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Several fires were set in the middle of the street and photos and videos of a city bus burning were posted on Twitter.
By 1:45 a.m. police scanners described a group of as many as 100 rioters setting fires, smashing windows, throwing bottles at police and damaging cars.
Originally posted by MountainLaurel
reply to post by Aninonymous
it is sooo sad to me that friggin idiots, the public and police included had to be such jerks.......
Originally posted by MichiganSwampBuck
Back when the Tigers won the pennant, back in the 80s when I lived in the Detroit area, I went down to the main drag to see all the excitement. What I saw shocked me and made me aware of how out of control crowds can be. Drunk people marching down the street, yelling and screaming, getting rowdy and tearing down traffic signs. I even saw the cops going right along with the crowds. Scary indeed. I guess when it isn't a politically motivated crowd, the cops are just fine with it.
Originally posted by Renegade2283
Edit: To the OP: I totally agree with your general opinions about spectator sports, However, I doubt this is some conspiracy perpetrated by MSM and the police, if that is what your saying.
Originally posted by darkhorserider
those complaining about the fans, your community put up millions (sometimes a billion) of your tax dollars to build these parks, because they know what it means to the economy in your area. If you work near a stadium, and you hate the events in the stadium, just think about the unemployment line if the stadium were never built. Communities make similar investments in tax-free industrial zones, and subsidies for major manufacturers and retailers. If you want the economy of your community to grow, you need things like stadiums.
For those talking about the riots. Have a look around the world please. Look what happens before, during, and after soccer games, hockey games, etc. Look at sports like bullfighting (which really isn't much of a fight, more like a slow execution of a dumb animal.) Look at people rioting at music concerts, rioting over religion, people rioting over banks, people rioting over elections. Please move outside of your glass house before casting your stones.
Not that I agree with setting things on fire to celebrate a victory, and not that it makes any sense to riot after a loss, or riot after a win, seems pretty stupid to riot either way, but put 80,000 dumb animals in close proximity, fuel them up with alcohol and adrenaline, and surround them by their buddies to egg them on, and you get what you get.