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Old 09-07-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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Lol hey check this out maybe utsa should party in the stands...let some of that energy out.




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Old 09-07-2011, 05:21 PM
 
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Where would they put their Taco's and smuggled in alcohol?
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:22 PM
 
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So in the end the charges on the kids get dropped as they should have been. The city cops were overzealous and a bit too gung ho in this instance and the DA agreed. Maybe next time the SA stormtroopers will think twice before they proceed to bust heads at an otherwise peaceful and non-threatening sporting event. What a joke.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:20 PM
 
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So in the end the charges on the kids get dropped as they should have been. The city cops were overzealous and a bit too gung ho in this instance and the DA agreed. Maybe next time the SA stormtroopers will think twice before they proceed to bust heads at an otherwise peaceful and non-threatening sporting event. What a joke.
No, it doesnt mean any of those things at all. Charges get dropped all the time for all manner of reason.

You have no idea how it works no matter how strongly you feel about it all.
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:18 AM
 
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No, it doesnt mean any of those things at all. Charges get dropped all the time for all manner of reason.

You have no idea how it works no matter how strongly you feel about it all.
Exactly, the evidence against them was clear. What happened was they were given a break. It has nothing to do with the response by the SAPD, which would be under investigation if bresilhac's allegations had any chance of being true (which they're not). If such "stormtrooping" tactics had occurred in such a public venue (as he fantasizes), not only would the media coverage been considerably greater but I can guarantee you that the Chief McManus would have had an investigation going before it made it to our TV screens.

So despite the overinflated allegations, the SAPD did their jobs as they should have. The students were wrong to go on the field, and are lucky that they don’t have Class C misdemeanor charges on their records or are paying $500 fines for their “celebration!”
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:59 AM
 
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Exactly, the evidence against them was clear. What happened was they were given a break. It has nothing to do with the response by the SAPD, which would be under investigation if bresilhac's allegations had any chance of being true (which they're not). If such "stormtrooping" tactics had occurred in such a public venue (as he fantasizes), not only would the media coverage been considerably greater but I can guarantee you that the Chief McManus would have had an investigation going before it made it to our TV screens.

So despite the overinflated allegations, the SAPD did their jobs as they should have. The students were wrong to go on the field, and are lucky that they don’t have Class C misdemeanor charges on their records or are paying $500 fines for their “celebration!”
Yep. It was all very textbook....but like many things, most people have no clue how it all works and of course, the use of force never looks good to some people. It is a very emotional subject and thankfully, (and in no small part BECAUSE of the police) something that is kept out of a lot of people lives.

The reality of violence is it doesnt often look anything like the movies or MMA.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:55 PM
 
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Seems the more the country tries to become more liberal the more the citizens discard the notion of personal responsibility.
Injecting politics into this only makes someone look like a _____ (insert your choice of a pea-brained synonym in the blank). This has nothing to do with politics so don't even go there.

What are you going to say next...that the "liberal" spectators at the Sugarland concert were too stupid to not stand further back from the stage before it collapsed????

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Old 09-09-2011, 08:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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This account is from someone who actually was there...

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And of course, as you might expect, the student section flooded the Alamodome field in jubilation. There were several kids chased down and arrested (or at least taken away in handcuffs) but for the most part, police and dome security allowed the celebration to happen, mainly guarding the goal post from being assaulted. We stayed and watched the celebration for a good ten minutes before finally heading out.
That doesn't sound like the heavyhanded tactics that people described it.

Here's also a pic, it sure doesn't look like the cops are beating the snot out of anyone as a few described...



Heck, the one's got his arms crossed! But I see a lot of students who have gone past an obvious barrier and out onto the field!

Also from the same source as the above...

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And when the final moments of the last quarter ticked off the clock, announcer Stan Kelly advised the excited attendees not to rush the field under any circumstances. This was met by chants of "Rush the field, rush the field!"
Once again, who were the guilty parties in this case?!?

So as usual, the truth will eventually come out, and that the accusations of an overreaction by the SAPD are completely unfounded!
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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Moot point. Looks like there will be no more rushing the field after today's game. Stay classy SA!
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:30 PM
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That doesn't sound like the heavyhanded tactics that people described it.

Here's also a pic, it sure doesn't look like the cops are beating the snot out of anyone as a few described...
These are the photos that changed my mind.



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