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Texas biker clash leaves 9 dead: ‘Police shoot at white thugs and no one gets mad, sets town on fire’

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A biker brawl in Waco, Texas, Sunday that left nine bikers dead and 18 injured is drawing the astonishing response from liberal media voices that the bikers are being treated differently from inner-city rioters because they’re white.

Barely had the news gone national before race-obsessed New York Times columnist Charles Blow posted a Twitter question wondering whether the National Guard would be activated — like a gang fight is somehow the same as a mass disturbance aimed at mass destruction.

One tweeter summed it up: “That awkward moment when police shoot white thugs and no one gets mad and sets the town on fire.”

Waco cops, though, seem to know exactly what happened — even if it was extreme.

“There were at least three rival gang groups here this morning for whatever reason. As they were here, we had officers on scene. We expected issues,” police spokesman Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said, according to CNN.

“In my nearly 35 years of law enforcement experience,” he said, “this is the most violent and gruesome scene that I have dealt with.”

The shootings escalated from a fist fight at the Twin Peaks restaurant and overflowed into the parking lot.  Biker “thugs” shot at each other, and at police, who returned fire.

Some restaurant customers and employees took refuge in the freezer, CNN reported.

The carnage was evident, with eight gang members dead on scene, and one pronounced dead at the hospital.  No officers were injured, Swanton said.

Nearly 100 weapons were recovered from the scene, according to a local CNN affiliate television station.

The Waco police response and press coverage stands in stark contrast to the recent riots in Baltimore.

As police prepare for possible further violence among the bikers, nobody is calling for the National Guard, and nobody expects looting and burning in Waco. And perhaps most importantly, nobody’s hearing the mayor tell the police to stand down.

The mainstream media has abstained from referring to the biker gang members as “thugs.” Maybe this is because they are all white?

This tweet may best illustrate how many conservatives feel about media double standards.

Steve Berman

Steve is a serial entrepreneur who has been starting and running businesses for 25 years. Writing about conservative causes is his passion.
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