Thursday, September 18, 2014

Blarney Blowout Report: Finally!

Townhouse Apartments, Blarney Blowout March 2013 (6 arrests that year)

So I could have guessed that Umass would use a Friday -- the day when mainstream media takes a siesta -- to release the long awaited $160,000 Ed Davis report, analyzing the largest disturbance in recent town history, aka the March 8 Blarney Blowout.

 Town center March 8, 2014 10:00 AM

Amherst police arrested 55 "college aged youth while UMass PD arrested only three.

But I still think tomorrow's press conference will get respectable media exposure -- as well it should.


Anonymous said...

$2909.09090909090909 (sort of funny decimal) per arrest to pay a guy to tell everyone what we already know. Nice living if you can get it.

Dr. Ed said...

well, the title kinda tells what they took out of it...

Marquis Hunt said...

Still a proponent to bring back some party scene. Stragglers have done so much damage the past few years. Amherst College has no problem supplying resources for on-campus partying.

Umass is a much different beast. But a coordinated effort to hold small parties and have tenants preempt police assistance might go a long way than the current by-laws. I could be wrong, but the current situation won't lead to anything better.

Beware the ides of Homecoming. Hopefully all of us in town can coordinate valuable information to the Umass/party community as a whole to prevent anything drastic this time around.

Anonymous said...

A whole lot of finger pointing.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who expected the report to seriously reprimand UMass or to vindicate the Amherst Police's response does not understand the political stakes involved.

It's Kum-Bai-Ya and the arranging of deck chairs all the way down, so don't be surprised when trip insurance is not available.