The Wisconsin State Fair turned into a mob scene when a gang of black youths began targeting whites for beatings. The local NBC affiliate interviewed a number of witnesses, and noted several times that they “claimed” racial violence. It’s a long story, but here’s a taste of it.
Authorities have not given official estimates of the number of people involved in the attacks.
“It looked like they were just going after white guys, white people,” said Norb Roffers of Wind Lake in an interview with Newsradio 620 WTMJ. He left the State Fair Entrance near the corner of South 84th Street and West Schlinger Avenue in West Allis.
“They were attacking everybody for no reason whatsoever.”
“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. They just kept walking right past their car. They were looking in everybody’s windshield as they were running by, seeing who was white and who was black. Guarantee it.”
Eric, a war veteran, said that the scene he saw Thursday outside State Fair compares to what he saw in combat.
That article indicated that police were unresponive, but a follow up article by JS Online indicates that some officers were injured and Governor Walker has called in the State Police to patrol the area.
Gov. Scott Walker has ordered the Wisconsin State Patrol to provide additional law enforcement help at the Wisconsin State Fair after several incidents involving rampaging youths broke out on the fairgrounds and on the streets outside Thursday night.
Cullen Werwie, Walker’s spokesman, said the governor made the decision after reviewing the events from Thursday night, in which at least 24 people were arrested.
“We will continue to evaluate the situation and make any adjustments necessary to ensure a successful and safe event. We will be doing everything in our power to ensure that parents feel that it is safe to bring their children to the world’s best fair,” Werwie said in a statement.
Also, Rick Frenette, CEO of the fair, announced that, because of the violence overnight, the fair would immediately implement a policy in which no youths under 18 years of age would be allowed onto the grounds after 5 p.m. without a parent or guardian who is at least 21 years of age. There will be no changes at the Midway.
Tom Struebing, chief of the State Fair Police, said two of the seven injured officers were hospitalized. One was hit in the face with an improvised weapon; the other suffered a concussion.
Struebing said the fights that broke out in the midway area involved black youths fighting other black youths. He said those fights were not racially motivated.
The incidents at the fair also caused confusion among police agencies. Anne E. Schwartz, the Milwaukee police spokeswoman, said West Allis police did not request mutual aid from the Milwaukee Police Department.
Read the whole thing, there’s much more including witness statements and statements from officials. The article also indicates that the police who responded to the violence were called directly by victims or witnesses. So perhaps it’s true that the officers patrolling the fair ignored what was going on. Either way, people should be able to go to a fair without worrying about being beaten by anyone, regardless of race.
Moonbattery summed things up pretty well:
The Frankenstein monster pointy-headed liberals have created with their welfare programs and toxic rhetoric has been set free by Hope & Change. ….
In addition to beating white children, multicultural activities including “running around knocking people over” and “looting the Midway games,” according to another witness. Why should the scum in Washington do all the looting?
The local NBC affiliate attempts to discredit its own story by using the word “claim” 11 times, as if the multiple witness were just making it up. The national news will barely mention the explosive story or ignore it completely. Most people won’t even know about this growing phenomenon until they and their families are caught up in it.
Those on the left may want to start thinking twice before shouting “racism” any time someone disagrees with them. At the same time, they need to knock off the class warfare or we’re just going to keep seeing more of this. Unfortunately, they want us divided by race and social class, so don’t hold your breath. Their policies keep the poor poor, and their rhetoric keeps the poor angry at everyone who has more than they do or has a different skin color. It’s disgusting.