Rampaging mob of “dozens to hundreds” of blacks assault, beat, terrorize whites at Wisconsin State Fair

And this time I don’t have to report ironically about mobs of “raceless teens” attacking “victims of indeterminate race,” because the assaults were so extensive, and the reports on their black-on-white nature are so specific. This is both the largest black-on-white wilding or flash mob that I’ve heard of so far, and the most detailed in the reporting and the witnesses’ accounts.

Here’s one witness’s story that presents an unforgettable image of these black youths in action:

“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.”

The black flash mob intifada may be reaching the critical point where officialdom and media will stop covering it up and start talking about it. But I make no hopeful predictions. More likely, they will treat this incident, as they’ve treated innumerable others, as an isolated happenstance, having no connection to any larger pattern, and no connection to any racial motive. As one witness in Wisconsin puts it, “They were attacking everybody for no reason whatsoever.” That’s the usual “random violence” trope. But another witness says, “It was 100 percent racial.” And many others echo him.

The story comes from WTMJ in Milwaukee:

Scare at State Fair: witnesses describe mobs, some people claim racially-charged attacks

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.

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 whatsoeve r.”

“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.”

Roffers further described what witnesses said happened to the man who was lying in the street.

“People were saying he was on a bike. They tore him off his bike and beat on him. We were walking to the west on Schlinger. I was watching behind me a lot more diligently, making sure there wasn’t anybody coming to get us anymore.”

One person claimed that someone was knocked off a motorcycle.

TODAY’S TMJ4 video shows West Allis police handcuffing at least one person, but they won’t say how many people they took into custody.

Some witnesses described attacks on the State Fair Grounds as well.

Milwaukee Police said that their officers were sent to State Fair Park for “complaints of battery, fighting and property damage due to a large, unruly crowd.”

A police sergeant told TODAY’S TMJ4’s Melissa McCrady that the number of calls describing injuries are still coming in, so they could not give an accurate number of people who were injured.

That sergeant explained that some injuries were serious, and local hospitals were attending to the injured.

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.

“I think once we get all the info in it’ll be just like that, like what happened in Riverwest,” said the police sergeant.

West Allis Police ask you to call them at 414-302-8000 if you have any information.

Eric: “I feared for my life”

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.”

Then, Eric talked about trying to get out of the car to help the victim.

“My wife pulled me back in because she didn’t want me to get hit. Thankfully, there was surprising a lady that was in the car in front of me that jumped out of the car real quick and went over there to try to put her body around the kid so they couldn’t see he was laying there and, obviously, defenseless. Her husband, or whoever was in the car, was screaming at her to get back into the car. She ended up going back into the car. 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.”

Eric claimed that the victim in that beating was by himself, and that there was a split of white people on one sidewalk and black people on the other.

“There was nobody else around to help him. There were no other white people, period, on that side of the street. They were going in the opposite direction because, those people who were coming out of the fair that saw these people coming, they either went back into the fair or took off running south on 84th Street.”

Eric expressed anger at the State Fair Police for what he considered a lack of response.

“The thing that irritated me, the State Fair Police, the State Police, were down by the Pettit entrance to get in there,” said Eric. “There was probably 5 or 6 officers down there. That’s where all these kids came from. They came out of the Midway, across the front of the Pettit. They were still filing out of there. The State Fair Police, they knew this was going on. They knew these kids were beating these guys in between that exit and Schlinger at the next gate.”

“They were stopping traffic, and I said ‘What in the hell,’ excuse my language, ‘what are you guys doing directing traffic when there are 300, 400 black kids up the road beating the hell out of everybody, pushing people off of motorcycles?’ I was livid. I could not believe they were directing traffic.”

Fair worker: attacks not limited to outside fairgrounds

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.”

The witness, who asked not to be identified, couldn’t say for certain if only white people were being attacked.

“It was just complete chaos. There were police on horses, lots of security guards, and EMT’s on the scene. They never got control of the area.”

A State Fair spokeswoman said that there were arrests made involving the incidents on the grounds.

He said that as the violence happened, he was “getting ready to grab my cash register and run.”

“Not to mention this type of behavior started around 7pm and forced me to close down my stand at 9pm. It scared the paying customers out of the midway.”

The man said hoping to bring family on Friday, but has decided not to.

“I was planning on bringing my two kids to the fair tonight. I won’t be. We’ll go to the zoo instead.”

Woman: Teenagers in mob didn’t attend rap concert

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.

“The mob of black teenagers involved in the beatings and damage outside of State Fair last night were not there for the MC Hammer concert,” said the woman.

“I attended that concert with three of my friends last night and the crowd was mostly white and adult (as are my friends and I). Any kids there seemed to be with parents.”

She 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 witness also told us that not every African-American teenager outside the fair grounds acted violent.

“We continued to move towards the parking lot, through even more black teenagers. Thankfully this part of the crowd was not violent.”

Roffers: “What in the hell’s going on there?”

Roffers described his emotions and reactions to the attacks outside the park.

“I turned around and looked, there was this black kid standing there laughing, thinking it’s funny. My wife’s like, ‘Let’s get out of here.’ It’s one of those things, you don’t expect it. Your reaction to it is, first of all, quite surprised, then you get so angry, it’s like, ‘What in the hell’s going on there? Why are these guys acting like such hoodlums? What are they picking on anybody for?’ We were just like cattle being herded out of the park, and they were picking and choosing who they wanted to beat on.”

He said his injuries were limited to a headache.

Roffers said the attack wouldn’t stop him from attending the State Fair.

“We will be going back,” said Roffers.

“It’s a family event for us. We get together with our family and we do stuff at the park to enjoy the fair. My biggest concern is that the State Fair Park Police and West Allis get their heads out of their butts and figure out how to do some security over there. This isn’t the first year State Fair has been going on. They should know what the heck they’ve got to do and where they’ve got to have people in place by now.”

He said that the fear spread beyond those who he believed were the target.

“There were a lot of people scared,” claimed Roffers.

“There were even some young black girls. They were screaming. They were running across the road. This one girl was like, ‘I don’t know how I’m going to get out of here. I’m all by myself.’ My wife heard her saying that. She said, ‘Walk with us. Stay with us and you’ll be OK.’ We told her we were going down the street. If she needed any assistance, we were just going down to our car. She needed to go quite a way.”

“There was this terror going on when you leave the place, you just wonder. Luckily, all the violence that was happening stayed right close by the park entrance. As we got a block away from the park, that’s when the cops started showing up.”

He said the lack of police and security presence will bring about his complaint up the various channels of State Fair and local police.

“They should be able to provide safety and traffic control,” said Roffers. “I’ve never worried about it before.”

He said he would give a written complaint to the State Fair and put in a call to West Allis Police, but that’s not all.

“I will be contacting the State Fair Park Board and I’m going to chew on their butts a little bit about what happened.”

State Fair spokeswoman: “Unfortunate situation, hopefully an isolated situation.”

State Fair Director of Marketing and Communication Kathleen O’Leary told Newsradio 620 WTMJ’s “Wisconsin’s Morning News” that the incidents should not stop people from coming to the fair.

“Certainly, don’t change your plans,” said O’Leary. “Please understand that this is an unfortunate situation, hopefully an isolated situation.”

Though witnesses had reported incidents inside the fair, she said the problems were mainly outside the fairgrounds.

“Not so much inside,” claimed O’Leary.

“We had complete control inside of what was happening inside of our gates. It’s what what spread into the neighborhoods.”

O’Leary also pointed out that the fair has “taken measures already with the bag checks, when you come into the fair,” but will increase authorities’ presence for the remaining days at the fair.

“We will be taking severe measures, significant measures. We are in task force already, circling back around, doing everything that we can to make sure the experience is enjoyable and that the safety is insured,” said O’Leary.

“They see the yellow security shirts. We have mounted police. We have bike police. We have our patrolling police. We have undercover police. That’s all because that’s exactly what we want. We want the safety measures intact at every turn.”

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Buck O., who sent the item, writes:

I love this quote: “They were attacking everybody for no reason whatsoever.”

LA writes:

Thanks to Buck and to many other readers who sent the story. And thanks to Matt Drudge, who posted the story.

The blogger One Radical writes:

The article states:

State Fair spokeswoman: “Unfortunate situation, hopefully an isolated situation.”

These flash mobs are considered “isolated incidents” because the racial makeup of the perpetrators has been covered up. An event is isolated when no pattern is recognized. The media falsely portray the mobs as merely “teens,” so they could use this code word for future pattern recognition. Of course, since these flash mobs have been mono-racial, it is absurd and dishonest for the media to state, “Be on the lookout for young people,” invoking the masses to be unjustly afraid of teens of other/all races. The media don’t care about protecting innocent people, they care about not seeming racist.

As long as the media refuse to recognize the obvious pattern, they can report every flash mob as an isolated incident. This brings me to my next point.

Philadelphia police and community leaders (“community leaders” is code for “black activists”) have decided they are going to put an end to the flash mobs, invoking the following statement from the police commissioner:

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says, “We’re not going to put up with this nonsense and we’re going to have a holistic response.”

My response:

A “holistic” response? Highly doubtful. Consider the definition: “characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.” Being they continually cover up the fact that these mobs are 100 percent black, how are they going to take a holistic approach? They’re not, because the truth is “racist” … If the police and community leaders cannot be honest about the racial makeup of the mobs, then they cannot make a serious attempt to combat the mobs.

In order to have a holistic approach, the police will have to admit to a pattern of behavior. Recognizing the pattern of behavior means admitting these are not isolated incidents. If they are not isolated, they must admit that blacks are attacking whites all over the country. Do you think the police in Philadelphia REALLY want to take a holistic approach? Of course not, but it makes the “community” feel better to hear it.

LA replies:

I’m into holism, man. Let’s have a holistic response to black violence. I’m all for it.

Unfortunately, what I suspect the police chief means by a holistic response is an effort to reach out to the (raceless) “community” so that (raceless) “youths” no longer feel hopeless and so will stop feeling compelled to commit random acts of violence against (raceless) passersbys.

I recently posted a story on another city where such an effort is underway, I forget the city though and don’t have the link offhand.

Nile McCoy writes:

I’m glad this news is coming ahead of the Iowa State Fair. Last summer there were black gangs in Des Moines of all places, who viewed the Iowa State Fair as an opportunity to “beat whitey.” They called one such incident as “beat whitey night.” Hopefully the Polk County sheriff’s department and the Des Moines police department would be better prepared for similar incidents this year. I commend Matt Drudge and Stuff Black People Don’t Like for providing easier access to the news about this phenomenon so we can educate ourselves and prepare if racial violence happens again this year.

LA writes:

The discussion on concealed carry which was originally here has been moved to another entry.

August 6

James N. writes:

The events in West Allis, Wisconsin remind me of the scene at the National Zoo on Easter Monday that I and my family experienced (see this and this), except for scale.

It started with an atmosphere of menace, then a “fight” (perhaps staged), then in a flash the fight turned inside out to include many bystanders.

Supposedly the core fighters were assembled by Twitter. My guess is that the instigators were only 10 to 15 “youths,” but when we finally got out onto Connecticut Avenue, the sidewalks were lined, for blocks, by sullen “youths” with dead eyes. That latter crowd was hundreds, perhaps a thousand. Some drivers said “youths” jumped on the hood of their cars or banged on their windows, but I did not see that.

It strikes me that either the National Zoo was meant to be a Wisconsin State Fair sized event and it was not properly coordinated, or that the organizers of Freedom Summer 2011 are improving their techniques.

It may be also that the DC Metro PD was better prepared and knew more of what to expect once the trouble started.

As far as the concealed-carry angle is concerned, I have permits or reciprocity in 33 states (but not, of course, DC). Had I been carrying that day, I definitely would have drawn my gun when the mob crossed the seven yard line. Whether that would have been good or bad, I can’t say.

LA replies:

What do you mean by “crossing the seven yard line”?

And how close did they come to doing that?

James N. replies:

Seven yards is the distance a man with a knife can cover in the time it takes for a trained shooter to draw, aim, and shoot (according to various experts). This is important information at your trial after you shoot a bad guy—civilian shootings beyond ten yards or so are much more likely to result in a conviction unless the aggressor has a gun.

The closest they got to my children was about 10 yards. I haven’t heard of any children being hurt in the Chicago or Philly attacks—maybe children are not in the ROE.

LA replies:

But no one had a knife out, did they?

James replies:

Didn’t see. Someone was stabbed in this incident, but I didn’t see a knife.

The laws as written seem to presume a single attacker and some indication of intentionality—the defensive shooter has to fear for his life, or, in some jurisdictions, has to fear injury.

An out of control mob would place any reasonable person in fear.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 05, 2011 11:22 AM | Send

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