Uptown's Hooligans were apparently at it again on Saturday. The warmer temps and a couple of uptown events brought the usual suspects uptown by the bus load.
The video has nothing to do with the reports of violence reported uptown. Except the first 5 seconds. Welcome to Charlotte.
From a couple of reports by 7:30 the "thugs" had taken over uptown, "running up and down the street, jumping on cars" and generally acting up.
These African American juveniles get a kick out of running up to white people and taunting them. They circle in pairs as families try to walk down the street. If they aren't asking for money, they are making lewd comments as they jump, juke and jive around in big loopy circles all the while yammering off at the mouth. When the police are near they tone it down and move in the other direction.
Basically these are the youngest of the thugs, trying to out do each other while their older siblings just "hang out" on corners and alleys.
CMPD Officers run interference when they can but there are not enough bike and foot cops to keep up with the little punks.
Uptown has become a waste land of rude obnoxious juvenile behavior.
Here's the intro to Charlotte that the DNC 2012 folks (insert saccassim font) should start using.