Flash Mob Thwarted by Police

Alexandria Fisher, NBC Chicago, March 3, 2013

Reports of an organized ‘flash mob’ at the Chicago Ridge Mall sent mall security and store owners into a frenzy Sunday.

Police received tips from school teachers and a Chicago Police Department gang unit that close to 300 teens were planning to collect at the Chicago Ridge Mall.

The mob was supposed to gather around 4 p.m. in the mall, located at 95th Street and Ridgeland Avenue, and sparked storeowners to close shop early.

Nearly 50 police officers crowded the area, but no flash mob occurred.

Officers reportedly saw busses of teens arriving, but retreating once they saw the officers.

The teens tweeted messages later that the plans were cancelled because of too many officers, Chicago Police told Pyzmarski.


A teen rampage last Saturday injured two people and resulted in dozens of arrests while area youths attended an appearance by music group Mindless Behavior.

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  • Okay, the next step should be this: Making mass arrests of these “teens” and referring their cases to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago. I’m sure it’s a Federal crime to use an interstate communications network (Twitter or Facebook) to organize a violent crime.

    • The__Bobster

      The RICO Act has been abused far worse than that to snag criminals.

    • RICO only applies to white people.

  • edie

    gee, imagine that…….. enforce the law and it works.

  • guest

    The smart thing to do would be to start tweeting, pretending one is one of the monkeys in order to organize such a “flash mob”, meanwhile, one has already organized a huge party of humans to greet them when they arrive and thus taking care of the monkeys. The word I was searching for for two sentences was “ambush”. We should start setting up ambushes, that would put an end to the monkeyshines.

    • a multiracial individual

      You’re a clever one aren’t you?

      • IstvanIN

        What is wrong with putting down mad dogs?

  • MarcusTrajanus

    “Teens” are cowards, They only attack the weak or outnumbered. The minute Whites start showing a spine “teens” will retreat with their tail between their legs.

    • Uh-Oh

      I read an interview once in which a gang member considered himself brave because he had the courage to shoot an unarmed and unsuspecting victim while the victim was facing him instead of in the back.

    • liberalsuck

      Yep. Just like Clint Eastwood dealing with ‘youths’ on Gran Torino. Notice how nice they got once he pulled a gun on them here?


      • StillModerated

        I loved that scene! Had it been me I’d have wasted them. No great loss.

  • a multiracial individual

    They should have used undercovers, it would have been glorious.

  • The__Bobster

    Officers reportedly saw busses of teens arriving, but retreating once they saw the officers.

    Aw, come on. Why weren’t the cop in hiding? Did they want the feral Congoids to regroup somewhere else?

    • God forbid “the team” allows a bunch of ultra-low-IQs to see their plan.

  • Jefferson

    Anybody here who lives in the Chicago metropolitan area familiar with the Chicago Ridge Mall ? What is the dominant racial demographic of people who shop there ?

    • Alex

      The surrounding area is predominantly White with some Mexicans in the area. Last time I was at the mall a few years ago it was the same make-up. If you go a few miles to the east you are in the jungle though.

      • liberalsuck

        Notice these “Youths” don’t go rioting and destroying our neighborhoods? Notice they don’t go out to farming communities where they’d face “rednecks”, good ole boys with a shotgun in their truck or cowboys?

        • Alex

          I know what you mean. All they understand is the iron fist. As soon as we try and treat them like equals they try and walk all over us.

  • It’s out of control.

    negroes are free to do what ever they want, then put on buses to take them home after the fact.

    It’s time for violent action against.

    • liberalsuck

      They do what they do because most whites don’t stand up to them. Notice they don’t try to flash mob stuff on Hispanics?

  • bigone4u

    Only low IQ blacks could invent new crimes such as the Knockout Game and the Flash Mob. These planned, widespread examples of black “teen” fun reveal clearly that these are an uncivilized, subhuman species incapable of living a decent life. Drug em, jail em, kill em, beat em, deport em to Africa. I don’t care, just wake up and start doing something about em.

    • rebellisMMXII

      The awakening is a painfully slow process, but I see progress. fwiw

    • Al Gator

      You forgot “polar bear hunting;” an oversight I’m sure!!

  • Extropico

    If any yoofs in a mob were to be flashboarded onto a plane deporting them to Liberia, wonder how long these things would go on.

    • StillModerated

      Q. How many Africans does it take to make the USA a better place?
      A. Zero.

  • sickandtired

    Shoot the savages! We put down rabid animals, so what’s the difference?

    • LaSantaHermandad

      We bomb hundreds of thousands of innocent people in other countries but we won’t deal harshly with our home grown monsters.

      • IstvanIN

        I would have warned the shop keepers to stay in their store rooms, placed snipers in the rafters and taken out all the flash mobbers.

  • JDInSanDiego

    I like how they use the term “teen rampage” in the article. Definitions anyone?

    • TNB.

    • “Teens”, “Youths”, “Students” = negroes.

  • SargeInCharge

    If you have a large number of blacks, you need a police state. White Liberals bitch about a police state while championing blacks. Can they not connect the dots?

    • Funruffian

      Liberals usually live in Lily-White neighborhoods where they don’t have to think or challenge their ludicrous social beliefs much. Their money does all the talking and thinking for them. I pray for the day when a wealthy Libtard is accosted or mugged by a person of color. This may not reform their idiocy, but it will sure be poetic justice. These are the elites who make laws and decisions on our lives.

      • Katherine McChesney

        like tim wise

    • StillModerated

      A conservative is a liberal whose daughter got raped violently by a spook.

  • bubo

    The day is coming when someone is going to protect themselves and their business with deadly force against these teens. Then the fun starts.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Didn’t Koreans already do that in Los Angeles in 1992?

      • Paleoconn

        With AR-15s no less, the demonized weapon du jour in liberal circles.

  • trigon400

    This is why I carry a .45 here in FL.
    I refuse to be victimized by these violent chimps who wear human clothing

    • ms_anthro

      Same here. In the last few months a few liberal friends have privately approached me about how to get a concealed carry permit. They may not talk about it openly but white people are arming themselves, and some of them are doing it whether they can get a permit or not. I predict we’ll read about more Bernie Goetzes in the future.

  • Liberalsuck

    Oh. Those darn “teens” and “youths” are at it again.

  • ye ol’ swampyankee

    “Busing” has always been a contentious issue with shopping malls. This word has become tantamount for providing blacks and Hispanics access to suburban shopping districts they would otherwise not have. Where busing has been curtailed or eliminated altogether, problems along these lines are virtually eliminated.

    I forgot who said it but: ” There are two kinds of shopping malls”. “Malls where whites shop and malls where whites used to shop”.

    • 1Forced_Registration

      This difference is clearly visible between St Louis County and St Charles County. St Charles county doesn’t have bus services, and its citizens voted down Metro Link (light rail) repeatedly to prevent any kind of public transportation occurring. While Mid Rivers Mall is a thriving mall that is reasonably safe to go to, and shop. St Louis Mills — located just across the bridge has now become “St Louis Outlet Mall”. While there are more reasons than just shoplifting, crime, and bands of youths — those are the primary reasons for the economic difficulties that St Louis Mills faced. Rowdy crowds exiting the theaters made people uncomfortable to shop there, and shrinkage forced a great many stores to have to take draconian measures to prevent theft — this alienated customers, and even employees. Vehicle break ins, and muggings further alienated shoppers. Why go there when you can go somewhere safe to shop 10 minutes away, and the highway its off of conveniently drops you off right at the exit you need to get off at to go there?

      • Except:


        White vic, non-white doer. We still don’t know which kind of non-white the doer was.

        But you’re right, even counting this, the difference between Mid Rivers and the former St. Louis Mills is the difference between first and third worlds. What did not help St. Louis Mills is when Bridgeton, the last mostly white municipality in North County, was rent asunder for the useless airport expansion.

  • MBlanc46

    About time that the CPD started squelching these things.

  • Seek

    Hmmmm. Who was paying for those buses? One wonders.

    • 1Forced_Registration

      I wonder how long the bus services like Bi-State would survive if the riders had to pay the full cost of the transportation? I’m sure a ton of the union perks of those jobs would disappear, and pay would drop for drivers & administrators dramatically. (Not that I begrudge the drivers getting paid well; if I had to deal with the majority of the clients that they do, I would want considerable remuneration as well!)

    • kevin


  • ms_anthro

    Cue anti-white squawking about how dis be rayciss against blacks’ civil rights to travel to white communities and destroy them at will.

  • I remember one of my favorite scenes in Death Wish III. It’s the one where the gang is rioting in the alley and Charles Bronson appears on the fire escape with a Browning M1919 .30cal belt-fed machine gun and mows them all down.

    Just sayin’

  • HamletsGhost

    In the future, all police will need their own signals division just like in the army does to intercept and act on enemy communications.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      They could do this easily. The “yoofs” all have mobile phones and use them for planning this “stuff”. Anything sent over radio frequencies is instantly evidence; unlike with landline communications, no wiretap warrant is needed.

  • Greg Thomas

    “Police received tips from school teachers and a Chicago Police Department gang unit that close to 300 teens were planning to collect at the Chicago Ridge Mall.”

    Is “collect” a euphemism for stealing and looting and creating all around mayhem?

    • I believe “collect” was used as a synonym for “gather”, but your idea has merit as well.

  • Paleoconn

    They should start using rubber bullets on these mobs. The guys on the fringes will stampede over the inner core guys to avoid the sting, and with luck the result will be a heap of broken bones and a bloody mess. Fatalities welcome.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Live 7.62mm X 51 NATO.

      • Paleoconn

        Sure, but too merciful. Death by stampede is funner to watch and more appropriate for cowards like these. This would be a blast to behold. The mob turning in on itself, like the bird that flew tighter and tighter circles until it disappeared.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          Who says a crowd of 300 wouldn’t stampede when fired into?

          • Paleoconn

            True! I just meant a merciful death for the ones shot.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    The issue of city bus service has been brought up, and I’ve got to say that shopping is much more pleasant in northern Colorado Springs now that city bus service has been massively cut back.

    The Chapel Hills Mall (North Academy between Jamboree and Briargate) is actually a major bus stop and interchange, but there is no bus service at all on Sundays. There are only limited routes on Saturdays. No bus runs after 19:00 at all. We go shopping on Sundays and the “yoofs” are conspicuous by their absence. Even on Saturdays, getting from downtown C.S. to the north end by bus is a major pain – it can be done – but inconvenient enough that the “yoofs” are still mysteriously missing.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    I am being prevented by Disqus from reading everything past the first page here.