Several Questioned in Milwaukee Driver's Beating
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Police said he was pulled from the car, and witnesses said they saw some attackers climb on cars and jump on the victim's head.
Britney King said she and her two sisters saw the attackers doing flips and cartwheels from cars onto the man.
"It looked like they were having a block party," she said.
Several mob beatings have taken place in Milwaukee's inner city in recent years. In 2002, more than a dozen people, mostly boys, chased a man through the streets and beat him to death with shovel handles, rakes and tree limbs.
A man with schizophrenia died after being beaten and robbed by a group in 2004. Six teens were charged; one was convicted, charges against four were dropped and one is awaiting trial.
Four days after that attack, a 14-year-old boy was kicked, punched and hit on the head with a piece of lumber after he exchanged words with a girl. He was in a coma for two weeks. Also that summer, four brothers were beaten by a group armed with bats, bottles, sticks and socks stuffed with canned food.