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(Daily Mail)   SWAT team vs 800 college students. FIGHT   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2021-03-08 11:17:20 AM  
10 votes:
"The quarterback is toast!"

Oh My God, The Quarterback is Toast!!!!
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2021-03-08 11:59:07 AM  
6 votes:

BigNumber12: Skanque: Ahhhh, memories.  Was in a riot on the same block back on Halloween in 2004.  It's kind of funny that more of us were wearing masks back then than in this picture.

Imma let you finish, but 2001 had one of the greatest Hill Riots of all time. Of all time

One of the Hill's streetlight heads lived in my, uh, friend's dorm room for the rest of that year.


One of the things I've always appreciated about Boulder is the willingness to inspire creativity in the student body by escalating conflicts through use of organized force against parties.  You never saw a line of cops in riot gear in any other party district but the Hill. Now that the government has been gifting used military vehicles to the police, CU grads will be able to respond to life situations like open insurrection and food riots better than graduates from other state institutions.  Except Colorado School of Mines, because those peeps bring it, hard.
 
2021-03-08 11:46:06 AM  
5 votes:

BigSlowTarget: They did damage this time but SWAT learns. Next time they'll be back - and in greater numbers.


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2021-03-08 11:27:35 AM  
5 votes:

OtherLittleGuy: Where the hell were these drunks when we needed them, on Black Lives Matter Plaza against Burr's Little Green Men?


Slaying top-shelf pussy.
 
2021-03-08 11:25:56 AM  
5 votes:
there is nothing amusing about state run oppression
 
2021-03-08 11:25:36 AM  
5 votes:
I love how I'm getting (relatively) local news on Fark from the UK.
 
2021-03-08 11:31:28 AM  
4 votes:

Dinodork: I love how I'm getting (relatively) local news on Fark from the UK.


As Boulder goes, so goes the World.

The rest of you are way behind on setting your porch-couches on fire.
 
2021-03-08 11:29:21 AM  
4 votes:
Ahhhh, memories.  Was in a riot on the same block back on Halloween in 2004.  It's kind of funny that more of us were wearing masks back then than in this picture.
 
2021-03-08 4:52:12 PM  
3 votes:

the money is in the banana stand: SpectroBoy: the money is in the banana stand: SpectroBoy: Cops: You know what would really bring a peaceful end to this large crowd of drunk people!?!? We should send the SWAT team armed for war. That should de-escalate it nicely.

Other Cop: Brilliant!

Because politely asking them to disperse in plain clothes would be better?

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Please explain what a better approach would have been that would have had the massive gathering dispersed without violence from either side? I'll wait.


Nickleback on loop
 
2021-03-08 12:57:06 PM  
3 votes:
The CU text alerts were... amusing:

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2021-03-08 11:34:55 AM  
3 votes:
Only Imperial stormtroopers are so precise.
 
2021-03-08 10:53:05 AM  
3 votes:
Awww the cops expensive unnecessary toy got broken. What a shame.
 
2021-03-08 10:34:57 AM  
3 votes:
Where the hell were these drunks when we needed them, on Black Lives Matter Plaza against Burr's Little Green Men?
 
2021-03-08 4:56:58 PM  
2 votes:

leeksfromchichis: the money is in the banana stand: SpectroBoy: the money is in the banana stand: SpectroBoy: Cops: You know what would really bring a peaceful end to this large crowd of drunk people!?!? We should send the SWAT team armed for war. That should de-escalate it nicely.

Other Cop: Brilliant!

Because politely asking them to disperse in plain clothes would be better?

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Please explain what a better approach would have been that would have had the massive gathering dispersed without violence from either side? I'll wait.

Nickleback on loop


The solutions are so simple.  It takes an outsider to really see the possibilities.
 
2021-03-08 2:06:53 PM  
2 votes:

Cajnik: BigNumber12: Cajnik: Fark CU

Go Rams

Scoreboard.

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All I see is the era when the series started to get competitive, CU pulled out of the deal in Denver and would only play in Boulder.

//BvP for Heisman!


That's not fair: it includes the Dan Hawkins era. CU was obviously tanking on purpose during that interval... it's the only explanation for the hire.
 
2021-03-08 1:19:13 PM  
2 votes:
Boulder Police Office Manager:  Hello Terradyne, I'd like to place an order for a replacement light, wait make that a MEDIUM armored patrol vehicle.  No anchovies.

Sorry, that last bit was just a conditioned reflex.
 
2021-03-08 12:41:14 PM  
2 votes:

SpectroBoy: Cops: You know what would really bring a peaceful end to this large crowd of drunk people!?!? We should send the SWAT team armed for war. That should de-escalate it nicely.

Other Cop: Brilliant!


Because politely asking them to disperse in plain clothes would be better? Please. These kids are assholes and should have gotten riot cannoned.
 
2021-03-08 12:23:23 PM  
2 votes:
What's all this, then?
 
2021-03-08 11:32:31 AM  
2 votes:

orbister: The students were stupid, but the police were creepy. Why the hell would you need a "light armoured patrol vehicle" to deal with a bunch of drunk students?


Replace "bunch of drunk students" with "drunken mob."

I mean honestly though, what were the cops supposed to do in this situation? The students weren't exactly innocent here.
 
2021-03-08 11:27:56 AM  
2 votes:
Shoulda loaded the cops up with paintball guns filled with the same paint they use in money bags that wont wash off and told them to fire at will

Then cite anyone who got hit
 
2021-03-08 11:26:33 AM  
2 votes:
Hey kids back in the 80's when we were jammin to this on our wax drum players, we understood the concept of metaphor.  Take your vector asses back to the dorms and yeet your junk.


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2021-03-08 11:22:47 AM  
2 votes:
They did damage this time but SWAT learns. Next time they'll be back - and in greater numbers.
 
2021-03-08 11:19:52 AM  
2 votes:
Great

If they start shooting, I will have to listen to another, buffalo springfield song remake.
 
2021-03-09 1:35:30 AM  
1 vote:

Yamaneko2: Well, if the students do not face consequences, then the next group of loons will see that the students got away with it and will attempt the same.


The same applies for the administration and town.  I thought that school was the go to place for rich kids that couldn't get in to Harvard even if their fathers name was on the law building. When those schools far, they fall hard and fast. Nobody wants to go to a party school that isn't fun.
 
2021-03-08 8:54:43 PM  
1 vote:
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Learned it from watching  you.
 
2021-03-08 7:11:11 PM  
1 vote:

God Is My Co-Pirate: I'm on the CU mailing list and we just got a letter from the president of the university about how disappointed he is in everyone, and how "there may be consequences"


Damn straight there will be consequences. That is a party school and everyone knows it. How they deal with this has long term implications.

They can't kick out 800 students which means any student who is expelled will argue they were unfairly targeted. Since the space wasn't university owned, they don't have any way that won't involve rich kids suing and winning.

Now throw in the fact that the Dept of Ed has an odd program where they will take back student loans from the university and one in 25 students were involved.  Enough cash is involved that there are going to be some serious consequences for the university administration, city leaders and landlords who love the cash but don't want to deal with the kids.
 
2021-03-08 4:28:39 PM  
1 vote:

big pig peaches: SpectroBoy: the money is in the banana stand: SpectroBoy: the money is in the banana stand: SpectroBoy: Cops: You know what would really bring a peaceful end to this large crowd of drunk people!?!? We should send the SWAT team armed for war. That should de-escalate it nicely.

Other Cop: Brilliant!

Because politely asking them to disperse in plain clothes would be better?

[i.imgflip.com image 750x500]

Please explain what a better approach would have been that would have had the massive gathering dispersed without violence from either side? I'll wait.

I'm not a cop nor an expert on crowd control. BUT, showing up ready for war typically leads to war. 

How about they try this first:

Uniformed officers arrive (lights and sirens, be seen ).
Uniformed officer with bullhorn CALMY tells the crowd that the gathering is illegal and to disperse.
After waiting..... they probably don't leave....
Uniformed officers start arresting people one at a time.
Eventually people start to leave to avoid arrest.

You really have not been paying attention.


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2021-03-08 3:51:50 PM  
1 vote:

OtherLittleGuy: Where the hell were these drunks when we needed them, on Black Lives Matter Plaza against Burr's Little Green Men?


Clearly they had more important things to do.  You can look for local BLM representatives in the picture.
 
2021-03-08 2:17:31 PM  
1 vote:

the money is in the banana stand: SpectroBoy: the money is in the banana stand: SpectroBoy: Cops: You know what would really bring a peaceful end to this large crowd of drunk people!?!? We should send the SWAT team armed for war. That should de-escalate it nicely.

Other Cop: Brilliant!

Because politely asking them to disperse in plain clothes would be better?

[i.imgflip.com image 750x500]

Please explain what a better approach would have been that would have had the massive gathering dispersed without violence from either side? I'll wait.


I'm not a cop nor an expert on crowd control. BUT, showing up ready for war typically leads to war. 

How about they try this first:

Uniformed officers arrive (lights and sirens, be seen ).
Uniformed officer with bullhorn CALMY tells the crowd that the gathering is illegal and to disperse.
After waiting..... they probably don't leave....
Uniformed officers start arresting people one at a time.
Eventually people start to leave to avoid arrest.
 
2021-03-08 1:21:50 PM  
1 vote:

lifeslammer: Shoulda loaded the cops up with paintball guns filled with the same paint they use in money bags that wont wash off and told them to fire at will

Then cite anyone who got hit


Back in my college town, the police got their APV's out and formed a line.  They fired gas and locked shields and marched on the party.  It got plenty of views, and resulted in the police department losing all of their APVs and their shields, and several people were fired.  The videos showed the kids were not disruptive, there was no COVID back then, and there was no history of injuries or fights breaking out.  Multiple angles of the video existed, and the cops were screwed on that one.

Then the kids ruined a year later by rioting, looting, and burning things when one student in a dorm shot their roommate.  So the police got ALL of their toys back, and got extra people and body armor, too.

Though ... I'll admit the police were always very anti-student.  I got stopped several times for no reason except that I was the wrong age.  They'd search for drugs, search for guns, search for alcohol, and never found anything so sometimes they'd make things up.  I got a ticket for not having FLARES, once.  So ... I'm torn on that town's issues.  The students need limitations, and the police force needs limits, as well.  But everyone on both sides is doing whatever they can to remove limitations for their side, and escalate the hell out of things.

Mutually assured annihilation may be the only solution.  I propose allowing each side to have a few nukes.
 
2021-03-08 1:06:06 PM  
1 vote:
Should've sent dentists.
 
2021-03-08 1:01:47 PM  
1 vote:
I should also add from what I remember a lot of problems in college are caused by people who don't even go to the college. Friends visit or locals just come and get wasted and trash shiat. It ain't their school. I bet half of that CU party problem crowd was the same.
 
2021-03-08 12:08:31 PM  
1 vote:

Cajnik: Fark CU

Go Rams


Scoreboard.

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2021-03-08 12:03:27 PM  
1 vote:
Fark CU

Go Rams
 
2021-03-08 12:03:23 PM  
1 vote:

mrparks: Only Imperial stormtroopers are so precise.


Me to Obi wan:
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2021-03-08 11:42:50 AM  
1 vote:

Skanque: Ahhhh, memories.  Was in a riot on the same block back on Halloween in 2004.  It's kind of funny that more of us were wearing masks back then than in this picture.


Imma let you finish, but 2001 had one of the greatest Hill Riots of all time. Of all time

One of the Hill's streetlight heads lived in my, uh, friend's dorm room for the rest of that year.
 
2021-03-08 11:40:23 AM  
1 vote:
They were clearly armed insurrectionists.
 
2021-03-08 11:29:19 AM  
1 vote:
The students were stupid, but the police were creepy. Why the hell would you need a "light armoured patrol vehicle" to deal with a bunch of drunk students?
 
2021-03-08 11:25:38 AM  
1 vote:
Did we take need the mail online for this story?
 
2021-03-08 11:05:05 AM  
1 vote:
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2021-03-08 11:04:05 AM  
1 vote:
Cops: You know what would really bring a peaceful end to this large crowd of drunk people!?!? We should send the SWAT team armed for war. That should de-escalate it nicely.

Other Cop: Brilliant!
 
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