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Archive for Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Police respond to post-game disturbances

April 3, 2012

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Police are responding to disturbances around town after Kansas University's 59-67 loss to the University of Kentucky.

12:36 a.m.: Several fights have been reported to Douglas County emergency dispatchers, including one that involved a subject threatening to "shoot the block up" near the 1100 block of Mississippi Street. Police responded to the incident, and no other information is available at the time.

A wicker loveseat was set on fire around 12:25 a.m. in the road near 13th and Tennessee. Officers have responded and removed the chair from the road.

Dispatchers have received several reports of traffic signs being removed in the Oread neighborhood. According to dispatchers, someone ripped the wires out of the stoplight at the intersection of 14th and Kentucky Street and also removed the stop signs, leading to an uncontrolled intersection.

Medical personnel responded to two subjects who were tasered on the 900 block of New Hampshire Street.

12:49 a.m.:: A 41-year-old Lawrence woman was arrested for Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer near the 800 block of New Hampshire Street at around 11:15 p.m. She is currently being held at the Douglas County Jail.

1:00 a.m.:: A dispatcher has just informed an officer that there is still a crowd downtown.

1:07 a.m.:: Although there is plenty of activity on the Douglas County emergency scanner, Kentucky has once again stole the spotlight"#LexingtonPoliceScanner is currently trending on Twitter.

2:00 a.m.: The downtown bars have closed, and there is discussion of officers moving to the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street.

In the past hour, officers have responded to a few more fights, noise complaints and other disturbances.

Check in with LJWorld.com for more details.

The information in this story was gathered from the Douglas County emergency dispatch.

A picture posted on Twitter shows a damaged sign at the intersection of 14th and Kentucky Street after Kansas University's loss to the University of Kentucky Saturday night. Credit: @ChaseReiling1

A picture posted on Twitter shows a damaged sign at the intersection of 14th and Kentucky Street after Kansas University's loss to the University of Kentucky Saturday night. Credit: @ChaseReiling1

Comments

DillonBarnes 2 years, 8 months ago

A couple drunk idiots. Although, I did laugh when I read they were taking the Kentucky street signs.

polo66606 2 years, 8 months ago

You guys think this is bad? Please tune into the Lexington Police scanner. That includes you LJWorld.

Bob Forer 2 years, 8 months ago

What the other guys are doing is irrelevant. This behavior is childish, embarrassing and entirely unacceptable. Our team represented our city, our university and our state with pride and dignity. True Jayhawks should honor and respect the team's hard work and amazing accomplishments with appropriate behavior.

Bob Forer 2 years, 8 months ago

What the other guys are doing is irrelevant. This behavior is childish, embarrassing and entirely unacceptable. Our team represented our city, our university and our state with pride and dignity. True Jayhawks should honor and respect the team's hard work and amazing accomplishments with appropriate behavior.

Bob Forer 2 years, 8 months ago

What the other guys are doing is irrelevant. This behavior is childish, embarrassing and entirely unacceptable. Our team represented our city, our university and our state with pride and dignity. True Jayhawks should honor and respect the team's hard work and amazing accomplishments with appropriate behavior.

Bob Forer 2 years, 8 months ago

I was once one and enjoyed drinking to excess, but I never felt I needed to resort to violence or property damage to have a good time. And other than DUI, I doubt most people who drank to excess when young engaged in overt criminal acts.

There were tens of thousands of people there. If more than few had engaged in violence or property damage we would have had a full fledged riot on our hands.

Jayhawk_4_Life 2 years, 8 months ago

haha a couple drunk idiots? i was right there are there were at least 700 people gathered around that light pole waiting for someone to take the sign down (prob like 5-7 people tried with a plethora of tools). They eventually even kicked off the stop lights on the vertical pole. Even as a student, i felt embarrassed watching this happen, we shouldn't be resorting to this. Not to mention a cop drove by and it wasn't until about 40 minutes later until a different cop actually turned on his lights and the crowd dispersed.

deec 2 years, 8 months ago

Good thing they weren't holding protest signs; then they would have been beaten, gassed and arrested.

GibsonJunkie 2 years, 8 months ago

There's really no need to politicize this thread. It'll just turn into a big circlejerk.

deec 2 years, 8 months ago

Peaceful protestors are attacked; destructive sports vandals are not. The priorities of our country are horribly askew. Exercising constitutional rights of assembly and free speech are forbidden. Temper tantrums about entertainment are allowed.

dsplawrence 2 years, 8 months ago

And so people who don't care about college sports can no longer have stop signs and streets signs, just because your pathetic team lost? Get over yourselves, entitled, spoiled, narsassistic adult children.

kernal 2 years, 8 months ago

Poor petulant, self-aborbed, narcissistic (correct spelling) Grumpy. What's the matter, the neighbors keep you awake most of the night there in Lexington?

dsplawrence 2 years, 8 months ago

No, but I will have to deal with a bunch of cry baby sore loser KU frat clones here in Lawrence. Ha.

simplykristib 2 years, 8 months ago

This is NOTHING in comparison to what I am listening on the scanner feed out of Lexington, KY. Come on, KU fans, let's not stoop to Kentucky's level!

SWJayhawk13 2 years, 8 months ago

In order to stoop to their level, we'd have to start burning people's houses, have multiple shooting victims, have people in need of fire/EMS and not be able to be reached. I've been listening to the Lexington scanner since about an hour after the game, and Lawrence is making Lexington look tame. Lexington is going to be in ashes by the morning, all because they WON. It makes no sense.

GibsonJunkie 2 years, 8 months ago

"Man! That game was so good I think I'll bust a cap in it!" - A Kentucky Fan.

JackMcKee 2 years, 8 months ago

Say what you will about Kansas, but this state has some pretty level headed people. For the most part.

gsxr600 2 years, 8 months ago

To be fair to a lot of Kansas fans, I was downtown from about 12-2 and most of the people down there looked like lowlifes that had no affiliation to KU or Lawrence for that matter (ahem Topeka cough). They just wanted a reason to get drunk and act like thugs.

I was also at 14th and Kentucky before the cops showed up. Thought it was funny they were trying to take down the sign but cars couldn't get through and they were throwing glass and everything else at them as they drove by. What a pathetic group of college students. That's not how we represent Kansas.

TopJayhawk 2 years, 8 months ago

Why don't you guys ever take responsibility for your own low-lifes. You have a bunch of them. I deal with them everyday. But no, you guys are never responsible for anything. How convenient.

dsplawrence 2 years, 8 months ago

I've had worse problems being accosted by entitled, obnoxious KU students more so than any other type of person in this town.

Keith 2 years, 8 months ago

That fellow that got Tased last night after knocking down an officer, where was he from? Topeka.

kusp8 2 years, 8 months ago

I'm currently listening to the scanner for Lexington. It's just sad how little class they have. Hopefully, KU fans can stay classy tonight.

Stuart Sweeney 2 years, 8 months ago

Guess these people thought they were in Kentucky!

Eugehne Normandin 2 years, 8 months ago

who pays for the damage? is a sore loser insurance policy available ?

Tongie_soccer 2 years, 8 months ago

I remember reading a couple of days ago all the stories about what good winners KU fans were - never rushing the court, being respectful downtown, not causing trouble...guess the same can't be said about being good losers. I have lived in this area for years and this kind of news makes me sad.

dsplawrence 2 years, 8 months ago

These morons would never become upset over anything that truly mattered.

This is the sort of childish behavior that you can expect when a town places its entire identity soley on something as inconsequential as a basketball team; and a college basketball team, at that. If you're this upset because KU lost, then your life is meaningless and this will be the high point of your existence.

The reaction to KU's loss is indicative of the way the younger generation of college students have been coddled by helicopter parents who have raised them to believe that they are special little snowflakes who can have whatever they want and will never lose in life. But the slightest loss of even the most meaningless of things (in this case, a sports game) has set them off into adult temper tantrums that show how their parents have raised spoiled sociopaths who will destroy anything when the fantasy bubble that they live in, bursts.

In other countries, people are rioting over the crumbling world economy and lack of jobs, or because they live under respressive regimes that have taken away all of their rights. But in Lawrence, KS, a bunch of entitled KU morons have proven that they will not be able to accept even the most minor of setbacks once they are pushed out into the real world after they are finished making mediocre grades in college and "graduating" with a degree that will be virtually useless in a world with few jobs. Good luck facing reality someday, KU.

kernal 2 years, 8 months ago

No town is perfect and no group of people is perfect, not matter what their belief system or goals are. The things you've said can be said about anyone and about any time in history, but they are incorrect when applied to an entire group of people. We are made up of individuals with different concerns, beliefs, goals and life experiences.

Your statements insult those serious students who will be come doctors, physicists, teachers and ethical business persons. To think none of them, or the residents, care about what's going on in the rest of the world is short sighted and borders on elitism. You might want to face that reality, Grumpy.

Chelsea Kapfer 2 years, 8 months ago

wow dpslawrence, that was really mean. Calling people names is childish behavior. Isn't that exactly what you are complaining about?

Kendall Simmons 2 years, 8 months ago

And in other countries, they regularly riot over soccer games, while people in America have rioted over numerous social issues. I'm not sure why American sports riots are any worse than soccer (and cricket) riots in the rest of the world. They all suck and are all pointless.

Fitmiss 2 years, 8 months ago

This inconsequential basketball team you speak of brought thousands of dollars to our community, strangers dancing in the streets and something for folks to look forward to in a life that might not have many reasons to celebrate. Yes, it's unfortunate that some responded to the loss the way they did, but as kernal said this happens everywhere for all kinds of reasons. Just because it isn't something you celebrate doesn't mean it's wrong. If a win puts a smile on my face and a loss makes me sad it doesn't mean my life is meaningless. I hope you have something in your life that you are passionate about and that no one tries to belittle it.

artwhore 2 years, 8 months ago

somebody forgot to tell lawrence you were predicted by everyone to lose this game why would you riot over a game you weren't supposed to be in in the first place?

stay classy lawrence!

Lisa Rasor 2 years, 8 months ago

Hey, artwhore, Since we were in the championship game, that means we were supposed to be there. Any other stupid questions?

Turn your attention to Lexington, where it sounds like your riots put ours to shame.

Stay classy, Kentucky!

Bob Forer 2 years, 8 months ago

With such logic you can rationalize anything. Somebody stole from you? What do you expect. He's a thief. You wife got killed by a drunk driver? Too bad. that's life. Drunks have cars. Your grandmother got raped. Deal with it. That's what a rapists does.

Well I guess I shouldn't complaint. Your post is absurd. But what else should I expect from an idiot?

shotgun 2 years, 8 months ago

Lets rename Kentucky street! Once again, in the words of Sir Charles..... Lose like a man!

1029 2 years, 8 months ago

As outlandish as it may sound, it really seemed like police were trying to get people to cause trouble last night. It was a Monday night. KU lost. Fans weren't flocking downtown like they did after the game on Saturday. Let people wander on Mass Street for a few minutes and celebrate a great season. Instead, the police acted arrogant and overly aggressive. They took drinks from people immediately, broke up small conversations on the sidewalk (since when is it illegal to pause on a sidewalk and talk to others?), tried to stare people down through bar windows, etc. It made absolutely no sense at all. I thought about just staying downtown to record video, because it really looked like some of these cops were itching to beat someone down just for fun.

On Saturday, law enforcement did an outstanding job, and I think that was a major reason why the celebration was generally peaceful. On Monday, it was an entirely different story.

rousseau108 2 years, 8 months ago

I call BS on that. I was down there both nights and both nights the cops did a great job. They were giving people a lot of slack and not focusing on the minor things.

friesfan1 2 years, 8 months ago

There were a few that were reckless, but not as much as I have heard about other locations where cars were turned over or much vandalism. For the most part, I think the KU fans are the least destructive.

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