A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 25, 2014
Flash Mobbery or Flashmobbery (flash mob + robbery)

"Flash mob” is a term from 2003 to describe a sudden “mob” of people, such as for a public performance art project. “Flashmobbery” has been cited in print since 2006 and “flash mobbery” since at least 2008.

“Flash mobber” or “flahsmobbery” (flash mob + robbery) became a popular term in 2011, when many of the flash mobs were assembled to rob convenience stores.


Wikipedia: Flash mob
A flash mob (or flashmob) is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression. Flash mobs are organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails.

The term, coined in 2003, is generally not applied to events and performances organized for the purposes of politics (such as protests), commercial advertisement, publicity stunts that involve public relation firms, or paid professionals. In these cases of a planned purpose for the social activity in question, the term smart mobs is often applied instead.

Universal Hub
Shaws scanning his site
By adamg on Mon, 01/09/2006 - 12:22pm
When last we left Paul, he was discussing his flashmobbery with a cop outside the Mt. Auburn Street Star Market - said cop having been one of three alerted by Shaws that Paul and his nefarious flashmobbers were on the way.

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Dj Walker-Morgan
‏@Codepope
Cool flash mobbery via Digg - http://xrl.us/bfkic
3:43 AM - 2 Feb 2008

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Space Hospital
‏@SpaceHospital
RT @TheOcculterers Halloween Flashmobbery tonight in LA! http://bit.ly/29fytN http://bit.ly/2PUpvd
5:52 PM - 31 Oct 2009

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John McJunkin
‏@johnmcjunkin
Ever seen a flash mobbery robbery?  50 kids swarm a convenience story, overwhelming the clerk.  Video at our blog - http://ow.ly/42Bnm
8:29 AM - 24 Feb 2011

The Gateway Pundit
Flashmobbery in Philly: 100 Youths Storm Through City Center on Robbery & Assault Rampage
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 6:26 AM
Mob of 100 youths rob and assault restaurant patrons in Philadelphia on Saturday night.
A similar flash mob attack occurred last year in the same area.

Live Leak
FLASH MOBBERY DALLAS – Minority Youths Trash & Rob Another Convenience Store
Added: Jul-8-2011 Occurred On: Jul-8-2011
By: star53
More Obama supporters sharing other peoples wealth.
Another black youth mob trashed and robbed a convenience store — This time in Dallas.
Security cameras caught the flash mobbery in real time.

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Don The Idea Guy
‏@dontheideaguy
I call dibs on naming this trend! I’m going with “Flash Mobbery.” | NBC Washington - Flash Mob Robbery http://bit.ly/ow7uzC
9:13 AM - 15 Aug 2011

The Gateway Pundit
Another Flashmobbery: Thieves Joke & Laugh As They Rob Maryland 7-11 (Video)
Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, August 15, 2011, 5:42 AM
Another black youth flashmobbery took place at a 7-11 in Montgomery County, Maryland. Apparently, the police did not respond until the looters had ransacked and left the store.
The robbery took place at 1:30 AM.

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Carol Glover
‏@ChampionOfWow
Flash mob + robbery = Flash mobbery. wink RT @WebNews20: Possible flash mob robbery in Germantown http://sns.mx/Lzd5y5
2:57 PM - 15 Aug 2011

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Glenn Giangrande
‏@GlennGiangrande
@deadspin I know a flash mob is people dancing, and groups looting is just robbery, but has the term: “flash mobbery” been coined yet?
4:34 PM - 20 Aug 2011

Chicago (IL) Sun-Times
Wicker Park store victim of flash mobbery
By Mark Konkol Writer at Large July 29, 2012 9:24PM
Call it a flash mobbery.

Nearly 20 teenagers flooded a popular fashion boutique on Milwaukee Avenue Saturday as the Wicker Park Fest crowd packed the street outside.

The Gateway Pundit
Louisville Mayor Calls For Calm After Black Youth Mob Goes on Violent Rampage (Video)
Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 3:09 PM
Another day – Another flash mobbery–
WDRB has the video: ...

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