UMass students don't let loss stop them from a good riot
UMass Amherst students gathered on the plaza at the base of the high rises of Southwest quad last night for the traditional post-sportsball riot, which this year resulted in at least 12 people being taken to the hospital and six being arrested after campus, Amherst and State Police in riot gear and on horseback dispersed the crowd with the aid of at least one shot of PepperBall, the school reports.
Before the estimated 2,000 revelers were dispersed, around 11:30 p.m., students set off firecrackers and smoke bombs - and beer cans, bottles, TVs and even laptops flew in the air, Gretchen Keller, an editor for the Daily Collegian reports:
Currently at the UMass post Super Bowl riots. Beer cans, glass bottles, TVs and laptops are being thrown. #SuperBowl @MDCollegian pic.twitter.com/ZwcznYceG7
— Gretchen Keller (@gretchenkellerr) February 5, 2018
Handcuffed young man was escorted out of the Southwest living area after being arrested by UMass Police in riot gear during the riot after the Patriots lost to the Eagles in the Superbowl, Feb. 4, 2018 @MDCollegian #SBLII pic.twitter.com/KzzvFiW47s
— Caroline O'Connor (@carolineocon19) February 5, 2018
Meanwhile at @UMassAmherst pic.twitter.com/mzahplwyzd
— Morgan Hughes (@HughesMorgan_) February 5, 2018
Umass Southwest Superbowl riots were just angry teenagers running back and forth from police officers who don't get paid enough for this shit pic.twitter.com/DPQ8uF8e8r
— Brian Choquet (@BrianShowket) February 5, 2018
Stutdemts actively showing their disapointment. @MDCollegian #SBLII pic.twitter.com/PpabV8IgYH
— Rebecca Wiesman (@rnwiesman) February 5, 2018
UMass reports that injuries included "head injuries, lacerations and alcohol intoxication." The university adds:
UMass Police are proceeding with criminal charges and the university will also initiate a prompt review of the matter under its student conduct process as appropriate.
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Hah, around here? You must be
Hah, around here? You must be new to New England.
You mad bro?
You mad bro?
Having graduated from one of the other, less appreciated schools in the UMass system, it really ticks me off that the so-called flagship, the campus that gets the most money, prestige, and resources, can't let a single game pass without having a riot that tears up the place while the other campuses crumble with inescapable dept and lousy infrastructure.
They should just close Amherst.
Lolz, the Southwest dorms are
Lolz, the Southwest dorms are the Cancun of Amherst. For every rambunctious person in Southwest there is a studious one at Southwest and 3 more studios ones in other dorm areas (well, perhaps not in Central, IIRC that was the more potheady pothead congregation when I was there)
Close the campus? Zoomass is raking in huge money these days (especially from those NY/NJ out-of-staties) and changed from being a 'safety school' to much harder to get in. They're building up the campus like crazy.
Yes, we should close a university with 28000 students because a few hundred dimwits ran amok.
Make that a few dozen ...
... in uniform and itching to quash some free assembly with their special "non lethal" toys.
Two quick questions
1. What is your current major?
2. Which dorm are you living in now?
Right, because no free
Right, because no free assembly on a college campus after a Superbowl has ever resulted in property damage or death caused by the assemblers.
Where in the constitution does it say that people can be prevented from freely assembling or incarcerated based on what they might do?
I love this part
where dingdongs think that literally the entire scope of state, federal and local law is laid out in the Constitution.
"Hey officer - you where does the constitution say you can give me a speeding ticket, man? like what about the pursuit of happiness?'
I am however way impressed that UMass cops now have precog policing like in 'Minority Report'.
Every time I hear that line of reasoning
Not yours, but the anon's, all I can think about is this.
There were 16 games in just this NFL season, and no riots. Are you missing a few facts there, chum?
Harsh but fair
Remember when they closed down Vancouver after the Stanley Cup riots there a few years back? It's just open fields now but it had to be done.
Don't be obtuse. You know
Don't be obtuse. You know what they meant.
Go get your Dunkin caramel swirl and take a deep breath
And, no it does NOT get the most money. ULowell does.
UMass Lowell is more of a
UMass Lowell is more of a commuter school... undergrad students take their education more seriously.
That was true 15 years ago
It isn't true anymore. Part of the $$$ they have been getting has been going to building large dorms to house undergrads on campus and attract people who aren't commuters and better fund people who used to have to commute so that they don't need seven years to matriculate.
Ah, good, I was expecting
Ah, good, I was expecting this. Stupid being stupid again. "I get older, they stay the same
Highlights from a Daily Collegian opinion piece
That's not a riot
That's a theme party. And most people stood around awkwardly, while a few people acted out.
What a dumbass. Makes me less
What a dumbass. Makes me less sympathetic for the annual outcry over tuition increases.
UMass is not a Catholic school
We don't do collective punishment. A few idiots from New Jersey and from sheltered suburban homes acting out doesn't mean that people who work hard and get good grades and who are making UMass a premier school should be attacked or forced out to make your stuff tingle.
A free and *responsible* press
Events like this tend to happen in Southwest
I wouldn't look to highly on someone who lived in Southwest beyond their freshman (and possibly sophomore) year.
Do we know ...
If that guy is the paper's "humor" columnist?
Answering my own question
No, he's not a humor columnist.
Fat, drunk, and stupid
is no way to begin your career in journalism.
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl harbor?
Who's with me?
Were there any other school
Were there any other school riots? I didn't hear of anything else, so it's just more surprising/disappointing of UMass Amherst students
Rioting over sportsball?
its scary to imagine what these people would do if they were denied access to quality healthcare, access to a quality education, had to deal with crooked cops, had to deal with police brutality and a president that was racist towards them.
Are you talking about?
There's a name for people like you
I'm sure there's a nice succinct term for people like you, something related to "jumper on the againsty bandwagon" and "pearl-clutcher" and "concern troll", but I confess all that I can come up with is the lengthy "pretend supporter of causes to which he has never provided any kind of actual support in order to attack something he dislikes but is too cowardly to simply say 'I don't like that thing', so he tries to borrow moral legitimacy in a vain effort to not look like a mean-spirited prick whose main objection is to other people liking what he doesn't like".
Thanks for inserting a link to some redneck website
featuring a video of a homeless black guy getting roughed up by police.
A link to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepper-spray_projectile would have been infinitely more useful.
Not just some rando site
That's the company that makes the stuff. I admit: "PepperBall" was new to me - didn't realize it was a brand name (hence the camelcase spelling).
They never learn or just don't care.
Shooting into crowds is not smart.
Victoria Snelgrove was shot by a Boston police officer (sergeant, iirc) firing a projectile in whose use he was not trained. The officers in this case seem to have all been UMass campus police, and I'm not finding any accounts of injuries that were not caused by the rioters to themselves or other rioters/spectators (I used a local source that has some details that aren't in these tweets or in Boston-area media).
You think UMass Cops are Trained?
They are well trained to make excuses for drivers who speed and kill people in crosswalks - to the point of citing "solar glare" when the sun was behind the driver.
That's about the extent of their training - making excuses and harassing black students.
Got a cite?
You made a couple of rather specific allegations there. I'm sure you have cites for both of them.