Kentucky mall St. Matthews closes after brawls involving 2,000



Kentucky mall St. Matthews closes after brawls involving 2,000

Chain-reaction brawls involving up to 2,000 people erupted in one of Kentucky’s largest malls Saturday night, forcing the entire mall and businesses in the surrounding area to shut down, police said.The hours-long chaos at Mall St. Matthews began about 7 p.m. ET when the six St. Matthews police officers assigned to the mall for the holiday season began responding to “disturbances,” said Officer Dennis McDonald, a police spokesman.

As Many as 2,000 Youths Involved in Disturbances at Kentucky Mall 1:04

“As they were responding to those disturbances, others were breaking out. … Disturbances started to feed on themselves.” McDonald said. “They were just overwhelmed with a number of calls for service and reports of disorder.”

The officers on duty at the mall called for backup, and 50 officers from five different agencies responded, according to police.
“It was a series of brawls” involving 1,000 to 2,000 people ages 13 to their early 20s, McDonald said, adding that “the entire mall” was affected.


This sounds like science fiction. World War Z. Something in the water?


The news report I read said that no arrests were made. That sends a bad message to these misguided youths - i.e. that they can engage in mayhem and they won’t be held accountable for their actions.


Some video footage and there is more online if you look for it.


Kids wanting to have a “happening”…nothing else fun during the holiday season while they are on school break. Whatever happened to dances that all the kids used to go to?


I am sure there are a lot of community service projects they could volunteer for. So many people are in need of help. Nursing homes. Even just picking up litter on the streets. They need leadership and a positive way to use their energy. Given direction, they would be productive.


People cannot say these kids have good folks at home.

Some of these kids just act up on purpose.


Swarming gangs of feral minority youth. A complete collapse of the family unit and culture is to blame for such heinous behavior. And now it has the power of social media to coordinate their attacks on society.

This won’t end well. Sad that so many parents don’t love their children.


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