Video surfaced today of a violent riot that broke out following an appearance Saturday at Ford City mall in Chicago by urban boy band Mindless Behavior. According to the Chicago Sun Times initial report damage in the mall was limited to a destroyed planted box. Over fifty squad cars descended on the mall to defuse the situation, leading to twenty arrests.
This new video shows the extent of the chaos outside of the mall. Unidentified African American teenagers can be seen flashing gang signs and discussing their dubious intentions. One young male is seen on camera smashing a chair through the back window of a passing family minivan. It is not known at this time if he was one of those arrested.
Mindless Behavior was appearing at the mall as part of a promotion with Chicago’s local rap station WGCI. The station has come under fire previously from many in the community for supporting a culture of violence with the music it promotes. Neither the band nor the radio station have yet to issue a statement about this horrific event.