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Flash mob: 20,000 people descended on Surfside Beach, Texas, population about 600

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by erudne, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Letter Re: The Expanding Flash Mob Threat


    Last Easter weekend, a twitter message went out and in a few hours 20,000 people descended on Surfside Beach, Texas, population about 600. My LEO contacts tell me there were only six officers available. The crowd turned sour towards the locals who did not want them parking or defecating in their yards.

    Several residents had to stand on their front porches with weapons displayed to keep groups of hundreds from passing through their property. Several rental beach houses were broken into and one contact said the volume of human feces and trash was unbelievable. The roads were impassable for hours, trapping the residents who may have wanted to evacuate.

    Caravans of cars, ten or twenty in number, traveled at very high speed from Houston down Highway 288, virtually daring anyone to deter them. A lone Texas DPS officer pulled one of the caravans over. He was quickly surrounded by a large group of those headed to the beach party. One LEO had made two arrest at the beach, but threatening crowds intimidated the officer, who un-cuffed the suspect and released them back to the throngs.

    The road from Surfside beach to Angleton, Texas, came to a standstill, a distance of about 12 miles. There were three reported shootings and one death within the mob. A very large convenience store, Buccee's, was flash mobbed, the clerks were able to lock the doors and vacate the building.

    The Brazoria County Sheriffs Department and the Surfside Beach LEOs are not talking much about any of this. I think they got surprised and are embarrassed.

    Bottom line: never underestimate the rate a mob situation may develop, maintain a vigil, keep informed and have a way out and especially have a trigger point when to evacuate or seek cover.
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  2. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    A shooting occurred? One dead with three wounded eh-? Well Feck...
  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  4. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    It just occured to me that Huston is where the Katrina Refugees setteled
  5. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    See the "..." where the link was too long and was abbreviated? Yeah, well when you copy and paste the entire post from forum to forum, you don't get the entire link.
  6. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I see the flash mobs around Portland are turning violent.It won't be long before there is a shooting.
  7. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Flash mob scatters when clerk grabs a can of bear spray

    By Emily Sinovic KATU News and KATU.com Staff Published: Apr 28, 2012 at 12:35 PM PDT Last Updated: Apr 28, 2012 at 5:19 PM PDT
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    PORTLAND, Ore. - Police are investigating another 'flash rob' - one that got ugly real quick but was stopped by a can of bear spray.

    The crime happened around 11 p.m. Friday at the Max Mart & Deli at 12128 E. Burnside Street.

    Police were called there on a report of a disturbance between a clerk and a young man. When officers arrived, employees told them a group of around 15 to 20 young black males and females had chased a white man and a woman into the store. The woman asked the clerk to call 9-1-1 and the group began taking items off the shelves.

    One of the employees was able to grab one of the thieves, a young black woman around 17 to 18 years hold with a heavy build. The teenage girl reportedly hit the employee several times and then took off.
    Meanwhile, the woman who had been chased into the store ended up in a fight with a young black man, also around 17 to 18 years old. When his group returned to get him, an employee brought out some bear attack deterrent and at that point everyone, including the man and woman who had been chased into the store, ran.

    Police do not have anyone in custody at this point. They would also like to talk to the man and woman who were chased into the store.
    The store's manager, Prakash Thapa, said one of his clerks ended up with a swollen eye and some bruising. The teenagers got away with food and beer and left behind about $400 in damage.

    Although the clerk was not seriously injured, Thapa is worried that if police do not catch the group of teenagers, they might come back. And he fears next time things could be worse.

    "I don't want to die making minimum wage," he said.

    Anyone with information is asked to send tips to CrimeTips@PortlandOregon.gov - reference case #12-35834.
    This is the third 'flash rob' theft in a month here in Portland.

    The first one happened at a Chevron gas station at Southeast 92nd and Foster. A dozen teenagers left a party and decided to fill their pockets with items from the station's store. Some of those involved later confessed to police.
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    Less than a week after that, a group of boys went into the Nordstrom store at the Lloyd Center mall, stuffed clothing into a bag and ran out. Police are still searching for the suspects in that theft.
    Police release surveillance video of Nordstrom 'flash rob'
  8. kenno

    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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    Feds won’t deport felon with 35 arrests because he claims to be ‘Palestinian’
    Posted on April 29, 2012 by creeping
    Let’s get this straight. Barrack Hussein Obama has given billions (illegally?) of U.S. taxpayers money to terrorist Hamas-run Gaza and ‘Palestine‘. So, if Congress can budget taxpayer money for a country that doesn’t actually exist and Obama can approve those funds at will, why can’t the Feds deport this felon? via Hueytown chief: Feds won’t deport repeat drug offender because he’s man without a country | al.com. h/t TROP

    HUEYTOWN, Alabama — Illegal immigrant Sofyan Eldani has been arrested 35 times in 12 years while living in Alabama, but he remains here, federal authorities tell police, because they can’t deport him to a country that doesn’t exist.

    Eldani, 45, carries an Egyptian passport, but claims to be from Palestine.

    Hueytown police Chief Chuck Hagler said his officers arrested Eldani this week after they found him carrying crack cocaine. When they called Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, those officials said they were familiar with the convicted felon, but couldn’t send him to his native country because the United States doesn’t recognize Palestine as a country.

    “I know I am just a simple, small-town police chief,” Hagler said, ” but it seems to me that a country that can send people to the moon should be able to get an illegal alien out of the country.”

    Hagler said a Hueytown police officer on Monday stopped a vehicle in which Eldani was a passenger for a traffic violation. Those inside were acting suspicious, Hagler said, and the officer ended up arresting Eldani for possession of an illegal substance.

    A routine check of Eldani’s criminal history proved more than interesting, he said.

    Hagler said Eldani has been arrested 35 times on charges including assault, fraudulent checks, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, shoplifting, burglary, drug possession, failure to appear, probation violation, possession of drug paraphernalia and DUI.

    Alabama state court records show Eldani pleaded guilty in 2009 to drug possession and receiving stolen property; in 2008 to theft of property; in 2003 to four counts of fraudulent checks; in 2002 to two counts of theft of property; in 1997 to driving with a revoked license and in 1996 to being a pedestrian under the influence.

    He has four felony convictions, Hagler said, and served six months in an Alabama prison for receiving stolen property.

    “That’s just his Alabama history,” Hagler said.

    When the Hueytown police called ICE about Eldani this week, Hagler said his officers were told to tell Eldani that federal immigration officials were going to come get him, but warned that Eldani would know they really wouldn’t.

    “They’re saying because he is Palestinian, they can’t make him leave because he doesn’t have anywhere to go,” Hagler said. “So basically, he has made it to home base and he is safe.”

    ICE officials told The Birmingham News they had to look further into the issue before commenting.

    Hagler said he is frustrated. “Our problem is that he’s here. Where he ends up really isn’t our problem,” the chief said.

    “This is a guy who is obviously going to be a criminal, and everybody acknowledges he’s not supposed to be here, but nobody will remove him,” Hagler said. “With all the hysteria we’ve had on immigration, this is a real immigration issue.”

    Contacting Congress is clearly a futile effort as a) they have no problem giving your taxes to those who want to kill us, and b) Obama has rendered Congress obsolete.

    Meanwhile, back in Alabama the FBI and DOJ will be meeting with Muslim Brotherhood-linked Muslims to promote Islam in Alabama. But they won’t deport an illegal Muslim immigrant with at least 35 arrests. Who are the real criminals
  9. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    That reminds me of the infamous "Fog Festival" we used to have in Ocean Shores. Great time until some clown got drunk in daddy's vette and started driving over people's tents, which resulted in a mini riot.