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June 16, 2011 – Comments (14)

Seems Vancouver had a riot after a lost hockey game.

This is an amazing photo from the riot...

Well, I guess it is in more then one place.  This is a more complete collection.

Editorial on the riot.

I saw an article this morning that I wanted to post, but I didn't find it.  What the article did was contrast this riot to the one in 1994 and what got my attention was the difference in looting, as in a lot of looting last night.

It seems to me that economic well being has been declining for a long time time.  I have said over and over how much harder younger people have it then when I was young and I know that I had it much harder then people 10 years older then me.

I think this kind of thing increases as people become more and more disenfranchised. 

14 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On June 16, 2011 at 10:12 PM, alstry (35.03) wrote:

The most interesting part will be what happens when the criminals learn their crimes won't be prosecuted.

http://fairoaks.patch.com/articles/sacramento-county-district-attorney-announces-42-layoffs

My understanding this is an issue in Canada as well.

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#2) On June 16, 2011 at 10:37 PM, L0RDZ (84.26) wrote:

A well armed society is a polite society...  canadians are not well armed... 

How embarassing for the neighbors to the north.

 

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#3) On June 16, 2011 at 10:52 PM, Bays (30.76) wrote:

"A well armed society is a polite society...  canadians are not well armed... "

Canadians are considered probably the most polite people in the world, so maybe you should get your facts straight. 

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#4) On June 17, 2011 at 12:06 AM, cwcj63 (69.17) wrote:

it always cracks me up to see people destroy there own city when there team loses.It's only a game, destroy the opposing teams city instead.In any case its both sad to see.

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#5) On June 17, 2011 at 12:15 AM, failosopher (< 20) wrote:

the couple must have thought it's the end of the world 

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#6) On June 17, 2011 at 2:13 AM, HarryCarysGhost (99.76) wrote:

I was really suprised by this, since I agree with #3.

This does not reflect upon Hockey fans, I've met a few Canuckions at Hawks games, and while good natured taunting was involved it never went further then that.

Why would they riot win of lose? 

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#7) On June 17, 2011 at 7:54 AM, dwot (97.03) wrote:

Seems they are pretty common.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/hockey-riots-throughout-canadian-history/article2064096/?from=2064546

 

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#8) On June 17, 2011 at 8:29 AM, dwot (97.03) wrote:

The story behind the couple kissing on the ground between the rioting...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/06/17/vancouver-kissing-couple.html?ref=rss

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#9) On June 17, 2011 at 8:52 AM, catoismymotor (38.90) wrote:

I think this kind of thing increases as people become more and more disenfranchised. 

That and the liberal application of beer.

Riots over sporting events take place across the globe every year. This is nothing new. Look at the goings on in Europe after heated regional matches. In the UK they address people that engage in this type of behavior as *hooligans*.

 

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#10) On June 17, 2011 at 11:17 AM, kdakota630 (29.81) wrote:

It was a relatively small handful of morons compared to the sheer number of people that were there.

Plus, the morons that started rioting likely would've done the same regardless of who won the game.  Look at most riots after major sporting events and for some reason it's usually rioting in cities that win.

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#11) On June 17, 2011 at 11:33 AM, Merlyn144 (29.46) wrote:

The riot was an embarrassment for the city.  It has nothing to do with the economic climate, though.  Drunken morons looked to the 1994 riot for inspiration on how to act after a game seven Stanley Cup Final loss.

There would not have been a riot had the Canucks won.  Like the scene after the Men's Ice Hockey Gold Medal Game in the 2010 Olympics, there would have been a city wide parade of high fives.  Had Canada lost that game, we likely would have seen a similar result from that on Wednesday night... a parade of burning cars.

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#12) On June 17, 2011 at 11:57 AM, L0RDZ (84.26) wrote:

The kiss seen around the world... luckily....  it ended well...

Now if more women were to  kiss more men  and vice versa... maybe  people would be less inclined to riot like  sex starved nerds who only resort to child like sheenanigans.

The rioters  should be outted and shamed for the whole world to see...  list their names....  and  charge them all especially those identified inflicting damage.

A few well armed  good citizens could have prevented such stupidity simply by  presenting a shot gun and letting them know this is my country and I'm not afraid to defend its honor, if you hear that classic  loading sound and your not afraid your either very drunk or very stupid..

in either case perhaps your too stupid to see the next day.

 

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#13) On June 17, 2011 at 7:35 PM, Frankydontfailme (27.20) wrote:

Aren't Canadiens well armed?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_gun_ownership 

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#14) On June 23, 2011 at 4:30 PM, EthanF (< 20) wrote:

These sports riots are silly, really. Y'know, it's only a game — although I guess hockey is a religion in Canada.

 

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