Mob of Black Youths Trigger Race Riot at Wisconsin State Fair

Witnesses describe mobs, some people claim racially-charged attacks

By Jay Sorgi and the WTMJ News Team

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 whatsoever."

"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.

Article continues at link with interviews and a video of the police activity afterward:


Where do I fit in a race war?
Sadly, the level of ignorance in this country is only growing in this day and age. Events like this could easily trigger an all-out race war. And for what? Black youth who think it's whitey keeping them down, never realizing that they are playing right into the hands of the overlords who profit by keeping the people, all people, divided and distracted from the real issues.

Poor education standards, lack of meaningful opportunity, economic devastation, these are not just black problems. Point of fact, more white people in America live in poverty than blacks. That is not to say of course that there aren't issues that are more unique or generally oriented to one racial group or another, but events like this certainly do nothing to bridge the gap and come together in a way that will bring meaningful change. When all is said and done, these kids might as well have gone out and beat up other black people for the black-eye this event will leave on the black community.


Anonymous said...

the unemployment rate for Black youth is 39 percent compared to white youth at 23 percent. the Net worth of white people is twenty times the amount for black people. there are huge disparities. I am not excusing any kind of violent behavior but I am responding to your comment about "whitey".

Station Six Underground said...

There are more white people in America living in poverty than black people.

The net worth of males is also much higher than females, due to the fact that a small elite of only a few thousand white men control most of the wealth of this country. Meanwhile, back in the real world, women are shown favoritism over men in the work place, in working class sectors. As is true for most minorities.

Stop using skewed stats to perpetuate the myths which trigger ignorant incidents like this. Black youth are their own worst enemy, and it has nothing to do with whitey keeping them down. It has to do with the global elite making slaves out of all of us, black, white, or otherwise.

Anonymous said...

I carry something called "the judge" for use when someone trys to beat me. I can't and won't take a beaten at 70.

Station Six Underground said...

The last time I was beaten by by a gang of thugs they were carrying carrying Glocks and tasers, and were operating on behalf of the taxpayers. i happen to be white too. So much for the Rodney King syndrome.

Anonymous said...

Not using skewed stats. I challenge you to prove me wrong. I also challenge you to think about the fact that not all, (((all())) your readers are WHITE. what a fucking disappointment and I am also glad I didn't provide you with links to other people cuz u are just another asshole.

Station Six Underground said...

Ad hominems and racism. Don't let the door hit you in the ass anonymous.

In the meantime, I am fully aware of the fact that not all my readers are white. My ex is an avid reader, and is black. I also have a business partner with whom I am starting a new venture as a spinoff from this site, who is black. I still don't see what that has to do with anything though.

As far as your numbers, I never said you were wrong, I pointed out how those numbers were irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

ok than your best friend is Black LOL show them this blog entry, including your imaginary Black ex, lol.

Anonymous said...

and just for the record, tard, there wan't any ad hominmen.s

Anonymous said...

i meant tardo, sorry for my bad spelling. i know an o at that there end must mean somtin.

Station Six Underground said...

He's not my best friend, but I did discuss it with him. He took exception to my remark about black youth being their own worst enemy. He agreed that the majority are but that I should not lump them all into one. Which I didn't mean to actually. I was talking about the black youth that would go out and rampage like these idiots did.

Station Six Underground said...

So let me ask you anonymous, as apparently you are black and took offense to something that I said. What exactly were you offended by? My statement of fact that there are more poor whites than blacks, or that white people get beat up by police too?

big mike said...

WTF - who gives a shit about the unemployment of black youth vs. white youth? and whitey has more wealth then the negros? It is all about pride of self and community. do you think these fucks look for jobs? do they knock on the neighborhood doors and try to mow grass or paint fences? these are the actions of thugs, who lack morals and parental guidance.
perhaps the concealed carry law in Wisconsin will change this behavior. I would believe that these encounters would justify the use of deadly force... shoot six or eight of them and see what the rest do in the face of that shit.

Station Six Underground said...

Well, I do believe that thuggery and criminality of any color is rooted in the flawed economic policy of our leadership for the most part, and a lack of meaningful opportunity for today's youth. Generational poverty is a scourge not brought on by choice, but poor leadership.

But while I may understand what brings about an ignorant, violent, degenerative mindset, I am certainly not about to coddle to racists who believe that somehow blacks have it worse and are therefore entitled to act this way.

Moreover, I would be willing to bet that a large portion of that mob were not the downtrodden poor black folk with no opportunity that some might like us to believe. Pretty safe bet that they were decked out in the latest gear, rolled up in late-model whips, and won't be exchanging canned vegetables at Christmas time.

In short, this was a hate-crime of massive proportions.

Sheila said...

Anon 10:15, you are hardly anyone to sit there and try to accuse Six of being racist when you sit there and call him names. Names like tard. I happen to have a daughter who is mentally handicapped and find you to be very offensive.

Anonymous said...

Why is it always the racists who try to paint someone else as racist. Tell us there anonymous. Whys should Six think about what color his readers are? Wouldn't that be, well, racist? Yet you call him an asshole for NOT being racist? That's fucking brilliant.

Another thing I notice too, is that whenever someone points out blacks being racist, that automatically makes them a racist. Even the news article had to pussy-foot around calling a spade a fuckin spade. If this had been a gang of whites that did this, you can bet your ass the headline would have read "Mob of racist whites attack innocent minorities." I am sick of all this political correctness, especially when it only works one way.

"What the hell kind of country is this where I can only hate a man if he's white?" -Hank Hill

Joey Chin said...

That mob attacked an Asian family too. Are Asians keeping blacks down too?

Station Six Underground said...

The simple fact of the matter is that the black youth are fed up, and lashing out. That much is understandable. I feel like lashing out too at the injustices being brought down on our heads. That's why I started this web page in the first place!

What cannot be excused though, is racist ignorance. White people are being screwed over by "The Man" just as much as any black kid. And have been for a very long time.

As I said above, I do happen to be white, not that it really makes any difference. But as a matter of fact, my ancestors came to America as slaves too. But back then they called them indentured servants when they happened to be slaves of the Caucasian persuasion.

So ignorant morons like the kids that went rampaging at that fair need to wake up and smell the blunt wraps. The problems they face have NOTHING to do with the people they just attacked. Well, HAD nothing to do with I should say. But good job morons, now you just turned a whole crowd of white people (and some Asians apparently) into genuine racists who will never trust blacks again wherever they go. Undoing an entire generation of racial healing. Dipshits.

Reaganite Republican said...

Wisconsin has a new concealed-carry law, ya know

What on earth are you folks waiting for… shoot them

Station Six Underground said...

As much as I try to be empathetic toward the downtrodden, I would not have hesitated for a second to put a few hot ones downrange if my family were in danger. Or for that matter, if the community were in danger. Of course, one has to exercise some discretion and restraint when carrying a firearm, but just the same, if there is a genuine threat to someone's life, you as an armed citizen should be able to act without fear of prosecution. Sadly, in this day and age, all too often that is not the case.

Take this case for example...


44 Mag said...

As one elder African-American who called in to Vicky Mckenna’s radio show promoted, maybe “shooting first and asking questions later” is the best way to handle this situation.


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