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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Vancouver Riots
Stanley Cup Final

We tag animals, to monitor and track them in the wild. We’re then able to gain insight into their habits, or take action if they seem to have lost their way.

I think this may be the direction for large public gatherings after the devastation by “fans” that rioted in Vancouver last night, after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup to Boston.

Watching the scene unfold live after the game and as it escalated through until I went to bed, it’s clear that a small percentage of knuckleheads (I’m being charitable with that description) were Hell-bent on creating utter mayhem, regardless of which team won the game.

For me, the most compelling footage so far is of a more mature individual trying to stop some thugs, who then gets pulled in by the crowd, beaten, thrown to the ground and kicked into critical condition. There is no punishment severe enough for nitwits that seem to feel they are justified in these sorts of actions.

Fence off these outdoor areas. Require wristbands, and photo ID before revelers are allowed to enter, which can then be used to match the photos taken after this sort of horrific behaviour. From there, the authorities can proceed directly to the homes of these criminals, and charge them to the fullest extent of the law.

It’s not just post-game fun. It’s theft, destruction of personal and public property, and in some cases - attempted murder.

Chow for now.


Mrs That Dan Guy said...

Roger that Mister. Shameful behaviour and in a city that so gracefully executed the Olympics! After so many recommendations made after the 1996 riots in Vancouver, how could this have happened though? It is time for accountability for certain. Remember Mister, this is the year of a reckoning.

ThatDanGuy said...

Reckoning indeed!