“Four of the nine people killed in a melee between rival biker gangs outside a Texas restaurant were struck by the same caliber of rifle fired by Waco police, according to evidence obtained by The Associated Press that provides the most insight yet into whether authorities were responsible for any of the deaths and injuries.” Ya think? “Hours of audio and footage and hundreds of documents including ballistics reports show that four of the dead and at least one of the wounded were struck with bullets from .223-caliber rifles — the only type of weapon fired by police that day. The ballistics reports show that the rest of the people killed were shot by . . .
a variety of other guns.
TTAG has been calling the Waco shooting a coverup since day one. The fact that more than 100 bikers were imprisoned immediately after the shooting, all on $1m bail, all sequestered from the press. was the first clue. The AP report confirms our suspicion that the police shot at bikers from their established perimeter.
Serious questions remain about the Twin Peak massacre. Specifically, who started the conflict? From what distance were police rounds fired (12 in all according to Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman)? Most importantly, where are the full videos of the event? The only video released was carefully selected to show the police in the best possible light, and the bikers in the worst. Like this:
Police dashboard video shows a tight group gathered in front of the Twin Peaks patio. A biker can be seen striking others with a chain. Twenty seconds later, the biker is shot in the leg and the hip, staining the grass with blood. One biker shoots while running backward away from the parking lot while another fires from the patio. The group quickly disperses, with many taking cover behind cars and trucks.
Department of Public Safety video shows one of the men who was killed, Jesus Delgado Rodriguez, tackling another biker brandishing a gun. The two wrestle on the ground until another biker approaches and appears to stomp on Rodriguez’s head. The biker with the gun then shoots Rodriguez in the head and walks away.
In separate police video of the aftermath, several dead bikers are seen slumped on the ground, blood streaming from their wounds. Hats, sunglasses, knives, guns, cigarettes, and a hammer litter the pavement, while rock music can be heard playing loudly in the background.
Edited video. Rifle-shot bikers. Unattended wounded. Denied due process. A coroner’s report that somehow failed to mention the caliber of the bullets that killed the bikers. A cop leading the Grand Jury. This thing smells to high heaven. Let’s hope the judicial system “allows” the truth to come out. Watch this space. [h/t JWT]