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'Flash Mob' Of 100 Teens Storm Center City Macy's
CBS 3 - Philly ^ | February 17, 2010

Posted on 02/17/2010 1:07:19 PM PST by TigerBait

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Click to enlarge 1 of 1 Photo of an apparent "flash mob" involving approximately 100 teens causing chaos inside the Center City Macy's store. CBS Related Slideshows

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The entire ordeal began when approximately 100 teens engaged in a gigantic snowball fight outside Philadelphia's City Hall Tuesday evening.

Shortly afterwards, the unruly mob then rolled into the Macy's Department Store located in the 1300 block of Market Street.

Once inside, customers told Eyewitness News total chaos ensued.

"A couple kids were shoving and pushing and people started throwing shoes at each other. Someone threw a sign over someone's head," Eyewitness Brianne Bee said.

Customers inside the store said the incident lasted between five to 10 minutes.

A 16-year-old girl was arrested for allegedly kicking a 15-year-old boy in the face as other teens held him down outside the store. The 15-year-old is listed in stable condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Similar to the "flash mobs" near South Street in June 2009, investigators believe Tuesday's brawl might have been organized on the internet.

According to investigators, many of the teens involved in the incident attend Simon Gratz High School.

All of the teens are facing charges of disorderly conduct, while some are facing assault charges.

No innocent bystanders were injured. The incident remains under police investigation.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: anarchists; anarchy; dncbrownshirts; flashmobs; greatsociety; internet; madnessofcrowds; marchingmorons; mobs; obamavoters; riot; teens; textmessaging; usefulidiots; yoots; youths; yutes

1 posted on 02/17/2010 1:07:19 PM PST by TigerBait
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To: TigerBait

Amish?


2 posted on 02/17/2010 1:10:06 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: TigerBait

A “flash mob” is a cry from our young people that they have too much time on their hands, too much money AND SHOULD BE SENT TO AFGHANISTAN FOR TWO YEARS OR TILL THEY LEARN TO APPRECIATE WHAT THEY HAVE!!!!


3 posted on 02/17/2010 1:10:16 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: TigerBait

Ah Philthydelphia. The City That Hates You Back!


4 posted on 02/17/2010 1:10:27 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: TigerBait

The Amish, again, no doubt! Why can’t they stay in the Dutch Country and leave the poor people of Philly to live in peace?


5 posted on 02/17/2010 1:11:09 PM PST by Above My Pay Grade (Read My Palm: No More Socialism - Palin 2012)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Quoth former mayor Street:

“The brothers and sisters are running the city”


6 posted on 02/17/2010 1:11:19 PM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: TigerBait

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/flashmobs/index

Flash mobs are an anarchist’s tool to provide cover for chaos.

Test the wires for channels of communication. decentralized organization. Some who gather do not even know who pulls the strings or the exact nature of the gathering.

Technically bicyclists’ critical mass events are “flash mobs”.


7 posted on 02/17/2010 1:12:03 PM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: TigerBait

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2453213/posts

Already posted.


8 posted on 02/17/2010 1:12:56 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: TigerBait

This is why, back in the day, a Macy’s near me removed their Ticketron location from the store. The final straw was the thousands that showed up to purchase Zeppelin tickets. Those who were lucky to get in and get tickets were psyched. Those who were not roamed the mall and ripped the place blind.


9 posted on 02/17/2010 1:14:49 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: TigerBait

yeah, well, Ed Rendell had to learn it from somewhere...


10 posted on 02/17/2010 1:14:51 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TigerBait

Phily snow madness ping


11 posted on 02/17/2010 1:15:00 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Former Proud Canadian
many of the teens involved in the incident attend Simon Gratz High School.

If you are not familiar with that school, you'll know it's largely an Amish education facility. Cough, cough...

12 posted on 02/17/2010 1:17:16 PM PST by AbeKrieger (Islam is a trojan horse designed to infiltrate and bring down Western civilization.)
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To: TigerBait

I’d vote Wilson Goode back into office if he’d promise to bomb the little bastards into dust.


13 posted on 02/17/2010 1:18:30 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Those Amish mobs have been ravishing the streets of Intercourse, Pa. for years. Now they have gotten so out of control they’ve moved on Philly. Where will it end????


14 posted on 02/17/2010 1:19:39 PM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: TigerBait

100 teens in a mall?
Who would have thunk it?


15 posted on 02/17/2010 1:22:45 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Russ
Those Amish mobs have been ravishing the streets of Intercourse, Pa. for years. Now they have gotten so out of control they’ve moved on Philly. Where will it end????

Either in Blue Ball, PA or Kuntztown, PA

16 posted on 02/17/2010 1:22:59 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: TigerBait

According to the video, would I be wrong in saying that they were all black kids?


17 posted on 02/17/2010 1:22:59 PM PST by RC2
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To: Fresh Wind

“The brothers and sisters are running the city”

That pretty well sums things up. How long before these business’s move out of Philadelphia?


18 posted on 02/17/2010 1:23:02 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Russ

Canister rounds in the main bore will do it.


19 posted on 02/17/2010 1:23:45 PM PST by Mouton
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To: Deb

LOL


20 posted on 02/17/2010 1:24:43 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: RC2

“According to the video, would I be wrong in saying that they were all black kids?”

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Can’t tell, but as usual there is plenty of cutesy side-stepping of that likely fact.


21 posted on 02/17/2010 1:27:23 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: TigerBait
Interesting. Same thing happened in Cleveland yesterday. A crowd of maybe 200 "youths" gathered at an Eastside mall and began disrupting everyone with riding bikes in the mall, inside a WalMart, etc. Some were beat up and badly hurt.

Must be a trend.

22 posted on 02/17/2010 1:29:49 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Former Proud Canadian

It has to be. Darn those Amish.


23 posted on 02/17/2010 1:31:30 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: TigerBait

“Flash Mob” tries to give the sense that this was one of those silent groups of harmless internet geeks that sometimes gather.

This was rather just a good old-fashioned riot by a bunch of ghetto thugs who were off school for the week (those that bother to go to school).


24 posted on 02/17/2010 1:32:56 PM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88

More like tweating twits. It’s funny how they are so poor yet can afford most of the daily luxuries like expensive gym shoes and cellphones. When we sponsored my cousin from Shanghai to become a US citizen, he thought the residents of Cabrini-Green public housing were all rich since they could afford to own cars and televisions and even professors in China could not at that time(this was in 1980).


25 posted on 02/17/2010 1:40:39 PM PST by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Russ

Before Intercourse, it was Bird in Hand, and I kid you not.


26 posted on 02/17/2010 1:41:00 PM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: RC2

black Amish Running amok


27 posted on 02/17/2010 1:44:32 PM PST by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

It doesn’t sound like a “flash mob”.


28 posted on 02/17/2010 1:45:45 PM PST by Tribune7 (Only stupid, racists people support Obama.)
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To: Russ

The next morning, at dawn, the Zulus approach to within several hundred yards and begin singing a war chant; the British respond by singing “Men of Harlech”. In the last assault, just as it seems the Zulus will finally overwhelm the tired defenders, the British soldiers fall back to a tiny redoubt that Chard had earlier ordered constructed out of mealie bags. With a reserve of soldiers hidden within the redoubt, they form into three ranks, and pour volley after volley into the stunned natives. They withdraw after sustaining heavy casualties. Later, the Zulus sing a song to honour the bravery of the defenders and leave.


29 posted on 02/17/2010 1:46:23 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: TigerBait

I thought snowball fights in Philly were limited to Eagle games. It is comforting to know that football does not cause snowball fights.


30 posted on 02/17/2010 1:48:39 PM PST by businessprofessor
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To: TigerBait
Similar to the "flash mobs" near South Street in June 2009, investigators believe Tuesday's brawl might have been organized on the internet.

Don't conspiracy laws come into play.

31 posted on 02/17/2010 1:50:09 PM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: 2banana
Where will it end????

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Either in Blue Ball, PA or Kuntztown, PA

Thanks so much for the Dr. Pepper sinus flush. Fresh can, too - maximum fizz.

;-)

32 posted on 02/17/2010 1:52:40 PM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: ansel12

According to the radio report, conspiracy charges were made against 14 of them (Amish) that were arrested early .


33 posted on 02/17/2010 1:57:12 PM PST by Renegade ("Bring it on while I still don't need glasses to shoot your eye out ")
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To: Parley Baer
How long before these business’s move out of Philadelphia?

But that would be racist!

34 posted on 02/17/2010 2:03:08 PM PST by Isabel C.
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To: TigerBait
I know I am just a grouchy old man, out of touch with the youth of today. In fact, I was out of touch with the youth of my own day. At 17 I was working after school at a grocery and worrying about work or the military after high school graduation. My friends in our small mining town were doing the same. Adulthood began at 18 and so did the responsibilities. I fail to understand today's world where twenty somethings are still children for all intents and purposes.

For God's sake grow up "kids"!

35 posted on 02/17/2010 2:09:24 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: TigerBait

I would of arrested as many as I could confiscated their phones and used them to track down each and every one of the others that had planned to be there.


36 posted on 02/17/2010 3:12:53 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (November is coming.)
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To: Tribune7

Sounds like a normal day at the Gallery to me.


37 posted on 02/17/2010 4:59:58 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Hey, it’s Philly... definitely, those crazy Pennsylvania Dutch!!!


38 posted on 02/17/2010 5:02:45 PM PST by nuvista (Obama-care - you think that arrogant Marxist "cares" about you?)
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To: TigerBait

A bit of a thread jack but;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_Crowd


39 posted on 02/17/2010 5:27:18 PM PST by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Gotta love it. At least nobody was shot.


40 posted on 02/17/2010 5:52:12 PM PST by Tribune7 (Only stupid, racists people support Obama.)
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To: TigerBait
many of the teens involved in the incident attend Simon Gratz High School.
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Hm?.....I bet there aren't mobs of Mormon missionaries attending that school. So?....What niche group attends Gratz? Could it be a black minority?

41 posted on 02/17/2010 5:56:43 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid!)
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CBS3.com - Philadelphia - "HUNDREDS PACK SOUTH STREET DURING FLASH MOB" (SNIPPET: "At least two people seriously assaulted...") (March 22, 2010, 11:36 pm US)


Previously...

CBS3.com: "'FLASH MOB' OF 100 TEENS STORM CENTER CITY MACY'S" (SNIPPET: "16-year-old girl was arrested for allegedly kicking a 15-year-old boy in the face as other teens held him down outside the store. The 15-year-old is listed in stable condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.") (February 17, 2010, 8:00 pm US/Eastern)

42 posted on 03/23/2010 2:17:12 AM PDT by Cindy
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