Skip to comments.Long Beach Residents Warned About Friday ‘Bash Mob’
Posted on 07/19/2013 6:16:26 AM PDT by BenLurkin
LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) Officials in Long Beach are warning residents about a planned Bash Mob potentially planned for Friday afternoon.
In a Bash Mob, an unruly but organized crowd sometimes as many as 100 people race through the streets committing thefts, petty crimes, assaults and property damage.
A Bash Mob most recently occurred in the Long Beach area on July 9 in the Pike and City Place areas downtown, according to Long Beach Police Sgt. Aaron Eaton. One person was arrested and several business reported property damage during the incident.
Detectives investigating the July 9 incident found out about the planning stages of another event, by the same group, scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Eaton said.
The Long Beach Police Department takes this issue very seriously and will be prepared to arrest anyone whose intent is to commit criminal acts, Eaton said. We will continue to support everyones right to free speech and assembly. However, the police must also protect the safety of those victims targeted by these bash mobs.
Police did not know if the planned Bash Mob was connected to a similar incident in Hollywood Tuesday evening.
Eaton says the mobs are apparently organized on social media site and often come up with their own names. The mobs also arrive and leave by Metro.
They are able to gather quickly and commit these crimes. Most often, it appears theft is the intent and target of why they are doing this. said Eaton.
As in Tuesdays incident in Hollywood, innocent bystanders and businesses are most often hit.
In the July 9 incident in Long Beach, KCAL9′s Suraya Fadel said there were a few minor injuries, several businesses sustained property damage and there was one arrest and several citations
So “flash mob” isn’t good enough anymore?
Taser Guns would be highly effective in disbanding them and then when they are immobilized, arrest them and leave them in jail for awhile...
How ironic. Now they’re using social media to “organize” the breakdown of society and the return to lawlessness. Portraying it as some new social trend and giving it a catchy name like “bash mob” doesn’t change the fact that America is now experiencing what every society since Rome has when it falls apart — a return to chaos where the mob simply takes what it wants and the police either lack the will or means to stop it.
“Give them a whiff of the grape.”
Concertina wire strung between two fast-moving HMMWVs is an effective crowd control measure, producing few fatalities while achieving psychological dominance.
Nope, rock salt from 12 Gauge.
Every nightmare from Orwell’s ‘1984’ to Clockwork Orange is becoming reality.
Nah, I’m thinking a good acid sprayer on a few mob crowds and that BS will stop. Its not time to show any fear but it is time to forget the PC crap. The end law of the land is use of force and it always has been; discussions will not work with mentally disturbed low IQ lemmings.
It is like large gangs, but without rival gangs to control them.
This is one answer to the question of why someone needs a high capacity magazine.
"Can you dig it!!!"
You could try non-destructive responses. I always thought setting loose a few skunks into such a mob would be a sufficient deterrent.
With the types of people who show up for something like this, I think its the skunk that would run away in horror at the smell and filth.
Load up the water canons with pig sludge.
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