial View in the year 2015 according to Google Earth (NOT taken on May 17th, 2015)

Many of the pictures of the tragedy from the media, bystanders, Wacoans or even law enforcement, each have a different back drop, which will help those who view the image, to understand that the time of day matters quite a bit when trying to piece together what is being viewed.

Cossacks ABC hugging member | SS Tattoo and patches
Approximately 1pm on 05-17-15 the Cossack ABC – the Bearded fellow near the wall with a white cell phone in his hands (which was not included in Discovery) is hugging another Cossacks MC member | Also pictured are Army Veteran Kris Rhyne – left center – with an SS Tattoo on his left arm and Army Veteran Trey Short -far right- with SS patches on his cut. (Trey Short is now deceased) The MC Member being hugged – in front of ABC, as well as the member with his right arm in the tree branch – far left, and the tall lanky guy – right center – do not seem to be among those whom were arrested on May 17th, 2015. The bearded man with a Yellow bandana in the back left pocket is Bryan Harper, as seen with blood on his hands after transporting several of his wounded brothers to EMS staging areas far away from where they were injured.

The images, details, facts, and a true account of what happened that fateful day in May, were all limited by Law Enforcement to such a degree, that one would now ask, “did they know they would have to lie to the public, in order to win in court?” (The answer: Yes. This is a mess of epic proportions.)

The definition of a “Sniper” from the United States Marine Corps is: “A USMC Scout Sniper is a Marine, highly skilled in fieldcraft and marksmanship, who can deliver long-range precision fire on selected targets, from concealed positions.

USMC scout snipers in front of SS flag 2011
USMC scout snipers in front of SS flag in 2011 (notice the scopes and long barrels of the Sniper Rifles.) The longer the barrel, the more accurate the weapon.

In February 2012, U.S. media reported that Marine scout snipers had been using the double Sig rune (ϟϟ, “SS”) in its “Armanen” form (Runic "ᛋᛋ") to symbolize their function since at least the 1980s. The same stylized double rune was the symbol of the SS, the Nazi organization that was instrumental in conducting the Holocaust. Strong media criticism of this practice ensued. The Commandant of the Marine Corps gave orders to stop it, issued an apology, and ordered an investigation into the prevalence of this practice.”

The use of the Runic "ᛋᛋ" in Motorcycle culture is very guarded and not very clear as to the importance of the insignia for select members. From what is known of the symbol in the American Marine Corps is that it is used for the elite soldier to signify their elite talents. Very much like the secretive and elite members of our Nations finest fighting forces, the misunderstanding of the general population towards their actions and use of symbols, is supposed to be unknown, or a grey area at best.

Some things are better left unsaid towards the civilian world when the elite arms of our “law enforcement” are used over seas it seems, however it is not regarded as legal to use at home on civilians.

The reader can perform a Google search and find results for “Drone Program Success Rate” and find that the use of technology and weaponized technology is not always the best solution. A sniper is the human factor that comes in between digital intelligence and a target, to ensure that the proper target is acquired and that lethal force is the only solution for the neutralization of said target. A drone is simply a robot that delivers a payload on to a target.

These symbols that the bikers wear, are likely going to be one of those things that the general public will never understand until you sacrifice your life for the service of ones country or one’s club.

Motorcycle Clubs are very family/military oriented, as Veterans like structure in the chaos of civilian life, they find that riding a motorcycle with another like minded person evokes that spirit well. Military folks miss the structure of the military life, and the purpose that comes from unity.

That UNITY is what is under attack by the Federal Prosecutors from the Department of Justice.
Do NOT let misunderstood symbols sway your judgement in trying to figure out what things mean to other people.
To Federal Prosecutors, an MC member’s symbols are more lethal to you, than the average police man. Think about that.

Screenshot of a Youtube video where Sig Rune symbols are used on a Mongols soft color shirt
Screenshot of a Youtube video where double Sig Rune symbols are used on a Mongols soft color shirt. Mongols are a majority Hispanic MC. This shirt would be considered a part of the Mongol Nation.
Sniper DPS Waco May 17 2015
Texas DPS Special Operations Unit Officer with Sniper Rifle in Waco on May 17 2015 approximately 6:30pm (image 3)
DPS Snipers Twin Peaks roof 5-17-2015
DPS Snipers on the Twin Peaks roof 5-17-2015 approximately 6:00 pm (image 2)

The sunset time for May 17th, 2015 in Waco Texas was 7:19 pm.

McLennan County Sheriff SWAT FNP90
McLennan County Sheriff S.W.A.T. member carrying an FNP90 @ approximately 1:30pm May 17th, 2015 (image 1)
McLennan County Sheriffs Department Sniper on May 18th 2015
McLennan County Sheriffs Department Sniper on the morning of May 18th 2015 (Image 1a)

There are pictures of McLennan County Sheriff’s department “snipers”  (images 1, and 1a), Department of Public Safety “snipers” (images 2, 3, and 4),
and there are pictures of  Waco Police Department “Snipers” that might have fired their S.W.A.T. issued “sniper rifles” at civilians in the Don Carlos parking lots and Twin Peaks parking lots, however there was only one “sniper” rifle turned over to B.A.T.F.E. ballistics to be tested on behalf of all law enforcement, and that rifle belongs to former Army SSGT and Waco Police Department Officer Michael Bucher.

Waco Police S.W.A.T. were not the only “snipers” to have a firing position that day. The question of how many “snipers” were in position at Twin Peaks, still remains a mystery, as the definition of “sniper” has still not been presented to the public in open court. Perhaps that issue has been resolved in a Grand Jury setting, and we will never know.

WPD Officer with Assault Rifle with Silencer Directing traffic along I-35 in the Twin Peaks aftermath
WPD Officer Philip Zboril wearing an Assault Rifle with a “Noise Suppressor” whilst directing traffic along I-35 in the Twin Peaks aftermath

There were at least 3 possible DPS “snipers” as well.
The issue of the rifles involved by the multiple agencies, and their armory of record, is of very much importance to anyone familiar with the statute that forbids the military forces from being used against civilians. 18 U.S. Code § 1385 – Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus

Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

Where were McLennan county S.W.A.T. officers positioned in the Central Texas Market Place Shopping Center?

Where did McLennan County Sheriffs S.W.A.T. officers receive their weapons used on May 17th, 2015? There were 40 – M-14 RIFLE, 7.62 MILLIMETER rifles purchased in January of 2007 from the 1033 Department of Defense Military Surplus program by McLennan County, for aiding police departments in acquiring military grade equipment.

The full list of inventory in the State of Texas for items purchased using the 1033 program – Purchasing Military Surplus,  can be found here (Link is to an Excel Spreadsheet): STATE PROPERTY BOOK

The same 1033 program that sold Department of Defense Surplus Military Grade M-14’s to the DPS.

M-14 Rifles from the Army Property web site
M-14 Rifles from the Army Property web site

In the United States, the 1033 Program transfers excess military equipment to civilian law enforcement agencies. The program legally requires the Department of Defense to make various items of equipment available to local law enforcement.- “Shedding Light”. Defense Logistics Agency. Retrieved 2018-02-21.

As of 2014, 8,000 local law enforcement agencies participated in the program that has transferred $5.1 billion in military material from the Department of Defense to law enforcement agencies since 1997.[Poynton, Aaron. “Military & Civilian Resources: Doing More With Less” (PDF)] According to the Defense Logistics Agency, material worth $449 million was transferred in 2013 alone. Some of the most commonly requested items include ammunition, cold weather clothing, sand bags, medical supplies, sleeping bags, flashlights and electrical wiring. Small arms and vehicles such as aircraft, watercraft and armored vehicles have also been obtained.

The program has been criticized over the years by local media, by the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Defense in 2003, and by the GAO which found waste, fraud and abuse. It was not until media coverage of police during August 2014 Ferguson unrest that the program drew nationwide public attention; the Ferguson Police Department had equipment obtained through the 1033 program.[https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/08/13/ferguson-police-michael-brown-militarization-column/14006383/]

President Obama signed Executive Order 13688 on May 2015 limiting and prohibiting certain types of equipment.[https://www.bja.gov/publications/LEEWG_Report_Final.pdf][Korte, Gregory (18 May 2015). “Obama bans some military equipment sales to police”. USA Today. Retrieved 28 August 2017.]

On 28 August 2017 President Trump rolled back Obama’s Executive Order.[Johnson, Kevin (28 August 2017). “Trump expected to lift ban on military gear to local police forces”. USA Today. Retrieved 28 August 2017.] The ACLU and the NAACP have raised concerns about they call the militarization of police forces in the US. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the move early Monday morning of that week at the Fraternal Order of Police convention in Nashville, and said the president would do so by executive order.[Jackman, Tom (2017-08-27). “Trump to restore program sending surplus military weapons, equipment to police”. Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-03-22.] At the same time, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the director of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) pointed out the use of 1033 equipment as life saving devices seeing restrictions on distributing military surplus to police as “too far.” The FOP also pointed out that the armored vehicles weren’t tanks.

These weapons being issued to the Central Texas Sheriff’s offices are very likely remnants of their duties along side the Secret Service during President Bush’s tenure, since their acquisition date was January 5th, 2007, as George W. Bush used the Waco Airport as a storage hanger for two Air Force One planes for transport to and from his Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Tx to Washington, D.C.

Prairie Chapel Ranch is a 1,583-acre ranch in unincorporated McLennan County, Texas, located 7 miles northwest of Crawford. The property was acquired by George W. Bush in 1999 and was known as the Western White House during his presidency.

Some of the most important questions of May 17th, 2015 that will never be answered in a court of law, are:

  • “Who was the highest ranking officer, and what agency are they formally assigned too, at the time of the first round fired at approximately 12:22 on May 17th, 2015?”
  • “What was the Standard Operating Procedure for each agency on May 17th, 2015, and was there a written SOP from training?”
  • “What about Situation Reports in writing in any form, perhaps a white board from training, or the rear of the S.W.A.T. Bread Truck, maybe even field notes from personal note pads from each officer?”
  • “How many Law Enforcement Officers fired their weapons from all of the 8 agencies on scene from 11:00am to 1:00pm on May 17th, 2015?”
  • Don Carlos Audio and Video
    Don Carlos Audio and Video

    “Where is the Don Carlos audio, as well as the other security cameras videos from both the Don Carlos patio and the outside drive way pointing at the far entrance shared by Twin Peaks and Don Carlos closest to I-35? And is that piece of evidence considered Brady evidence that the District Attorneys office failed to disclose to the defense?”

  • “At what exact time did the Waco Police Department, McLennan County Sheriff’s office, Texas Department of Public Safety and supposedly no other agency, set up for the 1:00pm event at Twin Peaks, Don Carlos, Logan’s Roadhouse Steakhouse and Central Texas Marketplace parking lot?”

Below we see which agencies were positioned in or around the Central Texas Marketplace on May 17th, 2015 with enough warning, and training to hold a sniper position at Twin Peaks:

4 WPD officers Twin Peaks 5 17 15
4 WPD officers in front of Twin Peaks on 5-17-15 The officer with the LBV with white Police lettering is Michael Bucher (3rd from the left). Ben Rush is pictured far right.
  1. WPD Michael Bucher trading card
    WPD Michael Bucher trading card

    Waco Police Department Special Weapons Assault Team (S.W.A.T.) member, holding the sniper positions in their squad on May 17th, 2015 was Army Veteran Michael Bucher and

  2. WPD Heath Jackson officer of the year 2014
    WPD Heath Jackson officer of the year 2014

    Heath Jackson. Bucher & Jackson were in the same unmarked surveillance vehicle, which was parked, backed in to two parking spots with the rear of the vehicle taking up two spaces facing the 1-35 frontage road in the Don Carlos parking lot.

    Don Carlos WPD SUV Bucher-Jackson
    Don Carlos WPD SUV Bucher-Jackson
  3. Waco Police Department Sgt. O’Neil –
  4. Waco Police Department S.W.A.T. team leader and war trained Army Veteran Vrail George was on the B Side of the building near the empty Lazy Boy Retail building site and Verizon phone store and Logan’s Road House.
    Waco Police Department Vrail George trading card
    Waco Police Department Vrail George trading card
    Vrail George in the Army
    Vrail George in the Army
    Vrail George in the Army posing with Iraqi families
    Vrail George in the Army posing with Iraqi families
    Vrail George Facebook post where he reveals he feels called from above to do his duty and his job.
    Vrail George’s Facebook post where he reveals that he feels “called from above” to do his duty and his job as he posts an image of an angel slaying a demon with a sword on May 18th, 2015 under the user name Nick Fury.
    Vrail George in his LA Blues uniform in WPD SWAT operations on May 17th, 2015
    Vrail George in his “Los Angles Blues” uniform for W.P.D. S.W.A.T. operations on May 17th, 2015.
    George Vrail after SWAT operations for WPD at Twin Peaks May 17th, 2015
    George Vrail after SWAT operations for WPD at Twin Peaks May 17th, 2015 (what time did the diagram on the inside of the box truck, to the officer’s left, get drawn on the SWAT van wall?)
    Arial view of Waco Twin Peaks in 2015
    Arial view of Waco Twin Peaks in 2015
    Incident report WPD George Vrail-5-23-15 #1
    Incident report WPD George Vrail-5-27-15 #1
    Incident report WPD George-Vrail 05-22-15 #2
    Incident report WPD George Vrail 05-27-15 #2

    Incident report George Vrail-5-23-15 #3
    Incident report WPD George Vrail 5-27-15 #3
  5. WPD Officer Philip Zboril with purple gloves and “Noise Suppressor” on his rifle seen after the Twin Peaks incident directing traffic near I-35.
    WPD Officer with Assault Rifle with Silencer Directing traffic along I-35 in the Twin Peaks aftermath
    WPD Officer Philip Zboril wearing an Assault Rifle with a “Noise Suppressor” whilst directing traffic along I-35 in the Twin Peaks aftermath
    Waco Police Department SWAT team
    Waco Police Department SWAT team member Philip Zboril holding a Situation Report meeting after the Twin Peaks Ambush. Notes are being taken and written on the inside of the S.W.A.T. team Bread Truck walls. (Also not included in Discovery in the Carrizal Case)

     

  6. Jeremy Finch
    Waco Police Department Officer clearing the Don Carlos Parking lot
    Waco Police Department Officer clearing the Don Carlos Parking lot

    Jeremy Finch’s Incident Report can be found here:

  7. WPD Officer Joshua Fischer
    WPD Officer Joshua Fischer
  8. McLennan County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. team member holding an FNP-90 who was reportedly seen firing several rounds into the crowd on Twin Peaks patio from his hidden position in between a maroon suburban and white SUV near the dumpsters in the area of the back door of Twin Peaks to the right side of the patio if facing Twin Peaks between Don Carlos, and remained firing during the WPD commands to stop firing. FNP-90’s are said to sound very similar to an automatic pistol. (This claim is UN-substantiated and can not be verified with the current evidence presented. The witness reported having warm rounds land on his back during the gun fire. Enhanced images from the video are below, as well as the original video capture by Don Carlos patrons.)
    McLennan County Sheriff SWAT FNP90
    McLennan County Sheriff S.W.A.T. member carrying an FNP90 @ approximately 1:30pm May 17th, 2015 (image 1)

Image of the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division Operations plans
Image of the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division Operations plans

Texas DPS Special Operations Unit from Company F included at least 5 individuals according to the (NOT PRESENT IN CARRIZAL’S DISCOVERY) – DPS CID OPERATIONS plan.

  1. Primary Case Agent: Chris Frost (could also be Shooter #2 described below)
  2. Secondary Agent: Captain Cory Ledbetter (Red Boots)

    DPS Special Agent Cory Ledbetter on Don Carlos Patio at 12:14pm May 17th 2015
    DPS Special Agent Cory Ledbetter on Don Carlos Patio at approximately 12:22pm on May 17th 2015
  3. First Line Supervisor: Lt. Steven Schwartz

    Lt. Steven Schwartz DPS Main States Witness in 3 Twin Peaks trials
    Lt. Steven Schwartz DPS Main States Witness in 3 Twin Peaks trials
  4. Second Line Supervisor: Captain Gabe Ortiz

    Texas DPS Gabriel Ortiz
    Texas DPS Gabriel Ortiz
  5. Mark Gerik

    Texas DPS Officer Mark Gerik
    Texas DPS Officer Mark Gerik
  6. Shooter #2 could be the lead DPS agent in charge of CID operations Christopher Frost or it also be Justin Overcast
    DPS shooter 2 Don Carlos patio 5-17-2015
    DPS shooter 2 Don Carlos patio 5-17-2015 (are those expended rounds from that rifle, on the ground beside shooter #2?)

  7. Who is the Law Enforcement Officer in the Blue Shirt and Police Vest seen below with Shooter #2, and DPS Cody Ledbetter?
    Could this Be Justin Overcast?
DPS Cory Ledbetter, DPS Shooter #2, and DPS in Blue Shirt likely coming from Don Carlos Patio on May 17th, 2015
DPS in Blue Shirt officer with DPS Cory Ledbetter and DPS Shooter #2, coming from their concealed position on Don Carlos Patio on May 17th, 2015

The question of whether or not there were “snipers” in place in the Central Texas Market Place on May 17th, 2015 will likely only be answered with a complete list of weapons issued w/ ammo count, to any person on the premises in a Law Enforcement capacity, as well as personal weapons w/ ammo count so that forensic ballistics could happen immediately. Which never happened, nor likely ever will happen.

What we do know is that there were several different types of officers, trained in SWAT team operations, conducting an operation that was trained for in advance – to use potential deadly force if necessary – on American civilians in a parking lot, in broad daylight, during Sunday Church Lunch Rush Hour.

This was an obvious military style operation, with military grade equipment, using military trained soldiers, turned police men; targeting a political meeting, which was being held by Motorcycle Club members from all over Texas.

Who trained the local police force, local Sheriff’s Department members, Texas Department of Safety members, and Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission on this event?

What was the highest ranking Law Enforcement agency at Twin Peaks, and at what time frames, starting at 7am on the morning of May 17th, 2015?

Which Federal entity, both facilitated the weapons used against the bikers the day of Twin Peaks Ambush, as well as funded the training of the officers involved, at least the sponsorship of the organization conducting the training?

Awards Funding BJA for Steve Cook in 2000
Awards Funding BJA for Steve Cook in 2000

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is how the weapons got in state level law enforcement’s hands, and they also sponsored the Steve Cook training class in April 2015 at MCC on how to conduct an ambush on several Motorcycle Club members in May of 2015. Although ticket prices for the event were $300 a plate, the email did not go into details as to what that plate covered. Steve Cook the movie star is an expensive date.

What is there to do with all of this information at this juncture?

  • The Grand Jury has already cleared the officers involved in the shooting from any wrong doing in McLennan County Courts.
  • One biker has already been to trial for Organized Crime and was found Not Guilty with a hung jury decision in McLennn County for their participation in the C.o.C.& I. meeting that took place at Twin Peaks on May 17th, 2015.
    In this trial there was Exculpatory Evidence with held by the former prosecutions office, which was also discovery evidence and very important in Tarrant County cases against the Bandidos MC.
  • Disclosing the Brady Violations, to the team of defense attorneys now, who are still representing clients charged with crimes from these offenses, in a public venue, with full transparency and determination to correct the errors made thus far, would be the only way forward for protection against future libel actions with more Morton Violations soon to follow if the evidence is not disclosed.
  • Showing the Guilt of a crime committed by any one biker, (when the Law Enforcement Officers that were involved, set a trap to promote crime, violence or the use of deadly force,) will be hard to prove to a jury in any new trials going forward, which is a huge personal liability claim against every single member of the agencies involved in the training to “entrap” civilians.
    Public Servants are allowed to object to an order given, and trained in steps to avoid dangerous situations for civilians. There is NO excuse for any tax paid public servant to follow an order to do harm to another human followed by training in which to do so, and also have no plan to de-escalate the situation.
  • Creating the Nexus between “Operation Texas Rocker” and the current Federal prosecution(s) of the former leadership of the Bandidos MC would allow for a solid defense for those prosecuted to include all cases against the Bandido Nation in any jurisdiction within the United States.
    Tying Waco in with these cases is easy to do with one person, who was present at Twin Peaks, and Gators Jam Inn or very close proximity, and also has a CLEAT attorney.
    Tarrant, Ellis, Limestone, McLennan, Bell, and surrounding counties cases can all be used in defense in the Federal cases, as well as Twin Peaks charges, and the Anderson threat, from Miss Boggess, would show obstruction of justice if not allowed. There will likely be one name that stands out among each documents signature for warrants.
    2018-05-07-MOTION FOR DISCOVERY ORDER REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF EVIDENCE LEADING TO MICHAEL ANDERSON’S CLAIM OF PRIVILEGE (R. Stover)
  • Fusion Center Data would be attainable for use in defense against all past and future cases, and the methods of acquiring said data, which would turn into a 1983 Civil suit, when evidence shows illegal methods of collecting data, and this would set the dominoes falling down around the over zealous federal prosecutors in California.
  • Molecular testing of any evidence involved against the Bandidos MC in the United States would be required. Eliminating the chance that the substances did NOT first come from BATFE and DEA churn investigations from around the country would be essential in forming a solid defense to the false accusations against Motorcycle Club Members Nationwide.
BATFE a1336 churning investigations 2013
BATFE a1336 churning investigations 2013

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is responsible for the investigation and prevention of federal offenses involving the unlawful use, manufacture, and possession of firearms and explosives, acts of arson and bombings, and illegal trafficking of alcohol and tobacco products. In conducting its undercover operations, ATF may participate in transactions that are normally prohibited by federal law. In most of these illicit transactions, ATF uses appropriated funds to make any purchases and deposits any proceeds into the Department of the Treasury’s General Fund.
However, in 2004, ATF was granted the same authority previously provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to use proceeds generated from these undercover operations to offset necessary and reasonable operational expenses related to the same operations. ATF refers to this authority as “churning authority,” and to cases that use such authority as “churning investigations.” To date, the ATF has used this authority only to investigate tobacco diversion, which involves efforts to evade state, local, or federal tobacco taxes.
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) conducted this audit to determine whether ATF: (1) properly authorized income-generating undercover operations (churning investigations); and (2) provided adequate management and oversight of its churning investigations.1 Our audit included a review of 20 of the 36 churning investigations conducted by ATF between February 2006 and June 2011 that generated total reported revenues of nearly $162 million. – AUDIT OF THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS
AND EXPLOSIVES’ USE OF INCOME-GENERATING,
UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS

The entire report can be seen here:

AUDIT OF THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES’ USE OF INCOME-GENERATING, UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS
    • If you were involved in the Waco Twin Peaks Ambush, and you have a civil attorney for 1983 claims, please discuss the above information provided with them concerning the potential, personal liability, against the officers involved for deadly use of force.

They had the opportunity to refuse any unlawful order.

    • Who instructed the officers involved that deadly use of force was necessary against those gathering in the Twin Peaks parking lot?
    • Were there any standing orders to allow a fight to happen between the two clubs, and to only return fire if fired upon, or was it when they hear shots fired?
    • What was the Rules of Engagement for when deadly use of force would occur?

“Federal law enforcement components used more than 16,000 confidential informants in fiscal year 2013 as part of criminal investigations. Informants can be critical to an investigation, but without appropriate oversight, problems can occur that undermine the credibility of the informant’s role in an investigation. The Attorney General’s Guidelines sets forth procedures on the management of informants, including vetting potential informants and overseeing informants’ illegal activities that components authorize to support an investigation.”

Confidential Informants | Updates to Police and Additional Guidance Would Improve Oversight by DoJ and DHS Agencies

Best of Luck to everyone involved who is innocent and had no idea that the LEO of the situation would be involved or a part of the trap, on both sides of the parking lot.
The next chapter will be focused on a solution plan to the events that have taken place.

Chapter Quatro | Defining the Teams

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By this time, one might be asking themselves, “how many different elements to this Waco puzzle are there, and will it start making a clear picture?” The easiest response is, not until all of the “teams” and their members are properly identified, will this chaos start to show some patterns.

Arial view of Waco Twin Peaks in 2015
Arial view of Waco Twin Peaks in 2015

There are sibling pages dedicated for some of the individual members of the teams from law enforcement. All Law Enforcement Officers (L.E.O.) are officers of the court, but with different levels of tax funded incomes, and with different ranking structure, very much like the military. “The lawyers for both sides are also officers of the court. Their job is to represent their clients zealously, within the formal rules of the Code of Professional Conduct. The belief is that justice can best be achieved if each side’s case is vigorously presented by competent legal counsel.” – American Bar Association How Courts Work | Steps in a Trial | Officers of the Court

Some L.E.O. will have dual roles as a Department of Public Safety officer, as well as also garnering a Department of Homeland Security training pay check, reporting to, and training with the all inclusive D.H.S. The “former” B.A.T.F.E. agent(s) in this particular case might now work with and/or for the I.O.M.G.I.A. ran by Steve Cook and L.V.P.D. Detective John Woosnam. (*** WARNING – Malicious Web site for I.O.M.G.I.A.***)

The art of keeping things separated in this tragedy is quite difficult, mostly for the fact that there are dual roles present. Some bikers have dual roles. This is a valid time to clarify that just because a person works for the federal government, or trains with federal agencies that they are NOT (automatically) a “bad” person.

The same is true for a biker, just because they are essentially the exact opposite of a federal agent, that are they are NOT (automatically) a “bad” individual.

Law Enforcement Motorcycle Clubs (L.E.M.C.) exist, which helps declare to fellow riders, of their chosen profession. It is when federal agents pose as non L.E.M.C. members to try and incite, instigate, and inform on any 1% M.C. club, in order to provide elements for the prosecution of a case against a group of motorcycle enthusiasts. This usually leaves people dead, and providing M.C.’s validation for the role of federal agents as agent provocateurs.

March 2013 Watchlist Guidance for Federal Agencies
March 2013 Watch-list Guidance for Federal Agencies

The easiest way to separate the teams at this juncture is:

  1. Bikers
    Bikers are in their own category, and their teams are decided by club choice, or an independent status. (There are several L.E. motorcycle riders who wear identical clothing to the 1% clubs without usually dawning the actual number one itself.)
    This is not true for the Iron Order Riding Club, they try and mimic all 1% MC’s to instigate them into responding violently, as this is their only purpose on earth. The kind of motorcycle one rides can also help define the type of team as well. – Self Funded if non-L.E.O.
  2. Jurors
    – This is the one bit of humanity that stands between a conviction system and putting a human to death or in a cage. Any citizen who qualifies is a potential juror.
  3. Law Enforcement Officers
    L.E.O. are the enforcement arm of the court system, and all county court staff are officers of the courts. (This category also includes paid trolls for the Federal and State agencies. – Tax Payer Funded
  4. Attorneys – These are also officers of the courts, however they are hired to defend as well as prosecute cases. Prosecutors are Tax Payer Funded, and so are the defense attorneys in some cases where the defendant can not afford an attorney. Court appointed attorneys can offer to work pro bono, knowing that the state will have to fund the expert witnesses, private investigators, and other fee based services with county tax dollars.
  5. Family Members – All sides have family members who are usually highly loyal to their perspective teams. – Self Funded if non-L.E.O.
  6. US media ownership by 6 companies “News” organizations in the media, or any FCC licensed and accredited news outlet or journalists in the United States, are their own team (who are owned by one of six larger corporations/families) – Tax Payer Subsidized, Heavily Funded by the Advertising Industry. There for, we the purchaser, pay for the monopoly in the long run at the register in prices incorporated by the product producer.
  7. Witnesses present at the event/tragedy. – Employees of Texas Roadhouse, Twin Peaks, Don Carlos as well as patrons in the Central Texas Marketplace in Waco, Texas on May 17th, 2015.
  8. Spectators – Those who are a witness to an incident before, during or after the fact, but not necessarily at the event. – Self Funded if non-L.E.
  9. Protestors or Advocates – These are those “brave souls” who chose to publicly protest, online and in person against the abuse levied against the 192 motorcycle enthusiasts on May 17th, 2015. Those who stay online with their opinions are usually considered keyboard warriors, or internet detectives, perhaps quarterbacks, you name it, keyboard insert role here.
    There should be much attention paid to those who are paid to mine data online, especially where there job is also to incite a response from an intended target. Otherwise known as trolling, and if paid for by “tax payer funded-law enforcement” paychecks, they will be placed on the L.E. team. A great example of targeted online efforts is Project Alamo, the database of facebook users that the Trump campaign targeted during the 2016 Elections.
  10. Civilian Citizen Tax Payer – Usually a blissfully unaware average human who qualifies as the typical neighbor next door, reads up on local news and events, but does not spend time following up on much news information. Normally this person would be called for Jury Selection, however in McLennan County that determination is made by the District Attorneys office, as there is ZERO oversight nor accountability for counties to follow the law.
  11. Bloggers and journalist writers for personal establishments are on another team with similar goals, but not the same rules as mass media outlets, also lacking “proper” credentials. This contingent makes up around 1% of the information found online regarding current news and or alternatives to the main stream media’s “facts”. Usually self funded journalism is seen as un-professional writing at best, or non-credible at worst, which is unfortunate that the masses need to see information in several places in order to grant it validity.
    Bloggers worth following for current news about Waco Twin Peaks are few,

    1. Aging Rebel who has an informative website called Aging Rebel, and the author also has several books out about the California B.A.T.F.E. attack on the Mongols, well worth the time to read his work, as it is the precursor for Operation Bottom Rocker to target any club who supported the “Save the Patch” campaign for the Mongols MC.
    2. Candy Chand is a writer living in Cave Creek, AZ. She’s been interviewed on Fox & Friends, NPR and PBS. Message, and follow, her on Facebook @ Candy Chand—Writer
    3. Popeye with Texas Biker Radio who has stayed on top of the Waco tragedy and more, and has done a great job as a leader in the C.o.C.&I.
    4. Not A. Lawyer, who wrote this book and has authored several other websites concerning Cannabis, Agriculture and Human Health.
  • Now that the basic teams have been defined, the next step will be to show a visualization of the teams and their contributions towards this situation. A “train up” occurred in Waco, Tx in April 2015 at the McLennan County Community College campus featuring Steve Cook, John Woosnam, Doug Pearson, Chip Hundley, and Texas DPS undercover agents.

The following article Law enforcement flock to Waco for gang conference is from KXXV ABC Central Texas on Friday, June 19th 2015, 10:09 am CDT | MCLENNAN COUNTY, TX (KXXV) – “Law enforcement officials from across the country met at McLennan Community College for four days for a private conference about policing the growth of motorcycle gangs.

The conference, put on by the Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association out of St. Louis, MO, was scheduled before the Twin Peaks shooting May 17 after investigators saw rising tensions between motorcycle gangs on the rise in Central Texas.

“We do a considerable amount of talking about these confederations and coalitions… and try to make them understand a little bit the motives behind these is other than what they advertise,” MOMGIA Executive Director, Steve Cook said.

Cook, who’s gone undercover with motorcycle gangs in the past, agreed to allow News Channel 25 to report on the conference, but only until after it was over. This was to protect the identities of officers still undercover.

Behind locked doors, officers learned how motorcycle gangs operate, often dealing in drug and human trafficking. Gangs often transport and sell methamphetamine and have a structure similar to military or para-military organizations. Cook said they’ve seen an influx of gang members that are also a part of motorcycle clubs and club confederations.

“They’re absolutely gangs. If you’re wearing a 1-percent diamond and you’re associating with the individuals these people and associating with the kinds of activities they are, they’re a gang by any classification and to take it a step further, they’re organized crime,” Cooks said.

Cook said nothing much changed in what the officers were learning in the four day long classes because of the Twin Peaks shooting. He said the shooting is just the latest in a long line of biker gang related incidents across the country.

“It’s rampant. They’re spreading all across the country, all over the world for that matter…You’re either going to pay attention to these guys or you’re going to ignore them,” Cook said.”

  1. Law Enforcement whom were “active” and on the scene of Twin Peaks on May 17th, 2015:

    Federal

    • B.A.T.F. –
      • BATFE agent who went under cover to incite the Mongols MC in 2010.
        B.A.T.F.E. agent who went under cover to incite the Mongols MC in 2010.

        Darren “Dirty Dan” Kozlowski A.K.A. “the Koz,”

      • Doug Pearson - University of Denver Expert Teacher
        Doug Pearson – University of Denver Expert Teacher

        Douglas Pearson – Expert Witness in the Jake Carrizal trial and author of 80% of the white papers published by LEO in the United States and for INTERPOL.

        Aurora Gang Unit
        Aurora police officers Doug Pearson (left) and Jeff Longnecker (right) checks background information on a man, Aug. 22 near East Montview Boulevard and Kenton Street. Officers initially suspected the man of being a gang member, but later determined he was not. A recent report said gang crime in Aurora was down last year. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)
      • D.E.A. – Richard Chip Hundley,
      • F.B.I. –
      • C.I.A. –
      • D.I.A. –
      • D.H.S. –
      • D.O.J. –
        • Fuchs
        • Durbin
      • O.M.G.I.A. –
        steve cook twin peaks March 2015
        steve cook twin peaks March 2015
        • Steve Cook – Founder and acting President although his title was changed after Twin Peaks
        • John Woosnam – LVPD
        • “Dirty Dan” A.K.A. “the Koz”
        • Doug Pearson

          Doug Pearson University of Denver Experts 2018
          Doug Pearson University of Denver Experts 2018

State of Texas

Department of Public Safety

      • DPS Commander Steve McCraw, who arrived on scene at Twin Peaks, when his chopper landed at approximately 5:15pm, Sunday May 17th, 2015.
Commander Steve McCraw of Texas Department of Public Safety
Commander Steve McCraw of Texas Department of Public Safety lands in the Central Texas Market Place parking lot at around 5:15pm on Sunday May 17th, 2015.
    • DPS Agent in charge on scene at Twin Peaks at the time of the first round fired by Law Enforcement = Captain Jason Taylor, who is now Major Jason Taylor, Head of the Company “A”, which provides oversight for the Public Integrity Unit for Texas Department of Public Safety.
      Major Jason Taylor DPS 2018
      Major Jason Taylor DPS 2018

      Jason Taylor is being promoted to Regional Director of DPS Region 2 in Houston, which consists of counties in Southeast Texas. Taylor will replace Regional Director Philip “Duane” Steen, who is retiring August 31, 2018. Taylor currently serves as Texas Ranger Major and Company Commander of Texas Ranger Company “A” in Houston. Taylor began his more than 19-year career with DPS as a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper serving in various duty stations in Region 2. He also served as a Sergeant/Investigator with the Criminal Investigations Division in the Special Crimes Service in Garland, and the DPS Criminal Intelligence Service in Houston. Taylor was then accepted into the Texas Rangers Division – his first assignment was with Company “F” – Waco and later with Company “A” – Houston. He promoted to Ranger Lieutenant in 2011, Captain in 2014, and was subsequently assigned to oversee the Public Integrity Unit (PIU) at Austin Headquarters before promoting to Ranger Major in Houston. Taylor earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University, and is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. Major Taylor routinely volunteers with Spindletop Youth Charities and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, where he serves on the Emergency Response Team. He is a four-time recipient of the Houston 100 Club Officer of the Year Award, and has received other awards and commendations, including a DPS Regional Commander’s Award and a Company Commander’s Award. – DPS Website

McLennan County

  • Ellis County Drug Task Force
  • Lorena P.D.
  • Robinson P.D.
  • Lacy Lakeview P.D.
  • Bell County Sheriff Dept.
  • C.L.E.A.T. –
    • Rob Swanton – (Patrick Swanton’s brother)

 

McLennan County District Attorneys Office
In an article titled Top prosecutors leave local DA’s office in post-election churn
By Paul J. Gately | Posted: Tue 7:10 PM, Apr 17, 2018 | Updated: Tue 8:03 PM, Apr 17, 2018
WACO, Texas (KWTX) The first assistant district attorney and another felony prosecutor, both of whom made up a significant portion of the McLennan County District Attorney’s Twin Peaks trial team, announced Tuesday they are leaving the office in a post-election churn following District Attorney Abel Reyna’s loss to challenger Barry Johnson in the March Republican Primary.

Johnson won with 60 percent of the vote.

First Assistant District Attorney Michael Jarrett announced Tuesday he’s taken a job with the Texas Farm Bureau and prosecutor Brodie Burks will move to Austin and work the governor’s office and advise on criminal justice issues.

Jarrett, the lead prosecutor in the only Twin Peaks case to go to trial, and Burks, who helped prosecute Christopher Jacob Carrizal, both have participated in preparing Twin Peaks cases for prosecution since the district attorney began taking the cases to court.

The Carrizal case ended in a mistrial and is set for re-trial, but Jarrett likely won’t be around to try it.

Burks goes to work for Gov. Greg Abbott on May 1.

Jarrett has served as first assistant since he came to the office in 2011 when District Attorney Abel Reyna was elected.

Jarrett had previously prosecuted cases in Dallas and Williamson counties.

Reyna, Jarrett, Burks and assistant DA Amanda Dillion prosecuted the Carrizal case last November.

With Jarrett and Burks leaving, there was no word on who would lead the remaining Twin Peaks prosecutions.

Burks came to work for Reyna in 2017.

Phone calls Tuesday to Reyna were not returned.

Prosecutor terminated after the election.

Two weeks ago Reyna terminated his 19th District Court felony chief prosecutor Aubrey Robertson.

The termination came after Reyna learned Robertson had been talking with Johnson.

Robertson, who was featured prominently in Reyna’s campaign television ads, was paid $85,902, the budgeted salary for a court chief, according to the most recent salary scale posted on the county’s website.

For his part, Johnson has said the meeting, in Robertson’s courthouse complex office, dealt with certain paperwork that he needed to complete and Robertson provided the documents to Johnson for execution.

Johnson said there was no conversation of a political nature, at all.

Someone inside the DA’s office on the day Robertson was terminated sent a text to a former assistant DA about the firing, which that person later shared with KWTX.

The text said the accusation of insubordination revolved around a comment Robertson was said to have made in 19th District Court, but it was not specific about what the comment was.

As well, the text said the charge had to do with two case files that Robertson had reviewed that were not assigned to him, although as chief prosecutor in a district court, he wouldn’t have needed authorization.

Nineteenth District Court Judge Ralph Strother made no complaint to Reyna about Robertson.

A number of staffers have fallen by the roadside.

Robertson remains merely the most recent to fall by the Reyna roadside, illuminated in past months through a series of court hearings and other issues that now see former employees accusing Reyna of inappropriate or unethical conduct.

The list of former staff members includes attorneys Greg Davis, Joe Flynn, Angel Mata, Lauren McLeod, Beth Toben, Michelle Voirin, Joe Layman, Robert Callahan, Nancy Harrison, J.R. Vicha, Landon Ramsay, Brandon Luce, Chris Bullajian, Brittany (Lanning) Scaramucci, Andrew Erwin, Alex Bell, Liz Buice, Kimberly Lucas, Erin Toolan, Michael Sheets, Bryan Bufkin and Robertson.

Others include former office staff members Dede Gordon, Julie Olajarski, Steve January, Lori Vernon, Cinnamon Merrit, Mark Ledger, Ashley Windham, Amy Kuznarik, Julissa West, Montea Stewart, Don Marshall, Mark Gosselin and Lynette Barbera.

Bryan Bufkin resigned his assistant district attorney’s job after just one day.

This list is a “work in progress” and not a completed list as of July 25th, 2018. This was published to help defense attorneys in their efforts to defend the false accusations against a particular Motorcycle Club leveled by the B.A.T.F.E. using local law enforcement, primarily through Steve Cook’s training courses and Doug Pearson’s white papers for the D.I.A.