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Pittsburgh Riot Police Trap University Students on a Staircase and Deploy Chemical Weapons
YouTube ^ | September 24, 2009

Posted on 09/26/2009 4:07:22 PM PDT by grundle

These are students who were in their dorm acting peacefully, bothering no one, and the police used tear gas on them.

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1 posted on 09/26/2009 4:07:22 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

These were rioters who were chased there by cops or is this a different video?


2 posted on 09/26/2009 4:11:59 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: grundle

Yeah, yeah, they were all ‘observing’. They sound like they were in favor of the anarchists.


3 posted on 09/26/2009 4:12:19 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A Blue Dog Democrat is an oxyMoron!)
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To: grundle

Don’t trust anyone UNDER thirty!

Ring a bell?


4 posted on 09/26/2009 4:12:54 PM PDT by tired1 (When the Devil eats you there's only one way out.)
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To: GeronL

I’m wondering why police haven’t been attacking peacefull tea partiers. Something doesn’t compute.


5 posted on 09/26/2009 4:13:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: grundle

Spectators caught in crowd control. Much ado about nothing.


6 posted on 09/26/2009 4:13:29 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: grundle

They are in a street, trying to cause anarchy (g20 rioters goal)


7 posted on 09/26/2009 4:13:56 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: grundle

Ever been to one of these?

Typical tactic: Throw rocks, veer off into crowd, act innocent


8 posted on 09/26/2009 4:14:31 PM PDT by radar101
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To: grundle

I wonder what would happen if they’d try to surround Patriot Guard riders.

Never underestimate the higher aspirations of stupid police chiefs.


9 posted on 09/26/2009 4:15:09 PM PDT by wastedyears (The best aid we could ever give Africa would be thousands of rifles to throw out their own dictators)
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To: grundle
Eh, I don't know.

Anyone stupid enough, or with parents stupid enough, to pay today's Advanced Indoctrination Centers for their own brainwashing probably needs a little CS to the eyes.

Spray, rinse, repeat until clear image of reality appears.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

10 posted on 09/26/2009 4:16:30 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m wondering why police haven’t been attacking peacefull tea partiers. Something doesn’t compute.A few hundred police in heavy gear vs. over a million peaceful citizens, many of which have been in the military.
11 posted on 09/26/2009 4:16:50 PM PDT by wastedyears (The best aid we could ever give Africa would be thousands of rifles to throw out their own dictators)
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To: grundle

Shoulda waterboarded them to teach them a lesson,

STAY FAR AWAY FROM ANARCHIST COMMUNIST PROTESTS.


12 posted on 09/26/2009 4:17:18 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: grundle

Just what is the purpose of these anarchist tantrums and who is behind them. These are not spontaneous demonstrations, they have to be financed somehow.

Do you think that the anarchists are really intent on attacking the G20 target or are they just putting on a show for some purpose? Could that purpose be that they use the riots to attract more anarchist recruits?

It seems that these demonstrations are pointless but maybe there is some strategy that I do not understand.


13 posted on 09/26/2009 4:18:30 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: ABQHispConservative
Yeah, yeah, they were all ‘observing’. They sound like they were in favor of the anarchists.

Yeah...the cops should have pulled a Tienamen Square on those punks. That woulda taken care of 'em! < / sarc >

14 posted on 09/26/2009 4:19:41 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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To: cradle of freedom

The demonstrators are all smart beyond belief and know what they are doing ~ whatever it is.


15 posted on 09/26/2009 4:20:17 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: wastedyears

Still doesn’t compute. Lots of Tea Parties consisted of a few hundred to a few thousand protesters. I have yet to hear of even a single arrest at any of them.

Sounds to me like the G20 protesters have made a reputation for themselves.


16 posted on 09/26/2009 4:20:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: tired1
Don’t trust anyone UNDER thirty!


17 posted on 09/26/2009 4:20:58 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: grundle

I glad Pittsburg cops got tough. Good for them.

The anarchists need to be roughed up.


18 posted on 09/26/2009 4:21:54 PM PDT by y6162 (uish..)
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To: GeronL

They are students in their dorm.


19 posted on 09/26/2009 4:22:27 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Yeah, the guy at the end of the video said he lived in the building across the street but was here just to observe. Wonder why there wasn’t video of what happened that caused police to act.


20 posted on 09/26/2009 4:23:44 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Para-Ord.45
Shoulda waterboarded them to teach them a lesson,

STAY FAR AWAY FROM ANARCHIST COMMUNIST PROTESTS.

What do you mean by saying that the students should "stay away"? The students were in their dorms - the students were there first.

21 posted on 09/26/2009 4:24:36 PM PDT by grundle
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To: y6162
I glad Pittsburg cops got tough. Good for them.

The anarchists need to be roughed up.

Those aren't anarchists - they are students in their dorm.

22 posted on 09/26/2009 4:25:57 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Where were the University Residence Hall Proctors? Where is the concept to “in loco parentis”. It is the duty of the school to look out for the interests of the students that are there. It was reasonable to assume that the conditions in the city in that very area placed their charges in danger. Any responsible adult in charge should have stationed extra mature adults on guard in all dorms.


23 posted on 09/26/2009 4:26:54 PM PDT by bvw
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To: grundle
What silly college adults, “I'm gonna call my mom”.
24 posted on 09/26/2009 4:27:05 PM PDT by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar. ---- "OBAMA: THE GREAT MISTAKE OF 2008")
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To: ABQHispConservative

It does not matter who they were in favor of. But alas they have to understand that if you observe civil disorder, you might just get tear gas floating your way.

If the police actually fired it at Pitt studens on Pitt property, then they were out of line. If it was just as I suspect tear gas fired at the mob out on the street that is the risk you take. I suspect some of the civil war battlefield observers got hurt too.


25 posted on 09/26/2009 4:27:09 PM PDT by JLS
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To: y6162
The anarchists need to be roughed up.

At the hands of heavily armored American storm troopers?

26 posted on 09/26/2009 4:27:09 PM PDT by wastedyears (The best aid we could ever give Africa would be thousands of rifles to throw out their own dictators)
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To: grundle

Don’t be surprised if BO claims in a press conference the Pittsburgh police acted stupidly then have the anarchists and police over to the White House for a beer to make it appear he’s bringing the nation together.


27 posted on 09/26/2009 4:28:37 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: cradle of freedom

I wonder what happens to these punks days or weeks after the riots when they go through the court systems. Just recently, one of the anti-Tom Tancredo demonstrators who interuppted his speech at a southern university was let go by the judge. She is the daughter of some Hollywood guy - helps to be well connected. Look at what happened with William Ayres a genuine terrorist - he got off scott-free.

I suspect that the anarchists have everything set up with the local leftist leadership. I don’t think any of these young punks spend any time in jail. It appears that they have this routine all planned out beforehand. They know which leftist judges to pick. The anarchist punks know that nothing will happen to them.


28 posted on 09/26/2009 4:29:59 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: grundle

Was this the violence that that hypocrite Pelosi was speaking of?


29 posted on 09/26/2009 4:30:43 PM PDT by eaglestar
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To: grundle

Anyone notice how the video cuts from the Anarchists street level view to the supposed innocent bystander college student view at about 48 seconds?


30 posted on 09/26/2009 4:31:11 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: grundle

Don’t be too sure. See my last post.


31 posted on 09/26/2009 4:32:09 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: grundle

The comments of some on this thread frighten me as much as what the police did to the students inside the university dorm.

Pitt is a city school in the heart of Pittsburgh.

The anarchists were down below on the streets and there was no indication that those students were throwing things down into the crowds or the onto the riot police.


32 posted on 09/26/2009 4:32:47 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: grundle

There is nothing to see here. Government’s armed enforcers would never harm innocent bystanders. Nobody who works for the government must ever be doubted. Troublemakers got what they deserved.


33 posted on 09/26/2009 4:33:36 PM PDT by all the best
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To: grundle
They are only Innocent students after they get caught vandalizing property and
throwing rocks at the police. Innocent my ass.
34 posted on 09/26/2009 4:33:46 PM PDT by MaxMax (Um, Ah, hmm, um, er, ah, achoo, er, um, sneeze, er, BUSH'S FAULT)
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To: Carley

Don’t be so sure.

Notice how the video cuts from the Anarchists street level view to the supposed innocent bystander college student view at about 48 seconds?


35 posted on 09/26/2009 4:34:38 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Carley

What frightens me is that no one is bothering to ask why this sort of thing only happens at liberal protests.


36 posted on 09/26/2009 4:34:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: wastedyears

with as many people were at the tea parties, if the police attacked it would look too much like Tiananmen Square.


37 posted on 09/26/2009 4:35:45 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: bvw
Any responsible adult in charge should have stationed extra mature adults on guard in all dorms.

Give me a brake. These are adults who if not having the luxury of attending these institutions, would be out working holding real jobs. Other adults their age do not require mature supervision. I mean really, these are supposed to be the smart ones, not the one working while going to a community college or just working.

38 posted on 09/26/2009 4:36:53 PM PDT by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar. ---- "OBAMA: THE GREAT MISTAKE OF 2008")
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To: grundle

Cry me a river! I lived in DC through the 60s and all the ‘peace’ demonstrations, not to mention the post-King assassination riots. The air was FULL of pepper spray, mace, whatever, on a regular basis. Didn’t matter if we were protestors or not. We felt it. Those of us who weren’t protesters had to suffer it. These students will survive.


39 posted on 09/26/2009 4:37:05 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: Carley
You would think that if the university was responsible they would warn all students to stay off the streets for their own safety and they would lock the dorm doors to keep them in. The university should have warned them of what could happen if they were caught in the cross fire.
40 posted on 09/26/2009 4:37:24 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: grundle

What’s good enough for Honduran scum peasants is good enough for these anarchists. Same goes for the libtard students. Should have shot them all. Tear gas was too easy for these punks.


41 posted on 09/26/2009 4:37:35 PM PDT by socialismislost
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To: grundle

There is no way the police could have been gassing students in the dormitories. I attended Pitt and lived in the dorms. There are security doors leading to the dorm buildings. You need to show ID and be buzzed in. This probably happened somewhere else on or near campus.


42 posted on 09/26/2009 4:40:07 PM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: grundle

If you come to Pittsburgh to go to school, get an education, learn some respect, fine. If you cause problems, the Pittsburgh Police are a force you don’t want to mess with. Otherwise, it’s best you go to Berkley!


43 posted on 09/26/2009 4:40:31 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Mark was here
Come on over and I'll break your friggin legs for disagreeing with me, you cretin.

- - - -

The above is a grammar example of the proper spelling of "break", as in "Give me a break."

A brake is something you can buy at an auto parts store.

44 posted on 09/26/2009 4:41:13 PM PDT by bvw
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To: grundle

Uhhh... are you delusional? They weren’t “in their dorm” they were on the street or on the balcony where rioters were throwing rocks at the police. They weren’t attacked by “chemical weapons”.


45 posted on 09/26/2009 4:41:59 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: toothfairy86

If you went to Pitt you know eactly where it happened because that pedestrian overpass is the first thing most notice coming into the Pitt campus.


46 posted on 09/26/2009 4:43:11 PM PDT by bvw
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To: grundle
Interesting how some people immediately jump to a particular conclusion based on this confusing, chaotic video.

If it turns out these kids really were just innocent observers, I would hope that people posting on "Free Republic" wouldn't continue to cheer for the way they seem to have been treated. Sadly though, that is probably hoping for too much.

47 posted on 09/26/2009 4:44:46 PM PDT by timm22 (Think critically)
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To: cradle of freedom
Just what is the purpose of these anarchist tantrums and who is behind them. These are not spontaneous demonstrations, they have to be financed somehow.

In this case I'd ask the local democrat organization, or the 'campus democrats' at the university. I'm sure that they could help straighten this out.

48 posted on 09/26/2009 4:45:33 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: bvw

Give me a brake, I’m a bad speller.


49 posted on 09/26/2009 4:47:13 PM PDT by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar. ---- "OBAMA: THE GREAT MISTAKE OF 2008")
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To: toothfairy86

OK...I watched the video. This is the area outside some of the dorms and the Student Union building. The walkway leads to the University’s Hillman Library.


50 posted on 09/26/2009 4:47:26 PM PDT by toothfairy86
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