I wrote about an incident in suburban Rochester, NY in which several hundred youths from the city of Rochester converged at the Greece Festival for Youth, a yearly charity event held at The Mall at Greece Ridge in the west-side suburb of Greece, and started a melee. I wrote that, in response to the violence, the 20-year-old event was closed down a week ahead of schedule, and its future was in jeopardy.
Patrick Cleburne later reported on the VDARE Blog that the festival had indeed been canceled for good. A VDARE reader who lives in Greece and patronizes The Mall at Greece Ridge chimed in to confirm that there was a noticeable uptick in the mid/late 2000s of anti-social behavior among black youths from Rochester at the mall. This corroborates accounts I've heard from friends about the deteriorating conditions of certain parts of Greece over the past decade.
Earlier this week, The Mall at Greece Ridge was again the scene of a scuffle, and once again the violence was plotted over the Internet. According to witnesses, roughly six girls fought in a fountain while others stood around it pushing, shoving, screaming, and cussing. One of the women pulled out a sharp instrument during the fight and began flailing it, but no one was stabbed. There was one arrest: Rochester resident Tamiya Jackson (pictured) was charged with menacing. Said one Greece police captain of the fight, "I could put 50 cops in the mall and I couldn't prevent [the fight]... The mall is safe."