Surveillance video emerges of deadly Texas biker gang gunfight

30 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

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Dramatic surveillance footage and crime-scene photos obtained by CNN show the deadly progression of a shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas, in May that left nine dead.The footage – apparently part of the evidence that has been gathered against 170 bikers arrested after the shoot-out – shows members of the Cossacks gang eating and drinking with bikers from rival groups at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco on 17 May. A witness to the shooting, which erupted between at a Twin Peaks “breastaurant” allegedly between the Bandidos and the Cossacks, said it was like “the O.K. Corral.” In the silent video, men sporting tattoos and black leather jackets starting punching each other, pull guns and fire, or hit the deck as scantily clad waitresses flee the scene.

It has spread to more than 100 chapters in the United States, and international chapters in Germany, Australia, Denmark, France, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Malaysia, Indoensia, Singapore, Costa Rica and Belgium. The network reported nearly everyone did. “Neither Waco Police Department nor the McLennan County District Attorney Office released those to any media outlets,” Sgt. The expert, Kansas City-area police officer Steve Cook, said the feud started because the Cossacks, backed by the Angels, challenged the Bandidos for control of Texas. Other gangs joined the battle with the Cossacks because they were angry over recent killings by the Bandidos. “My perception is that the Cossacks have been flirting, if you will, with Hell’s Angels,” Cook told the Post. “If I’m a Bandido, my immediate reaction is: ‘These guys are going to try to make a move and bring an international gang into our state, which is going to cause a war.’” The Bandidos already knew that the Cossacks weren’t going to play ball, and when push came to shove and these guys weren’t cooperating, all hell broke loose.

He noted that CNN had removed the Waco Police Department’s graphic from the video and noted that the police department remained under a gag order. “There is a small pool of individuals that include defence attorneys who had access to the information through discovery,” he wrote. “The party responsible for providing the released video and photographs may be subject to ethical and legal issues for doing so.” Police said that once the restaurant was cleared, they found hundreds of weapons — from guns to batons and knives — hidden in sacks of flour, bags of tortilla chips and tucked beneath benches. Law enforcement authorities estimate that the Bandidos are one of the two largest OMGs operating in the U.S., with approximately 900 members belonging to 93 chapters.

Patrick Swanton said innocent bystanders and officers somehow managed to escape injury, including a restaurant full of families just feet away from the one where the shooting started. “Let’s just say it’s Sunday and someone was looking out for us,” Swanton said. “There were so many rounds fired from bad guy weapons here.” “We were in marked cars. And it mattered not to them,” Swanton said at a news conference, which was posted online by KXXV. “That tells you the kind of level of people we’re dealing with.” The police department’s spokesman, Sgt.

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