You head out
in the minivan for a fun-filled day with the family at your local
mall or the fair. The next thing you know all hell breaks loose
and hundreds of individuals are attacking shop keepers, stealing,
and violently attacking patrons.
as is typically the case during such incidents, are nowhere to be
found until its too late.
This is exactly
what happened in Milwaukee at the Wisconsin State Fair when hundreds
of individuals attacked patrons and passersby:
accounts claim everything from dozens to hundreds of young black
people beating white people as they left State Fair Thursday night.
have not given official estimates of the number of people involved
in the attacks.
looked like they were just going after white guys, white people,
said Norb Roffers of Wind Lake in an interview with Newsradio
620 WTMJ. He left the State Fair Entrance near the corner of South
84th Street and West Schlinger Avenue in West Allis.
were attacking everybody for no reason whatsoever.
was 100% racial, claimed Eric, an Iraq war veteran from
St. Francis who says young people beat on his car.
a black couple on my right side, and these black kids were running
in between all the cars, and they were pounding on my doors and
trying to open up doors on my car, and they didnt do one
thing to this black couple that was in this car next to us. They
just kept walking right past their car. They were looking in everybodys
windshield as they were running by, seeing who was white and who
was black. Guarantee it.
Eric, a war
veteran, said that the scene he saw Thursday outside State Fair
compares to what he saw in combat.
rated right up there with it. When I saw the amount of kids coming
down the road, all I kept thinking was, Theres not
enough cops to handle this. Theres no way. It would
have taken the National Guard to control the number of kids that
were coming off the road. They were knocking people off their
who asked to remain anonymous, said, it was like a scene
you needed the National Guard to control.
year Tess Pennington wrote Teenage
Mobs: A Rising Epidemic, in which she discussed mob mentality
and future trends. Within a week flash mobs became front page news
as loosely tied large groups of individuals coordinating via text
messages and social networks began robbing pharmacies, convenience
stores, jewelry stores, and other businesses. As the success of
these types of mob attacks becomes more apparent to
teens, gangs, and would-be criminals, Pennington says that their
frequency is likely to increase:
It is a fact
that when peoples basic needs are not met, they will act
out. Therefore, it is only a matter of time before these senseless
acts of violence will not be limited to only misguided youth,
but reach out to others who feel they need to take their own desperation
into their hands. Due to the recent increase in unemployment,
and an under stimulated economy there will be an increase in crime,
and violent mob attacks are sure to increase, as well.
For the time
being these attacks seem to be limited to teenagers, but it wont
be long before we see professional criminal organizations begin
to use them to coordinate higher-end robberies or even vendettas
against others. As was pointed out in the afforementioned article,
researchers suggest that it takes only 5% of a group to influence
the actions of the other 95%. When the call goes out, the mob will
act without even knowing why they just will.
This is exactly
what happened in Wisconsin when they began vandalizing fair storefronts
and robbing them, eventually turning their attention to patrons.
In this case it is reported that the majority of the mob was black
individuals, and the targets became white people.
is going to expand across the country, and thus, we must start taking
even more precautions when out in public, especially at large events.
the extreme violence displayed in Wisconsin and in past cases, we
cautiously advise our readers to consider arming themselves (and
learning lethal self defense techniques). While the laws in each
state are different, if you feel your life or the lives of your
loved ones are threatened you may be justified in using extreme
force. Though most of these flash mobs are made up of teens, they
are nonetheless dangerous and a threat to the lives and well being
may argue that a mob cannot be stopped, consider that it may be
made up of tens or hundreds of individuals, but not many of them
know each other. And even if they do, we are hard pressed to believe
that they have any loyalty to each other if bullets start flying.
A warning shot may be enough. If not, theres always the other
sixteen rounds in the magazine.