Also, I was the victim of an I-55 shutdown in St. Louis by motorcyclists terrorizing the public... closing down the highway, driving in between cars and hitting cars when drivers “disrespected” the motorcyclists. Hundreds upon hundreds of them.
These were not patriotic Harley riders; these were punk kids on those trick bikes. The police were powerless to do anything, and they were getting flicked off and mistreated just like the public.
I had my .45 Auto in my lap, and I was prepared to use it. That was a valuable reinforcement lesson that day - we have to be able to help ourselves, because even with the police right there, they couldn’t help.
Here was the initial report...they were actually everywhere: