Police break up brawl at HS boys bask...

Police break up brawl at HS boys basketball tournament

There are 34 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 19, 2009, titled Police break up brawl at HS boys basketball tournament. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

For the second time in 10 days, a brawl broke out a high school boys basketball tournament game in St.

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#1 Mar 19, 2009
The legistlature needs to ban basketball, the obvious source of all this violence.
TiVo Girl

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Mar 19, 2009
The children are our future.

If that's the case, fear the future, as we're all doomed.

Damn kids. Get off my lawn!
Hmmmm

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Mar 19, 2009
Nothing like a good cat fight in the middle of a B game.
Stanley

Minnetonka, MN

#4 Mar 19, 2009
Ah, the healthy competiton of High school sports.
John H

Eden Prairie, MN

#5 Mar 19, 2009
What's going on with HS basketball? These kids think it's the NBA? You can't act like thugs until your paid by the NBA.
barney bonier

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Mar 19, 2009
monkey see monkey do
copy cats, just because there was a fight at the boys games, doesnt mean you need to copy.
Kathleen Soliah

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Mar 19, 2009
Why do the police always resort to pepper spray so fast? Whatever happened to breaking up fights by threatening arrest and pulling people apart? It looks like our cops now are so out of shape and chicken they don't want to get physically involved.
Incredible

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Mar 19, 2009
Kathleen Soliah wrote:
Why do the police always resort to pepper spray so fast? Whatever happened to breaking up fights by threatening arrest and pulling people apart? It looks like our cops now are so out of shape and chicken they don't want to get physically involved.
Or perhaps they are sick of getting slapped with 'you were too rough with me' lawsuits.
to hard

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Mar 19, 2009
Why would you want an adult to put their hands on a child? Pepper spray is more efficient anyway. Let the children suffer the consequences.
attn_required

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Mar 19, 2009
Kathleen Soliah wrote:
Why do the police always resort to pepper spray so fast? Whatever happened to breaking up fights by threatening arrest and pulling people apart? It looks like our cops now are so out of shape and chicken they don't want to get physically involved.
Your right...They should've beat the crap out of those little pricks....fighting over a boy???? WTH!!! stupid little biatches
celerystalker

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Mar 19, 2009
i've always said basketball was a violent sport
felix

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Mar 19, 2009
a central kid carring a gun to the game against whitey what a surprise
Jim from Brooklyn Park

Albertville, MN

#13 Mar 19, 2009
Kathleen Soliah wrote:
Why do the police always resort to pepper spray so fast? Whatever happened to breaking up fights by threatening arrest and pulling people apart? It looks like our cops now are so out of shape and chicken they don't want to get physically involved.
I agree. The cops should have put them in their portable pillary at center court and given them each 15 lashes with a belt. Good old public humiliation can go a long way.
TommyD

Bethel, MN

#14 Mar 19, 2009
It's Johnsons fault!!!
Sense

United States

#15 Mar 19, 2009
There will now be a three day wait before attending a basketball game. You will have to forward your papers to homeland security on a first come, first serve basis. There will be a metal detector at the entrance, pat downs, and possibly strip searches initiated at the checkpoints, and carried out by gender specific professionals. There will be the mandatory lock down commencing 8 minutes before tip off.

Welcome to the Minnesota State High School League
Nota Sheep

San Jose, CA

#16 Mar 19, 2009
Hockey gets some bad press due to its supposed "violence", yet for some reason the HS tournament goes on without this type of stuff, yet they have these issues at bassetball games.

Go figure.
IfYouCanFindThem

United States

#17 Mar 19, 2009
St. Paul's inner city's finest kids.

I'm sure they are all good kids, just ask their parents.
Billy Boy

Eugene, OR

#18 Mar 19, 2009
Rockin John wrote:
The legistlature needs to ban basketball, the obvious source of all this violence.
You stole my quote. I too was going to mention the need to ban basketball. It has gotten out of hand. Too much gang banging going on. Thug mentality. I suppose the tattoo parlors would petition the legislatue to not ban basketball. It would seriously cripple their business if basketball were to be banned.
Jim

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Mar 19, 2009
Amazing athletic competition here. Now if they could only learn to read and write. Oh yeah - they don't need to - they are now allowed to graduate even if they can't pass the class.

Dumbing down of America!
Help Please

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Mar 19, 2009
Maybe, Just maybe you could plant a bomb under the cop cars. Oh wait you've tried that.....

Wait I know, They figured it out about thirty years ago, that some people are crazy and you have to give them some space.
Kathleen Soliah wrote:
Why do the police always resort to pepper spray so fast? Whatever happened to breaking up fights by threatening arrest and pulling people apart? It looks like our cops now are so out of shape and chicken they don't want to get physically involved.

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