A detailed timeline chart of the rise of the flash rob phenomenon (i.e. criminal activity took place, not the silly stuff) can be found here. Note the sharp rise in frequency as of 2010, then again in 2011.Summer 2011 brought additional "flash mobs", "flash robs" or "flash thefts" to Maryland, Cleveland, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Ottawa, Ontario.
Q1: Someone suggested in another thread that it is only a matter of time before we have a London Riots situation on our hands here in the U.S. Do you agree or disagree and why?
Social media crackdowns have been discussed by a variety of officials... One of several articles I've come across is provided here.
Q2: Do you believe a social media crackdown is a solution to curb this problem? Why or why not?