I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Engaging in orgainzed crime could be very difficult charge to prove as the groups in question are not criminal orgainizations per se, but rather have some (or many members) involved in crimimal activity as individuals. Likewise, even the capital murder component may be difficult to prove. Undoubtably, most of the bikers will claim self defense, or even claim SYG.
At face value, their SYG claims could well be valid, if they can convince a jury that wearing gang colors does not constitute a "provocation" (provocations are forbidden under Texas SYG):
- right to be in the area
- no obligation to retreat
- responded to a deadly threat with deadly force.
- too hard to prove who did what to whom first.
My bet is that they can show that wearing gang colors was not a provocation, as many of the bikers were invited to the event and it was understood by the orgainizers that they would show up with full "regalia".
Last edited by Cryptic; 05-18-15 at 05:47 PM.
nothing unexpected about it at all, anyone wearing a rocker in Texas has seen it coming for quite a while, though not in such a dramatic fashion....
lil battles have been springing up quite a bit... this is just the first to get wide coverage.
the Feds knew it was brewing, and they've informed the police statewide that a "war" was in the air.
Cossacks (Angel affiliates) have been breaking the rules for quite some time....this was "judgement day", little else.
- slaves in union states
- slaves owned by pro union indian factions
- slaves owned by union officers
- slaves owned anywhere by anybody willing to take a pro union loyalty oath
-slaves in Washington DC
there are indications that the "right" to own slaves was also embraced by most in the north- so long as the slaves in question were owned by the right kind of people (union loyalists).
In Dallas they just had mugshots on the news