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Law Enforcement Frustrated With Growing Number Of Flash Mob Crimes In Md.
CBS Baltimore ^ | July 26, 2012 | Derek Valcourt

Posted on 08/02/2012 9:20:47 AM PDT by kevcol

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When store employees in the red shirts realize what’s happening, they block the doors to stop the young thieves from leaving.

But the kids physically struggle to get out and even appear to hit the store manager who then swings back. After the brief altercation, many kids dash out the door.
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After reviewing the surveillance video, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office opted not to pursue criminal charges in the case saying not every conflict warrants them.
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A bill to toughen the punishments for this kind of crime failed to pass in Maryland’s last legislative session. Del. Jeff Waldstreicher of Montgomery County says he plans to reintroduce the bill again in the next session.

Police say some of the kids seen in the surveillance video at the Light Street 7-Eleven were students in school uniforms from Merganthaler Vocational-Technical High School in Northeast Baltimore.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimore.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 2012; baltimore; blackcrime; blackviolence; bluezones; democratplantation; democrats; flashmob; holderspeople; lefties; looters; teens; urban
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So the B'more City Attorney's office considers a mob of black teenagers robbing a convenience store to be "a conflict", and not a crime?

...and the MD General Assembly does not feel that tougher punishments to address this growing criminal activity is warrented?

At least they find the time to raise taxes high enough to create an exodus of business owners and citizens to neighboring Virginia, while the mayor of B'more has set a goal to recruit 10,000 illegal alien families to the city.

1 posted on 08/02/2012 9:20:56 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

They need to arrest anyone in groups of 4 or more.


2 posted on 08/02/2012 9:24:16 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: kevcol

Nothing extraordinary here, unfortunately.


3 posted on 08/02/2012 9:25:07 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: kevcol

Gee, wonder what’s going on?! It’s a liberal paradice in Maryland! A frien of mine was in Eastport (near Annapolis) an area that’s considered absolute commie utopia. He has a “1/2013, End of an Error) sticker on his car. Two tires slashed by the tolerant, diverse people of MD.

They deserve flash mobs. They should be thrilled! This is what they wanted. If someone doesn’t have what they want...take it!


4 posted on 08/02/2012 9:25:15 AM PDT by albie
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To: kevcol

Baltimore, MD-The Toilet that gave “Birth” to “Nasty” Nancy Perosi(D’Alesandro).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Pelosi
The Apple didn’t fall FAR from THIS tree:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_D%27Alesandro,_Jr.


5 posted on 08/02/2012 9:25:34 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: kevcol; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

... for your consideration.


6 posted on 08/02/2012 9:30:02 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: kevcol

It is just the Kenyan’s Kids doing what they know is right- redistributing income.


7 posted on 08/02/2012 9:32:19 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: kevcol
After reviewing the surveillance video, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office opted not to pursue criminal charges in the case saying not every conflict warrants them.

DE may be tax free but MD is plain ol FREE FREE!

I wonder how long it will take before the "tolerance" of local business wears thin

8 posted on 08/02/2012 9:34:13 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: kevcol

Arm and train the clerks. If the police will not punish then the staff must defend or the business will not be able to continue.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 9:34:13 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: albie
The recent ‘Occupy’ movement with its shadowy organizational origins and even more ambiguous sources of funding are another harbinger of social unrest to come. Merely another situation under-reported and misrepresented by a media strangely uninterested in the whole story, but the sentiment of those participating is easy enough to discern: "Capitalism has taught us that no one is ever going to give us anything," said OSC spokesperson Mark Paschal. "You have to take it.'' His comments (and all that they imply) and many, many others like it have an old familiar ring:

"We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions."
This is almost word-for-word what is coming from the mouths of the OWS crowd, and you would find few among them who would disagree with it. In fact, you would find few among our intelligentsia, our artists, our journalists, even our preachers and pastors who would find fault with any of it. But it’s old news, as the quote comes from a speech made in May 1, 1927 by one of the true nemeses and monsters of the last century, one Adolf Hitler.

Ah, the pedigree of ideas...

10 posted on 08/02/2012 9:34:43 AM PDT by Noumenon (I will not pay the Obama jizya.)
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To: kevcol

Do RICO laws apply? Sounds like organized crime to me!


11 posted on 08/02/2012 9:35:43 AM PDT by Ivan Aflich
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To: kevcol
...and the MD General Assembly does not feel that tougher punishments to address this growing criminal activity is warrented?

"Tougher punishments" are only useful to The Police State for further subjugating law-abiding peasants.

The Baltimore DA could find dozens of charges to file against these yutes in order to get them to plead.

There are already laws against robbery.

12 posted on 08/02/2012 9:38:26 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: kevcol

Sooner or later Holder’s people are going to “flash rob” a store where the owner is going to unload a shotgun in their faces. It might spark a SHTF moment in the inner cities of this country.


13 posted on 08/02/2012 9:39:58 AM PDT by CollegeRepublican
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To: kevcol

Getcher FREE obamaphones here!

http://obamaphone.net/

Can’t start a Flash Mob or Flash Snatch without ‘em!


14 posted on 08/02/2012 9:43:13 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: kevcol
So the B'more City Attorney's office considers a mob of black teenagers robbing a convenience store to be "a conflict", and not a crime?

Nothing new, in the ultra leftist SF Bay Area crime statistics have been falling because progressive mayors have ordered police chiefs to have officers lower the level of of the seriousness of the crime on police reports, on pain of firing. Police chiefs serve at the pleasure of the mayor, and will pass the firing on down the line by performance reports before they go.

Thus the progressive mayors and DA's can fulfill their political promise of lowering the crime rate without actually arresting or prosecuting any of their voting block. It's the California criminal protection plan, and it works fine.

15 posted on 08/02/2012 9:46:45 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: kevcol
And mobs of teens have looted several stores like the one in Montgomery County, stealing hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise.

Most upsetting to MoCo officials is the loss of tax revenue from the plastic bags, no doubt.

16 posted on 08/02/2012 9:46:47 AM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: kevcol

Only one way retail business will survive in those conditions: place all merchandise in secure inventory. No floor displays or samples. You want something? Point to the picture of what you want. Pay for it. Move on.


17 posted on 08/02/2012 9:51:22 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: workerbee
Most upsetting to MoCo officials is the loss of tax revenue from the plastic bags, no doubt.

Likely,... I know in California the retailer must pay the sales tax on stolen merchandise, CA government NEVER loses out, suspect same in MD.

18 posted on 08/02/2012 9:51:47 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: kevcol

Bump


19 posted on 08/02/2012 9:52:31 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: PowderMonkey
Point to the picture of what you want.

That's raaaacist!!!

20 posted on 08/02/2012 9:56:45 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: stuartcr

Well they’re Amish after all. You can’t just arrest them. :)


21 posted on 08/02/2012 10:05:44 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Just making sure no child is left behind...


22 posted on 08/02/2012 10:06:06 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: kevcol
Since government cannot or will not act to suppress this type of crime might I suggest that people consider Vigilance Committees.
23 posted on 08/02/2012 10:12:25 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: kevcol

A small can of pepper spray would go a long ways in this type of situation.


24 posted on 08/02/2012 10:12:25 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: kevcol

“After reviewing the surveillance video, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office opted not to pursue criminal charges in the case saying not every conflict warrants them.”

I think I see half the problem here. The other half, family instilled values, is beyond any cure in this generation and likely the generation to come.


25 posted on 08/02/2012 10:14:46 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Navy Patriot
I know in California the retailer must pay the sales tax on stolen merchandise

The writer at the link below disagrees. I always expect the worst from CA government & am rarely disappointed. But in this case, have you got anything that can verify what you said?

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/pay-sales-tax-lost-stolen-inventory-24631.html

26 posted on 08/02/2012 10:16:46 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: stuartcr
So..my family would be arrested.
27 posted on 08/02/2012 10:27:59 AM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: kevcol

Flash mobs have become the new form of rioting — call it “cold rioting” as distinguished from “hot rioting” (a la Rodney King).

Considering from whom this behavior emanates, it’s not unusual. What’s interesting is that it took them so long to think of it — guess we have the internet and social networking to thank for that. Apparently this is a dark side of social networking that no one could have foreseen.

As I said above, not-unexpected behavior. But what IS dismaying is the response of those who are charged to uphold the law:
“After reviewing the surveillance video, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office opted not to pursue criminal charges in the case saying not every conflict warrants them.”

What they are REALLY saying is that if you’re not of the flashmobbin’ persuasion, you have but two options as a victim:
- take it, or...
- leave.

Perhaps there is the “third option” of fighting back or even vigilantism, but those same folks in the district attorney’s office who would do nothing to prosecute the vermin in these escapades would throw every ounce of the law against anyone who dared fight back.

I sense that many Euro-Americans are just goin’ to be “leavin’ it behind”.
Not many flash mobs goin’ on where there are no concentrations of “flashmobbin’ Amish”...


28 posted on 08/02/2012 10:36:10 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Ivan Aflich

Do RICO laws apply? Sounds like organized crime to me!


Any prosecutor who wanted could prosecute flash mobs as “conspiracy” (a felony) in addition to all the other crimes involved. They’d be smart to limit it to anyone who spread the word in social media, but could get everyone who responded to the plan.


29 posted on 08/02/2012 10:38:45 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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They need to arrest anyone in groups of 4 or more.

Only if they're meeting for prayer at somebody's house.

Maryland "Freak State" PING!

30 posted on 08/02/2012 10:48:56 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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Maryland hides it's true crime statistics. They need the revenue generated by tourists visiting the Inner Harbor where thugs rob and run rampant every night. As it is, people aren't going to the Inner Harbor or staying in the hotels. Loss of revenue. Thugs also use the Light Rail to hit the malls in droves in Baltimore County. Tihieves unite ! Hence, many shoppers don't go to the malls. More lost revenue. Raise taxes like it's a Progressive Christmas. Flush tax ? So the smart one's move to Virginia but most likely carry the practice with them. Watch Virginia decline. One of the funniest laws in Maryland : You may not curse inside the city limits.
31 posted on 08/02/2012 11:12:01 AM PDT by imemyself
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To: arthurus

Shoot & kill the rioters and looters; it’ll stop real fast.


32 posted on 08/02/2012 11:28:28 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [CADAVER-NV] has a goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Manic_Episode

So would an autoloader 12ga w/ 00 buck or slugs.


33 posted on 08/02/2012 11:32:34 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [CADAVER-NV] has a goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: kevcol
Flash Mob?

Tsk, Tsk... dear kevcol...

Those are just Missionaries from the Reverend Wright's Black Liberation Theology Church?

34 posted on 08/02/2012 12:33:53 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: N. Theknow
Maryland, THE Freak State, needs to be shunned. Starve the Beast. There are many beasts in Maryland. These feral parasites must be stopped.
35 posted on 08/02/2012 12:39:00 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: kevcol

Logical consequence of years of liberal policies.


36 posted on 08/02/2012 1:08:45 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: Osage Orange

Sorry, no exceptions without proper ID...


37 posted on 08/02/2012 1:18:23 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: ChildOfThe60s
From Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sales_tax): "In California, sales taxes are made up of various state, county and city taxes. The state tax is "imposed upon all retailers" for the "privilege of selling tangible personal property at retail." [22] Strictly speaking, only the retailer is responsible for the payment of the tax; when a retailer adds this tax to the purchase price, the consumer is merely reimbursing the retailer by contractual agreement."

The trick used is in enforcement, the state compares sales to received merchandise minus inventory, and simply claims the merchant owes $X in taxes on unreported cash sales, and bills the merchant accordingly. They will collect unless the merchant appears at audit with their tax lawyer and has complete records proving the theft took place.

At best, the merchant pays whopping legal fees. With any discrepancy in records, he pays the tax, penalties, fines and interest as well.

Tell me you didn't expect the DemoRat California State government to be honest, ethical or fair,.... please!

38 posted on 08/02/2012 1:35:34 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Manic_Episode

“A small can of pepper spray would go a long ways in this type of situation.”

With bright yellow idelible dye to aid police.


39 posted on 08/02/2012 2:01:59 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: kevcol

Lock them in from an enclosed, protected space where the staff can gather until the cops come and round them up.

Also there should be SERIOUS time for racial intimidation and rioting. It is a worse crime than singleton theft.


40 posted on 08/02/2012 3:28:32 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: arthurus
"Arm and train the clerks. If the police will not punish then the staff must defend or the business will not be able to continue."

The possibility of death, to the average person, is deterrent. Not to most of these kids.

Beside that they will, in all probability, have guns of their own and start blazing away. If they "lose" round one with you, they will regroup and hit you again, this time with more gusto.

I agree with your statement but for these situations (flash mobs) I don't think it practical.

The Kenyan must go.

41 posted on 08/02/2012 8:01:52 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: kevcol

“After reviewing the surveillance video, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office opted not to pursue criminal charges in the case saying not every conflict warrants them.”

And there you go.

That’s shows how weak our “justice” system is. They don’t even try to hunt them down as deserved.

This is basically the same cop-out as “we can’t track down and deport 14 million undocumented workers!”

What a screwy bastardly bunch we’ve become.


42 posted on 08/02/2012 9:14:03 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: ex91B10

Cowardly response.


43 posted on 08/02/2012 9:34:11 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: Eaker
No, realistic. Suppose you explain how you think these situations would evolve that one or two armed clerks would not wind up dead dealing with a gang of 30 to 40 .

The Kenyan must go.

44 posted on 08/03/2012 3:19:51 AM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: ex91B10

I can’t explain courage of conviction to you.

You have it or you don’t.

You don’t.


45 posted on 08/03/2012 4:38:44 AM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: NativeSon
DE may be tax free but MD is plain ol FREE FREE!

So that's why Maryland is nicknamed the "Free State"

46 posted on 08/03/2012 4:39:28 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Near term Obamacare 'Unit")
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To: Road Glide
Flash mobs have become the new form of rioting — call it “cold rioting” as distinguished from “hot rioting” (a la Rodney King).

Sure, they can only loot it once if they burn it down.

47 posted on 08/03/2012 4:45:10 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: ex91B10

Recent videos of two and five armed bros invading an internet cafe and a hock shop. Clerk whips out handgun and fires back. In neither incident was one of the miscreants killed. In neither incident did they fire back. In both they stumbled all over each other trying to get out the door. They are doing these things for some easy money or for some fun with a little loot thrown in. They are not interested in dying for these things .Arguably, in both cases had they hoods shot back they could have killed the defenders handily but they panicked instead. They are not ideological revolutionaries or bent on some sort of tribal revenge that would render their own lives worth the accomplishment of their missions.


48 posted on 08/03/2012 8:55:21 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: kevcol

Maybe they should quit giving them cellphones.


49 posted on 08/03/2012 8:58:49 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: arthurus
Point taken.

The Kenyan must go.

50 posted on 08/03/2012 3:27:58 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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