Guess the Race

The Milwaukee News offers its readers a new round of the American media’s favorite game:

Police Investigating Multiple Beatings Near State Fair Park

Local law enforcement agencies are investigating several incidents near State Fair Park late Thursday night.

Milwaukee police said that around 11:10 p.m., squads were sent to the area for reports of battery, fighting and property damage being caused by an unruly crowd of “hundreds” of people. One officer described it as a “mob beating.”

Police said the group of young people attacked fairgoers who were leaving the fair grounds. Police said that some victims were attacked while walking. They said others were pulled out of cars and off of motorcycles before being beaten.

Milwaukee police said at least seven people were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. They said that number could go up as other responding agencies release information.

Who were these young people exhibiting their vibrancy so exuberantly? Were they Amish? Turkish immigrants? Native Americans? Ecuadorans? Who could possibly say? Since it’s Milwaukee, I’m going to guess it must be Norwegians run amok in light of the recent events in Oslo.

Wait a minute, this is interesting… apparently local TV wasn’t aware that its viewers enjoy playing the guessing game:

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….

“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.

Drat, wrong again. I’m a little surprised to see that no one in the vicinity appeared to be carrying. I wonder what will happen this summer the first time a gang of “youfs” encounter an armed individual who isn’t inclined to take a beating.

Unsurprisingly, it’s the multicultis who are primarily to blame: “The incidents Thursday night come as the State Fair board over the last decade has worked to increase diversity at the annual fair, expanding its entertainment lineup and marketing to appeal to a younger, more multicultural audience. Diversity was a priority for State Fair Park Chairman Martin Greenberg, who spoke often of making it “truly the people’s park” – a “place of inclusion, not exclusion.”

Hey, mission accomplished! Nice job, guys.