Sandy Rios is one of those apologists who thinks the motorcycle gangs are no big deal, and easily "retrainable" into some kind of fighting machine to unleash on the likes of "drug cartels and Islamists."
After nine people died in Waco, Texas, during a fight yesterday between rival motorcycle gangs, American Family Association governmental affairs director Sandy Rios noted on her radio show today the “senseless” violence and waste of life.
Instead of letting them fight each other, Rios said, the U.S. government could have just used these gang members to fight drug cartels and Islamists.“Police have their hands full fighting our real enemies, the cartels, the Islamists, and now they’re fighting motorcycle gangs?” Rios asked. “I find myself thinking, let’s have a little retraining for motorcycle gangs and put them on our side fighting our enemies. That’s what we really need.”'
Note the veiled racism in her statement about who our "real enemies" are? She left off the reference to "Mexicans" in the drug cartel reference, and black people in the Islamist reference.
Sandy, honey, these motorcycle gangs are just as bad as any of our "real enemies." NBC News:
The Bandidos, formed in 1966, is one of the country's biggest outlaw motorcycle gangs, with around 900 members and 93 chapters across the United States. The U.S. Justice Department says they're one of the nation's most dangerous, selling drugs and weapons and enforcing their dominance through violence. The Bandidos in particular focus on distributing cocaine and marijuana, and are involved in the production, transportation and sale of methamphetamine, the department says.
In Texas, the Bandidos are particularly powerful, with chapters scattered throughout the state. They are one of the most dangerous gangs there, on par with the Bloods, Crips and the Aryan Brotherhood, "responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime across urban, suburban, and rural areas," according to an intelligence report published by the Texas Department of Public Safety a year ago. The Bandidos typically try to keep their criminal activity covert, sometimes masking their intentions with "charity runs," the report said.
We have met the real enemies, Sandy, and they are a bunch of gun-wielding, drug-dealing, Harley-riding thugs.