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WI: State Patrol called in, youth policy imposed after violence at State Fair
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal ^ | 8/5/11

Posted on 08/05/2011 4:22:41 PM PDT by Jean S

Gov. Scott Walker has ordered the Wisconsin State Patrol to provide additional law enforcement help at the Wisconsin State Fair after several incidents involving rampaging youths broke out on the fairgrounds and on the streets outside Thursday night.

Cullen Werwie, Walker's spokesman, said the governor made the decision after reviewing the events from Thursday night, in which at least 24 people were arrested.

"We will continue to evaluate the situation and make any adjustments necessary to ensure a successful and safe event. We will be doing everything in our power to ensure that parents feel that it is safe to bring their children to the world's best fair," Werwie said in a statement.

Also, Rick Frenette, CEO of the fair, announced that, because of the violence overnight, the fair would immediately implement a policy in which no youths under 18 years of age would be allowed onto the grounds after 5 p.m. without a parent or guardian who is at least 21 years of age. There will be no changes at the Midway.

Frenette, a veteran of 40 years in the fair management business, said he had never implemented such a policy before. The International Association of Fairs and Expositions said there is only one other fair in the country -- the South Carolina State Fair -- that has such a policy.

On Friday afternoon, Mayor Tom Barrett announced an increase in police presence at community events planned for the week. He said there would be no tolerance for violence at festivals and that perpetrators will be prosecuted -- regardless of race.

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TOPICS: Extended News; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: fair; flashmobs; likeiowastatefair; raceriot; whitesattacked

1 posted on 08/05/2011 4:22:44 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

I heard this story on ABC radio news earlier today. This is what they said:

“Last night, at a Wisconsin state fare, a group of young people beat up other people for apparently no reason.”

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2 posted on 08/05/2011 4:24:30 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: Jean S

On Friday afternoon, Mayor Tom Barrett announced an increase in police presence at community events planned for the week. He said there would be no tolerance for violence at festivals and that perpetrators will be prosecuted — regardless of race.

Hmmmm


3 posted on 08/05/2011 4:25:45 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Jean S

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=fair


4 posted on 08/05/2011 4:26:15 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Jean S

Thanks for posting. I have Wisconsin relatives who are giving the fair a miss this year, due to the problems. It’s good to hear they are being addressed, hope it’s effective.


5 posted on 08/05/2011 4:27:04 PM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Jean S

Unfair to all the nice kids who want to go there. I have fond memories of hanging with my teen friends at the MN fair.


6 posted on 08/05/2011 4:27:23 PM PDT by MNDude (so that's what they meant by Carter's second term)
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To: Jean S
Get in their faces. Barack H. Obama

We see no civil rights violations. No reason to investigate. Obama/Holder Dept. of Just Us

7 posted on 08/05/2011 4:27:51 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Jean S

With a wild animal, you surround them and eliminate them. If these kids want a race war and their parents, if they know who they are, can’t control them, the general population should.


8 posted on 08/05/2011 4:32:30 PM PDT by RC2
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To: RC2

Note to self: When planning to take the neice and nephew to the Fair for a Merry-go-round/Ferris wheel ride, check the musical entertainment planned for the night.

Light Pop music = OK...Country Western = No problem...Gangsta rap = take a raincheck.


9 posted on 08/05/2011 4:35:29 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: All

Sooner or later we’ll have a Bernhardt Goetz take out
four or five of them.


10 posted on 08/05/2011 4:41:39 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: MNDude

“Unfair to all the nice kids who want to go there”

Here in the ATL they tried doing “Free movies on the Green” twice this Spring at a downtown park. In both instances the evening ended in shots being fired and folks running in panic.


11 posted on 08/05/2011 4:41:50 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: RC2

Most of these kids have never met their parents. That’s the problem.


12 posted on 08/05/2011 4:44:04 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: DJlaysitup
Light Pop music = OK...Country Western = No problem...Gangsta rap = take a raincheck.

Light Pop music = OK...Country Western = No problem...Gangsta rap = take a BIG GUN and use it.

13 posted on 08/05/2011 4:45:03 PM PDT by ProudFossil
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To: Jean S

Black yutes, but the LSM dast not say so.


14 posted on 08/05/2011 4:47:50 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Obama may not be a natural born citizen, but there is no denying that he is a natural born liar.)
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To: Jean S
On Friday afternoon, Mayor Tom Barrett announced an increase in police presence at community events planned for the week. He said there would be no tolerance for violence at festivals and that perpetrators will be prosecuted -- regardless of race.

I take this to mean a pass will no longer be given to people with a swarthy complexion?

15 posted on 08/05/2011 4:48:03 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: DJlaysitup

This had nothing to do with the music (MC Hammer) as the perps were not in attendance at the show.
This has been happening almost daily all over the country.
Are the LEOs and security advisors for these events asleep at the wheel?

This does not happen in the sticks because we cannot count on LEOs to be there in time as many of us are miles from the nearest police or sheriff dept., so we defend ourselves.

Until the law abiding urbanites realize this they will as sheep led to the slaughter.

Just my 2 cents.


16 posted on 08/05/2011 4:48:58 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: molson209
He said there would be no tolerance for violence at festivals and that perpetrators will be prosecuted — regardless of race.

Does that mean that he'll have the *Walker Stalkers arrested the next time they shout down the Governor?

*Walker Stalkers -- Unionistas and school teachers who follow Gov. Walker around and try to shout him down every time he opens his mouth. They want to recall him.

17 posted on 08/05/2011 4:53:36 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Judith Anne

Tell your relatives to try the Ozaukee County Fair instead. It’s free and it’s held in the center of Cedarburg. We have animals, a midway, cream puffs, Demolition Derby, Tractor ulls, and just about everything the State Fair has except thugs. It runs at the same time as the State Fair, just not as long. It will close this coming Sunday.


18 posted on 08/05/2011 4:59:32 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Realman30

Not to worry, I am sure the Southern Poverty Law Center is drawing up a lawsuit against these racist thugs as I type this, will take them to court and get a big judgement.

hmmm I wonder if welfare, foodstamps and free phones can be taking away ?


19 posted on 08/05/2011 5:01:19 PM PDT by SamsFriend
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’ll mention it when we talk tonight. I’m pretty sure they know about the Ozaukee Fair already, they’ve been in Wisconsin for decades.


20 posted on 08/05/2011 5:02:04 PM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Judith Anne

Most everything is free. You do have to pay for parking (About $3-$5)if you can’t find a spot on the street. The only thing you pay for are the midway rides and games and your food. There is a charge for the Demolition Derby. It’s a nice fair.


21 posted on 08/05/2011 5:07:18 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Judith Anne

not going is the strongest message they can make.....start messing with an areas’ economy, THEN the cops will take it seriously....


22 posted on 08/05/2011 5:11:16 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

Agreed. Not a boycott, people just don’t want to be where there is chaos and danger.


23 posted on 08/05/2011 5:12:07 PM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Nonsense Unlimited

I’m glad you pointed this out (that is, that this is happening all over). We just had one of these “mobs” or “flash mobs,” or whatever one wants to call these groups of Black youths (and it is, so far, always Blacks)who range in age from early teens to early 20s, intimidate people at a local street fair in the Cleveland Heights suburb of Cleveland. The councilmen put a very stringent curfew into effect for that area and then tried to get a law into place about making it illegal for people to use social networking to set up one of these mobs.

Well, the mayor of Cleveland - Frank Jackson - pooh-poohed the social networking deal, which was so ridiculous anyway.

These kids obviously have nothing to do with their time. Why do they have so much time on their hands? Why aren’t they doing chores or working some kind of jobs? Parents buy their kids everything today and don’t make them do any work.

Every one of the situations I have read about involved very racial situations: Blacks targeting whites. However, in the Cleveland Heights situation, I think it was just Blacks targeting everyone. Old people, little kids... no matter.

Are people going to wait for some murders before authorities not only put a stop to this nonsense but call it what it is. It’s like reverse lynching.


24 posted on 08/05/2011 5:16:50 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Jean S

Pick your recreational activities, FReepers. Ask yourself this: what can happen there, and is it really worth it?

Spend the money on bullets. Take the family out target shooting.

Equip your children for survival.


25 posted on 08/05/2011 5:22:06 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Jean S
He said there would be no tolerance for violence at festivals and that perpetrators will be prosecuted -- regardless of race.

Yup, holder and the DoJ will be right on it.....

26 posted on 08/05/2011 5:22:26 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Paved Paradise

I was in downtown San Antonio last weekend and a crowd of about 30 young blacks were standing in a corner and all of a sudden police bike patrols rolled from around the corner, boxed them all into a perimeter and started checking ID’s & making arrests. That’s what it’s come to.


27 posted on 08/05/2011 5:27:01 PM PDT by eaglestar
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To: eaglestar

maybe we whiteys are intimidated but I doubt latinos are going to be intimidated....


28 posted on 08/05/2011 5:31:37 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Paved Paradise

40-60% young black unemployment PLUS a large percentage on welfare, false disability, and social benefits = a majority of under 30 blacks have not and have never truly worked.


29 posted on 08/05/2011 5:45:50 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: cherry

I’m just glad I live 200 miles from any other ethnic group other than Whites & Indians; and I get along with both. This sort of thing is getting ridiculous, if that ever happened here; somebody would be shot on the spot. Everybody carries sidearms in rural Alaska, mainly for bear protection; and yet there hasn’t been a murder in over 30 years; and that last guy was drowned by his drunk buddies in the Yukon.


30 posted on 08/05/2011 5:46:15 PM PDT by Eska
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To: Jean S

I can’t help wondering whether these incidents are not practice runs for Obama-style poll-watching in November 2012.


31 posted on 08/05/2011 5:47:20 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: cherry
We whitey's are not intimidated... we have lives and responsibilities we take seriously. If we even raise a pinkie, the full force of the PC media and law come down on us. Working family people do not want to risk jail and lawyer fees, their jobs, and ruining everything, even if actions are justified. Me, I believe in justice and would not sit idly by, regardless. We need to get back to hanging car thieves and the sort. These punks are cowards, and one on one, or shown the slightest resistance they run away. Eric Holder's wink and nod to the ghetto dwellers is behind this stuff. Even police are cautious about reacting, knowing they will be scrutinized up the gazoo if any yutes are injured. Time all good Americans start putting social miscreants in line: black or white.
32 posted on 08/05/2011 6:03:05 PM PDT by Shqipo (I am the unofficial originator of the Mega-Bump! Only use judiciously.)
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To: Arthur McGowan
Definitely !

AND they're surely being coordinated.

As a goodly portion of these animals wouldn't have the first idea or care how to go about voting,
you can make long odds that cash changing hands somewhere along the line.
The kind of 'campaign' money being raked in by the WhiteHut slime can buy a lotta boxers and bling.

The naivete being expressed among some in the threads on this topic is staggering/depressing/sad.

Helter Skelter, and the fuse is burning short . . .

33 posted on 08/05/2011 6:12:36 PM PDT by tomkat (1775)
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To: tbw2

Blacks feel like they have the upper hand. “Its our turn now”.
Yesterday I pulled up to a red light and there was this black mother crossing the street with her baby girl{Looked around five}.
the little girl gave me this dirty look and flipped me the middle finger. She learned that somewhere.
We have become so paralized with hate.Black and whites at each other throats. This sounds like what Obamas regime wanted all along. His own private army of thugs brainwashed to hate white people.


34 posted on 08/05/2011 6:19:45 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Jean S

So all the kids get put on restrictions because a mob of blacks won’t act right. We are racing to the lowest common denominator.


35 posted on 08/05/2011 7:21:08 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Judith Anne

Well, I decided to go to the Ozaukee Fair tonight. It was lovely. I don’t know your relatives’ children’s ages but they have activities for all ages. The little ones have their own ride section.

You buy a string of tickets and pay for your rides with tickets. There are llamas & goats. There are about 6 camels, and you can get up on one of them and have your picture taken. You can also get your picture taken with a live monkey, if you want. I think it’s $8 bucks if they take it and $4 bucks if you use your own camera.

Of course they should visit the Republican tent which is next to the Farm Bureau tent and across the aisle from the cream puff tent. The Republicans give all children free balloons and they don’t even make the kids promise to vote Republican when they grow up.

The Farm Bureau tent has the best meals and places to sit. They start out with breakfast which is served starting (I think) at 7 AM. The Fair is not open until 8, but the FB feeds all the kids that have spent the night with their animals. The public is welcome too. It is always a good breakfast (with free milk, including chocolate) and it’s cheap. They serve hamburgers, brats, and beer the rest of the day.

There are all the usual exhibits, and there is entertainment all day and night. All of the entertainment is free. I’m sure that there will be more schedules available tomorrow.

Then there is the BIG midway with bigger and scarier rides. And lots of games. And lots of animal exhibits. I only looked at the poultry and rabbits tonight. I’ll probably go back to check out the horses and cows.

And no fights.


36 posted on 08/05/2011 8:05:52 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Thanks for the great information! They decided to go north to their country place and spend the weekend, paint the bedroom up there.

The fair sounds wonderful...wish I were there.


37 posted on 08/05/2011 8:18:42 PM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

PS, their kids are grown and married. They have very young grandkids, all under 5 (I think, if I’ve kept track) but they would have enjoyed the Republican tent.


38 posted on 08/05/2011 8:21:25 PM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This whole thing makes me sad. I love the State Fair. I grew up a mile or so away and spent many days of my childhood at the fair.

My great uncle was superintendent of the fair grounds some time back in the 30s or 40s and lived in the house that became the administration building in State Fair Park before the current administration building was built in the late 80s. I never met him, but my family always had a soft spot for the fair.

Because of work, I spent time at the Waukesha County Fair this year and I’m not sure I’ll bother going to the State Fair this year. I may stick to county fairs and avoid the rabble.


39 posted on 08/05/2011 8:37:05 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Yorlik803
We have become so paralized with hate.Black and whites at each other throats.

Would you provide some recent examples of whites being at blacks' throats?

40 posted on 08/05/2011 8:57:14 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Shqipo

“These punks are cowards, and one on one, or shown the slightest resistance they run away.”

I agree. The younger blacks (yes all of you liberals visiting this site - I’m specifcally naming a racial group as responsible) only look for a hassle when there’s at least a 4 on 1 advantage in their favor.


41 posted on 08/05/2011 9:49:51 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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Well...here’s some braking news.


42 posted on 08/05/2011 11:57:57 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Jean S

I get a certain satisfaction in seeing these black folks riot. We had that same stuff happen here in 2001. Until then, younger people who were not around in 1968 (the last time the animals burned their own cages here), would not believe that their friends of color had a little secret haterism up their sleeve. Its an object lesson to our liberal youth.

You have to watch yourself around a crowd of urban black people most anywhere in the US. One minute they are smiling and sipping on a 40 and before you know it they are pulling some citizens out of their cars and giving a beatdown.

There is a reason why persons of color are 13-16 times more likely to commit a robbery where the victim is injured than their white counterparts. Repeating that statistic is racist, just like saying that most Native Americans are alcoholic.


43 posted on 08/06/2011 12:16:28 AM PDT by anton
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To: MediaMole

Well, you’ve got 2 more days to hit the FREE Ozuakee County Fair in Cedarburg. And, if you like Irish music, Theiss & O’Connor are performing under the grandstand today — around noon, or 1 pm. hey are worth the trip.


44 posted on 08/06/2011 2:58:22 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Jean S
and that perpetrators will be prosecuted -- regardless of race.

This actually needed to be said? Really??? How sad is that, and how far we've fallen.

45 posted on 08/06/2011 3:42:06 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: eaglestar

Arrests for what? Loitering? I don’t agree with that kind of deal either. But I do wonder why 30 of them were all standing in a corner. It is, however, last I checked, still a free country...of course the way the current administration is going, they’ll be ruining that too.


46 posted on 08/07/2011 11:35:23 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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