Skip to comments.Flash Mobs – Open Letter To All Urban Residents & Especially Jews
Posted on 08/13/2011 5:09:24 AM PDT by marktwain
Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- My Friends: The mainstream media is doing its best to belittle a dangerous trend in America today: the flash mob of youths.
The term flash mob originally referred to groups of peaceful citizenry who gathered for what are best called social experiments jovial sing-alongs and dance-alongs and other forms of harmless improvisational theater.
I was personally caught up by several such flash mobs in New York City and smiled at the entertaining street theater.
Times have changed rapidly, and ominously so.
In Wisconsin home to JPFOs office Witnesses accounts claim everything from dozens to hundreds of young black people beating white people as they left State Fair Thursday night. (WTMJ News).
In Philadelphia, the mayor talks tough to black teenagers after flash mobs attack people at random on the streets of the citys tourist and fashionable shopping districts. (Washington Times). The mayor has now imposed a curfew on the City.
In Chicago on Memorial Day weekend, roving teens flashed gang signs, knocked cyclists off their bikes and harassed picnickers. (Washington Times)
Weve seen similar events in Peoria, IL; Atlanta, GA; Las Vegas, NV; and close to home for me personally South Orange, NJ. (Flash Mobs).
And while you wont see it in the MSM, you can find plenty of blogs that highlight the racial undertones and overtones of these flash mobs. Heres an account of a Peoria eye-witness who says the mob chanted kill all the white people. (See Blog).
As most decent people are watching the stock market gyrations and following our federal governments mismanagement of both monetary and fiscal policy, our nation is entering an unpredictable phase. Im sorry to say that, based on history, things are going to get worse. Just look at London, England, where four nights of rioting hooligans have resulted in the deployment of an extra 16,000 police officers in an attempt to stop the looting, vandalism, destruction, assaults, and robbery.
My response to flash mobs?
GET A GUN.
Get a gun, and learn how to shoot it accurately, under pressure. If you find yourself in a flash mob, the police will NOT show up in time to do you a bit of good. These mobs gather in minutes and disburse just as quickly when the first police car arrives. Or worse, they attack the first police officers until backup arrives.
What kind of gun should you get? Start with a quality semi-automatic pistol. A standard magazine of 12 or 15 rounds will come with it, and you can purchase and carry one or two backup magazines on your person or in your car. If your state laws allow it, a loaded shotgun in your car wouldnt be a bad idea either.
Interestingly enough the State of Illinois (Peoria flash mob) will not issue concealed weapon permits.
Wisconsin (Milwaukee flash mob) has a newly instated concealed carry system, but it hasnt been in place long enough for many Wisconsinites to get their carry permits.
And in London, all guns are outlawed.
Thank G-d, in America, we still have the Second Amendment.
Im an Orthodox Jew. It is our peoples custom to dress in a somewhat distinctive manner. Orthodox Jews stand out. I want to ask a very somber question: How do you think one of these mobs of youths out looking for victims will react to a car full of Orthodox Jews?
Evil force can only be met by righteous opposing force effective, superior, righteous opposing force.
One righteous person in Milwaukee, licensed to carry concealed, stepping out of his or her car and shooting one of the youths as they were beating the teen victim would have stopped that flash mob instantly. This would also have been a legal shooting, as it was done to save an innocent life.
Similarly, I wonder how out of control a flash mob of racist youths might evolve in gun toting Phoenix, Arizona?
But most Jews in America have chosen to disarm themselves. In these times of growing economic and social unrest, nothing could be more foolish.
To all my Jewish brothers and sisters I say again: GET A GUN. Learn to use it safely and responsibly. And prepare to defend yourself and those you love.
To all my righteous non-Jewish friends I send the same message. This growing evil must be met directly, and with ice cold determination. The police WILL NOT be there on time.
Shalom, Rabbi Dovid Bendory Rabbinic Director Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (http://jpfo.org)
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GET A GUN
Know the law in your particular state. If your state has a "Stand your Ground" law then you are in a better position if you need to use deadly force.
Note the phrase "NEED to use deadly force". In most jurisdictions, you may use deadly force to protect yourself from death or serious bodily injury, and against rape.
Somebody spitting in your face does not merit shooting them in any jurisdiction. Somebody grabbing your camera and running off with it does not merit shooting them in most jurisdictions. Somebody coming at you with a knife or other deadly weapon, with evident intent to stab you, DOES justify shooting them in most jurisdictions. A large mob, even unarmed, can stomp you to death very easily, and may justify deadly force, especially when there are already other victims on the ground to provide an indication that you are justified to feel that you are in deadly danger.
Bottom line: when the fertilizer looks like it's starting to hit the fan, exit the area. Keep in mind that in big cities, the jury pool will contain a high percentage of people who look like the guy you just shot. Do what you need to do to protect your family and yourself.
Lastly, DO NOT make statements to police other than "I was in fear for my life. I wish to have my attorney present before saying anything further."
“my theory is this...if someone gets right in my face (by that I mean physical contact)....I have the right to punch said face...
...if someone gets violent with me....it is my civic duty to return it 10 fold....”
That’s fine for you (perhaps), but how does that help your wife, daughter, girlfriend or Grandmother if they are at the local Mall and a mob of 200 vicious reprobates suddenly forms and starts beating on everyone they can find?
And the BIG day for these flash mobs is Sept 27th - where they plan on descending upon DC and other big cities.
Whitey is the target - "whitey" should start planning for a trip outta town by the 26th. This is going to get very bad before it gets better.
These people have been primed for this. And come election - IF O'bumbles hasn't used these as his excuse to declare Martial Law and close down the election - (Part of the whole plan from the get go?) there will be rampant intimidation at voting places, thanks to Holder's refusal to prosecute 'his people' = aka the Black Panthers.
Batten down the hatches. It's going to be a rough ride.
The Left came up with the “flash mob” game so they could direct violence in a new kind of “get the rich” riot strategy rather than the old fashioned kind - burn down black neighborhoods riot.
The Left always orchestrates race riots when they have power and their power is threatened. When America elected a Black Marxist as president, class jealously, race riots and violent attacks on whites was guarenteed.
The strategy we see the leaders behind the riots in London are planning that for us. It won’t go as smoothely here.
A large percentage of flash mob members are either juveniles or have felony records, or both. This disqualifies them from CCW eligibility. A felon in possession of a gun is an automatic trip back to prison. This is why they like flash mobs -- they have overwhelming force, but no weapons that can land them in prison.
They also enjoy mobbing, but have no interest in getting killed for entertainment. If a bunch get killed, they're more likely to lose interest in the activity.
A can of wasp spray - that can straight shoot 20' - works even better.
call the Judge
If you start shooting, then they’ll start shooting. Then you’ll have a street war. After awhile, everybody will forget who started it, and the lefties will say “it’s nobody’s fault, but we have to disarm america right now, now, now!” I don’t think any of these mob actions are spontaneous,they’re coordinated.
I would like to see a movement of “flash minutemen” begin in these areas.
I disagree. If black mobs do this, Obama will lose in a LANDSLIDE!!
“these flash mobs of violent blacks are no different than the lynch mobs of yesterday.”
No, they are not.
A “lynch mob” of yesteryear — and I’m referring specifically towards those in the South — we groups of organized, indeed “regular” citizens who banded together to extract quick justice against someone (usually black) who had egregiously and totally violated the laws and mores of society. Once their “pound of flesh” had been taken, they were no more.
A flash mob is diametrically opposed in what it does. The mob is intent on “taking” from random victims (almost always white) for no reason other than they are white and that they are there to be taken from. Like piranas, they will attempt to devour anything (anyone) who falls within their reach.
In times past, a lynch mob would have been a logical response to behavior such as the beating/murder of a victim of a flash mob.
But to equate the former with the latter is, well, nonsense.
I’ll say something which you will find even more contentious. In the old South, I would reckon that many, if not most, of the “lynch mob victims” were indeed guilty of the transgressions for which they were being sought. And something even more. In those times, even the most feral of scoundrels understood that vile behavior in the extreme, could result in quick (if non-judicial) punishment, also in the extreme. For what it’s worth, the threat of the noose coerced most criminals into “not going over a certain line”. For if they did, they knew what might come next.
There was a time when gross behavior engendered quick, and often gross, punishment.
It is because we have so completely removed the threat of punishment that we are seeing the behavior we see today.
I’ve heard wasp spray is very effective because of the distance it shoots.
The main ingredient of pepper spray is capsaicin, an oil extracted from chili peppers which temporarily causes severe irritation of the eyes and lungs, producing a strong burning sensation and difficulty breathing.
Wasp sprays consist of one or more insecticides such as pyrethrum or propoxur. While the toxic side-effects of such chemicals do, in fact, include eye and lung irritation in humans, they are chemical poisons, the main purpose of which is killing pests.
Notwithstanding variations among specific products (of which there are many), it's probably true that wasp and hornet sprays in general, because they're manufactured for use at greater distances, project further and more accurately than pepper sprays, which typically have a range of six to 10 feet. How reliably wasp and hornet sprays would actually work as a deterrent against human assailants is bound to vary, however, given differences in formulation and the fact that they weren't made specifically for that purpose in the first place.
To my knowledge, no one has ever tested or documented the effectiveness of insecticide sprays for self-defense.
One reader who accidentally received a dose of wasp spray while using it around his home told me he was surprised at how little irritation he felt. "A gust of wind caused a good splash of the spray to come right back into my right eye," he wrote. "I panicked and started to run to a source of water, only to find there was no adverse reaction at all, no more than being squirted with a water pistol. It took me at least ten seconds to get to the water, and I rinsed it off, and never felt anything from it."
What you described are vigilantes who may or may not have employed lynchings.
Lynch mobs, by its more contemporary definition and as vigilante mobs evolved (or devolved) into being, were groups of racists who hunted down prey and beat or killed them.
That is what these flash mobs are and that is what they are doing.
You forget that "them" is a very small minority of the population.
In a short while, none of them will be left, those who had to use force to defend against them will never give up the tools they used to defend themselves, and American cities will be much safer places.
I doubt that "them" amount to 1 percent of the population, likely much less. Police and former police, veterans, and CCW holders amount to more than 10 percent of the population.
OK, but I know from using it on wasps how quickly those spray cans run out. The flow rate out of the can is so high — maybe 30-40 seconds at the most? If you try to use it while the hive is awake the remaining wasps will mob and attack you — what do you think the remaining ‘youths’ will do?
The flash looters need forcible suppression which is swift, stinging, and certain. They need to learn a lesson they will never forget.
And let creative men and women flash their God-given joy, the inner secret of the world.
See my #66. I had heard the same thing but would never resort to it ...since I own a .45
Just a caution: oven cleaner is extremely caustic and could blind or maim the person [offender?] you're spraying.
I’m thinking that the media can make a small number of people look like a hoarde in the perceptions of the public. If a few of them are shot by armed citizens, the media will make it look like a bloody massacre.
” spray of oven cleaner to the eyes will work just fine on the offenders!!!!!”
Wasp spray. 20 foot reach.
You are correct. However, the MSM is losing its ability to control the flow of information and ideas. Truth is gaining in power.
....And what is going to happen September 27, 2011 in D.C. by any chance? Thank-you!
“Similarly, I wonder how out of control a flash mob of racist youths might evolve in gun toting Phoenix, Arizona?”
I have some interesting takes on that hypothetical. The first of which is that the Coen brothers movie “Raising Arizona” was less a comedy than a documentary.
Committing a public armed robbery in Arizona usually means one of three things: the robber is newly arrived from out of State; or they are out of their mind with drugs and/or alcohol, or they are naturally out of their mind; or three, that they wish to commit suicide. Or, of course, some combination of the three things.
The closest thing Arizona has ever had to a riot was during WWII, when the blacks living in South Phoenix, a traditionally bad neighborhood, decided to protest-riot, because they believed an unfairly large number of black men had been drafted.
Anti-draft *anything* in “ ‘Ol Frank’s” authoritarian America was a major no-no, and was met by the deployment of a contingent of the Arizona National Guard, located not too far away. A single Army truck with just a few soldiers on it.
And a water cooled M1917A1 Browning 30mm machine gun, with an adequate supply of belted ammunition.
They “hosed” the asphalt in front of the rioters, spraying chunks of asphalt and ricochet bullets at a high rate of speed at the rioters.
A news report of “a public disturbance”, about one paragraph, was published in the now defunct Phoenix Gazette newspaper, far in the back, “among the truss ads”, according the the young reporter who wrote it. He had been among the rioters, and had wisely ducked into an alley, with only the heel of one shoe being shot off.
He did not publish a full account of the event until near his retirement in the late 1970s.
Now granted, the Arizona National Guard no longer actively uses water cooled M1917A1 Browning 30mm machine guns, it having been superseded by more trendy machine guns, but it goes to show the local attitude towards “public disturbances” committed by those who seek to use mob violence against the responsible public and their property.
Close to 50% of Arizona households have guns, and a large number of these have more than one.
The bottom line is even if someone proposed a “flash mob” in the worst part of South Phoenix today, everyone else would look at them as if they had lost their [expletive] mind. Which would likely be the case, unless they were newly arrived from out of State.
Still trying to jumpstart a discussion about REALITY and mob violence.
I was 10 yards from a flash mob stabbing while being responsible for two women and eight children, 2 in strollers.
If I was armed (illegally, as it was in DC), what would be the result of:
a) Drawing a weapon and making it visible?
b) Firing a shot in the air?
c) Shooting the two closest mobbers?
d) Seeking shelter for the children and blocking access?
It is very unclear to me (having no CQB experience) whether a single man engaging a flash mob with deadly force is more likely. less likely, or no more or less likely to be killed himself or to cause injury or death to those he must protect.
I'd like to hear opinions from anyone with actual experience.
This is NOT like a deadly force confrontation with 1-3 perps. I've been robbed with a knife in Brooklyn (before Rudy), and the benefits of CCW for THAT scenario are clear to me.
This is 20+ jazzed-up street "youths", looking to hurt white people. That's a LOT worse for the defender than a scumbag with a knife.
What do you all say?
Bumping your post to read later responses.
stay out of crappy neighborhoods and if they come to you then treat the offenders with extreme prejudice....
Those were great, but pixillated beyond belief on my computer. Here is another one from Beirut. I think they are singing Christ is Risen. I love it, whatever they are singing.
"Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death And upon those in the tombs bestowing life" Christ is risen! He is truly risen! Masieh Qam!"
I mean, singing about Jesus is Risen in Arabic in the food court of a mall in the Middle East. That takes some cultural chutzpah -- of the very best kind.
Best first choice: increase distance, leave the area. Get out of the area where the mob is occurring. Put yourself between the mob and the people you are trying to protect. Tell the people that you are protecting that they are in danger and that you all need to take defensive action.
If you cannot leave the area, get to a protected position so that you cannot be surrounded and attacked from behind. Have the people you are trying to protect behind you. Try to blend in. You might pull up a hoodie or fashion a mask if you can. The mob usually does not attack those that it sees as "in group" members. Call 911 to get on record as wanting the authorities to handle it. If you have assistance, have one of those you are trying to protect call.
A weapon gives you a tremendous advantage. If the members of the mob start coming at you, and you perceive that you are under attack, get your weapon out and make sure that they see it. Most of the time they will run away.
If they keep coming, yell at them to back off. Make it loud and authoritative. Tell them to drop the weapon, if you suspect that they might have one. It usually works. Those who may not have a weapon will be intimidated and think that you are crazy. That will likely help.
Try not to look like a victim. If they continue to advance on you after seeing your firearm and being yelled at, shooting them is likely to be justified. Most police are taught not to let them get closer than 21 feet, if they have a contact weapon. If it is a threat from multiple assailants, that makes it a deadly threat, even if there is no weapon. It is extremely rare for mobs to attack an active shooter. I have never heard of such a case. They almost certainly will run away. Prepare yourself for a legal defense.
Secure yourself and those you are trying to protect. Go back to step one and leave the area. Have your contact stay on the line with police if possible. Remember that everything said on the 911 line is recorded.
After everyone is secure, call an attorney, preferably one that you know, and have them contact the police and arrange for you to give a statement with the attorney present.
As you know, all of this is likely to happen very fast. If you have a recorder with you, have it turned on. If you have help, have one of them record the incident with phone video if you can.
I wrote to my congressman and Senators afterwards to ask for CCW reciprocity in DC. This would be an easy thing to give, well within the powers of Congress.
My congressman responded that he was a co-sponsor of national CCW reciprocity, which would cover all 50 states but not DC. This, I'm not sure Congress has the power to do.
Neither Senator answered.
Arm yourself. Good advise. The situation has been so out of hand for years that “law enforcement” can’t handle it. If they could, there would not be the drug and illegal immigration and (fill in the blank) problems we currently endure.
I myself dress in a distinctive style, at least for these days. I wear the same kind of clothing I did in the ‘50’s ande ‘60’s. Jeans, belted firmly at the waist, a simple shirt, leather oxfords. I stand out now in the crowd of slovenly dressers that populate our streets and avenues.
Awesome video! Thanks for posting it!
He is Risen!
You did very well. Thank you for sharing your experience. Freerepublic has become one of the best media in the world for discerning reality.
And they all have beautiful voices. It’s a pleasure to hear, no matter what language it is in.
“Combine that law with CCW and defending the civilians right to self defense (using lethal force) and you will have no flash mobs at all.”
This past May, the South Carolina Supreme Court expanded our list of targets under the Castle Doctrine.
A local lefty prosecutor tried to send a citizen to prison for killing an unarmed thug. The supreme court reversed the conviction. Now we have settled law and a list of approved targets. It’s open season on obuma thugs in SC.
If you want the link, I’ll publish it on this thread or send you a FReep-mail.
Another point for SC!
Good answer. Thanks!
I’ve sent this video clip to a whole list of people today and included your translation. I know it is not Easter yet, but my church teaches that every Sunday and every Mass is Easter. Who knows where we all will be next year? So, why wait. These voices and faces send chills (the good kind) down my spine.
I wonder what kind of a response I’ll get?
I’m so glad you did this! I must have watched the clipa dozen times. I “go there” whenever I need a spiritual lift. Christ is Risen! Christos anesti! Masieh Qam!
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
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