Flash Mob Crack Down
Acting Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Tuesday he may follow Philadelphia’s lead when it comes to the text-messaging, shoplifting “flash mobs” now terrorizing the Michigan Avenue shopping district.
After eight days on the job, McCarthy has his hands full redeploying police resources to combat the traditional summer crime surge.
But, he’s also following through on a promise to “sweat the small stuff” — by cracking down on quality-of-life complaints that tear down neighborhoods and frighten residents and businesses.
Juvenile flash mobs fall into that category.
Anyway, the plan involves breaking up groups of "people" prior to their being able to coordinate their thievery. We aren't sure as to the methods behind "breaking up" these groups, but we'll be interested to see what the new policy is.