YouTube has spawned a new generation (and new styles) of pranks. Many across Pennsylvania have seen stories about "flashrobs", a take on the term "flash mob" where a large group of people run into a store for a mass-shoplifting prank. The teens then post the act on YouTube for their friends to see.
After claiming that their rights were violated by the 'kids-for-cash' case, 1,066 former defendants from Luzerne County Juvenile Court and their parents will split $12.2 million. The settlement is part of a class-action suit against a developer who paid off two judges to place convicted juvenile offenders in for-profit detention center that his firm built.