Mayor Barrett is in bad shape. You can read the story here, but what I was able to learn from behind the scenes was that the beating he received in West Allis was severe.
The mayor has broken bones in his right hand, missing teeth and a hell of a laceration to the head. I was told that the Mayor opted not to go with security because he was "only going to the fair," and that while he was brave to call in the attack he witnessed, he should have done it from the safety of his car.
I wish the Mayor's security detail would have been present. He would be fine and lead pipe boy would be dead.
The attacker has been apprehended on the North side of Milwaukee. His baby's momma has identified him as a "bipolar Native American who was off his meds."
Our prayers are with the Mayor and his family who witnessed the violent attack.