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Sports Riots

The Super Bowl Could Spark a Riot

Law enforcement agencies—local, state, and federal—are preparing for the possibility of mayhem in the streets of Tampa and Kansas City following the final whistle of Super Bowl LV this Sunday evening. Here are some thoughts on keeping everyone safe in the event of a sports riot.

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8 LAPD Officers Injured in Laker Championship Riot

Two members of the crowd were injured by “less lethal munitions fired by our officers” and were taken to the hospital, according to the LAPD. Eight officers were injured and received medical treatment and more than 30 buildings and establishments were damaged by the crowd, according to the LAPD.

Radio Transcripts Capture Philly Police Crowd Control Efforts Following Super Bowl Victory

“At Broad and Market they’re throwing bottles at the cops. Please send SWAT teams over there in case we need them.”

19 People Arrested at University of Minnesota Riot

A NCAA semi-final loss for the University of Minnesota hockey team prompted unrest in the streets of Dinkytown, leading to 19 Arrests

Video: SF Police Respond To World Series Celebration

Fans of the San Francisco Giants celebrated their team's World Series win in the streets Sunday evening as rioters started garbage fires, torched a city bus, and vandalized vehicles.

SF Police Respond To World Series Celebration

San Francisco Giants fans torched a city bus, set garbage fires, and taunted police following their team's World Series win Sunday.

Sports Riots: The Other IED

Sports violence has even been identified by some as a medical disorder called Intermittent Explosive Disorder—"the other IED." It may be fueled by unusually high amounts of testosterone and caused by "idiots acting like fools."

Video: Stanley Cup Rioters Torch Police Cruisers

After the Boston Bruins defeated the favored Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday evening, rioters burned vehicles including police cruisers, broke windows and looted stores.

Stanley Cup Riot in Vancouver

After the NHL's Vancouver Canucks lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, people in the city began rioting and looting. Vehicles, including two patrol cars, were set ablaze; windows were shattered; and stores were looted.

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Video: 25 Arrested in Los Angeles During Laker Championship Riots

What started as a celebration of the Lakers' NBA Championship turned ugly when some revelers in downtown Los Angeles sparked fires, vandalized cars and buildings, set off fireworks, looted stores and clashed with police.

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