Law Enforcement Frustrated with Growing Number of Flash Mob Crimes in MD

Derek Valcourt, CBS Baltimore, July 26, 2012

We get the first look at the video of the flash mob robbery at a 7-Eleven in downtown Baltimore with scores of young people rushing the store.


May 23: The 7-Eleven on Light Street. Surveillance cameras record as groups of teens walk to the back of the store for a free Slurpee giveaway. But soon, the cameras catch them as dozens begin to steal and pocket items off the shelves.

When store employees in the red shirts realize what’s happening, they block the doors to stop the young thieves from leaving.

But the kids physically struggle to get out and even appear to hit the store manager who then swings back. After the brief altercation, many kids dash out the door.


After reviewing the surveillance video, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office opted not to pursue criminal charges in the case saying not every conflict warrants them.

What happened here is not an isolated incident. It’s happening more and more across Maryland and it’s a real source of frustration for law enforcement.


“I don’t think there’s any place that is immune from flash mobbing,” security expert Rob Weinhold with the Weinhold/Fallston Group said.


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  • Easy.  The cops in Maryland should pressure Federal politicians and prosecutors responsible for the state to start prosecuting based on using an interstate communications network (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.) to organize violent crime or mob violence.  I’m sure it’s a Federal crime, because damned near everything is a Federal crime (except for illegal immigration).

    • Attorney … General … Eric …. Holder … LOL

    • The__Bobster

      The RICO Act, short for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, was enacted by the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970. Its main purpose is to give extended penalties in the prosecution of organized criminal acts, and was targeted at the mob although it has since then been used in cases including police departments and gang activity.Read more:

      •  The big hangup with using RICO against black gangs in general is that “membership” in a black gang is rather fluid:  You have the obvious bangers, you have the obvious not bangers, but you also have a huge gray area.  Many times when the criminal justice system tries using RICO or state level equivalents, substantive due process is used to invalidate it.

        However, RICO could be used for these mahogany mobs.  With the right cameras in the right places and the right snitches providing the right social media account information, it wouldn’t be too hard to prove the organized nature of this crime.  However, one other hangup is that RICO prosecutions require (or they used to) a certain number of coordinated crimes over a certain number of years.

  • I don’t think I have ever read one of these flash-mob articles ending with the sentence: “and then everyone was taken to jail.” There are never any arrests. No consequences. Of course they engage in this behavior– why not? There is no penalty for them. I certainly don’t think any less of them, how could I? When a mexican walks across the border, and commits a crime why are we surprised at that? The fact that they are here in the first place is a crime. Not a big stretch for them to commit others. No responsibility, free handouts, the worship of the faggy media– must be nice.

    • Up to my neck in CA

      I hate seeing “no arrests were made” in a flash mob news article. These punks and thugettes will continue stealing anything they can…BECAUSE THEY CAN!

    • These mobs happen too fast and randomly for the police to respond.

      Businesses are going to have to develop new strategies to catch these thugs.

      One might be to have doors lock automatically like they do in some connivance stores.

      Of course, you want innocent people to be able to get away and trapping these miscreants could cause them to resort to violence and increase destruction.

      • The__Bobster

        That happened in a flash mob incident last week

        The Zulus beat the crap out of the employees until they got the doors open. So if you’re going to lock the doors, make sure you have a means of escape before you do it.

        The teens weren’t trapped inside his store for long, unlocking the doors and taking cover in a local street fair.

        It took police about 30 minutes to get to the store because the outdoor festivities closed off local streets, Cho said.

        “They [the teens] basically pushed us aside,” Cho told the Sun-Times. “We were standing by the door. My staff got cuts and bruises and banged around until [the thieves] unlocked the door and got out.”

  • Ulick

    I was permanently banned from a forum for pointing out mob attacks when they happened (because, of course, pointing out mobs of blacks attacking whites is what’s racist and not the mob beatdowns themselves.)  Anyway, despite ample evidence of Maryland Mahogany Mobs, particularly in Baltimore, one poster assured me that there was no mob problem in Maryland and I must be some kind of racist to think there is.  Oh, how I would love to post this article at that site to prove him wrong; but, once again, I was banned for being truthful.

    • The__Bobster

      Just use a proxy and post it.

      I just got banned from the CBS sites, but I found a way back in.  😉

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Hey, Mr. Business Owner, they’re gonna get the Diversity Tax outta you one way or another.

  • Black people are impulsive.

    • refocus

       They like to do things a certain way… its their culture. 

      You know we whites really don’t have much culture and we need to be thankful.

    • The__Bobster

      So are five-years-olds, but they are disciplined for their actions and eventually learn how to behave.

  • Tim

    “Free Slurpee Give away”…. The VERY first thing I learned in Bartending 101 was this, “It`s easier to loosen up than tighten up…”  The store at a minimum should have poured and handed the free drinks away to avoid just this kind of thinking among the “customers”…

  • Church_of_Jed

    “We dont think there’s any place that’s immune from feral afrovoodoo Diversity. No matter how much progress we’ve made at eliminating White privilege, the problems only seem to get worse.”

    • refocus

       Look, speaking of racism… isn’t it racism to be constantly finding fault with our black brothers and sisters, who did and continue to do so much to build our country the greatest democracy ever known on the entire earth?

      • Church_of_Jed

        They only started building the greatest democracy ever, but our racism is a barrier to their finishing the project, and God sent Obamau-mau and My People Holder to smash the few remaining obstacles that MLK and Rosa Parks didn’t have time to destroy.

        • refocus

           The beer is cold and Cosby is funny.  My team is in the big game tonight and the winner goes to the playoffs tomorrow night and that winner goes the championship next week. 

          You see I am interested in winning, and you are interested in Hate.

          • The__Bobster

            I thought you were being sarcastic, but now I see you are just a worthless troll. Bye-bye.

          • You’re damn right we’re interested in “hate.” What are you going to do about it?

            THE WRATH OF THE AWAKENED SAXONby Rudyard Kipling 

            It was not part of their blood,It came to them very late,With long arrears to make good,When the Saxon began to hate.They were not easily moved,They were icy — willing to waitTill every count should be proved,Ere the Saxon began to hate.Their voices were even and low.Their eyes were level and straight.There was neither sign nor showWhen the Saxon began to hate.It was not preached to the crowd.It was not taught by the state.No man spoke it aloudWhen the Saxon began to hate.It was not suddently bred.It will not swiftly abate.Through the chilled years ahead,When Time shall count from the dateThat the Saxon began to hate.

          • Who cares for this silly poem? The reality is that the white saxons are losing to non whites!   

          • refocus

            Sarcasm does not translate very well in forums like this does it?

          • If you were only being sarcastic, refocus, and I missed it, I apologize.

  • mobilebay

    Where are Jesse and Al, who don’t hesitate to lash out when they think their “people” are being dissed?
    Have either of them said anything about the black flash mobs? Or, maybe it’s Bush’s fault.

  • refocus

    Look, 7-11 did not build the business that goes by that name. 

    The federal government and the people who live inside the borders of the territory controlled by the US government built that business. 

    Therefore the only crime taking place is the one by 7-11 for not giving more merchandise to the people who really are responsible for building the business.

  • libertarian1234

    The one bit of satisfaction I get from learning that these out-of-control black crimes are finally beginning to overwhelm the police is in realizing that these incidents and flash mob beatings will continue, so it is a just payback to the authorities around the country who have been denying black on white hate crimes and calling these incidents non-racial and no more than rambunctious teenagers.

    As the number and intensity grows, let’s see how these deniers of black crime and violence against white people fare as they are  forced to handle the situation in desperation.

    Pressure is being brought to bear on them from many mainstream quarters now,  not just Amren.

    Colin Flaherty via WND has taken up reporting these incidence on a regular basis.

  • I am very,very, disgusted in the Baltimore City States Attorney for not pursuing these “children ” for this robbery…And in the fact that a law that would create stiffer penalties failed during the Legislative session… But, this is Maryland after all !

    They know what school those kids came from and the school should be held responsible and pay for the theft and damages… You can bet that there would be no “second time ” !

    Also, if a few of them were held and arrested…

    As for the so-called “digital divide”, this proves that there’s none ! Not with the Android & iPhones these “poor kids” have…With $ 100/month plans ! My heart aches for them !

  • Miiclow

    Convenience store clerks should take a page out of the PD’s book and start keeping tazers and zip-tie cuffs behind the counter.  In the event of a flashmob, start tazing people and “cuffing” them until police arrive.  Make an example out of the ones they catch.  Charge them with conspiracy among other crimes and hold them accountable for the total amount stolen during the flashmob incident.
    You might not eliminate flashmobs but I guarantee they’ll chose an easier target for the next flashmob.

    • anonymouse

       About three years ago, when I lived in a very “diverse” neighborhood, I would often see different black men (teens, 20s, 30s, and 40s) walk into the local 7-11 and walk out with anything that they wanted: a bottle of booze, skittles, hot dog, whatever.

      As they walk out, they’d nod at the black clerk behind the counter and the clerk would nod back at them.

      If there was a white clerk behind the counter, the “nodding business” never took place. The black man would just walk out with the stuff. 

      Having chatted with a few friends, I’ve learned that this is just the way they do business at the ghetto 7-11s.

      One of my friends got SO mad after seeing this that he asked the clerk, “I don’t feel like paying for these eggs and this bread. Can I just walk out, too?”

      The clerk just laughed.

      These “flash mobs” (oh, how I loathe that term; sounds too innocuous), are just wholesale theft.

      They didn’t prosecute the individual shoplifters, so are we surprised that it’s moved to the next level?

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Well, there may be some cosmic justice coming after all for those feral blacks!!

    Their own black mayor is busy recruiting 10,000 illegals to Baltimore City to “bolster” the declining population:

    From the Washington ComPost:

    Baltimore puts out welcome mat for immigrants [illegal aliens], hoping to stop population decline

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) has told Latinos, in particular, that she is counting on them to help Baltimore gain 10,000 families within a decade. As a first step, she signed an order in March prohibiting police and social agencies from asking anyone about immigration status — and in the order, she explicitly asked federal immigration authorities to tell anyone they arrest that they are not agents of the city.

    Good going Mz. Mayor!!  Exchanging one criminal welfare population for another!!

    Expect your city to explode in violent ethnic warfare as the new illegal immigrant population displaces the black population.  And, expect increases in drunk driving, Third World diseases like brain worm and chagas, pedophilia, 24-hour waits at emergency rooms,  graffiti, loud music, trash strewn in the streets, animal abuse and more.

    Pretty soon, like Detroit, Baltimore will become a no man’s land and a great place to hide dead bodies!!

    Abandoned and neglected parts of Detroit are quickly becoming dumping grounds for the dead — at least a dozen bodies in 12 months’ time. And authorities acknowledge there’s little they can do.


    • longing4abetterworld

      may as well include Pittsburgh here; we’re getting an influx of hispanics to help bring down further the Pittsburgh (inner city) Public Schools test scores.  And a group called the Pittsburgh Promise is promising $40k each to these hispanic kids if they get through high school, to help with college expenses.

  • David Ashton

    “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need” (Marx).
    “From each according to his criminality, to each according to his greed” (Updated).
    Why wait for communism, when you can redistribute the wealth by direct action and claim reparations for discrimination as a pretext?

    • juandos

      Excellent comment!

      It seems you could be describing the politically correct and modernized version of the ‘hostile takeover‘… 

  • Seek

    Two lessons ought to stick out here:  First, never trust a mainstream news outlet to use the word “blacks” when large numbers of them commit crimes like these.  The proper term is “teens” or “youths.”  Second, if you’re running a business, in Baltimore or anywhere else, never, NEVER use the word “free” in connection with any promotion.  Blacks come out of the woodwork when they hear that “f” word.    

  • juandos

    Maybe its time for an application of some flash mob repellant

  • There are stores in downtown Buffalo that post, “No more than two ‘students’ in the store at one time”.

    I’m sure if there’s an incident and this policy becomes widely known to black leaders, there will be an uproar.

    No one has challenged them yet but I can see it happening. Blacks don’t like being told they can’t do something.

  •  If the RICO law hasn’t changed since I was in business school, (and there is an incentive to teach B-school students how not to engage in racketeering or suborn a corrupt organization), an organization can only be strung up on RICO if these conditions are met:

    1.  There needs to be three crimes committed among the organization’s confirmed members or officers within a ten-year period,


    2.  Those bad acts must have been ordered by the organization’s top leadership OR those bad acts must be shown to have been done in a malicious organizational culture that the organization’s leadership commands and suborns because that malicious culture is necessary to the prosperity of the organization.

    Needless to say, three parking tickets within ten years for people who post regularly to AR aren’t grounds for a RICO prosecution.  You’re worrying a little too much about the wrong thing.

  • Bruno

    Ahhh the poor police feel frustrated, poor guys.
    Why didn’t they nip this in the bud when it first started?
    Maybe they were too busy sleeping in their cars or chasing down fresh doughnuts?
    Now it will be much tougher to curb and since the perps are black the police will have to pull their Kid Gloves out of their pockets to deal with them.
    Why not send all black criminals to Detroit using it as Australia was?

  • Amen Reverend!

  • MRX


    What can the authorities do? Shoot bunch of black teens, risking major riots in U.S cities,
    costing billions in properties damage and thousand of life’s lost.
    Problem is, among blacks there are some fine individuals
    here and there, but as soon as blacks get together a group setting, all hell breaks loose.
    Best thing to do is for the people and businesses to get guns.  Law should be changed
    for the law abiding citizen’s to carry concealed weapon. Black’s teens will think
    twice before rubbing a place if they suspect employees
    may be carrying guns.