Media Covering Up Deadly Flash Mobs!
Over the Easter Weekend a flash mob of at least 20,000 people descended on Surfside Beach, Texas leading to mayhem and at least one death. Surely you’ve heard of this? No? Me neither. Here’s a watered down video report of the death:
Seems bad enough but the news downplayed the incident and more importantly how it started – with a series of tweets. I saw a letter sent in to Survival Blog from a Surfside resident that gives a much more chilling account of what happened:
Last Easter weekend, a twitter message went out and in a few hours 20,000 people descended on Surfside Beach, Texas, population about 600. My LEO contacts tell me there were only six officers available. The crowd turned sour towards the locals who did not want them parking or defecating in their yards.
Several residents had to stand on their front porches with weapons displayed to keep groups of hundreds from passing through their property. Several rental beach houses were broken into and one contact said the volume of human feces and trash was unbelievable. The roads were impassable for hours, trapping the residents who may have wanted to evacuate.
Caravans of cars, ten or twenty in number, traveled at very high speed from Houston down Highway 288, virtually daring anyone to deter them. A lone Texas DPS officer pulled one of the caravans over. He was quickly surrounded by a large group of those headed to the beach party. One LEO had made two arrest at the beach, but threatening crowds intimidated the officer, who un-cuffed the suspect and released them back to the throngs.
The road from Surfside beach to Angleton, Texas, came to a standstill, a distance of about 12 miles. There were three reported shootings and one death within the mob. A very large convenience store, Buccee’s, was flash mobbed, the clerks were able to lock the doors and vacate the building.
The Brazoria County Sheriffs Department and the Surfside Beach LEOs are not talking much about any of this. I think they got surprised and are embarrassed.
So it sounds like the town was besieged by aggressive, out of control youth. Yet here’s how ABC reports the incident:
It was supposed to be a fun day in the sun. Thousands turned out for the massive party on Saturday, which had been promoted through Facebook and Twitter. But the fun ended quickly after someone opened fire, leaving one person dead and two others injured.
The beaches of Surfside were quiet Monday, with no sign of the raucous party and shooting that overwhelmed this community on Saturday night. Aubrey Tucker watched it unfold in front of his home.
He said, “We knew there was going to be a gathering, but we didn’t realize it was going to be such a big crowd.”
Surfside police estimate at least 10,000 people crammed into the beaches, and three people were shot. Derrick Milam, 26, was shot on the beach and died in his best friend’s arms.
“There was nothing we could do for him, we felt helpless,” said Davion Marshall. “He just laid there and bled.”
He laid there and bled to death because the crowd wouldn’t let emergency services through. That seems like an important fact in this case that the media is quick to hush up.
Why? Well, the media is for the most part a left leaning, urban enterprise filled with people whose identity is based on groupthink – having the right opinions that conform to the opinion of everyone they deal with. Flash mobs like this, which are increasingly popular with criminal elements, attack “liberal” opinion on everything from drug use (it is reported things turned ugly because the crowd was drunk and high) to gun control. Flash mobs prove that the police can’t protect your home and that only access to arms can give you a fighting chance to not become a victim.
The media is already apoplectic over increasing gun sales and stories like the Easter flash mob only increase sales of weapons of all types. Aside from guns I personally recommend homeowners think outside the box and look to riot control measures that can be effective in a siege yet also keep you out of George Zimmerman territory with overzealous prosecutors. Police have long found pepper balls and rubber balls effective non-lethal means of scattering crowds – backed up of course with a partner with lethal means just in case. They are especially effective when launched from the full auto paint markers that are common and as importantly politically acceptable in urban and liberal environments. Obviously not as effective as a firearm but as flash mobs tend to be an urban phenomenon homeowners dealing with them will have more restrictions on weapon ownership and use than we bitter clingers in South Carolina.
The Israeli military has had good success holding mobs at bay with the inexpensive and ubiquitous .22 lr by wounding mob “leaders” whose distress panics the herd. Killing members of the mob can drive them into more of a frenzy than wounding members apparently.
The reason this is important to this area is that our very on Greenville News and our local cops are also covering up how bad the downtown is getting, including what seem to be smaller flash mobs. I saw an article lauding how safe the downtown is now because there are a whole 23 cops patrolling, but that show of force means less cops elsewhere and the word on the street is that the crowds downtown are getting more violent and dangerous. People in the surrounding areas need to keep an ear to social media and their eyes open. I get the feeling it’ll be a long, hot summer this year.