reply to post by xuenchen
In reality out of the estimated 3,000 students attending the party, 110 arrests were made, or .036 percent of the party goers.
Now lets look at the break down of these arrests.
Lets break them down into two groups, potential trouble makers, and simple code violations .
Potential Trouble Makers
17 were arrested for disorderly conduct***
07 were arrested for interferring/ressisting. ***
03 were arrested for thowing missles(Beer bottles)**
05 were arrested for aggravated battery***
Simple Code Violations
22 were arrested for illegal consumption by a minor*
41 were arrested for open containers*
10 were arrested for urinating in public*
02 were arrested for loud gatherings***
01 was arrested for walking in the roadway***
01 was arrested for cannabis posession under 10 grams*
01 was arrested for possession/manufacture of a controlled substance*
* Arrested throughout the course of the day
** Arrested for throwing bottles BY UNDERCOVER OFFICERS IN THE CROWD
*** Arrested once Riot Police entered the scene
So in reality 35 people out of over 3,000 were arrested as some part of the Riot Police Action
So that's 1 in 100 people who did something worthy of arrest, and there is no telling how many of those only did what they did because of the police
"Everybody was told to leave, so technically, if you're standing there and you're walking up to the crowd control unit and screaming, you're
subject to disorderly conduct and that's what those individuals were charged with," said Barker.
So some of the disorderly conduct arrests were students complaining about the brutality and excesses of the police action.
"We had undercover officers in the crowd, watching for individuals throwing beer bottles, and those people were grabbed and charged with
This was a sum total of three people arrested for throwing bottles, and an undercover presence was on scene to deal with those.
Obviously bottle throwing then was a direct response to the heavy handed excessive tactics of the police.
Further the EMT's had set up stations not to treat students for alchohol poisoning but to actually treat them for the effects of the mace and pepper
spray that was used on them.
Barker said the people who were sprayed were offered medical treatment.
“Anybody that was sprayed with the pepper spray was treated by EMS and given wipes and given different things to clean out their eyes,” he said.
“One of my officers handed one individual who received pepper spray a bottle of water to wash his eyes out. He thanked the officer.”
Meanwhile some students plan on hiring lawyers to pursue suits against the Sherrif's department.
“I’m just a college student here,” he said. “I’m just trying to go to school and not get into any trouble. I don’t think this was
right. I don’t want to cause any trouble, but at the same time, I have to stand up for what I believe is right...I’m done with partying
Many of the students complained that the weren't given time to gather their belongings and leave the area from the time 'warnings' were issued to the
point when the police started their assault on the crowd.
So there you have it.
No riot was occuring prior to the assault by the police.
Dubious posters trying to portray all 3,000 people as 'drunken students' that were 'throwing beer bottles at EMT's', 'destroying property' and
refusing to leave are exagerating in an attempt to try to justify an excessive use of force on thousands of kids, most of them 99%, doing absolutely
nothing wrong at all.
edit on 5/5/11 by ProtoplasmicTraveler because: (no reason given)