Milwaukee Mob’s Mantra of Plantation Politics: White Republicans are getting rich at the expense of black people.

The riot in Milwaukee was sparked when police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown shot Sylville K. Smith to death.  The two young men knew each other.  They were high school classmates.  One good, one bad.  One became a lawman, one became an outlaw.  One broke the law, one enforced the law.  One pulled a gun on the other, the other shot him to death.  Both African-Americans. Their city burned.

The New York Times headlined that the policeman killed an unarmed man.  That man held a gun loaded with 23 rounds, more firepower than the police officer carried.  Other news media falsely reported that a white policeman shot Smith in the back.  A black police officer shot him in the arm and in the chest.

Chaos ensued.  Six businesses were looted then torched, a police car was burned, at least four other police cars were destroyed, white people driving through the area were dragged from their cars and severely beaten because of their skin color, their cars were destroyed, several cars exploded, at least eleven police officers and four sheriff’s deputies were injured.  The Milwaukee Fire Dep’t could not stop the buildings from burning because of incoming fire (bullets) from the mob.  The dead criminal’s sister, Sherelle Smith, told the mob to burn down the white suburbs rather than their own neighborhood.  CNN falsely reported that she was calling for peace.

“It’s sad because, you know, this what happened because they not helping the black community, like you know, there is people making all this money, and they not, like you know, trying to give us none.”  

That explanation of the cause of Milwaukee’s race riot was told to reporter Katie Crowther on camera by Orlandus Jackson, a 24-year-old black resident who was sincerely trying to be helpful to the reporter.  “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity,” warned Martin Luther King, Jr.  Orlandus Jackson simply believes the big Democrat lie that white Republicans are getting rich at the expense of black people.  That is the mantra of Plantation Politics: Democrats harvesting the black vote by keeping them poor, uneducated, and totally dependent for food, shelter, and Obama phones.  Milwaukee has not elected a Republican mayor since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series: 1908.  Really!  Which would you bet will occur first: Cubs championship or Republican mayor?  Hint: the Cubs are in first place.

Black mobs have become commonplace during the Obama years.  In Milwaukee the rage burned on Saturday; smoldered on Tuesday.

Sat., 8/13/16 -- Sylville K. Smith, a black 23-year old, was killed by Dominique Heaggan-Brown, a black Milwaukee police officer, age 24, when Smith raised a loaded gun against the police officer while evading arrest.  The officer ordered him to drop the gun.  Smith did not, whereupon he was shot in the arm and in the chest.  He died soon afterward.  Smith’s gun had been stolen, and Smith had a lengthy arrest record.  The police officer who killed Smith was wearing a body camera which recorded the entire incident.

Sun., 8/14/16 -- Governor Walker called up the Wisconsin National Guard at the request of Sheriff Clarke.  The hope was that the Guard would be a deterrent to another night of arson, gunfire, and beatings.  Sunday night gunfire again erupted in the same black section of Milwaukee.  Police deployed armored vehicles to rescue a white shooting victim near death with a bullet in his neck.  The Wisconsin National Guard was nearby and ready, but has not been deployed by Governor Walker.

Mon., 8/15/16, early hours -- police declared the “protest” an unlawful assembly.  Heavy gunfire continued throughout the area.  Monday afternoon announcement: curfew to be imposed at 10 P.M. Monday for all in the black neighborhood, and for teens throughout the city.

Tue., 8/16/16, early hours -- curfew enforced, sporadic gunfire, then relative calm.  Heavy rainfall predicted.  Another mob flare up is not expected.

This Milwaukee neighborhood is in shambles, but the rage has cooled.  Milwaukee has always been a fun place to visit: plenty of beer, sausage, cheese, and Brewers baseball.  When the hatred subsides, the fun will return.

Michael J. Fahy is an Attorney at Law in Chicago

The riot in Milwaukee was sparked when police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown shot Sylville K. Smith to death.  The two young men knew each other.  They were high school classmates.  One good, one bad.  One became a lawman, one became an outlaw.  One broke the law, one enforced the law.  One pulled a gun on the other, the other shot him to death.  Both African-Americans. Their city burned.

The New York Times headlined that the policeman killed an unarmed man.  That man held a gun loaded with 23 rounds, more firepower than the police officer carried.  Other news media falsely reported that a white policeman shot Smith in the back.  A black police officer shot him in the arm and in the chest.

Chaos ensued.  Six businesses were looted then torched, a police car was burned, at least four other police cars were destroyed, white people driving through the area were dragged from their cars and severely beaten because of their skin color, their cars were destroyed, several cars exploded, at least eleven police officers and four sheriff’s deputies were injured.  The Milwaukee Fire Dep’t could not stop the buildings from burning because of incoming fire (bullets) from the mob.  The dead criminal’s sister, Sherelle Smith, told the mob to burn down the white suburbs rather than their own neighborhood.  CNN falsely reported that she was calling for peace.

“It’s sad because, you know, this what happened because they not helping the black community, like you know, there is people making all this money, and they not, like you know, trying to give us none.”  

That explanation of the cause of Milwaukee’s race riot was told to reporter Katie Crowther on camera by Orlandus Jackson, a 24-year-old black resident who was sincerely trying to be helpful to the reporter.  “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity,” warned Martin Luther King, Jr.  Orlandus Jackson simply believes the big Democrat lie that white Republicans are getting rich at the expense of black people.  That is the mantra of Plantation Politics: Democrats harvesting the black vote by keeping them poor, uneducated, and totally dependent for food, shelter, and Obama phones.  Milwaukee has not elected a Republican mayor since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series: 1908.  Really!  Which would you bet will occur first: Cubs championship or Republican mayor?  Hint: the Cubs are in first place.

Black mobs have become commonplace during the Obama years.  In Milwaukee the rage burned on Saturday; smoldered on Tuesday.

Sat., 8/13/16 -- Sylville K. Smith, a black 23-year old, was killed by Dominique Heaggan-Brown, a black Milwaukee police officer, age 24, when Smith raised a loaded gun against the police officer while evading arrest.  The officer ordered him to drop the gun.  Smith did not, whereupon he was shot in the arm and in the chest.  He died soon afterward.  Smith’s gun had been stolen, and Smith had a lengthy arrest record.  The police officer who killed Smith was wearing a body camera which recorded the entire incident.

Sun., 8/14/16 -- Governor Walker called up the Wisconsin National Guard at the request of Sheriff Clarke.  The hope was that the Guard would be a deterrent to another night of arson, gunfire, and beatings.  Sunday night gunfire again erupted in the same black section of Milwaukee.  Police deployed armored vehicles to rescue a white shooting victim near death with a bullet in his neck.  The Wisconsin National Guard was nearby and ready, but has not been deployed by Governor Walker.

Mon., 8/15/16, early hours -- police declared the “protest” an unlawful assembly.  Heavy gunfire continued throughout the area.  Monday afternoon announcement: curfew to be imposed at 10 P.M. Monday for all in the black neighborhood, and for teens throughout the city.

Tue., 8/16/16, early hours -- curfew enforced, sporadic gunfire, then relative calm.  Heavy rainfall predicted.  Another mob flare up is not expected.

This Milwaukee neighborhood is in shambles, but the rage has cooled.  Milwaukee has always been a fun place to visit: plenty of beer, sausage, cheese, and Brewers baseball.  When the hatred subsides, the fun will return.

Michael J. Fahy is an Attorney at Law in Chicago