Let me preface this by saying that I don’t advocate police brutality in any way shape or form. But in saying that, I’m a great subscriber in the phrase “if you swim with the sharks, you may be bitten.”
The same can be true for the idiot Maryland College Students who got ruffed up by police the night they rampaged College Park. Ok ok they beat Duke. I get it. But I am sick and tired of the local TV stations showing the video over and over of someone getting beat up by police. Of course the poor slob wasn’t doing anything to cause his demise. Right? He was just standing there minding his own business and a group of mounted police just came over to him and started to beat him up. Give me a break!
Once again, I don’t endorse the brutality. But I would like to hear the other side of the story. I would like to see what this kid did do to deserve it. My point is simple. If you don’t put yourself in this position, you’ll be fine. What did he do? I celebrated the Orioles’ 1983 World Series through the streets of Baltimore on October 16th of that year. I didn’t turn over cars, nor did I start bon fires neither. Funny thing, no cops beat me up that night.
There should be a strict policy at Maryland. As soon as a student is admitted they should be forced to sign a waver stating that if they are arrested for rioting during a celebration, they are automatically expelled from Maryland for life. This will make these hooligans think twice about burning down College Park every time they win a big game.
As for that jackass that ran out onto the field in Philadelphia the other night, you deserved every bit of voltage that went through your stupid body. With the state of the world today, nobody knows what’s in store when some moron runs onto the field. In light of what happened Saturday night in New York, the Philly fan is lucky he wasn’t shot.
Come on fans, be start! You can celebrate and have fun without being jerks about it. The January 28, 2001 Raven Superbowl celebration in Baltimore was testament of how fans can celebrate. Yet the Raven faithful did it with very little incident.