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Ahh....community spirit.
October 16, 2000 6:03 PM   Subscribe

Ahh....community spirit. "Some people on the street, noticing the brewing trouble pulled over and got out of their cars to participate in the ruckus", said Sam Cook, 25, of Oakland.
posted by th3ph17 (7 comments total)

 
sigh.....
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 7:28 PM on October 16, 2000


Well, it sure beats watching baseball.
posted by Brilliantcrank at 7:38 PM on October 16, 2000


Damn. I knew there was a reason I love living in Berkeley...
posted by parvati at 8:02 PM on October 16, 2000


Damn it. I lived in Berkeley for two years, and there wasn't a single riot, but as soon as I move to the East Coast...
posted by snarkout at 6:50 AM on October 17, 2000


So, uh, sports victory = excuse for looting? Where's the link to the similar antics following the Lakers win at the NBA finals? Or the UK football (U.S. soccer) matches?

I'm increasingly of the mind the post-apocalyptic images conjured up in the likes of Blade Runner an others are actually our own post-modernist wet dream reality... All of which is to say, in such a jaded world, we take this kind of stuff for granted.

Or should we?
posted by josholalia at 2:40 PM on October 17, 2000


God, I f'ing hate this world!
posted by humboldt32 at 1:35 AM on October 18, 2000


There was no sports victory. It was just a riot for the sake of rioting. And that's the best kind of riot! (Although if the end of the World Series results in New York burning to the ground, I guess that's pretty good too. Stinking Yankees.)
posted by snarkout at 7:24 AM on October 18, 2000


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