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Texas jail keeps biker gangs apart after deadly shooting

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The 170 people arrested after a deadly brawl between motorcycle gangs at a Waco restaurant that left nine dead and 18 injured are being held in separate parts of a county jail to prevent an outbreak of violence, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

“We’re not going to let them intermingle for the safety of the officers and for the safety of the prisoners,” McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara was quoted as saying by the Waco Tribune-Herald reported.

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Those arrested come from across the state and are being held on bond of $1 million each on organized crime charges relating to capital murder. Sheriff’s office officials were not immediately available to comment on the report.

A day earlier, Waco police warned of revenge attacks by the biker gangs after the deadly fight at the Twin Peaks Sports Bar and Grill, a restaurant where scantily clad women that sells bar food and drinks.

Police said they had warned the restaurant about the potential for violence at the meeting of five rival motorcycle gangs but the store’s management did not heed their calls to turn the bikers away.

The bikers attacked each other with guns, knives, brass knuckles, clubs and chains. The brawl started in a bathroom, spread to the restaurant and spilled out to two parking lots.

About two dozen police where waiting outside in anticipation of violence and returned fire when the bikers began firing at them. No bystanders or police were injured in the incident.

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Trump shows all the signs of being ‘rattled’ now that the White House is under siege from protesters: columnist

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In a column for the Atlantic, longtime political observer Peter Nicholas stated that Donald Trump is showing all the signs of a scared man as massive protests have broken out across the country over the murder of George Floyd at the hands of four former Minneapolis cops -- and angry Americans are taking their case all the way up to the White House gates.

As Nicholas wrote, "Presidents live within a protective cocoon built and continually fortified for one purpose: keeping them alive. But inside the White House compound these days, Donald Trump seems rattled by what’s transpiring outside the windows of his historic residence."

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Black Londoner explains George Floyd protester support with story of how cops murdered his brother

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In an interview with MSNBC's Molly Hunter, a Black Londoner explained why he turned out for a protest near Trafalgar Square in support of Americans who have hit the streets in the U.S. over the murder of George Floyd by four former Minneapolis police officers.

According to the man -- identified as Daniel and who was wearing a COVID-19 mask and a New York Yankees hat -- his brother was also murdered by police and the cops walked free.

"You've been marching all day," Hunter began. "Look, I have two questions for you: what was it like watching the U.S. this week from London? Does it resonate?

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Denver cops busted for doing drive-by shootings of anti-police brutality protesters

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In a video posted to Twitter, a young Denver man protesting the killing of George Floyd at the hands of four former Minnesota police officers, found himself on the receiving end of an attack by police himself as he filmed them riding on the side of a truck -- only to have his phone hit by a fired police projectile while still in his hand.

According to Rachelle D'nae, a staff writer at Slate, her brother went to the Denver protest and was filming the officers when the incident occurred.

"My older brother went to a protest in Denver last night. as the police were leaving, one of them shot him with a pepper pellet that smashed the back of his phone and exploded in his face. they were ~30 feet from each other and it looks like the officer aimed directly at his face," she wrote before adding in a second tweet, "when my brother told me he was going I prepared for the worst. I made sure he had my number memorized so I could bail him out if I needed to and I sat up until he made it home, trying not to cry as he told me he had been tear-gassed."

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