9 Dead After Texas Biker Gang Mass Shootout, But This Picture Is Raising Questions About Police Response

In the “things that make you go hmmmm” category…the arrest imagery is always so powerful.

The media has consistently portrayed this as a biker gang shootout, so the optic is pretty clear to me.

The debate on policing in America continues….

Global Grind

A fight between biker gangs in Waco, Texas ended in gunfire Sunday that left nine people dead and another 18 injured.

Gunfire was also exchanged with police during the mass shootout that prompted 192 arrests, CNN reports. Authorities reportedly “anticipated trouble” between the groups before the fight broke out at Twin Peaks restaurant. Police pre-positioned officers, the site writes, but the fight turned mass shooting spilled into a nearby parking lot.

According to police, more than 100 weapons were recovered.

From CNN:

“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,” said Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton, a police spokesman. He later said there were at least five…

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