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Quote from: poseidonlost on Mar 08, 2018, 11:53:56 AMBikers Help Primary Opponent Defeat Texas Prosecutor In Wacohttp://kurv.com/bikers-help-primary-opponent-defeat-texas-prosecutor-in-waco/Last Edit by Palmerston
QuoteAll remaining criminal cases will be dismissed from the 2015 Twin Peaks biker shootout that left nine dead and 20 injured, prosecutors said Tuesday, ending a four-year prosecutorial fiasco that resulted in zero convictions.McLennan County District Attorney Barry Johnson said he will dismiss the remaining 24 criminal cases to "end this nightmare that we have been dealing with in this county since May 17, 2015."Johnson's decision means no one will be held accountable for killing or injuring bikers or for engaging in a chaotic battle in a shopping center parking lot in front of a Sunday lunchtime crowd."There were nine people who were killed on that fateful day in Waco, Texas, and 20 injured, all of whom were members of rival motorcycle clubs/gangs, and the loss of life is a difficult thing," Johnson said. "But after looking over the 24 cases we were left with, it is my opinion as your district attorney that we are not able to prosecute any of those cases and reach our burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt."...For Houston attorney Paul Looney, Tuesday was a "very emotional day." He said he feels relieved because he sometimes felt that defense attorneys for the bikers were the only ones standing between them and a flawed system Looney says took away their lives, their liberties, their families and, in many cases, their livelihoods.Looney represented six Twin Peaks defendants over the years, including Marcus Pilkington, a Bandido from Mexia whose Twin Peaks case is set to be dismissed but who is in prison on unrelated charges."The decision that was announced today was inevitable," Looney said. "The case has been dead for well over a year. It was killed by (former prosecutor) Michael Jarrett and Abel Reyna because they distorted evidence, they hid evidence, they falsified evidence, they lied to judges, they lied to the press, they lied to jurors. They destroyed this case a long time ago. They were kind of like a chicken that had its neck wrung. They run around the yard for a bit, but eventually they fall over dead. That is what happened here. All the current prosecutor did today was announce the inevitable."