Corrections/elabrations from the liveblogging

  • News stations are giving the police weapon list as: tasers, dogs, rubber bullets and pepper spray. No batons
  • What we thought were paintballs were pepper balls (filled with pepper gas)
  • When the first shots were fired, it was blogged that pepper spray was being dispersed. I’m not entirely convinced it was pepper spray because it was this huge plume of white mist that rose into the air and was dispensed from a canister. Sounds like tear gas to me, but I don’t know.
  • It’s been confirmed that dog bites put at least one student in the hospital
  • “the PSafe Officer I asked said that legally they are required to assist the MPD in any way they require once called. They were following the “chaos/riot” procedure according to him.”
  • Bottles (or cups of beer) were thrown at MPD cars, one when they first pulled on to the street and one right as shots were fired
  • When MPD decided to take action, they formed a loose row across Fountain with the two K9 units flanking each side. Then they walked up until they hit the mob of students, and that’s when everything went to hell
  • PSafe was filming on videocameras
  • The smoke bomb was probably set off by a student
  • The student who was asking for badge numbers wasn’t getting an answer; He was asking over and over again and the officer wouldn’t replykept saying “Middletown Police”
  • The kid who broke/kicked out the door of the cop car was the first guy who was arrested (He’s the one being sat on by like 5 cops in the pictures) Clarification: He was tackled and arrested first, and then broke the door after he was taken into the car.

14 thoughts on “Corrections/elabrations from the liveblogging

  1. Braille

    THE FUCKING SOUR PATCH GUY WAS THERE??!?!jesus fucking christ, this guy is OFFICIALLY henceforth known as officer Buzzkill McShitStain

  2. Braille

    THE FUCKING SOUR PATCH GUY WAS THERE??!?!
    jesus fucking christ, this guy is OFFICIALLY henceforth known as officer Buzzkill McShitStain

  3. Jacon

    Unfortunately there is no civilian review board (as far as I can tell). So what does “report” him mean? I’m not sure.Middletown Police Chief Lynn Baldoni(860) 344-3201Middletown Police Department, 222 Main Street, Middletown, CTlbaldoni@middletownctpolice.comGovernor M. Jodi RellExecutive Office of the GovernorState Capitol210 Capitol AvenueHartford, Connecticut 06106Governor.Rell@ct.govCongresswoman (for the 3rd District of CT) Rosa L. Delauro2262 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515Phone: 202-225-3661

  4. Jacon

    Unfortunately there is no civilian review board (as far as I can tell). So what does “report” him mean? I’m not sure.

    Middletown Police Chief Lynn Baldoni
    (860) 344-3201
    Middletown Police Department, 222 Main Street, Middletown, CT
    lbaldoni@middletownctpolice.com

    Governor M. Jodi Rell
    Executive Office of the Governor
    State Capitol
    210 Capitol Avenue
    Hartford, Connecticut 06106
    Governor.Rell@ct.gov

    Congresswoman (for the 3rd District of CT) Rosa L. Delauro
    2262 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: 202-225-3661

  5. Mad Joy

    It sounds like there have been a lot of problems with Wesleyan students and Officer Clark over the past couple of years. Has anyone formally reported him?

  6. Mad Joy

    It sounds like there have been a lot of problems with Wesleyan students and Officer Clark over the past couple of years. Has anyone formally reported him?

  7. Braille

    wait, isn’t firing a pepper ball filled with pepper gas equivalent-ish to pepper spray? I mean, they’ve got the pepper spray like hose canisters, but if the paintball guns also shoot pepper gas???where the hell do i get one of those, anyways?

  8. Braille

    wait, isn’t firing a pepper ball filled with pepper gas equivalent-ish to pepper spray? I mean, they’ve got the pepper spray like hose canisters, but if the paintball guns also shoot pepper gas???
    where the hell do i get one of those, anyways?

  9. Anonymous

    The kid who was asking Officer Clark repeatedly did get a reply: he kept saying “Middletown Police”Jackass

  10. Anonymous

    The kid who was asking Officer Clark repeatedly did get a reply: he kept saying “Middletown Police”

    Jackass

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