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KC-AERC in the press: Researching flash mobs

Professor studies how teens view flash mobs and their violent potential

LAWRENCE — If you’ve seen a flash mob, chances are you’ve seen video of it online — a group of people spontaneously breaking into organized dance in a public place. But sometimes the gatherings, often organized via social media, can turn violent, as was the case in Kansas City in 2011 when shots were fired among a gathering of young people at the Country Club Plaza.

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March, 2017