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Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 08/30/2011

A flash mob law for Maryland?

Montgomery County officials concerned about flash mob robberies, not content to simply denounce such behavior, like some local leaders, are reportedly seeking to enact new laws that would specifically punish such criminal activity. Reports the Washington Times:

Montgomery County Council member Craig Rice said lawmakers are in discussion with the state delegation on the possibility of introducing legislation in next year’s General Assembly session to specifically address crimes committed as part of a mob. [...] “I think that the message is clear: You’ve got a community that’s come together and is saying that we no longer are going to tolerate things like this happening,” Mr. Rice said Friday, as police announced charges against many of the youths involved. “We have to make a stand and show that our community, the Germantown community, is a growing community that is safe.”

That’s some pretty tough talk.

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Aaron Morrissey blogs at DCist. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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