by Doug Book
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 “spawned by a culture of violence that has been brewing in Milwaukee for some time,” and which “has much to do with a deteriorating African-American culture in our city.”
In speaking of single-parent homes which provide no supervision and demand no responsibility, failed schools, and perpetually high unemployment and teen pregnancy rates, Donovan and Dudzik broke every rule of political correctness, stating facts which liberal Democrats dutifully ignore for fear of alienating a Jesse Jackson or losing the support of black voters.
Contrast the response to events in Wisconsin with what took place on Memorial Day in Chicago, when North Avenue Beach was suddenly shut down by city officials.
The reason for the closing, as announced by far-Left Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and later confirmed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel? An unusually high incidence of heat exhaustion.
And with the assistance of the Chicago Sun-Times and ABC News, Emanuel and McCarthy stuck to that story in the face of hundreds of reports of criminal acts committed by 1,000 or more black gang-bangers who attacked beach-goers and destroyed property.
In Chicago it was left to bloggers to report that, with a temperature of just 88 degrees, only four people had been taken to hospital for heat exhaustion, that not one of Chicago’s other beaches had been closed and that countless eyewitness reports of gang violence had been ignored by the city’s politicians and ever-compliant media.
“When a group of people routinely break the law, the public has a right to know who the guilty parties are,” writes one Chicago resident.
Wisconsin’s elected officials understand that their first responsibility is the safety of the public.
Chicago’s ruling Left will sacrifice public safety by withholding critical information, recognizing only the importance of not offending those whose votes are needed for re-election.
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