An alarming and largely unreported trend is sweeping the country as urban thugs target innocent shoppers in large-scale mob attacks at malls and big box stores nationwide. We started reporting on the trend years ago, as teenage street gangs started using social media to plan, record, and publicize their violent crimes.
Now, the problem has grown so large that malls throughout the country have hired private security firms and police forces in an attempt to protect their customers, oddly the national media has stayed far away from the story – probably because reporting on who is doing this doesn’t fit the official narrative.
Yesterday in San Francisco, news started leaking out about a mall that has become so bad that shoppers are being beaten almost daily by large mobs of black teenagers – in many cases targeting lone white shoppers. Stonestown Galleria Mall said the mall’s private security has been overwhelmed by the fights and that officers with the San Francisco Police Department have been deployed in an attempt to stop the daily violence.
Like many of these events that are sweeping the nation, Videos of the fights have been “posted and promoted” on social media, including TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter.
In Miami Beach, black gangs and mobs of criminals used Spring Break as an excuse to overwhelm the city of Miami with the same social media inspired attacks.
Social Unrest is one of the top preparedness threats you will face.
As I’ve pointed out in my book, The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide: Self-Reliance Strategies for a Dangerous World, these gang culture attacks and violent mob events are becoming an everyday occurrence in our country.
The Ghettoization of our country and our culture are among the biggest threats we face! If you are not preparing for social unrest and violence, YOU ARE NOT PREPARED!
Protecting yourself from these types of attacks:
It starts with Situational Awareness: Being able to protect yourself begins with knowing what’s going on around you. That means putting down the iPhone and gadgets and paying attention to your surrondings. As I suggested in a previous article, about protecting yourself during a flash mob situation, being keenly aware your environment is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself and your family.
- Understand these mob attacks can happen anywhere, even at places that you’ve visited thousands of times. These type of criminals like to attacks malls and large events so you need to stay aware of your surroundings at all times, even in areas where you routinely visit.
- Put down the phone and pay attention. It’s hard to know what’s going on around you if you have your head buried in an electronic gadget.
- Trust your instincts: If something doesn’t seem right, pay attention to your gut feelings and get out.
- Watch out for large groups. If you notice an abnormal increase in the number of people in your area, this is probably the first sign that something is about to happen.
Carry a firearm: These types of violent crimes highlight the very real need to carry a weapon and know how to use it. When you have a whole generation of people not only entertaining themselves by watching these videos online, but also taking part in the attacks so they can gain some sort of internet fame, we have a problem that’s not going to get better anytime soon.
Study the art of Self Defense: Being prepared means being able to defend yourself from an attack, and thanks to our wonderful society it also means knowing how to survive an attack that may come from a number of attackers at the same time.