Skip to comments.Riot police in Tucson allegedly use beanbag guns, tear gas on crowd after Wildcats loss
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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maybe these people just realized McCain is their senator...
They got hosed by the Refs, especially on that last charge call
They got hosed by the Refs, especially on that last charge call
and that out of bounds call looked like an attempt to make up for the earlier bad call.
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.
Are people supposed to know WTH this is all about from the thread title?
Is Sheriff Dupnik’s team behind this idea?
It’s the headline and thou shalt post the unaltered headline. Rail against the headline writer, not the poster.
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.”
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.
You played well and had Michigan’s refs.
Silly Wildcats. You gotta be undocumented before you can riot.
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.
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
So were you there, or just expressing opinions?
At least they didn’t blind any students with rubber bullets like they did in 2001 -
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
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.
“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.
Some really sore losers there. “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.
Yep a lot better a little spray, a bruise then a criminal record.
No new flat-screens for you. Your team has to win first ...
It’s interesting to see how many in that crowd are taking pictures/video.
The gawkers outnumber the “rioters” 20 to 1.
“Its interesting to see how many in that crowd are taking pictures/video.”
The fruit of their obsession:
And a great loss it was
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.
Those people are wearing shorts. It’s still 20 degrees here.
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)
Can they be picked up and shot again?
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.
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.
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...
Are you posting pics of the Annual (not when I attended), UNDIES RUN?
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.
I don't believe so. They wear even skimpier outfits for that.
They didn’t have that during my time. I have no idea when that thing started up.
You’re speaking of Brother Jed and Sister Cindy! I remember them too. When did you graduate?
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
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.
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