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May 18, 2015

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The Waco Police Massacre

A shoving match in a bathroom at a Confederation of Clubs meeting in Waco, Texas exploded into a war yesterday. Nine people were killed, 27 people were injured, 17 were hospitalized, two are listed in critical condition, and 160 men were arrested following a brawl at a chain restaurant in a shopping center on the South Jack Kultgen Espressway.

The fight resulted from a long simmering dispute between members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club and the Cossacks and the Scimitars Motorcycle Clubs. Curtis Jack Lewis, president of the Abilene chapter of the Bandidos, and Wesley Dale Mason, the chapters’ sergeant at arms, were accused of stabbing two Cossacks outside Logan’s Roadhouse in Abilene in November 2013. The two Bandidos were charged with aggravated assault in March 2014. The Scimitars are in the process of patching over to the Cossacks.

Other clubs in attendance at the Sunday brunch included the Blackett Arms MC, Gypsy MC, HonorBound Motorcycle Ministry, Renatus MC, Escondidos MC, Sons of the South MC, Los Pirados MC, Leathernecks MC, Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets MC, In Country MC and the Tornado Motorcycle Club.

All of the arrestees are being charged under Title 11, Section 71.02, a draconian Texas law titled “Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.” According to that law, “A person commits an offense if, with the intent to establish, maintain, or participate in a combination or in the profits of a combination or as a member of a criminal street gang, the person commits or conspires to commit one or more of” most of the acts that are illegal in Texas: Including possession of small amounts of marijuana, transporting a firearm, and possession of banned weapons like brass knuckles and butterfly knives. Police seized about a hundred weapons at the crime scene

Sergeant Patrick Swanton, a spokesman for the Waco Police Department, called the attendees. “A bunch of criminal element biker members that came to Waco and tried to instill violence into our community and unfortunately did just that…. This is not a bunch of doctors and dentists and lawyers riding Harleys. These are criminals on Harley-Davidsons.”

The Restaurant Did It

The Texas Region One COC and Independents meeting was scheduled to begin at one p.m. The fight began about 12:15. Local police had urged the restaurant, a Hooters knock-off called Twin Peaks, to refuse service to bikers. Waco police claim the violence could have prevented if Jay Patel, the operating partner at the independently owned Waco franchise, had simply banned the Confederation of Clubs from meeting there. In a statement Sunday, Patel said “our management team had had ongoing and positive communications with the police.”

Sergeant Swanton said, “What occurred here today is the worst-case scenario when a business owner puts profit over human lives. It’s sad. This could have all been avoided.”

The restaurant has been sponsoring a bike night on Thursdays. Local police have been trying to convince the management to stop that, too. It is legal in Texas, as it is in most states, to ban the display of motorcycle club patches in public establishments. “They were aware that there were issues here,” Swanton said. “It was local management here. We told them of the issues, we tried to get assistance in reference to dealing with these crowds but they would not cooperate.”

Today, Front Burner Restaurants, which owns the Twin Peaks chain, announced it was cancelling the Waco restaurant’s franchise agreement.

“We are in the people business and the safety of the employees and guests in our restaurants is priority one,” the announcement said.

“Unfortunately the management team of the franchised restaurant in Waco chose to ignore the warnings and advice from both the police and our company, and did not uphold the high security standards we have in place to ensure everyone is safe at our restaurants.

“We will not tolerate the actions of this relatively new franchisee and are revoking their franchise agreement immediately. Our sympathies continue to be with the families of those who died and are very thankful no employees, guests, police officers or bystanders were hurt or injured.”

Swanton said, “That’s a good thing for law enforcement here. That is one issue that we don’t have to worry about – people coming in and creating another incident after the tragic incident we had last night.”


When the restaurant refused to ban the Confederation of Clubs, police stationed at least 22 cops including at ten Swat officers from the Waco P.D. and the Texas Department of Public Safety in the parking lot outside the restaurant. They did not station either uniformed or plain clothes officers in the restaurant.

The shove in the bathroom became a scuffle in the restaurant. When about 30 Bandidos, Cossacks, Scimitars and other bikers spilled into the parking between the Twin peaks and the Don Carlos Mexican restaurant next door, the police were waiting for them. The scuffle became a knife fight and several men were stabbed. When one of the combatants produced a gun the Swat team opened fire with automatic weapons. Multiple sources have told The Aging Rebel that all of the dead were killed by police.

Swanton said the fusillade “saved lives in keeping this from spilling into a very busy Sunday morning. Thank goodness the officers were here and took the action that they needed to take to save numerous lives.”

The investigation into the massacre is being supervised by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Since the massacre, police have announced that there is “credible information about threats toward law enforcement.” Waco police issued a bulletin at 10:13 Sunday night that announced: “Our agency has recieved (sic) information that the Cosaks (sic) and Banditos (sic) have issued an order to kill anyone in uniform.”

26 Responses to “The Waco Police Massacre”

  1. VikingTrotter Says:

    You just know that this will end up fictionalized on either History, Discovery, TLC channels at some point.

  2. Pan Head Says:

    Swanton is a fukin blowhard. He likes to hear himself talk. Hes giddy like a kid after his first deerhunt. That being said- They finally got to shoot some bikers down!!!! Sad fukin world people, just sad.

    Respects to those deserving-

  3. Joe Says:

    Gonna be kinda hard to blame this one on the cops, reports I read were that one of the clubs set the other club up… I mean really, people having lunch after church in a restaurant and a gunfight breaks out… if MC’s are looking to give cops a reason to fuck with them, well job well done…

  4. Ronbo Says:

    The picture that comes to my mind is alot like the ending to the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The cops were waiting with a swat team and opened fire. I would bet that if the cops were not there, there would not be 9 dead. ALL were killed by the feds.

    Head on a swivel


  5. TexasBlues Says:

    As soon as I saw the police statement and the scene yesterday, I told my husband that it was all a setup and that I’d bet anything that they police killed everyone. I wouldn’t be shocked AT ALL to find out that an ATF stooge started the shoving match in the bathroom. Also would be shocked if any club member pulled a gun, period.

  6. KCToon Says:

    All the regular reporting media are failing to report BATF presence in charge of the investigation. Also failing to mention that the SWAT teams were lying in wait. Also failing to mention only civilians killed or wounded.

    On the other hand, the regular media is also failing to congratulate BATF on not killing any of its own personnel this time around in Waco. So there’s that.

  7. tiopirata Says:

    There is no situation so bad it could not be made worse by the presence of a police officer.

  8. DiablosBLVD Says:

    Thanks Rebel…knew I’d get the straight scoop here.

  9. Mike184 Says:

    Jesus Christ what the shit….. All 9 killed by police?!?!?!? WTF America. Wake up.

  10. PJ Says:

    It is sad what happened to the franchise too; now precedent has been set to ‘do as we say or you will lose your business.’ I’d bet if the franchise tried tried to forbid LGBT from coming in because they feared it might start a ruckus with regular patrons they’d have caught holy hell, but its okay to ban bikers. Because Big Brother said so.

    Condolences to those left behind.

  11. FXR Says:

    what reports did you read?

  12. Woodstock Says:

    According to this Swanton asshole this was the most horrific crime committed in Waco in his 35 years as a pig. The Branch Davidian slaughter doesn’t count because the women and babies incinerated were offed by pigs instead of bikers.

  13. John Deaux Says:

    I read somewhere dumbass S. Cook is running his pie hole already.
    My condolences to those who lost a loved one, best wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured and good luck to all 190 arrested on receiving actual justice.

  14. Ol'LadyRider Says:

    Dear Joe,

    Nine people shot dead by police with automatic weapons does not meet the definition of “gunfight.”

  15. Meh Says:

    As long as clubs insist on ANY degree of mutual physical conflict that’s an opportunity bacon will exploit because conflict serves baconist desires.

    The only way to negate that baconist tactic is to renounce conflict. Since humans are inherently and permanently unable to work that way expect more easy setups. Every armed conflict ensures more armed conflict. Bacon benefits with more plaques awarded, more statistics real or imaginary, and enhanced careers.

    “Right” and “wrong” are tactically and strategically irrelevant. Either choose and use useful behaviors or indulge in vulnerable behaviors which are gifts to the opposing force. “Counterinsurgency” is a lot easier when the “insurgents”/targets can be relied on to plink each other.

    This isn’t blaming the victim, just observing how things work. Nothing has been done to negate baconist strategy except in court. No surprise that the bacon routes around that problem by actions outside the judicial playing field.

    Deconstructing baconist methods is easy. Negating some of them would require more discipline and cooperation than humans tend to display so I don’t expect that to happen.

  16. old boy Says:

    The news lost credibility to me at “chains.” Not so euphoric recall ensued. Seriously?

    From that incredulous narrative I concluded the cops gunned down all the departed. Oh how I wanted to be wrong.

    This resonates with us as a seminal atrocity recalling the Boston Massacre. Tragically only here, in our own company. No John Adams will be required to defend the indefensible on this occasion.

  17. Clacker/C4 Says:

    First, everyone who was killed was gunned down by AUTOMATIC gunfire from the Pieces of Shit (Pigs) that were waiting outside. P.O.S. around the country will copy this way of murdering bikers this summer. Second, P.O.S in New York said the Bloods made the same threat against them about a year ago, which those P.O.S. in Waco lied about having been made against them, now. There’s too many Bloods to Shoot On Sight and so nothing happened. But, I’m worried about the P.O.S. getting away with mass murder, gunning down bikers this summer. The only thing I can think of is hiring very good lawyers to sue the P.O.S. for everything they’ve done.

  18. Panhead Says:

    First the Branch Davidian massacre and now this….the Twin Peaks massacre. Damn it boy, you don’t walk the straight and narrow in Waco they will fucking kill you. I’ll road trip around that motherfucker.



  19. Don Says:

    Thanks for the low down my brother

  20. Factor Says:

    At least one media outlet is trying to spin this into a race issue. They inferred in an article yesterday, based on a cropped photograph, that alleged suspects were given preferential treatment by the police because they are white:

    And yes, Steve Cook has already exploited this incident in order to promote himself:

    My deepest condolences to the Brothers, families and friends of those who lost their lives, and wishes for a speedy recovery to those injured.

  21. oregonloner Says:

    First my heartfelt condolences to those who lost family and brothers in this event.
    I have no vast knowedge on this event, but I have money their were little piggys in biker clothing at this coc. Pull a gun run and let their piggy friends have a shooting gallery, all this while the mongols mc fight to hold onto there patch, which,even though, they were not involed will complicate it a hell of a lot more.
    They used Waco as an example once before to suppress and destroy what they didnt want I say the feds and cops are doin it again.

  22. ovait Says:

    Condolences to those left behind. Fine reporting and thoughtful responses all around…

  23. lee hastings england Says:

    this has been breaking news here in the uk and even made a debate on the national radio station run by the bbc all though as normal they kept using the term ‘hells angels’ not sure where this goes for us all over here but reckon you guys are gonna get it tougher

  24. calvin, john Says:

    I’m inclined at this very early point in the aftermath to believe that LE started the fist fight in the men’s room then when it was corralled into the parking lot, opened fire on the fight. Reports indicate that only Club Members or fight participants were shot dead or wounded. If you’ve ever been in one of these situations you know just how incredible that truly is given the fog of war. I tend to believe that the press will latch onto the fact that all the dead or wounded were killed or hit by LE gunfire. Also, there is the legislation POTUS signed today banning SWAT/Militarized LE configurations. This new law is getting very little news coverage. Might be just the sale of military weapons & vehicles to LE, haven’t really seen the end product which I’m sure is just good timing and was meant to reflect on the recent race riots in MD & MO. Had this been aimed at urban protesters and 19 were dead imagine the result. In that it’s MC’s, the result will be bad for the MC’s. Have to be fair though. Having a COC meeting in a public venue was poor planning.

    Condolences & Respect to the MC’s, Families & Friends of the deceased. May the Great Hall welcome them all.


  25. RLG Says:

    Wow, all those vets there and they still got ambushed by the police.

    Condolences to the friends and families.

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