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'Wilding' youths overwhelmed deputies at state fair
The Tampa Tribune ^ | February 11, 2014 | Elaine Silvestrini

Posted on 02/11/2014 8:33:49 AM PST by 4Runner

TAMPA — An atmosphere of family fun at the Florida State Fair was trampled Friday night by a crowd of young people carrying out an annual practice known as wilding, sheriff’s investigators said.

By the end of the night, the fair closed early and one teenager among the 99 people ejected for disorderly conduct was killed — hit by a sport utility vehicle as he tried to cross Interstate 4.

Twelve people were arrested on charges including trespassing and fighting.

Now, authorities are considering possible changes in fair policy, including limiting the hours when young people are admitted free to the fair on its first Friday, “Student Day.”

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, which provides fair security, planned for the annual stampede but deputies quickly became overwhelmed as a small group of running teens swelled to hundreds of people running and pushing everyone and everything in their path, Sheriff’s Col. Jim Previtera said.

The department based its planning on last year’s lower levels of violence. Similar outbreaks have been made headlines before nationwide, including an August 2011 incident on opening day of the Wisconsin State Fair.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: racerelations; wilding
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So "wilding" is now considered an "annual practice"? Like the annual Greek Orthodox Church-sponsored diving for the cross in the Tarpon Springs bayou? The only name published in the dozens of paragraphs of this despicably politically correct article is that of the 14-year-old who tried to cross I-4 on foot and lost his life. Name? Andrew Joseph III. Yep. Them darned Amish again.....
1 posted on 02/11/2014 8:33:49 AM PST by 4Runner
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To: 4Runner
Them "young peoples" is just blowin' off steam. Give them a break. /sarc
2 posted on 02/11/2014 8:37:18 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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So "wilding" is now considered an "annual practice"?

Instead of the "Running of the Bulls" it's the "Running of the Trayvons."

3 posted on 02/11/2014 8:38:28 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: 4Runner
Was this a mass riot by black 'yutes'?

If so, the solution is simple. Deny access to the demographic that is the most likely to cause problems.

And when the race baiters and the usual suspects cry "racism", tell them, "That's 'tuff shite'. Private property. We can do what we want."

4 posted on 02/11/2014 8:38:44 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: 4Runner

‘Young people’.

What happened - ‘teenages’ or ‘youths’ doesn’t work anymore?


5 posted on 02/11/2014 8:40:07 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Deny access to the demographic that is the most likely to cause problems.

And when the race baiters and the usual suspects cry "racism", tell them, "That's 'tuff shite'. Private property. We can do what we want."

In a sane world, this would be the obvious solution. But we have long ago ceased being a sane world.

6 posted on 02/11/2014 8:41:14 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: 4Runner

Yutes lose when playing frogger ...and I don’t care.


8 posted on 02/11/2014 8:41:57 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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9 posted on 02/11/2014 8:42:54 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: 4Runner

Simply have an onsite detention area and start arresting them for the various infractions. Incarceration and fines to match the crimes. Should be enough videos around to confirm guilt...


10 posted on 02/11/2014 8:43:53 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Unfortunately, they can’t say who is causing problems as a group. We live in a politically correct world now. We are allowed to say they are teenagers or young people, but are not allowed to be more specific about which types of youth are doing this.


11 posted on 02/11/2014 8:47:15 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 4Runner

The problem of rampaging youth on the first Friday of the fair, when students are admitted free, dates back to the 1990s or earlier, Previtera said. Some years are worse than others.

Simple solution here.


12 posted on 02/11/2014 8:47:58 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: 4Runner

I did a YouTube search and it seems this is common thing at state fairs:

Iowa State Fair: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4lATZc8RX0

Wisconsin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4F8ob9nlfY


13 posted on 02/11/2014 8:47:59 AM PST by MNDude
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The department based its planning on last year’s lower levels of violence.

Sheriff's statistics for the first Fridays at the Florida State Fair

Maybe the fact that last year they ejected 56 thugs but only arrested two has something to do with the increase in thuggery this year.

Start arresting every one of the thugs and see if the level of violence doesn't drop,


14 posted on 02/11/2014 8:48:09 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: TurboZamboni
Yutes lose when playing frogger ...and I don’t care.

Yup. I do hope the SUV was well-insured, though.

15 posted on 02/11/2014 8:48:45 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: MNDude

It doesn’t happen at the Texas State Fair.


16 posted on 02/11/2014 8:49:33 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Actually, it’s state property.


17 posted on 02/11/2014 8:49:58 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: 4Runner

So normal kids would be denied free entrance.

An obvious solution is to call a spade a spade and block one particular type of kid, not all.


18 posted on 02/11/2014 8:50:54 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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So "wilding" is now considered an "annual practice"?

How long before the blacks demand WILDING be accepted as an Olympic sport?


19 posted on 02/11/2014 8:51:12 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: MNDude

When I was in CA in early 2000s, I lived about a mile from the CA State Fairgrounds. It was widely known in the area that the last night of the fair was “beat whitey night.”

Never reported in the media.


20 posted on 02/11/2014 8:51:35 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: 4Runner
A hundred LE K-9's fired up and on full leash. No matter which way they turn put a couple dozen dogs in front of them. Put them in a big "dog box" and let them run. It won't take long for them to understand they have no place to run to without there being some painful consequences.

You want to run, run. You want to stop, no keep running, and running, and running.

There won't be a problem next year.

21 posted on 02/11/2014 8:54:25 AM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: Dubh_Ghlase
Simply have an onsite detention area and start arresting them for the various infractions.

Well, it is the State Fair. I assume you could use the hog or cattle pens. We could walk by to see the exhibit.

22 posted on 02/11/2014 8:56:28 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: MNDude

Yes, because we all support the death sentence for disorderly conduct.

Sorry, if people break the law, they should be punished, but no way death is the appropriate punishment, nor will I consider it happy when a life is extinguished without good cause.


23 posted on 02/11/2014 8:57:38 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: ZULU

You’re on to something.

Instead of free, charge “students” TWICE as much.

Or collect their drivers’ license plus a $50 deposit as a condition of entry. Give it back on the way out from a shack at a parking lot exit.

Speaking of which, wouldn’t it be fun to dedicate one day as “Martin Luther King Black History Appreciation Day”, and set the entry fee at ten times the usual fee. Give away a MLK bobble head doll or something to justify the increase. That would make some liberal heads pop.


24 posted on 02/11/2014 9:00:53 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: 4Runner
Here are two sentences from the article regarding the race of the wilding youth, which are also very enlightening:
Previtera said the youths who take part in the stampede are predominantly African-American, and the sheriff’s office has worked with its partners in the community — including the NAACP — to address the problem and reach out to youngsters beforehand with a message: This behavior is dangerous and unacceptable.

That was news to Carolyn Collins, Hillsborough County NAACP president, who said she had never heard of the practice before. But Collins said she would reach out to the sheriff’s office to work together on it.

So the sheriff's office says they have been working with the NAACP, and the NAACP President says she has no idea what the Sheriff is talking about -- which sounds like she either wasn't working it, or didn't think it was a problem.
25 posted on 02/11/2014 9:02:52 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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one teenager among the 99 people ejected for disorderly conduct was killed — hit by a sport utility vehicle as he tried to cross Interstate 4.

Rogue SUV sighting......

And, per another article I read (on FR, and assuming that it was correct....), the kid was killed three hours after he was bounced from the fair. It wasn't like he was thrown out of the fair gate, and into oncoming traffic.

26 posted on 02/11/2014 9:03:25 AM PST by wbill
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Killer SUV .

Has the family lawyered up yet? Someone has to pay. /s


27 posted on 02/11/2014 9:04:01 AM PST by csvset
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Later on in the article...

Previtera said the youths who take part in the stampede are predominantly African-American

Someone obviously missed the memo to always refer these miscreants as "Teens."

29 posted on 02/11/2014 9:05:29 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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Then there was this, about the dead boy:
The sheriff’s office has been hit by questions about why it didn’t call the parents of Andrew Joseph III to let them know he had been ejected so they could pick him up.
The article mentions fights with HUNDREDS of people, deputies being attacked by hand trucks, deputies witnessing crimes but being unable to get close enough to do anything about them. And the black community seems most concerned that when a wilding kid gets thrown out, that the deputies have a responsibility to call the parents of the kids they are having to eject for committing crimes.

Maybe next year they could set up a large detainment area, and just take all the miscreants there and lock them up together, and require the parents to come pick them up.

30 posted on 02/11/2014 9:06:23 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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Previtera said the youths who take part in the stampede are predominantly African-American


31 posted on 02/11/2014 9:07:02 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Nervous Tick

They would over run the shack to steal all the deposit money.


32 posted on 02/11/2014 9:07:52 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: I want the USA back
An obvious solution is to call a spade a spade and block one particular type of kid, not all.

Apparently they did just that, at one time. MLK Jr. wrote a tear-jerking article asking how he would explain to his little daughter why she couldn't go to the amusement park. Well, incidents like this are why she couldn't go. That's the cold, hard truth of it.

33 posted on 02/11/2014 9:09:37 AM PST by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

A race war is coming.


34 posted on 02/11/2014 9:10:12 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

>> They would over run the shack to steal all the deposit money.

Sorry, I neglected to mention the platoon of shotgun-wielding good ol’ boys that would be stationed in and around the deposit shack. :-)


35 posted on 02/11/2014 9:10:29 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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Was this a mass riot by black 'yutes'?

Yep.

36 posted on 02/11/2014 9:11:10 AM PST by tbpiper
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Stupid adults who “reach out” and “share” concerns.

Their jobs, their positions as so-called leaders, depend on these thugs behaving like animals.

Sure, tell the kids beforehand there’s going to be thuggery going on that night. That’ll really make them stay home. smirk


37 posted on 02/11/2014 9:11:25 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: N. Theknow
That means in reality that they all are. And it also means that if one of them so much as gets their hair mussed, the George Zimmerman incident will seem like a walk in the park by comparison.

If you happen to be White, it is good sense [survival] to stay away from where large numbers of Blacks congregate . Because you will be in a no win situation.

38 posted on 02/11/2014 9:11:31 AM PST by sport
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To: VerySadAmerican

>> A race war is coming.

That looks like a possibility, doesn’t it?

One race is agitating for it, big-time.
One race doesn’t want it, but is preparing itself for the inevitable.

I’ll let you sort out the details as per your own observations. :-)


39 posted on 02/11/2014 9:13:16 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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Their jobs, their positions as so-called leaders, depend on these thugs behaving like animals.

Hitler used the Brownshirts for the same reason...Of course once he gained power and they were no longer useful, they were done away with.

40 posted on 02/11/2014 9:13:35 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ZULU
Yes.
Cancel the free admission day.
41 posted on 02/11/2014 9:15:19 AM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: wbill

He was entitled. He was of the protected class. He could do anything he pleased, when he pleased, and where he pleased. He decided he wanted to cross the road, he was entitled. Woe to anything, any one that tries to deny him.


42 posted on 02/11/2014 9:16:42 AM PST by sport
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He decided he wanted to cross the road, he was entitled. Woe to anything, any one that tries to deny him.

:-) The laws of physics are a harsh mistress.

43 posted on 02/11/2014 9:19:49 AM PST by wbill
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To: wbill

It seems like someone always fail to get the message, doesn’t it?


44 posted on 02/11/2014 9:22:38 AM PST by sport
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To: Dubh_Ghlase

Trip a few in the lead. Let the trampling teach the little darlings a valuable lesson. Nothing hammers home a lesson like living through the consequences of your foolish acts.


45 posted on 02/11/2014 9:23:08 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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It doesn’t happen at the Texas State Fair.

It's going to be Mexican yutes there.
47 posted on 02/11/2014 9:39:52 AM PST by Old Yeller
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An atmosphere of family fun

For a certain segment of the population running wild, attacking innocent people and causing mayhem is family fun. I bet when those "youths" got home the sit around the dinner table a laugh about it. The family is always there the defend the little assailants in court and in front of the cameras.

We aren't up against a few misguided kids or outlaw gangs. We face a hostile, alien culture right in our midst.

48 posted on 02/11/2014 9:43:14 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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My mom lives in Roanoke VA and they have had the same problem there. The gang wannabes have decided that the fair is the place to hold an annual throw down. Sad to se, but Roanoke has a sordid struggle with forced desegregation, school bussing, and a declining section of town that is going full on ghetto.


49 posted on 02/11/2014 9:49:23 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Old Yeller

You CAN carry concealed at the Texas state fair!

I highly doubt this will occur there.

Also, there is a heavy police presence.


50 posted on 02/11/2014 10:39:12 AM PST by BereanBrain
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