Unbelievable surveillance video captured flash mobs dashing into store after store and running out with armloads and sometimes entire racks of sporting goods.
A bill to toughen penalties on those who use social media to organize violent flash mobs has been signed by Gov Pat Quinn.
Anyone convicted of using social media to plan or incite a mob attack could face tougher punishment under legislation approved by the Illinois Senate.
Flash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.
The big guns of law enforcement gathered in the Chatham neighborhood Monday night to take part in a discussion on handling crime in the area.
Reporters wanted to know today whether it was really flash mob gang activity – not cases of heat exhaustion – that closed North Avenue Beach earlier this week.
Police patrols will be stepped up this weekend in light of the recent wilding and “flash mob” incidents in downtown Chicago and along the lakefront, CBS 2 has learned.
Sources say in the past three weeks, there have been more than 35 arrests for wilding and flash mob incidents in downtown Chicago.