crowds gather downtown
...but not always for the right reasons. When Indianapolis' downtown Circle Center Mall shuts down at 9 pm, all the junior-high and high-school kids hanging there get booted out. Evidently the crowds of hundreds of youths have swamped nearby bus stops, and the crowding has led to gang activity and fisticiffs, which in turn has led to larger crowds as kids show up to see the rowdiness. A spokesperson for the city bus company said they'd considered creating more bus stops nearby to disperse the crowds and hopefully separate different gangs, but abandoned the idea for fear of spreading the unruly teens over a wider area.