Vancouver Riots

  • red_series

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    Jun 16, 2011 7:16 PM GMT
    So sad that after all the peaceful gatherings we've had in Vancouver people end up rioting over a hockey game! The downtown core is totally trashed. Here's hoping that every single idiot who took part in this riot is caught!
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    Jun 16, 2011 7:37 PM GMT
    Now imagine if Vancouver won.
    There would be nothing left but a smoldering crater!
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    Jun 16, 2011 7:40 PM GMT
    red_series saidSo sad that after all the peaceful gatherings we've had in Vancouver people end up rioting over a hockey game! The downtown core is totally trashed. Here's hoping that every single idiot who took part in this riot is caught!

    Vancouver, BC? Near our friends meninlove? (There's also a Vancouver, VA, on the Washington State border outside of Portland, OR)

    Do you have some images or links? I've heard nothing about this.
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    Jun 16, 2011 7:41 PM GMT
    I didn't want Boston to win, but I kinda knew this was gonna happen...

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    Jun 16, 2011 7:46 PM GMT
    OK, I searched and found this:

    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/43420732/ns/sports-nhl/
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    Jun 16, 2011 8:02 PM GMT
    That used to happen all the time in Lansing, in the 80's. It didn't seem to matter whether their team won or lost the big game. Any excuse to turn over cars and loot beer-marts.

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    Jun 16, 2011 9:27 PM GMT
    Wow, a fight over a hockey game? That's really big news! icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 16, 2011 9:30 PM GMT
    Rioting by our polite neighbors to the north?
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    Jun 16, 2011 10:53 PM GMT
    I know Vancouver well. Such a shame.

    It only takes a few scum and a few more opportunists to start a riot. It looks like the Vancouver Police may need to work on their criminal intelligence a bit better if, as they said, the ring leaders were known criminals. Participation in a previous riot would give reasonable suspicion that the same people were likely to participate in another riot. The police should be getting warrants to kick some doors in and carry out searches on known trouble-makers before big events like this.
  • red_series

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    Jun 16, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    Opps, sorry I didn't provide links. I watch BBC world news but I don't think you get it in the states.
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    Jun 16, 2011 11:06 PM GMT
    we do - but usually its on a pay channel (up in the 500-600 block, which charges an additional monthly fee) for Slime-Wormer Cable...
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    Jun 16, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
    alphatrigger saidwe do - but usually its on a pay channel (up in the 500-600 block, which charges an additional monthly fee) for Slime-Wormer Cable...



    Our cable is only the second tier up and we have it. BBC World News is also carried on our local PBS affiliate every evening.

    But the Vancouver riots were on cable news all day and the network news this evening.
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    Jun 16, 2011 11:12 PM GMT

    Vancouver is not an isolated incident. Just look at how many times this has happened at soccer matches...all over the world.
    Seems to me that people world-wide are much more prone to violence than just a few years ago....mounting tension, overthrown governments... who knows, maybe this IS the End Times.
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    Jun 16, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    Friendsrbetter said
    who knows, maybe this IS the End Times.


    Is this Stuart appreciation week or something? I swear...
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    Jun 16, 2011 11:18 PM GMT
    Friendsrbetter said
    Vancouver is not an isolated incident. Just look at how many times this has happened at soccer matches...all over the world.
    Seems to me that people world-wide are much more prone to violence than just a few years ago....mounting tension, overthrown governments... who knows, maybe this IS the End Times.


    Not quite. The UK had a terrible football violence problem back in the 1980s. It was solved by good, nationally co-ordinated criminal intelligence and pro-active policing. Football games in the UK rarely see crowd violence these days.
  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 16, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
    Repeat of 1994. What happened in Vancouver after the Canucks lost is an embarrassment for the city.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 16, 2011 11:28 PM GMT
    A riot in Vancouver which has the international reputation of being civil, laid back, clean, and safe. Over a hockey game, that is just ridiculous. It sounds like some fans had too much to drink during the game.
  • red_series

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    Jun 16, 2011 11:44 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidA riot in Vancouver which has the international reputation of being civil, laid back, clean, and safe. Over a hockey game, that is just ridiculous. It sounds like some fans had too much to drink during the game.


    Agreed with the too much drinking. They even shut the liquor stores down at 4pm that day (for those that don't know you can only buy liquor at designated stores). I originally thought it was a stupid idea but I'm sure glad they did it now.
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    Jun 16, 2011 11:45 PM GMT
    Bunjamon saidRepeat of 1994. What happened in Vancouver after the Canucks lost is an embarrassment for the city.


    I wasn't at the 94 riots but apparently this one was way worse icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 17, 2011 12:25 AM GMT
    5ebastian saidI didn't want Boston to win, but I kinda knew this was gonna happen...



    I didn't want to be accosted in an email by a faceless asshole, but I was. Go fuck yourself loser. This is an internet forum, aka a form of entertainment, what I loved the most about your attempt to intimidate me through email was how you were adamant about "not caring" guess what dick face, taking the time to attack me in an email shows that you do care. In fact you care so much you do the very same to others.

    I actually live in the City I have on my profile, you should try being honest sometime, only a pussy would list a fake city. (Points mirror at 5ebastian)
  • Aquanerd

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    Jun 17, 2011 12:26 AM GMT
    I saw the videos and thought, "Did the Red Wings make the Finals?" icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 17, 2011 12:36 AM GMT
    National News coverage tonight mentions that there was small group that planned to incite the riot to create anarchy by posing as fans while creating the disturbance.

    Mob mentality then took over. There is a facebook page devoted to identifying the participants from FB members photos they took while watching it all unfold.
  • Thirdbeach

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    Jun 17, 2011 1:45 AM GMT
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/photos-of-vancouver-rioting/article2062983/?from=2063781

    Shame on these people...
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    Jun 17, 2011 1:48 AM GMT
    It does make me wonder what the city is going to do next year if we should make the finals again.
  • JP85257

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    Jun 17, 2011 1:49 AM GMT
    Keep it classy Canada.