OT - OSU students tear gassed by police
Cheering for police brutality on teenagers. Classy!
No, they should stop the morons from breaking stuff without hurting innocent kids. The choice is not binary.
your comments but there's not an "idiotic" category.
If you throw beer bottles at cops, you have no right to expect to not get your ass beat.
Although it was warranted if the students actually were throwing things. I find it pretty unlikely the cops just broke out the batons and pepper spray for the novelty of it.
I don't like unfounded accusations of police brutality.
Look at this video. The police are not being attacked, and yet they are pepper sparying large groups of people who are standing still booing them. They are just indiscriminately sparying people on the sidewalk.
There's one kid in the middle of the street who seems to be aggresive, but it's not like they are using the spray to neutralize specific violent individuals. They are just spraying everyone on the sidewalk. This is indiscriminate violence.
I'm about as certain those "students" were throwing stuff at police as I am the sun will come up tomorrow.
They're lucky it wasn't rubber bullets and tasers.
I would rather be hit with a taser than OC spray (pepper spray). Once that 5 second shock is over, the pain is gone. The OC spray that police use is water based and will reactivate every time water comes in contact with any spray that is on the skin. So every time these students take a shower for the few days they will feel the sting.
the sting they are going to feel when Brady and the boys pour a 25 gallon drum of Wolverine whip ass on their football team?
You are assuming that OSU students shower
They do shower, if shower means having beer poured on you.
Axe is the first, last, and only line of defense between the osu student body and the plague.
before the Michigan game
Never been pepper sprayed, huh?
You couldn't pay me to take the taser. That looks awful.
This sounds like college students in general..I remember going to block parties on Arbor and Greenwood that had to be broken up by police. The biggest difference is the ability for immediate commentary such as iPhones, Facebook, YouTube, and twitter which were not available even 7-10 years ago.
We don't throw shit at the police....
and Joe Bauserman threw full cans of beer at police...but they were intercepted.
Consistent with his spring results, Braxton Miller's bounced twice and landed on the officer's foot.
It was a good thing Pryor brought his legally purchased truck to take all the football players home and keep them out of trouble.
That is not Pryor's car. He is just test driving it.
It's not the block party aspect that warrantd this thread, it's the reaction to the police. We have block parties, but when the block party is shut down, everyone goes and does something else. We don't rrun amok like Sparty or now tsiO.
Is a sad story either ways. I thought all the hooligans were in EL. Guess Ohio didn't want to get left behind
When I read "OSU Students" I was certain that they were demonstrating in support of the Arab Spring movement, not partying in support of "Woodfest."
I didn't think that a gathering of students in Columbus would be to effect social change.....that didn't seem likely somehow.
Lucky for the students that this crew wasn't around.
A coouple of my roommates were there and from what they said any police force was justified.
I was walking home from the bars when suddenly every cop in Columbus had their siren on and were converging on a single location. This morning I found out that the police had shown up to break up the party as it was getting out of hand. When a large "patty wagon" showed up, the students started booing it and throwing crap at it, at which point the cops started using tear.
So, Cops 1, drunken students 0, which is fine by me.
Or just live in Columbus?
I would like an answer to this question as well??
Can't seem to embed the picture.
Woodfest sounds a lot like MSU's Cedarfest
Oh, the possibilities for untoward puns and double entendres are endless.
"This is why you don't make Facebook events public"
At least they didn't tase them, bro.
I guess no one was around for the glass bottle fight on Packard and East U a couple of weeks ago. Get off the high horse.
Glass bottle fights are cool when we do it.
Not a bad perk
The Ohioan police are actually good for something other than writing tickets to drivers with Michigan license plates. Cool.
the Ohio State fans' tears were not the the result of tear gas.
Don't see what was wrong with what the cops did, contrary to a few posters that suggested they were "hurting" students. Pepper spray is a non-violent riot control. If it was the police using batons to bash students, obviously that would be different. But it wasn't the case.
Officers attempted to clear the streets with a chemical substance, when several bottles were thrown at the officers. Columbus police reported that three officers sustained injuries and that several people were arrested.
Giesige said he saw one police cruiser attempt to drive east on Woodruff, when he encountered hundreds of people blocking the way. Giesige said he saw people jumping on the car and throwing bottles and cans at the police cruiser.
we should totally get a keg
I've got $300 left over for rent next month but who carez!?
"They just pepper sprayed the F*** out of that kid"
OSU students and tear gas have a very long history together.
I've never seen a pepper spray cannon before. Hope the cop was downwind from the spray!
I was in the MMB at the 2002 M/OSU game. OSU won and their fans stormed the field. Their students climbed on the south goalpost in an attempt to bring it down; they were summarily brought down off the post with the pepper spray cannon. The only bright spot of the day was watching OSU students fall off the goalpost like flies who had been sprayed with Raid.
I thought it said "MSU students..."
I guess old reading habits die hard.
These large block parties aren't just students. A couple of years ago on Halloween a couple of thugs from somewhere in Washtenaw County came down and starting throwing bottles at students and viciously assaulted someone. Luckily, a student was able to capture it on their camera phone and the guys were eventually arrested.
Unfortunatly I was in Columbus this weekend, and was a few blocks away from the block party. From what I could see the police were totally justified, all I could hear for a while were sirens and breaking bottles. My friends couldn't even get to the party I was at because they couldn't get passed the police.
-When using OC spray the guy using it almost always gets some of it themselves.
-When showering afterwards you MUST take care on where the water goes because it will spread/reflash, be mindful to lean forward as to NOT LET THE WATER TOUCH YOUR JUNK...A man of experience.