Eerie, I was just thinking the other day that Ã‚Â things haveÃ‚Â calmed down …finally. That is what I get for thinking. Heh.
(WTMJ News) –WEST ALLIS – Witnesses tell Newsradio 620 WTMJ and TODAY’S TMJ4 of a mob of young people attacking innocent fair-goers at the end of the opening night of State Fair, with some callers claiming a racially-charged scene.
Milwaukee Police confirmed there were assaults outside the fair.
Witnesses’ accounts claim everything from dozens to hundreds of young black people beating white people as they left State Fair Thursday night.
“It was 100% racial,” claimed Eric, an Iraq war veteran from St. Francis who says young people beat on his car.
“I had a black couple on my right side, and these black kids were running in between all the cars, and they were pounding on my doors and trying to open up doors on my car, and they didn’t do one thing to this black couple that was in this car next to us.Ã‚Â They just kept walking right past their car.Ã‚Â They were looking in everybody’s windshield as they were running by, seeing who was white and who was black.Ã‚Â Guarantee it.”
As of early Friday morning, Milwaukee Police said they had no one in custody.
One woman told police that she was sitting in her car with a window down when some teenagers reached through her window and started attacking her.
Eric, who asked Newsradio 620 WTMJ not to use his last name, talked about the incidents that happened as he, his wife and a neighbor left the fair Thursday.
“I saw them grab this white kid who was probably 14 or 15 years old.Ã‚Â They just flung him into the road.Ã‚Â They just jumped on him and started beating him.Ã‚Â They were kicking him.Ã‚Â He was on the ground.Ã‚Â A girl picked up a construction sign and pushed it over on top of him.Ã‚Â They were just running by and kicking him in the face.”
…These black kids grabbed this kid off the ground again, and pulled him up over the curb, onto the sidewalk and threw him into the bushes like he was a piece of garbage.”
One woman who asked not to be identified tells us that contrary to some belief, the young people involved in the mob did not go to the rap concert that night.
“As we came through the exit we saw a white boy lying in the street, in the fetal position right by the traffic light, and coming towards us was tons and tons and black teens – there had to have been over a hundred – in the middle of 84th Street and on the sidewalk headed south,” she said.
“Some who stopped to kick or punch him – or in the case of one girl drop kick him in the head – as they walked past. My friends and I started towards him to help him up and a black girl walked past telling us ‘ya’ll gonna get your ***** kicked’ repeatedly. As my friend stood in front of the boy trying to get him up one of the teens picked up a traffic cone, hit her in the back of the head and ran off. A car stopped, a white woman got out to try and help. Teens jumped onto the hood of the car and ran over it. She just kept saying ‘What is wrong with you!?’ ”
The witness also told us that not every African-American teenager outside the fair grounds acted violent.
Much more here >>>
Phone West Allis Police at 414-302-8000 if you have any information.
Savage, animalistic behavior. And I don’t care what color one is, I would say the same if it had been a mob of white youths.
This is NOT how to behave in a civilized society.
Update: Some general details have emerged.
(Fox Detroit) –(NewsCore) – At least seven police officers were injured and 24 suspects arrested after a mob of young people rampaged through the Wisconsin State Fair and attacked attendees outside the fairgrounds, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday.
Tom Struebing, chief of the State Fair Police, said two of the seven injured officers were hospitalized, according to the paper. One was hit in the face with an improvised weapon and the other suffered a concussion.
A State Fair official said most of the 24 people arrested were cited for disorderly conduct. [...]
What about the others who were assaulted and those who were charged with something other than “disorderly conduct”?
Update 2: Clarification to above report. The arrests and the injuries to police officers occurred inside on the fair grounds.
(WISN Milwaukee) “Most of the fights we had were African-Americans fighting with other African-Americans,” said Chief Tom Streubing.
“It was a melee,” said state fair vendor Steve Talarczyk. “It was wild. I couldn’t believe it.”
Streubing said his officers arrested 24 people on the fair grounds Thursday night for disorderly conduct. He also said seven of his officers were injured in the incidents.
“There were huge groups of kids,” said Bryant Johnson, another vendor at the fair. “Sixteen to 18 kids, throwing what looked like peanut M&Ms at cars, sticks at cars, screaming and yelling, urinating on the front glass. It was just utter chaos.” [...]
I’m going to see what else I can dig up.
Update 3: More details at FOX6
Hundreds of young people left the fairgrounds and made their way down 84th Street and the surrounding neighborhoods, smashing car windows, throwing rocks and beating people who were leaving the fair.
Several people were punched in the face. A child was pushed to the ground.
One woman required stitches and another will need surgery for her injuries.
Police are continuing to search for suspects involved in the incident.
One witness says he saw a group of 20-30 young men attack someone walking by.
“A group came through and the guy was kind of not really looking and was making his way through the crowd like anybody else would, and just wound up on his knees and they wound up punching him,” says the witness.
“I had one kid you know asking me to sit on my porch until it cleared up because he was afraid to walk by himself.”
Witnesses described the mobs as young African American teens. Friday, Milwaukee Aldermen Bob Donovan and Joe Dudzik released a bold statement about what they called a “deteriorating African American culture in our city.”
It reads in part:
“Are large groups of Hispanics or Hmong going out in large mos and viciously attacking whites? No.
“There are repurcussions for single-parent homes where children aren’t properly supervised, and where they aren’t held responsible for their actions.
“We believe change must come from within the African American community, where new seeds must be sown.”
The Aldermens will catch flack for that statement and be labeled racists…count on it.Ã‚Â Those same folks meanwhile will ignore the racist implications of the mob violence against the whites…bet on it.
Update 4: The Mayor of West Allis speaks out.
(JSOnline) –West Allis Mayor Dan Devine, in his first public statement on the violence at the Wisconsin State Fair on Thursday night, deplored the actions, saying “thuggery has no place at the Wisconsin State Fair, or anywhere in our society.”
Devine said he was disgusted by the reports of violence.
“It is appalling that a group of hoodlums has cast such a negative light on what is traditionally a safe and family friendly event,” he said in a statement. [...]
JSOnline puts in a request for witness’ and photo evidence.
Looking for people who were at State Fair at closing time
Did you witness the mayhem outside State Fair Park last night? If so and you’d like to talk to a reporter or if you have photos of the incidents, e-mail us at email@example.com with your story and contact information.
Suffice it to say, I’m sure they would gladly accept video evidence and would like to hear from those who were attacked as well.
Robbie CooperÃ‚Â at Urban Grounds states what should be the obvious but for those who are are thick as a brick:
Though, the first time a white person does shoot into one of these violent black mobs while defending themselves, their property, or other innocent victims, the full force of black violent rage will come pouring down in that city. Think aftermath of the Rodney King police officers verdict. Those types of violent mobs and riots will undoubtedly follow.
620 WTMJ has been one of the few media outlets nationwide to be honest enough to report on the racial tone and criminality of these black mobs. Kudos to them and shame on the rest.
Now, imagine that 300-400 white kids were at a state fair, and were going through the crowds and attacking all of the black people there? Do you think it would make the local news? Hell, it’d be on CNN and MSNBC non-stop 24/7 for at least a month. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would be fighting for camera time and there would be law suits and criminal prosecutions starting tomorrow. But since it’s blacks attacking whites? Shhhhhhhh…nothing to see here. Move along people.
No Obama beer summit, no lecture from the pathetic racist Eric Holder, not a peep from the race baiter in chief and his AG, no sirree.
This story has crossed the pond, it is now international news: “Black people ‘going after white guys’ in Wisconsin State Fair mob attacks”
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