From the Aging Rebel
Detective Manuel Chavez has admitted to a defense attorney that he perjured himself when he presented a fill in the name criminal complaint to Justice of the Peace Walter H. “Pete” Peterson on May 18.
Chavez presented the complaint which began, “Before me, the undersigned authority, personally appeared the affiant herein, a peace officer under the laws of Texas, who being duly sworn, on path made the following statements and accusations:
“My name is Manuel Chavez and I am commissioned as a peace officer with the City of Waco by The Stale of Texas. I hereby state upon my oath that I have reason to believe and do believe that heretofore, and before the making and filing of this Complaint, that on or about May 17, 2015, in McLennan County, Texas, the said” (insert name here) “dld then and there, as a member of a criminal street gang, commit or conspire to commit murder, capital murder, or aggravated assault, against the laws of the State.”
Peterson, who is a lay justice of the peace and not a lawyer, then ordered 177 people held on bonds of $1 million each. He explained the very high bail amounts by saying, “I think it is important to send a message. We had nine people killed in our community. These people just came in, and most of them were from out of town.”
Chavez has admitted and public officials in Waco are aware, that Chavez had no evidence at all about virtually all of the defendants against whom he claimed to have probable cause.
Chavez has also stated that he did not write the affidavit to which he swore. He has stated that it was written by “someone” in the District Attorney’s Office.
The McLennan County District Attorney is Abelino “Abel” Reyna. The County’s Assistant District Attorneys are Michael Jarrett and Brandon Luce.
Chavez has also admitted that Peterson told him to swear to all 177 complaints and did not individually review each complaint – presumably to save time.
In Texas perjury may be either a Class A misdemeanor or a third degree felony. Felony perjury is punishable by a term of two to ten years in prison.
The Aging Rebel believes that Reyna, Jarrett and Luce are all aware of the misconduct.
Under the rules of professional responsibility that govern American attorneys, lawyers are ethically bound to report the misconduct of other attorneys and judges.
... within a few hours of the Massacre, the Twin Peaks Franchisor publically cut off the Franchisee, despite there being a written contract.
It seems to this lay-person, and casual observor, the reason the Franchisor did that is largely based on the overwhelming, and almost instantaneous, negative publicity created by Swanton’s statements before local, national, and perhaps even international television that the local Franchisee was somehow, or to some extent, responsible for the Massacre.
Several days after that, multiple lawsuits were filed between the Franchisor and Franchisee. Someone likely alerted the media that the Franchisor had filed suit, and then a slew of articles appeared from Waco to New Dehli reporting that the Franchisor has sued the Franchisee.
What wasn’t revealed, or, apparently accurately reported, is that the Franchisee had actually filed a lawsuit against the Franchisor about 2 minutes before the Franchisor sued the Franchisee.
This is very strange, because apparently the Franchisor’s lawsuit has a lower case number than the Franchisee’s, even though Franchisee first lawsuit clearly has a date/time stamp that preceeds the Franchisor’s by two minutes.
Listed below are the 5 civil cases related to the Waco Massacre.
Linked below is the Dallas County (District and County Courts at Law) web portal. Case filings (the actual pleadings, in searchable .pdf format) and hearing dates can be accessed through the portal, although often the filings don’t appear until the next business day.
There had been hearings scheduled next week, and the following week, to consolidate the 4 cases between the Franchisor and Franchisee. (The fifth case is between Don Carlos and the Franchisor).
For some reason, yesterday, it appears the Franchisor filed “Emergency Motions” to expediate the consolidation of 3 of these cases.
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT PROVOKED THIS EMERGENCY???
Anyway, if one were inclined to review these pleadings, they can do so through the link below. The 4 district court cases (those that being with “DC” can be viewed on the District Court link. The 1 County Court case (that begins with “CC”) can be viewed on the County Court at Law link.
DC-15-05787 DC WACO RESTAURANT, INC. D/B/A DON CARLOS RESTAURANT vs. PEAKTASTIC BEVERAGE, LLC D/B/A TWIN PEAKS RESTAURANT, et al
44th District Court
DC-15-05928 TWIN RESTAURANT FRANCHISES, LLC vs. CHALAK TP WACO, LLC
116th District Court
DC-15-05954 CHALAK TP WACO LLC vs. TWIN RESTAURANT FRANCHISE LLC
68th District Court
DC-15-05955 CHALAK PEAK RESTAURANTS LLC vs. TWIN RESTAURANT FRANCHISE LLC
116th District Court
CC-15-02709-B TWIN RESTAURANT FRANCHISE, LLC vs. AL BHAKTA, CHET BHAKTA, NIK BHAKTA.et al
County Court at Law No. 2