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White biker thugs get different form of media coverage

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After being widely reported by multiple media outlets, most people are aware of the huge biker brawl that left nine people dead, dozens wounded and at least 192 arrests in Waco, Texas. The fight started in the bathroom of the Twin Peaks restaurant and spilled out into the parking lot. The bikers used guns, knives, brass knuckles and chains to inflict massive devastation. Some of the injured sustained multiple injuries that included gunshots, knife wounds and blunt force trauma, some had a combination of all three. The gathering was billed as the  Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents Bikers Conference, an event that has taken place for 18 years.

The police were aware of the gathering and were stationed on the scene, and reacted within seconds when the violence started. That’s when the bikers turned their attention to the police and engaged in a gun battle. CNN is now reporting that at least four of the dead may have been killed by law enforcement.

Bail has been set at $640,000 to $1 million for those arrested on multiple charges, including organized crime leading to capital murder. The FBI has warned Texas law enforcement that more bikers may be on their way to the state after intelligence traffic caught word of instructions being sent to biker chapters. The gangs involved were the Bandidos, the Cossacks and the Scimitars; all of the gangs have been under continuous surveillance by law enforcement in the past.

But the way law enforcement in Waco handled those arrested has drawn scrutiny. Many were seen sitting on the ground using cellphones and engaging in conversation with each other. Unlike in Ferguson, Missouri, there was no show of militarized police even though it was known that these bikers would be armed and in massive numbers. Perhaps it was the fact that the vast majority of these bikers were White as was the police force. One only needs to imagine what would happen if there was a meeting of the Bloods, Crips and Vice Lords at a bar that caters to their culture and customs.

Strangely, mainstream media is not referring to these White bikers as thugs; there is no outcry about these White hoodlums and gangbangers. Why is their form of social media justice different from Black? NBC News described the incident as a “rumble” and “shootout.” There was no mention of White-on-White crime or the criminality of this aspect of White culture, despite the massive arrests and dead bodies that littered the grounds of the business. Some of the bodies were dragged behind dumpsters in an effort to hide the murders. But there has been no outrage from conservative hosts Limbaugh, O’Reilly or Hannity, apparently that is solely reserved for Black crime.

 

 

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.

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  • Nigg.Newton
    May 20, 2015

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  • andalso
    May 21, 2015

    i hear what the article is saying, but so what! when it all boils down to it who cares? i care more about why some black youths are not taking education seriously but are devoted to facebook and twitter stats. i care more about why some black kids are not fighting harder for higher learning or textbooks but will fight each other over another kid/boo etc. i care more about why some kids these days are not worried about their futures.. i could care less if a couple of bikers fight it out over a parking spot. later on they can put on a suit and still be accepted anywhere.

    • britishrose
      May 22, 2015

      SO SAD FOR YOU YOU FAIL TO GET THE MORAL OF THE STORY … listen carefully put your ear to the computor .. NO ONE GIVE A SHIT BOUT SOMETHING THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH COP KILLINGS IN AMERICA . .our children at school has to do with the school districts .., we are fighting a war on american soil the war is about freedom . and white men have and will take that from us til the end of the war .. we have to fight to stop these KILLINGS .. OKKKKK stop the ignorant comment a text book aint killed no one okkk , a kid with a bad teacher has nothing to do with SHOOTING A BLACK MAN IN THE BACK .PLANTING DRUGS ON HIS TO INCREASE PRISON TIME ., PULLING OUT MILTARY WEAPONS TO FIGHT WITH . . ALL SO SAD ………………………
      i have not seen a country so shamed of a race of people

      • andalso
        May 22, 2015

        in some strange way, shape or form. i can see the point you are attempting to make. maybe you should practice on coming across more clearer instead of coming off as a ranting loon. i can’t say that i don’t agree with you though.

        • peace
          June 8, 2015

          Actually,, Australia has treated their indigenous people quite poorly….back to the USA…It’s so easy to blame the current education system on ‘poor teachers’ when in reality it’s the parents who don’t value education who send their children to school who don’t value education…teachers spend too much time with behavior management issues ..countless minutes spent putting out fires because lil Ray Ray has spent most of the time causing problems instead of learning his letters or sounds in Kg thru 2nd grade…now he’s in third grade and can’t read so he’s disruptive because he’s frustrated…Parents refuse to participate in PTA/PTO unless there is something in it for them i.e. raffle some free items – districts who don’t support their teachers…etc..

          • andalso
            June 8, 2015

            maybe its just me, but for the life of me, I can’t see majority of parents, giving birth to their children, providing for, paying babysitters, losing jobs, searching for better jobs. rushing their child to hospitals and throwing birthday parties (you get what i mean) just to not give a hoot about educating them. i never ran across one parent in my entire life that said “i hope my child grows up to be a failure and a menace to society” smh. when you pay teachers poorly, they react poorly. teachers are not perfect superhumans, they live in reality just like we do. if your job paid you pennies you would not care either. and maybe parents can’t make it to the meetings because they are trying to keep their bills paid. especially if its a single parent household. everyone has a cell phone, the teacher can call the parent or vice versa on each lunch hour or down time. letters also work.

          • peace
            June 8, 2015

            first of all, giving birth to a child doesn’t mean that you planned the pregnancy..providing babysitters? that’s part of the problem…you have older siblings taking care of younger siblings and now they have to come to school and be told what to do and that child is taking care of his/her siblings without adult supervision…next…the parent(s) may not say “I hope you fail” but if you plant seeds of failure e.g. “I’m nothing and you’ll never be nothing just like me”…”I was bad when I was your age”..”I always got in trouble”..”teachers are always lying on somebody”..throwing parties, buying new Air Jordans…but you don’t have a computer or any books at home…downtime – Lunch hour? spent calling parents..so when does the teacher have peace?

          • andalso
            June 8, 2015

            smh, just because that goes on in your family doesn’t mean every househould has your problem. don’t be mad at the world. fix it. you can’t do it by putting other people down, but if thats how you live your life then be blessed. there are more serious issues going on than someone online demeaning huming beings they never met.

          • peace
            June 8, 2015

            I forgot to add…when I say ‘putting out fires’ I mean anything from stopping students who are bullying kids who want to learn to breaking up fights because everybody wants to be ‘hard’…it seems that love, peace, kindness, gentleness, respect, compassion and any other character education word you can think of is not being taught in the home..so teachers must take the time to teach ‘caring communities’

  • britishrose
    May 22, 2015

    yes in deed, they rushlimbaugh and his racist news conspire orielly , and ann whats her name , and DONT FORGET CNN . .quick to rundown and cover the ferguson mess , ,where plan ciitzen and in baltimore citizens were arrest , and teargased . but yet they did teargas these punks? why? cause some were off duty cops thats why ., and the other a bunch of white thugs whom actuall initiated the shooting .. good ohhh waco the home of kkk ,and skin heads , and we all know bkiker are made up of judges , lawyers and cops .. mascarading as descent hard working men whom love bikes . yet all they talk about is what type of weapon is in their homes bragging right junk . forgetting that gun alchol and ignorant honkeys dont mix ., they really put a stain on white america , a covered up stain from the descendenta of the most hanious killers in america .
    WE SHOULD BE REAL AFRAID

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