Wisconsin State Fair wilding: police tapes document mob violence
Police have released their log documenting last week's mayhem at the Wisconsin State Fair.
Witnesses say a group of dozens to 100 African-American teenagers ran wild at the fairgrounds last Thursday, fighting amongst themselves inside the fair and then attacking only white people outside the fairgrounds. Thirty-four people have been arrested, though their names have not yet been released.
"We're outside State Fair and there's a white guy getting beaten up by about 100 black people," says one caller.
Others sounds the alarm: "It's like a fricking riot out there. They're jumping on our cars and everything."
The transcript details some bizarre attacks, including a beating of a homeless man and a mob looting of a nearby gas station.
Though it contains only the sparest of details, the account gives a sense of the mad, racially-charged atmosphere that reigned at the fairgrounds last Thursday.
Among the more dramatic moments is a report of a group of 20 to 25 black teens assaulting a State Fair worker, whose race was not listed. People in the mob also reportedly pummeled a homeless person. The raging teens also pulled one poor couple off their motorcycle, and somehow dragged the woman--she ended up with a fat lip.
The teens reportedly stomped on cars, and at least one of the kids was slinging a gun. Teens punched victims in the face and the head.
Here's the timeline from the West Allis Police's log:
2248: State Fair P.D. advised us that they shut the park down early because of a large amount of fights. They report large groups of people leaving the grounds.
2249: Walgreens reports lots of people in the area.
2259: 9-1-1 call received in regards to group of 25 black youths assaulting State Fair worker around 81/Greenfield.
2300: 9-1-1 call received in regards to fight at front entrance of State Fair. People are everywhere.
Groups of people chasing white people.
2301: Call received indicating people are leaving State Fair and heading to 84/Greenfield.
2308: State Fair P.D. reports that people are walking on cars near 84/Schlinger.
2310: Groups jumping on cars at 84/Schlinger.
2311: Angry mob, fights, wrong way drivers, people running in traffic, at 84/Schlinger.
2312: Fight at 1000 S. 84 St.
2314: Kids obstructing traffic and hitting cars.
2315: Person assaulted and has a knot on the head at 84/Schlinger. Party going to hospital on own.
2316: Victim punched in face at 84/Walker by group. Medical denied.
2317: State Fair P.D. reports fights and people jumping on cars at 84/Greenfield.
Wisconsin State Fair 911 call
2318: Mob pulled male and female from motorcycle at 84/Adler. Female was dragged and has fat lip.
2318: Mobs hitting cars at 84/Schlinger.
2321: Victim jumped and almost robbed at 87/McMyron.
2324: Group of guys have a gun in a car near 85/Walker.
2325: Group of guys jumping people near 85/Walker. One had a gun.
2326: People running through yards. One bike stolen.
2330: Kids hitting cars at 84/Walker.
2330: Police report large fight at 84/Greenfield.
2330: Group attack male at 88/Greenfield.
2333: Kid getting pummeled by a group at 84/Schlinger.
2334: Kids jump guy at 76/Washington.
2334: State Fair P.D. report fight at 84/Greenfield.
2335: Fight reported at 85/Greenfield.
2337: Riot at 84/Greenfield. Wife has black eye and bloody lip. Refuse to report incident.
2337: Possible beating and man with gun at 76/Walker.
2338: Fight and theft at 87/McMyron.
2339: Police requesting help at McDonalds. Under control at 2340.
2339: Victim got hit by group of kids at 76/Walker.
2340: Teenagers assaulted male at 76/Walker.
2343: Fight at 76/Walker.
2344: Male assaulted by group. Bleeding, but medical refused.
2351: Homeless person beat up at 76/Greenfield.
2351: Caller got hit in face by group.
2351: Fight at 86/Greenfield.
2351: Fight at 76/Washington.
2353: 20-25 people ran in and out of gas station at 76/Greenfield at stole stuff.
2355: Mutual aid requested - MCSO. MCSO is responding.
2357: Male assaulted by group at 86/Greenfield.
2357: Caller was almost robbed by group at 87/McMyron.
0001: Police report fight at 76/Greenfield.
0045: Mutual aid canceled.
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