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Flash Mob Mayhem: Violent Groups Of Teens Leave NYC Businesses In Ruins
CBS New York ^ | Feb 4, 2013 | Staff

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.

“I’m 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 they’re 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, it’s slow.”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: amish; blackcrime; blackflashmobs; crime; crisis; democrats; democratutopia; diversity; flashmobs; gunfreezone; hiphopculture; mobs; noaccountability; nojustice; nolaw; nosecurity; obama
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1 posted on 02/05/2013 8:06:54 AM PST by TADSLOS
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To: TADSLOS

Okay....let me guess—Obama’s folks?


2 posted on 02/05/2013 8:11:17 AM PST by MNGal
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To: TADSLOS
Boy, good thing Gov Cuomo is taking guns away from the law-abiding! That’ll show those yutes!

Meanwhile, Bloomie’s at the podium blaming salt and 16pz sodas for the disturbance...

3 posted on 02/05/2013 8:12:21 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: TADSLOS
The Third Worlders are merely preparing for the imminent nation wide sack of the remaining Euroamerican wealth. The Divine One is not transfering wealth fast enough.
4 posted on 02/05/2013 8:13:15 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: TADSLOS

Shoot the little bastards on sight.


5 posted on 02/05/2013 8:15:10 AM PST by Signalman
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To: TADSLOS

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.


6 posted on 02/05/2013 8:16:32 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: MNGal
Unless they're singin' the Hallelujah chorus in a food court, these are the obama/DNC civilian force in training.

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)

7 posted on 02/05/2013 8:16:42 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
This kind of crime can be fought with cyber tactics. One..subpoena cell phone records of those phones within 50 ft of the stand. Two filter those phone records for tell tale messages. Then go after those who tweeted or text that location and time. Arrest and repeat.
8 posted on 02/05/2013 8:17:30 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: TADSLOS

Too bad NYC is a gun free zone. A couple of cases of lead poisoning would likely take care of the problem.


9 posted on 02/05/2013 8:19:44 AM PST 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: TADSLOS

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.


10 posted on 02/05/2013 8:21:00 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: Oldexpat
This kind of crime can be fought with cyber tactics. One..subpoena cell phone records of those phones within 50 ft of the stand. Two filter those phone records for tell tale messages. Then go after those who tweeted or text that location and time. Arrest and repeat.

You're lucky to get a cop to come take a report the next day.

Actual crime-solving is not on the agenda.

11 posted on 02/05/2013 8:22:18 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: TADSLOS

12 posted on 02/05/2013 8:23:54 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: TADSLOS

“teens” = not white


13 posted on 02/05/2013 8:24:14 AM PST by EEGator
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To: knarf

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.


14 posted on 02/05/2013 8:24:26 AM PST by MNGal
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To: TADSLOS

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.”


15 posted on 02/05/2013 8:24:50 AM PST by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: TADSLOS

“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.


16 posted on 02/05/2013 8:26:08 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: TADSLOS
“They assemble, they do whatever it is that they’re going to do, and then they disassemble in a matter of minutes,”

See Obomaphones and the disastrous consequences.

(The road to hell is paved with liberal intentions)

17 posted on 02/05/2013 8:28:04 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: TADSLOS

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.


18 posted on 02/05/2013 8:29:31 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: TADSLOS

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.


19 posted on 02/05/2013 8:30:22 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: TADSLOS

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.


20 posted on 02/05/2013 8:31:56 AM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: TADSLOS
Really kinda hard to get my sympathies stirred. Did the victims have any scissors handy? How about any objects to pitch?

NY city, like Chicago and Detroit are obelisks to Liberalism!

21 posted on 02/05/2013 8:33:18 AM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: dfwgator

Yeah, if only...


22 posted on 02/05/2013 8:33:53 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS

Obviously since the yuts can’t be controlled it is time to close all convenience stores and news stands.


23 posted on 02/05/2013 8:35:00 AM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: TADSLOS
mobs of kids – 20, 30, 40 or more — appear out of nowhere and suddenly charge a newsstand or convenience store.

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.

24 posted on 02/05/2013 8:35:00 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: TADSLOS
Look on the bright side.

These flash mobs are creating conservatives out of NYC liberals and turning gun control supporters into supporters of CCW.

25 posted on 02/05/2013 8:36:11 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: TADSLOS

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.


26 posted on 02/05/2013 8:37:07 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Actual crime-solving is not on the agenda.

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.

27 posted on 02/05/2013 8:38:42 AM PST by Spirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: knarf
We should'a known ... zero came in lovin' his blackberry and would never part with it ... remember ?

Blackberry? That is SOOOOOOO 2008....


28 posted on 02/05/2013 8:41:25 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nea Wood

Ok, shooting might be a possible response but what are others. IT is the element of surprise there that makes it work for them.


29 posted on 02/05/2013 8:42:01 AM PST by PeterPrinciple ( Lord save me from some conservatives, they don't understand human nature any better than liberals.)
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To: TADSLOS

“WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE......?


30 posted on 02/05/2013 8:42:15 AM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Signalman

That’s going to prove pretty hard to do with a Barney Fife gun and only a handfull of cartridges.


31 posted on 02/05/2013 8:42:39 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: TADSLOS

I miss Bernie Goetz.


32 posted on 02/05/2013 8:43:48 AM PST by YourAdHere (Gaithersburg, MD is a toilet.)
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To: knarf

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.


33 posted on 02/05/2013 8:44:08 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: MNGal
>”Okay....let me guess—Obama’s folks?”<

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.

34 posted on 02/05/2013 8:44:18 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: Nea Wood
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.”

George Zimmerman is still alive. Let them call you names or even prosecute you. It is still better than the alternative.

35 posted on 02/05/2013 8:45:55 AM PST by kabar
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To: PeterPrinciple

36 posted on 02/05/2013 8:47:07 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Oldexpat

Interesting.


37 posted on 02/05/2013 8:47:07 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: TADSLOS

This is a glimpse of America’s future.


38 posted on 02/05/2013 8:47:15 AM PST by montag813
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To: Kickass Conservative

The fraud known as “anti-racism” is nothing more than anti-white bigotry and racism.


39 posted on 02/05/2013 8:47:29 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Clockwork Orange...coming to a city near you.


40 posted on 02/05/2013 8:47:55 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: TADSLOS

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...


41 posted on 02/05/2013 8:48:14 AM PST by GOPJ ( Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. Vladimir Nabokov)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

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)


42 posted on 02/05/2013 8:48:46 AM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Signalman

In NYC? They have no guns!.............


43 posted on 02/05/2013 8:52:30 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’m sorry but you are wrong. Liberalism is genetic in origin. Nothing can help or convert them to rationality.


44 posted on 02/05/2013 8:53:01 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

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”.


45 posted on 02/05/2013 8:54:12 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: TADSLOS

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.


46 posted on 02/05/2013 8:54:43 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: montag813
This is a glimpse of America’s future.

Yep. This phenom is not isolated to NYC either. Pick any major US city and it's being practiced. The new normal.

47 posted on 02/05/2013 8:55:01 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Nea Wood

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.


48 posted on 02/05/2013 8:56:12 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: TADSLOS; MNGal

Just wait til ‘Flash Mobs’ become a political tool of terror..............


49 posted on 02/05/2013 8:58:58 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: junta; hal ogen

Check out the Comments section below the story.

Some New Yorkers are calling a spade, a spade.


50 posted on 02/05/2013 8:59:07 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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