Only at the end of this NYT story do they suggest these events were coordinated by social media, more media, however, are looking that way. “Youths” or “juveniles” are the perpetrators in general,and in many cases either calls to police of “shots fired” or fireworks were set to give that impression. Overall it appears to be classic efforts to provoke the police. Many people were injured across the country, and it’s miraculous no one was killed.
Why would this be arranged? Perhaps the organizers of this were hoping the police would end up shooting someone, allowing for so-called demonstrations (aka riots) with the profile of Black Lives Matter and other Democrat affiliated groups rising in the midst of chaos just prior to Trump’s inauguration.
While there were injuries amongst the perps, the police in every case seem to have handled the provocations very well. Now we need to determine who arranged this. If it can be proven that there was a central organizing dynamic impacting business across state lines I’m not sure how this wouldn’t be considered a RICO action.
One thing I do know: with an Attorney General like Jeff Sessions, we can at least begin to trust that the rule of law will be applied in all cases, including something like this. I have a feeling Loretta Lynch isn’t interested in dealing with this, so I’m hoping Senator Sessions’ people can somehow be on top of it during the transition.
This is what today’s Democrats do, and they will keep doing it for the nesxt 8 years if we allow them to get away with it. And now with their Community Organizer in Chief backon the street on January 21, 2017, we’ll see how far the left is willing to go to continue damaging this country.
Chaos struck at least 15 malls across the country on Monday as fights broke out and false reports of gunfire spread rapidly on social media.
The disturbances — many caused by feuding teenagers, according to local authorities — disrupted post-Christmas shopping in cities in at least a dozen states…
Fights broke out at two Memphis malls, according to local reports. One led to the closing of the Oak Court Mall, and another, at the nearby Wolfchase Galleria, resulted in several 911 calls about shots fired, The Commercial Appeal reported.
“Somebody yelled ‘Gun!’ and youths stampeded through the mall,” Deputy Chief Terry Landrum of the Memphis Police Department told the paper about the episode at the Wolfchase Galleria, noting the similarity to the melee at Oak Court…
Like authorities elsewhere, he could not say whether there were any connections between the chaotic episodes across the country…
The police in Tempe, Ariz., dispelled claims of gunfire after a similar outbreak at the Arizona Mills mall…
Similar episodes resulted in panic and, in some cases, evacuations or closings at malls in several other states, according to local reports and local authorities.
They include the Shoppes at Buckland Hills and Westfarms in Connecticut; Roosevelt Field in New York; Beachwood Place in Ohio; Monroeville Mall in Pennsylvania; and Hulen Mall in Texas.
The police in Beachwood, Ohio, said on Twitter that the disturbance there appeared to “have been organized on social media.”
Additional coverage: Police Eye Social Media in Spate of Post-Christmas Mall Disturbances