Bash mobs sweep through Southern California

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

The “youths” of Southern California have caught on to the bash mob craze sweeping the nation:

These so-called bash mobs of “flash mob” crime waves are organized through social media and have been a problem in Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington. In April, 28 Chicago youths were arrested on suspicion of attacking pedestrians along the city’s famed Magnificent Mile. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation in May enacting stiffer penalties for people who text or use social media to organize mob attacks.


Long Beach experienced such a gathering July 9, when more than 100 people descended on stretches of downtown in an organized, sudden crime rampage.

On Monday, a group of unruly young people broke off from hundreds gathered for a Trayvon Martin prayer vigil and rushed into a Wal-Mart on Crenshaw Boulevard, where they tossed merchandise and tried to break into a jewelry display case.

In Hollywood on Tuesday night, a flash mob of thieves rushed down Hollywood Boulevard, stealing phones, knocking over tourists and vandalizing shops, according to police, who said it may have been related to the George Zimmerman verdict. Twelve people — 11 juveniles and one 18-year-old — were arrested on suspicion of robbery.

On Wednesday night in Victorville, authorities arrested 17 people after a group allegedly tried to force its way into the Mall of Victor Valley.

Oh, those unruly young people!


  1. CMOT says:

    In Chicago the police deal with these mobs by herding them down into the subways — where there is no extra security. Hapless commuters get robbed and brutalized. But anyone who tries to record it has their cell phone stolen. No pictures, no media coverage!

    Mayor Evil then declares the problem solved.

  2. L. C. Rees says:

    My first thought upon reading the title of this post in my RSS feed was, “Man, some people just really don’t like Korn shell.”

  3. Isegoria says:

    I knew my readership was geeky, but, wow. :)

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