WACO: (May 17, 2015) Rival motorcycle gangs turned a local restaurant into a shooting gallery Sunday afternoon and when the gunfire was over, 9 people were dead and 18 were injured. Police initially said three gangs were involved, but later said factions from at least five gangs took part in the shootout. Police and troopers 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. “It is one of the most violent scene I’ve seen in my 34 years as a police officer in Waco,” a officer said.
IN BLACK AND WHITE: Policing Double Standards at Teenage McKinney Pool Party Versus Biker Gang Shootout in Waco:
“On Monday, reactions continued to sink in after stunning
video footage emerged showing white police officers in McKinney, Texas,
assaulting a group of unarmed black pool-goers Friday night. In the video, Eric
Casebolt and fellow officers confronted the kids, allegedly after a complaint
that they were using a local community pool without permission. At one point,
Casebolt pulled his gun on a number of teenagers and at another, used excessive
force to immobilize Dajerria Becton, a 15-year-old girl in a bikini.” MIC: http://bit.ly/1KS70EY
“This shocking video shows a Texas cop slamming a black girl
to the ground at a pool party” VOX: http://bit.ly/1AZ0Eno
“Local Homeowners Defend Texas Cops Who Brutalized Black
Teens At Pool Party” THINK PROGRESS: http://bit.ly/1QHbct1
Bikers Against Child Abuse, a volunteer group with chapters in 36 states, has been using its epic beard power for good since 1995. When the family of an abused kid requests BACA’s help via a therapist or government agency, a group of bikers head over to the child’s house and present themselves at his or her service. From that point on, if the kid’s abuser bothers him or her in any way, a group of goddamn bikers will show up outside the house and stand guard. They’ll come over even if the kid had a nightmare and is feeling scared.