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Looting breaks out as riots intensify in Vancouver
CTV news ^ | Wednesday Jun. 15, 2011 10:35 PM PT | Bethany Lindsay

Posted on 06/15/2011 11:10:34 PM PDT by Dave346

Unhappy Vancouver Canucks fans are rioting in downtown Vancouver, and people are looting merchandise from The Bay and London Drugs.

Young people unhappy about the Canucks' loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final broke windows at The Bay on Georgia Street and rioters were looting merchandise from the store from the Seymour Street side.

Huge crowds gathered around the London Drugs location on Granville Street as people trashed the inside of the store and made off with stolen goods.

Rioters danced around a burning van outside the store, tossing bottles into the blaze to create small explosions. A BMW was set on fire nearby, and an apparently drunken man jumped straight into the flames, falling back seemingly unscathed.

The scene downtown bears unsettling similarities to the 1994 riots, when drunken Vancouver fans took to the streets after a Game 7 loss to the New York Rangers.

(Excerpt) Read more at ctvbc.ctv.ca ...


TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: canada; hockey; looting; riots; stanley; stanleycup; thugs
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1 posted on 06/15/2011 11:10:37 PM PDT by Dave346
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To: Dave346; Slings and Arrows; null and void
people trashed the inside of the store and made off with stolen goods.

Did they have to climb over a fence?

2 posted on 06/15/2011 11:17:36 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Dave346

Islanders fans didn’t riot after their abysmal first half of the 2010-2011 season. We wanted Scott Gordon gone, but Nassau and Uniondale are still there, unscathed.


3 posted on 06/15/2011 11:18:39 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: Dave346

Sheeseh. I just to party on Granville all the time in my younger days on weekend trips up there for concerts and clubs.
These clowns need to get a life. Talk about taking sports way to seriously.


4 posted on 06/15/2011 11:18:51 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Dave346

The Vancouver fans were booing loudly all through the post game Stanley Cup presentation ceremony.


5 posted on 06/15/2011 11:23:50 PM PDT by csense
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
This is mostly the work of anarchists, and possibly a few ROP-types. And yes, some drunken Canucks fans.
6 posted on 06/15/2011 11:24:09 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (RINO's are more interested in defeating conservatives than they are in defeating Marxists.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
These clowns need to get a life.

As I understand it, Vancouver is very liberal so this type of feral behavior is quite typical of what leftists do. It's not too far removed from what happened a few months ago with the union thugs and goons in Madison, Wisconsin.

7 posted on 06/15/2011 11:26:19 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Ezekiel

Live feed...police line-up...quite the force.

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110615/bc_stanley_cup_riot_110615/20110615?hub=BritishColumbiaHome


8 posted on 06/15/2011 11:29:10 PM PDT by caww
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To: Dave346

Poor people. Their team really did choke on a big one.


9 posted on 06/15/2011 11:29:55 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: re_nortex

Did you see the cop with the Ar-15? These cops aren’t messing around with this crowd.


10 posted on 06/15/2011 11:31:55 PM PDT by caww
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To: csense

That happens every year regardless of venue. The boos are
for the most despised commissioner in sports history, Gary Bettman.


11 posted on 06/15/2011 11:36:00 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Dave346

This seems awfully non-Canadian. Eh?


12 posted on 06/15/2011 11:36:07 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Tired of being seen as idiots, the American people went to the polls in 2008 and removed all doubt.)
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To: caww
Did you see the cop with the Ar-15? These cops aren’t messing around with this crowd.

Yes, I've been transfixed by the live stream since first posted here on FR (and praying fervently we don't have anything like this happen here in Dallas with the NBA Championship parade later today, since out inner city has its quota of thugs and leftists).

Just as interesting are the comments on the CTV webpage such as:

This is one of those few moments in time where you can actually enjoy some police brutality as opposed to be disgusted by it.

I don't think I have ever ever been so embarassed to be a Canadian....have always been proud...not so much tonight....so sad....so Lord of the Flies it is scary.....be responsible for YOUR ACTIONS!!

Leave senseless rioting to America. People getting hurt cause of a GAME, I wouldn't put us above that but I would expect better from Canada.

While I take no joy whatsoever in the Vancouver riots, it's the expected outcome of a once-proud nation that has enacted various forms of Socialism through the years. That last comment that I quoted is characteristic of a hateful, petulant leftist mindset.

13 posted on 06/15/2011 11:43:48 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex
I think Vancouver is very tolerant of drugs and prostitution.....it has a gang problem as well...

but lets face it....the more we have mob violence, the more likely regular joes will be in there to get "theirs"....like pet dogs that start running together in the country....once their together they become a pack.

14 posted on 06/15/2011 11:45:00 PM PDT by cherry
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To: rfp1234

I see. Thanks for explaining it. I haven’t followed Hockey since the early seventies, when I was a teenager. It’s been a long time....


15 posted on 06/15/2011 11:46:55 PM PDT by csense
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To: re_nortex

Canadians have always had an anti-American mindset. I live near the Ontario border and this is nothing new. But I have to laugh when they show they are just as human and not above that.


16 posted on 06/15/2011 11:47:26 PM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded (Palin 2012)
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To: dinoparty

Crowds not moving though officers have moved in...some in the crowd with fencing going up against the police...


17 posted on 06/15/2011 11:48:52 PM PDT by caww
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To: Dave346

I remember seeing an ep. of World’s Wildest Police Videos showing the post-S.C. Canucks loss and what happened in Vanc. I’d like to hope that many most in that area aren’t like this but there are what Boston Mayor Menino calls “a few
knuckleheads”.

—Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait once talked about how people riot after a sports championship. “I saw a guy turn a car upside down. He looked at me sheepishly and said, ‘(chuckle)
‘Niners”...


Cars Set On Fire In Vancouver Following Game 7 Loss

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2011/06/15/cars-set-on-fire-in-vancouver-following-game-7-loss/

>>VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Angry, drunken revelers ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks’ 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles.
“It’s terrible,” Canucks captain Henrik Sedin said, shaking his head. “This city and province has a lot to be proud of, the team we have and the guys we have in here. It’s too bad.”

>>NBA star Steve Nash, from Vancouver and the brother-in-law of Canucks forward Manny Malhotra, sent a Twitter message imploring the fans to stop the violence. “We’re a great city and have a lot of class. Our team is great and our championship will come. Soon,” Nash wrote.
There were no immediate indications of injuries, although images were shown on television of at least one woman mopping blood from her forehead.


18 posted on 06/15/2011 11:51:05 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: re_nortex
It is riveting seeing some of them absolutely defiant. Taunting the police...some aggressively. Praying these thugs are identified and arrested.
19 posted on 06/15/2011 11:51:52 PM PDT by caww
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To: raccoonradio
I also remember riots breaking out in Oakland when they _lost_ a Super Bowl or something.

See what happens when your team loses the Stanley Cup?

20 posted on 06/15/2011 11:52:36 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: mrspeelwerneeded
Canadians have always had an anti-American mindset. I live near the Ontario border and this is nothing new.

As you can tell from my locale and tagline, I'm not too far from the Mexican border. That nation is populated by people who hate America -- but they swarm across the border to take advantage of our largess, all the while waving their Mexican flags and speaking their Spanish. They don't adapt to our culture or our values.

The anti-American mindset of Canadians is a harder puzzle to crack. We speak the same language, are mostly descended from the same culture and much more than the Mexicans, share the same values. Yet, like you, I've detected a smugness on the part of many Canadians when I travel there. Sure, we'll have regional (and national differences), but Canada ought to be thankful to have a truly good neighbor like the United States.

21 posted on 06/15/2011 11:56:04 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex
Leave senseless rioting to America. People getting hurt cause of a GAME, I wouldn't put us above that but I would expect better from Canada.

The "fans" in Montreal rioted when the Habs won in 1993 so I'm not sure why this is so surprising to the writer.

22 posted on 06/15/2011 11:57:16 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: re_nortex

Canadian TV has been covering this since the game ended at 10:45pm ET.

In the last hour or two they showed people hanging around and observing cars on fire and stores being looted.

The live reporter was only a few feet from one of the cars on fire. Really putting himself at risk in the middle of the chaos. Eventually the smoke built up and onlookers had to retreat from the car fires.


23 posted on 06/15/2011 11:57:47 PM PDT by Dave346
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To: Dave346

The politeness stereotype has experienced a setback.


24 posted on 06/15/2011 11:58:09 PM PDT by AZLiberty (Yes, Mr. Lennon, I do want a revolution.)
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To: Dave346
It seems that SHTF has arrived a bit early in Vancouver.

/s

25 posted on 06/15/2011 11:58:51 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: raccoonradio; warsaw44; GOPsterinMA; BuzzKillington; massmike
See what happens when your team loses the Stanley Cup?

Absolutely despicable. And did you hear the Canuck fans booing loudly during the presentation of the Stanley Cup to the Bruins? I actually thought Vancouver Canuck fans had more class than that. (Philadelphia on the other hand...)

Congratulations, Boston Bruins! Nice to hear "Dirty Water" playing after the Bruins' big win tonight in Vancouver. :-)

26 posted on 06/15/2011 11:59:05 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: raccoonradio

Hey, I remember when the Detroit ghettorats rioted when the Tigers WON in the 84 world Series.


27 posted on 06/16/2011 12:00:34 AM PDT by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: re_nortex

It’s like the little brother who is jealous of his big brother.


28 posted on 06/16/2011 12:00:46 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: nutmeg
Nice to hear "Dirty Water" playing after the Bruins' big win tonight in Vancouver. :-)

And the Standells lyrics really were "...lovers, thuggers and thieves...". Right? :-)

29 posted on 06/16/2011 12:02:42 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Dave346

Seem to have lost their feed...


30 posted on 06/16/2011 12:05:24 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: nutmeg

Yes I did hear those boos.

As mentioned above, Vanc. lost the cup in the 90s and riots went on downtown; it was shown on the TV show World’s Wildest Police Videos. It was said on Ch 7 Boston that “a bunch of
people left with about 2 and a half minutes left in the game”. By co-incidence, that’s when the B’s scored the empty net goal to make it 4-0. But enough people stayed around to boo.


31 posted on 06/16/2011 12:06:41 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: tet68
Try this for some photos, comments and slideshows while CTV is unavailable (the feed is gone here too). Riots erupt in Vancouver after Canucks loss.
32 posted on 06/16/2011 12:08:32 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

“I’ve detected a smugness on the part of many Canadians...”

I see that around HERE - in the U.S. “Canada has this, Canada has that, in Canada we do it...” Once in awhile I ask them (knowing the answer) - “Well why don’t you move back to Canada?” “I couldn’t get a job there that would pay me HALF of what I’m making down here.”

“So - the U.S. isn’t ALL that bad I guess?”


33 posted on 06/16/2011 12:08:58 AM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Think I remember that. Looted fancy stores etc. Of course
a couple people died in Boston celebrations; Victoria Snelgrove (IIRC) died in freak accident after Sox WS win,
and someone died (run over?) after a Super Bowl Pats win.
The police/city was being cautious in terms of not allowing
a viewing party at the Garden.

From what I saw on Ch 7 after game, a crowd formed (outside of the bars) in No. Station area but peaceful AFAIK


34 posted on 06/16/2011 12:09:46 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Straight Vermonter

Inferiority complex.


35 posted on 06/16/2011 12:10:50 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: re_nortex

>>Canada ought to be thankful to have a truly good neighbor like the United States.

Time to play that hit “Americans” from ‘72 or so (a Canadian praises America, etc.)

Some Canadians may make fun of US, etc. In 2000 the Can. TV show This Hour Has 30 Minutes fooled then-Pres candidate George W. Bush by saying “Prime Minister Poutine has endorsed you” and they yukked it up (poutine is a dish)


36 posted on 06/16/2011 12:12:17 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Dave346

Must have been one hell of a game.


37 posted on 06/16/2011 12:21:47 AM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: raccoonradio

After the Sawks won in 2004 we had riots at UVM. Seems a bit weird to be getting all worked up hundreds of miles from the event.


38 posted on 06/16/2011 12:25:02 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Dave346

This is like when the Canadian girls Olympic team won and then they broke the rules by sitting on the ice, drinking beers and smoking cigars.


39 posted on 06/16/2011 12:45:29 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: raccoonradio

I understand a Bruins fan was found stabbed to death and thrown off a bridge...


40 posted on 06/16/2011 12:45:49 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: Straight Vermonter; All

More footage of rampaging yutes in Canuckistan

http://www.vancouversun.com/YouTube+videos+Canucks+riots/4954851/story.html


41 posted on 06/16/2011 1:03:53 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Dave346
Vancouver Riots 2011: Fans Riot as Canucks Lose Stanley Cup [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]
42 posted on 06/16/2011 1:16:48 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: re_nortex
The anti-American mindset of Canadians is a harder puzzle to crack. We speak the same language, are mostly descended from the same culture and much more than the Mexicans, share the same values. Yet, like you, I've detected a smugness on the part of many Canadians when I travel there. Sure, we'll have regional (and national differences), but Canada ought to be thankful to have a truly good neighbor like the United States...

I suspect at least part of it is a repressed inferiority complex. It displays as an oppositional mindset.

43 posted on 06/16/2011 1:47:17 AM PDT by gogeo (...and if you're greener than Gore, you're green enough!!! Robert A Hall)
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To: caww

>Did you see the cop with the Ar-15? These cops aren’t messing around with this crowd.

Unless they are putting rounds into the looters I would say all they are doing is messing around. Time to put some lead downrange.


44 posted on 06/16/2011 2:09:45 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Dave346

Uh oh...If those Canucks fans get Twitter accounts, Obama and Sarkozy may give them air cover.


45 posted on 06/16/2011 2:44:01 AM PDT by cmj328
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To: re_nortex

It’s the French influence.


46 posted on 06/16/2011 2:49:12 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: raccoonradio

Bunch of thugs - they appeared to be mostly white teenagers and 20-somethings, some wearing fan clothing and hats, although I saw a few older men in there, too. They didn’t look like anarchists to me.

I didn’t quite understand why they were busy beating and kicking the car that they had overturned; I assume it belonged to a rival. The level of brutishness was disgusting, and I hope they will be prosecuted. They certainly weren’t worried about having their photos taken, though, so they probably know they can get away with it.


47 posted on 06/16/2011 2:57:37 AM PDT by livius
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To: raccoonradio
Victoria Snelgrove (IIRC) died in freak accident after Sox WS win,

IIRC, Snelgrove died from a "paintball" fired by a BPD crowd control weapon (hit het in the eye, penetrated her brain) after the 04 ALCS.

How tragic is that? See your team make history with an increadible comeback then die before you can see them win their first WS in almost nine decades.

48 posted on 06/16/2011 3:12:30 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
Talk about taking sports way to seriously.

I don't think it is the sports so much as taking advantage of an opportunity to loot. Any excuse to grab a five-fingered discount.

49 posted on 06/16/2011 3:28:23 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: re_nortex

The anti-American mindset of Canadians is a harder puzzle to crack.

****

I lived in Vancouver for 20 years. The anti-American feeling is more of a reflex response to a sense of inferiority or helplessness as a country of one-tenth as many people.

They tend to hold on to the idea that their medical care is better, and their social welfare system is better, and their manners are better...

Ninety percent of Canadians live within one hundred miles of the US border. They shop and use American hospitals regularly. They winter in Arizona and Florida by the millions.

Their attitude is best ignored.


50 posted on 06/16/2011 3:31:24 AM PDT by maica ( Multiculturalism is the smiley face of totalitarianism.)
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