Posted May 20, 2015 3:59 PM ET; Last updated May 23, 2015 3:59 PM ET
Notice there are no bikers throwing rocks at police.
The differences again show the benefits of organized crime, with which the police charged the bikers, against disorganized crime as in Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD. Organized crime does not fight with the police. They are no threat to the peaceful travel of ordinary civilians. Whereas young black men often attack innocent white persons making them a threat to the peace and tranquility of society. Bikers keep to themselves and only attack others in response to an attack on them. They have rules unlike black youth who randomly attack others for no reason. Another reason for the lack of intense media coverage and lack of outrage from local citizens is that Waco is the scene of the Branch Davidian siege when the US Department of Justice left 80 dead, some women and young children, after a tank attack. In this case the police may have killed four of the bikers, yet there was no riot and no attacks on police. No bikers hired by George Soros throwing rocks at police. No demands for arrest of the police shooters. Many of these bikers are elder citizens. They do not have a misguided self image denying their responsibility for their actions.
more than 100 people with sensitive military and government connections that law enforcement is tracking because they are linked to “outlaw motorcycle gangs.”
A year before the deadly Texas shootout that killed nine people on May 17, a lengthy report by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives detailed the involvement of U.S. military personnel and government employees in outlaw motorcycle gangs, or OMGs. A copy of the report was obtained by The Intercept.
The report lays out, in almost obsessive detail, the extent to which OMG members are represented in nearly every part of the military, and in federal and local government, from police and fire departments to state utility agencies. Specific examples from the report include dozens of Defense Department contractors with Secret or Top Secret clearances; multiple FBI contractors; radiological technicians with security clearances; U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees; Army, Navy and Air Force active-duty personnel, including from the special operations force community; and police officers.
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The report predicted that six dominant OMGs — Mongols, Hells Angels, Outlaws, Pagans, Bandidos and Vagos — would continue to expand, with escalating violence. The groups are known as “one-percenter” clubs, a moniker they proudly use to denote their outlaw status. The report identifies the most violent as Bandidos and Hell’s Angels support clubs — the same groups involved in a deadly shootout in Waco, Texas on Sunday.
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The deadly confrontation involved the Bandidos and a rival club, the Cossacks MC, who are backed by Bandidos’ arch rivals, the Hell’s Angels. The shootout was part of a ongoing turf battle: Without permission from the Bandidos, Cossacks members have begun wearing a patch on their vests that claims Texas as the club’s territory — a figurative thumb in the eye of the Bandidos, long the state’s dominant motorcycle club. Nine people were killed and more than 170 bikers were arrested in the noontime showdown.
EXCLUSIVE: LEAKED REPORT PROFILES MILITARY, POLICE MEMBERS OF OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE GANGS
BY JANA WINTER AND JORDAN SMITH
May 22, 2015 3:08 PM
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there appears to be little societal concern about the gunplay at a restaurant in Texas, whereas politicians — including President Barack Obama — described violent looters in Baltimore as "thugs," and the media devoted hours of television and radio airtime to dissecting social ills that affect the black community.
Differing responses to violence in Waco and Baltimore bothering some civil rights critics
|By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press|
First Posted: May 20, 2015 - 3:05 pm
Last Updated: May 20, 2015 - 3:08 pm