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  • 2 Shot on Carol City High Campus: Police [No word from Sharpton or Obama]

    11/21/2014 5:24:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 11/20/14
    One person was taken into custody after two people were shot on the campus of Carol City High School in Miami Thursday, according to Miami-Dade Police. The shooting happened around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon and sent around 400 people who were at the school for after-school activities into lockdown. The Miami-Dade County School Board later canceled all night activities at Carol City High, Carol City Middle, and Barbara Hawkins Elementary were cancelled.
  • Teen flash mob strikes again -- this time at Nordstrom

    04/14/2012 7:43:38 AM PDT · by Inspectorette · 108 replies
    KATU-TV ^ | April 13, 2012 | None
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Police are investigating another flash mob theft by a group of teens, this time at Nordstrom at the Lloyd Center. Last week, a group of 16 teens converged on a Southeast Portland convenience store and stole merchandise and then ran out. Police are still investigating the incident. Friday's incident happened just after 8 p.m. Police interviewed employees of the store who said a group of approximately 10 African-American male teenagers were in the store and began taking items and putting them in bags before they ran out the southwest doors of the store toward Northeast 9th Avenue....
  • Air Jordan sneakers prompt scuffles at Boynton Beach, Wellington malls

    F ootwear brought frenzy to malls in Palm Beach County and across the nation today as police quelled scuffles, unrest and even near-riots among shoppers out to buy the crown jewel of sneakers: the Nike Air Jordan Retro XI. Officers used pepper spray at the Finish Line store at the Boynton Beach Mall, where some shoppers had tired of waiting in line and began pushing their way into the store. Two people were arrested and a police sergeant taken to Bethesda Memorial Hospital after sustaining injuries to his head and elbows. "It's a shoe," said Calvin Cannon, a manager at...
  • We’re Reaping the Harvest We’ve Sown(WI flash mob attack)

    08/13/2011 9:09:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies ^ | 5 August, 2011 | Alderman Bob Donovan and Alderman Joe Dudzik
    As elected officials, we are shocked and concerned about the senseless violence displayed by the large mob outside State Fair Park last night. On behalf of our city, we apologize to the victims and good patrons who endured or witnessed such horrific behavior. Sadly, what transpired near State Fair Park last night is only the most recent mob riot spawned by a culture of violence that has been brewing in Milwaukee for some time. And let’s face it, it also has much to do with a deteriorating African American culture in our city. Are large groups of Hispanics or Hmong...
  • The Taboo on Mentioning Black Mob Violence

    08/08/2011 7:40:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies
    Aamerican Thinker. ^ | August 8, 2011 | John Bennett
    If you point out a wave of racial mob violence, you are "race-baiting," according to several liberal commentators. Perhaps these liberals are the ones Attorney General Holder referred to when he called ours a "nation of cowards." The wave of racist violence committed by black flash mobs is different from any other form of racism today. The neglected social problem of racial mob violence is unique in its organization, the high numbers of people involved, the intensity of the violence, and the stark racial impact of that violence. The violence is also unique in that it has been purposefully obscured...
  • Tottenham In Flames As Protesters Riot

    08/06/2011 3:52:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | August 06, 2011
    Tottenham In Flames As Protesters Riot Two patrol cars, a bus and a shop have been set on fire during disturbances in the Tottenham area Saturday 6 August 2011 Around 300 rioters have set fire to two patrol cars, a bus and a shop in the Tottenham area. Photograph: Guardian A bus, a shop and two patrol cars have been set on fire in Tottenham. An estimated crowd of around 300 have gathered and there have been reports of looting and shop windows being smashed. Earlier in the day members of a community where a young man was shot dead...
  • State Patrol called in, youth policy imposed after violence at State Fair (Wisconsin Race Riot)

    08/05/2011 11:30:04 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 121 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinal ^ | August 5, 2011 | Don Walker and Mike Johnson
    Gov. Scott Walker has ordered the Wisconsin State Patrol to provide additional law enforcement help at the Wisconsin State Fair after several incidents involving rampaging youths broke out on the fairgrounds and on the streets outside Thursday night. Cullen Werwie, Walker's spokesman, said the governor made the decision after reviewing the events from Thursday night, in which at least 24 people were arrested. "We will continue to evaluate the situation and make any adjustments necessary to ensure a successful and safe event. We will be doing everything in our power to ensure that parents feel that it is safe to...
  • Teens Playing “Knock-Out Game” Beat Gay Man Bloody in St. Louis

    08/03/2011 12:58:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 68 replies ^ | 25 June, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Youths in St. Louis playing the knock-out game beat a gay man near the Galleria in St. Louis. The victim has a broken nose, a sore jaw and a black eye.</p> <p>Youths in St. Louis playing the knock-out game beat a gay man near the Galleria in St. Louis. The victim has a broken nose, a sore jaw and a black eye.</p>
  • Race War At Wisconsin State Fair

    08/05/2011 9:44:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 167 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/05/11 | Ricky Kreitner
    Race War At Wisconsin State FairRicky Kreitner | Aug. 5, 2011, 10:25 AM According to witnesses, a group of anywhere from 30 to 100 young black men descended on the Wisconsin State Fair last night, beating fairgoers and looting carnival games, in what witnesses said were racially-motivated attacks, Milwaukee's WTMJ reports. One witness named Eric, an Iraq veteran, said the attacks reminded him of war: "I had a black couple on my right side, and these black kids were running in between all the cars, and they were pounding on my doors and trying to open up doors on my...
  • (WI) Scare at State Fair: witnesses describe mobs, including some claiming racially-charged attacks

    08/05/2011 5:12:57 AM PDT · by sbMKE · 256 replies
    WTMJ-4 Milwaukee ^ | 8/3/2011 | By Jay Sorgi and the WTMJ News Team
    WEST ALLIS - Witnesses tell Newsradio 620 WTMJ and TODAY'S TMJ4 of a mob of young people attacking innocent fair-goers at the end of the opening night of State Fair, with some callers claiming a racially-charged scene. Milwaukee Police confirmed there were assaults outside the fair. Witnesses' accounts claim everything from dozens to hundreds of young black people beating white people as they left State Fair Thursday night. "It looked like they were just going after white guys, white people," said Norb Roffers of Wind Lake in an interview with Newsradio 620 WTMJ. He left the State Fair Entrance near...
  • Teenagers Leave Church Picnic To Riot In East Liberty (PITTSBURGH)

    08/01/2011 4:32:50 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 44 replies
    Police had a rough night in East Liberty on Sunday. A large mob of teens damaged several stores along Penn Avenue. Our Channel 11 News crew was listening to the police scanner when they heard a call to 911 for hundreds of teens causing trouble in a strip mall. Police said they went inside the McDonald's, Trader Joes, and finally ended up at the new Target. Officials said it's fortunate that no one was hurt during the chaos. When reporter, Dave Bondy, arrived on scene, police were everywhere. At least a dozen officers were ordering hundreds of teenagers to leave...
  • Knockout King: Kids call it a game. Academics call it a bogus trend. Cops call it murder.

    On the blustery morning of April 16, Hoang Nguyen and his wife, Yen, left their Dutchtown apartment to go grocery shopping, a Saturday routine. After bidding goodbye to their 25-year-old son, Kenny, the couple strolled east on Chippewa Street, crossing Spring and Giles avenues, then headed south on Grand Boulevard toward their market. Hoang, a 72-year-old retired schoolteacher and avid painter, immigrated with his wife to St. Louis three-and-a-half years ago from their native Vietnam. The couple wanted to be closer to their daughter, Lan, who'd married an American and settled in south county. Kenny joined his parents six months...
  • Teen girl killed, four wounded on Brooklyn's Brighton Beach boardwalk as gunman fires on crowd

    06/10/2011 3:31:31 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Daily News ^ | 6/9/11
    A 16-year-old girl was killed and four people were wounded by gunfire Thursday after two groups clashed on a crowded Brooklyn boardwalk, cops and witnesses said. Two of the victims were bystanders, sources said. One man used an umbrella to crack another man in the head as the fight erupted on the Brighton Beach Boardwalk near Brighton Sixth St. about 5:20 p.m. Suddenly, a gunman squeezed off about eight rounds, first shooting in the air before aiming at the brawling crowd, cops and witnesses said. Onlookers scurried into nearby stores and restaurants, huddling in fear as the bullets flew near...
  • Fights Break Out at Carson Beach [Boston]

    06/01/2011 5:34:49 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/31/11 | John M. Guilfoil
    Up to 1,000 youths reported involved; police say brawls moved elsewhereFights broke out among rival gang members on Carson Beach in South Boston yesterday and spilled out across the city, triggering a massive law enforcement response from at least five agencies to stem the violence. Police said the gang members are part of a group of more than 1,000 youths who have used social media sites like Facebook to plan unruly gatherings on the beach on three of the past four nights.
  • Long Island Beach Riot

    06/01/2011 5:37:27 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    LONG BEACH, N.Y. - A Long Island police department says it had to call for backup to quell a beach melee involving hundreds of people that spilled out onto the streets and a nearby bus depot. Long Beach police say they are investigating the incident. There was no immediate word on arrests. No injuries were reported. According to Newsday , 11 Nassau police cars and two Metropolitan Transportation Authority police units assisted with the crowd control on Monday evening. Police say a series of fights erupted on the beach just before it closed at 6 p.m. and continued for several...
  • Boy Retaliates After He Gets 'Mean Mugged' (Man Stared at Him)

    05/23/2011 9:25:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    A 15-year-old boy was arrested May 13 on charges of battery. A man told deputies, according to an Okaloosa County Sheriff's arrest report, that he was walking home from the Fort Walton Beach Skating Center when he was stopped by the teen. The boy asked if the man wanted to fight and the man told him no. The boy then began to punch the man on his arm and face. The boy later told deputies he punched the man because he "mean mugged" him, which meant he stared at him.
  • Man stabbed with fork during melee in Int'l District [WA]

    05/22/2011 7:59:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 70 replies ^ | 22 May 2011 | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE - A man was stabbed repeatedly with a fork then punched during a large disturbance involving more than 50 people early Sunday in Seattle's International District, police said. Seattle police were dispatched to the scene, outside a restaurant in the 500 block of Maynard Avenue South, at about 2:35 a.m. There they found 50 or more people spilling onto the street from the restaurant, all pushing and shoving each other. It was unclear if all of them were involved in the disturbance, or had come out to watch. The restaurant staff locked the doors after everyone spilled out, preventing...
  • Looters Plague Tornado-Torn South

    05/19/2011 1:42:02 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 35 replies ^ | 5/4/2011 |
    The crooks walked up to Kenneth Carter's tornado-damaged property with the purposeful air of relief workers in need of an all-terrain vehicle like the one he had parked out back. "They said, `Excuse us, we've got to get this four-wheeler out of here,"' said the 74-year-old Apison resident. "I said, `I don't think so -- that four-wheeler belongs to me!" ...authorities say the South has been plagued by a variety of swindles since the twister outbreak killed 329 people in seven states. Looters have carried off televisions, power tools and prescription pills. ..businesses are charging double for a tank of...
  • Loud cell-phone talker removed from quiet car by police

    05/18/2011 1:13:16 PM PDT · by Allegra · 56 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Liz Goodwin
    A woman who was escorted off an Amtrak train by police this weekend after she allegedly refused to stop talking loudly on her cell-phone has the Internet cheering her fate. Civilians and quiet-car champions are supporting her ejection for violating policy at high volume during the 16-hour journey. It doesn't help her cause that she became belligerent when confronted about it by one of her fellow passengers. KOMO News reports that Lakeysha Beard says she felt "disrespected" by the incident, though passengers said it was Beard who was being rude by refusing to stop yapping while sitting in one of...
  • Costly Hairstyle Is a Beauty Trend That Draws Thieves’ Notice (Hair Extension Theft)

    05/19/2011 6:48:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 16, 2011 | Timothy Williams
    The thieves pulled the iron bars out of the windows, outsmarted the motion detector that would have triggered a burglar alarm and did not give the safe or cash register a second look. Instead they went straight for what was most valuable: human hair. By the time the bandits at the My Trendy Place salon in Houston were finished, they had stolen $150,000 worth of the shop’s most prized type, used for silky extensions. The break-in was part of a recent trend of thefts, some involving violence, of a seemingly plentiful material. During the past two months alone, robbers in...