Sunday, March 9, 2014

St. Patty parties in a Police State (video)

Pat Macpherson, Seven, Pfc. Sandoval, Wisdom Quarterly; Associated Press; Levin00
St. Patrick, wooo! Amherst, wooo! OH NO, the cops are shooting at us...Kent State!!
WARNING: Crass language, hooting, and college exploits by mostly underage drinking-revelers blowing off steam from their academic pursuits, a stressful economy, and Lent obligations
Knock it off, and get home to watch "Cosmos"!
What news stations called an "out of control riot" appeared much more like American college students doing what they typically do as they celebrate Dionysus in the guise of Saint Patrick -- followed by very aggressive police tactics. (See story below).
He's hurting my cold fingers! Hold him down by the face with your knee or boot, and punch him in the kidneys so he'll pee, while I cut off his circulation with these plastic zip cuffs (AP).
Future monument to rebel fighter Ernesto Che Guevara in Galway, Ireland. Che was part Latino and part Irish, a Son of Ireland with a rebellious spirit (

Oh, h*ll no, not on my beat! Brothers, it's time for the Code of Silence. Let's get 'er done. There will be no partying on this college campus so close to the Feast of Saint Patrick (AP).
AMHERST, Massachusetts - The chaos at the University of Massachusetts over the weekend during a pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration brought new attention to an old problem affecting colleges across the country: How to deal with alcohol-fueled revelers during the March festivities.

Celebrations near the UMass campus in Amherst spiraled out of control Saturday as police dealt with thousands of drunken and unruly people during the annual "Blarney Blowout." More than 70 were arrested and four officers suffered minor injuries.

Like other colleges and towns, UMass and Amherst officials took action to try to prevent problems. The university warned students last week that there would be an increased police presence Saturday, and Amherst police prepared for large-scale disturbances...

The Party People gather for pre-St. Patrick's Day "Blarney Blowout" near the Univ. of Massachusetts in Amherst on Saturday, March 8, 2014. According to the Amherst Police Department, four coppers were slightly hurt as they beat back hundreds of unruly students who were throwing empty beer cans and plastic bottles at them as large college crowds gathered at an off-campus apartment complex (AP).

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