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    Exclamation Riots have broke out in Upper Manhattan

    Companies are responding to numerous rubbish, auto fires in Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood & the South Bronx.

    Numerous shots fired in area. NYPD is reporting riots have broke out.

    Ladder Co. 45 was pellted by bottles thrown from civilians at one box.

    Many companies are letting the fires burn as there are large groups of rowdy people keeping them from the area.

    Companies are traveling fire to fire extinguishing what they can.

    Now a box in Little Italy reporting rubbish extending to scafolding on a building.

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    Screw it. Rioters want to hit our brothers?

    Run the bastards over. Hit em with a line. They'll think so (well maybe the wont think..) when they need help and there is none available.

    EDIT: Okay, so maybe they can't run them over, but I see no reason why NYPD can't use a 2.5" smoothbore to send rioting people back a bit.
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    What was the cause of the Riots?
    anybody know.

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    Originally posted by 42VTExplorer
    Screw it. Rioters want to hit our brothers?

    Run the bastards over. Hit em with a line.
    I'd rather just let them burn their own crap down. Let them kill themselves economically by burning down the local shops.

    I'd be ****ed if someone threw a bottle at my rig!

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    Originally posted by RspctFrmCalgary
    Friends in NY, stay safe tonight!!!
    Ditto Here!

    But that's another strange one to me. Here in Canada, we only riot when we WIN something.
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    Very strange, this recall the events of years '70.
    There have to be a reason somewhere, for the riots.
    Of course, not one is possible against firefighters.
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    Originally posted by gfpdwh
    What was the cause of the Riots?
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    ummm, if I had to take a guess (and I'm just grasping at thin air here), I would say it was because the new york yankess lost to the boston red sox in game 7 of the ALCS
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    Originally posted by draco9
    Very strange, this recall the events of years '70.
    There have to be a reason somewhere, for the riots.
    Of course, not one is possible against firefighters.
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    For those international members that don't know, the riots were a result of the New York Yankees losing Game 7 to the Boston Red Sox, advancing the Sox to the World Series.
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    DRParasite, the sarcasm is not called for in this case ... if you took the time to read the posts carefully and then engaged your brain by glancing at the location and realizing they are International members who may not know OR care about the Major League Baseball playoffs in the U. S. of A. maybe you wouldn't make such an asinine remark
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    I haven't heard anything about this on the News. Are Yankee fans that Sore about the team losing to the Red Sox?
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    LOL....dont you people have anything else to do besides b*tch about our b*tching?

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    WT - please rename DennisTheMenace to DennisTheStupid

    Uncalled for remark, let stay focused here!

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    Originally posted by sbfdco1
    WT - please rename DennisTheMenace to DennisTheStupid

    Uncalled for remark, let stay focused here!

    FFFRED, keep us posted and stay safe.
    Lets see burn your city down because your BASBALL team lost, then attack your city's protectors. The remark I feel was totally appropriate for the issue at hand.

    But then again the Sox fans were just as dumb to be burning their own cars and traching their own city in celebration. At least the damn Yankee fans had something to be ****ed about.

    Things seem to be fine now anyhow. Didn't hear of any firefighters or EMS actually getting seriously hurt in the stupid celebrations.
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    So where is all this multi million dollar super duper homeland security equipment and what is doing for ya?

    I postualte this question.....if the NYPD allows a riot over a baseball game to continue and has trouble containing it a part of the city, how could you contain another 9/11 or keep order in a BIO/CHEM attack when the whole city is going bannas and everyone thinks there going to die anyway?

    Im going to get the high horses ****ed off but its a honest question.
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    Originally posted by gfpdwh
    What was the cause of the Riots?
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    DUH! Probably becaused the BOSTON RED SOCKS beat the NY Yankees for the American League Title.



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    Originally posted by DennisTheMenace
    Lets see burn your city down because your BASBALL team lost, then attack your city's protectors. The remark I feel was totally appropriate for the issue at hand.

    But then again the Sox fans were just as dumb to be burning their own cars and traching their own city in celebration. At least the damn Yankee fans had something to be ****ed about.

    Things seem to be fine now anyhow. Didn't hear of any firefighters or EMS actually getting seriously hurt in the stupid celebrations.



    Lets get this right. The Watts section of LA was burnt down because of some young men got arrested! A lot of the Bronx was burnt because of the slumlords didn't keep up the property. A lot of fires are set in Detroit for devils night around Halloween. SO, Why shouldn't the fans of the yankess not react any different? It is their way to express their unhappiness with the Yankees.



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    Wow, stay safe guys.

    That is just unreal.

    I was just in Manhattan/little Italy just 2.5 weeks ago.

    Sounds wierd, but I REALY wish I would have been there for the riots, you just dont see that stuff around where I am from.

    Sort of like when I go to California I hope for an earthquake, just to see what ones like.

    Sorry about the destruction, what a bunch of jerks, over a stupid game.

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    Exclamation for Samson

    As someone with over 30 years experience in training for and dealing with civil disturbances (the correct term here as riots are in prisons), the last thing you should do is try to go to one. The more people, the more problem.

    It is bad enough that emergency workers have to be exposed. Don't add to the problem.

    My heart goes out to the FDNY who has to work in these conditions. Pray for a good heavy and cold rain. It's the best tool there is to shut down these things.

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    Originally posted by CaptOldTimer
    It is their way to express their unhappiness with the Yankees.
    Oh I hope that's the mark of sarcasm there.

    I say if they want to act like animals, treat them like animals. Bean bag rounds have an amazing way of quelling the idiotic masses. As does tear gas, mace, pepperspray, and tazering.

    I watched the L.A. riots from the Rodney King deal go down, those people deserved a drink from the firehose too. Free speech or not, nobody has the right to hurt other people or their property like that.

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