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(Miami Herald)   "It took nearly 30 officers to dispense the group of more than 200 teenagers, who responded to a social media posting encouraging people to gather at the mall for no reason"   ( miamiherald.com) divider line
    More: Florida, no reason, police officers, Broward Sheriff's Office  
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2013-06-26 02:16:52 AM  
2 votes:

ParagonComplex: I wonder if I could encourage people via social media to give me copious amounts of cash for no apparent reason? That'd be pretty great. Don't steal my idea. Actually, I'm not greedy, let's pool our collective social engineering skills, coupled with the power of Fark, and get even more money.

They already invented Kickstarter.
2013-06-26 12:37:31 AM  
2 votes:
/This is green why?
2013-06-26 04:08:52 AM  
1 vote:
I bet the person responsible for social media for the mall is banging their head on their desk right now. "You mean I got 200 kids to come to the mall on a slow day... and you SENT THEM AWAY?"
2013-06-26 03:42:22 AM  
1 vote:
If 200 teenagers is suspicious now, how long till we ban high school?

I'm beginning to see their cunning plan.
2013-06-26 03:30:05 AM  
1 vote:

BolloxReader: If you are under 18 and in a group of more than 3, often they kick you out for loitering.

And if the same policy read "over 40" instead of "under 18" it would be illegal everywhere in the US. But that's okay because children aren't really full people, not like adults who have accomplished the grand task of not dying for a couple of decades.
2013-06-26 03:25:07 AM  
1 vote:
200 people and nobody knew who organized it or what the plan was? Businesses should use this in lieu of conventional advertising. "Okay everbody, meet up at to the Lauderhill Mall food court and order Big Macs! EPIC!1!"

Or terrorists who want to avoid security at crowded venues could just tell a teen flashmob to gather 'round their pile o' pressure cookers. A crowd of 200 suggestible people provides so much potential for abuse!
2013-06-26 03:22:31 AM  
1 vote:

Meatsim1: Little known fact: your right to assembly refers only to DIY furniture

On private property your rights change depending on the will of the property owner. If I go to steamworks with only a leather jockstrap and bacon flavored condoms pay my entry fee and go work out with the free weights nobody will have a problem, if I do the same thing at planet fitness the cops will be called
2013-06-26 02:08:57 AM  
1 vote:

Bucky Katt: Since when are flash mobs illegal?

It's florida, you don't want to have that much stupidity congregate.
2013-06-26 01:17:34 AM  
1 vote:
I'm confused.  Why did they need to chase the teenagers away?  Were they causing problems?  Was it just scary having 200 kids hanging around?
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