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    Mob beatings at Wisconsin State Fair

    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.

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    "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.

    "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 rated right up there with it. When I saw the amount of kids coming down the road, all I kept thinking was, 'There's not enough cops to handle this.' There's no way. It would have taken the National Guard to control the number of kids that were coming off the road. They were knocking people off their motorcycles."

    Another witness, who asked to remain anonymous, said, "it was like a scene you needed the National Guard to control."

    "To me, it looked like a scene out of a movie," claimed the anonymous witness.

    "I have not seen anything like this in my life. It was a huge mob, and it was a fight that maybe lasted one to two minutes."

    Roffers claimed that as he left the state fair with his wife, crowds near that entrance were large, and someone in that crowd .

    "As we got closer to the street, we looked up the road, and we saw a quite a bit of commotion going on and there was a guy laying in the road, and nobody was even laying there. He wasn't even moving. Finally a car pulled up. They stopped right next to the guy, and it looked like someone was going to help him. We were kind of stuck, because we couldn't cross. Traffic was going through. Young black men running around, beating on people, and we were like 'Let's get the heck out of here.' The light turned, and I got attacked from behind. I just got hit in the back of the head real hard. I'm like, 'What the heck is going on here?' I heard my bell ring."

    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.

    "We exited at the Schlinger and 84th exit, and we walked south about a block, and then went up and got our car, came back up and around down Schlinger. When we made a left hand turn, we were stopped in traffic. I looked toward the bridge, right before you get on the freeway, and all I saw was a road full of black kids, jumping over people's cars, jumping on people's hoods, running over the top of them."

    Eric then claimed that he saw hundreds of young black people coming down a sidewalk.

    "I saw them grab this white kid who was probably 14 or 15 years old. They just flung him into the road. They just jumped on him and started beating him. They were kicking him. He was on the ground. A girl picked up a construction sign and pushed it over on top of him. They were just running by and kicking him in the face."

    A witness told WTMJ that as he worked in a kiosk at the State Fair Midway, he saw what he described as "a Riverwest type mob. Easily between 50 - 100 kids all under 18 and all African American. They were running around knocking people over (young kids and adults), looting the Midway games (stealing the prizes), starting fights."

    Another woman described what she saw as she left the fair,

    "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 investigation into violent incidents on the opening night of the Wisconsin State Fair has resulted in the arrest of a 16-year-old African-American who told investigators he targeted whites, according to police.

    The Milwaukee teen told police he and other African-American juveniles beat up white people because they were "easy targets," according to West Allis police. He also said he "was going along with the crowd" in the robberies that happened after the midway closed last Thursday.

    The teen was booked on suspicion of attempted robbery and robbery. Police recommend that he face additional penalties for hate crimes.

    On opening night of the fair last week, 31 people were arrested and at least 11 people were hurt. The West Allis Police Department has said race was a factor in 11 violent incidents it's investigating.

    The State Fair has stepped up security since the attacks.



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    Wisconsin? Wisconsin?? Geez, is nowhere safe anymore?

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    Here are some thoughts on the incident.

    I'm starting to think SOMETHING or someone is behind this. The attacks in London... The flash crimes and now stuff like this. There is something behind this that people don't know of yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    Wisconsin? Wisconsin?? Geez, is nowhere safe anymore?
    I blame the baby ovens, the sperm donors.....and Brett Favre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wham bam will rock View Post
    .....and Brett Favre.

    Good point. Maybe this was in reaction to the Favre coming out of retirement rumours. They weren't targeting white people...they were looking for Favre.
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    Nothing surprising here. What I have come to expect considering my experiences in the New Orleans Area. 70% of this great city is uninhabitable because of these types of people and their culture/behavior.

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    If anything at all is going to set off a race war it is shit like this. Don't these stupid shitheads realize they are tearing down the progress that their great great grandparents made if fighting for freedom and equality in this country. I just don't get it.
    Maybe our young black President should take to the airwaves to try and talk some sense into these people. It's not like it isn't happening elsewhere. I'm not saying Obama has anything to do with the situation but given the fact that we have a black president that wants to close the racial gaps in this country maybe he could start by talking with the young angry black youths in this country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sickman View Post
    If anything at all is going to set off a race war it is shit like this. Don't these stupid shitheads realize they are tearing down the progress that their great great grandparents made if fighting for freedom and equality in this country. I just don't get it.
    Maybe our young black President should take to the airwaves to try and talk some sense into these people. It's not like it isn't happening elsewhere. I'm not saying Obama has anything to do with the situation but given the fact that we have a black president that wants to close the racial gaps in this country maybe he could start by talking with the young angry black youths in this country.
    Some of the parents of my black friends express a lot of frustration over this type of thing. They are frustrated that many of todays black youth really know little about the Civil rights movement and what black people had to deal with to gain equal status before the law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Genghis_John View Post
    Some of the parents of my black friends express a lot of frustration over this type of thing. They are frustrated that many of todays black youth really know little about the Civil rights movement and what black people had to deal with to gain equal status before the law.
    Who has time to teach history? We need to teach our students to take a fill-in-the-dots test before their field trip to Universal Studios...

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    Thugs and bullies always target people that are at a disadvantage. And these "people" only grow more cowardly. You almost never see them confront people that are prepared to defend themselves. It's no coincidence why it usually plays out this way. These "people" are cowards.

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    I would love to see these same assholes try this shit after a Megadeth concert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    Who has time to teach history? We need to teach our students to take a fill-in-the-dots test before their field trip to Universal Studios...
    ^^ This ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Genghis_John View Post
    Some of the parents of my black friends express a lot of frustration over this type of thing. They are frustrated that many of todays black youth really know little about the Civil rights movement and what black people had to deal with to gain equal status before the law.
    What's more frustrating is that it's not that they don't know about the history of the civil rights movement,it's just the fact that they don't care about it.

 

 

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