‘Don’t you ever mess with my f***ing business again. Do you understand me?’”
By James “Hollywood” Macecari
Before we get going on Reyna. It is being reported that Dan “Chopper Dan” Schild former National for the Bandidos M/C will be testifying against former Bandidos President Jeffrey Pike and former Vice-President John Portillo. What the hell is going on out there in the motorcycle club scene? A former National Officer of one of the big 5 turns “Rat”. Dan “The Rat” Schild was also the founder of Kinfolk M/C after he decided to leave the Bandidos. Many are speculating that the Government was involved in helping “The Rat” start up the Kinfolk M/C. With all that’s going on in the club scene, who the hell knows now a days. It’s very well possible, seeing this guy was a “Rat” when starting up the club.
Dan “The Rat” Schild from Insane Throttles understanding left the Kinfolk M/C to start another club. Either way, anyone who was associated or doing business with this dude better hope that you covered your asses. Pike and Portillo will only be the tip of the iceberg if this dude was a Rat for the time period everyone is talking about.
A former National Officer of a Big 5 club turning rat does beg the question. Is the 1%er truly a thing of the past? Everyday you can hear stories of 1%ers turning on their former brothers to avoid jail time. Is it even worth being in a 1%er club when you can never 100% trust those you call brothers? Is the 1%er brotherhood of the past starting to die out? Is it the newer generations taking over that is killing the whole idea of what 1%ers are about? As the Vietnam Veteran generation starts hanging up the patches is this what the club scene has to look forward to? Many questions that will need to be asked in the years to come from those who want to throw on that diamond.
Personally I think that the Twin Peaks shooting that happened three years ago has exposed a deep rift in what it means to be in a motorcycle club. On one hand you have an out of control government that will stop at nothing to target anyone who wears a patch. Then you have suppose brothers who will turn in a heartbeat to save their own asses. Kinda of defeats the purpose of being in a motorcycle club if all you’re going to do is look over your shoulder. Be it from the cops or you’re own suppose brothers. Kind of takes the purpose and fun out of the whole lifestyle doesn’t it?
I’ve said this in many other articles. If you’re going to join anything. Join a riding club. Less political crap, less aggravation and less looking over your shoulder. Jump on your bike and just go, no rules or regulations to follow; no commitments or obligations. It might sound like I’m against motorcycle clubs. I’m not. I wouldn’t cover them as much as I do if I was against them. My belief is if the motorcycle club scene is to get better, people need to be educated on the best decisions when if comes to the question of motorcycle club or riding club. Honestly, most people don’t fit the bill of being a member of a club. So if someone out there is telling them that a good alternative would be a riding club, maybe that will help motorcycle clubs get those people who have it in their hearts; not waste time on someone who doesn’t.
The quote you seen under the video earlier in the article; you guessed it, came from Able Reyna. This was told to Former Assistant DA Greg Davis. An ex-employee of Able Reyna, one who is scheduled to testify against his former boss on behalf of some of those charged in the Twin Peaks shooting.
What I find very troubling is this former Assistant DA left in before the Twin Peaks debacle. To learn the abuses that Reyna was carrying out illegal prosecutions even before this mess should raise a ton of eyebrows. Here you have a former Assistant District Attorney informing the Texas Rangers and FBI to the abuses of Reyna and nothing is ever done. Instead, you have a debacle like Twins Peaks happen. Instead of doing a complete investigation before charging anyone, this idiot goes out on a arresting spree. If that isn’t a miscarriage of justice then what is?
How can anyone with a shred of common sense charge a guy like Obledo? It’s evident from the video footage that the dude had nothing at all to do with the fight. Instead, you charge a man, put him on a 100,000 bond and ruin his entire life for something he had no part in. Where is the fucking Feds when you need the bastards? Better yet, why hasn’t any damn judge ordered an entire review of the evidence in each case before even thinking of bringing these people to trial? The evidence is right in front of these judges that there was wide spread misconduct on the part of Reyna.
This is America. Not a communist damn country where we treat our citizens like this. It’s no wonder why the American Citizen holds ill will against cops and government agencies. It’s truly a travesty that the National Mainstream media isn’t camped out on that jag offs front steps. They are more worried about a fake ass Russian Collusion story then they are to cover a real situation hurting American Citizens.
I’m hopeful that on March 6th the citizens of WACO will wake up and get this idiot out of office. If they do not. Then confidence in the system of justice and American values will be lost. Americans have become complacent now adays. We have forgotten that it takes everyday people to challenge authority; make sure we question it when we see the littlest of things going wrong. Well America, this is such a case. It might be bikers this time, but if it is allowed to happen in this case; you might well find yourself in the same position one day. If you do, there is no one to blame but yourself for not doing something about it earlier.
Source : WFAA
Almost three years after Waco’s deadly biker brawl, why no convictions?
WACO – May 17, 2018, will mark three years since that deadly biker brawl at the Twin Peaks restaurant, and despite more than 150 people facing criminal charges, there has not been a single conviction.
“The only thing I can think of they don’t want to try these cases,” said Greg Davis, former First Assistant District Attorney in McLennan County. “As a prosecutor, the cases that you really want to try, you try those cases quickly. The cases you have doubts about, you put those cases off.”
Davis spent several years as an administrator and one of the top prosecutors in Waco, but said he quit just before the shootout in May 2015 that left nine dead and 20 hurt.
Davis, who is speaking out for the first time, accuses District Attorney Abel Reyna of letting friends and campaign donors arrested for DWI and drugs go free. Yet, Davis explained, Reyna continues to pursue other cases like charges against dozens of the bikers despite flimsy evidence.
He detailed his concerns in an affidavit, naming several specific criminal cases in which he accused D.A. Reyna of “preferential treatment” in dismissing cases filed against friends and donors.
Davis said the “two-tiered justice system” is something he eventually confronted Reyna about.
“I’ll never forget. He would not look me in the eye when I was talking to him. He had his head bent down, looking at the floor,” Davis recalled. “He raised up and told me ‘Don’t you ever mess with my f***ing business again. Do you understand me?’”
Davis said Diego Obledo is one who never should have been charged in the shootout at Twin Peaks.
Police dash cam video captured Obledo clearly that day in front of a pick-up truck when a fight begins about 50-feet away.
Then, when the shooting started, police surveillance video shows Obledo running away.
Minutes later, another arriving officer catches him on camera, as well, holding his hands up and complying with cops.
Obledo, who drove a car to the Twin Peaks restaurant from his home in San Antonio, was armed only with a camouflaged-colored Bible he got in the State Guard.
He had no gun or knife, and was not involved in the fights or shootings, so why was he arrested?
“I was arrested for being present,” Obledo explained.
Obledo did not belong to a motorcycle club yet was still charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. It’s a charge, Davis said, that can be difficult to prove – even against some of the most involved biker club members.
“You’ve got to show communications between the actors, some sort of joint plan, joint purpose, a conspiracy. Those are difficult things to prove,” Davis explained. “I’d like to see the evidence that these people jointly got together to plan what happened out there at Twin Peaks. Wearing jackets? That’s not enough. Belonging to motorcycle groups? That’s not enough.”
“They didn’t conduct the investigation first. They arrested everybody first,” he added.
Arresting everyone was Reyna’s idea. But this month, nearly three years later, Reyna finally agreed to dismiss Diego’s charge along with a dozen others.
Still, Obledo’s dismissal was not for insufficient evidence, according to the court filing. Instead, Reyna’s filing said: “probable cause for the defendant’s arrest and prosecution remains, based on continued investigation, the State is exercising its prosecutorial discretion in dismissing this matter in order to focus its efforts and resources on co-defendants with a high level of culpability.”
The finely worded backtracking is only an attempt by Reyna to protect himself from liability, Davis explained.
“There’s no probable cause stated in the affidavit. There are no facts or circumstances that are laid out of that affidavit that supports the charge. That’s what’s supposed to be in an affidavit. You don’t simply say these people committed a crime and sign your name to the affidavit,” Davis said.
“They dismissed my case because they don’t have any evidence against me. That’s plain and simple. There is no evidence against me,” Obledo said.
“I think they will be discussing this in law schools for years to come,” said Clint Broden, a Dallas-based defense attorney who represents other clients arrested that day. “I’ve never seen anything like it in my 25 years.”
“And the problem is Reyna’s actions jeopardized the prosecutions of the people that really did need to be prosecuted,” Broden said.
Only one case in almost three years has gone to trial. That happened in November, and ended in a hung jury.
For his part, District Attorney Reyna suggested criticism against him is all political. He accuses attorneys for the bikers of wanting to throw him out of office. But Reyna, a public official, declined to answer questions for this story or offer any explanation for any possible preferential treatment.
Instead, Reyna’s office, referred us to a video on his Facebook page in which the D.A. suggested he dismissed cases, so he could pursue other stronger ones. Reyna also predicted more charges would likely be dropped, as well.
“We will continue to investigate and review the pending cases. It is entirely possible that other cases may require similar action while others will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Reyna reading a statement and declining to accept any media questions.
“I don’t know how he can live with himself,” Obledo said. “I don’t know how he can sleep at night.”
Obledo is among dozens who lost jobs and suffered financial harm, and now suing Reyna in federal court for unlawful arrest.
Later this week, Davis is expected to testify against his former boss about abuses he said he discovered.
“He’s called me a liar. I know that,” Davis said. “And to that I say well if I’m lying, why don’t you want me on a witness stand? Why don’t you want to give your very top prosecutors the opportunity to cross examine me and expose my lies in an open court? And the answer is because I’m not lying. And he knows it.”
His revelations, previously outlined in a sworn affidavit, could result in more cases getting dismissed.
Davis was scheduled to testify in a Feb. 8 hearing in which two bikers were seeking to disqualify Reyna as the prosecutor. However, prior to the hearing, Reyna dismissed charges against the two bikers – along with others such as Obledo.
Davis said he alerted the Texas Rangers and the FBI to his concerns within Reyna’s office but added that the Texas Rangers decided not to pursue it and Davis said he has not heard back from the FBI.