Hordes of feral youth plague California

During the long hot summer of 2023, we’ve been logging the incidents of large hordes of feral youth roaming the countryside of Minnesota.

Apparently, the golden state of California is not immune to the phenomenon.

Sunday, August 27, Torrance: Brawl at Del Amo Fashion Center draws massive police presence (msn.com) You will recall the Del Amo mall’s prominent role in the 1997 Quentin Tarantino film Jackie Brown.

Meanwhile, further north yesterday: One stabbed as hundreds of young people brawl at Emeryville mall (sfgate.com)

Saturday, August 26: 2 juveniles stabbed at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park (sfgate.com) “200 high school students”

Friday, August 25: 2 stabbed during brawl at In-N-Out Burger in Santa Clara (nypost.com) Only 10 were involved in the incident.

Smaller groups have been involved in the rash of organized “flash mob” attacks on retail stores. A sampling,

Los Angeles, NIKE: 10 Suspects Arrested in Flash-Mob Robberies of Los Angeles Nike Store (msn.com)

Canoga Park, Nordstrom: 11 arrested in LA flash mob retail heists – NBC Los Angeles

Costa Mesa, Gucci: ‘Flash mob’ robs Costa Mesa Gucci store of $100K in merch (foxla.com)

Sherman Oaks, Macys: Flash Mob Hits Macy’s At Fashion Square In Sherman Oaks, Latest In Brazen Daylight Thefts (msn.com)

And now, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 13 teens arrested as Boston Police break up large fights at 2 theaters on $4 movie day (msn.com)

Autumn can’t come fast enough.