Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Waco Biker Massacre - Sorting It Out

Roll Back In Time to May, 17th, 2015 at 11:00 am in Waco Texas —The Twin Peaks Restaurant in Waco, Texas has cold beer, hot wings, scantly clad waitress's and is an ideal spot for Bike Nights even though they have only been open for about a year. The Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents had never held its bimonthly meeting at Twin Peaks before, but the organization's state chairman was returning from a national convention, and he wanted to speak to as many Texas bikers as possible about various legislative initiatives.

After nine bikers were shot dead, 20 were wounded, and 177 people from at least five different clubs wound up being arrested—the Waco Police Department would claim that the bloodbath was triggered by the Bandidos MC and the Cossacks MC arguing over the things that MCs tend to argue over: Namely Territory and Respect. Months later, the Waco Police Department was still suppressing any video footage and ballistic analysis that could offer proof of what started the whole mess. Some of the 177 arrested (including four women) sat in jail for weeks, others for months, before they could afford to post bail. All of them, even guys who hid out in the bathroom while bullets flew could face up to 99 years in jail.

Over the past two years, the Bandidos MC and the Cossacks MC have been engaged in a power struggle over Territory. In November 2013, two Cossacks were stabbed in a roadhouse parking lot in Abilene; the president of the local Bandidos chapter was arrested in connection with the assault. Earlier this year, on March 22, Cossacks allegedly forced a Bandido MC member off I-35 in Lorena and beat him that he nearly lost an eye. At a gas station in Mingus that same day, Bandidos confronted the Cossack son of a local politician and demanded that he remove the Texas bottom rocker from his cut. When he refused, they allegedly attacked him with a hammer.

May 17th, 2015 12:23 pm

The police were already there as the rest of the clubs arrived that morning. “They're circling like buzzards on a dead deer,” one said. “I look at the people I was riding with, and I said, ‘This don't look right.’ ” Afterward, said the Cossacks' John Wilson, “a Waco spokesman was touting the quick 40-second response time of the police, when that was obviously false. They were here.”

The bikers believe this provides a clue to the Waco Police Departments ongoing silence: The cops know their response was overzealous, unlawful, and now they're covering it up. Some bikers and now more of the general public believe there's an even more sinister explanation: that a firefight of some kind was supposed to happen—that it was all part of a plan by the Waco P.D. to provoke rivals into a public brawl that could be violently crushed and then used as a basis for sweeping RICO indictments.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bullet from deceased Bandido sent for test

 Twin Peaks Restaurant In Waco Texas 

Waco, Texas  (Sept. 17, 2015) - A bullet removed from the arm of a James ‘Spaz’ Anderson, a member of the Bandidos MC wounded May 17 at Twin Peaks and killed four months later in a traffic wreck will be analyzed by federal investigators. Jason Chambers, an investigator in the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office, obtained a search warrant last week to extract the bullet.

Texas Ranger Jake Burson executed the search warrant for the bullet at a funeral home in Henderson on Friday, the day before Anderson’s funeral. Anderson, 53, was killed Sept. 3 when his motorcycle struck a deer on a highway in northwestern Nebraska. The bullet was removed, but it could not be determined initially what caliber it is.

 James ‘Spaz’ Anderson - Bandidos MC

Authorities want the bullet in Anderson’s upper left arm to compare it to weapons seized after nine bikers were killed and 20 were wounded at a meeting of bikers at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco.

The bullet will be forwarded to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which is conducting the forensic analysis of weapons, bullets, bullet fragments and casings recovered at the scene.

Jason Chambers believes that an analysis of the projectile in Anderson’s upper left arm will be beneficial in the investigation and may more accurately identify the weapon used against him during the incident.

According to the affidavit, Lanie Smith, a Longview police officer, received information that Anderson had been shot May 17 at Twin Peaks. The officer found him “recuperating” from his wound at a home near Longview. Anderson reportedly admitted to Smith that he was shot in the left arm but managed to leave Waco without being identified by police or arrested.

The Nebraska State Patrol reported that Anderson, an electrician, was riding with a group of bikers about 6 a.m. Sept. 3 when he hit at least one deer on U.S. Highway 385 about three miles south of Chadron, Nebraska.
Source: DailyNews  | WacoTrib

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fort Wayne, IN - Outlaws Motorcycle Clubhouse Raided

 Outlaws Motorcycle Clubhouse in Fort Wayne Indiana

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Sept. 16, 2015) -- The Outlaws Motorcycle Clubhouse was raided by several law enforcement agencies Wednesday morning but turned it out to be empty.

Members of the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, ATF and Fort Wayne Police Department were also at the club during the seizure, which occurred sometime before 8:30 a.m. as agents came in through a back door. Neighbors said they hadn't seen any Outlaws members there for two weeks and no one was seen being brought out of the building.

 Agents Raiding EMPTY Clubhouse

A fence obscured the scene, but we do know that the city, county and state police backed up the federal agents and sent in the city's robot equipped with a camera to scope out the place.

It appears that the back door was broken down or blown off its hinges.

A neighbor said that a loud boom woke him up.

"I thought somebody got shot, but I guess it was them throwing a flash-bang inside," neighbor Andrew Hepworth said. "Then I come outside to try to smoke a cigarette and they're like, 'Well, you cannot be out here. You have to go back inside.' So I went back inside and they just, by force, man, like 30 of 'em, and they just went in and tore it up." Another neighbor said that police handcuffed a man and took him away.

U.S. Marshals taped an envelope on the front door declaring an order of seizure.

The U.S. Marshals released this statement at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday:

U.S. Marshals seized the former Outlaw motorcycle gang clubhouse located at 1202 W. Main Street today. The seizure was a result of a criminal case originating in the Southern District of Indiana.

The U.S. Marshals were assisted in the seizure by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The seizure took place without incident. The final order of forfeiture for the Fort Wayne property was ordered by the federal court on June 16.

The U.S. Marshals Service plays a critical role in identifying and evaluating assets that represent the proceeds of crime as well as efficiently managing and selling assets seized and forfeited by the Department of Justice.

Agents Removing The Outlaws Motorcycle Club Sign

The Marshals Service said the raid and seizure came out of a criminal case being worked in the Southern District of Indiana. A final order of forfeiture for the property was ordered by the federal court on June 16.

Federal agents have been at the blackened club previously. In 2012, FBI agents raided the club as part of greater, simultaneous raids across central Indiana of like clubs involving some 300 agents. Out of that, 17 warrants issued by the U.S. Attorney’s office for federal law violations were served to 40 suspected club members simultaneously across central Indiana and Fort Wayne.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Indianapolis, IN - Outlaws Motorcycle Clubhouse Seized

Sign On The Indianapolis Outlaws MC Clubhouse
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 11, 2015) —
Federal authorities seized the compound of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club three years after agents arrested 42 club members in a massive raid.

The seizure of the group’s clubhouse — three connected properties at New York Street and Jefferson Avenue — completed a long process of civil forfeiture that followed the July 2012 bust that led to Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, charges against some members.

A sweeping federal indictment at the time of that raid accused members of the Indianapolis chapter of the club of violent loansharking, fraud and illegal gambling, among other charges related to organized crime. More than 40 Outlaws’ members were arrested. All of those cases have since been adjudicated, officials said.