Fountain Avenue Video Footage

Priya Ghosh ’09 sends in footage from Thursday night. You can see the pepper-gas-ball gun in action at 1:52-2:10ish, firing in a semicircle. Also, the K9 Units are visible though their actions are somewhat obscured by the lighting. This all took place approx 35 minutes after the arrival of cruisers, and some time after the initial volley of teargas and pepper-gas-ball things.

Everyone keep in mind that there are still A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT WENT ON.

58 thoughts on “Fountain Avenue Video Footage

  1. Anonymous

    to 12:25- there was no where else to move the party. this congregation in the street was because psafe had already broken up a large party in a backyard, as well as every single other party on the street.

  2. Anonymous

    to 12:25- there was no where else to move the party. this congregation in the street was because psafe had already broken up a large party in a backyard, as well as every single other party on the street.

  3. Anonymous

    “Also, did anyone at this “party” actually expect the cops to be like “OK, well the kids win.”The kids did win. Police left without dispersing the party.

  4. Anonymous

    “Also, did anyone at this “party” actually expect the cops to be like “OK, well the kids win.”

    The kids did win. Police left without dispersing the party.

  5. Anonymous

    Haha are you serious? “May technically have ‘jurisdiction'” and “technically government property?” You sound as if the cops were merely twisting the law to punish some unruly students. The kids were in the road, P-Safe called the cops, the kids were being jerks so the cops made them leave. I would have some sympathy if beer bottles were not thrown, however, they were. Also, did anyone at this “party” actually expect the cops to be like “OK, well the kids win. Let’s go home!” Why didn’t everyone just move the party somewhere else? It’s not like this is the first time that cops have been to Fountain/Pine/Warren.

  6. Anonymous

    Haha are you serious? “May technically have ‘jurisdiction'” and “technically government property?” You sound as if the cops were merely twisting the law to punish some unruly students. The kids were in the road, P-Safe called the cops, the kids were being jerks so the cops made them leave. I would have some sympathy if beer bottles were not thrown, however, they were. Also, did anyone at this “party” actually expect the cops to be like “OK, well the kids win. Let’s go home!” Why didn’t everyone just move the party somewhere else? It’s not like this is the first time that cops have been to Fountain/Pine/Warren.

  7. Anonymous

    yes the cops may technically have ‘jurisdiction’ or whatnot to do whatever they want on fountain because the street is technically government property. but clearly it is not ACCEPTABLE that they can show up and do what they did at any time to any one. so please let us drop this fountain is wes-owned / fountain is not wes-owned debate which doesnt even address the problem.

  8. Anonymous

    yes the cops may technically have ‘jurisdiction’ or whatnot to do whatever they want on fountain because the street is technically government property. but clearly it is not ACCEPTABLE that they can show up and do what they did at any time to any one. so please let us drop this fountain is wes-owned / fountain is not wes-owned debate which doesnt even address the problem.

  9. Anonymous

    To the 12:02 ranter: this video is very misleading. I agree, in the video students are acting totally out of line. However, this video begins only AFTER students had been opened fire upon (students who were walking AWAY, and people picking their friends up off the street). After people ran away and were tasered, pepper sprayed, mauled etc, then they came back after firing stopped to find out why that just happened. This entire video was a post-assault reaction, NOT the temperament of the students the entire rest of the night.

  10. Anonymous

    To the 12:02 ranter: this video is very misleading. I agree, in the video students are acting totally out of line. However, this video begins only AFTER students had been opened fire upon (students who were walking AWAY, and people picking their friends up off the street). After people ran away and were tasered, pepper sprayed, mauled etc, then they came back after firing stopped to find out why that just happened. This entire video was a post-assault reaction, NOT the temperament of the students the entire rest of the night.

  11. Anonymous

    Police in NYC, LA, and London also don’t show up to break up non-destructive parties.

  12. Anonymous

    Police in NYC, LA, and London also don’t show up to break up non-destructive parties.

  13. Anonymous

    How stupid are these students who are being repeatedly told “Get out of here now!” by police and challenging the cops? I mean what planet are these kids from? Tell me what city ANYWHERE that this is allowed? I’ve lived in NYC, LA and London and cops in all 3 places would’ve arrested a lot more than 5 people for this kid of nonsense after being told to disperse.

  14. Anonymous

    How stupid are these students who are being repeatedly told “Get out of here now!” by police and challenging the cops? I mean what planet are these kids from? Tell me what city ANYWHERE that this is allowed? I’ve lived in NYC, LA and London and cops in all 3 places would’ve arrested a lot more than 5 people for this kid of nonsense after being told to disperse.

  15. Anonymous

    I was referring that probable cause in itself is a fact of law that is in the Constitution; not a concept. You’re arguing the merit of a particular instance of probable cause.

  16. Anonymous

    I was referring that probable cause in itself is a fact of law that is in the Constitution; not a concept. You’re arguing the merit of a particular instance of probable cause.

  17. Anonymous

    no, it’s a concept. an instance of probable cause, like “you smell like booze,” for example, would be a fact.

  18. Anonymous

    no, it’s a concept. an instance of probable cause, like “you smell like booze,” for example, would be a fact.

  19. Peter

    Moreover, the cops had every right to be there because of the sneaky concept known as probable cause

  20. Peter

    Moreover, the cops had every right to be there because of the sneaky concept known as probable cause

  21. Anonymous

    @8:54… Yes, there were many, many people crying in the street during it. Some of it angry, most of them just sad.

  22. Anonymous

    @8:54… Yes, there were many, many people crying in the street during it. Some of it angry, most of them just sad.

  23. Anonymous

    the street is public property but the houses and yards aren’t.. that’s why there’s the issue with the students in the street.also, is that a girl crying i hear in the background?

  24. Anonymous

    the street is public property but the houses and yards aren’t.. that’s why there’s the issue with the students in the street.

    also, is that a girl crying i hear in the background?

  25. Anonymous

    Some posters are alluding to the fact that Fountain Avenue is Wesleyan property. It is in fact not. It is a public street.

  26. Anonymous

    Some posters are alluding to the fact that Fountain Avenue is Wesleyan property. It is in fact not. It is a public street.

  27. Anonymous

    anon 6:26yes, because it is quite unflattering to get angry at being violently attacked for being a innocent bystander.

  28. Anonymous

    anon 6:26

    yes, because it is quite unflattering to get angry at being violently attacked for being a innocent bystander.

  29. Anonymous

    I hope all the footage that eventually turns up doesn’t show such an unflattering view of the students as does this video…

  30. Anonymous

    I hope all the footage that eventually turns up doesn’t show such an unflattering view of the students as does this video…

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