Skip to comments.Flash Mob Mayhem: Violent Groups Of Teens Leave NYC Businesses In Ruins
Posted on 02/05/2013 8:06:40 AM PST by TADSLOS
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) Violent, thieving mobs have been making headlines across the country for the past few years, and now they have hit New York City.
And Maurice Dubois reported in this CBS 2 investigation, the teen mobs have left neighborhoods worried as businesses take matters into their own hands.
Judson Bennett, 78, recently ran into a violent group of teens often described with the once-benign term flash mob as he made his daily trip to buy a newspaper at his favorite news team.
Im approaching the newsstand, and then suddenly there is a tremendous force behind me, Bennett said.
Bennett ended up with a broken arm.
I was taken completely by surprise, he said.
In New York and across the country, the mobs of kids 20, 30, 40 or more appear out of nowhere and suddenly charge a newsstand or convenience store.
They ransack, steal and wreak havoc with no consideration for customers, such as Bennett, who get in their way.
They assemble, they do whatever it is that theyre going to do, and then they disassemble in a matter of minutes, said Jon Shane, assistant professor of criminal justice at John Jay College. By the time somebody recognizes what is happening or is injured, if the police are able to respond, its slow.
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Okay....let me guess—Obama’s folks?
Meanwhile, Bloomie’s at the podium blaming salt and 16pz sodas for the disturbance...
Shoot the little bastards on sight.
Note these black/hispanic Urban Feral ‘flash mobs’ only occur where their victims are disarmed.
The Big Sh*tty residents deserve every crime against themselves because they insist on being commies, disarmed commies, too.
If the mobs cull the gun grabber urbganites - it can only improve America, as there are far too many commies/Democraps in America.
I recently slapped my forehead in being shown how we lost the executive because the RATS are so adept at the electronic age.
We should'a known ... zero came in lovin' his blackberry and would never part with it ... remember ?
Flash mobs that do bad things are lefty motivated and organized.
(and may be even paid)
Too bad NYC is a gun free zone. A couple of cases of lead poisoning would likely take care of the problem.
Violence in NYC? No kidding. I always laugh when liberals on air groan about how supposedly violent and what a bunch of kooks the Tea Party movement are. Yet, there is gun violence in Chicago and most other Democrat-controlled big cities. Liberal rallies such as Occupy Wall Street are noted for attacks against police and areas strewn with garbage everywhere. When a WTO meeting takes place in any city around the world business owners start boarding up their shops and stores because of kooky left-wing anarchists physically destroying everything in their path. Enough with supposed right-wing violence. It’s happening under liberal control.
You're lucky to get a cop to come take a report the next day.
Actual crime-solving is not on the agenda.
“teens” = not white
I agree that many leftist organized mobs do “bad things.” I don’t know whether or not some mobs like this are paid to wreak havoc, or not. I just chalk these incidents up to the fact that the thugs like this feel untouchable right now and their boldness is encouraged by examples such as the non-prosecution of the NBPP in Philadelphia voter intimidation case, for example.
Lots of tough talk about shooting them, but then you end up in jail as another George Zimmerman...headlines calling you an “evil, vicious racist who shot a sweet honor student.”
“What do you think needs to be done to stop the teenage mobs? Leave your comments below “
00 Buck comes to mind.
But this is NY, so light a cigarette, suck on a 32 oz. soda and throw salt. They’ll cower in fear and disperse, until Bloomberg gets there and takes you away for possessing life threatening items and endangering the public.
See Obomaphones and the disastrous consequences.
(The road to hell is paved with liberal intentions)
Two things stand out, Nowhere in the article does it say that all of these teens look just like the Presidents son, nor does it explain that this crap would never happen in the city I live in here in Arizona, or any city in Arizona. All these people that look like the Presidents son would not survive this type of action here.
I have gotta admit, as far as the logisitics and the “business model” for a new, re-thought form of criminal
activity goes, the flash mob is a pretty good one.
In this case you have almost certainly disarmed victims,
the storeowners, and a random public who could witness these
crimes (the random public) being equally disarmed, in fear for their lives by being totally outnumbered by the mob.
A citizen, or two, MIGHT intervene, just MIGHT , if he saw one perp wrecking/robbing a place of business, but if the mob is one or two dozen , all bets are off.
This is domestic terrorism plain and simple.
Flash mobs? A flash mob is a group of performers who show up in Grand Central Station at the appointed time and do a spontaneous artistic impression then disperse peacefully. These are marauding bands of vicious criminals wreaking havoc who should be shot on sight.
NY city, like Chicago and Detroit are obelisks to Liberalism!
Yeah, if only...
Obviously since the yuts can’t be controlled it is time to close all convenience stores and news stands.
Sounds like an argument for a very large magazine. Contrary to the media, those are not "assault" weapons but DEFENSE weapons, against mobs and gangs and robber bands that infest our cities.
These flash mobs are creating conservatives out of NYC liberals and turning gun control supporters into supporters of CCW.
I notice that the concern is that “...businesses take matters into their own hands...”
Given that it’s a liberal town where felons rule (that includes the politicians....especially the politicians), the worry is quite naturally that citizens would protect themselves.
Liberalism - revolt against it now, or suffer the inevitable consequences.
City government requires a minimum threshold level of crime to justify its existence, hence the practice of indirectly encouraging and/or ignoring crime.
Mayors and police chiefs know that crime-plagued citizens demand "solutions", e.g. bigger government in the form of more police and social services.
Ok, shooting might be a possible response but what are others. IT is the element of surprise there that makes it work for them.
“WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE......?
That’s going to prove pretty hard to do with a Barney Fife gun and only a handfull of cartridges.
I miss Bernie Goetz.
In Chicago the gangs and community organizers put aside their differences to send “youths” into the business and yuppie districts to flash mob, but of course the establishment ignored this and prattled on about the usual liberal nothingness.
Sorry, you can't say that.
Now some FReeper will be Posting a Vanity Opus accusing you and the rest of us of being Racists that they no longer care to associate with.
Next thing you know, by coincidence of course, their FR Handle will turn up on DU or Kos.
BTW - When I see the term “Obama’s folks”, I think COMMIES.
George Zimmerman is still alive. Let them call you names or even prosecute you. It is still better than the alternative.
This is a glimpse of America’s future.
The fraud known as “anti-racism” is nothing more than anti-white bigotry and racism.
Clockwork Orange...coming to a city near you.
On the lighter brighter side New Yorkers don’t have to worry about people drinking ‘big gulps’... Besides, liberal elites have their newspapers delivered - and there’s armed security in the lobby...
What? Didn’t you hear those business didn’t build that themselves? Those business OWE them. The Yutes are just collecting what’s rightfully theirs (according to Obama)
In NYC? They have no guns!.............
I’m sorry but you are wrong. Liberalism is genetic in origin. Nothing can help or convert them to rationality.
Liberalism is Satanic in origin.
Liberalism is the political expression of the religion of Humanism,
which began with the lie “you will be as gods”.
Ok, we know their ages (teens). Are there any other common demographics? Are they all girls? All boys? All from a particular neighborhood? All the same race?
I would be curious about all those.
Yep. This phenom is not isolated to NYC either. Pick any major US city and it's being practiced. The new normal.
I would say that depends on what you shoot them with. A paint ball gun loaded with blue leather dye or itching powder would be an interesting solution.
Yes they could sue you for “damages” but you could counter sue for damages to your shop.
Just wait til ‘Flash Mobs’ become a political tool of terror..............
Check out the Comments section below the story.
Some New Yorkers are calling a spade, a spade.