A new law swept into the Waco, Texas judiciary yesterday that has top officials frantically typing into Google search engines “what is the First Amendment.”
After a year, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that the lower appeal’s court decision was correct and that the gag order had to be lifted. Of course, District Attorney Abel Reyna sought the gag order after his office and Sgt. Swanton used their fifteen minutes of fame spewing out wrong information in their favor. The weeks after the incident at Twin Peaks in Waco, you couldn’t turn on the television without seeing Swanton at a press conference making up the facts as he went along. Once the bikers went public, the D.A. ran into court seeking small town justice, but alas, the law does extend beyond the borders of Waco; a fact that now has them rethinking their strategies.
In the coming weeks it will be interesting to see what the bikers have to say and if D.A. Reyna and the Waco Police Dept. have anything else to say. The gag order being vacated doesn’t mean they have to talk, but if I were Swanton or Reyna, I would keep quiet at this point.
When you are in a hole, stop digging.