#29, From the police press conference, it sounded like the police have had a lot of problems recently with bikers in this establishment. The police apparently contacted the owner about providing security who not only dismissed the threat, but was adamant about the police staying off the property. The reason that the police response was within seconds of the first report was that they were staged VERY close to the restaurant in anticipation of "issues". Yes the thugs were the problem. But as with any gathering of large groups of people, judgement and discretion must be exercised by management. Even a county fair and local parade have the good sense to make sure that there is a reasonable police presence to thwart off would be scumbags.
I also think that the way this thing started is funny. From the police reports, this apparently started over either a parking spot in the parking lot or two rival bikers in the bathroom measuring their Johnson's or something.