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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:49 pm 
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Seriously, WTF? What the hell is wrong with the legal system down there?

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No one will be convicted or otherwise held accountable for the 2015 shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco restaurant parking lot that left nine people dead and at least 20 injured, prosecutors in Central Texas said Tuesday.

In a statement announcing all charges will be dropped in the deadliest biker shooting in U.S. history, McLennan County District Attorney Barry Johnson said any further effort to prosecute the case would be a “waste of time, effort and resources.”

“In my opinion, had this action been taken in a timely manner, it would have, and should have, resulted in numerous convictions and prison sentences against many of those who participated in the Twin Peaks brawl,” Johnson said. “Over the next three years the prior district attorney failed to take that action, for reasons that I do not know to this day.”

The shooting outside a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco on May 17, 2015, involved rival biker gangs, the Bandidos and Cossacks, and occurred as bikers from various groups were gathering to talk over matters of concern. Fights and gunfire broke out. Waco police officers monitoring the gathering also fired on the bikers, killing at least two.

Surveillance footage showed many bikers running from the scene and ducking for cover after gunshots rang out. A smaller number could be seen pointing and firing weapons, slinging a chain or participating in fistfights. Law enforcement officers recovered dozens of firearms, knives and other weapons from the restaurant and adjacent parking lot, many of which officers organized indiscriminately into piles on the pavement and in the back of a police vehicle, dash-cam video showed.


https://globalnews.ca/news/5126186/char ... -shooting/


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Ultimately, everything is about money (either too many to spend or too many to make) in US.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:29 am 
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I've followed this case a bit and the cops who opened fire are lucky our federal government is broken and does not work.
Also, not many people have care a bit about bikers but this case is about dysfunctional police as much as it is about a disgruntled biker gang. I would not be surprised one bit if the number killed by cops is higher then what they are saying. Waco is a horrible place run by armed religious zealots.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:13 am 
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Old Man by the Sea wrote:
I've followed this case a bit and the cops who opened fire are lucky our federal government is broken and does not work.
Also, not many people have care a bit about bikers but this case is about dysfunctional police as much as it is about a disgruntled biker gang. I would not be surprised one bit if the number killed by cops is higher then what they are saying. Waco is a horrible place run by armed religious zealots.


But according to the hosts of Fixer Upper, Waco is a great place to live!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:18 am 
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CanNZ2000 wrote:
Old Man by the Sea wrote:
I've followed this case a bit and the cops who opened fire are lucky our federal government is broken and does not work.
Also, not many people have care a bit about bikers but this case is about dysfunctional police as much as it is about a disgruntled biker gang. I would not be surprised one bit if the number killed by cops is higher then what they are saying. Waco is a horrible place run by armed religious zealots.


But according to the hosts of Fixer Upper, Waco is a great place to live!


There must be a reason why you can buy a house on that show for $10k


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:26 am 
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I guess the district did not want to foot the bill for prosecuting the case.

Sydney had to construct a special courthouse for the Father's Day bikie case. From Wiki: "During the longest joint criminal trial in New South Wales history, 58 policemen provided security including armed members of the Tactical Operations Unit who were stationed in the courtroom and witnesses required armed guards from the Witness Security Unit to escort them home. With 31 accused, each by law able to reject 20 jurors without giving a reason, 1,500 jurors were called up and housed at the Penrith Leagues Club to await selection. The first day of selection saw only five jurors accepted from 208 presented, the following day it was found that two were ineligible with justice Roden dismissing all five and ordering that jury selection begin again. Eventually some 1,000 jurors were presented before 12 were found acceptable to sit on the case. More than two years later, on 12 June 1987, the jury delivered 63 murder convictions, 147 manslaughter convictions and 31 of affray."


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:30 am 
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So it's a ruling of boys will be boys?

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