US deals with flash mob attacks in LA, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago and elsewhere

As Britain continues to burn, consider our friends in America who are dealing with a (so far) more sporadic kind of social unrest: brief ‘flash mob’ attacks, in which small groups of a hundred or so youths suddenly turn up, commit assaults and robberies, and then vanish.

Michael Nutter, mayor of Philadelphia, has imposed stricter curfew conditions in response to attacks in his city. And he’s not the only one to be concerned. In Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago and elsewhere, these ‘flash mob’ attacks are becoming a serious concern. They seem to be being organised via social networking, but the precise organisational system behind them is unclear.

Some people are speculating that there is a racial angle to the attacks, and that the attackers are mostly young black males. Whether race really is the driving force is unclear, and police across America so far have no evidence to support the theory. There are also suggestions that the attacks are linked to last week’s sudden violence at the Wisconsin State Fair, in which a number of people were injured.


About Michael R. Gideon

Writer, teacher, dog walker, guitarist, husband, father, reader, journalist etc. I mainly write at 100gf | Politics and Computers, but occasionally at other sites such as TV Vomit and Indie Bookspot. My Google Plus profile.


3 thoughts on “US deals with flash mob attacks in LA, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago and elsewhere

  1. “Speculation”? Give me a break. These mobs are all black males. You don’t need to speculate on that.

    Posted by Joe | August 11, 2011, 2:56 pm
  2. Just print the truth for once. The attckers are black going after anyone who is white! If it was the other way around you would call it let’s see, what’s the words, A HATE CRIME!

    Posted by Sue | August 11, 2011, 7:07 pm
  3. What is this this is so embarassing ,this needs to be stop as quick as possible ,What are we waiting ,for some of this kids kills .for GOD SAKE get the FBI’s HELP now .This is not AMERICAN children doing this nonesense things to go to JAIL and ruin their life.If we can’t do anything with this the terrorist will be laughing at us.

    Posted by elizabeth | August 16, 2011, 7:57 pm

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