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Flash Mob Gang Warfare

CowboyNeal posted more than 10 years ago | from the bloods-and-chips dept.

The Internet 325

TexasDex writes "You've all heard of flash mobs and Flash Mob Computing. Now here's a new twist on the flash mob phenomenon: Almost 3 dozen people were arrested for a March 3 street fight. 'What makes this case unusual is how the clash was arranged: via a profanity-laced Internet chat room.' Apparently two Dallas gangs, after trading insults in a chat room, traded their keyboards for fists and baseball bats and arranged a time to meet and duke it out in real life. The gang members were later identified and arrested with the aid of a digital video tape of the brawl. According to one officer, 'Some of them actually signed in with their true names, so that helped us identify people.'"

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325 comments

Scoop! (5, Funny)

balthan (130165) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147896)

Gotta love how slashdot stays on the forefront of up-to-the-minute journalism.

Re:Scoop! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9148104)

Of course, this story was already told about 21 years ago [imdb.com] .

Re:Scoop! (4, Funny)

Glonoinha (587375) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148120)

About like a bunch of computer nerds to bring baseball bats to a gunfight.

Actually none of them sound like rocket scientists - but given that it happened in Texas I am shocked, awed, and dismayed at the complete lack of firearms in this disagreement. You would think that with upwards of 40 or so hooligans ... somebody would have remembered that rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, and a few H&K MP5A3s full of 9mm Hydroshok ammo and laser designators beats a bunch of punks with baseball bats.

Damn kids today ...

Re:Scoop! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9148162)

Worse than that I am in Garland and most likely all the vehicles in the immediate area had guns in them I mean sheesh when I was that age if someone had tried to start a fight at a previously disclosed location and set time there would have been serious casualties, but then when you hang with a bunch of competition shooters ....

With or without computers.... (4, Insightful)

Pig Hogger (10379) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147898)

criminals are always stupid.

(This is why cops can catch them).

Re:With or without computers.... (1)

blackula (584329) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147922)

It's true. Criminals actually have a lower average IQ [physicsforums.com] than non-criminals.

Why this fails... (5, Insightful)

AvantLegion (595806) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148000)

The high IQ criminals are not caught, not identified as criminals, and are not counted in the IQ scores for criminals.

Re:Why this fails... (5, Funny)

Pyrion (525584) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148105)

Instead, they're elected into Congress.

Re:Why this fails... (4, Funny)

ziggy_zero (462010) | more than 9 years ago | (#9148146)

You think they have high IQs?

Re:With or without computers.... (1)

hutkey (709330) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148082)

criminals are stupid,
criminals are humans,
=humans are stupid
cops are humans,
=cops are stupid

finally stupidity prevails

Einstein: "there are two infinite things, Universe and human stupidity. i don't know anything about the later"

Re:With or without computers.... (2, Informative)

benna (614220) | more than 9 years ago | (#9148152)

Actually I believe its "I'm not quite sure about the former" or something like that.

cool (2, Funny)

brainkiller (41196) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147899)

irc gangs... haha.. how geeky is that?

Re:cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9147919)

Na that is just stupid, it would be geeky if they actually were same enough to set up their own servers and fight war games style.

Re:cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9147934)

I am an internet G. Try www.gang-wars.com

Re:cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9148052)

i limit my gang banging to www.gang-wars.com [gang-wars.com]

Re:cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9148174)

*** brainkiller joins: #slashdot (~brainkiller@pacbell-18.dialup.pacnet.com.us)

irc gangs... haha.. how geeky is that?
Who you gettin' crazy with, esse?
Don't you know I'm loco?!?
Come to #vatos puta mierda! I'll skullfux yor head w/ my keyboard!

HA! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9147900)

NIGGAZ!

God willing... (1, Interesting)

digitalunity (19107) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147906)

One of these days, all the gangs will just shoot each other. Their existence is self-perpetuating. I don't blame members because I fully understand what they get out of it. I only wish they could fill their psychological needs with more constructive activities.

Re:God willing... (2, Funny)

EmbeddedJanitor (597831) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147947)

I only wish they could fill their psychological needs with more constructive activities

Like slash-dotting?

Re:God willing... (1)

irokitt (663593) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147983)

That's like saying that everyone who uses contraception will die out, because their existence is self-perpetuating. There will still be people using contraception 1-2 generations from now. And my bet is that there will still be screwed-up kids who have nothing better than beat the crap out of each other.

Re:God willing... (2, Insightful)

digitalunity (19107) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148061)

That's like saying that everyone who uses contraception will die out, because their existence is self-perpetuating.

No, that's not the same. Contraception is a different thing entirely. It prevents the spread of diseases and makes unwanted pregnancy almost zero for those who actually use contraceptive devices. It allows those who cannot maintain manogomy to engage in recreational sexual activity with few drawbacks. There are VD's you can get even while using a condom but to say that all those who use condoms will die out is absurd. It just means that those who don't 'screw up' can have children when they want them.

There will always be schoolyard bullies with inadequacy issues who will always be robbing small children of lunch money. There don't always need to be gangs. I've known quite a few gang members and I really know what they get out of it. A lot of the needs they have that gangs provide can be removed. It is a social problem. It is difficult to get people to care about things they don't normally see. Where I live, gang activity is frequently reported in the news. Yet still, you have to live in a 'bad neighborhood' to actually see any of it in person. That's why no one cares. Unemployment, poverty, homelessness, child abuse, split families, child neglect, bad parenting skills, fear, money, there are too many factors to list. Be sure, however, they are not insurmountable problems. The violence can be stopped, but law enforcement isn't the solution, it's the band-aid to the symptoms.

Re:God willing... (1)

jimbolaya (526861) | more than 9 years ago | (#9148161)

"Contraception" is not synonymous with "condom." There are many other forms of contraception (e.g., the pill, IUD, foam) that prevent pregnancy but do not prevent STDs. It's dangerous to suggest, or believe, otherwise.

yeah (5, Funny)

twenty-exty-six (772817) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147907)

I would have used the keyboard instead of a baseball bat. Would have been sooo much cooler with keys flying everywhere with every strike.

You know what they sing (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9147910)

When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way, from your first blogging breath, to your last journaled day.

Should have let them kill eachother (5, Funny)

aardwolf204 (630780) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147913)

Should have let them kill eachother, would have been Darwin at its finest

Re:Should have let them kill eachother (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9147961)

Awww, you seem to have a lot of anger. Did the neighborhood gang refuse to let you join as a child, then give you a daily beating? Just remember this: slashdot != therapy.

Especially with OSX! (4, Funny)

Ieshan (409693) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148035)

Yeah, especially if they were on IRC using OSX.

(rimshot)

Re:Should have let them kill eachother (2, Interesting)

evilWurst (96042) | more than 9 years ago | (#9148176)

The problem with that is that the stronger/smarter members would survive. Then we'd have stronger gangs that are better at killing... indeed, very Darwinistic. But also the exact opposite of what the rest of the law abiding community wants.

Re:Should have let them kill eachother (0, Troll)

pla (258480) | more than 9 years ago | (#9148180)

Should have let them kill eachother, would have been Darwin at its finest

Why did this get modded funny?

I tend to agree, quite seriously.

Here we had three dozen people, all members of organizations we consider a bane on society, organizations that have, as their very essence, violence and theft.

These three dozen people wanted to kill or seriously injure one another. Success in that endeavor would have removed them from both the streets and the gene pool.

So why did we waste taxpayer dollars stopping this brawl before it happened?

Optimal situation... All of one side dies, half of the other side dies, and we can throw the rest away for murder. 36 problems vanish in a half-hour "controlled burn", of sorts.

gangs can be brutal (-1, Troll)

0xC0FFEE (763100) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147921)

but the military goes further and takes photos...

newsflash (1)

Rev.LoveJoy (136856) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147925)

Gang members can use AOL IM, too!

News at eleven!

-- RLJ

n3wzF1a5h (3, Funny)

WTFmonkey (652603) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147951)

g4ng m3mbrzzz kkkan uz3 A0l iM 2 !!!!one!11

n3wz @ 11!!!

Chat logs anyone? (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9147927)

Does anyone have the chat-log of that chat-session?

chat-Re:Chat logs anyone? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9148006)

chat-Does chat-anyone chat-have chat-the chat-log chat-of chat-that chat-session chat-?

Die 'flash mob', die! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9147932)

When will this stupid 'Flash mob' thing go away? It's like the patent system: doing something we've always done, but now with a computer! Wow, innovative!

Why do I think this all started with.... (5, Funny)

Bryan Gividen (739949) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147933)

*gang 1 slaps around gang 2 with a bit of large trout

Re:Why do I think this all started with.... (1)

RuneB (170521) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148053)

Well, they have "their own alphabet, their own language, [and] their own hand signals", so they already fit in perfectly with most Internet chatters.

Re:Why do I think this all started with.... (1)

Adam9 (93947) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148113)

Or..

"You &%*%^&$ wall hacker, get over here and I'll show you a REAL awp!"

heh here's a log that's kind of like that (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9148137)

Communications medium was used for communicating? (4, Insightful)

RollingThunder (88952) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147939)

Say it ain't so!!!

This is not newsworthy. People traded insults and got into a fight. So it happened over the internet - so what?

Communications can be good or bad. The internet isn't going to prevent some punk from talking shit about some other punk.

Re:Communications medium was used for communicatin (4, Insightful)

DrEldarion (114072) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148023)

Exactly, and how does this have ANYTHING to do with flash mobs? They were already established groups (gangs). The same thing could have happened because of a shouting match in the streets, a conference call, or any other form of group communication. Just because the cause of the fight happened to be on the internet doesn't make it special.

Re:Communications medium was used for communicatin (1)

wattersa (629338) | more than 9 years ago | (#9148187)

media types LOVE latching on to stuff like this: "ooh! low-tech criminals meet high tech, violence ensues, sounds like a pulitzer!" fcuking vultures.

On the bright side... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9147943)

If gangs are going to do the 'disrespect' thing on-line rather than via grafitti, and the other methods mentioned in the article, it'll save public infrastructure.

Do us a favour guys and also hold your fights somewhere out of the way?

Re:On the bright side... (1)

wwest4 (183559) | more than 9 years ago | (#9148188)

> Do us a favour guys and also hold your fights somewhere out of the way?

maybe some FPS multiplayer arena - that would save hospital beds AND fit their MO.

Yo (1)

antic (29198) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147946)

/me is bringing a bat, fool!

Re:Yo (1)

monophaze (208297) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147985)

/me slaps antic around with a big wet trout

Go Ahead! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9147948)

Mark this post flamebait - it'll only lead to gang violence!

oh great (4, Funny)

poofyhairguy82 (635386) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147956)

of great... now our gangs are on the internet. I wonder how much longer till our crime is outsourced to india like our jobs are.

Re:oh great (4, Funny)

DrEldarion (114072) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148038)

Well, our organized crime is already outsourced to Italy...

Re:oh great (0, Offtopic)

platypibri (762478) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148039)

I wish I was a mod. That's WAY funny.

I'd love to read that transcript (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9147962)

Nigga4Life82: fuk you mama
FreshJackMan: u smoke dicks
FreshJackMan: an you mama a ho
Nigga4Life82: fuck yo mama ho
DJMonkeyAss: sup bitches
FreshJackMan: niga4life needs
DJMonkeyAss: indahouse
FreshJackMan: a cap in his ass
Tawneesha79: sup dopeman
FreshJackMan: GLOCK GLOCK LoL ;-)
Nigga4Life82: gona buts a cap in jack ass
Nigga4Life82: punk ass bitch anyway

(... six hours later ...)

Nigga4Life82: make you move motherfuker
FreshJackMan: kick yo bitch ass bitch
FreshJackMan: fuck your mama bitch ass ho

(... two hours later... the fight begins)

That would be a great addition (1)

SteelX (32194) | more than 9 years ago | (#9148168)

to bash.org [bash.org] !

Excuses, excuses. (5, Funny)

RuneB (170521) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147966)

"For the most part, it's nothing but cursing on it. ... Some of them actually signed in with their true names, so that helped us identify people."

I wonder how many of them will claim that it wasn't really them becasue of a worm or virus or someone else using their password.

-1 Redundant (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9147969)

.. But i've gotta say... DUMBASSES.. Ok, move along..Nothing to see here..

West Side Story (4, Funny)

tim_mathews (585933) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147974)

West Side Story meets IRC? You are now chatting in #gangfights, the topic is "Jets vs Sharks set to a wonderful musical score by Leonard Bernstein"

Re:West Side Story (2, Funny)

Stalky (31519) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148024)

"But, Riff, the chat-room's neutral territory!"

"Arab, I'm gonna make nice with him. I'm only gonna challenge 'em."

"Cool, Daddy-o."

Flash-Crime isn't that new (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9147976)

Unfortunately this trick is also apparently used in street crime in places like Brazil: flash-mob in 15 minutes here, steal the money from the rich guy, disperse, meet again later to fence results.

Here's the transcript.. (1)

djcreamy (729099) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147980)

i was able to retrieve a part of the transcript.. g4ngst4: uR bUt is m1nE, g0nn4 tke u rght!!! l0wr1d4: jUzt show ur fac4 n br0ad d4ylitE MICHAL47: j00 wait 'til I gEt tHru cUz i am TEH B4D, 0mG, TEH B4D 0mG!! U Kn0w it!!!!

...*cough*, a better copy (1)

djcreamy (729099) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147997)

i was able to retrieve a part of the transcript..

g4ngst4: uR bUt is m1nE, g0nn4 tke u rght!!!
l0wr1d4: jUzt show ur fac4 n br0ad d4ylitE
MICHAL47: j00 wait 'til I gEt tHru cUz i am TEH B4D, 0mG, TEH B4D 0mG!! U Kn0w it!!!!

Slashdot effect street fight!!! (3, Funny)

identity0 (77976) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147986)

Quick, everyone! Let's have a Slashdot-effect mob street fight!

Rusty from Kuro5hin says this - "Hey Taco, j00 sux0r! CowboyNeal is a loser AOLer! Slashcode is worse than VB code! Hemos is a homo! If j00 l05ers think otherwise, show up at the corner of 2nd and Main at 3pm with 'yo posse, and we'll settle this with a fight between us K5-krew and the ./ Horde. J00 g01n' D0wn!!"

I'm putting money on the K5er's. Slashdotters aren't exactly tough.

Re:Slashdot effect street fight!!! (3, Funny)

nomadic (141991) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148076)

I'm putting money on the K5er's. Slashdotters aren't exactly tough.

I don't think either side would acquit themselves well. Though the cops may have trouble; they'd be laughing too hard to effectively make the arrests.

Re:Slashdot effect street fight!!! (1)

RollingThunder (88952) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148088)

You underestimate the force-absorbing power of a gamer-gut.

Were they called the Sharks and the Jets? (3, Funny)

craXORjack (726120) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147989)

They should have told the police they were just practicing for a performance of West Side Story and then started singing Tonight [westsidestory.com]

Stupid is as stupid does. (1)

platypibri (762478) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147990)

Talk about kids abusing the internet!!! Don't these kids know they can look at free pr0n, get free music and keep all their teeth?
Seriously, anyone still think our society is on the right track?

Fights on IRC are fun to watch (4, Funny)

British (51765) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147991)

Guy 1: I'm gonna kick your ass!
Guy 2: Bring it on!
Guy 1: Fine! Where do you wanna meet?
Guy 2: I'll go to your place just to kick..your..ass. Where do you live?
Guy 1: 1328 Farnsworth street in Edina
Guy 2: Oh I'm so there. Wait, I'm in Rosevile
Guy 1: Okay, you can take I-494 westbound, then take hwy 100 northbound.
Guy 2: Can't do that, 494 near me is closed and there's no detour
Guy 1: Okay, how about County road B? ....and so on, and so on...

Re:Fights on IRC are fun to watch (1)

pilkul (667659) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148060)

I would guess in this case it was probably a forum. Reporters like to call everything a "chat room". I'll bet that almost none of those famous "Chinese chat rooms" are actually chat rooms, either.

Re:Fights on IRC are fun to watch (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9148141)

St. Lious park in tha hizzy. Hwy 100 and Hwy 7 representin'

I'll roll down to Edina and some punk as IRC bitch will be pickin up his teeth with broken fingers

What crime was committed? (0, Troll)

QuantumG (50515) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147996)

If I wanna get together with my friends and beat the shit out of a bunch of other consenting adults why is that a police matter? If two teams were hanging out on #football, finally got sick of hearing the other team slag them and demanded a game, no-one would even blink an eyelid. Just because life and death brawling is not your thing doesn't mean others shouldn't be free to do it. If it's ok to arrest these "gangs" for fighting then please arrest every amature football player too.

Re:What crime was committed? (1)

platypibri (762478) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148021)

Please tell me you are not seriously drawing an anolgy between murder and football.

Re:What crime was committed? (1)

WIAKywbfatw (307557) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148041)

Dude, if you can't tell the difference between a sport, where a contestant, even a boxer, can throw in the towel and call it a day at any time, and a street brawl, where a guy who's taken several blows from a baseball bat and is about to get his skull crushed, then you need help.

Also, in organised sports, the health of the participants comes first, and there is normally a medical kit, if not a trained medical team, on the sidelines. When a player is injured, he can leave the field, etc to get immediate medical treatment. I don't see people in street fights respecting timeouts, etc and, until they do, don't expect a street fight to get treated like a game of three on three.

Re:What crime was committed? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9148048)

If I wanna get together with my friends and beat the shit out of a bunch of other consenting adults why is that a police matter?

Bodily harm is a tort anywhere. The idea of "consent" is not recognized.

If it's ok to arrest these "gangs" for fighting then please arrest every amature football player too.

Do you mean "armature" football or "amateur" football?

Re:What crime was committed? (1)

no reason to be here (218628) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148063)

Actually, if someone were seriously injured in an amatuer American football match, I bet that charges of some kind would be filed. Not to mention the civil lawsuit. And, as much as I would like to subscribe to your libertarian mind set, I do believe that if a group of 34 idiotic 14 to 20 year olds were beating the shit out of each other on my street, I would want the cops out there post haste.

Re:What crime was committed? (1)

Glonoinha (587375) | more than 9 years ago | (#9148154)

I tried subtle humor and sarcasm the other day in the Hybrid vehicle thread. It doesn't work. Trust me, I know.

Gang warfare, geek style (5, Funny)

AnonymousTravis (775517) | more than 10 years ago | (#9147998)

I hope I get an invite to the next one. I'm bringing my vorpal sword of slaying +3

Pun (5, Funny)

gremlins (588904) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148005)

If they used molotov cocktail's it would have been a real flame war. I know horrible pun but someone had to say it

As the man said... (4, Insightful)

Chris Tucker (302549) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148007)

..."Any fool can use a computer. Many do."
Ted Nelson

Online gangs (5, Funny)

Fullmetal Edward (720590) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148009)

Haven't they heard of Quake? what kinda (in)sane person even leaves the house to have a fight these days, we've got good enough connections to act like real men and hit each other with crowbars without having to move at all.

Re:Online gangs (3, Funny)

Glonoinha (587375) | more than 9 years ago | (#9148189)

Quake? QUAKE? Why I oughta bust a cap in yo ass for suggesting such an old wimp ass program. In fact if I ever catch you in CounterStrike I'm gonna ... do exactly that. I will AWP you so hard you will have my own team-mates complaining that I'm an AWP-camping aim-bot whore.

See, that's how real nerds 'throw down', cept I have hence moved on to UT2004. And don't think I won't use that Redeemer, cause I will - and that's when things get real ugly.

Account for registration (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9148013)

Log-in with this acct. for the article: E-mail address:123@abc.com 123456

who wants to troll now? (1)

tucolino (654142) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148031)

haha... gives it a whole new meaning on how to solve trolling on slashdot.

2 things (1)

complete loony (663508) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148034)

1. stupid "In keeping with the rumble's high-tech origins, one participant videotaped the Garland skirmish" [google.com]

2. "I'm just wondering why the parents aren't monitoring what's going on back and forth on the Internet,", now I know the feeling of most slashdotters on this issue. Invasion of privacy, lack of trust, and for most of us our parents wouldn't have a clue what we were really doing...

WRONG (4, Insightful)

anything901 (776409) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148043)

This was NOT a flash mob. Why on Earth would you call it that? It was a pre-arranged fight, as almost all gang fights are.
A bunch of kids argued in a chat room and then they fought.
This story is among the worst I've ever seen here.

Re:WRONG (1)

platypibri (762478) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148085)

from www.flashmob.com [flashmob.com] What are flash mobs?
Flash mobs are sudden gatherings of people at a predetermined location at a predetermined time.

How is that not a flash mob?

You left out (1)

anything901 (776409) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148126)

People in flash mobs usually perform according to a written script, then disperse quickly. Flash mobs can be for many purposes but most groups stick to having fun.

As I said, gang fights are almost always pre-arranged, and this one is no different. WTF makes this fight worthy of posting on Slashdot?

Re:You left out (1)

platypibri (762478) | more than 9 years ago | (#9148148)

Look, I'm not trying to pick a fight. The very line you quoted implies it might not always be for fun. They used the internet to form a gang fight. It's a violent flash mob. Is it news worthy? That's another thread. But as far as I can see, it IS a flash mob.And that's all I'm saying.

Re:WRONG (1)

Trejkaz (615352) | more than 9 years ago | (#9148147)

Plus the number of people was much, much smaller than a flashmob.

It's about time! (2, Insightful)

yorgasor (109984) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148044)

Everybody talks tough on the internet. It's easy to be tough and talk some smack when your opponent is safely away in another country. As far as I'm concerned if you're gonna mock and threaten someone over the internet, you better back up them fightin' words with some real blood and knuckles. Good for them.

Sounds more like a media stunt to me (1)

andih8u (639841) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148055)

Seriously, my first thought of gangs isn't everyone sitting around on some web-based chatroom, that all of these rival gang members just happen to frequent at the same time and arrange to get into a fight...which just happens to make it into every paper / news site around. This is more the realm of 'jackass' than some great new trend in crime.

Brain wrasslin ... (1)

zangdesign (462534) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148057)

match at Fourth and Main. Beat y'all with one lobe tied behind ma' back, yo.

Oy. The humanity ...

Rich! (4, Funny)

twitter (104583) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148067)

... experts agreed. "Let's face it: Gangs already have their own alphabet, their own language, their own hand signals, so why not use the Internet?"

I'm waiting for the gang hand sign RFC.

Parents, not police, must take ultimate responsibility, said Lewis, a former police officer in Modesto, Calif. "I'm just wondering why the parents aren't monitoring what's going on back and forth on the Internet," he said.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch house:

A Roadside Oiler, filled with pride, watches his son typing away. "My son is a fucking genouis with that thing. He's always working at it. Trojans, DDoS, I got no idea what it is so it must be good."

Sonny gets out of his chair, picks up a baseball bat and heads for the door.

Oiler: Where you going, son?

Sonny: Uhhh, there's a game on tonight. I won't be late.

Oiler thinks: Night time baseball? Eh, OK, a little exercise will do him some good. I wish he'd get some sunshine.

And so it happens.

Re:Rich! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9148157)

uh... as a computer-stuff student at a community college (gee, I wonder what OS and software they "teach"?), I have often had to use the "CS gang sign".

Extend left hand with a "peace sign" that falls over onto its face, as you simultaneously extend your right hand with the index finger pointing downward.

That's right....

Ctrl+Alt+Del, h0m33z.

Lets beat em' up (1)

Hello this is Linus (757336) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148069)

Lets beat up the Fark people!

they're so dumb...

This sounds great to me... (1)

I WILL KICK YOUR ASS (263791) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148089)

If I ever meet you, I will KICK YOUR ASS!!

Already done, way bigger (3, Informative)

Asmodai (13932) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148098)

Sorry, but has already been done ages ago in the Netherlands.

This time it was a major battle between Ajax and Feyenoord (football clubs from Amsterdam and Rotterdam respectively) supporters, to quote:

"In March 1997 an Ajax fan died after an organised fight between hundreds of Feyenoord and Ajax hooligans in a meadow near Beverwijk."

This lead to the death of one Ajax supporter Cario Picornie.

They organised this fight using cellulars.

Why charge them? (2, Funny)

SJ (13711) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148103)

The thing I can't work out why the stupid kids were charged! They all wanted to be there. There were no innocent injured bystanders.

If these kids are flat-out dumb enough to want to fight each other for no apparent reason, then I say let them do it.

The world is over-populated enough as it is and a bit of chlorine in the gene pool wouldn't go astray.

Well, everybody wanted to fight. why arrest them? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9148106)

They should have done it on private ground, and got people to sign stuff saying they wanted to do it!

Huh? (5, Funny)

Ensign Regis (249331) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148114)

"a profanity-laced Internet chat room"

There's another kind?

Just more evidence... (1)

Dingeaux (768490) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148115)

...that in the near future, stupidity WILL be a crime...

True Name. (1)

dameron (307970) | more than 10 years ago | (#9148119)

'Some of them actually signed in with their true names, so that helped us identify people.'"


No shit, they should get on this stat.

I mean, just the other day BillClinton69 was all giving me terrorist threating messages in CS, and I swear I saw GW_BUSH_BIATCH snorting a line of blow back at the rear base in Battlefield Vietnam.

I mean, when people fucking tell you who they are, you should fucking arrest them...

duh..

-dameron

Article Text (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9148173)

Dallas (AP) - Two white, suburban, jewish teenagers were arrested Friday for fighting in a local Dallas club. Interestingly enough, they were fighting over a dispute that started in a private chat room titled "tru thugz 4 lyfe" on the popular Internet service, America Online.

Abraham Denshovitz, aka TruNigga1988, allegedly was "talking shit" about Quincy Wallingford III, aka GMoneyOuttaJail69. The two teens agreed to meet in a Dallas club to settle their dispute.

"For the first time in the history of Internet chat rooms, someone has actually followed-through with their promise to 'beat dis bitch'z ass' after an online dispute. This brings the rate of successful real-life fights after Internet disputes to 1 in approximately 12 billion" says Steve Case, President and CEO of AOL. "This represents a sad day in the history of AOL."

Although Mr. Case says he's glad that Darwin was right, he hopes this kind of phenomenon doesn't occur on a regular basis. "If everyone on AOL fought each other over chat-room disputes, there'd be no dipshits...uhh I mean customers...left to use AOL."
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