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Riot Following Laker Win


#1

I want you all to see the type of savagery we have here, the kind of scum, filth, and riff raff that we deal with. Last night, after the Laker win, these assholes destroyed property and terrorized people, and we WON the game...


#2

Entitlement Nanny State my friend. If I was in the car I would run the scum over.


#3

I love the comments under the article....I think the Brits are starting to get a little chippy towards the U.S.


#4

I would have loved to been a riot cop during this...screw restraint. My baton would've been blood red.


#5

This is funny, because a friend posted something on FB about a big day in LA, Mexico wins its world cup game, and Lakers in game 7. The first thing I thought was, "Oh shit, cop cars are going to burn tonight!"


#6

It has nothing to do with that. It's fucked up excited people getting into a groupthink mentality and following the crowd in doing whatever they do. Then there's some criminals who capitalize on that feeling and actually steal shit as well.

It would have happened whether the country was led by socialists or laissez-faire capitalists.

Nanny state entitlement...christ, you fucking people are ridiculous with this shit.


#7

Why does it seem to happen more in cities that are traditional entitlement cities than any where else? When you are handed something for free, money food stamps, and do not have to work for it, you are less likely to understand the meaning of ownership. The dude was sitting in his car and they busted his windshield? This stuff happens all the time in LA. New Orleans during Katrina. Lets go loot some shit because they have more than I do. Get off your rocker and start using your brain.


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#9

Win or lose...remember the Oakland Raiders???


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#11

If Atlanta would have won, nobody would have noticed.


#12

Well the good news about Detroit you could tell that the riots were there, the place looks the same, abandoned buildings and burnt out cars are a normal sight there. If you left the day before, they had riots all night and you came back the next day, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.


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#14

x over 9000


#15

Edit: fuck it


#16

Here's some non-Nanny State rioting. Rioting occurs everywhere. If Montana State won the BCS Champsionship Game, their fans would probably go apeshit. To say that states with large social service programs are inherently prone to rioting is beyond ridiculous. Cities and states whose teams win big games are prone to rioting, regardless of where they are.

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/136539/
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/canada/Video+Montreal+post+game+riots/3024958/story.html
http://www.clemsontalk.com/vb/archive/index.php/t-267.html
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/college/2002/bowls/news/2003/01/03/riots_postgame_ap/

There were also riots in Minnesota of the U of M won back-to-back NCAA Hockey Championships, in Edmonton after the Oilers won the Western Conference title, and in Denver after both of the Broncos Super Bowl wins.


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#18

Are you really trying to convince me that people didn't riot after the Grizzlies won a 1AA (not 1A) championship because of a lack of liberals amongst their fan base? Every person who's ever rioted after a sporting event is a liberal, right? All of the problems, all of the crime, all of the societal unrest in this country is solely due to the existence of liberals, right? Because that's all I hear from you once I filter out the bullshit.


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