Police love their drunk people... Last night was one of the last weekends at school for us at RIT. After several drinks I headed out to an apartment complex because there was to be a major gathering. When I got there there were easily 4-500 drunk people in the center of a courtyard, cops EVERYWHERE. They had formed a line and shortly after Sheriff's started showing up with truckfulls of shiny new riot gear. There was no aggression shown towards the cops at this point, yet they started to make a formation and get out their sticks, shields, and PAINTBALL guns. The whole crowd starting chanting 'USA USA', random other songs, and I think I remember a healthy "BEER! BEER! BEER!" chant but maybe I was the only one. Anyways, word has it a bottle or two were hurled and the cops went nuts, they just opened up with beanbags rounds and pepper gas paintballs. They had dogs and people were getting cracked left and right with pepper balls so mad people just dashed, running everywhere. A few real big guys rushed the cops and got beat down and arrested. Dumpsters got set on fire shortly after and we pulled mad fire alarms on the other side of campus since all the pigs were concentrated in one spot. The crowd wasn't disorderly until the cops got there, they never told the crowd to disperse over a loudspeaker or anything, they just rushed at is wanting to test out the new riot gear. It was top story on the local news, which I'm proud of coming from a school full of nerds, too bad I won't be here next year.
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