600 Teens Violently Mob Movie Theater in Florida & 400 Take Part in Knockout Game in New York

On Christmas Night over 600 kids and teenagers swarmed a movie theater in Jacksonville, Florida violently attacking moviegoers, an off duty police officer, and each other in one of the largest flash mobs to date.

Somewhere around 600 crazed teens swarmed the theater attacking people and stealing everything in sight. 62 police officers were dispatched to the theater, where they had to fire pepper spray into the crowd to get them to disperse.

400 Teens Storm Brooklyn Mall

At the same time, another flash mob swarmed a mall in  Brooklyn, New York. In this case, over 400 teens stormed a Brooklyn mall violently attacking security guards, shoppers and each other. Local reports say that while part of the flash mob was violently raiding stores around the mall, another large group of teens strategically targeted innocent shoppers as part of the now infamous knockout game.

Both Attack planned on Social Media

According to police, the teens in both areas used social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to plan the violent attacks and mass looting events. Even while events unfolded, teens were still taking to the internet to brag about beating up innocent people and looting stores.

We’ve written many times in the past about how to protect yourself from these violent flash mob attacks, and one of the things we’ve always advocated is using social media as a way to protect yourself. The people who take part in these events, as witnessed in both the Brooklyn and Jacksonville cases, often plan these types of things on social media.

Before heading out to any large mall or area where large amounts of people congregate, take a couple of minutes to do some reconnaissance on social media. Jump on to sites like Twitter and type in the name of your destination; if you see a large amount of people talking about that destination it may be a sign of an impending dangerous event.

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  1. This sounds like a precursor to a new “law” banning large groups in public places. There was something like that in the U.K a few years ago. The Police were quite complacent about enforcing it because it was primarily used to stop and search black people, who were understandably upset that the police had the government’s blessing to allow stereotypes to do their thinking for them.

  2. When these punks see one of their buddies head get turned into a canoe, that will most likely deter them, or at least give them pause enough to help you break contact and get away. I don’t think just blowing people out of their sneakers is good, especially kids, but if they don’t respond to any other form of deterrence, and are already in frenzy, it might take something extreme to get their attention.

  3. wtf is a “off the grid survival” website doing recommending using social media to protect yourself from these types of attacks? Seems that using social media is about as opposite of being “off the grid” as possible.

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