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(BadJocks)   UMass Amherst students hold candle-light vigil to celebrate Red Sox World Series win. Just kidding: they rioted until the SWAT team showed up with tear gas, pepper balls and . . . an inflatable bounce house?   (badjocks.com) divider line 26
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2013-10-31 12:13:49 PM
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/never forget
 
2013-10-31 12:18:19 PM
looked like a bunch of people celebrating aside from the dumbasses shaking a tree, not sure why the police needed to involve themselves based on that video anyway.
 
2013-10-31 12:20:07 PM

Headso: looked like a bunch of people celebrating aside from the dumbasses shaking a tree, not sure why the police needed to involve themselves based on that video anyway.


It looks like the police escalated the celebration to riot status
 
2013-10-31 01:06:14 PM
OMG a boston team wins a championship... again YAWN. Act like youve been there before because you have. In multiple sports over the last 10 years. Call me when Buffalo wins something.
 
2013-10-31 01:14:37 PM

Headso: looked like a bunch of people celebrating aside from the dumbasses shaking a tree, not sure why the police needed to involve themselves based on that video anyway.


They didn't have to justify the money they asked for to secure this area postgame months ago?
 
2013-10-31 01:33:57 PM
Boston:  Setting the standard for drunk assholes since 1630
 
2013-10-31 01:34:11 PM
Wow, drunk college students without parental oversight given an opportunity to behave badly do so? You don't say...
 
2013-10-31 01:37:49 PM
That was a waste of time...
 
2013-10-31 01:43:07 PM
This happens every single damn time the Sox win a series. Which I realize wasn't a thing for a long-ass time, but now that it's happened 3 times in ten years, i'm not at all surprised to hear this.

/was a student the first two times
//still live right by the place
///also happens when the Pats win big
 
2013-10-31 01:48:53 PM

deadsanta: Wow, drunk college students without parental oversight given an opportunity to behave badly do so? You don't say...


5500 drunk college students who all live on the same block anyway, no less. Southwest residential area houses literally half of the undergrad population. That crowd could reach critical mass in no time flat even if it was only ten drunk assholes at first, between bystanders who smell a good time, other drunk assholes in dorm rooms who get inspired to go outside, and quiet students who just want everyone to shut the hell up.

It's a security nightmare. No one I've talked to understands why anyone thought it was a good idea to smoosh the students all up in each other's spaces. It's the most densely populated part of the whole state.
 
2013-10-31 01:55:27 PM

The Bananadragon: deadsanta: Wow, drunk college students without parental oversight given an opportunity to behave badly do so? You don't say...

5500 drunk college students who all live on the same block anyway, no less. Southwest residential area houses literally half of the undergrad population. That crowd could reach critical mass in no time flat even if it was only ten drunk assholes at first, between bystanders who smell a good time, other drunk assholes in dorm rooms who get inspired to go outside, and quiet students who just want everyone to shut the hell up.

It's a security nightmare. No one I've talked to understands why anyone thought it was a good idea to smoosh the students all up in each other's spaces. It's the most densely populated part of the whole state.


Yeah even when I was in college in the 90's, I'd come home, get invited to a UMass party and declined every one after the first: Too freakin off the hook in that area, and in a dark pukey way, not a fun pukey way.
 
2013-10-31 02:21:03 PM
First off, I've never understood why the fark someone wants to celebrate their team winning a championship by tearing shiat up. It makes no sense.
I watched the video thinking that's what I'd see. Instead I saw a bunch of kids yelling, singing, dancing, etc. Then the cops showed up, started arresting people and escalated the whole situation into something it originally wasn't. They created the problem, not the students.
 
2013-10-31 02:55:13 PM
Hoping to prevent the sort of violence that has plagued past campus victory celebrations, UMass Amherst officials brought a carnival-like atmosphere to the Southwest Residential Area, with plenty of food and activities ranging from an obstacle course to "bouncy boxing" to simulated gladiator jousting. But not even an inflatable "Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball" could deter some students from clashing with riot police, who fired rubber pellets and used police dogs and other repellants to quell a large disturbance that broke out on the Southwest concourse.
 
2013-10-31 03:15:08 PM
This is not a repeat from 2007 or 2004. Or Any of the Patriots championships.

Basically the Amherst campus is full of mutants who will riot when the cafe runs out of mozzarella sticks.

/nothing to see here
 
2013-10-31 03:18:01 PM

satanorsanta: Headso: looked like a bunch of people celebrating aside from the dumbasses shaking a tree, not sure why the police needed to involve themselves based on that video anyway.

It looks like the police escalated the celebration to riot status

 
2013-10-31 04:12:47 PM
I still have no idea why people get that excited about people they don't personally know winning a game.
 
2013-10-31 04:38:01 PM
I don't understand the reference to the "Bounce house". I saw nowhere that the cops set one up. I saw the inflatable fighting pit thing, and something else int he background that looked like something inflatable being deflated, but I didn't see a part where the cops set anything up or used anything that was inflatable. Is subby(And TFA of TFA) high, or did I miss something? Sure, I scanned through the video after awhile, but I went back and forth through the thing like 4 times looking for the cops to set up either of these inflatable things.
 
2013-10-31 04:55:37 PM
Why would you hold a candle light vigil to celebrate a championship?
 
2013-10-31 07:01:19 PM
to be fair, the umass campus cops are eternally chomping at the bit for a reason to drag out all the stops\toys, its a training ground for the mass state police. bunch of jack booted thugs in training.
// first hand knowledge.
 
2013-10-31 07:03:18 PM
UMass isn't the only campus to have that happen.  Cops here deployed the pepper spray and flashbangs in response to have bottles and stuff thrown at them.
 
2013-10-31 09:21:28 PM
Hmm-- says tear-gas wasn't deployed, which definitely is supported by the way folks were running.  Having been caught in a street riot/ mass tear-gas situation in France, let me say, when tear-gas goes off, EVERYBODY moves.  The closest thing I can compare it to is the David Attenborough videos of the wildebeest migrations.  It is the scariest thing in the world to see a solid wall of people suddenly change direction almost as if of a single mind, and start stampeding straight towards you.  The only thing scarier is trying to outrun the aforementioned thundering herd and not being able to open your eyes because they hurt so much.

So quit whining about the mean Boston rozzers.  If you want to see some real skull-cracking, jack-booted police in action, head to Paris.

i.telegraph.co.uk

/Also, let it be known, I fully support indiscriminate overuse of teargas when dudebro concentrations on a public thoroughfare start approaching "Gold's Gym" levels.
 
2013-10-31 09:29:53 PM

Headso: looked like a bunch of people celebrating aside from the dumbasses shaking a tree, not sure why the police needed to involve themselves based on that video anyway.


If a thousand people were in front of your house, your property, and five of them started destroying a tree, or some other small part of your property, while a crowd yelled "fark that tree", would you want the police to come in and ask them to please leave your property?

Do you think a crowd like that might not stop at one tree?

maybe your car?

Or windows?

If they did not comply with the orders, should the police simply walk away and say "okay, do what you want."?

Why is a university or public property any different than your own? Do not people around the public property, who own buildings and have a vested interest in the preservation of the property, have a say in this matter of protecting property? or, maybe the students who are not in this group, who have to pay tuition, have a say in the matter if the university has to replace damaged property?

Look, I may not have given the order to move in, I was not there. You saw a highly truncated and edited version. You don't know what happened.

But, if police are not there to protect your property and mine, then wtf are they there for?
 
2013-11-01 03:02:05 AM

satanorsanta: Headso: looked like a bunch of people celebrating aside from the dumbasses shaking a tree, not sure why the police needed to involve themselves based on that video anyway.

It looks like the police escalated the celebration to riot status


^^^ This.
Throwing toilet paper and cheering is not a riot. Nothing else occurred until the police escalated the situation.
 
2013-11-01 05:25:38 AM
Working at the new training facilities/press box renovation project out there.  I've seen bigger & better facilities at some high schools.
 
2013-11-01 05:53:59 AM

BEER_ME_in_CT: OMG a boston team wins a championship... again YAWN. Act like youve been there before because you have. In multiple sports over the last 10 years. Call me when Buffalo wins something.


Aye. THIS.
 
2013-11-01 09:14:10 AM

BEER_ME_in_CT: OMG a boston team wins a championship... again YAWN. Act like youve been there before because you have. In multiple sports over the last 10 years.  Call me when Buffalo wins something.


yeah, I wouldn't waste a lot of time sitting by the phone, chief.
 
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