Racial Violence in Wisconsin
This is pretty scary. Why would groups of blacks just start attacking white people? One white man gives them a cigarette and things that he is just being friendly and then they attack. Other people sent to the hospital. Some of this might be due to the high black teenage unemployment rate, which is a tragedy, but one wonders what more is involved. One hopes that something more is involved.
Witnesses Describe Mob Attacks Outside Wis. State Fair
Witnesses describe mobs, some people claim racially-charged attacks
State Fair melees produce 11 injuries, 31 arrests
UPDATE: Just one arrest? Here is a new story available from WLS.
The investigation into 11 of the violent incidents on the opening night of the Wisconsin State Fair has resulted in the arrest of a 16-year-old African-American who reportedly told investigators he targeted whites.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was asked on WLS Radio’s Roe and Roeper Show Friday if he thought the crimes warranted hate crime status, “I think it is absolutely outrageous, it is a hate crime, and I would imagine the prosecutor will be very aggressive on this. There is no tolerance whether it’s white on black or black on white, there shouldn’t be any tolerance in general for that kind of problems.”
. . . The Milwaukee teen was booked on suspicion of attempted robbery and robbery. Police recommend that he face additional penalties for hate crimes.
Police say the teen told investigators whites were chosen because he considered them "easy targets."
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 the 11 violent incidents it's investigating. . . .