August 30, 2010
Racial mob violence in America's heartland?
This year's Iowa State Fair was marked by incidents of racially charged violence that culminated with "beat whitey night" on Friday, August 20. Within hours after word of the racially motivated attacks leaked out, the Des Moines police and local officials were fully engaged in a containment operation. The Des Moines Register reports that.Des Moines police investigators are unable to confirm weekend violence that occurred outside the Iowa State Fairgrounds was racially motivated, officials said today."We don't want to jump to conclusions," Lt. Joe Gonzalez said. "It is not the standpoint of the police department right now to say that it's racially motivated. We are following up and continually talking to the victims." Police Captain Randy Dawson claims that he could not confirm information filed in an official police report which said there were between 30 and 40 individuals roaming the fairgrounds proclaiming that it was "beat whitey night."...(Read Full Post)