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Suspected flash mob rips off Upper Darby Sears
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Posted on 06/26/2011 10:49:15 AM PDT by traumer

UPPER DARBY — A mob of about 40 people stormed into the Sears department store on 69th Street Thursday, and in a flash stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, officials said.

Police were able to round up 15 juveniles and one adult, 19, all from West Philadelphia.

“They came in on the El train and hit Sears,” police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. “They stole sneakers, socks, watches, whatever they could get their hands on, and left.

“Imagine the guts of this gang of young hoodlums. One was 11 years old. The others arrested ranged from 12 to 16 years old. They planned this out earlier in the day on a social networking site. It was pre-planned. They got on the El, got off at 69th Street Terminal and walked up the hill to Sears.”

Kyree Marsh, 19, of the 5500 block of Spruce Street, Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with retail theft, conspiracy to retail theft and corruption of minors.

Police recovered some of the stolen sneakers and socks that were in the backpack of one of the individuals arrested and in the pockets of others taken into custody.

According to the affidavit, the Sears loss-prevention officer saw the mob enter the store at 7:09 p.m. on Thursday.

The group then began taking merchandise off the shelves.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
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To: MinuteGal
Folks, exercise alertness and caution wherever you go, even on highways. It's going to be a long, hot summer.

Bears repeating.
51 posted on 06/26/2011 11:39:55 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Some black leaders, such as Jesse Jackson, have lamented that major retailers and major chain supermarkets avoid mostly minority areas.”

WELL... DUH....
Has Jesse ever asked himself WHY??????


52 posted on 06/26/2011 11:41:49 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: Hammerhead; traumer
The incident occurred in the town of Upper Darby, County of Delaware, Pennsylvania. It's a few miles west of Philadelphia.

This occurred in the suburbs in a "CCW shall issue" Castle Law state. (actually, Upper Darby is more of a blue-collar, working-class suburb).

53 posted on 06/26/2011 11:43:38 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: dfwgator

I thought you can shoot looters.


54 posted on 06/26/2011 11:43:42 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin, the only candidate to be vetted by the NY Times, the Washington Post and NBC.)
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To: redangus

“Here in Indianapolis a few yeas back they built a fancy new Cub Foods in a blighted area called the Meadows”

And don’t forget the downtown Marsh...


55 posted on 06/26/2011 11:44:45 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Imagine if such a group tried a stunt like this in Arizona? There would be a whole lot of dead and injured mobsters.

I doubt it. This occurred in Pennsylvania, which has been "shall issue" CCW for around 20 years, and which has Castle Law. Even with Castle Law, you cannot gun down unarmed shoplifters.

56 posted on 06/26/2011 11:46:47 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Jonty30

Which makes me suspicious. Kids taking a long ride to flash mob? It may be random, but I also could see ‘community organizers’ being behind these to create mayhem, right out of the commie handbook.


57 posted on 06/26/2011 11:46:47 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: jackibutterfly

“that should hold them until the police arrive. “

And do what? The CCB will hold the police responsible for hurting the poor tykes.


58 posted on 06/26/2011 11:46:52 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin, the only candidate to be vetted by the NY Times, the Washington Post and NBC.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
I thought you can shoot looters.

Unless they belong to a protected class,like Eric Holder's People are.

59 posted on 06/26/2011 11:47:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Screw it. Shoot them. Hold the media accountable for sensationalism.


60 posted on 06/26/2011 11:52:00 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin, the only candidate to be vetted by the NY Times, the Washington Post and NBC.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yes, and notice that no Marxists like Jackson are investing in building supermarkets in those areas. I’m a bit surprised that the Fed hasn’t strong-armed supermarket chains into “serving” the so called food deserts.

How far removed are we from state-run food distribution centers in places like Detroit.


61 posted on 06/26/2011 11:53:30 AM PDT by brewer1516
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I can see large chains requiring driver’s license or a credit card to enter the premises.

It is the smaller mom and pop’s or independent stores that would likely cease to exist.


62 posted on 06/26/2011 12:01:00 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I posted an earlier story about a man near us, he had a carry permit. Read this—he has not been charged—we’re hoping he will not be charged.

We had an interesting incident in Mount Airy, NC last week. A 67 yr old man was taking his morning walk as he has for along time. He carries a firearm to protect him from animals. Well, on this morning, around 6 AM, a 20 yr old man drove past him yelling obscenities, came back and yelled again, got out of his car and came at him with his fist balled up. The nice older man shot him in the groin. The 20 yr old is now in the hospital trying to recover. This is near my home and we have incidents often, this is wide spread. Don’t have to be a big city.


63 posted on 06/26/2011 12:06:10 PM PDT by DaltonNC
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To: Free Vulcan

More likely Facebook-organized.


64 posted on 06/26/2011 12:10:38 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

I think it’s happening all over but you only hear about the bigger stores.

Here on Long Island a 7/11 was hit last year by local teens right before the High School summer recess.


65 posted on 06/26/2011 12:14:19 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Jonty30; Tribune7
It will solve the problem on its own, when businesses stop setting up shop within easy access of black neighbourhoods. The black youths might be getting a kick out of doing this stuff now, but they may not find it so funny when they have to bus it 2 hours one way to buy some bread or eggs or their favourite gold chains.

Some places that has already happened - I don't believe there is a supermarket left in downtown Rochester, NY since Wegmans pulled out of the center city years ago. Now they have to trip to the suburbs for descent prices, or pay the extra costs at local bodegas.

66 posted on 06/26/2011 12:17:38 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: traumer

soetoro appoved


67 posted on 06/26/2011 12:19:37 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: traumer

If you live in a large city, look out for this on election day.

Obama trailing in the polls, these “flash mobs” will intimidate voters from casting ballots.

Expect to fight your way to the polls or get an absentee in advance.


68 posted on 06/26/2011 12:19:51 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: MinuteGal

I lived in the 69th St section of Upper Darby many, many years ago. As soon as they re-opened the Marshall Rd. bridge (connecting to West Philly) I knew it was time to move out.


69 posted on 06/26/2011 12:22:09 PM PDT by mickie
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To: traumer

Be respectful, be courteous and have a plan to kill every mob member that threatens you.


70 posted on 06/26/2011 12:24:08 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Be respectful, be courteous and have a plan to kill every mob member that threatens you.)
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To: CaptainK
I'm in California and I have not heard about it occurring here or in Arizona, Oregon and Washington etc.

I believe that when the "Flash Mobs" occur nation wide and loot on an almost daily basis the media will clamp on a blackout. The media people and political "leadership" are frightened and will do anything possible to prevent a white back lash-which may not occur anyway due to a white inability to defend themselves.

71 posted on 06/26/2011 12:24:11 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Jonty30
It will solve the problem on its own, when businesses stop setting up shop within easy access of black neighbourhoods.

That's what has happened around the Detroit area, isn't it?

Once the businesses are gone the parents start crying that it is racial discriminatiion.

But when law enforcement tries to clean up their neighborhood and collars their lawbreaking criminal kids, relatives and friends they accuse them of racism too.


72 posted on 06/26/2011 12:27:16 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: Jonty30

My wife mentioned just last night that Wal-Mart has closed most of their stores in Memphis and moved them to the suburbs.

I think there are only 3 left in the city limits.


73 posted on 06/26/2011 12:30:36 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

That’s about the only store those morons can even afford to shop in, and they attack it?!


74 posted on 06/26/2011 12:33:22 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Gena Bukin
Sears still carried great tools. Of course, tools are too closely associated with "work" --something these feral marauding youths have absolutely no interest in.

Sure, Sears still has a decent selection of tools, but honestly...they wouldn't have even that were it not for the Craftsman line. That was probably the one smart move Sears has made in the last 50 years.

Still...it's hard to build an entire department store around a line of tools, even if the line is Craftsman. Everything else in Sears, outside of the tool departmen, tends to look like offerings from a second-hand shop, which is really pretty sad.
75 posted on 06/26/2011 12:34:12 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: jackibutterfly

Actually most stores in these kind of areas are on lower margins and will close if this stuff continues.

Also any security gate will only lock in a mob with the other customers and that won’t be good. Anyone injured will sue for sure.


76 posted on 06/26/2011 12:34:25 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Jonty30

Or the double doors like banks have?


77 posted on 06/26/2011 12:35:32 PM PDT by Excellence
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To: Excellence

Gang?


78 posted on 06/26/2011 12:36:11 PM PDT by incredulous joe ("No road is too long with good company" Turkish Proverb)
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To: MsLady

“I’d make them work for free for the city or a business.”

Unfortunately, that might be construed by some legal eagle as “slavery”;)


79 posted on 06/26/2011 12:37:26 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Iron Munro

Law enforcement around my city doesn’t worry about this kind of stuff. They are too busy writing tickets and shutting down flea markets.


80 posted on 06/26/2011 12:41:54 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: MsLady

This isn’t new. My parents had a store in rural Appalachian NC. They would be hit by a mob of what they described as gypsies who would come in and take hundreds of dollars of merchandise in less than a minute.


81 posted on 06/26/2011 12:43:23 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: GnuHere
they were probably watching it on their CCTV monitors
82 posted on 06/26/2011 12:46:33 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Tribune7

If you go to today’s Seattle PI newspaper, you will find that anarchists as well are using this flash mob technique with a “couple of hundred” trashing the capital hill area.


83 posted on 06/26/2011 12:47:05 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: traumer

This has been going on here in Philadelphia for years, only in a slightly different fashion. West Philadelphia is sewer. They organize caravans out to the King of Prussia Mall. Adult blacks recruit juveniles for shoplifting. They’ll hit one store hard knowing that the limited security can’t stop all of them. They’ve even gone so far as to insert their own thieves into stores as clerks. The internet has simply given them a way to expand and terrorize.


84 posted on 06/26/2011 12:48:59 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Excellence

OK, When this starts, lock all of the doors and get the tear gas out...those innocents in the store get free coupons, those perps, 2-5 in prison.


85 posted on 06/26/2011 12:49:31 PM PDT by Shady (The numbers do not lie.)
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To: gitmo
I grew up in the mountains. My grandparents would pull us inside when the gypsies roamed through the mountains. This was in the mid to late 40’s. Several families talked of having things missing. They knew how to distract while the others worked. My grandma would lock everything up til she was sure they moved on.
86 posted on 06/26/2011 12:50:00 PM PDT by DaltonNC
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To: Shady

Jes’ be spreadin’ da welf aroun...

Just like their president.


87 posted on 06/26/2011 12:50:50 PM PDT by chadwimc (Proud to be an infidel ! Allah fubar !!!)
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To: Excellence
Once they are inside the store, they pretty much have free reign, because you do not want to trap them in the store with staff or other customers.

You can only seek to prevent this mess by figuring out nondiscriminatory ways of not letting them in or get them identified quickly upon entry.

88 posted on 06/26/2011 12:51:41 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Cheetahcat
I've suggested that to our store, district, and regional LP managers concerning all of the copper wire that keeps getting stolen.

Just put a bullet through their kneecaps and then post pictures of the damage by the wire and I guarantee that the theft will come to a complete halt.

They thought it would work, but were kind of concerned that the cops and the DA might not see it from our point of view. ;-)

89 posted on 06/26/2011 12:56:09 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Larry Lucido

“All too young to punish. Catch and release.”

Therein lies the problem. Tell you what, let’s just authorize the authorities to start performing a few “late-term” abortions. The lame-brained libs will love us. Tough part is determining which part of the stinking carcas is the afterbirth.


90 posted on 06/26/2011 12:58:11 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
The media people and political "leadership" are frightened and will do anything possible to prevent a white back lash-which may not occur anyway due to a white inability to defend themselves.

I am fully convinced that the Left desperately wants a Civil War drawn across race and class lines.

That said, I don't know how you happened to miss several years of gun and ammo shortages shortly after Barry was elected. All of that ordnance went somewhere. The problem is not in the ability, it is presently the lack of will to take the battle to the criminals. So Akheem's bodega got looted by "yoots", how exactly is that my problem and why should I jeopardize my fortune and freedom for a stranger who would likely short-change me if given the opportunity?

When the electricity goes out, the pantry is empty, and someone is lying under your car in the driveway drilling a hole in the tank to steal your gasoline, then that "will" will kick in. Also, there needs to be a complete breakdown in civil society's relationship with the government's goon squads and Gestapo - we are approaching that point very quickly. We are learning that the law enforcement agencies are actual obstacles to justice, often providing protection to the criminal element in their vigorous prosecution and political sabotage of innocent Americans who simply want to defend all that they have worked hard to produce.

As there are flash Mobs, there can just as easily be flash Vigilantes. Many are heavily armed and motivated, but we are still holding on to the basics of civility hoping that a peaceful resolution can be made. As long as we have a roof over our heads, something to watch on TV and a belly full of food and drink peace will remain. When that and hope is gone, then the French Revolution will look like a family picnic in comparison.

It should be obvious to everyone by now, the aims and goals of this Administration and those who support it are Hell bent on creating the perfect atmosphere for Armageddon.

91 posted on 06/26/2011 12:59:55 PM PDT by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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To: Larry Lucido

“Well, I guess they can lock up the 19 year old.”

At least long enough for mama to get a lawyer.


92 posted on 06/26/2011 1:01:52 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

“I’ve suggested that to our store, district, and regional LP managers concerning all of the copper wire that keeps getting stolen.

Just put a bullet through their kneecaps and then post pictures of the damage by the wire and I guarantee that the theft will come to a complete halt.

They thought it would work, but were kind of concerned that the cops and the DA might not see it from our point of view. ;-)”

I have a large hand made sign on my storage area “there is nothing in here worth your life” with a skull and cross bones,Everything back there has been left alone!


93 posted on 06/26/2011 1:02:04 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Jonty30
I don't know, but I wonder how many kids in this age range are on facebook. My guess is that it was organized by these people we now know as community organizers. IMO community organizers are the cause of most of the protesters, flash mob, demonstration. etc. problems we are now witnessing.

And who is the chief community organizer??

94 posted on 06/26/2011 1:08:18 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Jonty30

That would disparage Holder’s people, then they would just be relocated to the desired places, at taxpayer expense.


95 posted on 06/26/2011 1:09:40 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe ( "Failure to speak out against evil is evil itself" - Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
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To: The Theophilus

You say “lack of will” to which I would not argue. However, see Spengler who stated in essence that there comes a time in the history of a people that they will die to provide amusement for others rather than defend themselves. That is what I meant by “lack of ability.”


96 posted on 06/26/2011 1:10:57 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: secondamendmentkid

“Loss control at the door - we have “security” issues in our store; you are not allowed in at this time - when they come in a pack.”

Any lawyer reading this response is licking his chops. Especially those related to eric “his people” holder.


97 posted on 06/26/2011 1:16:12 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: elpadre

I don’t think community organizers are needed for something like this. The kids can do this themselves easily enough. I mean, how often have you heard about teen parties, where 3 were invited, but 200 show up?


98 posted on 06/26/2011 1:16:51 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: gitmo

Terrible, funny I never thought of it happening in rural NC. Must have been outsiders though. If you try something like that in a small town, everyone knows who you are and where to come find you ;)


99 posted on 06/26/2011 1:20:41 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Frank_2001

Unfortunately, you are probably right.


100 posted on 06/26/2011 1:21:33 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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