A mob of hundreds of African-Americans, whom we should all judge by the content of their character of course, apparently thought it would be amusing to ambush firemen and police officers in Illinois:
The Associated Press
Posted Jul 06, 2010 @ 09:38 AM
Last update Jul 06, 2010 @ 07:05 PM
An unruly mob lured emergency personnel to a southwestern Illinois housing complex with reports of a blaze, a shooting and other crimes, then repeatedly attacked them with fireworks and bottle rockets, police said Tuesday.
No one was injured in the onslaughts against firefighters and police Sunday night and early Monday near a sprawling, three-block housing complex in Alton, Ill., a 30,000-resident Mississippi River city northeast of St. Louis.
The attackers apparently intended the assaults as amusement for a crowd of several hundred adults and children who had gathered at the Oakwood Housing Complex to watch, at times requiring police to fire volleys of pepper balls to control the throng, Police Chief David Hayes said.
“It defies human logic,” Hayes said, calling the outbursts “despicable” and uncivilized. “It’s the work of hoodlums that would create a ruse like that to lure in emergency services people who are paid to protect them and be at their service, then use those resources as target practice and fun” with firecrackers, bottle rockets and other fireworks all outlawed in Illinois.
I suppose that depends on your definition of “human.”