The deadly gun battle among several factions of biker gangs in Waco, Texas has social media users questioning the civility of its police intervention in the wake of Baltimore and Ferguson’s uprisings.
“They’ve recovered at least 100 weapons,” Deray McKesson, a high-profile activist wrote on Twitter. “The (National) Guard would be mobilized now if, black.”
With photos showing detained members of the criminal motorcycle gangs plugging away at their phones as police calmly stand guard, activists are quick to point out the disparity of the situation. (Source: Read more)
A video uploaded to youtube earlier this month, highlights the difference between how police approach a Black man and a white man, each exercising their right to open carry, under the law.
According to the video, both men were carrying the exact same gun in the exact same area.
Walking down the street with an AR-15 strapped to his hip, a single officer approaches the white man. He’s briefly questioned, before being allowed to proceed on his way.
What happens when a Black man tries that? (Source: Read more)
WACO – Police have confirmed nine motorcycle gang members are dead as a result of a shooting between rival biker gangs in the parking lot outside Twin Peaks located in the Central Texas Marketplace in Waco.
Police on scene confirm the shooting started about 12:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon and involved as many as five biker gangs and close to 200 bikers. The shooting reportedly started after an argument inside the Twin Peaks bathroom escalated to the parking lot.
Waco PD Sgt. Patrick Swanton says the fight “started as a fist fight, escalated to a knife fight, then to a gun fight.” Police report there were shots fired both inside and outside the restaurant. (Source: Read more)