Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Genius mayor explains why 2,000 teens rioted at Kentucky mall
DAILYKENN.com -- Ignoring the 600-pound gorilla in the room, the mayor of St. Matthews, Ky. says he knows why 2,000 "teens" ran riot through a shopping mall in his community.
Mayor Rick Tonini says social media and boredom are to blame, according to wdrb.com.
The mayhem began about 7 pm Saturday evening and continued for about one hour.
Local media failed to profile the teen rioters by race, but did profile them by age group. Most media also refused to publish photos or videos of the rioters, though such are accessible via the Internet. (see video below.)
Although reports say the teens were pounding each other, the mayor said they were just being noisy. The mayor was explaining why violent "teens" were not arrested. We suspect the mayor and police department feared being labeled "racist" if hundreds of black teens were arrested, causing us to wonder if the motto, To protect and the serve, applies to police in St. Matthews. Chances are a white person is more likely to be arrested for speeding than a black for rioting in St. Matthews.
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