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Police scramble to fight flash-mob mayhem
CNN ^ | August 18, 2011 | Ashley Fantz

Posted on 08/18/2011 12:20:24 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

(CNN) -- This week in Germantown, Maryland, it took less than a minute for a flash mob of teenagers to descend on a 7-Eleven, ransack shelves and make off with hundreds of dollars worth of stuff.

It's going to take much longer for police in Montgomery County to figure out how to prevent it from happening again.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: animals; brigands; flashmob; glock; thieves
I'm surprised CNN is even covering this.
1 posted on 08/18/2011 12:20:28 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; All

What was really strange was that while everyone else was grabbing stuff, one girl picked up something from the floor and put it back on a shelf. She did seem to be part of the group.


2 posted on 08/18/2011 12:22:32 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m not smart about tweeting or cell phone technolgy but can’t they trace back to who got notified to show up and steal and assault people? Maybe only on CSI or Crimminal Minds heck if I know


3 posted on 08/18/2011 12:28:33 PM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
It's going to take much longer for police in Montgomery County to figure out how to prevent it from happening again.

Give all the local shopkeepers an mp3 file of a Glock 17 emptying its magazine in rapid-fire mode to play over their PA systems when a mob of Eric Holder's people shows up.

4 posted on 08/18/2011 12:32:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Profit" is a measure of how efficiently an entity utilizes the raw materials at its command.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Permit the clerks to be armed and make sure they have training.


5 posted on 08/18/2011 12:33:42 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I think CNN is realizing they are sitting on some pretty expensive property in Atlanta. Damages might even exceed that at the MD 7-Eleven if a flash mob decided to pay them a visit. Liberals are not all that interested in being caught outside of the “limosine”.


6 posted on 08/18/2011 12:33:58 PM PDT by rod1
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m sick of these criminals being referred to as “flash-mobs.”

Call them what they are, violent Black-mobs or in the cases of mixed race~~ violent punk-mobs.

THIS is a flash-mob....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EYAUazLI9k


7 posted on 08/18/2011 12:35:56 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Federal RICO and Conspiracy charges brought against a few dozen of these clowns would reduce the number of these crimes we see by significant amounts. Send these little bastards to a federal maximum security prison, and toss em a tube of vaseline on the way out the door.


8 posted on 08/18/2011 12:36:53 PM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: SaintDismas

No. The way it works is that individuals follow (subscribe) or friend (subscribe) another individual to be able to see tweets and posts. A flash mob of 30 might hit a store, but 600 or more saw the tweet or read the post. It’s certainly a starting point for police, but it’s not really going to be that useful.


9 posted on 08/18/2011 12:42:10 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“And government regulation did not choke off development of new industry and economic expansion.”

What is with people’s obsessive adding of words onto other words, usually via hyphen? We already have a term for “flash-mobs.” They’re called “mobs.” “Mob” is a perfect useful word, mass media. Please use it again.


10 posted on 08/18/2011 12:43:29 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

How to prevent these? Take a look at this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbsgHbXubGU&feature=youtube_gdata_player_

Clean up with a fire hose afterward......

No trial, no reports to file.


11 posted on 08/18/2011 12:44:53 PM PDT by GT Vander (Life's priorities; God, Family, Country. Everything else is just details...)
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To: Melas

Even if the pool of suspects is 600, you can compare those faces against security video & get the culprits. Then charge them & make sure restitution is made. Or a few thousand hours of community service & a ban on using social media for a few years.

I’d prefer to just shoot them, but some might think that extreme.


12 posted on 08/18/2011 12:47:22 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

One word: sting operation


13 posted on 08/18/2011 12:51:07 PM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: Gator113

Absolutely.

Let’s call a spade a spade...


14 posted on 08/18/2011 12:51:37 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: Gator113

I have a different view of a flash mob, too. My granddaughter and other choir members from St. John Cantius Church in Chicago formed balloons into a rosary with a gold cross on the end, then filled them with helium and released them downtown. They sailed up over Tribune Tower and floated down Michigan Avenue. What a beautiful sight!


15 posted on 08/18/2011 12:55:29 PM PDT by MondoQueen
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To: GT Vander

Holy crap.....that Glock didn’t even move.


16 posted on 08/18/2011 12:55:38 PM PDT by RC2
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Locust Swarms die when the run out of food. Wall them up!


17 posted on 08/18/2011 12:56:21 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: Palladin

ABC World News Tonight reported on the flash mob mayhem a few nights ago. They even showed video from a security camera.....it was obvious to all the viewers that the flash mob participants were all black.


18 posted on 08/18/2011 12:57:02 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama inherited a mild recession from George W. Bush and turned it into a major depression.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If this flash mob stuff proliferates, Obama a dead duck in 2012 (if the economy doesn’t get him).


19 posted on 08/18/2011 1:08:35 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: gleeaikin

I saw that too and thought it strange. If your ransacking some place why would you bother? My guess is she might just be following the crowd. Some kids get caught up in things when they are running with a bad crowd that they normally wouldn’t do.


20 posted on 08/18/2011 1:14:01 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: BusterBear

I don’t think this will be a tough problem to fix.

All that needs to be done is for the cell phone companies to keep a log on texts sent. The police could trace all the texts and work backwards to find out who the instigators are.


21 posted on 08/18/2011 1:15:52 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Get a can of bear spray and a gas mask then spray away.


22 posted on 08/18/2011 1:17:23 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: MondoQueen

That had to be a wonderful sight.


23 posted on 08/18/2011 1:18:55 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Two ways to prevent it: one, allow clerks to shoot to kill when descended upon by such people. Two, when you capture any of them, a public caning followed by a salt water washdown of the caned area. Three, cane the parents.


24 posted on 08/18/2011 1:19:59 PM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama couldn't run a lemonade stand. Let him eat peas!)
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To: Jonty30
The police could trace all the texts and work backwards to find out who the instigators are.

Of course if this is the Baraqqis practicing for Nov 2012, Eric Holder might not be of much help here.....

25 posted on 08/18/2011 1:20:25 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

Unless the calls are coming across interstate, it’s something the local police could handle it.


26 posted on 08/18/2011 1:22:39 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Jonty30

They don’t use texts, they use facebook and twitter on their phones. That much at least has been established in PA. A tweet can go hundreds, and you only have 30 in the store. See the problem?


27 posted on 08/18/2011 1:27:09 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
It's going to take much longer for police in Montgomery County to figure out how to prevent it from happening again.

The police need to encourage shop owners to exercise thier Second Ammendment Rights, and to offer training programs for those who do.

28 posted on 08/18/2011 1:27:41 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: Twotone

I’m sure it could be done. The real problem is that we don’t live in the CSI fairyland where budgets and resources are unlimited. How many man hours would it take it to cull 30 suspects off the internet? I have no idea, but I’m betting it’s expensive.


29 posted on 08/18/2011 1:27:53 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Melas

True, but I bet local vendors along with families might be willing to volunteer. I certainly would. Of course, that’s assuming the police allow that kind of thing.


30 posted on 08/18/2011 1:35:43 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Melas

It still can be traced.

Facebook can also trace the texts back to whomever posted it.


31 posted on 08/18/2011 1:35:46 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: NRA1995

You’ve got one clerk, 30 criminals.

If the clerk carries, they will start to carry.

Solved nothing, at least in real life.


32 posted on 08/18/2011 1:41:50 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Or how about Larvell Jones.
33 posted on 08/18/2011 1:44:50 PM PDT by hout8475
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To: Gator113

They could always call it a Black Mob Flash Rob!


34 posted on 08/18/2011 1:49:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: hout8475
The only problem with Larvell is he can only be at one place at a time.

:>]

35 posted on 08/18/2011 1:55:58 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Prosecute those identified as terrorists and make them serve a minimum of ten tenyears with no parole until at least have been served - no time off for good behavior.


36 posted on 08/18/2011 1:58:17 PM PDT by monocle
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Prosecute those identified as terrorists and make them serve a minimum of ten tenyears with no parole until at least have been served - no time off for good behavior.


37 posted on 08/18/2011 1:58:31 PM PDT by monocle
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That works well. ;>)


38 posted on 08/18/2011 2:14:09 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Gator113

This one is my favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwzN4633mpI


39 posted on 08/18/2011 2:58:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh to be young again. I loved it, I would have had a ball being involved in that.


40 posted on 08/18/2011 3:13:40 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: arthurus
Permit the clerks to be armed and make sure they have training.

Or, install a sprinkler type device over the door that will mist a dye like banks use in dye packs. Have the clerks flip the switch once they start entering and exiting.

That should give the cops, teachers and general public several days to spot these marked thugs.

41 posted on 08/18/2011 3:17:41 PM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: Gator113

I’m with you. They could even dance.


42 posted on 08/18/2011 3:47:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This one is from my hometown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzNIcbMEt6I


43 posted on 08/18/2011 3:50:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Twotone

“I’d prefer to just shoot them, but some might think that extreme.”

Depends how badly you want to solve the problem.


44 posted on 08/18/2011 5:32:51 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Here’s how you stop them.

If they are traveling in groups of 4 or more or loitering there is no other alternative but to stop them for ID’s and questioning. They did it to themselves.


45 posted on 08/19/2011 8:27:19 AM PDT by eaglestar
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