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Riot police in Tucson allegedly use beanbag guns, tear gas on crowd after Wildcats loss
Sporting News ^ | 42 minutes and 11 seconds ago | By Kami Mattioli

Posted on 03/29/2014 10:17:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin

As Wisconsin fans celebrated in the streets in Madison, Arizona fans and students were greeted by dozens of riot police who allegedly shot beanbags and tear gas into crowds in Tucson.

At least one person in the crowd was brazen enough to confront riot police head-on.

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Silly Wildcats. You gotta win before you can riot.
1 posted on 03/29/2014 10:17:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

maybe these people just realized McCain is their senator...


2 posted on 03/29/2014 10:19:16 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: BenLurkin

They got hosed by the Refs, especially on that last charge call


3 posted on 03/29/2014 10:21:21 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: BenLurkin

They got hosed by the Refs, especially on that last charge call


4 posted on 03/29/2014 10:22:44 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

and that out of bounds call looked like an attempt to make up for the earlier bad call.


5 posted on 03/29/2014 10:24:11 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/bigplay.wav


6 posted on 03/29/2014 10:24:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

I call bogus. I suspect some police officials were expecting a real riot and didn’t realize the Wildcats lost. It looked like mostly bummed-out fans stumbling around after the game. They sent a text with an alert about an “unlawful assembly” before the game was even over, they were out there with the “riot police” ready to go...and nothing really happened. Jeepers, I’m pretty sure crowds of people wandering around University Ave on a Saturday night is totally normal.


7 posted on 03/29/2014 10:31:26 PM PDT by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: BenLurkin

Are people supposed to know WTH this is all about from the thread title?


8 posted on 03/29/2014 10:31:34 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: BenLurkin

Is Sheriff Dupnik’s team behind this idea?


9 posted on 03/29/2014 10:37:20 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: doorgunner69

It’s the headline and thou shalt post the unaltered headline. Rail against the headline writer, not the poster.


10 posted on 03/29/2014 10:38:30 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: doorgunner69
"Perhaps it was a result of anxiety."

11 posted on 03/29/2014 10:41:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Wow.

I’m a Wisconsin grad, watched the first ten minutes, and gave up.

“The Badgers are out of their league,” I was thinking, “they’re toast.”

What happened???


12 posted on 03/29/2014 10:57:47 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/dontknow.wav


13 posted on 03/29/2014 10:59:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: no-s

I’m as anti the emerging police state as anybody, but my son in law is on the force down there. His family had traveled 250 miles today for his birthday party this evening, and TPD called him in for mandatory overtime tonight. Campbell and Euclid was the last place most of those guys wanted to be.

He got hit with a couple of bottles, but is otherwise okay. My son in law is a great young man, not a fascist. They didn’t gin up anything.


14 posted on 03/29/2014 11:02:34 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Jack Hammer

You played well and had Michigan’s refs.


15 posted on 03/29/2014 11:04:47 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: BenLurkin
Silly Wildcats. You gotta win before you can riot.

Silly Wildcats. You gotta be undocumented before you can riot.

16 posted on 03/29/2014 11:05:14 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Luke21

note that I wrote Police officials, not police officers. TPD was definitely correct to be prepared, but it was a dubious decision to escalate. Which put your SIL into harm’s way, btw, sorry to hear that he got beaned.


17 posted on 03/29/2014 11:36:19 PM PDT by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: BenLurkin

A damned shame my team didn’t make it, I have a couch I’d really like to drag out in the street and burn


18 posted on 03/29/2014 11:50:09 PM PDT by Figment
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To: no-s

So were you there, or just expressing opinions?


19 posted on 03/30/2014 12:00:03 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Jack Hammer
they persevered; they didn't give-up after 10min.
so unlike our GOP/e Congressional Ldrs when confronting by
pResident 0'Muslim & his Establishment Media after 30± seconds.

20 posted on 03/30/2014 12:21:35 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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At least they didn’t blind any students with rubber bullets like they did in 2001 -

http://wc.arizona.edu/papers/94/140/01_1_m.html


21 posted on 03/30/2014 12:25:20 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: Luke21; no-s
it may have been averted; if some astute ELOs had
been given a chance to operate, not some official
trying to justify the outlay of resources..*sigh!* it's a
"d@nmed if you do, d@nmed if you don't"
situation.

22 posted on 03/30/2014 12:34:53 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Luke21
So were you there, or just expressing opinions?

So that's my opinion after reviewing the video and after-action reports of student-relatives. I think that area (maingate square) is a magnet for crowds, too many bars and too difficult to exit effectively. The sudden exodus at the end of the game caused a flash crowd. At least one of the taverns had extra security herding people back inside off the street after the police started to move. A number of people were effectively blocked from leaving and expressed themselves with tweets..

BTW we got this tweet right at the start of the overtime during the game:

UAlert Avoid Main Gate Tucson Police declare unlawful assembly @ maingate sq. public advised to avoid/exit area

23 posted on 03/30/2014 12:43:04 AM PDT by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: Luke21

My son got hit with a beanbag down there tonight. Did him no permanent harm but hurt like hell. Pepper spray too. He admits they deserved it and we had a little chat about the lessons life teaches you. I’m just glad we didn’t have to bail him out of jail or see him in the hospital.

Wouldn’t it be funny if your son in law was the one who shot him.


24 posted on 03/30/2014 2:25:18 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Teens” who riot over sporting events need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Beanbags are only appropriate to take them down before they are arrested, not to merely break up a riot.


25 posted on 03/30/2014 2:38:14 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1

Some really sore losers there. “On Wisconsin”..........


26 posted on 03/30/2014 3:05:32 AM PDT by DaveA37
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"On Wisconsin"

Ditto. If there's one thing that amuses me, its fans from losing teams blaming the refs for losing. Reading the blogs from numerous college and pro teams, it's invariable that many fans cannot believe their team lost fair and square. Undoubtedly, throughout any game there are numerous calls that could go either way. Which is why I never blame the refs when my team loses. Some fans are poor sports and just can't take losing.

27 posted on 03/30/2014 3:33:34 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: ccmay

Yep a lot better a little spray, a bruise then a criminal record.


28 posted on 03/30/2014 4:09:46 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Pollster1

29 posted on 03/30/2014 4:14:08 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

No new flat-screens for you. Your team has to win first…...


30 posted on 03/30/2014 5:40:53 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: BenLurkin

It’s interesting to see how many in that crowd are taking pictures/video.


31 posted on 03/30/2014 5:55:46 AM PDT by Mopp4
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The gawkers outnumber the “rioters” 20 to 1.


32 posted on 03/30/2014 5:56:26 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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“It’s interesting to see how many in that crowd are taking pictures/video.”

The fruit of their obsession:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=arizona+riots&filters=today&lclk=today


33 posted on 03/30/2014 6:00:46 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: BenLurkin

And a great loss it was


34 posted on 03/30/2014 6:14:43 AM PDT by Rannug ("all enemies, foreign and domestic")
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe if sports team`s owners or colleges were required to post multimillion dollar bonds to cover just such events, they`d be a bit more cautious with these drunken sports fan time bombs.


35 posted on 03/30/2014 7:04:58 AM PDT by nomad
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To: BenLurkin

Those people are wearing shorts. It’s still 20 degrees here.


36 posted on 03/30/2014 7:15:31 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

We did not have our usual seasons. The week or two of “freeze your arse off” didn’t happen this year. Just the: “hot as hades” and the “not so hot”. I know I will NOT see either my niece or nephew in those pics. (better not, hehe)


37 posted on 03/30/2014 7:26:52 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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police who allegedly shot beanbags

Can they be picked up and shot again?

38 posted on 03/30/2014 7:28:51 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
That's one of the best things about going to school in Arizona. Fewer clothes on prettier women than anywhere else but (maybe) USC. I remember a finals week in December when a heat wave came along. Temps were in the 80's, and all the sorority girls were doing their studying outside in tiny string bikinis to refresh their tans before going home to Michigan or Illinois for Christmas break. Made it hard to concentrate on one's studies.


39 posted on 03/30/2014 9:10:24 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Yeah, AZ had it’s last shot, which they executed poorly. Why not a lob to the rim? would have at least drawn the foul and put them on line for the win.


40 posted on 03/30/2014 9:43:14 AM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: ccmay

Oh man, they used to lay by the dozens and dozens along University Dr., the busy road through campus and Tempe. I think they made them finally stop because of all the fender benders.


41 posted on 03/30/2014 9:44:40 AM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Rebelbase
The fruit of their obsession:

This guy is obviously a drunk from Texas...probably raised on a diet of Jalapeno peppers since infancy which is why the pepper spray balls were so ineffective...: http://youtu.be/AAyW0gXOSQY

I suspect 9 out of 10 of those people showed up to video what was going on. Probably communications majors...heheh. The "riots" mostly consisted of people crossing the street, people standing around taking pictures because they don't realize "disperse" means "leave", drunks showing off in front of a crowd, drunken people chanting aimlessly...

42 posted on 03/30/2014 9:48:43 AM PDT by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: ccmay

Are you posting pics of the Annual (not when I attended), UNDIES RUN?


43 posted on 03/30/2014 12:14:34 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

lol, We used to have a traveling preacher come by ASU yearly. Same guy. I’d go out to the big lawn/fountain and listen to him. The next year he’d found a young wife and they both came. It was as hot as Hades in the sun. Everyone wore shorts and he said that all of us wearing shorts were “fornicators” (not all of us were “fornicators”). It was well over 100F or sure felt like it.


44 posted on 03/30/2014 12:19:36 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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Are you posting pics of the Annual (not when I attended), UNDIES RUN?

I don't believe so. They wear even skimpier outfits for that.



45 posted on 03/30/2014 3:04:47 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: ccmay

ooooo


46 posted on 03/30/2014 6:15:29 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: ccmay

They didn’t have that during my time. I have no idea when that thing started up.


47 posted on 03/30/2014 8:43:27 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

You’re speaking of Brother Jed and Sister Cindy! I remember them too. When did you graduate?


48 posted on 03/30/2014 9:39:21 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: ccmay

That would be them! thank you for the names. I’ve been wracking my brain trying to think of them. Sent ya a date in the freepymail. A gal has to keep some things “secret”. lol


49 posted on 03/30/2014 9:51:18 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: ccmay

198something. lol, then grad school until 198something.

When I saw those pics last year of the “undie run” and the year before, first thing I thought was, my kids better not be in those pics. They weren’t.


50 posted on 03/30/2014 10:06:45 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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