City Riots vs Biker Gang Shootouts

There is an article on the local CBS affiliate website that tries to draw comparisons to the way the riots in Ferguson MO and Baltimore MD have been portrayed in the media with the biker gang shootout that occurred in Waco TX.

The article discusses these events and concludes that riots that damaged property (which the author notes can be replaced) but where no one was killed received more coverage than a biker shootout where nine died. It is further noted that during the riots the police showed up in riot gear, used tear gas and made mass arrests while they were shown in their normal uniforms in Waco in what the article describes as nonchalant.

The article also points out that the riots had live media coverage whereas that did not happen in Waco.

The point seems to be that when predominantly black communities riot there is outrage and the rioters are viewed as thugs but when white bikers have a shootout there is not as much coverage and the incident is viewed as an isolated incident.

These items involve two entirely different crimes and this article only serves to further push a race narrative where one does not exist.

Yes, most of the rioters were black but the cities involved have mostly black populations. There were some white people there and they were attacked by the rioters. There is no doubt that some white folks participated in the unrest.

In Waco most of the bikers were white but there were some people of color. It was reported that there were some black and Hispanic bikers involved.

Perhaps the reason there were not cameras and live play of the gunfight is that it happened spontaneously. The police were aware that some trouble was brewing but the police do not call the media in every time there is a threat of violence. I am not sure how much media is available in Waco but the issue in Ferguson simmered for weeks giving the media plenty of time to show up and Baltimore has many major news outlets in or near the city. The media would have been present because there was unrest (read that as thugs attacking people and breaking the law) on Saturday and the riots occurred on Monday. The media had time to gather.

Since the gang shootout happened there has been word there will be some sort of retaliation. You can bet the media is there now.

As for the police. They anticipated violence in the cities and were dressed appropriately. In Waco they had information something might happen. The big difference here is that the police in Waco were involved in the shootout. They were shot at and they returned fire. They then arrested hundreds of bikers. During the riots, particularly in Baltimore, the police were continually attacked and DID NOT fight back. They were ordered to give the rioters room. Perhaps if the police in Baltimore had started attacking those who were breaking the law and arresting them in droves we would have seen pictures of police officers being nonchalant as they walked around hundreds of handcuffed protesters.

Since the police in Waco were allowed to do their jobs they had all the bikers under control and were able to be more “nonchalant” than the police in the rioting cities.

The only thing these incidents have in common is that they both involved people who were breaking the law. The idea that the rioters had a grievance so their behavior can be excused especially since no one died is ridiculous. They were breaking the law and they were destroying property. No one died but scores of police officers were injured.

The bikers felt they had a grievance as well but their actions are no more excusable than those of the rioters. The big difference is that the police responded to the violence in Waco.

And for those who think there is disparity, there is. The rioters in Baltimore who happened to get arrested complained about high bail amounts. Every biker arrested in Waco had bail set at one million dollars far above any amount reported from Baltimore.

The thugs in Waco will get what is coming to them just like the thugs in Baltimore eventually will. And yes, both groups are thugs. Despite what the author wants you to believe, the bikers were referred to that just as the rioters in Baltimore were.

When people stop trying to excuse any kind of bad behavior and start holding everyone accountable society will be better off.

And then people will have no excuse for race baiting articles…

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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Riding Through This World, All Alone

Anyone who watched the television show Sons of Anarchy knows it was full of violence. The show depicts a biker gang and its criminal pursuits. The “motorcycle club”, along with rival and sometimes ally biker gangs sells drugs, gets involved in pornography, traffics firearms and in the murder of people, and lots of them.

It was a television show so the world it depicted was supposed to be violent. It was supposed to push the envelope for the entertainment value.

I admit to enjoying the show. I could never live that kind of life but I enjoyed watching these truly dysfunctional people and their exploits. It was great to see these outlaw bikers killing each other each week.

I even commented to my son that the tragedy is there are really these kinds of gangs in the world.

And there are.

In Waco Texas as many as five rival biker gangs had an altercation at a restaurant that spilled outside. The fight went from fists, feet and chains to guns in real short order. When all was said and done nine bikers had been killed and nearly 200 arrested.

People who are not part of the gangs had to hide in the freezer at the restaurant to avoid the violence.

If these Sons of Anarchy wannabes have a desire to murder each other then let them have at it. However, they could have the common decency to do so in an isolated area where people who have nothing to do with them will not be in danger.

These guys let a lot of ammo fly in their fracas and many innocent people could have been killed.

These biker gangs are not a group of angels and they give motorcycle clubs in general a bad name. These guys deal drugs and weapons and they murder without a second thought. They are the true to life people I commented on to my son.

They think the rules and laws of a civil society do not apply to them.

I hope those arrested spend a very long time in jail. It is too bad more of them did not kill each other so numbers would be reduced.

There are plenty of motorcycle clubs in this country that do wonderful things for the communities in which they live. They provide for the poor, they provide for veterans and they follow laws. I have spent time with hundreds, if not thousands, of these folks at military funerals and during events in Washington DC. They are generally good folks trying to make a difference.

Cretins like those who chose to have the shootout at the Waco corral have no regard for life and do not deserve to be part of society.

Here is a clue for them. if you want to fight go pick some isolated part of the desert and have at it. When you are done gather up your survivors and leave the dead behind.

The buzzards have to eat too.

The Transgender Community Will Be Upset

Two men dressed as women were shot when they tried to enter Fort Meade in Maryland. One of the men died as a result of his wounds.

Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop a stolen car around 9 a.m. Monday at the National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police vehicle blocking the road, officials said. CBS DC

There is no doubt these guys tried to enter the facility illegally and deadly force was used. But what if these two transgender individuals were only looking for a ladies room? Maryland allows that sort of thing now and these two gender benders might have needed to powder their noses.

Will the transgender community get its collective panties in a wad over the fate of their sisters?

Will Obama comment that if he had sons they would look just like these two or that the police acted stupidly?

How long before he uses his phone and his pen to write an executive Order allowing trannies off the street to enter military facilities without fear of getting shot?

The fact they were in a stolen car (an illegal act) and they tried to enter unlawfully is of no consequence. Obama is just fine with people entering illegally.

Ask Mexico…

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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Armed Citizen Kills Miami Robber

A criminal walked into a Burger King in Miami and tried to rob the place at gunpoint. One of the patrons had a concealed carry permit and, more importantly, he had the weapon allowed by the permit.

The law abiding citizen drew his weapon and he and the criminal exchanged gunfire. The criminal is dead and the law abiding citizen is in serious but stable condition with several gunshot wounds.

The idea is to shoot before the other guy so that you do not get shot.

But I was not there and when these things happen they happen so fast that sometimes you end up getting injured.

I am glad the law abiding citizen was able to exercise his Second Amendment right because Florida, unlike the tyranny known as Maryland, allows law abiding citizens to carry weapons.

I also bet there are a few folks who were there that are happy as well. If that had happened in Maryland then either the criminal would have made off with the money or he would have shot someone and then made off with the money. The people here are sheep sent out to slaughter in a world dominated by criminals who have free reign.

I hope the law abiding citizen makes a full recovery and I am glad the criminal is dead. The actions of the law abiding citizen saved the state a lot of money on the trial.

More importantly, he might have saved the lives of some of the patrons of the Burger King.

Though they could have shot that plastic Burger King dude. He is just creepy…

Miami Herald

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