MENU

Justice
Category

waco-biker-gang-shooting

Waco Texas Biker Gang Shooting and White Privilege

Share with your friends










Submit

Apparently, Waco, Texas has experienced a deadly shooting. Again. Is that place cursed or something?

Due to the shooting, Waco, Texas is getting its fair share of attention at the moment. There was a recent melee of murder between two rival motorcycle gangs in Waco, Texas. The crazy part is that all of this happened today (May 17th, 2015). Yet, it seems so insane that there were 9 people dead because of it. Easily, things can go from 0-100 in Waco, Texas when it comes to murder and mayhem.

If anyone out there is short on memory, they have to go back to the last mass shooting that happened in Waco, Texas. We should all be aware of the madness between the Feds versus the Branch Davidians. And you are welcome for the reference.

waco texas biker gang shooting 2

And by the way: the name of the restaurant the fight started at is Twin Peaks. I’m sorry, but this madness is so poetic that reality will always be stranger than fiction.

Waco Texas Biker Gang Shooting Part 1

As details emerge, there are some things to consider. For one, the statement “0-100” is exactly what happened:

According to police spokesperson Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton, authorities were already at the scene when a gang fight broke out inside the Twin Peaks Restaurant at around 12:15 p.m. As the brawl spilled into the parking lot, the bikers reportedly escalated from “fists and feet to chains, clubs and knives, then to gunfire,” shooting at both rivals and police. [1]

Another thing that a lot of people keep mentioning is that it was between two motorcycle gangs. No, it wasn’t a crazed shooter that demonstrated our nation’s failing mental health approach. Nor was it the murder of a Black person for no apparent reason. This time around, it was a biker gang vs. a biker gang vs. the police.

Oh, and did I mention that these were white culprits? Again, the poetic inclinations are endless. Luckily (depending on your feelings for police), none of the officers were harmed.

Waco Texas Biker Gang Shooting Part 2

What is causing such an uproar on Twitter, Facebook, and within Black America has a whole is the fact that IF these were Black gangs members, there would be some “call to arms” for us to have a “come to Jesus moment” over black-on-black crime. Yet, it had to be two white biker gangs causing such a murderous hullabaloo that the comedy had commenced for the sake of enlightening entertainment. Also, many of us await that moment where people are actually going to have these media filled conversations about violent biker gangs. You know: the same way they want to exacerbate the issues of Black people.

Waco Texas Biker Gang Shooting Part 3

Fuck it: let us have a round table discussion on how to prevent this situation from happening from this moment forward. However, we KNOW that this won’t happen. Waco, Texas had a biker gang shooting that left NINE people dead and I bet my top Ben Franklinthat there won’t be much more than a peep coming from these news stations. Compared to the 25/366 coverage of situations involving everything plaguing Black America, I would be worried.

Now do we see how white privilege works? Now do we see why these people weren’t labeled “thugs”, “delinquents”, and “cracker white trash” yet? Of course we all do. In fact, I await the rebuttal about how Blacks do these type of things more than whites. So, white privilege is always best when it comes to those that don’t take responsibility and ownership of their bullshit.

waco texas biker gang shooting

Waco Texas Biker Gang Shooting – Undone

I could write a paragraph about my feelings on all this, but I won’t. In fact, I will leave you all with a tweet that summarizes my feelings:

 
Share The News
Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit
Read More
A demonstrator holds a sign in front of the Baltimore Police Department Western District station during a protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in Baltimore
A demonstrator holds a sign in front of the Baltimore Police Department Western District station during a protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray inBaltimore April 23, 2015. The U.S. Southern Christian Leadership Conference will independently investigate the death of a black Baltimore man in police custody, with the local head of the civil rights group saying it lacked confidence in a police probe into the death. REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz

Baltimore Riot, Freddie Gray, & Negroes Acting Their Color

May 3, 2015 • Justice • Views: 11291

By Max Reddick Sometimes it is almost serendipitous when a passage from a book or a line of verse you have read a thousand times over is given especially trenchant meaning by the events of the moment. Just this afternoon, as I made my way from one place to the next in my car, the ...

Undated family handout picture of Freddie Gray. ORG XMIT: BAL1504201110484280

Petition Maryland’s AG to Investigate Freddie Gray Case

April 29, 2015 • Justice • Views: 4111

The outpour of either support or disdain for the Freddie Gray situation in Baltimore has been staggering. News media is everywhere either giving a qualified account or manipulating information. Meanwhile, the majority of the protests have been peaceful. Some, however, haven’t even been anywhere

baltimore_protests_

Baltimore Protests Turn Rowdy Helping No One

April 26, 2015 • Culture, Justice • Views: 4220

Woke up to the news that the Baltimore Protests took a bad turn yesterday and that there was looting and violence and several people were arrested. The death of Freddie Gray in police custody has understandably invoked very heated responses and outrage but letting it get out of control does nothing

rekia-boyd-chicago_940x

Rekia Boyd and the Myth of Black Male Exceptionalism

April 24, 2015 • Justice • Views: 4656

The burden of carrying about blackness in this country is one that seems to compound exponentially as times goes on if you let it.  The state of being “in a rage all the time” as James Baldwin said is something that comes with a tax; there is a price to pay.  Relationships suffer, isolation

black-lives-matter_940x

A Right To Speak: Black Lives and Black Voices Matter

April 24, 2015 • Justice, Race • Views: 3693

I’m not the best at debate. In fact, I’m not good at debating at all. I don’t use a lot of college-level words in my articles. I base my entries on events that are going on and use my own judgment based on a little research that doesn’t take a lot to do. To be ...

walter-scott_940x

The Murder of Walter Scott and the Boogeyman of Whiteness

April 16, 2015 • Justice, Race • Views: 4039

I went on a Twitter rant in the following hours of the release of the bystander camera phone video of the death of Walter Scott of North Charleston, South Carolina.  By now, most have seen or at least heard of the incident where a white police office, Michael Slager, shoots his service arm eight

walter-scott_940x

WalterScott Misjudging A Book By It’s Cover

April 10, 2015 • Justice • Views: 4725

The murder of Walter Scott which most of you have viewed via video taken by one incredibly brave individual speaks to so many things but strikes at the heart of a long held societal belief that has framed not only the way that people view each other but also has shaped the American justice system.

walter-scott_940x

Walter Scott: Yet Another Black Man Down

April 10, 2015 • Justice, Race • Views: 3791

I feel like I’m writing the same article over and over again whenever a black person’s life is cut down by a cop whose usual excuse is that he was protecting himself even though he was armed and his victim wasn’t. Such is certainly the case in my home state of South Carolina when

Atlanta_Public_School_Cheating_Scandal_940x

Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal: Business As Usual

April 8, 2015 • Education, Justice, Race • Views: 4001

The verdict for the APS (Atlanta Public Schools) Cheating Scandal has come in as guilty (let that sink in for a second while I go off course just to get right back on track). All of this media coverage, outrage, and even hand clapping is happening in the midst of “test taking season” in

otis-byrd-mississippi_940x (1)

Otis Byrd: Strange Fruit 2015?

March 22, 2015 • Justice, Race • Views: 7217

“Strange Fruit” is the title of a song performed by the legendary singer Billie Holiday. The theme of the song was a lyrical protest against the lynching of African Americans back in the day. The song was produced and recorded in 1939. The “strange fruit” in the song was a

Martese-Johnson_940x

Martese Johnson: “Why Does This Keep Happening?”

March 20, 2015 • Justice, Race • Views: 5721

The Huffington Post reports that: Martese Johnson was standing near the Trinity Irish Pub around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Watkins said, when “an employee of the establishment approached him and asked for his license.” The employee quizzed Johnson about his zip code, and Johnson provided

Corporate criminal

The Taboo of White-On-White Crime

March 9, 2015 • Justice, Race • Views: 6730

I know I will catch a lot of flack for this, mostly from white folks who will try to scientifically explain that black people are the biggest criminals while proclaiming how not racist it is or they are. But more and more articles are reporting that white-on-white crime, a term not popular in the

warren-sapp_940x

Warren Sapp Pays $600 For Oral Sex – Career Change Coming Up

February 19, 2015 • Culture, Entertainment, Justice, Media • Views: 7255

SO Warren Sapp is paying six bills for oral sex according to a police report released today. This report references the Super Bowl incident where he was arrested ostensibly for assaulting one of the “escorts” he paid for servicing  him But investigators say Sapp reported giving each

craig-hicks0north-carolina-white-anti-muslim-terrorist_940x

North Carolina: White American Terrorist Kills Three Muslim Students

February 13, 2015 • Justice, Race • Views: 8109

The Grio and the AP reports that: HAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A man, his wife and her sister — all college students — were shot to death at a quiet condominium complex near the University of North Carolina, but police had not yet given a motive or released details about the suspect. Craig Stephen