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Waco biker shootout

From Texas Standard:

It was May 172015, shortly after noon in the parking lot of a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. Little is known about what started it. Some say it was a fight over a parking space that led to a patron’s foot being run over. And suddenly in the mix – a flurry of gunfire.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Many details of the May 2015 shootout remain unclear one year later; DART’s making changes to help cash-only passengers; Texas might designate a safe place for precious metals; and more.

 

From Texas Standard:

Last May, nine people were killed, 20 injured and 177 people were arrested in a biker shootout at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco. One hundred fifty people were indicted with a $1 million bail set for each of them. As we approach one year later, not a single person has seen trial. In fact, there hasn't been a single trial date set, either.

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A grand jury on Tuesday returned indictments for engaging in organized criminal activity against 106 of the 177 bikers arrested following the deadly shootout outside a Waco restaurant in May, the McLennan County district attorney said.

From Texas Standard: It's been four months since the deadly biker shootout in Waco, Texas. The violence left nine people dead, 20 more wounded, and 177 bikers in jail. Now Nathan Penn, a correspondent with GQhas the untold side of the story. 


Officials Under Scrutiny In Waco Biker Shootout Case

Sep 14, 2015
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The secrecy that enshrouds the investigation into a biker shootout in May that left nine people dead and led to the mass-arrest of 177 people is hardly surprising in this city, where public scrutiny is rare and unwelcome.

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Autopsy reports for nine people killed in a shootout involving bikers and police in Waco have been released.

In May, a fight between two rival motorcycle clubs turned into a bloodbath in Waco, Texas. Nine people were shot dead, and at least 20 were injured.

In the end, 177 people were arrested and jailed on charges of engaging in organized crime.

But many of them say they had nothing to do with these "outlaw" motorcycle clubs — and nothing to do with the violence.

Among them are Walt and Ester Weaver. Walt says he's stunned by the way authorities handled the situation.

Questions Grow About Handling Of Waco Biker Cases

Jun 11, 2015
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More than three weeks after Waco police arrested 177 bikers following a deadly shootout at a local restaurant, no charges have been filed in the killings, nearly half the bikers remain in jail on unusually high bonds, and more than a few legal experts — including former prosecutors — are starting to wonder what is going on in McLennan County.

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A state jail inspector has found no violations at lockups holding more than 150 bikers arrested after a shootout last month at a Waco restaurant.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: an AK-47 assault-style rifle was found at the Waco shootout scene; 10 tornadoes raced through North Texas Tuesday night; Plano’s parks are tops in Texas; and more.

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The massive scale of the biker gang shootout in Waco couldn’t have been predicted, but some experts knew serious trouble was brewing.

We're learning more about the circumstances around Sunday's gunfight between rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas, that left nine people dead and sent 18 to the hospital. At least 170 people were arrested after the fracas broke out at a Twin Peaks restaurant.

The biker gang shootout this weekend in Waco, Texas, that left nine people dead, 18 wounded, and as many as 192 facing organized crime charges has sparked a lot of scrutiny over how police and media are treating this incident compared with how they approached the protests in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore.

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About 170 motorcycle gang members charged with engaging in organized crime are each being held on a $1 million bond in the wake of the deadly Waco shootout.