Through Milwaukee Neighborhoods
Milwaukee police officers are investigating a string of mob-like actions involving a very large and unruly crowd near the Wisconsin State Fair Thursday night, where several people were badly injured and cars and homes were rampaged, Fox6 News reported.
Twenty-four people were arrested inside the fairgrounds after fights broke out, State Fair officials said. The violence continued after closing time outside the park.
State Fair Park CEO Rick Frenette said seven park police officers were injured, including two who were taken to the hospital.
Milwaukee Police said just after 11pm they responded to complaints of an unruly mob attacking cars, people and leaving damage in its path.
Hundreds of young people left the fairgrounds and made their way down to the surrounding neighborhoods, smashing car windows, throwing rocks and beating people who were leaving the fair. Several people were punched in the face, a child was pushed to the ground, one woman required stitches and another will need surgery for her injuries.
Police are continuing to search for suspects involved in the incident...
Witnesses described the mobs as young African American teens. Milwaukee Aldermen Bob Donovan and Joe Dudzik released a bold statement on Friday about what they called a "deteriorating African American culture in our city," Fox 6 News reported.
Frenette said there will be an increased police presence following disturbances at the fair and surrounding neighborhood. Frenette added that all of those under 18 attending the fair will have to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian after 5pm.
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Editor's Note: Perhaps if race-baiters like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton took on the scourge of the increasingly belligerent attitudes of a significant portion of the country's urban Black youth we could begin to see a nation come together and a revitalization of the urban areas...instead, we are witnessing an exodus from urban areas only to see more and more once vibrant cities turn into Detroit. Ain't diversity and multiculturalism grand??
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