Violent melee caught on tape at Mall of America [VIDEO]

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Chairs were launched across this first floor corridor.
Multiple fights broke out yesterday afternoon in different parts of the Mall of America, some of it captured on shoppers' cell phone cameras.

Various estimates put the size of the brawling crowds between 50 and 200 youths, who fist-fought and threw chairs as shoppers caught in the middle darted for cover.

Not only is December 26 one of the busiest shopping days of the season, the day before rumors began spreading on Twitter and other social media that Lil Wayne and Drake were making an unannounced visit to the mall. The rumors weren't true, but may have contributed to the size of crowds that packed the shopping center.

Around 4:30 p.m., one large group began fighting in a food court, but the seemingly random and contagious violence spread quickly to other parts of the mall. At one point, police had reports of 10 fights going on at once. You can watch some of the action in the clips below:

Some stores closed their doors as cops with weapons drawn tried to restore order to the mall. At one point they began forcing shoppers out the doors of a first floor entrance to break up the melee. Police eventually arrested at least 10 juveniles and young adults, and luckily no one was injured.

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Sandy
Sandy

I wish all the unhappy, angry blacks in this country would just go away.  You don't like it here?  Do something positive:  LEAVE.  Save yourselves from your misery and your ten trillion illegitimate, uneducated, unpleasant spawn.  Go.  You will not be missed.

Srite1
Srite1

Something has to be done to protect decent white society from these black animals!!!

Tjswift
Tjswift

Let's hear it for public transit! Imagine the joy that will follow linking downtown MPLS with Frogtown SP!

Dram
Dram

What a bunch of retards.  Go back to Chicago you violent morons.  I'm not talking about black people by the way.

screwmpls
screwmpls

You a racist pig.  It's not about their skin color, you dipstick.  It's economics, geography, and education.  When you put teenaged, over-sexed, over-entertained, under-informed, capitalistically propagandized, urged not to think critically, Americans in one of the largest malls - otherwise known as the modern churches of capitalism, you get mindless jungle behavior.  This also has nothing to do with skin color, and everything to do with the natural human instinct when under social and otherwise repression, something all colors are experiencing in modern fascist America.  

People like you stop progress from happening.  That's why they call you conservatives.  You are naturally counter-revolutionary, thanks to your willful ignorance.

Cl Strasburg
Cl Strasburg

Racist, schmacist!  Have you not seen the multitude of Youtube videos on flash mob robbers overwhelming a store?

StaceyM
StaceyM

How is it about geography?

Coldoldude
Coldoldude

i din see any white people fighting over lil wayne, what a joke these thugs are !

Ewdlijjfvois
Ewdlijjfvois

its all blacks ship them back to afica and be done with them

screwmpls
screwmpls

You a racist pig.  It's not about their skin color, you dipstick.  It's economics, geography, and education.  When you put teenaged, over-sexed, over-entertained, under-informed, capitalistically propagandized, urged not to think critically, Americans in one of the largest malls - otherwise known as the modern churches of capitalism, you get mindless jungle behavior.  This also has nothing to do with skin color, and everything to do with the natural human instinct when under social and otherwise repression, something all colors are experiencing in modern fascist America.  

People like you stop progress from happening.  That's why they call you conservatives.  You are naturally counter-revolutionary, thanks to your willful ignorance.

green23
green23

 Please remember to "like " Kirk on Facebook. It means a lot to him. Of course, you'd be advocating shipping Kirk back to Africa.

Yet another first-time commenter on disqus.

Guy
Guy

Well, I'm guessing many of them were born here, and their parents, and their parents' parents. But, you know, good line of reasoning, dude.

Kyleandreasen36
Kyleandreasen36

what a bunch of fn retards. you mad cuz home boy stole ur girl, grow up and f his mom. way spoil christmas for the people who are not hoodrats. i bet you hit your younger siblings in the face and think your really cool for enforcing yo mammas rules. what a bunch of fatherless lost souls, just go to jail and stay there. 

zipperhead
zipperhead

Black people. What a surprise.

screwmpls
screwmpls

You a racist pig.  You could also have said:  "Teenaged, over-sexed, over-entertained, under-informed, capitalistically propagandized, urged not to think critically, Americans in one of the largest malls - otherwise known as the modern churches of capitalism.  What a surprise that they act like this."  

People like you stop progress from happening.  That's why they call you conservatives.  You naturally counter-revolutionary, thanks to you willful ignorance.

Guy
Guy

Hey, everybody. That's the "unregistered" Kirk, and I'm pretty sure he's making a joke.

green23
green23

It's hilarious, of course, but Kirk claims (based on his number of "likes") that he is supremely logical - almost Spock-like.

green23
green23

Yes, I'm sure that the opinions of elderly black men hold so much sway over the people in the video. Hip hop will probably die overnight once young blacks learn that Kirk has weighed in that it is "not cool".

Adfes
Adfes

Keep it classy, black teens.

David Foureyes
David Foureyes

Keep it classier white suburbanites.

Guy
Guy

Look, race-based generalizations can be dangerous, but when there are several incidents involving large groups of black teens running around like violent, mindless assholes, it's perfectly okay to say that black teens need to get their shit together. To say something like "all teens, regardless of skin color, have a capacity for aggression and violence" simply doesn't cut it. I think it's okay to state openly that black kids are disproportionately prone to this type of shit. That's a good starting point. Next, we need to have an honest investigation of the root causes.

Guy
Guy

Emily, you make a fair point. White college students have been known to get just as violent over football games as black teens do when it comes to hip-hop stars. I mistakenly overlooked that history.

I'm fine with being called "kind of racist." Who isn't at least a little bit racist? That's the whole reason I started in with my arguing in the first place: people who rail against "racists" at every opportunity but who wouldn't hesitate to cross to the other side of the street if they're alone and see two or more young black men on the sidewalk ahead of them.

bloodbath
bloodbath

The root: Social welfare programs, the scurge/messiah of the black community. Fake Bachman and his ilk will support racist social welfare programs and drug laws all day.

Even Obama has refused to stand up for his own. The study of brainwashed people is fascinating.

Emily
Emily

I seem to remember a bunch of UMN students (mostly white) rioting when the concert headliner cancelled a couple of years ago. They were setting fires, flipping cars, etc. I don't remember any comments judging all white people based on the students' skin colors. So yeah, there's been "several incidents involving large groups of black teens running around like violent, mindless assholes," but there's also been several incidents of white teens doing the same. I know my example was from a couple of years ago, but it stuck out to me because it was SUCH a big deal (I was going to UMN at the time) and involved a similar situation ("cancelled" appearances by musicians). 

I just hope you make the same comments about white teens when stories involving them pop up (which happens PLENTY often), otherwise, yeah, it is kind of racist.

Tjswift
Tjswift

"But you do bring up the point of poverty and fatherlessness, both of which appear in higher numbers in black communities, so we've already listed two of these possible root causes I was talking about."--

What came first, the fatherless child, or the rampaging hood-rat?

Neither.

The correct answer is the leftist welfare state, which, in devastating 3 generations of black families has exceeded the wildest dreams of the most virulent Kluxer. Thanks Lyndon!

Guy
Guy

Well, 85% of Minnesotans are white, so yeah, I would assume that the majority of drunk drivers in the state are white. And the state, though perhaps inefficiently, does take drunk driving extremely seriously. I'm not sure what point you're trying to make there.

But you do bring up the point of poverty and fatherlessness, both of which appear in higher numbers in black communities, so we've already listed two of these possible root causes I was talking about. See what happens when people actually discuss race openly instead of just calling each other "racist hick" or "dumb liberal" and calling it a day?

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Violent crime is down across the board.  Incidents like this have been going on for a long time.   Teens will do stupid violent things from time to time.  It has nothing to do with skin color it has to do with being poor, fatherless or just a teenager.     I just find it funny how quick people are to point out the race of any minority criminal.    Does the white community have a problem with drunk driving?    I would bet a vast majority of drunk drivers in Minnesota are white.   Have you talked to your white community about drunk driving?   Why don't we get to the root cause of that?    Way more people die from that than flash mob violence.    Maybe now you see how sill you sound blaming all black people for 200 dumbasses.  I'm just glad the kids and or the victims didn't have guns then we would have dead bodies to talk about. 

Guy
Guy

I didn't come here to bitch about black teens. I came to bitch about people who reflexively rail against anything that could be remotely racist when what they're really doing is taking the side that is most comfortable for them. White guilt is very comfortable. And I very much do care about the root causes of any incident that results in chaos and threatened safety of hundreds of people, regardless of the people involved. This incident, like several recent similar incidents, happens to involve black teens. Your white guilt might endear you to your peer group, but it serves no one but yourself.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

If there is one thing that people who come on the internet to bitch about black teens really care about its getting to the root cause of problems.  

Ben Driver
Ben Driver

I see only black people.

screwmpls
screwmpls

You a racist pig.  It's not about their skin color, you dipstick.  It's economics, geography, and education.  When you put teenaged, over-sexed, over-entertained, under-informed, capitalistically propagandized, urged not to think critically, Americans in one of the largest malls - otherwise known as the modern churches of capitalism, you get mindless jungle behavior.  This also has nothing to do with skin color, and everything to do with the natural human instinct when under social and otherwise repression, something all colors are experiencing in modern fascist America.  

People like you stop progress from happening.  That's why they call you conservatives.  You are naturally counter-revolutionary, thanks to your willful ignorance.

Mnvtyler
Mnvtyler

It's not saying all blacks are bad people, but these are the type of blacks that give blacks a bad name, look at the video, its not racist to say you see all blacks being violent, its the truth like it or not, and other blacks should be angry at these people for these actions. They just didnt turn violent, they have been violent before. These are the lowere class of the race, that pack together. So many will look at this and say, "why are they all basically black? 

Sandy
Sandy

Then why were they all black?

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Further proof that hiphop SUCKS!

green23
green23

 It's ironic that the fake Kirk gets more "likes" than the real one.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

This is the fake kirk.   If it was the real kirk it would be 7 paragraphs long and in the end he would have blamed this on Obama and a progressive conspriracy because in 1956 Saul Alinsky wrote in his book that this would happen. 

green23
green23

 You got it. I missed it.

My current theory is that the fake Kirk is the same person who is the fake green23: yo banana boy / tweek. The guy that thinks that everyone needs to eat a fistful of peyote before they can comment on anything.

Kudos to you, MB.

bloodbath
bloodbath

All one has to do is look to see that his usual avatar is missing. I'll bet if you took more time to examin life, your outlook wouldn't be so narrow.

poppy is sloppy
poppy is sloppy

Hey, I actually know about hip hop and it DOES suck. Today anyway.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

If you knew about hip hop you wouldn't say it sucks today because then you would know about Doomtree and Rhymesayers idiot. 

green23
green23

 It reminds me of the "zoot suit riots", which were part of that "simpler, more moral time" that conservatives long to return to.

Of course, it was also "proof" to conservatives at the time that rock music was intrinsically violent, or as Kirk would put it, "sucks".

Everybody's grandparents look back fondly to a time of moral certitude. These grandparents always conveniently forget that their own grandparents at the time described those times as immoral.

Cl Strasburg
Cl Strasburg

Beam your ideology back to la la land on this one.  Regardless of ones opinion of hiphop .. there is no excuse for people to endanger the lives of others and destroy private property.  There is nothing intrinsically conservative in this story.  It's a matter of decency and respect for others. 

green23
green23

 Sure, okay. I'll beam my ideology back to "la land". Great suggestion. I'm doing it because I'm so impressed with your "respect for others", and your ability to miss the point.

Jimmy Neutron
Jimmy Neutron

Maybe Scotty Beamed you up a few times too many, Kirk.. your Brain might have gotten lost in the transport.

Myheartisaprism1
Myheartisaprism1

Wow so witty. Stop commenting on things you don't know anything about.

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