Waco Bikers warn there will be more Violence
A pair of experts who have first-hand experience with one of America’s most notorious motorcycle gangs said violence could break out any moment.
A former federal agent said that people can be forgiven for thinking Sunday's biker bloodbath in Waco, Texas was a throwback to a bad 1970s movie.
Agent Jay has spent nearly 30 years to uncover the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Charles Falco, a confidential informant for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said gangs will conduct violence at the drop of a hat if they think someone is disrespecting their territory.
According to Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swanton Members of as many as five biker gangs gathered at Twin Peaks Restaurant in the Central Texas Market Place Sunday to discuss their differences.
However, an additional biker gang that was not invited to this meeting showed up. Swanton said that this indicates a turf war.
Edward Winterwalder, who said he was a member of the Bandidos gang for six years, said that turf is everything for bikers.
Winterwalder said, “The reason it's a big deal goes back to when we were on the playground in the first grade, when you had two bullies on the playground and the playground wasn't big enough for the both of them to play on in the same area”.
Names of the gangs present Sunday were not disclosed by Swanton. However, photos of some of the bikers taken after the fight showed that they were wearing jackets with the names Cossacks and Scimitars.
Winterwalder claimed that his former Bandidos chapter was not violent. However, the territorial dispute between the Bandidos and the Cossacks gangs has been developing for years.