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Flash Mob Robberies

Found this today on AOL News:

http://o.aolcdn.com/videoplayer/AOL_PlayerLoader.swf

There is nothing scarier to me than what happens to morality in a mob. Look at their faces. They are robbing the stores, and they feel gleeful, and evidently they have no fear of being held accountable for their robberies.

June 26, 2011 - Posted by | Crime, Cultural, Law and Order

2 Comments »

  1. These Flash mob robberies are becoming more and more frequent, not just in the U.S. but all over the world. It also seems that it’s a minority group of individuals (primarily black / African American) that are grouping up to commit these crimes. Some have said that the crime has nothing to do with poverty and have dismissed it from from their research. I tend to think that poverty stricken people are more apt to commit crimes in desperate times than middle class or rich. Sure, there’s still white color corporate crimes that happen within the ranks of middle class and rich, but normally nothing as violent as the poverty class. At any rate, I think more people should be looking at the 2 primary pieces of evidence more: 1.) Minority groups, 2.) Poverty level…. and it might help authorities get closer to solving these crimes or finding a solution to detour them.

    Comment by Eric | July 18, 2011 | Reply

  2. Eric, I think it is shoplifting engined by mob mentality. Shoplifting motivated by “I want it; I want it for free, I will take it” and mob mentality lowering the normal inhibitions we place on ourselves because we are trying to be civilized people living in a civilized world. I have known many poor people who did not rob, shoplift, or take things which were not their own.

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 18, 2011 | Reply


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