What The Hell Kind Of Headline Is This?

Here’s the latest news on the Waco biker shoot out that happened this past May, as explained by the Associated Press:

Police bullets hit bikers in deadly Waco melee

Oh, is that all that happened? Bullets formerly in possession of the police happened to occupy the same specific point of space-time as bikers in Waco. That doesn’t sound so bad. Hell, how do we even know how those bullets got there.

Another way of writing that headline would be: “Cops Shot Bikers In Waco.” Still another way of putting, albeit one with a little more spin, is: “Science Confirms: Cops Shot Bikers After Indiscriminately Firing Bullets Into The Waco Melee.”

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Details on what really went down in Waco are still sketchy, and we’ll probably never know with certainty what happened. But even tight-lipped police spokespeople admit officers fired at least 12 shots during the fracas.

Let’s not act like that’s okay. This isn’t the midpoint of a True Detective season. Police aren’t supposed to just staring firing their weapons when potentially innocent people are around. Let’s not sugarcoat what it means when cops start shooting into a crowd.

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You know why? Because sometimes “police bullets hit bikers.”