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Flash Mob Robberies Strike D.C. Area Twice in One Week

For the second time this week, a flash mob has robbed a convenience store in the Washington DC Area, spreading concerns that the alarming trend may have spread down from Philadelphia. In the latest incident, ten women ambushed a Shop … Continue reading

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50 Philadelphia teens arrested in violation of curfew

About 50 teenagers were arrested for violating Philadelphia’s new curfew law for minors that took effect Friday night, police said. The arrests began at about 9 p.m. Friday on South Street, a popular 10-block area of bars, restaurants and stores … Continue reading

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Mobs Attack on City Buses: Police

In two separate incidents, as many as 15 teens have stormed Chicago Transit Authority buses, attacked their victims and darted off with cell phones and other electronic devices, authorities said Tuesday. Both incidents were near the University of Illinois at … Continue reading

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3 Face Charges in Downtown Mob Attack

Three teenagers face charges Wednesday morning in connection with the latest downtown mob robbery, and police are looking for more suspects. Two 18 year olds and a 16 year old were arrested after a group of 15 youths reportedly beat … Continue reading

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Students warned on dangers of flash mobs

Saying that “you don’t have the right to act the fool,” Everett Gillison, deputy mayor for public safety, sternly warned a group of high school students Wednesday about the dangers of flash mobs. “Let’s not just run up and down … Continue reading

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Technology Helping City Deter Violence, Flash Mobs City Officials Detail Equipment Used In Helping Fight Violence

BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s mayor and top police commander shared their game plan to avoid the so-called “flash mob” incidents that have hit other cities in recent months. Police Commissioner Fred Bealefeld and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake took a late-evening walk on … Continue reading

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Police use pepper spray to break up Country Club Plaza crowds

The Country Club Plaza area was awash with pepper spray Saturday night as police struggled to disperse a rowdy gathering of hundreds of young people. At least one person was reported with a serious head injury about 11:20 p.m. in … Continue reading

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Violence prevention focuses on flash mob

PHILADELPHIA – March 25, 2010 (WPVI) — This is National Youth Violence Prevention Week and some Philadelphia schools saw it as the perfect opportunity to focus on the flash mob issue that police are cracking down on. A pair of … Continue reading

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At scene of flash-mob riot, a heavy police presence

Three days after a flash mob of local high school students disrupted the Gallery mall, heightened security made a repeat unlikely. Police officers stationed at each entrance to the mall yesterday served as a reminder of Tuesday’s incident, which involved … Continue reading

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