Columbus, OH cops use tear gas on celebrating students

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  1. Robert Higgins

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    can you say "out of control cops"




    Tear gas disperses revelers around campus after Ohio State win

    By Josh Jarman & Jim WoodsThe Columbus Dispatch • Tuesday January 13, 2015 7:05 AM
    Authorities used tear gas early today to disperse thousands of Buckeye fans on N. High Street along campus celebrating Ohio State’s win over Oregon.

    Three canisters were used in front of the Ohio Union around 1:15 a.m. Within ten minutes, N. High Street was emptied of most revelers.

    An hour and a half earlier, thousands of people in the campus area poured out of bars, campus buildings and the Ohio Union immediately after the Buckeye victory.

    Complete coverage: Ohio State 42, Oregon 20: NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

    Video: Police clash with revelers

    They cheered and yelled and jumped and danced. They yelled, “O-H!” and others yelled back, “ I-O!" And they blocked N. High Street.

    Ohio State and Columbus police cruisers converged on the area, attempting to push the revelers back onto the sidewalks, but it appeared to be a futile attempt. As police pushed back one section of people, another group would swarm onto N. High, intent on making the main road a place to party.

    Shortly after midnight, police began using pepper spray on many of the party-goers. Some left the area with stinging eyes and runny noses. Others stayed and just seemed to move to other areas along N. High Street.

    Police parked cruisers on N. High and the Fire Division added a fire truck, in an attempt to keep students off the road.

    Most people on campus seemed to be celebrating without major problems, and as of 1:30 a.m., one person was reported to have been transported to the hospital.

    Police scanners, however, filled with reports of fires in the campus area. There were more than 40 reports of fires – most of them in Dumpsters – in the hour after the Buckeyes’ victory. Most were concentrated between 12th and 17th avenues, between N. High and Summit streets.

    In at least three cases, couches were reported to be set afire. According to radio traffic, in at least one case, other students helped the Fire Division and used a fire extinguisher on a couch. There also were about a dozen calls on trash fires in the campus area. No fire was reported to be serious.

    There also were reports of gunshots fired in the campus area right after the game, Columbus police dispatchers reported. There were no reports of gunshot injuries related to postgame celebrations.

     
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    looks to me like the CPD had some new toys and clothes they wanted to wear
     
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    I live here, and trust me, they have to do this shit. These fucking drunk idiots will destroy property and each other after a win or a loss. It doesn't matter which.

    Football fans are not typically the brightest people to begin with, but 20 year old OSU fans are the worst of them.
     
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    I've never understood celebrating a sports victory like this

    Seems weird to me

    As a result I think I approve of the tear gassing of these loons
     
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    White people.
     
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    understood, but a brigade of cops in military gear on N High St?

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    Dude the cops have every right to do this. You can't just do whatever you want. Welcome to the real world and stop trying to connect racial protests with sports celebrations
     
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    either you want a society where groups of people can take over the streets causing damage and chaos or you don't.

    the cops broke up a drunken mob and nobody died. job well done! :beer:

    when they're old, they'll all have stories of the night they got gassed by the cops. all is well.
     
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    Justice for Michael Brown! No, wait.....
     
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    I guess the fucking Purge should start because OSU won the championship... :doh:

    I heard on ESPN that fans were scaling the fences of the stadium after the game and jumping in.

    :snicker: right?
     
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    "Dude" who was trying to make that connection. AT a school with 60,000 students and in a city of 700k shouldn't the cops have been more prepared to deal with drunken students blocking traffic less aggressively?
     
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    This never happened in Tuscaloosa.

    Fucking rookies.....

    This would have never happened if Woody was still running the show
     
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    quite right, intelligent people do not watch football
     
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    The militarization of the police is a bad thing. Period
     
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    NOT GUILTY!
     
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    It was a dozen years back at least but there was a riot/burning shit at every win. By the third weekend the presence was enormous, and it ended.
     
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    Being from England I have never understood why people in the US get excited watching school kids play sports - it's just weird.
     
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    Because it makes more sense if you're warching ADULTS kick a ball around??

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    It makes more sense when you watch the best sportsmen not just a group of kids.

    In the UK you might go watch soccer in the "Premier League" where the best footballers in the world play or County Cricket where the Worlds best cricketers play.

    In England you only watch school sports if your own kids are taking part and even then only one or two parents turn up.

    I was captain of my school soccer and cricket teams and we were lucky if we got 10 people watching and it definitely didn't help me get laid.
     
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    I don't personally watch college sports, but it doesn't seem any sillier that watching pro leagues. Just my opinion :dontknow: