Mobs of America

The Chicago Mob does not involve Al Capone. Not these days any way. Today it represents the dictionary definition of an unruly group of people.

(CBS) — The warmest day of the year so far brought hundreds of mischievous teens to Michigan Avenue on Saturday. Police were calling it “mob action.”

CBS 2 has learned about multiple incidents in at least four different locations along the Magnificent Mile and in the Gold Coast, yielding a slew of arrests. In all, 25 juveniles and three adults were charged.

Many innocent shoppers and tourists became caught in the middle of a very chaotic situation. Hundreds of teens littered Michigan Avenue and State Street near Chicago.

This behavior will go unreported in most of the country. It’s not uncommon and happens with regularity all around the United States. Oddly enough it always happens in urban centers. It is never hundreds of white youths who mob malls and wal-marts, but you’ll never hear Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson say anything about it. (Particularly why would Jesse Jackson have anything to say about this, its only the city he calls home after all.)

I don’t even know what my parents would have done had I been caught in this situation. I don’t know what would’ve happened because I would’ve never been down there in the first place. From my youth I can think of a few morons who would get involved in this kind of stuff, but most of my friends wouldn’t have.

For those involved in this, as well as those in the similar occurrences throughout America, whether they were the ones arrested or not, their parents will likely do nothing. In most cases because they probably only have one parent.

Then again you can’t blame the parents for do nothing when the city, state, nation aren’t willing to do anything about it either.

A slap on the wrist is asking too much. When a criminal justice system operates on the same principles as catch and release fishing you can’t expect thing to get better.

Black or white, bad behavior needs to be excoriated and punished.


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Posted on April 1, 2013, in No Hope For America, Problems to Ponder and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. When Al Capone had 7 men shot it was called the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Now it’s called Thursday.

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