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Video: Flash Mob of 500 Teens Attack, Taunt Philly Police

July 17, 2017  | 

VIDEO: Flash Mob of 500 Teens Attack, Taunt Philly Police

More than 500 teens in a flash mob confronted police outside the Lonnie Young Recreation Center in the Germantown section of Philadelphia Sunday night.

Police say it all began a little bit after 6 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the large crowd on the sidewalk and in the street, as most were estimated to be between 12 and 17-years-old.

Officers said glass bottles were thrown at them. Publicly available videos on social media show the teens surrounding officers in their vehicles, hopping on top of cars and generally taunting police.

Police commanders made the decision not to make any arrests, as to not escalate the situation, and the crowd dispersed within a few hours, CBS Philadelphia reports.

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kevcopaz @ 7/17/2017 9:46 PM

Nice decision boss, didn't want to "escalate" so the teens get away with it, show the cops to have zero balls and will do it again or even worse next time. Im sure the police "commanders" at the scene just want to get to the next rank with out anything making them look bad rather then supporting the patrol officers on the street who will have to deal with this creating next tine and in the future. I had spineless bosses. Bet these "commanders" there have the least amount of time on the street then the average officer who knows this was a bad move and the cops will pay for it in the future.

GreyBear @ 7/18/2017 8:22 AM

Apparently we have here another group of police "commanders" who have had their spines politically removed...and I fear we're going to see a lot more of that as we hand over larger and larger chunks of our nation to the whining malcontents,

kevcopaz @ 7/18/2017 1:22 PM

Correct me if Im wrong but agencies from the FBI to the locals have gone down hill when we started to get LAWYERS and politicians running things. I may have an education but that doesn't mean I should run the schools in my town. Making laws and courtroom decisions are far different then real life street policing decisions. I realize many FBI agents are lawyers buy education, but since we started putting DOJ lawyers in charge and letting DOJ call ALL the shots during an investigation the FBI have been less and less effective When we we all learn that COPS should run police & investigative agencies and Lawyers should run prosecutorial agencies and never the two should merge!.

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