As many as 1,000 juveniles converged Tuesday night at the Cherry Hill Mall, creating a disturbance that jangled a lot of post-holiday shoppers´ nerves but, police said, did not result in any injuries or property damage. Police responded to the area near JC Penney around 7:30 p.m. for a report of a large group of disorderly teens. They estimated between 700 and 1,000 unaccompanied youths had descended on the area; as police dispersed the crowd, they arrested five people: four juveniles from Camden and one from Cherry Hill. The youths face charges including disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The incident
Comments: An unspoken reason why online shopping is becoming more popular - no one will trample you in the food court.
Unless the malls can take charge of this problem somehow, they will be out of business.
There was a huge new mall built on SE side of KC a few decades back. Huge, beautiful, very nice, enjoyed shopping there, but was a little far for normal shopping. But sited too close to the inner city, too many violent inner city ´yutes´ hanging around all the time, too many robberies in the parking lot. Within a couple of years, it was deserted except for the urban yutes, stores winking out one by one. Closed it, tried a Walmart SuperCenter across the street. Both are physically gone now for a decade. Another one built earlier on NW side of KC, same result. Ask about Indian Springs and Bannister Malls.
When the violent gang/yute demographic takes over, you business is toast, normal customers are driven away by the crime and threats of crimes. Our nearest mall has managed to keep reports of crimes out of the news, police friends say there are many parking lot robberies that never make the news, businesses have managed to convince the media not to cover them.
Online shopping keeps you away from the violent thugs.
When I moved to my current location, there was a nice, vibrant mall nearby. After a few years there were "youths" just hanging around the food court and certain entrances. That mall is now a vacant lot.
No GD way I take my wife to a mall these days- not worth the risk. Sad, too. There was a time I would drive her 250 miles to go to a nice mall for the day. She absolutely loved it. She took seriously that old saying, "Shop ´till you drop". I would haunt the book stores- I was crazy about them. I still have about a ton of books I bought in them. But, as I once loved the NFL games in the Fall, some things have to be laid down. Sad for the malls and the stores in them and all the employed people there. But, they only have Liberals to thank for it. Notice how they call this a "disturbance" by "teens". And of a thousand invaders, only 5 arrested. What a joke. Liberals did that- changed the shame of it, stopped the responsibility of the individuals responsible. society gone wilding and there is a price to pay for it. Keep on voting for idiot Democrats, folks- more of this to come.
Parents, #11? You mean mothers, as I doubt there´s a father in evidence for any of these yutes. And if you had all their mothers at the station, within ten minutes there would be fights among them for one reason or another. The poor cops would be overwhelmed. Five mothers can be dealt with, not a thousand.
Of life´s inescapable facts perhaps the most universal is that no matter what you have and value there is always someone willing to take it away from you. Unless you are willing to fight to keep what you have all will be taken away. The essence of government is the cooperation of the people to act in their collective best interests to fend off the hoards. When government isn´t doing that most essential of all jobs everything else they are doing should come to a screeching halt until job #1 is addressed. It´s really time to step back to 20,000 ft and reassess.
A part of the problem has been that lefty-lib-LIE-berals, including some weenie judges with delusions that their whims and prejudices constitute LAW (they don´t), have essentially forbidden the mall owners and managers from doing anything useful to maintain order. Can´t have "disparate impact" or be seen as "discriminatory" or in any other way offend the P.C. patrol. Heavens, you´d have the Fake Stream Media out there getting weepy stories from all the "chilren". Many MANY years ago, I had some business dealings with some of the corrupt mall owners and operators (the DeBartolo and Cafaro clans) and don´t weep for them. But for the citizens, particularly in areas with lousy weather, the malls provided a good shopping environment away from the snow and ice. Unfortunately, they also became attractive hangouts for the "youth". And employees also get robbed, beaten, and mistreated by all the above.
Re 18. Our local mall did that. In our case it was hispanic ´yutes´. They weren´t all criminals but they would walk five abreast and intimidate other shoppers. I don´t know whether it worked. Haven´t been in years. The two anchor stores are closing...Penney and Sears.
I don´t hold much hope for malls unless they can get a handle on this. There may be a few left in the future where the weather is bad and they are located where there are few ´yutes´.
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