The recent MC brawl in North Texas was a large-scale eruption of violence by most standards: nine people died, and another 18 were hospitalized. A whopping 170 individuals were arrested. One Twin Peaks restaurant closed, and police confiscated hundreds of guns, knives and other weapons.
Somehow this degree of destruction was possible even though police were outside of the restaurant before the fighting started. But when you look back at the history of MCs in the United States, it’s pretty obvious that this behavior isn’t anything new.