Coming soon to a city near you…

I hope not. The riots in Great Britain are appalling. But did you know we are having some of the same here?  Called flash mobs they have wreaked havoc on some stores and individuals. Others have given delight. Remember those flash mob videos at Christmastime? It is a shame such good ideas get corrupted into something truly evil.

Flash Mobs: An Emerging Threat to Retailers;  Questions Arise Over Whether ‘Flash Mob’ Attacks in U.S. Cities Motivated by Race; Philadelphia mayor talks tough to black teenagers after ‘flash mobs’ are just a few of the headlines in the news in the past few days.  Fortunately we have a justice system that will protect us, but for those who find up in the hospital or morgue this is not just an idle threat.

Read these links, of them the talk by Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia (ironic that it is “the city of brotherly love”) is the one that addresses the cultural issues causing the problems.  Do not think this is just a black issue. Have you seen what is happening in all of the society? Families who care are the answer. It is high time someone spoke up and said it.  Thanks, Mayor Nutter, we needed that.

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