THE WACO BIKER GANG RIOT VERSUS THE BALTIMORE RIOT OF 2015
Often, I find myself writing an article that has written itself. I’m sitting here in my office with Ashleigh Banfield on CNN on one of my TV screens who just wrapped up an interview with a former undercover officer who worked to bust up a major motorcycle gang. Ms Banfield, whom I adore as a journalist, called the men and women who were invovled in this slaughter and rampage in Waco, Texas yesterday “thugs.” She’s right in that assessment. Those who burned cars and looted stores in Baltimore earlier this month can be labelled the same way.
Many conservative bloggers have been remiss to use this term toward the Cossacks or whatever they call themselves as a motorcycle club. These bloggers have distanced themselves from this instance of white violence writ large, since it doesn’t apply to them while black violence to these conservative bloggers is an inherited, hereditary trait seemingly shared by all black persons–the President of the United States his wife and children included. I find this sort of double standard nearly comical when you consider the facts.
In Baltimore the only person who died was the black man who died in the custody of the police. In Ferguson, Missouri the only person who was killed was the black man who was shot by a police officer under less than clear circumstances. In Sanford, Florida the only person who was killed was the black teenager who was shot by a vigilante wanna be community watch member. In none of these cases was a single white person killed. And yet the violence against property is seen as some sort of clear indication at how uncivilized black urban people are in the minds of white conservatives.
In the Twin Peaks Restaurant, which appears to be a Texas version of Hooters or the Tilted Kilt, in Waco, Texas, nine people lost their lives and many more who were not involved in the criminal life of biker gangs were threatened. Well over 100 people were injured and only a massive outpouring of law enforcement from the city county and state would bring the situation under control. One hundred ninety two people have been arrested; yet no tear gas was fired. Despite mulitple accounts of bikers and their girlfriends and wives resisting arrest there were no officer involved shootings, tasings or “rough rides.”
My conservative counterparts among the Living can whine all they want posting statistics of how much crime has taken place in Chicago this weekend or in Detroit this weekend and fine okay I know there are shitty places in every major US city. The reasons for that are poverty, hopelessness, ignorance and yes racism whether white people who have a deep seated prejudice against people of color or not want to hear it it is true. The point I make is this kind of violence, brutal with a clear bloodlust is not hereditary to anything race other than the human one.
Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
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