News Coverage Update and Round-up

Local news channels WTNH (Channel 8) and WFSB (Channel 3) had television reports at noon today.

WTNH at Noon

NBC30 Brief

Links to the rest of the coverage:
WTNH at 5am and 5:30am
NBC30 at 6am

Fox 61 Morning News
The Hartford Courant: Unruly Gathering at Wesleyan University Results in Five Arrests
The Hartford Courant: Students, Police Describe Incident at Wesleyan
WTNH Web Coverage (thanks Shoutbox)
NBC30 Web Coverage
WFSB Web Coverage
Ed McKeon at Caterwauled blogged about it here and here.
The Prereq blogged about it here.
Our good old friends who love Wesleyan oh-so-much at Gawker blogged about it here.
The story has been Digged here – feel free to Digg it some more if you think the story should have more exposure.
Middletown Police News – a blog that chronicles issues related to M-Town police – blogs about it.
SomethingAwful discussion

24 thoughts on “News Coverage Update and Round-up

  1. Anonymous

    not official Wesleyan quiet hours. “quiet hours” as in respecting the fact that this began with someone supposedly calling in with a noise complaint. it was late on Thursday night. people – even students – have work the next morning. partiers should have respected that. a preemptive response to criticism: I’m not “taking sides” with the police, though. it shouldn’t be a starkly “they/we’re wrong, they/we’re right” issue. the middletown police was so incredibly foolish and wrong to do what it did in response. they hurt students. and, practically speaking, they created a horrific spectacle that had the opposite effect of dispersal. come on!

  2. Anonymous

    not official Wesleyan quiet hours. “quiet hours” as in respecting the fact that this began with someone supposedly calling in with a noise complaint. it was late on Thursday night. people – even students – have work the next morning. partiers should have respected that.

    a preemptive response to criticism: I’m not “taking sides” with the police, though. it shouldn’t be a starkly “they/we’re wrong, they/we’re right” issue. the middletown police was so incredibly foolish and wrong to do what it did in response. they hurt students. and, practically speaking, they created a horrific spectacle that had the opposite effect of dispersal. come on!

  3. '07 alumnus

    If the police in Manchester can handle a riot without dogs, then the MPD can handle a group of students without the near immediate use of dogs, tasers, and rubber bullets. Since when did these become the first resort? Obviously, I wasn’t there this time, but I was there last year and I felt that degree of violence used against unarmed students was inappropriate. Dialog between the university and the MPD definitely needed, guys. It almost seems like this is becoming habitual and each incidence merely reinforces town-gown divides and police perception that Wes students are nothing but rowdy hoodlums that need to be taught a lesson.

  4. '07 alumnus

    If the police in Manchester can handle a riot without dogs, then the MPD can handle a group of students without the near immediate use of dogs, tasers, and rubber bullets. Since when did these become the first resort? Obviously, I wasn’t there this time, but I was there last year and I felt that degree of violence used against unarmed students was inappropriate. Dialog between the university and the MPD definitely needed, guys. It almost seems like this is becoming habitual and each incidence merely reinforces town-gown divides and police perception that Wes students are nothing but rowdy hoodlums that need to be taught a lesson.

  5. '07 alumnus

    If the police in Manchester can handle a riot without dogs, then the MPD can handle a group of students without the near immediate use of dogs, tasers, and rubber bullets. Since when did these become the first resort? Obviously, I wasn’t there this time, but I was there last year and I felt that degree of violence used against unarmed students was inappropriate. Dialog between the university and the MPD definitely needed, guys. It almost seems like this is becoming habitual and each incidence merely reinforces town-gown divides and police perception that Wes students are nothing but rowdy hoodlums that need to be taught a lesson.

  6. '07 alumnus

    If the police in Manchester can handle a riot without dogs, then the MPD can handle a group of students without the near immediate use of dogs, tasers, and rubber bullets. Since when did these become the first resort? Obviously, I wasn’t there this time, but I was there last year and I felt that degree of violence used against unarmed students was inappropriate. Dialog between the university and the MPD definitely needed, guys. It almost seems like this is becoming habitual and each incidence merely reinforces town-gown divides and police perception that Wes students are nothing but rowdy hoodlums that need to be taught a lesson.

  7. Anonymous

    i mean, i get the whole “wesleyan is the annoying liberal arts school” thing. ha-ha, it is all very clever and fun for people to make fun of wesleyan in that way. but come on, they really never give us any credit. the attitude with which that article was written and the comments on it are so condescending, uninformed and presumptive it makes me want to vomit.

  8. Anonymous

    i mean, i get the whole “wesleyan is the annoying liberal arts school” thing. ha-ha, it is all very clever and fun for people to make fun of wesleyan in that way. but come on, they really never give us any credit. the attitude with which that article was written and the comments on it are so condescending, uninformed and presumptive it makes me want to vomit.

  9. Anonymous

    I’m not sure all of the actions last night were a reason to be proud of Wesleyan. We should be proud of people angry at the police’s undoubtedly harsh reaction and we should condemn those police actions, but getting so incredibly indignant about the right to make noise on a Thursday night (there ARE Middletown residents on neighboring streets) to the point where things are thrown at the police is kind of embarrassing. the Middletown police should not have been called! people should not have been tazed or bitten by dogs! people should have been a little more respectful of quiet hours!

  10. Anonymous

    I’m not sure all of the actions last night were a reason to be proud of Wesleyan. We should be proud of people angry at the police’s undoubtedly harsh reaction and we should condemn those police actions, but getting so incredibly indignant about the right to make noise on a Thursday night (there ARE Middletown residents on neighboring streets) to the point where things are thrown at the police is kind of embarrassing. the Middletown police should not have been called! people should not have been tazed or bitten by dogs! people should have been a little more respectful of quiet hours!

  11. Mom

    My daughter has emailed me all info saying “she is OK”. I haven’t spoken to her yet, but I know she is angry right now.Guys, obviously, police and you were in a different mood status that night.Police was, is, and always will be in a “governing” mood: “We’ve got the power!”You were partying in a childish mood. Any joy comes out from a childish site of ourselves. These two moods don’t match, do they?The only point to meet at the same level for both sites is an adult conversation, which requires patience and a deep breathing along with other life skills.(Here I am skipping the topic that policemen are actually more adults than you are in your age).Now it is time for you, our children, to become adults. We, parents, are filled with hope that you will. Good luck! Mom.P.S. Always keep your childish site with you in life, no matter what!

  12. Mom

    My daughter has emailed me all info saying “she is OK”. I haven’t spoken to her yet, but I know she is angry right now.
    Guys, obviously, police and you were in a different mood status that night.Police was, is, and always will be in a “governing” mood: “We’ve got the power!”
    You were partying in a childish mood. Any joy comes out from a childish site of ourselves. These two moods don’t match, do they?
    The only point to meet at the same level for both sites is an adult conversation, which requires patience and a deep breathing along with other life skills.
    (Here I am skipping the topic that policemen are actually more adults than you are in your age).
    Now it is time for you, our children, to become adults. We, parents, are filled with hope that you will. Good luck! Mom.
    P.S. Always keep your childish site with you in life, no matter what!

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