Monday, September 12, 2011

Vancouver Hockey Riot

It was pre-meditated.
I have been reading opinion after opinion about why the Vancouver hockey riot happened, who is to blame, and how to prevent such an event from recurring.
Did it ever occur to anyone else that the riot was premeditated? I ask the obvious question because who of us has a sporting event checklist that reads like this:
  • Tickets
  • Money
  • Blackberry
  • Hoodie
  • Molotov cocktails
Wait…Molotov cocktails??? Is anyone else detecting a disconnect?
Click to read what Wikipedia says about a Molotov cocktail.
How do sports buffs smuggle Molotov cocktails out of the house all the way downtown without being detected? Down their baggy pants? In the girlfriends’ carry-all?
If “ordinary” people carry Molotov cocktails and are “on the ready” to get violent at any moment — and the police are not authorized to make arrests — something is seriously amiss with our legal system.
For some strange reason I am reminded of a “Cops” show I saw once where the police were in hot pursuit of a fleeing saggy-bottomed suspect. His pants slipped off his hips, all the way down, around his ankles. His baggy pants helped him get busted.
It didn’t happen in Vancouver, needless to say.
I still laugh about the baggy pants falling down, but I’m not laughing about the Vancouver hockey riots.

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  1. Rioters don't need pants anyway. - Fred

  2. I don't get it! If someone threw a molotov cocktail at me and I had a gun! they would be dead before the cocktail made it to me. I don't care if the person was someones 15 year old son or not.If those people cared about their future delinquents they wouldn't be there and involved in the first place.