A state fair is a fun thing – overpriced and rickety rides, weird carny’s with a severely imbalanced tattoo/tooth ratios, and deep fried foods capable of clogging arteries at a distance – but in Wisconsin, the opening night of the state fair turned ugly. A flash mob of dozens to hundreds of “young people” ( “young” black “people” according to witnesses) launched a guerrilla-style attack on people (mostly white “people”) leaving the fair.
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.
The Milwaukee Police report is incredibly tame and doesn’t bother to mention any racial components. However, the attacks were so egregious that the media is actually reporting the racial nature of the attacks, by quoting witnesses.
“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!?’ “
There’s a lot more at the link.
So, for the convenience and education of the reader, I present Roy Ryder’s Safety Instruction for Flash Mob Attacks:
- Get a concealed carry firearms permit.
- Get a firearm and carry it.
- If attacked by a flash mob, defend yourself by shooting them.
- Repeat number 3 until the flash mob is no longer a threat.
I’m no firearms or safety expert, so the above may be a little vague, but I’d be interested to hear other more experienced individual’s comments.