We've seen these euphemistically labeled "flash mobs" in Chicago, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Montgomery County Maryland. These jurisdictions are generally considered less accommodating of citizen self protection using handguns.
I haven't seen any reports of violent mobs in Kentucky.
By the way, it's not me describing these things as racially motivated. One of the attackers at the Wisconsin State Fair is being charged with a hate crime.
Of course the riots in England were perpetrated against a population that has been completely disarmed.
And the police just stood around for the first couple days. Read up on the current state of policing in England, it's an eye-opener. Retired prison physician Theodore Dalrymple (Anthony Daniels) has been writing on the subject for 20 years and is probably as good a place to start as any.
Some of the English self-defense cases are just plain ridiculous, Here's one from last year via the Telegraph:
Myleene Klass, the broadcaster and model, brandished a knife at youths who broke into her garden – but has been warned by police that she may have acted illegally.
Miss Klass, a model for Marks & Spencer and a former singer with the pop group Hear'Say, was in her kitchen in the early hours of Friday when she saw two teenagers behaving suspiciously in her garden.The youths approached the kitchen window, before attempting to break into her garden shed, prompting Miss Klass to wave a kitchen knife to scare them away.
Miss Klass, 31, who was alone in her house in Potters Bar, Herts, with her two-year-old daughter, Ava, called the police. When they arrived at her house they informed her that she should not have used a knife to scare off the youths because carrying an "offensive weapon" – even in her own home – was illegal....So I'm curious, any reports of mob attacks in Alaska?
And if so, did any of the criminals survive?