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    The two young women were sitting at a window table inside the Max Brenner restaurant on 15th Street, near Walnut, sharing chocolate fondue after some shopping.

    The streets were vibrant. The weather was nice.

    "The city had a good vibe," remembered one of the women, Maria, who requested her full name not be printed.

    But their night on the town was about to become frightening.

    Heading their way was a pack of teens roving through Center City after leaving a North Philadelphia music festival.

    They were part of about 100 or more young people who had left Saturday night's event, police said, committing a series of violent assaults and robberies, including one against Maria, 25, of North Philadelphia, and her cousin Cecilia, 29, of Havertown.

    Donta Holdclaw was in the crowd of teens that night. On Tuesday afternoon, he stood on the front step of his mother's North Philadelphia apartment and said the group was bound for South Street.

    "They were holding fireworks," he said. "That's what we were going to see."

    He had gone to the Susquehanna Community Festival, along Susquehanna Avenue near Broad Street, with his older brother, Aleek Hamilton, 19. Last week, Hamilton graduated from Mastbaum Vocational/Technical High School, with plans to attend college and become a mechanic, said his mother, Letitia Washington.

    Hamilton is now in jail, charged with robbing Cecilia.

    Erica Rockymore, 18, of North Philadelphia, was also among the teens, police said. Last week, she graduated from the Philadelphia Electrical and Technology Charter High School, her family said. Her 14-year-old sister asked her to take her to the festival. Rockymore is in jail, too, charged with assaulting Maria.

    Maria and Cecilia were enjoying their dessert at Max Brenner, with its large, open bay doors. Afterward, Maria, an interior and industrial designer, had planned to visit a Northern Liberties art exhibit. Cecilia was heading home.

    The women had spent the afternoon dress shopping. Maria is getting married soon.

    About 10 p.m., Maria said, she saw a shirtless teenager run past the restaurant.

    "He was running in the middle of the street and looked like he was running away from someone," she said.

    Maria tucked away her phone and wallet, which had been sitting on the table.

    She grew up in Brazil, she said, and was more street-smart than her cousin.

    Before she could tell Cecilia to put her cell phone away, another teen reached through the window and snatched it.

    Maria ran out after him.

    She was on the sidewalk, starting to scream "thief," she said, when someone from behind punched her in the jaw.

    She said she turned, jaw throbbing, to see the girl who had hit her standing with five other teens. "What are you going to do?" she said the girl who had punched her yelled.

    The teens were laughing, she said. "They were fearless. It seemed like they weren't taking anything serious."

    Maria ran into another restaurant and called 911.

    The girls in the group called her a slut as they left, she said.

    The police arrived quickly. Another customer at Max Brenner, a 32-year-old woman from Delaware who was with her 7-year-old daughter, had also been robbed. Someone had reached in through a window and snatched her phone, according to police reports

    "Would you be able to identify them if we find them?" an officer asked Maria, referring to the teens.

    Yes, she said.

    The three women and the young girl got in the back of a police cruiser.

    At 11th and South Streets, they saw the pack. The teens didn't run. "They were laughing," Maria said, "like nothing was happening."

    Maria identified Hamilton and Rockymore for police. One of the teens had already sent a text from Cecilia's phone, she said. "Hangin in the da hood," it read.

    Terrance Howard, 20, of Frankford, was arrested after being found to have the Delaware woman's phone, police said.

    Police are still investigating two other attacks by teens leaving the festival, including one that left a woman hospitalized with a broken leg.

    Officials rejected characterizing Saturday's attacks as "flash mob" assaults, because, they said, they had not been coordinated through social media. Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey promised the department would pursue stiff penalties for similar teen violence.

    "If they get caught and they get charged, they're going to have a problem," Ramsey said.

    Paul Levy, president of the Center City District, called for a zero-tolerance approach.

    Maria said Tuesday that her jaw was still sore. She and her fiance had planned to start a family in Philadelphia. She said she still might.

    She was more surprised, she said, than frightened.

    "I didn't expect something like that in Center City."

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    no one gives a shit, hope the teens kill everyone, that would be funny, then i would give a shit.
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    I'm seriously concerned about the theme of your google searches these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abaratican View Post
    I'm seriously concerned about the theme of your google searches these days.
    This.


    That being said, it's rather scary to see an increase in this kind of behavior and the scale of it. Those kids are seeing all these flash mobs attacks on TV and social networks and it makes them think how cool it is to be on TV so they all join in on the fun. To them it's not a crime, it's a game. Just ridiculous, people these days...Someone give them a good beating for once, maybe they'll learn. The justice system is way too easy on them.

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    lol Philadelphia, my home sweet home. Funny reading this shit and the places and knowing I traverse them all the time. I'll let you guys know if I run into any hooligans in my travels. I hope your prayers are with me, OT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abaratican View Post
    I'm seriously concerned about the theme of your google searches these days.
    You mean news sites? You should be concerned. Local news sites usually post the things the mainstream media wont say exists.

    Quote Originally Posted by Irenor View Post
    This.


    That being said, it's rather scary to see an increase in this kind of behavior and the scale of it. Those kids are seeing all these flash mobs attacks on TV and social networks and it makes them think how cool it is to be on TV so they all join in on the fun. To them it's not a crime, it's a game. Just ridiculous, people these days...Someone give them a good beating for once, maybe they'll learn. The justice system is way too easy on them.

    @Napalm_Enema's post below: Win.
    The whole reason why I have posted these in the last two weeks is because this stuff is exploding around the US. I've seen a upswing of it on the different news outlets and then see it get squashed, like Pretoria. I figure most of you are within the age range of these people so it would be a good idea you all know this shit is going on and be aware of the locations its most likely to occur. Currently Shitcago and Philly seems to be two big hot spots.

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    lol Philadelphia, my home sweet home. Funny reading this shit and the places and knowing I traverse them all the time. I'll let you guys know if I run into any hooligans in my travels. I hope your prayers are with me, OT!
    Have you heard about much of this on the news? Has this been happening for a while now or is this just a major upswing of stupid kids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [LoD] EE View Post
    You mean news sites? You should be concerned. Local news sites usually post the things the mainstream media wont say exists.
    Which news do you consider main stream? They report these stories on the syndicated morning news shows and the evening news. Does ABC/NBC not count as main stream?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doomahx View Post
    Which news do you consider main stream? They report these stories on the syndicated morning news shows and the evening news. Does ABC/NBC not count as main stream?
    Funny, I have seen none of it on the news here in the Kansas City area. Perhaps I missed it? Only thing I have seen, is the attack on that Smashing Pumpkin guy's brother and the story on the knock out game, basically because that happened locally.

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    So EE.... When are you gonna post a thread concerning a fireman getting an old lady's cat down a tree?

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    The violence is definitely on a rampage these days. I sense a disturbance in the vibrations of the earth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [LoD] EE View Post
    Funny, I have seen none of it on the news here in the Kansas City area. Perhaps I missed it? Only thing I have seen, is the attack on that Smashing Pumpkin guy's brother and the story on the knock out game, basically because that happened locally.
    I was only talking about national news, It's been on Good Morning America a few times. I haven't seen it on local news in NYC either but that's probably because it hasn't happened here ever so it's not a local problem at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doomahx View Post
    I was only talking about national news, It's been on Good Morning America a few times. I haven't seen it on local news in NYC either but that's probably because it hasn't happened here ever so it's not a local problem at the moment.
    No, it's not in the 'mainstream' news because it's a PC nightmare for them to ever think about doing stories if they involve black people.

    Better to keep the sheeple in line with Lindsay Lohan updates and Kim Kardashian getting X-Ray's of her fucking ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [LoD] EE View Post
    Have you heard about much of this on the news? Has this been happening for a while now or is this just a major upswing of stupid kids?
    I don't own a TV and haven't really looked at the newspapers much of late so I couldn't say for sure. As far as it happening for a while now: no, I don't think so. Philly mostly is a shit hole (has some nice areas though, like anywhere else) but nonetheless is generally pretty peaceful/safe in the center city if you mind your own business and don't go where you shouldn't. Nothing like this though afaik, but maybe I'm just poorly informed. Haven't heard about it from word of mouth or anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doomahx View Post
    I was only talking about national news, It's been on Good Morning America a few times. I haven't seen it on local news in NYC either but that's probably because it hasn't happened here ever so it's not a local problem at the moment.
    I dont watch national news. This time of year is big for thunder storms, tornadoes etc so I keep it on a local channel almost 24/7 when I am home, keeping an eye on the weather. I only watch national news, CNN etc, if something big were to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napalm_Enema View Post
    No, it's not in the 'mainstream' news because it's a PC nightmare for them to ever think about doing stories if they involve black people.

    Better to keep the sheeple in line with Lindsay Lohan updates and Kim Kardashian getting X-Ray's of her fucking ass.
    Good Morning America is not mainstream news? I would have thought those morning shows are the definition of mainstream news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napalm_Enema View Post
    No, it's not in the 'mainstream' news because it's a PC nightmare for them to ever think about doing stories if they involve black people.

    Better to keep the sheeple in line with Lindsay Lohan updates and Kim Kardashian getting X-Ray's of her fucking ass.
    Which is basically what I am getting at. Important news which could stop someone from being robbed, beaten or killed is being covered up basically because its not considered PC to talk about it. Fuck that noise.

    Yeah, the news is starting to become some big fucking TMZ. I dont give a shit about celebs and what they do. I want real fucking news, things that effect my life and can risk it, I could give a shit about trashy ass Lohan or any of the Kardashians.

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