Flash Mob Violence In Chicago

June 5, 2011

From Chicago Breaking News. (Does this happen in concealed carry jurisdictions?)

On Saturday June 4, 2011, at approximately 8:26 p.m., a male not affiliated with Northwestern was the victim of an attempted robbery. The victim had parked his motor scooter on the north side of Chicago Avenue across from Wieboldt Hall (300 block) when approximately 15 to 20 male African Americans, all approximately 16 to 20 years old, approached him. One of the subjects threw a baseball at the victim’s face and knocked him to the ground. Several others from the group punched and hit him several times. The victim tried to protect himself and fought back.

Other recent mob action or flash mob incidents downtown include one in April, when a group of about 70 youths stormed a McDonald’s restaurant on Dearborn Street and Chicago and created a disturbance. The restaurant was closed for nearly three hours.
In February, Loyola University warned its Water Tower campus students and staffers about “flash mob offenders,” who would exit from Chicago Avenue’s CTA Red Line station and allegedly steal items from retail stores around the campus.

What community organizers are running this program?


Jon David Kahn “American Heart”