A meeting called to discuss motorcycle safety, held in a shopping mall restaurant in Waco, Texas, degenerated into an armed battle between biker gangs, leaving 9 dead and 170 (!) arrested. Why?
Apparently it was precipitated by an argument over a parking space, but the feud goes back two years ago when the Cossacks added the word “Texas” at the bottom of its “colors,” that is, the logo that constitutes the patch on their leather jackets. The Bandidos took offense, interpreting the new name of the “Texas Cossacks” to mean that the rival gang was claiming that all of Texas was now its territory. So violence has broken out between the two gangs ever since, culminating in the carnage at Waco. Nine people dead over a word on a piece of cloth. [Read more...]