U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-18-2010, 01:01 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
38,803 posts, read 19,589,588 times
Reputation: 35847

Advertisements

I'm no sports fan but was looking through the LA Times and noticed several stories about the rioting after the Lakers' Victory. Why on earth must rioting follow sports victories? What's up with these savages?

Lakers fans set fire to vehicle in downtown L.A. | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

Lakers fans smash windows, throw rocks, run onto freeway; police try to maintain order | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-18-2010, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
26,500 posts, read 24,245,966 times
Reputation: 7681
I think there's a thug culture in L.A. that's very difficult to eliminate. It's an outgrowth of an underclass that perpetuates itself year after year.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-18-2010, 02:15 AM
 
Location: NoHo (North Hollywood)
448 posts, read 1,341,562 times
Reputation: 262
Like you said, they are savages who are ignorant and uneducated. It's truly sad how some men become primitive human beings when it comes to sports as if they're in the stone age.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-18-2010, 02:28 AM
 
452 posts, read 1,208,286 times
Reputation: 406
Unfortunately this tends to be a national trend. L.A. isn't unique in having riots following sporting victories (doesn't make it right, just saying people are dumb everywhere). We just have had a lot of championships recently, so it seems more frequent. Other major cities all struggle with a small group of people that just go too crazy after a victory. Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Oakland, San Francisco, Detroit, and more are some other cities that suffer post-victory riots.

Pittsburgh riots following Steeler's Super Bowl Victory in 2009


Boston has had massive riots following Red Sox, Patriot, and Celtic victories
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-18-2010, 02:51 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
12,381 posts, read 22,655,217 times
Reputation: 4504
We had a Riot the other day in NYC , at free concert that got canceled......the people who seem to ruin things are the thugs and low lifes....for the off topic record Hanson and Drake fans do not mix.... Its a shame they didn't fire Tear gas form the Helicopters in either case , would have been fun to see........After any game victory as big as this , you will expect to see some rioting... I thought the LAPD was prepared for this?


YouTube - riot and FIGHT At DRAKE CONCERT south street sea port


YouTube - Drake 92.3 Free Concert Riot (6/15/2010)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-18-2010, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Southern California
15,088 posts, read 16,956,110 times
Reputation: 10278
Alcohol.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-18-2010, 06:22 AM
 
43 posts, read 78,265 times
Reputation: 53
And the US media still seem to think that hooliganism is only a British thing...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-18-2010, 09:22 AM
 
5,007 posts, read 7,671,104 times
Reputation: 5687
It's sad when a person is enthusiastic about the Lakers winning (something positive happening in California for once) and someone else brings up the rioting - as if everyone does it. It casts a pall over the whole event.

I wonder if one day they'll stop selling alcohol at sporting events. But that won't stop the hooligans in the surrounding neighborhoods from drinking outside of the venue.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-18-2010, 09:41 AM
 
43 posts, read 78,265 times
Reputation: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by cricket_factor View Post
It's sad when a person is enthusiastic about the Lakers winning (something positive happening in California for once) and someone else brings up the rioting - as if everyone does it. It casts a pall over the whole event.

I wonder if one day they'll stop selling alcohol at sporting events. But that won't stop the hooligans in the surrounding neighborhoods from drinking outside of the venue.
It seems you are experiencing what has been happening in Europe for years. Banning alcohol doesn't stop the problem, in the UK its illegal to handle alcohol whilst in view of the pitch but all this does is means people gather in the bars around, and cause trouble there instead of inside the stadium.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-18-2010, 10:46 AM
 
44,666 posts, read 43,186,116 times
Reputation: 14418
Quote:
Originally Posted by coo77 View Post
Unfortunately this tends to be a national trend. L.A. isn't unique in having riots following sporting victories (doesn't make it right, just saying people are dumb everywhere). We just have had a lot of championships recently, so it seems more frequent. Other major cities all struggle with a small group of people that just go too crazy after a victory. Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Oakland, San Francisco, Detroit, and more are some other cities that suffer post-victory riots.

Pittsburgh riots following Steeler's Super Bowl Victory in 2009


Boston has had massive riots following Red Sox, Patriot, and Celtic victories
This isn't just a national thing. This happens all over the world.

News Directory: A total of 40 people Injury Soccer Riots in Sarajevo
Report: Soccer Fans in Turkey Riot, Set Stadium on Fire - Soccer - NESN.com
One dead, 14 injured in soccer riot | The Australian
A soccer riot in Brussels left 38 dead and 437 injured - 06.10.85 - SI Vault
The 20 Worst Soccer Hooligan Riots Of All Time | Jotter of a Rotter
CBC News - Montreal - Police cars burned, stores looted in Montreal hockey riot

And the USA isn't the only nation to have basketball riots. Serbia has them too. Serbian Basketball Riot - Video
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top