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Street Mob Breaks Out in Gentrifying Washington, D.C. Neighborhood
The Daily Caller ^ | 7/19/2014 | Patrick Howley

Posted on 07/19/2014 7:50:33 AM PDT by markomalley

A flash mob broke out in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Friday night, prompting police to fire a riot control agent into a crowd near a subway station.

The episode underscores boiling tensions in a neighborhood that — like many inner-city communities across the country — is trying to launch a major “revitalization” project that will see the opening of upwardly-priced new apartment units this summer to accompany a major new chain store.

Reports on social media suggest that D.C. Metropolitan Police broke up a party in Petworth due to fighting, prompting a crowd of teenage partiers — at least one hundred by some estimates — to take to the streets at approximately 10:30 PM. The party was reportedly shut down within ten minutes of its start.

The block surrounding the Georgia Avenue Metro station was quickly filled with siren-blaring police cars, M15-carrying law enforcement officers and outraged screams from pedestrians. At least one observer reported property damage on the part of the partiers.

“This is war” yelled one young person fleeing police by foot. Cars and Metro buses, meanwhile, were forced to stop or to dodge so as not to hit pedestrians.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: dc; flashmob; mob; washington; washingtondc; youts Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: markomalley

Damn! I lost again.

We play GTR in the office and I always put my money on the Amish as the perps.

When will I ever learn?


2 posted on 07/19/2014 7:53:29 AM PDT by x1stcav (Leftism is like rust. It corrodes twenty-four hous a day.)
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To: markomalley

I’m completely in favor of gay people (and more generally, childless couples whether heterosexual or homosexual) moving into a bad neighborhood and gentrifying it.

What astounds me is that the gentrifiers blindly vote for collectivist politicians who want to take away their property rights and tax them into poverty.


3 posted on 07/19/2014 7:59:59 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: markomalley
prompting police to fire a riot control agent into a crowd near a subway station.

Tear gas is against an international treaty now. What was the "riot control agent"?

4 posted on 07/19/2014 8:02:37 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: SeeSharp

Chanel #5


5 posted on 07/19/2014 8:04:35 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: markomalley
A flash mob broke out in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Friday night, prompting police to fire a riot control agent into a crowd near a subway station.

Hmmm... was that "riot control agent," which is not mentioned again in the article, male or female? Transgendered to fit in perhaps?

Nice reporting Patrick.

6 posted on 07/19/2014 8:07:49 AM PDT by upchuck (The country is being billed for its own execution. ~ h/t: SpaceBar)
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To: markomalley

“...prompting police to fire a riot control agent into a crowd near a subway station.”

Must be some kind of human cannon ball. I certainly wouldn’t want that job.


7 posted on 07/19/2014 8:10:11 AM PDT by BobL
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To: markomalley
a crowd of teenage partiers

Did any particular race predominate in this crowd? And by "partiers," I'm assuming the author does not mean fellas with noisemakers and party hats. Unless the noisemakers are .45-caliber and the party hats are baseball caps worn backward.

8 posted on 07/19/2014 8:23:42 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: markomalley

A “flash mob”? This writer (as is the case with most of the Daily Caller staff) is an idiot.


9 posted on 07/19/2014 8:24:21 AM PDT by stormer
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To: markomalley

A “flash mob”? This writer (as is the case with most of the Daily Caller staff) is an idiot.


10 posted on 07/19/2014 8:24:22 AM PDT by stormer
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To: markomalley

The pigs want to keep wallowing in feces.


11 posted on 07/19/2014 8:25:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

Its just north of Howard University. I wonder how many of those involved attended Howard?


12 posted on 07/19/2014 8:31:03 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: upchuck

Maybe they launched inspector gadget into the crowd.


13 posted on 07/19/2014 8:32:38 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: SeeSharp

“Tear gas is against an international treaty now. What was the “riot control agent”?

A written job offer?


14 posted on 07/19/2014 8:33:04 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: SeeSharp

Pepper spray?

KYPD


15 posted on 07/19/2014 8:39:16 AM PDT by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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To: markomalley
Remove all the housing from DC only have federal office's. let the House provide the funding for the city
16 posted on 07/19/2014 8:44:27 AM PDT by jrd
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To: markomalley
...M15-carrying law enforcement officers...

M15? Really?

17 posted on 07/19/2014 8:47:14 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: SeeSharp
What was the "riot control agent"?

Purple koolaid.

18 posted on 07/19/2014 8:48:05 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: headstamp 2

“Chanel #5”

A lung-full of that crap would put down any riot...


19 posted on 07/19/2014 8:51:44 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: markomalley

I’m with you, break out the popcorn.


20 posted on 07/19/2014 8:51:56 AM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: markomalley
prompting a crowd of teenage partiers — at least one hundred by some estimates — to take to the streets

NO OTHER INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE.

21 posted on 07/19/2014 9:02:39 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: x1stcav
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22 posted on 07/19/2014 9:26:25 AM PDT by SkyDancer (If you do not read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read the newspapers you are misinfo)
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To: SeeSharp

maybe tear gas if they don’t want to name it.


23 posted on 07/19/2014 10:03:40 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: IronJack

Not the use of the word TEENAGERS. The first part of the word is TEEN, a synonym in the Press for Negro, Black, Afro American, etc. And Crayola has announced the new Teen color crayon. It is a very dark gray.


24 posted on 07/19/2014 10:06:34 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: SeeSharp

“tear gas” can be used to describe several chemical agents.

The police usually use CN whereas the military uses CS - a “whole different ball game”!


25 posted on 07/19/2014 10:14:34 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
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To: SeeSharp

Lysol, with warm water as the dispersal agent. It also works to cleanse and remove odoriferous Occupy mobs.


26 posted on 07/19/2014 11:00:46 AM PDT by W. (Democrats need the 'poor' to justify their political existence. What'd LBJ say? "I'll have them ni..)
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To: SkyDancer

Is that for real?


27 posted on 07/19/2014 12:24:53 PM PDT by x1stcav (Leftism is like rust. It corrodes twenty-four hous a day.)
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