Skip to comments.Beach Brawl 2011: Mayor, Police Chief Promise Order at Beach
Posted on 05/31/2011 9:41:14 PM PDT by Publius804
Rochester, N.Y. A busy Memorial Day evening at the beach ended abruptly when fights broke out among at least 100 youth.
Monroe County Sheriffs deputies shut down Ontario Beach Park, prompting a traffic jam. Large crowds of youth ran south on Lake Ave.
Sheriffs and Rochester police arrested 13 people on charges ranging from disorderly conduct to drug and alcohol offenses.
Erica Blake, 34, allegedly assaulted a deputy who responded to the scene. Shes been charged with second-degree assault. Police say the deputy was scratched on the face as he was pulled into the fracas.
Witnesses said there were many young children on the beach. When a large scramble suddenly became more like a fight, parents feared the worst.
"I was scared for a minute. I started grabbing everybody...and making sure they moved out of everybody's way," said beach-goer Catrina Davis.
"There was a group of young gentleman running through the parking lot, saying something like someone's getting beat up, and next thing you know there are 20 cops, ambulances, fire trucks," said Kelsey Davis.
Many people were at the beach to attend the city-organized Rib Festival. Those already at the festival Monday were allowed to stay in the fenced in area.
This isn't the first time a local venue has shut down because of fights on Memorial Day. Seabreeze made it a policy to close on Memorial Day starting last year after rumors of violence. The city has an ongoing issue with crowds of youth at the Liberty Pole downtown.
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Amish at it again..
“Large crowds of youth..”
Is this the new circumlocution or was there nothing connecting the members of the mob besides being young, if all indeed were?
Eric Holder’s people.
There was a time no one called the police when a few young people would get out of hand. The fathers of the young children would step in and explain things and everyone would, for the most part, shake hands and go their merry way. Then, someone decided rights were being violated, children did not need fathers around and we should pay the dregs of society to reproduce. What a brave new world we have.
Drudge has a list on his page of all these types of incidents this week...
My cousins in urban high schools each have well over 500 friends on Facebook, add up all the people they know in the third degree, and you’re in the thousands.
Creating flash mobs through social networking is the new norm.
Unless the price of smart cellphones and data packages become too expensive, or the government tries to lockdown social network sites, there is no way this flash mob concept will end until it burns out as a fad, maybe 10 or 20 years from now.
Rochester= Mogadishu on the Genesee River.