Doug Book, FloydReports.com
On August 4th, around closing time at the Wisconsin State Fair, “dozens of black youths attacked white people as they left the fair, punching and kicking people and shaking and pounding on vehicles.”
“These black kids were running in between all the cars…pounding on my doors…and they didn’t do one thing to this black couple that was in this car next to us,” recalled an Iraq veteran who said the attacks “reminded him of war.”
“They were looking in everybody’s windshield…seeing who was white and who was black.”
But on Friday, though fair attendance suffered a bit, there were no fights, no beatings and no race riots. For that, credit Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Milwaukee police chief Ed Flynn, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and fair CEO Rick Frenette.
Walker sent State Police to patrol and secure the Fair, Flynn and Barrett increased police presence at all weekend events citywide and for the first time in a 40-year career, fair CEO Frenette required any fair goer under 18 be accompanied by an adult.
In addition, some Milwaukee officials were not afraid to alert the public by describing events for what they were.
In an official statement, Milwaukee Aldermen Bob Donovan and Joe Dudzik said the riot had been….