Friday, August 5, 2011

Hundreds Of Black Teens Attacked Wisconsin State Fair Attendees At The Midway

Wisconsin State Fair Opening Day

Some black teens leaving the Wisconsin State Fair in a mob rampage attacked white festivalgoers without provocation.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 5, 2011

West Allis - On Thursday, hundreds of black teens acting like a mob began to attacked white festivalgoers at the North midway section of the Wisconsin State Fair Park. Fair police responded to multiple fights ignited by a large group of black teens, according to festivalgoers, vendors and police investigating the incidents.
Some of the mob like rampage incidents began around 7:00 p.m., before 10:00 p.m. and then continued after closing around the midway where the rides section in located in the North portion of the fair. Festivalgoers described the incidents as black teens picking fights with white males and other people.
Some of the black teens jumped on cars, people were just beaten up and racial slurs were shouted at white people leaving the fair at closing time. Police were able to make 24 arrests and seven officers were injured including two that had to be hospitalized. Numerous people inside and outside the fair were reported injured.
The Wisconsin State Fair Park Police, the West Allis Police Department and Milwaukee Police Department continue to investigate the incidents. The Milwaukee Police Major Incident Response Team (M.I.R.T.) will be at the state fair grounds for the weekend beginning on Friday.
Governor Scott Walker (R) ordered the State Patrol to assist Wisconsin State Fair Police in added security after reviewing reports of the melee by teens.
Wisconsin State Fair officials immediatedly implemented a policy prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 to enter after 5:00 p.m. without being accompanied by a person who is 21 or older.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, West Allis Police and other officials don't believe the black teen melee was racially motivated. But victims injured confirmed, the teens were shouting racial slurs at them while being beaten and at other white people that were attacked.
Extra police will be added to outdoor festivals and teens engaged in this type of behavior will be prosecuted regardless of race, Mayor Barrett said in a press conference on Friday.

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