Keene State College this afternoon (Seth Meyer photo)
Looks like police in bucolic Keene, New Hampshire didn't read the $160,000 Davis Report deconstructing police response to the March 14 Blarney Blowout.
And by the looks of photos posted to social media the drunken angry crowds do not appear quite as large as those faced by Amherst and UMass police that ignoble day.
Blarney Blowout March 2012
When alcohol fueled college aged youth start throwing beer bottles and cans -- some of them full -- police simply have to act. And if they are not wearing riot gear there's a much greater chance of the officer being injured.
Blarney Blowout March 2013
It really is a chicken and egg kind of thing. If rowdy youth listened to heavily outnumbered police and dispersed rather than dangerously escalating things via thrown objects, tear gas would not fill the air.