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Ex-Undercover Agent: Biker Threats Against Waco Cops 'Credible'

By    |   Friday, 22 May 2015 07:29 PM

No one should brush off the retaliatory threats reported against Texas cops who took down suspected biker gang members in a bloody shootout on Sunday, says a retired ATF special agent who infiltrated the mother of all motorcycle gangs, the Hells Angels, and wrote about the experience.

"These guys are capable of carrying out the threats that they have issued," Jay Dobyns, author of "No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels," told "Newsmax Now" hosts Miranda Khan and John Bachman on Newsmax TV on Friday.

"It's a very brazen move to threaten law enforcement officers, but these guys live by a different code than the rest of us do in society." said Dobyns.

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Texas law enforcement officials on Thursday issued a bulletin warning that members of the Bandidos, one of two gangs at the center of the shootout in Waco, are using their military connections to acquire grenades and explosives to carry out revenge attacks on police, CNN reports.

"The bulletin warns of plots targeting high-ranking law enforcement officials and their families with car bombs" and is "based on unsubstantiated information from an informant who claimed to have obtained it from Bandidos and Black Widows motorcycle gang members," CNN reports.

Nine suspected gang members were killed and at least 18 injured in the violence that erupted on Sunday outside a Twin Peaks restaurant, which Waco police had staked out beforehand, fearing the worst from a planned sit-down between the Bandidos and the rival Cossacks gang.

"The fact that uniformed law enforcement officers were present before this even broke bad at the Twin Peaks is a demonstration that they [gang members] don't care about what any of us think, or about society's laws or rules," said Dobyns.

He said the information relayed in the Texas Department of Public Safety bulletin "is entirely credible."

"I know they have access to that type of weaponry, explosives, improvised explosive devices, assault weapons, and firearms," said Dobyns, noting that some biker gang members have military experience and associates who are still serving.

"I can't say with any credibility or validation that that is the source of those items," he said of the weaponry discussed in the bulletin. "But it's a common source, and these guys have connections into that arena."

Dobyns, who was an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives when he went undercover with the Hells Angels in the Southwest from 2001 to 2003, said the problem with the criminal biker gangs — as opposed to motorcycle enthusiasts who belong to clubs and obey the law — is international in scope.

He said they'd invade the Arctic if motorcycle engines could function at 50 below zero. The worst of them "just live on violence, intimidation, drug trafficking, murder, rape, and extortion," he said.

"You don't negotiate with these guys," said Dobyns, who did not hold out much hope for a truce called by Waco police Sgt. Patrick Swanton, who has served as the department's public face and spokesman in the shootings investigation.

"Asking them for consideration is going to fall on deaf ears," said Dobyns.

Dobyns said he still has murder contracts hanging over his head, and over his family, a decade after his identity came out in court proceedings against the Hells Angels he helped put away.

He said he lives with "concern," not fear, but made plain that criminal bikers have long memories for anyone who crosses them.

"They don't forget," he said.

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