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Safety First! A Look at the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition

Posted in biker on March 25, 2016 by the Wicked Bitch

The Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition met March 11th on the Texas A&M Campus in College Station,Texas. The meeting consisted of various citizens from all walks of life across Texas who are concerned with the safety of motorcyclists on the highways. From  various patches to reresentatives of ABATE, COIR, US Defenders… from persons incarcerated during the Waco Twin Peaks incident to Texas Transportation and Safety officals, all met in perfect harmony for the betterment of the lives and livelihoods of the bikers in Texas. The Coalition addresses safety from both sides of the coin as they attempt to not only make autos more aware of the bikes on the road, but also to teach the bikers themselves about the safest ways to ride safely and happily.

 

What is the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition?

 

From their website:

Mission Statement

The goal of the TMSC is to reduce the number of crashes involving motorcycles and deaths and injuries resulting from these crashes.

The Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition (TMSC) serves as a public forum for addressing strategies to improve motorcycle safety; discusses effective programs, regulations, and other opportunities to improve motorcycle safety; reviews, proposes, and makes recommendations concerning motorcycle-related legislation; and serves to promote rider safety and inform the public about being aware of motorcycles and sharing the road safely.

About TMSC

  • Established in December 2008 by individuals interested in forming a motorcycle safety working group that would collectively identify action steps to reduce the number of motorcycle crashes, deaths, and injuries on Texas roadways.
  • TMSC Board coordinates initiatives and strategic planning for the coalition.
  • TMSC standing committees include Safety Awareness, Education, Legislative, Roadway Engineering and Design, Research, Nominations, Resolutions, and Policies and Bylaws.
  • TMSC works collaboratively with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Texas Motorcycle RoadRiders Association (TMRA), Texas Motorcycle Rights Association (TMRA2), Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents (TxCOC&I), and other motorcycle safety stakeholders.

Accomplishments

  • TMSC members comprised the majority of the working group that mediated the requirements of Senate Bill 1967, an omnibus motorcycle safety bill passed in the 81st Legislative session.

  • TMSC introduced “I Ride for Tomorrow,” a biker’s pledge to “ride responsibility, ride sober, ride smart, and ride safe.”

  • TMSC hosts an annual Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum to bring together safety advocates to discuss current motorcycle safety issues, share information about ongoing activities, and identify strategies and opportunities for improving motorcycle safety.

  • TMSC members participate in promoting motorcyclist safety and motorist awareness at outreach events throughout the state.

Studies show that wearing leathers&boots during a crash = 40% less likely to have permanent disabilities

Their LookLearnLive campaign is proving to be amazingly effective already, and has great hopes for the future as well. The members of the coalition work successfully with the Texas Transportation Department and many other sources to ensure the best ride possible for all of us. If you would like to participate in the TMSC, they have an event coming up in May in Austin.

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BREAKING.. Unedited Photo of the Iron Order Shooter in Colorado 

Posted in amy irene white, biker, biker author, bikers, cars, motorcycles, biker, bikers, harley davidson, biker author, action, adventure, amy irene white, biker author, biker journalist, celebrity interviews, easyriders, in the wind, biker, v-twin, wicke, cops, Denver, Harley, harley davidson, in the wind, iron order, Mongols, motorcycles, shooting, Uncategorized on February 1, 2016 by the Wicked Bitch

the Iron Order Police Gang struck once again in Denver this past weekend, this time pursuing a confrontation with members of the Mongols MC, a veteran based club of motorcyclists with an established history since 1969 who participate in the pursuance of unity amongst clubs in America.

Here is a never before released unedited photo of the corrections officer and everyone who was there when he fired the only shots that day. how can anyone look at this disgusting creature and not be sickened that he wasn’t even arrested?

He obviously has had his ass handed to him and retaliated by shooting someone. Look at his buddies standing around and not trying to stop him.

Past, Present, and Profiling… Fusing It All Together

Posted in amy irene white, bandidos, biker, biker author, biker journalist, bikers, cops, cossacks, easyriders, Featured, Harley, harley davidson, motorcycles, shooting, texas, twin peaks, waco on January 5, 2016 by the Wicked Bitch

A fusion center is an information sharing center, many of which were jointly created between 2003 and 2007 under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice.
Fusion Centers in America

Many of the Waco bikers fought long and hard against the very thing that happened to them last year… Ironically, several of the innocent who were actually incarcerated have spent almost a decade working on amending the laws pertaining to the profiling of motorcyclists. .. This is going to be a long story, but if you take the time to read it all, you can’t help wondering if the whole thing was just sour grapes from biased, obtuse politicians and cops who didn’t get their way in the past few years.

The Background… 

The TEXAS MOTORCYCLE ROADRIDERS ASSOCIATION (TMRA) was founded in the early 1970’s, and was one of the first biker rights groups in Texas.The one that would go down in history came along a little later, however…

Sputnik Strain started doing motorcycle rights work with the Roadriders in the beginning, then in the late 1990’s he branched off and started the Texas Motorcycle Rights Association which was in charge with passing laws at the capitol for bikers and educating bikers on how the political process worked. TMRA2 was in business for 23 years and just recently closed their doors in Dec. of 2014.he notoriously awesome Sputnik Strain and his TMRA2 hit the ground running right out of the gate, and they continued to roll steady on until the organization was retired in December of 2014, a few years after Sputnik passed on.

TMRA2 was an Association of Clubs and Individuals whose purpose was to promote and better the image of motorcycling and promote fellowship for motorcycle enthusiasts. For over 40 years they stood for rights, education, fellowship and communication for Texas riders.  The Daimler’s folly was TMRA2’s official monthly publication and a great source of information about what was happening around the state of Texas. Chartered clubs  listed their events on the association calendar, there were articles on safety, legislative matters that affect the motorcycling community and other interesting articles..  all submitted by TMRA2 members.

 *a special thanks to Terri Williams for the photos, the history, and for always being there to help me along when I am treading unknown paths through rights work… She is every bit as legendary as Sputnik to me.

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Texas bikers have a long and esteemed history of working hard to preserve their rights as well as the rights of the American People. Led by their legendary mentor, hands down the greatest biker rights activist who ever lived,  the late, great Sputnik Strain… the former Texas Motorcycle Rights Association was made up of a fantastic team of patriots who laid the foundation for what has now become the fight of their lives… Of ours too.

In the earlier days, TMRA2 handled pretty much all responsibility for providing instructors and instruction on motorcycle safety. Today, the Texas department of public safety motorcycle safety unit oversees instruction programs. TMRA also worked closely with the various governors of Texas and the legislatures on matters concerning all phases of motorcycling. Though TMRA2 has since been retired, Texans continue this effort in cooperation with other motorcycle related organizations to promote safety, awareness and protect our right to ride.

 Along Came the US Defenders..

Who we are:

The US Defenders is a grass roots manpower movement established from every motorcyclist from all walks of life. Composed of State by State Confederation of Clubs, the Coalition of Independent Riders (C.O.I.R.), and Representatives, the US Defenders work in solidarity for the common good of our communities and to defend the Constitution of these Unites States of America.

In the fall of 2007 Gimmi Jimmy, Texas State Confederation of Clubs Chairman, commissioned a committee with the task of creating a body within the COC that could react quickly on legislative concerns.

The challenge was how to harness the incredible manpower potential that lies in the memberships of traditional motorcycle clubs, riding associations and the independent motorcyclists while keeping the integrity of their different lifestyles intact.

Most bikers recognize a shared responsibility in defending our constitutionally protected civil liberties including our “Right to Ride.” However, many of these men and women did not take up motorcycling in an effort to attend political meetings.

The simple solution was to not try and change these motorcyclists into politicos but to provide them with clear and simple instruction so they can add their voices to the fight for our rights and then go back to doing what they do best, being bikers!

The US Defenders Website

The US Defenders and TMRA2 together made up a force to be reckoned with in legislative arenas… They were all great friends.. Brothers and sisters.. who enjoyed their work and being around each other. They tied in together perfectly to work towards the right to ride, making unprecedented headway in biker rights… But, as in all great fairy tales, one of our heroes must soon ride off into the sunset…

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Then in June of 2010, the unthinkable happened as fate dealt its first hard blow to these Texas bikers…

The Texas Motorcycle Rights Association is sad to announce that our great Leader, Sputnik, passed away suddenly at approximately 5:00 AM this morning. I woke up at 5:45AM to find him on the living floor at the state office. It appeared that he crossed over quickly and did not suffer, from a massive heart attack. I can not begin to even put into words how devastating the loss is to the biker community, to his family, and to us who live with him at the state office, for all TMRA2, and to all of his brothers and sisters who loved him dearly.
Sputnik will go down history as the greatest Motorcycle Rights Activist in the History of our Nation and we, as his Task Force, were truly blessed to be a part of this great Warriors life.God has a special place in Heaven for Sputnik and he told me yesterday that wanted all of us to continue the political work and to carry forward with his final Rally for the Birthday Bash in July. As soon as we know the Memorial Service information we will send out another broadcast. Our sincerest regrets to the entire Biker Community”
Terri Williams- State Secretary TMRA2
Stephanie Parks- TMRA2 Task Force

source: Cyril Huze blog

Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words…

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From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother…  William Shakespeare

 

Still reeling from the loss of their beloved mentor, Texas bikers saw they still had to carry on what he held dear.. Which meant combatting the disturbing rhetoric in the Fusion Center framework enacted by revisions to The Patriot Act. They quickly realized the dangerous potential therein for police to not only infringe upon their privacy and civil liberties, but also to play at God, judge and jury with the lifestyles and freedoms we hold so near and dear. This call to action went out:

CALL TO ACTION FOR ALL US DEFENDERS & TMRA2 STATE WIDE: We need you at the Capitol!

We just received notice that S.B.1572-Fusion Center Bill introduced by Senator Kirk Watson is up for committee hearing this coming Wednesday at the Texas capitol. We need letters and support on this bill.

We are asking for support on SB1572 referenced above relating to Fusion Center Privacy Policies so that the state of Texas can:

-Reduce the cost of spending in the law enforcement arenas; Have model fusion centers for the rest of the states to model them by;
-Cut down on law suits for unconstitutional profiling which cost Texas taxpayers money; And collect data on the real criminals while still protecting every Texans civil rights.

Currently there are two fusion centers in Texas that have already adopted a privacy policy. Our goal is to simply make it state law for all six of the centers currently in Texas.

The fusion center were originally tasked with preventing and combating terrorism, most fusion centers now take on an “all-crimes approach”, incorporating information and intelligence about a multitude of crimes from large scale illicit drug operations to simple traffic stops.

Expanding further, many fusion centers are now collecting and analyzing private and non-criminal information such as political beliefs and activities, shopping purchases, driving habits, and even health records.

As a motorcyclist I am concerned with Fusion Centers for a variety of reasons. Among them is the unfortunate fact the Fusion Center system has been utilized on numerous occasions across the country in order to violate the rights of and profile innocent Americans who are engaging in First Amendment protected activity.

Additionally, motorcyclists from across the state are reporting to the CDC&I and the Texas Motorcycle Rights Association that DPS officers and local police are pulling them over, taking pictures of their patches and tattoos, and placing their information into fusion center databases when there is no criminal activity suspected. – Paul Landers

HB 3219

SB1572

 

TMRA2 and the US Defenders worked tirelessly in attempts to change the wording of the fusion center bills and policies in a majestic attempt to preserve human rights, liberties and dignity… would they be able to do it without their beloved leader Sputnik this time around?

source: TMRA2 CTA & Blog Archives

TMRA2 Capitol Update

OVER 10,000 letters ROCK the Capitol in support of SB1572 Fusion Center Privacy Policy The Texas Bikers had their first committee hearing in the Senate on the all important SB1572- Fusion Center Privacy Policy Bill. One of the best Calls to Action yet from Texas bikers in all the rights groups. Dozer reported while on the phone late Monday afternoon with Senator Tommy Williams office “The bikers have burned up the fax machine”, with all of the Senators offices receiving a record number of over 10,000 letters primarily from the US Defenders. The system works and it works well. I was in the hearing room at 6:30am and over heard one senator say, the only phone calls I received on all the bills today were in support of this Fusion Center bill. Within thirty minutes the hearing room was completely filled with civil rights activist groups, bikers, law enforcement, and district attorneys. They were all there to battle it out on many bills presented that day. The most controversial bill SB9, a massive ominous bill to solve problems on the Texas border was taking off the table and put aside for the evening. This helped free up four hours of testimony allowing the bikers who were taking breaks from work to come by and actually tell their stories themselves. Timing is everything at these hearings. We were very glad that SB1572 was brought before the senators with half the testimony completed before the senators went onto the floor and the other half after lunch. All morning and afternoon streams of bikers came through completing their testimony in writing and verbally. Bandido One Wire had great testimony that morning on behalf of the Christian motorcycle community and Veterans. Paul Landers and I testified along side APD officer David Carter and ACLU attorney Matt Simpson, who were in favor of the bill. TMRA2 member, Bart Luck, testified on the many times he was put into the Fusion Data Base because of the motorcycle funerals he has attended over the years. We also submitted testimony from Circuit Rider MM, Roy Blalock, in writing stating he had been pulled out of a bike shop while purchasing a motorcycle for his wife and put in the Fusion Data base because the police thought he was robbing the bike shop due to his long hair and tattoo’s. Broken hearted and embarrassed Roy states “I thought they wanted to ask me about my Christian ministry. I never thought they would treat me so badly. The most compelling was the testimony from Rebel Rider Ben Newner, JB and Tank from the Legacy Vets MC, and another biker Louis from the Regulators MC in the Houston area. These gentlemen, all veterans, bravely sat in front of the most powerful senators of our state nailing testimony on what it feels like to fight against the terrorist in Iraq just to come back to Texas and be put in a Fusion Data because they are military and they now know how to make bombs. In testimony the comments: appalling, disgraceful, unconstitutional, and against my civil rights, came up over and over again in each hearing. By the time the last Legacy Vet MC member testified, you could hear a pin drop in that meeting and see three shades of white quickly covering the faces of the senators who sat listening. I have been to a lot of committee hearings but I have never seen the senators respond to testimony as I did yesterday, they were disgusted. I could not have worded it any better than those brave men. It was the perfect committee hearing. When everyone was finished speaking, Senator Kirk Watson, the very person who introduced this bill, turned to me and said, “We have to get through some of the changes in the language on this bill and work the bill out with all sides, but this bill will come out of committee. Many, Many Thanks to all who wrote letters, to everyone who helped post the information on Face book/internet, and to those who came to the capitol. To the US Defenders, COC&I, COIR, Abate, TMRA2 (and its Task Force), and to all of the coalition partners who provided the legal language for the bill. If you get a chance, thank Kirk Watson and his staff-Sefronia Thompson and her staff for taking on and introducing the hardest bill TMRA2 has ever worked. The Freedom Fighters of Texas can not do this work at the capitol successfully without the backing of the biker community. You ALL are the ones who make things happen. And to those brave warriors who testified, God Bless you every day of your life for having the guts to stand up to real change while you were at war and now here in Texas. You are our Hero’s! Terri Williams TMRA2 Legislative Task Force What’s next: The second Fusion Center bill we have on the house side is HB3219 will bill coming up on the house side in the next week. Check your e-mail for the date and time; we may only get two days notice. We will need testimony again on the house side as well to support the second bill HB3219. Below is the hand out that explains each bill. Fusion Center Reform Bills Introduced this Session – Thompson – HB3219 http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/pdf/HB03219I.pdf#navpanes=0 HB 3219 is essentially the language drafted by TAG, the ACLU, and the TMRA2. HB3219 does the following: 1. Prohibits Texas fusion centers from reviewing, collecting, or maintaining non-criminal information about the political, religious, or social views, associations, military history, or activities of any individual or any group, association, corporation, business, partnership, or other organization. 2. Prohibits Texas fusion centers from reviewing, collecting, or maintaining protected health information, biometric information, or personally identifiable information. 3. Requires standards of information sharing and best practices for participating fusion centers. 4. Requires Texas fusion centers to submit reports to the standing committees of each house of the legislature with primary jurisdiction over criminal justice. 5. Requires the Attorney General to provide oversight of the data and privacy protection function of criminal intelligence systems operating in Texas. 6. Requires every fusion center in Texas to establish and maintain an oversight board.

 SB1572 does the following: 1. Prohibits Texas fusion centers from reviewing, collecting, or maintaining non-criminal information about the political, religious, or social views, associations, military history, or activities of any individual or any group, association, corporation, business, partnership, or other organization. 2. Prohibits Texas fusion centers from reviewing, collecting, or maintaining protected health information, biometric information, or personally identifiable information.

Paul Landers,
National Lt. Commander US Defenders State Chairman Texas Motorcycle Rights Association

They didn’t just stop at the Fusion Center in Austin, either..

TMRA2 UPDATE
Chairman‘s Corner June 2011
TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY SIGNS H.B.3324 THE FUSION CENTER PRIVACY POLICY BILL
Effective Immediately!
From the Desk of Jerry Rose,
Texas Motorcycle Rights Association State Chairman
On Saturday morning June 18th, the calls started coming into the Texas Motorcycle Rights Association state office. Governor Rick Perry had signed into law H.B.3324, a.k.a The Fusion Center Pri- vacy Policy. On the Governor’s website he expressed that some of the laws he had signed were to keep Texans from less government intrusion which is exactly what this law will do.
As reported earlier, the Texas Motorcycle Rights Association (TMRA2) along with many other rights groups and coalition partners worked this historical civil rights bill all the way to the end with a relentless fervor, and vowing to never give up.
This is what the law means to Texans:
H.B.3324: Was signed by the Governor on June 17,2011, and will become law effective Sep- tember 1, 2011. The law will requires all fusion centers in Texas (including El Paso) to create a strong privacy policy which at a minimum prevent the collection of non-criminal information based solely on political, religious, or social views. This law is a huge victory for Texans and is the first civil rights bill passed by the Lone Star State in decades.
What started as a local effort to create a strong privacy policy for the Austin Regional Intelligence Center was introduced in a state law requiring Texas Fusion Centers to respect the constitutional rights involving privacy and protected liberties of Texas citizens.
Prior to passing this law, there was no oversight at the state level for fusion centers in Texas. The US Department of Justice has released guidelines for best practices in response to many concerns and obvious issues at some centers nationally, including one specifically in Texas.
C.S.H.B. 3324 codifies a Texas Fusion Center Policy Council (policy council) recently created by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas (DPS). The policy council consists of representatives from the fusion centers and is given responsibility for, among other things, mak- ing recommendations to DPS on rules regarding governing the operations of fusion centers in Texas. The policy council will share best practices as well as develop and share strategies for meeting federal standards. Additionally, the policy council would create a privacy advisory group with at least one privacy advocate.
(This part of the law means that an ordinary citizen not affiliated with DPS or any of the gov- ernment agencies will sit on the Policy Council to represent “The People of Texas”.)
C.S.H.B. 3324 requires DPS rules to include guidelines for a common concept of operations, monitoring activities by the policy council, and adherence to state and federal laws designed to protect privacy and other legal rights of individuals.
C.S.H.B. 3324 amends current law relating to the operations and monitoring of fusion centers in the state. The law amends the Government Code to require the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to create the Texas Fusion Center Policy Council. The law includes guidelines and duties that would apply to Texas Fusion Center Policy Council. Following recommendations of the Texas Fusion Center Policy Council, the Law would require DPS to adopt rules to govern the operations of fusion centers in this state.
The Law would require fusion centers to pay any costs associated with certain audits and pre- vent fusion centers from receiving state grant money if the center does not comply with certain guidelines required by rules to be adopted by DPS. Members of the policy council would not be be entitled to compensation, but would be entitled to reimbursement for travel expenses. The
bill would require each fusion center to adopt a privacy policy.
SECTION 6. Amends Subchapter E, Chapter 421, Government Code, by adding Sections 421.083, 421.084, 421.085, and 421.086, as follows:
Sec. 421.083. TEXAS FUSION CENTER POLICY COUNCIL. (a) Requires DPS to create the policy council and the bylaws for the policy council to assist DPS in monitoring fusion center activities in this state.
(b) Provides that the policy council is composed of one executive representative from each rec- ognized fusion center operating in this state.
(c) Requires the policy council to:
(1) develop and disseminate strategies to:
(A) facilitate the implementation of applicable federal standards and programs on a statewide basis by each fusion center operating in this state;
(B) expand and enhance the statewide intelligence capacity to reduce the threat of terrorism and criminal enterprises; and
(C) continuously review critical issues pertaining to homeland security activities;
(2) establish a privacy advisory group, with at least one member who is a privacy advocate, to advise the policy council and to meet at the direction of the policy council; and
(3) recommend best practices for each fusion center operating in this state, including:
(A) best practices to ensure that the center adheres to 28 C.F.R. Part 23 and any other federal or state law designed to protect privacy and the other legal rights of individuals; and
(B) best practices for the smooth exchange of information among all fusion centers operating in this state.
(The Privacy Policy Council will be helpful in continuously reviewing issues of civil rights vio- lations involving Fusion Centers.)
Sec. 421.084. FUSION CENTERS OPERATING IN THIS STATE: RULES AND MONITOR- ING. Sec. (a) Requires DPS, after considering the recommendations of the center under Section 421.082(b)(4), and the policy council under Section 421.083(c)(3), to adopt rules to govern the operations of fusion centers in this state, including guidelines to:
Section (d) Prohibits a fusion center from receiving state grant money if the fusion center adopts a rule, order, ordinance, or policy under which the fusion center fails or refuses to com- ply with rules adopted by DPS under Subsection (a), beginning with the first state fiscal year occurring after the center adopts the rule, order, ordinance, or policy.
(This means if the Centers do not adopt these rules, they will NOT receive grant money.)
be entitled to compensation, but would be entitled to reimbursement for travel expenses. The
bill would require each fusion center to adopt a privacy policy.
SECTION 6. Amends Subchapter E, Chapter 421, Government Code, by adding Sections 421.083, 421.084, 421.085, and 421.086, as follows:
Sec. 421.083. TEXAS FUSION CENTER POLICY COUNCIL. (a) Requires DPS to create the policy council and the bylaws for the policy council to assist DPS in monitoring fusion center activities in this state.
(b) Provides that the policy council is composed of one executive representative from each rec- ognized fusion center operating in this state.
(c) Requires the policy council to:
(1) develop and disseminate strategies to:
(A) facilitate the implementation of applicable federal standards and programs on a statewide basis by each fusion center operating in this state;
(B) expand and enhance the statewide intelligence capacity to reduce the threat of terrorism and criminal enterprises; and
(C) continuously review critical issues pertaining to homeland security activities;
(2) establish a privacy advisory group, with at least one member who is a privacy advocate, to advise the policy council and to meet at the direction of the policy council; and
(3) recommend best practices for each fusion center operating in this state, including:
(A) best practices to ensure that the center adheres to 28 C.F.R. Part 23 and any other federal or state law designed to protect privacy and the other legal rights of individuals; and
(B) best practices for the smooth exchange of information among all fusion centers operating in this state.
(The Privacy Policy Council will be helpful in continuously reviewing issues of civil rights vio- lations involving Fusion Centers.)
Sec. 421.084. FUSION CENTERS OPERATING IN THIS STATE: RULES AND MONITOR- ING. Sec. (a) Requires DPS, after considering the recommendations of the center under Section 421.082(b)(4), and the policy council under Section 421.083(c)(3), to adopt rules to govern the operations of fusion centers in this state, including guidelines to:
Section (d) Prohibits a fusion center from receiving state grant money if the fusion center adopts a rule, order, ordinance, or policy under which the fusion center fails or refuses to com- ply with rules adopted by DPS under Subsection (a), beginning with the first state fiscal year occurring after the center adopts the rule, order, ordinance, or policy.
1) The council’s progress in developing and coordinating the statewide fusion effort and intelli- gence network described by the governor’s homeland security strategy;
(2) the progress made by fusion centers operating in this state in meeting the fusion center guidelines developed under the Department of Homeland Security State, Local, and Regional Fusion Center Initiative established under 6 U.S.C. Section 124h; and
(3) a summary of fusion center audits or reviews conducted under applicable rules adopted by DPS.
(The Fusion Center privacy council will now have to report directly to the Governor and legislature on all their actions and progress in changing their guidelines to meet this state law. No report to the legislators was required prior to the passage of this law.)
It is our hope that every state that contains one or more of these intelligence gathering facilities will use our Privacy Policy Legislation to protect the Civil Rights of ALL citizen bikers in their own individual state.
The Texas Motorcycle Rights Association would like to thank everyone who worked so hard on this law to make it happen. The Fusion center bill was introduced under three different authors.
Many thanks to Senator Kirk Watson and his staff for S.B.1572, Rep. Sefronia Thompson and her staff for H.B.3219, and to Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon and her staff for H.B.3324.
Our gratitude to TAG, ACLU, and to all who testified (especially the Veteran MC’s), our TMRA2 Legislative Task Force for walking the process through from start to finish, The Rebel Riders MC for providing video evidence, The Texas COC&I for bringing the problem to our attention, the US Defenders/ COIR, TMRA2 and everyone else who called and sent over 10,000 letters in support of the bills. This historic Legislation to protect the rights of ALL motorcyclists would not have been possible without our entire community pulling together to remind our Legislators that they work for us, and our best interests need to be their best interests!
Respect to all,
Jerry Rose
State Chairman,
Texas Motorcycle Rights Association

Source: The Warrior 2 newsletter

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All of their hard work in attempting to prevent profiling and ridiculous trumped up ideas apparently fell on deaf ears, when you look at the sickening propaganda currently available on the TJCIC website…..

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This crappy propaganda must have fell right out of Steve Cook’s ass onto Patrick Swanton’s head after Waco, right? Wrong. It was compiled by these yahoos in 2009…. They seem to have paid no attention to the overwhelming representation of what bikers at truly about, choosing to adhere to the ridiculous rumors and lifestyle profiling painted by Hollywood, from Brando to Sutter.

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In other words.. These people are very much to blame for inciting Texas cops to profile, entrap, murder, imprison, and if we believe the rumors, infiltrate.. Many of the same Texas bikers who pleaded for fairness from the Fusion Centers.
Source: Wikipedia

Fusion centers are designed to promote information sharing at the federal level between agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. military, and state- and local-level government. As of July 2009, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recognized at least 72 fusion centers. Fusion centers may also be affiliated with an Emergency Operations Center that responds in the event of a disaster.

The fusion process is an overarching method of managing the flow of information and intelligence across levels and sectors of government to integrate information for analysis.[1] That is, the process relies on the active involvement of state, local, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies—and sometimes on non-law enforcement agencies (e.g., private sector)—to provide the input of raw information for intelligence analysis. As the array of diverse information sources increases, there will be more accurate and robust analysis that can be disseminated as intelligence.

A two-year senate investigation found that “the fusion centers often produced irrelevant, useless or inappropriate intelligence reporting to DHS, and many produced no intelligence reporting whatsoever.” The report also said that in some cases the fusion centers violated civil liberties or privacy. 

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, led to profound changes in government agendas, policies and structures to confront alleged homeland security threats facing the nation. Most notably, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began operations in 2003 with key missions that allegedly included preventing terrorist attacks from occurring in the United States, reducing the country’s vulnerability to terrorism, and minimizing the damages from any attacks that may occur. DHS is now the third-largest federal department, with more than 200,000 employees and an annual budget of more than $50 billion. The long list of grants available to state and local law enforcement to assist in risk assessments and other proactive measures gives a pretty clear view of who more than likely paid for the massive gathering of armed task forces lurking around and even atop of the two little restaurants in Texas that tragic Sunday afternoon.

Many Americans were concerned with the overreach of DHS at the mention of data-mining.. With good reason. I personally believe the Department of Homeland Security, under Obama’s charge, is now conducting the equivalent of witch hunts on the American citizens that they deem to be ‘extremists.’ The fine print of all of the legal mumbo jumbo most assuredly says they will gather information on ANYONE they feel presents ANY threat… They followed through with this threat by creating the vast network of fusion centers and overlapping agency communications. The breakdown of their descriptions of their preparations for ‘homegrown terrorists’ is eerily reminiscent of what we watched unfold at Twin Peaks in Waco Texas and May 17th, right down to a matching list of participating government agencies.

The Act was amended in 2007 to include a wider scope of information collected, utilizing ‘fusion centers’ across America. This is what was used to gather the alleged ‘gang threats’ in Waco, via the Texas Joint Crime Information Center.

Source: Texas Department of Public Safety

The Real-Time Watch Center is a 24/7 unit that works with federal, state, regional, and local law enforcement and serves as the state repository for homeland security information and incident reporting. It provides real-time intelligence support to law enforcement and public safety authorities, and consolidates information and data on suspicious activities and threats from all jurisdictions and disciplines as well as the public. During emergencies or periods of increased threat, the Center may ramp up to receive and process additional information.

Recently, law enforcement has had an increased presence in McLennan County with local, county, state, and federal agencies investigating local biker gangs. According to Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton, DPS and intelligence agents have been working on the investigation for a considerable amount of time.
Source for Swanton’s Quote

The Field Operations consist of analysts who work closely with DPS investigators in field offices across the state to provide assistance and analytical support for investigations.

The Intelligence and Investigative Support includes the Criminal Enterprise Intelligence Unit supporting law enforcement and criminal justice communities by providing both analytical case development, and strategic/tactical analysis to officers regarding criminal organization, including transnational gangs, drug trafficking organizations, and emerging threats.

The Special Programs Unit has several sections that provide support to major crime investigations and special cases.

The Vehicle Exploitation section provides assistance for vehicle theft offenses, complex auto theft schemes, and other investigations in which a vehicle is linked to a suspect, victim, or witness.

This fusion center provides a centralized database for the exchange of information with law enforcement. In addition to providing assistance to law enforcement and medical examiners regarding unidentified persons and human remains… It also supports cases involving homicides and aggravated assaults.

The Texas Homeland Security Unit works to reduce the threat of terrorism in Texas through information, analysis, and assessments in support of proactive multi-agency efforts. It is a central point for all regional information regarding international and domestic terrorism-related issues from a variety of sources. It also supports the FBI in its counterterrorism mission where needed in Texas, working with Joint Terrorism Task Forces to aid investigations.

The Infrastructure Protection section builds and maintains partnerships with public and private sector partners to strategically manage risks to critical infrastructure in Texas. It collects and analyses critical infrastructure information, shares accurate and actionable intelligence with partners, and supports homeland security decision making.

The Financial Intelligence Team (FIT) section supports law enforcement and criminal justice communities by providing analytical and tactical case support for major crime investigations through the examination of financial records.

The information gathered is reviewed and disseminated to various DPS, federal, state, local law enforcement partners, through analyses, statistical reports, and the Border Operations Sector Assessment (BOSA), which is disseminated weekly to over 3,000 law enforcement and government recipients.

The Post Seizure Analysis Team (PSAT) supports DPS Troopers and CID Special Agents with in-depth intelligence analyses of significant seizures occurring in Texas. Their mission is to attempt to find connections and “deep dive” information resulting from seizures, in an effort to identify and enhance previous unknown criminal connections. PSAT analysts utilize a myriad of sophisticated databases to further efforts.

The Human Intelligence Team (HUMINT) is dedicated to gathering information and intelligence from the community to protect law enforcement and the citizens of Texas. The HUMINT Unit coordinates efforts with the Intelligence Community including federal, state, and local partners to optimize the intelligence processes for short or long-term law enforcement initiatives. The goal of the HUMINT Unit is to achieve intelligence superiority over criminal actors, organizations, and potential threats.

Swanton said authorities had received threats against law enforcement “throughout the night” from biker groups and stood ready to confront any more violence. Officials stopped and questioned motorcycle riders. Agents from the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were assisting local and state authorities.

 

The Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC) provides immediate access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to law enforcement agencies throughout the state. TCIC is accessed via the Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (TLETS) resulting in responses within 12 seconds to inquiries from police departments, sheriffs’ offices, and other criminal justice users. TCIC also provides a direct link to the NCIC so that law enforcement officers throughout Texas know instantly whether a vehicle, a boat, or other property under investigation is stolen, or a person in question is wanted anywhere in the country. Crime Records strategies assist the local law enforcement agencies in their reporting to and inquiring in the on-line databases. Timeliness and validity of entry and removal of stolen and wanted records are the Crime Records priorities.

The Homeland Security Act was amendments in 2007 encompass all of this surveillance and speculation and entrapment on pretty much anyone they see fit to lurk.

 

MORE INFORMATION:

The amended section 1016 of Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) and amended the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to expand and further refine the scope of the Information Sharing Environment (ISE).

Sec. 521 formalizes many of the recommendations developed in response to the President’s information sharing guidelines, such as the creation of the Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT) (formerly ITACG) and the development of a national network of State and major urban area fusion centers; and
Sec. 511 requires the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security State, Local, and Regional Fusion Center Initiative to establish partnerships with state, local, and regional fusion centers.

Source: Bill Summary & Status 110th Congress (2007 – 2008) H.R.1 CRS Summary

Title V: Improving Intelligence and Information Sharing Within the Federal Government and With State, Local, and Tribal Governments – Subtitle A: Homeland Security Information Sharing Enhancement – (Sec. 501) Directs the Secretary to administer the Homeland Security Advisory System to provide advisories or warnings regarding the threat or risk of acts of terrorism.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) establish criteria and a methodology for the issuance and revocation of such advisories; (2) provide specific information and advice regarding protective measures and countermeasures; (3) limit the scope of each advisory to a specific region, locality, or economic sector believed to be under threat or at risk; and (4) not use color designations as the exclusive means of specifying threat conditions.

Directs the Secretary, through the Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, to: (1) integrate the information and standardize the format of products of DHS intelligence components; and (2) designate an information sharing and knowledge management officer for each component who shall report to the Under Secretary regarding coordinating the different systems used in DHS to gather and disseminate homeland security information or national intelligence.

Requires the Secretary, through the Under Secretary, to: (1) establish DHS-wide procedures for the review and analysis of information provided by state, local, and tribal governments and the private sector and integrate such information with federal agency information; (2) develop mechanisms to provide feedback regarding the analysis and utility of information provided; (3) provide training and educational opportunities to DHS employees; and (4) evaluate how employees of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis and DHS intelligence components are utilizing homeland security or national intelligence information and participating in the information sharing environment.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) establish a comprehensive information technology network architecture for the Office that connects its various databases and related information technology assets and the intelligence components of DHS to promote internal information sharing among the intelligence and other personnel of DHS; and (2) report to Congress.

(Sec. 502) Amends HSA to define “Intelligence component of the Department” to include any DHS element or entity that collects, analyzes, or disseminates intelligence information within the scope of the information sharing environment, including homeland security information, terrorism information, and weapons of mass destruction information or national intelligence, except the Secret Service and the Coast Guard when operating under the direct authority of the Secretary or Defense or the Secretary of the Navy. Specifies information the Under Secretary shall receive from the Secret Service.

(Sec. 503) Sets forth the responsibilities of the head of each DHS intelligence component. Directs the Secretary: (1) to provide training and guidance for employees; and (2) through the Under Secretary, to develop a curriculum for training state, local, and tribal government officials that includes executive level training for senior level officers, intelligence analysts, and other emergency response providers. Requires the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and other existing federal entities to carry out the training programs.

Authorizes the President or the head of an agency to consider the success of an employee in sharing information in making cash awards. Directs each department head to adopt best practices to educate and motivate federal employees to participate fully in the information sharing environment.

(Sec. 504) Amends the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA) to define: (1) “homeland security information” as defined in HSA; and (2) “information sharing environment” as an approach that facilitates the sharing of terrorism and homeland security information. Defines “terrorism information” and “weapons of mass destruction information.”

Requires: (1) the departments represented on the Information Sharing Council, at the request of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), to detail personnel to the program manager; and (2) the President to report to specified committees on the Information Sharing Environment. Authorizes the program manager to hire 40 full-time employees to assist the program manager. Authorizes appropriations.

Subtitle B: Homeland Security Information Sharing Partnerships – (Sec. 511) Amends HSA to direct the Secretary to establish a State, Local, and Regional Fusion Center Initiative. Directs: (1) the Under Secretary to assign officers and intelligence analysts from DHS components to such centers; and (2) the Secretary to develop qualifying criteria for a fusion center to participate in assigning DHS officers or intelligence analysts. Lists as prerequisites for such assignment intelligence analysis, privacy, and civil liberties training.

Directs the Secretary to make it a priority to assign officers and intelligence analysts from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Coast Guard to participating fusion centers located in jurisdictions along U.S. borders. Grants each assigned individual access to all relevant federal databases and information systems.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) create a mechanism for any state, local, or tribal emergency response provider who is a consumer of intelligence to voluntarily provide feedback to DHS; and (2) establish guidelines for fusion centers, including on incorporating emergency response providers and the private sector into all relevant phases of the intelligence and fusion process through full time representatives or liaison relationships. Requires an officer or analyst assigned to a fusion center by the Secretary before this Act’s enactment to undergo specified training within six months.

Requires: (1) the Secretary to submit to specified congressional committees a concept of operations report; and (2) DHS’s Privacy Officer and Officer for Civil Liberties and Civil Rights to report on the program’s impact on privacy and civil liberties.

(Sec. 512) Directs the Secretary, acting through the Under Secretary, to establish a Homeland Security Information Sharing Fellows Program.

(Sec. 513) Directs the Secretary to establish a Rural Policing Institute, which shall be administered by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centern, to: (1) evaluate the needs of law enforcement agencies and other emergency response providers in rural areas; (2) develop and provide expert training programs to address those needs; and (3) conduct outreach.

Subtitle C: Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group – (Sec. 521) Requires the DNI, through the program manager for the information sharing environment (designated under IRTPA) and in coordination with the Secretary, to coordinate and oversee the creation of an Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group (ITACG), which shall consist of: (1) an Advisory Council to set policy and develop processes for the integration, analysis, and dissemination of federally-coordinated information within the scope of the information sharing environment; and (2) a Detail comprised of state, local, and tribal homeland security and law enforcement officers and intelligence analysts detailed to work in the National Counterterrorism Center of the Office of the DNI (Center) with federal intelligence analysts for the purpose of integrating, analyzing, and assisting in the dissemination of such information. Directs the program manager to monitor and assess the efficacy of the ITACG and report on its progress.

Includes within the ITACG Advisory Council: (1) representatives of DHS, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Center, the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of State; (2) the program manager of the information sharing environment; and (3) executive level law enforcement and intelligence officials from state, local, and tribal governments.

Requires DHS’s Privacy Officer and Officer for Civil Liberties and Civil Rights to report on the impact of ITACG on privacy and civil liberties.

The 9/11 Commission Act plainly requires DHS and all other participating agencies to assess the impact of the Fusion Center Initiative upon privacy and civil liberties… They are apparently failing miserably at this particular assessment, since pretty much every civil liberty known to man was broken at Twin Peaks and in the ensuing arrests.

According to the Department of Justice, the fusion centers have a similar framework as the ones used to monitor the issuance of passports… This basically means, they have a ‘federation’ set up that shares information between different agencies:

Achieving information sharing objectives requires that partners establish wide-scale electronic trust among the caretakers of critical information and those who need and are authorized to use that information. The information is sensitive-inappropriate sharing is just as dangerous as lack of sharing. That is where a new and rapidly maturing technology called federated identity comes in. Federated identity allows a user’s roles, rights, and privileges to be communicated securely in the justice community and, in particular, to those who hold the information required to effectively safeguard our nation.

The Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM) framework provides the justice community and partner organizations with a standards-based approach for implementing federated identity. The concept of globally understood metadata across federation systems is essential to GFIPM interoperability. Just as a common Extensible Markup Language (XML) data model was the key to data interoperability, a standard set of XML elements and attributes about a federation user’s identities, privileges, and authentication can be universally communicated.

”Federation” is a fundamental concept in this framework. The federation provides a standardized means for allowing agencies to directly provide services for trusted users that they do not directly manage. A federation is defined as a ”group of two or more trusted partners with business and technical agreements that allow a user from one federation partner (participating agency A) to seamlessly access information resources from another federation partner (participating agency B) in a secure and trustworthy manner.” Major organizational participants in a federation vet and maintain information on the users they manage, and each federation partner retains control over the business rules for granting access to the sensitive information it owns. The federation partners establish the electronic trust needed to securely access information by sending standards-based electronic credentials to federation partner information service(s). The federation partner information service(s) evaluate the trusted electronic credential to determine whether to grant or deny access to the requested service or information.

A similar business model exists in passport processing. A federation of governmental agencies has agreed to vet and maintain information on its citizens as a prerequisite for issuing a passport. Border agents will grant or deny access to enter or leave the country based on evaluation of a passport-a trusted credential issued by a federation partner asserting identity and citizenship of a particular country. The country (federation partner) providing the service to enter or exit the country applies its own business rules based on the passport information and other attributes known at the time of the request.
Source: DO

My Heroes Have Always Rode Harley’s….

Posted in biker on November 30, 2015 by the Wicked Bitch

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. —Lao Tzu

Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. —Peter Drucker


Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. —Harry S. Truman

The supreme quality of leadership is integrity. –Dwight Eisenhower

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. —Warren Bennis

Where there is no vision, the people perish. —Proverbs 29:18

A Tribute to Spaz…. The Bandido Who Didn’t Really Run Away…

Posted in biker on September 13, 2015 by the Wicked Bitch

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Funeral services for Mr. James Kenneth ‘Spaz’ Anderson, 53, of Henderson, were held at 2 pm Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Rusk County Youth Expo Center in Henderson with Jason Taylor and Kevin Haygood officiating.  Interment followed at Millville Cemetery under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home.

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Tribute Video

Mr. Anderson died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 in Nebraska. He was born March 28, 1962 in Pasadena, TX to William Anderson and Jerry English Anderson Duncan. Mr. Anderson served his country in the United States Army. He was an electrician for Flanders and also was a member of Bar None Cowboy Church..

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James “Spaz” Anderson was a proud member and officer in the Bandidos Motorcycle Club. He held the position of Sargeant at Arms in the Longview Chapter. He was very well known and highly respected. His Love, Loyalty, and Respect for his Brothers and Club was incredible .His wisdom and Brotherhood will be sorely missed. He was truly a giant among men. Everyone that knew James knew how much he loved his mom. He talked about her all the time. He was always bragging on her cooking and talking about their adventures together.

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He was preceded in death by his father, William Anderson. He is survived by: mother, Jerry Duncan of Henderson; brother, Doug Anderson and wife Michelle of Bossier City, LA; uncle, Joe Duncan and wife Carolyn; and two nephews, William David Anderson, and James Alex Anderson.
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Condolences may be made online at:
www.crawfordacrim.com

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A beautiful wreath made by his sister-in-law

Spaz’s Obituary

Source

An early morning motorcycle ride for a group of bikers ended in the worst possible way early Thursday morning south of Chadron.

The Nebraska State Patrol says that 53-year-old James Kenneth Anderson of Longview, Texas was riding north on Highway 385 shortly before 6 a.m.

Anderson struck a deer that was in the roadway, causing his Harley to slide into the east ditch, resulting in fatal injuries.

A second motorcyclist – 39-year-old Richard Smith, also of Longview, TX also crashed into the east ditch. Smith was transported to the Chadron Hospital by ambulance with minor injuries.

A third motorcycle, driven by 43-year-old Shanne L. Miles, age 43, of Big Sandy, TX, also collided with a deer however the driver was able to safely stop and was uninjured.

Two other northbound motorcycles avoided the deer and subsequent collision. Helmets were in use.

Source for Accident Article
Spaz’s Memorial Service
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Tribute to Bandido Spaz | Online Slideshow by Slide.ly //cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js

The authorities aren’t letting up on their Bandido onslaught, not even to allow them to go to the funeral of a brother who died in an innocent accident in another state.

“Prosecutors told our lawyers they would be monitoring the funeral and if we were there we would be arrested for bond violations. Thanks for what ya’ll are doing. We really do appreciate it.’

‘This shit sucks. We were told by prosecutors we would be arrested on sight if we showed up at funeral. Club told me not to go, or they’d be feeding me in Waco for the next few months.’

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Spaz and Waco

As if the family and brothers of Spaz haven’t been through enough.. Waco is spreading lies on him! This story in kwtx is wrong on about nine levels…

WACO (September 11, 2015) A bullet removed from the arm of an East Texas biker killed in a motorcycle accident has been sent to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for analysis, which authorities think will link the man to the deadly Twin Peaks shooting.

James “Spaz” Anderson, 53, of Henderson, was killed on Sept. 3 when his motorcycle struck some deer on a highway about three miles south of Chadron, Neb.

On Tuesday, a search warrant was issued authorizing removal of the bullet and on Wednesday the bullet was removed from his upper left arm at the funeral home in Henderson that’s handling arrangements, a source close to the investigation said.

Authorities think Anderson, a member of the Bandidos motorcycle gang, was present on May 17 when gunfire erupted between rival biker gangs and officers at Waco’s Twin Peaks restaurant, but think he escaped without being identified.

This story is NOT the truth. Spaz didn’t run away and escape… The media posted this photo of him sitting around with everyone else… He was in the hospital under armed guards.

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One of his brothers tells this story..

“They are trying to say he fled before being identified at Twin Peaks. He was hospitalized for 2 days in Waco under guard before being released. They want the bullet probably to justify one of their shootings. Spaz said he was trying to prevent 2 Cossacks from shooting a couple of different Bandidos. One was attempting to shoot and he had his right hand under the gun, holding it upward away from the crowd. The other, he could not get his hand under, so he was trying to push the gun down, when the guy pulled the trigger and shot him in the shoulder. The bullet was not removed in Waco while he was alive, and it was not removed locally, because it would have caused more damage to do so than leaving it alone. I ask that you not use my name, since we are not allowed to speak about the incident.

Another collaborates that he was in the hospital…

One thing he told many of us was that they swabbed for GSR after they had been prepped for surgery, scrubbed already by the hospital. He thought that was stupid.

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He also wasn’t the only one treated this way.. Cossack Philco was also shot and hospitalized then allowed to go home, and allegedly had a cop bullet in him. There is no pattern or reason to the injured that the cops chose to arrest or set free that anyone can tell.

It’s wrong to try to paint this hero as a coward. His club brothers describe a man who really didn’t drink, never caused trouble.. He loved fiercely and he laughed often. Most of them paint an average guy, one who didn’t seek fame or fortune, but instead happily existed for the simple pleasures of his life and his club. He was the kind of man who would give you the shirt off his back. Anyone who spends much time around bikers can tell you that the average guys are usually the ones who hold their clubs together as they exhibit day after day what brotherhood truly means… They search not for a name for themselves, but for a way to be there for others. They embody the motto ‘never leave a brother behind.’

Condolences, prayers, and respects to the Bandido nation for this sad loss.

Special thanks to Jenny for the photos in the slideshow and several on this post.

A STORY FROM A BROTHER..

Spaz is a GREAT man and Brother! The day my wife and I got married (at our Birthday Run in Tyler) he asked me,
“Didn’t you just get married?”
“Yes” I told him.
“Well why ain’t you with her?!” He asked with raised eye brows. There was a handful of us Brothers left at the party sight and just doing what we do, hangin out an enjoying each other’s company.
“I’ve been with her over 4 years, and she won’t miss me,” I told him.
He just shrugged but within 10 minutes he had to question me again. “She’s good Brother, she went to get something to eat.”
Another 10 minutes and he TELLS me, “you know Brother, I don’t like being an asshole but you néed to get the hell outta here and go be with your wife!”
That wasn’t the last time I got to see my Brother but it’s a time I will forever remember him for.
I love you Brother! I miss you, but will see you again.
BFFB Until the mother fucking toe tag!!!

MORE FROM THE PRESS…

According to a search warrant filed this week, first reported by the Waco Tribune, investigators extracted a bullet Tuesday from the arm of deceased Bandido James “Spaz” Anderson.
Anderson, 53, died last week in a motorcycle accident in Nebraska where he and other hit deer in the highway.
The search warrant says a Longview police detective received information that Anderson was involved in the Twin Peaks shooting and found him recovering from his wounds at a home south of Longview. The search warrant makes no time reference.
Longview police refused to answer any timeline questions, citing standard practice of not commenting on an active investigation by another agency.

KCEN’s VERSION
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WACO — A wounded biker who escaped authorities during May’s shooting at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco is dead and a bullet has been removed from his body.

The Bandidos member was killed in an unrelated motorcycle accident in Nebraska last week and local authorities wanted the bullet fragments stuck inside his body for evidence.

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“Now they have found another victim,” said KCEN legal analyst and former Dallas County prosecutor Liz Mitchell.

The deadly biker brawl left nine dead and 18 injured, or so was thought: at least one more biker was hurt, and he escaped, bringing the total number of injured to at least 19.

“This was a person who fled the scene before he was able to be identified or arrested,” said Mitchell.

While he survived the May 17th shooting, Nebraska State Patrol spokeswoman Deb Collins confirmed the biker died around 6 a.m. on September 3rd in a motorcycle crash on State Highway 385 in northwest Nebraska when a group of bikers ran into a group of deer. According to his obituary, James “Spaz” Anderson, 53, was the Sgt. of Arms for the Longview, Texas Chapter of the Bandidos. Anderson had been riding under the radar since being shot in the upper left arm at Twin Peaks, and local authorities wanted that evidence.

“With those fragments, the state will be able to do the testing that shows the weapon that that bullet came from and ultimately strengthen a case against someone they already know about, or someone who was arrested but a case didn’t quite exist against that person just yet,” said Mitchell.

Mitchell said the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office is investigating this case from all angles.

According to a search warrant from DA investigator Jason Chambers signed by Waco Judge Ralph Strother Tuesday, Anderson was, at some point, recuperating in Longview when a Detective for Longview PD found him, then tipped off local law enforcement about his death and involvement in Twin Peaks.

“It is just one more named person for an indictment that trumps up the already existing engaging in organized crime charges,” said Mitchell.

Mitchell said the fragments taken from Anderson’s arm will be sent to the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives for ballistics testing which will include “test firing.”

“Those fired fragments will be compared with the fragments from this individual’s arm under a split microscope to compare striations and other identifying markers that will show that those fragments were fired from a particular gun,” said Mitchell.

Mitchell said the process is lengthy and expensive, but this case lies in those results. She also said it was likely that every weapon seized from the scene would be tested.

Anderson’s body was at Crawford A. Crim funeral home in Henderson Thursday, his funeral is scheduled for Saturday.

KCEN reached out to the funeral home for more details on the search warrant, and the Longview Police Department’s Detective for more details but neither would comment.

BREAKING NEWS: First Play by Play Description of THE VIDEOS!

Posted in biker on September 12, 2015 by the Wicked Bitch
  • We are all aware that some bikers have recently had bonds adjusted and loosened… And some attorneys and clients are being allowed to see portions of the videos for their own defense. This is the perhaps the most chiling story that has been sent to me since it all began— 

warning: graphic context

Before I get into the vids, one thing that people aren’t mentioning about the autopsies. Anyone notice that both Sidetrack and Chain had extra rounds in their vest pockets? Without the vids, people may just say that they had those in there from somethin else.

I am gonna start with some of the Don Carlos stuff, because most of it is just incidental stuff, but stuff that I think may be good info.

In the Don Carlos video, what pissed me off the most is that there were little kids walking around within a couple of minutes of the jackasses starting the shooting. The guy in the blue shirt is in it, and I looked at a lotta views to find out where he came from.

He came in an extended cab Chevy or GMC truck and parked about 50 yards behind where that black SUV was backed in when the shit started. He walked to DOn Carlos walked in, and talked to the lady who seats you. He looked either high on some kinda upper, or nervous as shit. It looked like he had dark hair and a handlebar mustache. The camera inside at the front caught a pretty good view of him, but can’t say I know who he is. He talked and then walked back outside. Did his looking side to side, signaled, and then ran back to Don Carlos.. He never went inside the inner part of Don Carlos..  If they had a entranceway, he went in there, but not into the inside area at that point.

There are about 12 different cameras in the Don Carlos video. Most views weren’t great as far as outside. You see the usual grouping of people hanging around outside in different areas like at most COC meetings and stuff… You couldn’t  really tell who was who, exactly.

You see cops get out of their private trucks and cars already dressed for action with military rifles ready.

If I had more time then, I woulda been looking at the different views better. I mainly just looked at the ones that might would show important stuff and also I was concerned with looking to see where in the hell the blue shirt guy came from.

The Twin Peaks Video has 9 different views. The only parts of the video shown was what the Twin Peaks lawyers thought was important, I guess. I still dunno why they didn’t have parking lot cameras, but they didn’t.

Most interior views showed different people, Boozefighters and citizens, men and women, sitting at the bar, at tables, eating. When you click on one of the patio cameras, the first thing you see is all black and yellow patches.. LOTS of them. There are a shit ton of them and they completely filled up the patio where the COC meeting was supposed to be.

The patio was L shaped. The long side had an older Cosaack guy about 55-65 years old, sitting in front. He had a pistol visible on his hip. There were some looking out around the patio.

When I pulled up in my car, I saw 2 or 3 of them standing at the corner of the building on the same side as the patio but the other end of the building towards the fabric store. I really think it was stuff like has been said, they were acting as sentries or lookouts, letting their people know when other people showed up.

The video showed that old guy trying to shift the pistol around to get it comfortable or get it easier to grab and he finally looked up at the camera and covered it up with his vest. I was still deep in the parking lot when those Bandidos from Dallas showed up. There were about 7 or 8 bikes in the group. As I walked across the parking lot, the Bandidos got surrounded. On the Twin Peaks video about that time, it shows almost all of the Cossacks get up and walk out under that one camera. Almost all of them were reaching in pockets or in their vest or behind their backs. There wasn’t any Cossacks sitting around eating, and if they were going to aid a prospect who got hit by a bike, they weren’t moving very fast to do it. They were going out steadily, with a purpose.

That is what surprises me about Clendennan wanting the video released. He is shown in it, he walks out with the group. I saw the Cossack named Chain was talking shit in front towards the left side of the group if you were looking at that side of Twin Peaks… Another guy who I was told was Big O was talking shit about one layer deep in the bulk of the group, probably behind that orange Road Glide you see in the main pic.

I  agree with the Bowtie attorney that they must have left that blank spot in the parking lot open to set this all up.

I turned around, and there was some of them behind us on the curb.. They had everyone surrounded pretty much. I turned back and about then the pushing and punching started somewhere around Big O. Then someone shot a gun. I looked to try to see where it came from, and then guns just started going off everywhere.

On the Twin Peaks video, the long patio view, there may be three Cossacks still on the patio when the shit starts. You cant see most of it, but if you look up the side of the patio, there is a banner that blocks most of the view. You can see out some at the end. There’s a Cossack standing there outside the rail when the shit starts, I guess when guns start going off, and probably a second or two later you see him drop like he took a round to the head.

You also can see a Cossack swinging a chain at someone outta view. I say this part because if it were something like they say, as a meeting set up to make peace, who brings a 5 foot chain? It’s not even like a small pistol or something that some may bring. Shit, a huge fucking chain. I noticed that the Cossack Chain’s mom posted a pic with him carrying a giant yellow chain on his side before they came up there.

If you see the short side of the patio camera, there is a small gate at the front of the patio to enter from the front of Twin Peaks near that table and canopy that they had set up over there for whatever reason.

Right before shit breaks out, after the Cossacks are moving out across the parking  lot, you see an Escondido come out of TWin Peaks and sit at a table. You can tell when shit starts, because he runs back inside.

Soon after, a fat Cossack runs in through the gate and hides behind a table. Then this Cossack. comes into the gate and points a gun out and shoots wildly, one shot. He runs inside.

We see him later at the door that leads out to the patio hunkered down with the gun pointed out. A large group of Cossacks are over there, by the bathroom and office.

A couple of times some Cossacks go up to him and point out towards the parking lot. It then looks like he shoots that way. On the patio you see different Cossacks taking cover behind tables. Two have pistols out, one has some type of stick or bar in his other hand. You see smoke and cartridges from below the camera and the two with pistols look over and then look back at the parking lot. I guess it was that Cossack who waved the gun doing the shooting at this point. I’m not positive but by their reaction, I can almost guarantee it was a Cossack, because they didn’t seem too concerned at all.

When police come in, the Smith looking guy walks into the crowd and then steps back out empty handed. They all get on the ground. Cops never come within 20 feet of them. When they get up, one or two walk against crowd into bathroom and then walk out with hands up. Disposing of weapons must have occurred then, I guess?

Out of all the Cossacks I saw on video, most all of them that were there wore Sgt. At Arms ribbons.

I really think the WPD is trying to go after those Bandidos for some reason. They have more than enough from the Twin Peaks video added to the info they’re putting all over social media to pretty much nail the Cossacks. But, they don’t pay the bills, I don’t suppose.

Also,  I guess the Cossacks don’t interest Steve Cook or boost his portfolio. If WPD told the Cossacks to go to Twin Peaks, regardless if the Cossacks did what the cops thought they would do or if they acted on their own fantasies, they should be held just as responsible for Mohawk and Candyman’s deaths as their own brothers in my opinion.

Also if Bandido Spaz couldn’t avoid the deer because his arm wasn’t moving all that well, they should pay for that shit too.

Open Letter to Thomas Moorehead of HDDC

Posted in biker on September 11, 2015 by the Wicked Bitch

The Justice or Else Ride is Still on the Harley Events Page

While Thomas Moorehead plays like he has hurt feelings….

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No one at his dealership has taken the event down YET.

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Must not have upset him too bad, huh? Especially since the conference calls orchestrated by his general manager as of last night are still discussing meetings with his dealership as instrumental in their planning.

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An open letter to Thomas J. Moorehead, Ft. Washington Harley Davidson.
Dear Thomas Moorehead;
Some of your ‘acquaintances’ are making noise about us bikers owe you an apology. We certainly don’t want you to accuse us of being RACIST or anything, so I am thereby penning this letter to you, and whomever feels compelled to join me in the following apologetic discourse can share it as well… I hope you get three million copies, personally.
We are sorry that you scheduled a racist ride sponsored by Farrakhan on 10-10-15 and stabbed us all in the back.
We are sorry you caused yourself to get bad press.
We are sorry you further exacerbated your situation by lying about knowledge of the event.
We are sorry that we plainly saw the event still on your calendar for several days after you claimed to have canceled it.
We are sorry Farrakhan didn’t play along and throw a fit to make your little scheme more believable. Nobody believes you could cancel his ride and he wouldn’t squall like a three year old who lost his teddy bear.
We are sorry you tried to backpedal and say you were letting them meet there when the dealership was closed, thereby looking more shady.
We are sorry your wife was married to a very prominent civil rights lawyer and is very active in black rights herself… Just like you are.
We are sorry your wife’s strong history of being married to Bill Clinton’s schoolmate made you look ridiculous when you initially tried to claim you didn’t know what Farrakhan was representing.
We are sorry you thought we were stupid enough to fall for any of that.
We are sorry you yourself have all that history in Omaha with your friend, the alleged child sex ring pimp, Lawrence E. King, Jr.
We are sorry you were obtuse enough to think it was okay to hire that disgusting person after he got out of jail and that no one would mind.
We are sorry your first car dealership just HAPPENED to come about the same year as he got caught embezzling money from a credit union and then you suddenly are Mr. Richest Black Man in America.
We are sorry your general manager is neck deep in the Justice or Else shenanigans and even handles the conference calls for the event, as his his club the Flaming Knights, who you wholeheartedly support.
We are sorry there’s all this glory hound media about you that tells every word I’ve said, plainly online in article after article after article.
We are sorry you are trying to drag Rolling Thunder down with you when they have plainly chewed your face off on your Facebook page.
We are sorry that during a special session on “Economic Development through the Black Church” at the A.M.E. Church’s 2nd District Mid-year Opening Plenary Session in Raleigh, North Carolina late last year, Rev. Jonathan Weaver, senior pastor of Greater Mt. Nebo A.M.E. Church in Bowie, Maryland, and board member of the A.M.E. organization that deals with economic growth and development projects claimed that, “The whole thrust was how black churches can help to empower black businesses,” and actually NAMED you in a starting plan for churches located in the North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and D.C. to commit to the support of your black-owned businesses. His exact words were ‘Thomas Moorehead, president of a BMW dealership in Sterling, Virginia.’ That’s you, right?
We are sorry you are in collusion with a plot to use the house of the Lord to make money and empower black people.
We are sorry you own a Harley Davidson dealership but only ever mention BMWs and Rolls Royce. Are you ashamed of the Harley Dealership? That’s okay, because we are ashamed of you, too.
We are sorry you underestimated the people who have made Harley Davidson what it is.
We are sorry that any of us ever spent one red cent in your place of business.
We are sorry that the mother company hasn’t pulled your franchise yet.
We are sorry that this once great nation is being brought to her knees by scum like you. No matter how many nice suits and big houses and fancy cars you own, you still apparently want to act like Chicken George.
I hope this clears up any apologies you feel you were owed.
MOST SINCERELY..
Amy Irene White, biker journalist