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  • Mall Brawl Prompts Curfew Calls

    07/30/2007 10:07:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies · 913+ views
    6abc and Action News ^ | July 30, 2007 | Lauren Wilson
    CHRISTIANA, Del. - July 30, 2007 - A fight at a Delaware mall involving hundreds of young people is prompting new calls for a curfew today. The fight near the food court at the Christiana Mall forced the shopping center to shut down early. It was a mall brawl of epic proportions, and at the height of it police said a thousand kids were going at it in the food court Friday night. Things got so out of hand the Christina Mall closed early and shoppers left in fear. "An extremely large crowd started to gather and get disorderly. Eventually...
  • Smash-mouth politics

    06/11/2007 4:17:19 PM PDT · by ellenbrewster · 198+ views
    Bible Byte ^ | Ellen Brewster
    A lawmaker got punched upside the head the other day. Lest we assume it was just one more mêlée in the parliament of South Korea or Japan, where fist-fights are routine, think again. The Alabama Senate witnessed this blow. Republican Senator Charles Bishop and Democratic Senator Lowell Barron were on opposite sides of a reform bill so a frustrated Bishop registered his opinion with a fist. Is that anyway to run a state? Suit and tied Legislators are supposedly cerebral and dignified, with the intellect and cunning as weapons of choice. Legislatures are hallowed assemblies where Robert’s Rules of Order...
  • Liddle Britain (British youth soccer team gets in a brawl with visiting Chinese team)

    05/11/2007 4:00:52 PM PDT · by onja · 9 replies · 923+ views
    The Spectator ^ | 17 March 2007 | Rod Liddle
    A few weeks ago the Chinese national youth football team arrived in London to play some matches against the capital’s clubs as part of a historic, groundbreaking, goodwill visit ahead of the Olympic Games. A chance for our two nations to foment sporting respect for one another, despite our profound political differences. Sort of like Nixon’s visit to Peking in 1972, except with the top referee Dermot Gallagher in attendance, rather than Henry Kissinger. I dare say you can imagine what happened, in case you haven’t already heard. Seven members of the Chinese team were sent home after a terrific,...
  • Sabres and Senators Square Off in Wild Brawl

    02/23/2007 2:44:44 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 50 replies · 1,266+ views ^ | 2-23-07 | WIBV tv
    Everyone is talking about a huge Sabres brawl. Many fans say it was the wildest game they ever saw! Here's how it happened Thursday night at HSBC Arena against the Ottawa Senators. It all started in the second period, when Buffalo Sabres captain Chris Drury got injured after taking a brutal hit by Senators forward Chris Neil.
  • Six arrested after brawl at WMS

    01/10/2007 7:19:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 485+ views
    Woonsocket (RI) Call ^ | January 10, 2007 | JO C. GOODE
    WOONSOCKET -- A brawl at Woonsocket Middle School on Monday led to the arrest of two parents and four students after one mother drove her daughter to campus to fight a rival, police said. The fight involving two 13-year-old girls occurred at 1:54 p.m. as students were dismissed from the school for the day, according to Police Lt. Timothy Paul. A feud between the two students had been brewing for several weeks, he said. One of the girls was on school suspension and planned to go after school to beat up the other student, Paul said. Witnesses told police the...
  • Family Of Murder Victims Attack Accused Killer In Court (video)

    11/16/2006 9:58:55 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies · 4,460+ views
    NewsNet5 ^ | November 16, 2006
    TRUMBULL COUNTY, Ohio -- What would you do if you came face to face with a man charged with murdering a family member? It was a thought put into action Wednesday in a Trumbull County courtroom as family members attacked a man charged with murdering several of their loved ones, NewsChannel5 reported.
  • 23 girls brawl over handsome boy

    10/27/2006 4:22:17 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 48 replies · 1,140+ views
    Ananova ^ | October 27, 2006 | Staff
    Police were called in Bulgaria after a mass fight broke out between 23 teenage girls over a handsome male student.The girls, aged between 15 and 18, used brass knuckles, chains and beer bottles to fight over the lad whose name was not revealed. The girls, from the Bulgarian capital Sofia, agreed to fight it out and skipped school to meet up in a local playground in the Gorublyane district of the city. Several girls suffered minor injuries and dozens of passers-by reportedly witnessed the incident. But the alarm wasn't raised until after the fight when a father of one of...
  • Miami: Punishments appropriate; 'new standard set'

    10/17/2006 7:57:40 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 14 replies · 586+ views ^ | 10/17/2006
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Shaking her fist for emphasis, Miami president Donna Shalala said Tuesday that sanctions levied against 13 players for their role in a sideline-clearing brawl were fair, justified and strong enough to satisfy the university. All that, though, came with one big caveat: Miami athletes simply can never fight again, she said. "This university will be firm and punish people who do bad things," Shalala said. "But we will not throw any student under the bus for instant restoration of our image or our reputation. I will not hang them in a public square. I will not...
  • Hundreds Of Chechens Forced To Flee Russian Town As Restaurant Brawl Erupts Into Race Riot

    09/04/2006 8:19:56 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 967+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-5-2006 | Tom Parfitt
    Hundreds of Chechens forced to flee Russian town as restaurant brawl erupts into race riot · Xenophobic groups use fight to urge ethnic attacks· Minorities targeted in internet campaign Tom Parfitt in Moscow Tuesday September 5, 2006 The Guardian UK Several hundred Chechens and dark-skinned people from the Caucasus have been forced to flee a town in north-west Russia after a brawl in a restaurant prompted a race riot at the weekend. The exodus of minorities from Kondopoga in the Karelia region near the border with Finland follows events on Saturday when a mob rampaged through the town and burned...
  • Director Uwe Boll challenges critics to a brawl(director of "House of the Dead")

    06/30/2006 1:25:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 349+ views
    New Kerala ^ | 06/24/06
    Director Uwe Boll challenges critics to a brawl New York: German horror film director Uwe Boll is so angry after receiving bad reviews that he is challenging critics to a filmed fight. According to, Boll has made a few movies based on video games and says he wants to fight his critics in a boxing ring. Boll is particularly upset with an online petition, which has 13,327 signatures of people requesting him to stop making movies. Boll has invited director Quentin Tarantino to join the fight and wants to film the fight and show it on the Internet. He...
  • Man With Prosthetic Legs, Deaf Man Brawl

    05/06/2006 8:35:35 AM PDT · by highimpact · 11 replies · 276+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/06 | Staff
    May 05 4:06 PM US/Eastern Email this story VALPARAISO, Ind. Two men who had driven around several towns for hours after meeting in a bar ended up fighting after one of the men couldn't communicate directions clearly to the driver. Kent Hisey, 52, became frustrated by the difficulty of James Mills, who is deaf, in communicating directions, Valparaiso police said. They had driven from the Playboy Lounge in New Chicago to Portage, then Hobart _ where the 46-year-old Mills lives _ and finally to Valparaiso _ communities spread across two northwest Indiana counties about 30 miles southeast of Chicago. Hisey,...
  • Knicks' Davis ejected for entering stands (NBA Fan/PLayer Confrontation, but justifiable this time)

    01/19/2006 5:19:16 AM PST · by commish · 15 replies · 831+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | Jan 19, 2005 | AP
    CHICAGO (AP) - New York Knicks forward Antonio Davis was ejected Wednesday night after he went up into the stands at the United Center during overtime in a game against the Chicago Bulls. There was no physical confrontation, but several people could be seen pointing and shouting for several moments before security finally arrived and Davis was ejected. During a timeout, Davis jumped over the scorers' table and ascended about ten rows of seats before the confrontation started. A group of people in the area of the confrontation were later escorted from the area by United Center security.
  • Brawl at Chuck E. Cheese's leads to gun, drug charges

    07/28/2005 2:15:26 AM PDT · by csvset · 32 replies · 1,633+ views
    The Post and Courier ^ | JULY 27, 2005 | BY NOAH HAGLUND
    Brawl at Chuck E. Cheese's leads to gun, drug charges BY NOAH HAGLUND Of The Post and Courier Staff While at the Chuck E. Cheese's in North Charleston to break up a fight between unruly patrons, police confiscated two pistols and 25 grams of crack from a car in the parking lot, according to North Charleston police.A manager called police to report that a baby's birthday party had turned into a brawl at about 7:50 p.m. Sunday, a police report states. When officers arrived at the family-oriented chain restaurant on Rivers Avenue, the 18-year-old mother said her ex-boyfriend, a 14-year-old,...
  • Brawl at Kids Game Fatal

    07/07/2005 1:07:31 PM PDT · by RockinRight · 48 replies · 2,552+ views
    Akron Beacon Journal ^ | July 4, 2005 | Jim Carney
    A fight about a $5 parking fee at a youth baseball tournament erupted in an all-out brawl that left an active Springfield Township man dead. Robert Abrams, who would have turned 41 today, died at 1:40 a.m. Saturday at Akron City Hospital, where he was taken after he hit the ground during the fight Friday night by the fields at Springfield High School on Sanitarium Road in Lakemore. Abrams, one of the owners of the Ellet IGA on Darrow Road, suffered severe head injuries and was unresponsive at the hospital, according to a statement released by the Summit County medical...
  • Chuck E. Cheese fight turns bloody

    06/20/2005 12:42:59 AM PDT · by kingattax · 17 replies · 789+ views
    Newsday, Inc. ^ | June 20, 2005 | DARYL KHAN
    <p>A fight between two children Saturday night at Chuck E. Cheese in the Atlantic Terminal Mall in Brooklyn turned into a bloody brawl between parents, police said.</p> <p>About 8:30 p.m., two girls started to argue at the theme restaurant, popular for children's birthday parties.</p>
  • Monks defrocked after street brawl

    05/31/2005 3:36:04 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 42 replies · 1,032+ views
    The Australian ^ | 5-31-05 | correspondents in Bangkok
    FIVE Thai Buddhist monks have been defrocked and fined after a brawl with monks from a nearby temple, police and newspapers said today. The street fight was the culmination of years of antagonism between monks from the two temples who had often exchanged curses, insults and rude gestures as they collected alms on different sides of a road, the Manager newspaper said. "When an ordinary person is given a middle-finger sign, he will be mad. So am I," the paper quoted one of the defrocked monks, Boonlert Boonpan, as saying after the brawl in the north-eastern state of Nong Khai...
  • As many as 40 involved in Friendswood brawl

    05/21/2005 6:11:14 AM PDT · by Archidamus · 16 replies · 683+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 21, 2005 | KEVIN MORAN
    FRIENDSWOOD — A fight between two youths escalated into a brawl involving dozens Friday and ended with one of them being flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital with head injuries, Harris County sheriff's officials said. The melee broke out in a park near Clear Brook High School, on FM 2351 in Friendswood, shortly after classes ended, Lt. John Martin said. Anthony Smith, a student at the school, was Life-Flighted to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Hospital officials said the youth's parents had asked that no information about his condition be released. Martin said officers at the scene reported that he appeared to have...
  • The Brawl That May Erupt Over the High Court

    05/01/2005 9:42:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 722+ views
    NY Times ^ | 5/01/05 | JEFFREY ROSEN
    The Brawl That May Erupt Over the High Court By JEFFREY ROSEN Published: May 1, 2005 WASHINGTON — It feels like Armageddon is just around the corner. The Republican threat to eliminate the filibuster rule in judicial confirmations has led both parties to cautiously assess what the political landscape would look like if the so-called nuclear option were used. But for many here, this political brawl is only a dress rehearsal for the coming battle over a replacement for Chief Justice William Rehnquist, whose recent illness has led to the expectation that he will retire before the end of the...
  • Five-minute brawl halts women's rugby match

    04/24/2005 7:42:21 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 14 replies · 668+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | 25.04.05 1.00pm (NZ Time) | Anon. Kiwi
    HASTINGS - A women's rugby match on Saturday came to an abrupt halt after a five-minute brawl that saw a player kicked in the head and two players sent off in a Flaxmere derby in Hastings. Referee Brad Gichard sent MAC lock Tessa Flowers and Western Suburbs No 8 Ngavero Heather for an early shower in the second half of a Tui women's division clash at Ron Giorgi Park. MAC walloped Suburbs 103-0 after leading 71-0 at halftime in a match that started at 11.45am. The free-for-all erupted after Flowers and Heather allegedly traded punches with about 20 minutes of...
  • Man accused of throwing chair during Palace brawl pleads no contest

    03/29/2005 8:39:44 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 13 replies · 635+ views
    ap ^ | 3-29-05 | Sarah Karush
    Man accused of throwing chair during Palace brawl pleads no contest 3/29/2005, 10:48 a.m. ET By SARAH KARUSH The Associated Press PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A fan charged with throwing a chair during one of the worst brawls in U.S. sports history pleaded no contest Tuesday to one count of felony assault and one count of misdemeanor assault and battery. Bryant Jackson was the only one of the 13 Indiana Pacers players and Detroit Pistons fans charged with a felony for their alleged role in the Nov. 19 melee at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Oakland County Circuit Judge Rae...
  • STAMPEDE: Injuries at IKEA opening

    02/11/2005 8:31:56 AM PST · by KidGlock · 35 replies · 1,135+ views
    CNEWS ^ | 1/11/05
    STAMPEDE!! Injuries at IKEA opening By MICHAEL MCDONOUGH - Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A man was stabbed and five other people were taken to hospital after thousands of customers caused a stampede at the midnight opening of a new IKEA furniture store in north London, British authorities said Thursday. The Swedish retailer expressed regret at the incident. The stabbing victim, a man in his 20s, was attacked at around 1:30 a.m. near the IKEA store, a spokeswoman for London’s Metropolitan Police said, adding that his condition did not appear life-threatening. The new IKEA warehouse in the Edmonton district had...
  • Five Pacers among 10 charged from NBA brawl

    12/08/2004 12:24:26 PM PST · by patent · 4 replies · 526+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/8/04 | AFP
    Five Pacers among 10 charged from NBA brawl 20 minutes ago AUBURN HILLS, United States (AFP) - Prosecutors charged five National Basketball Association players and five spectators who fought in a November 19 brawl with assault and battery counts. Indiana Pacers players Ron Artest, Stephen Jackson, Anthony Johnson and David Harrison each received one misdemeanor assault and battery count for their actions. Teammate Jermaine O'Neal received two assault and battery charges for hitting both an usher and a spectator who had come onto the floor during the melee in the final seconds of the NBA game against Detroit. Each misdemeanor...
  • The Brawl at the Palace: Sports, Violence, and Culture

    12/06/2004 1:39:44 PM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 13 replies · 707+ views
    BreakPoint with Charles Colson ^ | December 6, 2004 | Mark Earley
    Note: This commentary was delivered by Prison Fellowship President Mark Earley. By now, we have all seen the footage from the near-riot that broke out at a recent game between the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers in the NBA. There have been plenty of attempts to figure out what conclusions, if any, we should draw from what happened. Some sportswriters, like Tony Kornheiser of the Washington Post, insist that it was an isolated incident. Others, like Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, see what happened as a consequence of cultural trends within the NBA, such as younger, less-mature...
  • Fans Banned (2 Detroit Guys at Basket Brawl)

    12/01/2004 8:24:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies · 635+ views
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Two men were banned from events at The Palace for what the Detroit Pistons say is their involvement in last month's brawl during an NBA game. John Green and Charlie Haddad have been sent letters informing them of the ban, which also includes events at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Pistons spokesman Matt Dobek said Wednesday. The Clarkston location is another holding of the Palace Sports and Entertainment organization. Green, of Oakland County's West Bloomfield Township, is accused of lobbing a cup at Indiana Pacers forward Ron Artest on Nov. 19, sparking the brawl....
  • No Charges Imminent After Basketball Brawl

    11/22/2004 6:27:56 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies · 836+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 22, 2004
    If charges are filed, they probably would be for assault and battery, a misdemeanor that could bring a three-month jail sentence, said David Gorcyca, the Oakland County prosecutor. The only possible felony charge could be against the person who hurled a chair into the crowd.
  • A Picture is Worth... (Bush picture in Chile)

    11/22/2004 11:20:31 AM PST · by kfowler1 · 68 replies · 5,336+ views
    Inside Column "A Picture's Worth..." by Ken Fowler It's tough to describe adequately a powerful picture with pedestrian words, but there are some times when it's worth trying. One I saw Saturday night deserves the effort, as it accomplishes what only the great pieces of art do - it tells the story of something seemingly unrelated to the subject matter that is terribly important. On the left, this photo shows Chilean President Ricardo Lagos and first lady Laura Bush smiling at reporters as they enter the ballroom in which an APEC gala dinner is about to commence. To the right,...
  • NBA Suspends Artest, O'Neal, Jackson, Wallace

    11/20/2004 2:20:17 PM PST · by RayChuang88 · 25 replies · 1,594+ views
    Associated Press via ^ | November 20, 2004 | Chris Sheridan
    NEW YORK (AP) - Ron Artest, Jermaine O'Neal and Stephen Jackson of Indiana and Ben Wallace of Detroit were suspended indefinitely by the NBA on Saturday for taking part in one of the ugliest brawls in U.S. sports history, a fight with fans that commissioner David Stern called "shocking, repulsive and inexcusable." League officials were examining video tapes of Friday night's melee and interviewing witnesses. The NBA issued a statement saying it was reviewing rules and security procedures "so that fans can continue to attend our games unthreatened by events such as the ones that occurred last night." Artest, O'Neal...
  • How about a little thought from the other side on the NBA riot, huh? (Vanity)

    11/21/2004 11:52:18 AM PST · by The Black Knight · 10 replies · 529+ views
    Me | Today | The Black Knight
    Why is everything Ron Artest's fault? Why? Do hard fouls happen in games? Yup. I don't like to give up free baskets myself in basketball, and I consider myself to be a very sportsmanlike player. Would I have fouled THAT hard? Nope. Does it happen all the time in the NBA, NCAA, high school, middle school, even Y ball? Yup. And it could have ended there. Had Big Ben Wallace not decided to put his big mitt in another player's face. Hey, I don't like being fouled hard either. And I get hard fouls all the time, as I love...
  • Artest To Get 30-Game Suspension For Brawl, Station Reports

    11/21/2004 8:30:36 AM PST · by Stew Padasso · 153 replies · 4,741+ views
    Artest To Get 30-Game Suspension For Brawl, Station Reports WDIV-TV In Brawl Says 4 Players Suspended POSTED: 10:24 am EST November 21, 2004 UPDATED: 11:17 am EST November 21, 2004 The National Basketball Association suspended four players involved in Friday night's fight at The Palace of Auburn Hills. WDIV-TV in Detroit is reporting today that Ben Wallace of the Pistons and Ron Artest, Stephen Jackson and Jermaine O'Neal of the Pacers will be suspended for the following number of games: Ron Artest -- 30 Games Stephen Jackson -- 20 Games Jermaine O'Neal -- 20 Games Ben Wallace -- 5 Games...
  • Pacers Fight Fans

    11/20/2004 6:36:38 AM PST · by jolie560 · 27 replies · 2,377+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 20. 2004 | Larry Lage
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Fists were flying. So were cups, plastic bottles and even a chair in one of the ugliest NBA brawls ever — and Indiana's Ron Artest was right in the middle of it. Artest and Stephen Jackson charged into the stands and fought with fans in the final minute of their game against the Pistons last night, and the brawl forced an early end to the Pacers' 97-82 win. Officials stopped the game with 45.9 seconds remaining after pushing and shoving between the teams spilled into the stands once fans got involved by throwing things at the...
  • Gloves could come off in heated debate

    10/05/2004 11:32:15 AM PDT · by subterfuge · 20 replies · 743+ views
    Washington Bureau Chief ^ | October 5, 2004 | Tamara Lytle
    By Tamara Lytle | Washington Bureau Chief Posted October 5, 2004 CLEVELAND -- With the race for the White House drawing significantly closer in national polls, tonight's vice-presidential debate between Republican Dick Cheney and Democrat John Edwards could take a harsh turn. Because both men seek the No. 2 role in the White House, neither must act especially presidential. And that, experts say, could mean the debate equivalent of a bare-knuckled brawl. . SNIP... John Parmelee, assistant professor of communications at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. "It's going to be a shootout. Attack, attack, attack from the moment...
  • Democrat slugs area GOP chief, GPD says

    09/18/2004 8:00:05 AM PDT · by citruscanker · 50 replies · 1,516+ views
    Gainesville Sun (Florida) ^ | 9/18/2004 | Lise Fisher
    Politics in Gainesville turned rough and tumble Thursday night when, police say, a social behavior sciences instructor - a Democrat - punched the chairman of the Alachua County Republican Executive Committee in the face. David Philip McCally, 55, of Gainesville faces misdemeanor battery and criminal mischief charges after he was accused of hitting both committee chairman Travis Horn, 32, and a life-sized, cardboard cutout of President George Bush. The incident occurred at the Republican headquarters in downtown Gainesville at about 7:30 p.m.
  • Student Dies After Fight at Memphis School

    09/14/2004 8:42:21 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 8 replies · 562+ views
    FOX News ^ | September 14, 2004 | Associated Press
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 14-year-old student died Tuesday after he was involved in a fight at high school, said police who are investigating whether the beating was gang-related. The teen, eighth-grader Tarus DeShawn Williams (search), was among a group of students fighting in a restroom at Westside High School (search), according to investigators.
  • Fights break out at showings of new film 'You Got Served'

    02/03/2004 9:44:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies · 227+ views
    Valley Press ^ | February 3, 2004 | JESSICA LOGAN
    After screenings of the teen hip-hop dance movie "You Got Served," deputies got served a heaping helping of fistfights and other rowdy teenage antics over the weekend in Lancaster, Palmdale and the greater Los Angeles area. The movie, which opened Friday, has been critically panned, but scored the top film slot this weekend, earning about $16 million. The movie features the hip-hop dance craze featuring members of the now-defunct boy band B2K. After the 11:50 p.m. screening in Palmdale, a group of about 15 to 20 teens started making a ruckus outside Cinemark 22, said Deputy Rick Nolte. Security alerted...
  • Police chief's son part of inquiry(Bar Brawl)

    10/21/2003 4:22:09 PM PDT · by Yeti · 15 replies · 153+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2003 | PHILLIP PIÑA
    Patrons at Lucy's Saloon watched in amazement around 1 a.m. Sunday when the man they say started a bar-clearing brawl began barking orders at police officers who arrived to quell it — and the officers responded.The man turned out to be St. Paul police Sgt. Jon Loretz, the son of Police Chief William Finney. On Monday, the department referred an investigation into the fight to the state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to avoid a conflict of interest, Finney said. The chief pledged his department's full cooperation with the agency's probe.The 34-year-old Loretz was at the 601 N. Western Ave. tavern...
  • Nudists vs Sunbathers brawl ends up in court

    09/19/2003 11:09:22 AM PDT · by bedolido · 1 replies · 1,008+ views
    Ananova ^ | 09/19/03 | Staff Writer
    A fight which broke out between nudists and prudish sunbathers has ended in a court case after a man's cheekbone was smashed in the brawl. The 32-year-old man and a friend refused to take off their swimming trunks in the nudist area of the popular Lobau region in Vienna, Austria, sparking abuse from nearby naturists. After going for a swim in the lake still sporting their trunks they were confronted by two of the naked men, who told them: "We're going to take off your trunks." One of the naturists, a 43-year-old man, then punched the man, knocking him into...
  • The House That Roared

    07/19/2003 9:19:59 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 316+ views
    washington post ^ | 7.19.03 | juliet Eilperin and Albert B. Crenshaw
    It started with the mind-numbing reading of a 200-page pension overhaul bill, erupted into a remarkably bitter name-calling match between House Republicans and Democrats, and ended with a GOP lawmaker summoning Capitol Police to evict an outraged gaggle of Democratic colleagues from a congressional library. Ultimately, nobody was assaulted or arrested. But the brouhaha that exploded yesterday morning in the Ways and Means Committee marked the most bitterly partisan spat thus far in the 108th Congress, a place already known for unusually angry relations between the Republican majority and the Democratic minority, especially in the House. The Longworth building showdown...
  • Girls' Wild School Brawl Caught On Tape (PITTSBURGH PA)

    06/18/2003 1:42:40 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 25 replies · 4,398+ views
    WTAE-TV / The Pittsburgh Channel website ^ | June 17, 2003 | WTAE's Jon Greiner
    }   Education    |    Print This Story Girls' Wild School Brawl Caught On Tape Students Say Female Fistfight Is Last-Day Ritual POSTED: 12:55 a.m. EDT June 17, 2003 UPDATED: 7:28 p.m. EDT June 17, 2003 PITTSBURGH -- More than a dozen girls started fistfighting after an early dismissal on the last day of classes Monday at Peabody High School, WTAE's Jon Greiner reported. Action News obtained a copy of a videotape of the altercation, which started on school grounds around 10:30 a.m. and continued on the streets of East Liberty. The student who shot the footage said she wasn't in...
  • Brawl erupts after song played at rodeo

    03/15/2003 4:38:19 PM PST · by CoolGuyVic · 163 replies · 912+ views
    ABC13 News - Houston ^ | 3/15/03 | Elma Barrera
    By Elma Barrera ABC13 Eyewitness News (3/14/03) — Talk of war with Iraq has sparked an atmosphere of tension and anxiety. And it may be to blame for a brawl that broke out at the rodeo Thursday night. ABC-13 report With some 15,000 to 20,000 folks at the rodeo drinking beer and having fun, things can get a little out of hand at times. It happened when a tape of Lee Greenwood's song Proud To Be An American was playing. Some rodeo fans were standing and others were sitting down. Felix Fanaselle and his buddies chose to remain seated. "This...
  • SJSU frat involved in brawl had been in trouble before

    02/08/2003 3:07:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 281+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 2/8/03 | David E. Early, Elise Banducci and Roxanne Stites
    <p>Lambda Phi Epsilon, one of the San Jose State University fraternities involved in last month's fatal brawl, was suspended four years ago for hazing pledges and was investigated last year after a fight with a rival fraternity, university officials revealed Friday.</p>
  • CA: $1 million warrant issued in frat brawl

    01/30/2003 6:34:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 266+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 1/30/03 | Mercury News
    <p>Long Duy Tran's family hadn't seen him in more than a week, so they called police to report him missing.</p> <p>The next day, investigators kicked in the family's front door and served a search warrant on the home near Flickinger Park, where Tran was accused of deadly assault for his part in last week's fatal brawl between rival San Jose State University fraternities.</p>
  • CA: Mourning brawl's victim (San Jose Frats Fight)

    01/25/2003 9:02:16 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 263+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 1/25/03 | Roxanne Stites, Ken McLaughlin and Elise Banducci
    <p>Police say two rival San Jose State University fraternities agreed on a critical ground rule before their midnight brawl this week in a north San Jose park: Bring no weapons.</p> <p>But some of the combatants pulled out knives and clubs, and police now believe the most aggressive assailants were not fraternity members, but outsiders called in for back-up.</p>
  • CA: San Jose frat brawl leaves one dead, several injured

    01/22/2003 9:42:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 705+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/22/03 | AP
    <p>SAN JOSE, Calif.(AP) - An early morning brawl between members of two rival fraternities armed with sticks and knives left one young man dead and several others injured Wednesday.</p> <p>The large group of fraternity members gathered shortly after midnight at a park in the northeast section of the city, police said. One man died in the fight. His name was not released.</p>
  • Brothers charged in SoCal youth football brawl

    10/21/2002 7:03:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 229+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/21/02 | AP - Whittier,CA
    <p>WHITTIER, Calif.(AP) - Two brothers were charged Monday with felony assault for participating in a videotaped brawl after a youth football game in the Los Angeles suburb of Pico Rivera.</p> <p>Joseph Saracho, 32, and his brother Gino, 25, are accused of kicking a man in the head repeatedly during an Oct. 12 fight between parents at a San Gabriel Valley Junior All-American Football Conference game. Teams from Pico Rivera and Downey had just played.</p>

    10/17/2002 4:21:01 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 15 replies · 515+ views
    AP Breaking News ^ | 10/17/2002
    PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are trying to identify dozens of people from a videotape that shows a vicious brawl following a youth football game in which one man was repeatedly kicked in the head. The tape showed young children, teenagers and adults taking part in a wild free-for-all after a Pop Warner league game in this Los Angeles suburb on Saturday. About 25 people were involved in the fight. No one was arrested, but Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Irma Becerra said Wednesday night that investigators were reviewing the videotape, which was recorded by a bystander. Authorities said...
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    03/16/2002 8:15:26 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 9 replies · 354+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/17/02 | NEIL A. LEWIS
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