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Several Fights Reported At Mall Of America, 9 Arrested: Police
CBS Minnesota ^ | December 26, 2011 | WCCO

Posted on 12/26/2011 7:14:35 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) – Police arrested nine people at the Mall of America Monday, the day after Christmas, after multiple fights broke out, authorities said.

Mall of America officials released a statement saying that around 4:20 p.m. 50 juveniles caused a large disturbance in the north food court.

Witnesses said the fights started after there were reports that rappers Lil’ Wayne and Drake were visiting the Mall. Police, however, did not comment on these rumors.

Cmdr. Mark Stehlik of Bloomington police said in a press conference that 30 officers responded to the fight and arrested five people (both adults and juveniles) for disorderly conduct.

Following the initial fight in the food court, more fights broke out throughout the Mall, and police arrested four other people, Stehlik said.

Police said as many as 200 were involved the fights. A YouTube video, which contains profanity, shows a fight break out and rage before a police officer interrupts it. The fight occurs at roughly 50 seconds in.

As the fights were popping up, the Mall of America inadvertently called for a lock down. But the lock down was called off minutes later, Mall officials said.

Although the Mall is keeping its normal hours, some stores within the Mall have closed.

Some witnesses reported being evacuated from the Mall; but police said that shoppers were escorted toward the east exit to make room for the investigation, Stehlik said.

According to Stehlik, no weapons were recovered, and there are no reports of burglary. However, there is YouTube video of chairs being thrown.

WCCO has a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest on WCCO 4 News at 10.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: arrests; fights; mallofamerica; minneapolis; minnesota; rioting
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1 posted on 12/26/2011 7:14:44 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

#1 AMISH!!!


2 posted on 12/26/2011 7:16:27 PM PST by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Boxing Day?


3 posted on 12/26/2011 7:16:45 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Must be the Norwegians vs. the Swedes.


4 posted on 12/26/2011 7:17:59 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (I'm for the Swedes.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

EHP?


5 posted on 12/26/2011 7:19:59 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Lil Wayne and Drake? Why would the mall be so irresponsible as to have rappers make an appearance? Unbelievable! What did they THINK would happen?


6 posted on 12/26/2011 7:20:45 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Jets vs Sharks?

7 posted on 12/26/2011 7:21:03 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Rappers and gang-bangers with their pants down around their ankles.

It's lucky there wasn't gunfire.


8 posted on 12/26/2011 7:21:57 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: dfwgator

Actually some non-HP, too, if you watch the video.


9 posted on 12/26/2011 7:22:30 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: FrdmLvr
That's what I thought about Rappers being invited to a mall.
Parking lot maybe, but not inside.
10 posted on 12/26/2011 7:23:32 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Needs to be sent to Bambi and Holder with the question, What are your people doing?


11 posted on 12/26/2011 7:31:25 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Tolerance Sucks Rocks.
50 juveniles caused a large disturbance in the north food court... 30 officers responded to the fight and arrested five people (both adults and juveniles) for disorderly conduct... more fights broke out throughout the Mall, and police arrested four other people... as many as 200 were involved the fights.
See, this wouldn't happen at the Indianapolis Kroger store.


12 posted on 12/26/2011 7:39:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Norwegians and Swedes are few and far between at MOA.


13 posted on 12/26/2011 7:45:23 PM PST by DManA ( ex)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Big Lutefisk sale?


14 posted on 12/26/2011 7:46:21 PM PST by tumblindice (cowboy up)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Rename it ‘Maul of Amerika’.


15 posted on 12/26/2011 8:01:45 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I visited the Mall of America with another guy from NJ; he thought the Jersey Gardens mall in Elizabeth was bigger. I don’t know, but we walked the whole Mall of America in a couple of hours; it seems the “stacking” qualifies it as the biggest, where I had imagined a more sprawling, “lower” structure.

Was definitely new to me.


16 posted on 12/26/2011 8:03:09 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Charles Henrickson; DManA; FrdmLvr; lightman; MaxMax; NCDave; Old Sarge; ...

Its too bad the story has to call them ‘juveniles’. The videos make it more clear.

What they are is inner city (ghetto) Minneapolis black kids who have nothing better to do.
They ride the nearly-free Metro train (thanks to taxpayers) down to the MOA, where they ‘hang out’

It has gotten worse at MOA since the one mall in their own neighborhood Brookdale had to be torn down.
That one had to be closed and razed because these same punks took over, and most shoppers with any money were afraid to go there.
I heard other people call that mall “Blackdale” before it closed.
Blacks outnumbered whites about 20 to 1 at Brookdale, and it was a bit scary going there.

This same thing could happen to MOA if the gangs aren’t controlled.
And taxpayers shouldn’t be subsidizing the fares of these thugs to ride from Minneapolis to MOA.

Triple the transit fares, and hire more cops, or good luck getting whites to shop there.
They’ll go to Southdale or one of the other ‘Dale’s that does not have subsidized Metro train service.


17 posted on 12/26/2011 8:06:09 PM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: Future Useless Eater

MOA has a very delicate problem. I have no idea how they are going to handle it without Holder dropping the hammer on them.


18 posted on 12/26/2011 8:08:53 PM PST by DManA ( ex)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Who the heck did they think was going to take that train? Rich matrons from Edina?


19 posted on 12/26/2011 8:13:05 PM PST by DManA ( ex)
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To: DManA

“MOA has a very delicate problem.”

It seems to be the equivalent of a fatal viral infection.

A mall in a neighboring city was shut down due to the delicate problem driving away customers. Now, the same element tha caused the problem in the now closed mall, has infected the mall in my city. The time frame appears to be 2-5 years before death of an infected mall.


20 posted on 12/26/2011 8:13:14 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Minnesota?

Amazing....


21 posted on 12/26/2011 8:14:58 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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22 posted on 12/26/2011 8:18:18 PM PST by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: DManA

MOA has very capable security. This mission has to be a nightmare though.


23 posted on 12/26/2011 8:19:17 PM PST by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Future Useless Eater

“On the first day of Kwanzaa the ferals gave to me
a giagantic food court melee”


24 posted on 12/26/2011 8:19:41 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: Future Useless Eater

That is so sad to hear.

I went to the MOA years ago. I was in awe of the size of the place, and the variety of shops was bewildering.

To think that White Flight will attack it is sad.


25 posted on 12/26/2011 8:20:03 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Until white folks can stop acting stupid, especially the police, minorities will have no other avenue to express their frustration with this awful place to live. Ask the President if you doubt what I say. Sadly this is true in all 57 states.


26 posted on 12/26/2011 8:30:54 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

THAT’S funny... I don’t care who you are...


27 posted on 12/26/2011 8:39:57 PM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Old Sarge

The only reason to go there any more is for Rybicki cheese curds up on 3rd floor west. yum....
Everything else can be found elsewhere AFAIK


28 posted on 12/26/2011 8:40:26 PM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Diversity On The Rampage: Kwanzaa Edition.

More diverse yoot violence in the news!

Teenager is stabbed to death at the sales
Horror on London’s Oxford Street
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4022099/Horror-on-Oxford-Street-Teenager-is-stabbed-to-death-at-the-sales.html
http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16137747


29 posted on 12/26/2011 8:40:49 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Wouldn’t make any sense being one if you couldn’t act like one.

Leroy and Tyrone acting up again.


30 posted on 12/26/2011 8:44:12 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Holder's People will soon reduce everything in America into a gang-banging ghetto slum.

Normal people will be standing security watches around the clock in their own homes with loaded weapons in hand.

A trip to the grocers will be a tactical neighborhood deployment in sufficient numbers to provide mutual security complete with lookouts and armed protection.

31 posted on 12/26/2011 8:47:15 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Aint kwanzaa fun?


32 posted on 12/26/2011 8:48:45 PM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Thanks Future Useless Eater.


33 posted on 12/26/2011 8:51:55 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
Until white folks can stop acting stupid, especially the police, minorities will have no other avenue to express their frustration with this awful place to live.

Not going to happen, given the fact our government coddles these folks and enacts laws to protect them. In fact William, your post could be construed as being offensive or hateful and you could be subject to legal action.

34 posted on 12/26/2011 9:07:03 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

2012 The Year of the Feral U.S Citizen.


35 posted on 12/26/2011 9:33:10 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: cornfedcowboy
MOA has very capable security. This mission has to be a nightmare though.

Afghanistan has a very capable (US) military, too ... but I wouldn't want to go shopping there. :(

36 posted on 12/26/2011 9:36:59 PM PST by The Duke
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To: dragnet2
"I didn't do it, Joe. Wow, you've put on some weight. Hey, Gannon, how's it feel riding around with the fat wad.. don't shoot!"
37 posted on 12/26/2011 9:48:54 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: samadams2000

Could you narrow that down a bit?


38 posted on 12/26/2011 9:49:13 PM PST by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

lol...


39 posted on 12/26/2011 9:49:28 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Red_Devil 232
What are your people doing?

Redistributin' the wealth.

40 posted on 12/26/2011 9:58:54 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: Future Useless Eater
The only reason to go there any more is for Rybicki cheese curds up on 3rd floor west. yum.... Everything else can be found elsewhere AFAIK

I take it you live nearby. I was overnight on business and ventured to that mall instead of staying in the hotel room.

Is the log ride still there? I was bored and rode that thing 10 times.

Seemed like a nice enough mall as malls go but sounds like that might have changed?

41 posted on 12/26/2011 10:02:30 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Future Useless Eater

Nailed it.


42 posted on 12/26/2011 10:04:00 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: gunsequalfreedom

It’s been this way for a long time, it’s just rare that the disorder gets big enough to make the news. I live on the other side of the cities, I haven’t been to the mall in years.


43 posted on 12/26/2011 10:09:36 PM PST by cryptical (The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: cryptical
It’s been this way for a long time, it’s just rare that the disorder gets big enough to make the news. I live on the other side of the cities, I haven’t been to the mall in years.

I'm with you. Even though I live a fairly short drive (30 min or so) from MOA, stuff like this is why I very rarely visit the place (or downtown Minneapolis.) Maybe once every 3 years, if that (for either.)

44 posted on 12/27/2011 12:11:11 AM PST by Ackackadack
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To: Future Useless Eater

Our shopper centers west of Newark NJ have bus access, but that’s it - certainly not the very cheap fare you mention to get to Mall of America (to get from our hotel to the train station was completely free). Any attempts to extend train lines to those wealthy ‘burbs in NJ have been quickly beaten down; Those Of Whom We Don’t Speak have a well-earned reputation for violence and pillaging.


46 posted on 12/27/2011 3:26:38 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The same type of feral yoots killed the Mills Mall in Hazelwood, Missouri. That was supposed to be a huge draw but “they” killed it.

Just like everything else good and decent.


47 posted on 12/27/2011 3:36:30 AM PST by Molon Labbie (Occupiers- The world is watching....and alternatively laughing and vomiting)
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To: lightman

on the 1st night of Kwanza my true love gave to me...brawls!


48 posted on 12/27/2011 4:33:50 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Where are the videos? The ones you listed all say ‘This video has been removed because its content violated YouTube’s Terms of Service.’


49 posted on 12/27/2011 4:48:27 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I remember when the bus drivers went on strike in Minnesota a while ago, they said that the crime at the Mall of America plummeted because the trouble makers couldn’t make it there.


50 posted on 12/27/2011 9:59:09 AM PST by MNDude
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