Cop Caliber Slugs in 4 Slain in Waco Biker Brawl

The Cossack and Scimitar MCs are affiliated with the Hells Angels, adding new dimension to the story.

Four of the nine people who died as rival biker gangs began brawling outside a Waco, Texas-based Twin Peaks restaurant were killed with the same caliber used by Waco police rifles.

This is according to a Waco Trib report based on evidence obtained by the AP "that provides the most insight yet into whether authorities were responsible for any of the deaths and injuries."

Two of the four dead had wounds from only that kind of rifle; the other two were shot by other kinds of guns as well. The ballistics reports show that the rest killed were shot by a variety of other guns. It was not clear whether any bikers had similar guns to the police. Twelve long guns, which could include rifles, were seized by law enforcement on that day.

Gangsters Out Blog reported on an interesting dynamic at work, however:

"The Bikers were claiming they were innocent victims of a police genocide. However, the evidence paints a different picture. The Bandidos and the Cossacks had a history of violence. The Bandidos are rivals of the Hells Angels and claim ownership of Texas. The Cossacks are a puppets club of the Hells Angels. A fight broke out, someone was stabbed. The fight went into the parking lot where guns came out and people were shot. The police opened fire. According to the New York Times, eight of the nine victims were members of the Cossacks. One was with the Bandidos. So it's still about the Hells Angels attempt to take over the drug trade.

As noted here, drug dealing in the southern border states has gotten a shot in the arm (forgive the pun) thanks to the Cartels, which are also seeking to tap the U.S. market.

The Mexican Cartels seem to be ramping up production of meth and cocaine for distribution inside the United States. This is because America's laws regarding marijuana continue to evolve.

Apparently the cartels expect weed to be widely legal here to the extent that there will be no more profit in selling that particular drug.

As the Washington Post reported:

Mexican traffickers are sending a flood of cheap heroin and methamphetamine across the U.S. border, the latest drug seizure statistics show, in a new sign that America’s marijuana decriminalization trend is upending the North American narcotics trade. 
The amount of cannabis seized by U.S. federal, state and local officers along the boundary with Mexico has fallen 37 percent since 2011, a period during which American marijuana consumers have increasingly turned to the more potent, higher-grade domestic varieties cultivated under legal and quasi-legal protections in more than two dozen U.S. states. 

In any event we believe the southern-based biker gangs will begin killing each other more than ever because of the increasingly profitable drug business's "new paradigm."