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A lot is still unsettled. There are 170 people locked up in the McLennan County Jail, each facing $1 million bond on charges of engaging in organized crime. Some may have capital murder charges levied against them soon. Even then, the investigation could take months to finish.
Seven of the 18 people injured in the melee remained in local hospitals Tuesday, though "all are stable and most improving," according to Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton. Those who got out of the hospital could find themselves soon confined to a jail cell, he noted.
A Waco business owner who asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation defended the Cossacks. “They were just some hardworking guys getting together to defend basic principles of America: not to be bullied,” he said. “They’re fighting about a piece of cloth, but it’s civil liberties.... Did they copyright Texas?”
originally posted by: InfinityandBeyond
a reply to: nerdyclutzyblonde
I think we are missing a LOT of information here. I instantly had a bunch of questions...From what I have gathered thus far, the police were watching these gangs head to this restaurant, so maybe the police KNEW ahead of time this was going to happen.
If that's true, then why didn't they intervene sooner? I feel like the police allowed these bikers to mingle so the likely scenario could play out. Also, how did they arrest 170 of them? The news just said the bikers sent a message threatening the lives of the cops...If that's also true, then why would they allow 170 of their guys to be arrested on the spot with NO altercation even AFTER the cops shot and killed their members?
If these bikers are as they describe to be out for blood with no fear, how can they just be arrested so easily? I mean...170 of them! I'm extremely curious to see how this plays out because it just doesn't seem right to me.