Mob Attacks By Black Youths Unacceptable
No matter what race you are, all of us who saw the actions of mostly young black people on tape at a gas station as wrong.
Never had I saw a large group of kids ransack a gas station at one time. And they must have been that hungry and thirsty to help themselves from the cooler and the snack aisles.
The fireworks at the lakefront on the night of July 3 ended before 11 p.m. What I want to know is who organized the mob of kids to walk up the hill and go to a gas station.
All it took was for someone to lead the charge so the rest of the group can fall in line like the pied piper and follow along.
I believe that the last time I checked, the city of Milwaukee still had a curfew for those who are under 17 years old. Some of the young kids in the video looked to be under 17.
If you look at the videotape, it was crystal clear that we got a good shot, in color, of who some of the perpetrators were.
Did the parents know where their kids were at that time? No they didn't.
A separate group of young blacks attacked other adults. One woman who was visiting from New York suffered a fractured jaw. Thank God there were some people in the area that cared for the injured.
Before anyone comes to conclusions, I don't think that was a hate crime. It were several knuckleheads acting a fool and injuring innocent people. Boy, wait until Gov. Walker signs the concealed carry bill this week. People might rush to get guns for protection.
To his credit, police chief Ed Flynn said that crime has no color. Many in the black community don't see it that way.
Flynn held a community forum in the Riverwest area to hear from residents. When some of the black people speak out about holding those accountable for their actions, it bodes some credit to the community.
The president of the local NAACP played it off in an interview by believing that the looting at the gas station was an economic problem.
I guess, according to the NAACP president, since young black people can't find summer jobs, they have to act out in other ways, including stealing stuff that they didn't pay for. One mother saw her kids on that video and turned them in.
All it takes is for a couple of kids to snitch to bring that whole group down.
Now back to the NAACP president for a minute. What he believed was a bunch of BS. Even if there's a shortage of summer jobs, their actions are inexcusable.
So if one of the white attack victims fought back and beat the crap out of one of the black attackers, would that be considered a hate crime?