There are several problems with this meme. First, the wrong facts:
- Assuming an average thug weight of 150 lb., which seems low, the police arrested over 12 tons of thugs (170 people). Can we agree that anything over 10 tons is mass?
- I’ve been calling them thugs all day, but I probably don’t count. Does this count? Or this?
Second, the bad comparison. Tear gas and the National Guard aren’t responses to crime. They’re responses to riots, long term disorder that involves damage to third parties. The people of Waco seem to trust their police force enough to accept that those killed had it coming and not riot in response. Therefore, neither tear gas nor the national guard are needed.