Police were already on the scene. According to the Waco PD, at least 18 plain clothes police officers were on the ground observing. They responded within seconds and were quickly backed up by patrol officers, only to face gunfire from the bikers. Police returned fire and it is currently being stated that at least four of the bikers were killed by police.
The incident was over within just a short time (not known exactly how long) when the bikers began laying down their weapons and surrendering. By mid-afternoon the entire thing was finished except for transporting and booking suspects and cleaning up.
Liberals and some black Americans across the nation began screaming about why the National Guard wasn't called in and why there was no curfew put in place following the incident. Some claimed that the reason is because the bikers are white and therefore not subject to "police overreaction." (They somehow miss the fact that police actually shot several of them - something that didn't happen during the rioting in Missouri and Maryland.)
The answer should be blatantly obvious to them but they see things through eyes clouded by racial animosity and misdirected political correctness. So I will try to explain it in simple terms:
The gunfight was over shortly after it began and the police took control of the scene.
That's it. That's the simple explanation. I could go on and explain how there was no rioting, looting, arson, or civil disobedience following the incident which made the National Guard and a curfew unnecessary but that should be obvious. I guess to those who wish to stir the fires of racism at any cost don't really care too much about the truth.
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Sure - let's make the bikers the victims of police and ignore the fact that they are outlaw organizations with long histories of illegal activity and violence, including drug and firearm trafficking. Telling the truth would destroy the conspiracy theory that the police were at fault for the whole thing.
There are so many people in this country today looking for racism that it is now being invented. Most people don't actually know the real definition of racism which Merriam-Webster says is "a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race."
Today the term has come to mean any disparaging or politically incorrect actions or words based on someone's skin color, ethnicity, and now their religious affiliations (as in comments, ridicule or distrust of Islam. Islam is not a race.)
The common word for most of what is happening today is bigotry, which Merriam-Webster defines as "persons who are obstinately or intolerantly devoted their own opinions and prejudices; especially those who regard or treat the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance."
Bigotry, not racism, is responsible for most of the differences between races, cultures and religious organizations in this country today. Bigotry is the cause of most of the hatred that is occurring in this country today. And like racism, bigotry is the fault of the person who hates. If you're intolerant of the thoughts and opinions of another simply because they disagree with yours, guess what? You're a bigot.
Don't misconstrue what I said - not all people who disagree with others are bigots. People often have good reasons to disagree with someone based on factual information, as in Christians disagreeing with the teachings of Islam or even conservatives disagreeing with liberals. But if you become intolerant and hateful because of it you might be in the realm of bigotry.
Finally, the police response to the Waco incident had absolutely nothing in common with the police responses to the rioting in Ferguson and Baltimore. Those who try to acquaint the two are misguided and are misleading others. Facts are important. Details are important. Unless, of course, one seeks to mislead others to suit their own purpose.