Showing posts with label Waco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Waco. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Biker Shootout: Libs Going Wacko over Race in Waco

Leftists are upset about what they view as a double standard with respect to the Baltimore/Ferguson affair and the recent Waco gang shootout. They’re right, too—there sure is a double standard.

And, as usual, it’s their own.

Consider, for example, an Associated Presspiece by one Jesse J. Holland titled “Differing perceptions of Waco, Baltimore bothering some.” Holland starts out writing that the “prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were of police in riot gear, handcuffed protesters, tear gas and mass arrests. The main images of a fatal gun battle between armed bikers and police in Waco, Texas, also showed mass arrests—carried out by nonchalant-looking officers sitting around calm bikers on cellphones.” The idea is that while the black thugs in Baltimore and Ferguson received harsh treatment and coverage, the primarily white thugs in Waco were, relatively speaking, handled with kid gloves.

But pardon my tongue, this brings us to another complaint. Holland cites people who say that while Barack Obama and other politicians called the Baltimore miscreants “thugs,” no such descriptive is applied to the white Waco punks. He mentions in particular radio and TV commentator Roland Martin, who tweeted, “So the mainstream media refuses to talk (hashtag)WacoThugs, huh?” And Martin has a point: While the black Baltimore rioters and looters were called thugs, no white Waco rioters and looters were thus characterized. I wonder, why might that be?

Oh, yeah, that’s right: there are no white rioters and looters in Waco.

Minor details such as this seem to escape the notice of two-brain-cell journalists in search of a story, but a prerequisite for having “police in riot gear” is actually having, you know, a riot. The incident in Waco was an unforeseen event, meaning, the cops had no time to don any kind of special gear.

Perhaps they don’t teach proper analogizing in journalism school, but the Waco biker thugs aren’t analogous to the Baltimore rioter thugs; rather, they’re analogous to the person the latter were rioting over: drug dealer Freddie Gray. And no one went out of his way to call Gray a thug.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CNN Panel Explodes over Media Calling Baltimore Rioters ‘Thugs,’ but Not Waco Bikers

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 3.03.46 PMA CNN panel earlier this afternoon really went off over the media referring to the Baltimore rioters as “thugs,” but avoiding that label in talking about the Waco biker gangsCharles Blow and Sally Kohn agreed there’s a big double standard, while ex-NYPD detective Harry Houck said the comparison’s tremendously unfair.
Blow said it’s not just about white people, since President Obama and the mayor of Baltimore used the t-word to describe the rioters, but about “a culture that looks at blackness and says it sounds like a certain thing.”
Kohn added that no one ever notes the race of white shooters or talks about a “whiteness” problem when it comes to certain acts of violence.
Houck rejected the comparison and said that of course the bikers are thugs. As for the term itself, he said that he mean[s] ‘bad guy’ when I use the word,” and the reason it’s ascribed more to blacks is because it was embraced by the rap community. Blow told him he was way off on that one.
The second segment involved a lot more crosstalk and shouting, as Houck scolded Kohn and Blow for their “talking points” and them insisting there’s a serious problem with the pathologizing of the black community. Houck just told them to “quit looking at the past” and coming up with “excuses

Monday, May 18, 2015

How Many People Got Arrested for Last Night’s Biker Gang Shootout?

bikersA shootout between rival biker gangs rocked Waco, Texas, Sunday night, leaving nine dead and eighteen wounded. The number of people arrested for the carnage: 192 and counting.
“In 34 years of law enforcement, this is the worst crime scene, the most violent crime scene that I’ve ever been involved in,” said police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton. “Dead people are still there. There’s blood everywhere. We will probably approach the number of 100 weapons that we’ve recovered.”
Police joined in the gunfire. Astoundingly, no officers or bystanders were injured.
“Within 25 feet there were families eating dinner,” Swanton said. “I was amazed that we didn’t have innocent civilians killed or injured.”
The fight reportedly started over a parking spot, but followed weeks of mounting tensions between upwards of five biker gangs who intersect at the restaurant, which the Texas Alcohol Commission is considering closing until things cool off. Officials said the restaurant had been “negligent” in not working with police before the shootout.
Police in central Texas have been on high alert ever since, following rumors that more bikers were on their way to the Twin Peaks restaurant, the site of the shooto

[VIDEO] Sunday Biker Gang Shooting Leaves Nine Dead, 17 Injured

WACO: (May 17, 2015) Rival motorcycle gangs turned a local restaurant into a shooting gallery Sunday afternoon and when the gunfire was over, nine people were dead and 17 were injured..
Waco police Sunday afternoon, assisted by Department of Public Safety troopers, police officers from several cities and deputies from the McLennan County Sheriff's Office were surrounding the Twin Peaks Restaurant, in the Central Texas Market Place after several people were reported shot during a rival motorcycle gang fight, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
Police initially said three gangs were involved, but later said factions from at least five gangs took part in the melee.
Police and troopers were in the parking lot trying to secure the area and protect citizens when a fight broke out inside the restaurant and spilled into the parking lot.
Swanton said the fight quickly escalated from fists and feet to chains, clubs and knives, then to gunfire.
Gang members were shooting at each other and officers at the scene fired their weapons, as well, Swanton said.
Other patrons in Twin Peaks and some employees locked themselves in a freezer to escape the fight.
The scene at the Market Place between Don Carlos and Twin Peaks was absolute chaos, Swanton said.
"It is one of the most violent scene I've seen in my 34 years as a police officer in Waco," Swanton said.

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