Monday, April 19, 2010

Flash mobs and riots

The media blackout on this is almost as bad as the lack of coverage over the Ron Paul campaign.

In several big cities, including Philadelphia and Kansas City, flash mobs and riots instigated by "youths" have been taking place.

In Kansas City this weekend, and to a lesser degree the previous weekend:
- 900+ black kids aged 11-16 stormed an outdoor mall, fought with each other, beat up all the shoppers, and robbed the stores. The newscasters in this clip are irrelevant but there is some remarkable cell phone footage of the fights. Since most of the "youths" are too young to drive (but since when has the law prevented miscreants from hijacking cars?), many of them came in by bus. Cops eventually called in helicopters.
A city council member said, "There's really no place in town that African-American kids can go and feel welcome." No matter what the race, do we think 900 thugs ought to be welcomed anywhere?

In Philadelphia this has been happening on a regular basis for nearly a year:
- Big group of teens rob convenience store
- 100s of teens fight with each other, knock down pedestrians, and rob Macy's
- 100s of teens fight and ransack South Street
- South Street riots with 1000+ people, causing stores and restaurants to close early. Incredible video.
- Curfew implemented curfew
- Cell phone footage that makes "Boyz N The Hood" look tame. They beat up on a car with a driver in it. If I was the driver I would have seriously run those m*therf*ckers over at 70 MPH in self-defense. The thug who posted this video subtitled it "GETTIN SOUTH ST POPPIN," and another one he subtitled "WE AT SOUTH STREET GETTIN IT POPPIN." Apparently riots are just such "popping" fun! Under an alternative screen name (you'll know it when you see it... think Randianism) I have posted a viciously hateful comment to that scumbag. He also has a bunch of other equally atrocious and terrifying videos glorifying the mobs. It is hard to imagine this is real. Another comment is here:


  1. There seems to be a contradiction between "media blackout" and six links to old-stream media outlets reporting the story. If you mean blackout on a national level, I question the newsworthiness of the story on a national level. The incidents are local and the local media are reporting them.

    Speaking of contradictions, the cop telling parents to take responsibility for their children seems contradictory. Having an agent of the state that dishes out welfare and compulsory govt "education" telling parents to be responsible seems contradictory.

  2. Yes, I was referring to media blackout on the national level. It would be nearly impossible for local media to ignore something so serious in their own cities-- though it did take some searching to find those articles. To me the events do seem nationally important. If things like this are happening in various supposedly isolated cities, there is a larger cultural trend in progress. Things like a single kidnapping or the Hutaree or police chase make the Fox and CNN national news, yet the same thing happening in multiple cities does not.