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recycledhumans
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Post #1
Monday April 15, 2013 9:05pm

Joined Nov 2012
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So, following the FCD-Galaxy match on Saturday, and seeing George John pelted with an aluminum beer can, I've been pondering the following question:

Is this an offense worth banning a fan for life? Does the first offense warrant a warning before a lifetime ban? Would the club/event staff be liable for punishment at the hands of the MLS board and/or the USSF?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5MWiRnAi2I

admsghs27
Post #2
Monday April 15, 2013 9:10pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
He got arrested.. It was the guy with the green shirt.. They probably will make arrangements for him to meet with George john personally.. Apologize or something..

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #3
Monday April 15, 2013 9:16pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
The NBCSports broadcast team did a great job on identifying the guy immediately after the game ended, showed the clip from a different perspective and actually showed the guy throwing the bottle...

Personally, I think this is more of a case for not selling aluminum bottles than anything else...but I wouldn't be opposed to some sort of screen or backdrop that would both keep fast moving balls from flying into the crowd and thrown items from getting onto the field.

When he was arrested, what was the charge? I would imagine either disturbing the peace (if they're being kind) or simple assault if they're wanting to stick it to him.

blaise213
Post #4
Monday April 15, 2013 9:24pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,939
Im pretty sure I saw tattoos on his arm. Thats a dead give away.

MLS security at stadiums are a joke. Even the gold cup was a disgrace.

At san jose, it's a bunch of old and little people that are security. I dont drink alcohol at these events but I have been able to get my glass soda bottles (they taste better) into the stadiums easily because Im not paying $5 for an RC cola.

Probably after this incident, Ill just bring in the plastic ones

(I am beyond furious about the recent boston marathon incident)

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #5
Monday April 15, 2013 9:35pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
What incident are you referring to? The only situation I'm aware of is the explosions that happened just a couple of hours ago...

blaise213
Post #6
Monday April 15, 2013 9:39pm

Joined Sep 2012
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Yeah that one

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #7
Monday April 15, 2013 10:00pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
So far, I'm hearing 2 dead and 23 injured, with one report of "people with their legs blown off" from a witness near the scene.

With 27,000 particpants and an untold number of spectators, you'd think that security would have been a little more tight.

nick
Boston, MA
Post #8
Monday April 15, 2013 10:17pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 118
I'm from Boston but I wasn't there as I am in London (guy my sister knows was right down the street). Something to understand is that there is 26 miles of road to be covered and this is right next to businesses and homes. It's nearly impossible to keep all that covered especially with such a long event where nearly everyone has bags filled with snack, drinks, you know basic things for the day. Don't think BPD can take any blame for this.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #9
Monday April 15, 2013 10:52pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
While I do completely understand that 26.whatever miles in a marathon would be difficult to provide security for, but c'mon, we're not talking about the whole length of the course, we're talking about the area immediately around the finish line, which has historically held the most spectators. Wouldn't it make sense to concentrate the brunt of the security force there?

I can understand not wanting to metal detect/wand everyone that comes through the turnstiles, but if you're carrying anything you should be searched...backpacks, fanny packs (do people still use those?), purses, etc.

nick
Boston, MA
Post #10
Monday April 15, 2013 11:19pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 118
I see what your saying but this isn't a stadium or a place with specific entrances. This is a public area. People who have nothing to do with the marathon are constantly walking by if they're in town on business or perhaps they chose the wrong day to visit Boston. There are some hotels in the area too. Everyone probably had a bag and people were probably waking to and from the hotels with bags. They can't just pull business men off the road and search bags. Besides the law says you cannot search a person with cause. You can search people at stadiums because when you buy a ticket you waive your right to refuse searches. When your walking down a public street the police cannot demand to search your bags and this was on a public street.


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