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200 teens gather near downtown (Greensboro, NC) Thursday night; gun fired
Greensboro News and Record ^ | Friday, July 26, 2013 | Staff Reports

Posted on 07/26/2013 6:07:23 AM PDT by wbill

GREENSBORO — Six teens were arrested or cited Thursday night after a gun was fired near downtown Greensboro among a large group of teens. There were also fights breaking out amongst the group.

Those charged or cited Thursday included:

•Kenyon C. Jordan, 20, charged with carrying a concealed gun and discharging a firearm inside the city limits;

•George McCoy, 16, charged with affray;

•Steven Lloyd, 16, cited for disorderly conduct;

•Shyquan Chavis, 16, cited for assault on a law enforcement officer and resist, delay and obstruct a law enforcement officer.

•Two juveniles were charged on juvenile referrals for disorderly conduct. Officers were called to St. John's Lodge at 1107 E. Market St. about 11:30 p.m. after a gun was fired, according to police. Officers saw about 200 teens leave the building.

As people were leaving the building, someone began firing a gun into the air, according to police.

Additional police came to help with crowd control and to find the person firing the gun.

Police said no one was injured.

Officers detained three people for firing the gun, and Jordan was ultimately charged. Officers seized the gun.

Fights continued to break out among the group as it moved along East Market Street, police said. The crowd broke up about 1 a.m.

The area where the crowd was located is outside the area where teens are prohibited after 11 p.m. due to a city-mandated curfew. The eastern boundary for Market Street only extends to Church Street. St. John's Lodge is near South Dudley Street.

At city council's meeting to discuss implementing a curfew, Councilwoman Nancy Vaughan expressed concern that if teens were kept out of downtown, they would gather in other parts of the city and cause the same types of problems.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: greensboro; northcarolina
GSO has been under an 11pm curfew for ages 17 and younger this month, for activity precisely like this.

Judging by what was left out of the story (pictures, descriptions) and the location of the activity, it's pretty easy to guess what flavor of "angry teens" these are.

1 posted on 07/26/2013 6:07:23 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

“Shyquan” has to be Amish.


2 posted on 07/26/2013 6:09:40 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Democrats will give you the shirt off somebody elses back for a vote.)
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To: wbill

Let’s see....

•Kenyon - Borderline, but ok.

•George - Ok
•Steven - Ok

•Shyquan - DING DING DING DING DING!


3 posted on 07/26/2013 6:09:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wbill

Sounds like this is a case of Amish Rumspringa.


4 posted on 07/26/2013 6:12:07 AM PDT by setha (It is past time for the United States to take back what the world took away.)
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To: wbill

Several of their names tell you everything you need to know.
Obama wants his riots so bad.
Is Obama going to instigate riots every summer until he leaves the White House? Rhetorical question.


5 posted on 07/26/2013 6:12:34 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: wbill

I’d bring each kid in and suspend their license for 90 days, and hint that a second offense would cause a 180-day suspension. Then I’d bring their parents in and ask them if their kids can be managed. If they can’t....I’d ship their kids off to some Army-style bootcamp for six weeks.


6 posted on 07/26/2013 6:14:32 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: wbill

Oh, and the comments have been disabled so that the residents who are in the know cannot fill in the gaps.


7 posted on 07/26/2013 6:18:55 AM PDT by aberaussie
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To: wbill

What is affray?


8 posted on 07/26/2013 6:19:37 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: dfwgator
Yeah, I used to work in the city. I don't anymore, and I'm glad.

In fact, I don't go downtown anymore for anything, ever. Can't remember the last time I was there. I just don't think that it's safe.

After losing a lot of industry (textiles), GSO's downtown tried to recover maybe 10 years or so ago by appealing to a younger, upper-scale crowd. Lots of bars, restaurants, theater, clubs, etc etc etc.

Eventually the "youths" in this article moved in, and brought their violence with them.

People that I work with used to go downtown for the clubs, etc, all the time. Now, they go elsewhere. GSO is at the beginning of a rapid downhill slide, IMO. I give it 5-6 years, maybe less.

9 posted on 07/26/2013 6:21:06 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

Shyquan?

Are any of these names real? or do they just ‘sound’ african?


10 posted on 07/26/2013 6:21:08 AM PDT by Mr. K (4 election)
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To: wbill
http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2013/07/think-greensboro-doesnt-have-gang.html
11 posted on 07/26/2013 6:22:27 AM PDT by Maurice Tift (Never wear anything that panics the cat. -- P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: dfwgator
Actually, LOL, I just rememebered the last time I was downtown. It was for a Tea Party at the courthouse. :-)

There weren't nearly as many arrests or shootings at it, as there were last night. More people too. :-)

12 posted on 07/26/2013 6:22:46 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

A proper police response to an “unruly assembly” like this can now be to arrest the entire mob.

Technology now provides a means to do so. There are now commercially available surfactants that can be sprayed on both asphalt and concrete, that make them too slick to walk across. This means that in an urban situation, where the only exits are on streets or through buildings, it could take far fewer police to arrest the entire mob.

Once deployed, with cops on the streets and covering the exits of buildings, the mob literally has to leave on their hands and knees. They cannot overwhelm the police with sheer numbers.

And this is not a theoretical technique, either. After the Rodney King riots, the LAPD obtained a number of 55 gallon drums of this kind of surfactant for just that purpose.


13 posted on 07/26/2013 6:23:13 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: pepsionice

Suspend their license for what? Are they licensed drug dealers? As if suspending that license would bother them. Wild feral animals won’t care one whit about suspending anything. You think Daddy’s going to open a can of whoop-ass on them for misbehaving?


14 posted on 07/26/2013 6:23:36 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: EEGator

Fighting.


15 posted on 07/26/2013 6:26:47 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: wbill
Officers were called to St. John's Lodge at 1107 E. Market St.

That is a Prince Hall Masonic Lodge. (almost all black members) The Regular Lodge by that name is in Wilmington. Names are not the same. The one in Wilmington is "St. Johns" (plural with no apostrophe)

16 posted on 07/26/2013 6:38:07 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, since then a State in the US, but it is Still Texas where I live.)
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To: wbill

Whatcha call your devolution.

The new Greensboro Four:

Kenyon C. Jordan, 20, charged with carrying a concealed gun and discharging a firearm inside the city limits;

•George McCoy, 16, charged with affray;

•Steven Lloyd, 16, cited for disorderly conduct;

•Shyquan Chavis, 16, cited for assault on a law enforcement officer and resist, delay and obstruct a law enforcement officer.

17 posted on 07/26/2013 6:39:37 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: wbill
Funny ... a couple of weekends ago, about 100 middle-aged men (and a few women) gathered at a rural facility in WV ... a couple of thousand shots were fired.

Nobody got hurt.

Nobody got arrested.

Funny thing ...

18 posted on 07/26/2013 6:42:19 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Wiser now

His “profession” is “community organizer”. Community organizer=professional rabble rouser. Rousing the rabble is what he does.


19 posted on 07/26/2013 6:50:14 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (The IRS--a softer Gestapo)
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To: wbill
Kenyon C. Jordan, black male, 20 years old, was arrested and charged with Carrying a Concealed Gun and Discharging a Firearm inside the City Limits.

George McCoy, black male, 16 years old, was arrested and charged with Affray.

Steven Lloyd, black male, 16 years old, was cited and released for Disorderly Conduct.

Shyquan Chavis, black male, 16 years old, was cited and released for Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and Resist, Delay, and Obstruct a Law Enforcement Officer.

20 posted on 07/26/2013 6:53:34 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (The IRS--a softer Gestapo)
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To: wbill

It was just a few weeks ago that 400 “teens” rampaged through Greensboro getting into fights. Oddly enough, there were some twenty year olds listed among the arrested so, obviously, not all of the pillagers were actually teenagers. The video showed that they all did have one common defining characteristic. The media failed to mention that common trait, though, and politicians didn’t call for a curfew for people who have that characteristic like they are doing for teenagers.


21 posted on 07/26/2013 6:55:17 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: EEGator
What is affray?
"He be affray o' dee dark."
22 posted on 07/26/2013 7:12:46 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: wbill

Cops! Wake up! Shoot 3or 4 and perhaps they’ll get the message.


23 posted on 07/26/2013 7:15:20 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Wear snow grips on your shoes.


24 posted on 07/26/2013 7:16:11 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: wbill
The area where the crowd was located is outside the area where teens are prohibited after 11 p.m. due to a city-mandated curfew.
Gee, go figure. I suggest expanding the curfew - to the entire feckin' state.
25 posted on 07/26/2013 7:16:18 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Doc Savage
Shoot 3or 4 and perhaps they’ll get the message

Yes, but they're such good kids. Excellent students. Members of the (basketball/football/baseball, pick one) team. Aspiring rappers. Their grandmothers (who they all live with) think that they are gentle, polite children, who wouldn't hurt anyone, and who were just in the wrong place at the wrong time and with the wrong crowd.

Do I need a /sarc tag?

26 posted on 07/26/2013 7:22:49 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

Dancing in The Street — It’s happening in Peoria too:

http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1905496081/Mob-assaults-breaks-leg-of-pregnant-woman-in-East-Bluff-neighborhood


27 posted on 07/26/2013 7:34:44 AM PDT by prairie dog (Chicken like gargh is best served moving)
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Yeah, when I think "mob violence", I think "Peoria". Or "Greensboro".

A FReeper more paranoid than I said recently, "We're having a Civil War. It's just that no one is talking about it." I kind of blew it off, but the more I think about it, the more I think that he was right.

28 posted on 07/26/2013 7:38:59 AM PDT by wbill
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To: EEGator

pig latin for “fraf”


29 posted on 07/26/2013 7:40:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: prairie dog
It’s happening in Peoria too:

Guess something didn't play well there.

30 posted on 07/26/2013 7:40:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wbill
A FReeper more paranoid than I said recently

This phrase cracks me up.

31 posted on 07/26/2013 7:41:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

“A FReeper more paranoid than I” .... they exist. :-)


32 posted on 07/26/2013 7:43:41 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

Aliens studying our media would be convinced that all “teens” are Amish, and that all other races skip right from age 12 to 20.


33 posted on 07/26/2013 7:52:25 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Thank you.


34 posted on 07/26/2013 7:55:41 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: oh8eleven; MrB

LOL, you two are characters.


35 posted on 07/26/2013 7:56:23 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Wikipedia:

In many legal jurisdictions related to English common law, affray is a public order offence consisting of the fighting of two or more persons in a public place to the terror (in French: à l’effroi) of ordinary people (the lieges). Depending on their actions, and the laws of the prevailing jurisdiction, those engaged in an affray may also render themselves liable to prosecution for assault, unlawful assembly, or riot; if so, it is for one of these offences that they are usually charged.[


36 posted on 07/26/2013 7:58:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

I can say that I’ve learned something new today...before noon. Can I have beer now?


37 posted on 07/26/2013 8:00:37 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: wbill

A couple of things: Back when I was in school, a 20 year old was not a teenager. 2. What they need to do is cordon off a large brick walled area for the “teens to congerate. And as they pass through the gate, give each one a fifth of cheap wine, a switchblade knife or straight razor of their choice and a Saturday Night Special wither a full cylinder or full magazine of ammunition. When the last one is through the gate close, bar, and lock it until morning.


38 posted on 07/26/2013 8:03:06 AM PDT by sport
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To: wbill

>A FReeper more paranoid than I said recently, “We’re having a Civil War. It’s just that no one is talking about it.” I kind of blew it off, but the more I think about it, the more I think that he was right.

Have a look at these links. They will give you more things to think about.

http://whitegirlbleedalot.com/category/colin-flaherty/

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2871054/posts


39 posted on 07/26/2013 8:04:31 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: EEGator

I liked my pig latin response better...


40 posted on 07/26/2013 8:09:24 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: oh8eleven; EEGator
What is affray?

Be no good inna fight. He be stoopit AND affray!

41 posted on 07/26/2013 8:12:28 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: MrB

Agreed, it was creative and funny. That’s doubleplusgood.


42 posted on 07/26/2013 8:16:13 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: sport
When the last one is through the gate close, bar, and lock it until morning

Ever read the parable about how to catch wild hogs?

If not, there's a lesson in your words.

43 posted on 07/26/2013 8:43:08 AM PDT by wbill
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To: EEGator

You can have beer any time you want... (unless you’re at my house and we’re down to the last beer). /smile


44 posted on 07/26/2013 8:56:38 AM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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To: EEGator

An affray? I thought these events were called melees.


45 posted on 07/26/2013 9:01:12 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in in a long time I am proud of my country.)
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To: wbill

Yes I have and that is the way the old timers did it. After they caught them, they would feed them corn for a while until they lost the wild taste and gained some weight. Then they were killed and ate.


46 posted on 07/26/2013 9:28:57 AM PDT by sport
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To: ken in texas

Awesome! I’ll remember that.


47 posted on 07/26/2013 9:41:07 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: ladyjane

It was probably the Sharks and the Jets facing off.


48 posted on 07/26/2013 9:42:38 AM PDT by EEGator
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