Today marks four months since the Waco Biker Massacre, and we are no closer to finding out the truth!
From day one, when I saw the events unfold on television, I knew something didn’t add up with mass arrests. As time ticked by, my reaction was always the same; “are you kidding me?”
The $1 million dollar bond issued by the wannabe judge was absurd. The arrest affidavits were “cookie cutter” complaints with the same set of facts for everyone arrested. Autopsy reports are still being withheld. Public records have not been released. The case has not been before a grand jury and the state continues to argue for the gag order, preventing the public from learning the true facts. The long list of lies, deceptions, and corruption would make you believe you are reading a crime novel that took place in a third world country decades ago, but it’s not a third world country, it is in our own backyard!
Something happened in Waco that day, we just don’t know what. But, we do know that the bikers were put behind the 8 ball from day one. The question that remains is why? What is the bigger picture in all this? The ridiculously high bond set the tone for this case, and this is why I am even more outraged because of a recent arrest for murder in Waco.
The suspect, Michael Penix, called police and told them he shot his wife. Police arrived at the scene and found his wife dead. Penix was arrested for murder and issued bond! Yes, you read that correctly. He was issued bond on a murder charge! Why? But more important than that, guess how much was the bond- $100,000!
That is the farce of the legal system in Waco. It is obvious that after Waco I, local law enforcement is weary of federal intervention, but realistically, someone has to step in, beginning with the Attorney General’s Office. But since the AG after four months hasn’t even replied to a simple public records request, then we need to go up the chain of command, which means the feds. But how likely are the feds to get involved in this? The feds believe motorcycle clubs are criminal enterprises and they are involved in a legal brawl with the Mongols MC to have their patches removed. So who is left? Just us! That’s it! Concerned citizens!
We need to continue to keep this matter in the public eye and as I have written before, only because of concerned citizens and the media, ultimately leading to investigative reporting will this be figured out someday.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Keep up the good fight,