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'Flash Mob' of 100 teens Storm Center City Macy's
"Philly 57" CBS News ^ | 2/17/2010 | unnamed reporter

Posted on 02/17/2010 6:33:12 AM PST by Jack Black

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Click to enlarge1 of 1 Photo of an apparent "flash mob" involving approximately 100 teens causing chaos inside the Center City Macy's store. CBS

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The entire ordeal began when approximately 100 teens engaged in a gigantic snowball fight outside Philadelphia's City Hall Tuesday evening.

Shortly afterwards, the unruly mob then rolled into the Macy's Department Store located in the 1300 block of Market Street.

Once inside, customers told Eyewitness News total chaos ensued.

"A couple kids were shoving and pushing and people started throwing shoes at each other. Someone threw a sign over someone's head," Eyewitness Brianne Bee said.

Customers inside the store said the incident lasted between five to 10 minutes.

A 16-year-old girl was arrested for allegedly kicking a 15-year-old boy in the face as other teens held him down outside the store. The 15-year-old is listed in stable condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Similar to the "flash mobs" near South Street in June 2009, investigators believe Tuesday's brawl might have been organized on the internet.

According to investigators, many of the teens involved in the incident attend Simon Gratz High School.

All of the teens are facing charges of disorderly conduct, while some are facing assault charges.

No innocent bystanders were injured. The incident remains under police investigation.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs3.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: flash; mob; wilding
Winter wilding. Now that's new. Usually these things happen in the warmer months.
1 posted on 02/17/2010 6:33:12 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Jack Black
Photos for security cameras, apparently:

Here is the shot from the front page of the Simon Gratz High School Home Page. They were football champions in their division this year.


2 posted on 02/17/2010 6:37:19 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Jack Black

In Post-Moral America this counts as “good clean fun”


3 posted on 02/17/2010 6:38:18 AM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: Jack Black

These kids’ parents voted for Hussein.


4 posted on 02/17/2010 6:39:27 AM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Jack Black
Those wacky teens. When they get home, mom can give them a good talking to, over some Oscar Mayer® All Beef Wieners.

Oh, this is Philly. That'd be Dietz and Watson® Franks.

5 posted on 02/17/2010 6:41:00 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Jack Black

Not a flash mob, a riot.

The kicking in the head deal means this is an urban crime.


6 posted on 02/17/2010 6:42:31 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Steely Tom

I bet their dad will give them a stern lecture.


7 posted on 02/17/2010 6:43:05 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Jack Black

Future Cryps , Bloods and section 8 recipients. Few will live to see 50.


8 posted on 02/17/2010 6:43:25 AM PST by albie
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To: Jack Black

One day,very soon in the future, a ‘flash mob’ will cause chaos on the wrong people(armed merchants) and all hell will brake loose(Racism charges,NAACP marches and riots).

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.


9 posted on 02/17/2010 6:43:42 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Jack Black
In Japan Flash mobs are more in the vain of harmless pranks. The most aggressive one I have seen was a crowd of 50 or more people running up to a guy hoisting him up on their shoulders bouncing him around a bit then putting him gently on the ground and running away.

It was funny to watch but I am sure the guy was frightened for his life at first and then totally confused when the mob dispersed!

10 posted on 02/17/2010 6:43:47 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: AppyPappy
I bet their dad will give them a stern lecture.

I'm sure he will, just as soon as he gets home from work.

11 posted on 02/17/2010 6:45:07 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Jack Black
For some young people this may be "fun", but make no mistake, this can be a tactic used by people who want to cause serious damage.

Just imagine a flash mob event where 500 teens decided to run up the stairs inside the World Trade center on the morning of 9/11. What a hoot that would have been, huh?

The organizers of such a flash mob could be Muslim, but the participants could be stupid Manhattan teens looking for a good time.

12 posted on 02/17/2010 6:45:08 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I was born in America, but now I live in Declinistan.)
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To: AppyPappy
I bet their dad will give them a stern lecture.

From prison.

After they go on Maury to determine who he is.

13 posted on 02/17/2010 6:47:16 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Jack Black

Is the only white person in that picture the coach of that black school?


14 posted on 02/17/2010 6:47:42 AM PST by seemoAR
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To: seemoAR

Yeah the White Shadow


15 posted on 02/17/2010 6:50:53 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Jack Black

It’s all fun until someone shoots some of these scumbags.


16 posted on 02/17/2010 6:51:45 AM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Yeah it could be abused but also it can really be a good bit of fun:

This is one of the better ones I have seen: Antwerp Flash Mob

This one is very elaborate with lots of folks shooting the action and they had to get someone at the station to broadcast the music.

17 posted on 02/17/2010 6:53:31 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

I kind of enjoyed reading a while back about a flash mob at an urban Best Buy where dozens of people turned up in blue knit shirts and khakis and stood at the ends of the aisles as though they were employees. No logos, no claim to be employees, no asking other customers if they needed help, just standing around.


18 posted on 02/17/2010 6:58:52 AM PST by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I guess I am surprised that there was not looting and vandalism involved, as well as the fighting.


19 posted on 02/17/2010 7:01:18 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: AppyPappy
"I bet their dad will give them a stern lecture."

Undoubtedly.

When he settles into the armchair after work with his WSJ and pipe, the children will get a stern lecture about civic responsibility they won't soon forget!

20 posted on 02/17/2010 7:03:54 AM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


21 posted on 02/17/2010 7:03:57 AM PST by windcliff
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To: Sloth

Which goes to show the difference in the hearts and minds of different young people. For some, “fun” is causing people a moment of surrealism, confusion, and/or bemusement for onlookers. For others, “fun” is injury, aggression, damage, and fear in all those around them. Truly, we are “Two Americas”. Somehow, the Left finds them to be equivalent.


22 posted on 02/17/2010 7:08:26 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: NEMDF
I guess I am surprised that there was not looting and vandalism involved, as well as the fighting.

Riiiiight.

23 posted on 02/17/2010 7:21:09 AM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN.....................a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: Sloth

You mean this one by ImprovEverywhere?
http://improveverywhere.com/2006/04/23/best-buy/


24 posted on 02/17/2010 7:24:18 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Black
Demonstrating the fragility of civilization.

Blacks wonder why businesses won't build in the Black community. (They know the truth)

25 posted on 02/17/2010 7:47:05 AM PST by blam
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To: Jack Black

Clean up on aisles one through 25!


26 posted on 02/17/2010 7:55:45 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Black

‘Flash Mob’ of 100 teens Storm Center City Macy’s

Title Correction:
Large group of Obama Supporters riot inside Macy’s store while simultaniously redistributing the wealth. Caus evabody need nu shuz.


27 posted on 02/17/2010 10:09:10 AM PST by cquiggy
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To: Jack Black

One white guy in that whole picture. Let me guess he doesn’t even go there but he’s the coach? I wonder why the story doesn’t mention that the teens were predominantly (read 99%) black?


28 posted on 02/17/2010 12:23:13 PM PST by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: Jack Black
Comment from the site:
Blahblah says: I see the PC stormtroopers have found this thread... comments deleted left and right. Let's all pretend this bit of thuggery doesn't have socioethnic undertones, and we can feel better about ourselves..." This is typical liberal netherworld speak. It is also the reason these thugs are running the streets of philly. You can't "pretend" these bottom feeders don't exist. They need a heavy hand to surpress them and protect the producing portion of society.
(I think this second guy is wrong in his criticism of the first, but really they both understand.)

ML/NJ

29 posted on 02/17/2010 1:26:46 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: bgill

>>These kids’ parents voted for Hussein.<<

Almost guaranteed. And yeah, I say that because of their race. For those that did NOT vote for o, it was seldom about race. For those who DID vote for o, race was a major factor.


30 posted on 02/17/2010 1:26:48 PM PST by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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