“Flash mob” crimes: How good are police at tracking down culprits?

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August 23, 2011
Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in News, PND News

"When 25 teens looted a 7-Eleven on Aug. 13, outside Germantown, Md., local police posted a surveillance video on YouTube and visited a local high school with pictures of the perpetrators. Within days, 15 of the 26 suspects were identified. And just this week, two teens were found guilty of orchestrating a 'flash mob' style beating in Philadelphia that left one man with a broken jaw." [editor's note: How this odd form of 'performance art' morphed into a means for semi-organized looting is even curiouser - SAT] (08/22/11)


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