Waco: 1 Year Anniversery. Click below to watch the video from Brent Coon and Associates on Biker Profiling
Statement from the Desk of Biker Lawyer Brent Coon
Welcome to our biking community website. We hope you find this site useful and informative.
I don't consider myself a typical lawyer. I wear jeans and ride a bike to work when not in Court. So do some of our lawyers. We are the biggest and best biker friendly law firm in the Country. Sadly most other lawyers, judges, jurors and others don't even understand the biking community and what it is all about. It is their loss but regardless, it leaves many of them questioning our values, integrity and morality. Understanding that ignorance and confronting it properly is an important part of legal representation. We do it best because we understand it best. If you need a lawyer, you need to call us. Consultation are free to our brothers and sisters in the biking community.
The other thing we ALL need to do is get more involved in the issues important to our lifestyles. From illegal profiling, to safety issues to helmet laws. Help support the cause of protecting what we all share, the freedom of riding a bike.
Waco: What You Should Know & What You Should BE Asking
Is it Waco, TX or Whacko, TX?
Too many questions, not enough answers, even less outrage
In the aftermath of the terrible outbreak of violence that occurred at the Twin Peaks in Waco Texas, there is an increasing tide of confusion, misinformation, and obfuscation. And the number of unanswered questions is rapidly increasing.
We understand from the police statements that the initial meeting of bikers at the Twin Peaks was a conference to discuss territorial disputes between rival outlaw gangs. But, this is not true. The conference was a regularly scheduled meeting organized by the Texas Confederation of Clubs & Independents to discuss current legislation that affects biker safety and rights. This meeting has occurred regularly every couple of months for many years in communities around the state without there ever being any prior incidents of notable violence.
Knowing that, a number of questions start to arise about the police presence.
· When did the Waco Police Department (WPD) or other law enforcement (LE) first find out about the potential for two or more bike clubs meeting at the Twin Peak (TP) restaurant on the date of the incident?
· What was the basis of the information?
· Did the Waco Police Department (WPD) ever receive any information that the Twin Peak Restaurant meeting of bike clubs was a legislative assembly meeting?
· Did the WPD prior to the incident ever understand that the event was being arranged by the Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents (TCCI)?
· Did the WPD have information prior to the event that the TCCI event was an invitation to a large and varied number of clubs from the region?
· Did the WPD have information prior to the event of the background and composition of the various member clubs to the TCCI?
The leaked video from the Don Carlos parking lot capturing a small piece of the conflict in Waco may not show us exactly what transpired on May 17th, but it very well may reveal the key witness and what triggered the shooting. The man in the blue shirt must be identified. Full Story - Watch the Full Leaked Video
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Perspective & Opinions
Problem With Profiles: By David “Double D” Devereaux, a motorcycle rights activist from Washington State, and a leading advocate for laws addressing the issue of motorcycle profiling in America.
1%'ers: The Confederation of Clubs of Washington State serves as the official voice of motorcycle club members present at the bill signing on April 13, 2011, and would like to address the controversy surrounding a picture taken with 1%'ers and Governor Gregoire.
Lawyers for three of the bikers at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, filed legal documents to have the district attorney recused from their criminal cases. On Monday, a hearing on their motions put the McClennan County District Attorney on the hotseat. D.A. Abel Reyna, the police chief, and other law enforcement officials, were all placed on the stand to testify during the hearing.
One year ago Tuesday, law enforcement officials here broke up one of the biggest and deadliest clashes of motorcycle gangs in the country. Gunfire erupted outside a Twin Peaks restaurant at a meeting of a regional coalition of motorcycle clubs after an altercation between two rival groups, the Bandidos and the Cossacks. So many bikers were arrested — nearly 200 — that officials used the Waco Convention Center for initial processing.
On May 17, 2016 at 10am, on the 1 year anniversary of the tragedy in Waco, the National Council of Clubs would like to invite you to a press conference announcing a National Protest Against Motorcycle Profiling and Discrimination. Motorcycle profiling and discrimination has reached epidemic levels in America threatening core constitutional principles and the basic civil liberties of millions of individuals.
The criminal-justice system in Waco, Texas, continues to boggle the mind. Last month, a grand jury in McClellan County held a marathon session to consider whether District Attorney Abel Reyna had presented enough evidence to justify indictments in the shootout at a May gathering of bikers where nine people were killed.
With word that Waco Police shot four of the bikers who died during the melee at outside the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco seven months ago comes the question: Why didn’t authorities come clean months ago?
The Twin Peaks chain is the most successful of America's post-Hooters wave of so-called breastaurants. (“Hooters,” the co-founder of Twin Peaks has said, “wasn't racy enough.”) Flirty waitresses wear skimpy mountaineering outfits: tiny khaki shorts, midriff-baring plaid shirts, climbing boots.
The secrecy that enshrouds the investigation into a biker shootout in May that left nine people dead and led to the mass-arrest of 177 people is hardly surprising in this city, where public scrutiny is rare and unwelcome.
The secrecy that enshrouds the investigation into a biker shootout in May that left nine people dead and led to the arrest of 177 people is hardly surprising in this city, where public scrutiny is rare and unwelcome.
Watch Brent Coon on the on Antidote, hosted by Michael Parker, speak about the Twin Peaks Biker Shooting in Waco. Click Here.
Daytona Bike Week
Get ready to ride! The 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week is quickly approaching and we are totally excited with all the great things planned for this amazing once in a lifetime landmark event in 2016!! All Riders who want to be a part of this grand milestone will be glad they made their way to the Daytona Beach area for this very special occasion. Already our businesses and community are preparing an amazing array of fun and activities that are sure to create fond memories of fun and riding over ten days in this beautiful seaside resort destination.
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Had a Motorcycle Accident? Why Should You Hire BCA?
Brent Coon and Associates is experienced in many areas of personal injury including Motorcycle Accidents. Founder Brent Coon, while probably best known for his work against corporate greed including the Texas City Explosion and the Gulf Coast Disaster, is an avid motorcycle rider. Brent Coon is a recipient of the Steven Sharp “Trial Lawyer of the Year Award” from the AAJ and the Clarence Darrow Award, a finalist as lawyer of the year with Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, an ALM Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers in the Country, a founding member of The National Trial Lawyers Association, a Fortune 500 “Top 100 Go To Attorneys” along with numerous other accolades. And as an avid motorcyclist, Brent Coon understands bikes, bikers and the complexities of motorcycle injury lawsuits and litigation.
The law firm of BCA has motorcycle accident attorneys all over the country and can help you with your motorcycle accident lawsuit in various districts all over the country. Our motorcycle accident attorneys will work tirelessly to make sure every aspect of your motorcycle accident lawsuit is reviewed and help insure you gain the maximum recovery the law allows. BCA has relationships with some of the top motorcycle investigators from around the country to help assist with the complexities which may arise from a motorcycle accident litigation.
As motorcycle accidents often result in serious injury or fatalities, we understand the stress an accident puts on both the injured and loved ones. With the worries of increased medical bills, recovering from injury, returning to your occupation, BCA understands the pressures that result from motorcycle accident. Our motorcycle lawyers will work with you hand in hand and provide constant communications on your motorcycle lawsuit.
Brent Coon & Associates was founded in 2001. Today, with offices spanning the country, it is one of the largest trial law firms in the nation and the epitome of the 21st century law practice. Brent Coon & Associates employs a team of aggressive litigators, with solid experience in individual and complex multi-party, occupational/environmental, health and personal injury cases.
Brent Coon & Associates prides itself on being a public policy law firm. “Our first and foremost responsibility is to our clients and recovering the best possible settlement or verdict on their individual cases,” says BCA founder Brent Coon.