Crowd attacks, kills man at Juneteenth festivalFrom Drudge:
Man was passenger riding in vehicle that hit child during Texas observance
AUSTIN, Texas - An angry crowd beat a man to death after a vehicle he was riding in struck and injured a young girl, police said Wednesday.
Police believe 2,000 to 3,000 people were in the area for a Juneteenth celebration when the attack occurred Tuesday night.
The driver had stopped to check on the little girl at the entrance to an apartment complex when a group of men attacked him, authorities said. The passenger, David Rivas Morales, 40, got out to try to help the driver, but the crowd turned on him, said police Commander Harold Piatt.
Morales was beaten to death by as many as 20 men and left lying in a parking lot, Piatt said. A preliminary autopsy listed blunt force trauma as the cause of death.
Police Release More Detail About Juneteenth ViolenceHell, the bravest thing I've apparently done lately was drive to Denver without a battle rifle in the car...or a gun of any sort, since I was Participating in the Legislative Process. I even wore a dark suit, white cotton shirt and dreadfully trendy tie, which caused Col. Brown to nearly swoon..."I wish everyone could see this!" he said as we feretted out the House hearing rooms. I'm only thankful that there were no cameras, or else I'd be out buying raw footage from reporters. I was reduced to carrying my Ken Onion rainbow-anodized folder, since I thought that matched the tie. Miracle I survived.
Milwaukee Police say a 33-year-old man has a broken tooth and cuts all over his face after a group of teenagers pulled him from his car and beat him following Milwaukee's Juneteenth celebration.
It happened after the festival ended in the 3000 block of north 1st Street which is a short distance from the actual festival. Police say hundreds of teenagers started kicking the man's car. Today's TMJ 4 video from the scene shows the teenagers damaging at least several cars.
I think next week on podcast we're going to talk about rifles for the car...