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    Veishea Problems? Welch?

    Hey guys, just got kicked off Welch at aroudn 1:45. Cops had shut down Jimmie Johns when I left the bars. We walked down and subway was open, went in and ordered a sandwhich and mid-making of the 'which' cop bursts into subway yelling that this is the last sub they are goign to make and ordered everyone out. Cops continued to push people off welch as we left after getting our finished sub. Heard rumors of macing going on.

    NOT TRYING TO START A RIOT AT ALL, just looking for information. Cops having been pretty cool as of late but something must have set them off right now for them to completely shut down welch before bar close.

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    Re: Veishea Problems? Welch?

    I don't know what was going on, but we left the bars at around 1:30 and they wouldn't let us go towards Welch.



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    Re: Veishea Problems? Welch?

    Quote Originally Posted by ETL2424 View Post
    I HATE VEISHEA
    wow that is the dumbest of all of the dumb things ive heard all week. people actually dont like veishea? what are you the old guy who yells at the kids for stepping on the grass in the parkway infront of your house?



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    Re: Veishea Problems? Welch?

    Quote Originally Posted by ETL2424 View Post
    I HATE VEISHEA
    Wow. just left Welch right before that and had some friends tell me about it. Hopefully it wasn't bad enough to shut down VIESHEA like they had said a few years ago.



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    Re: Veishea Problems? Welch?

    This was the first time I've been around Welch on VEISHA, and I gotta, say, I finally understood how riots could start. The area i absolutely packed with drunk people. I could tell a lot of people were getting ****** off waiting in lines to get into bars and to bye alcohol. Basically, when there are THAT many people getting really drunk in one area, something is going to happen, its only a matter of how severe.



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    Re: Veishea Problems? Welch?

    Well, back when I was in school the riot started when they pushed all the people at house parties on Hunt onto Welch. I came out of Lumpy's and walked right into the middle of a riot on my way home. We tried to ask the cops how we could get home and they sprayed us with pepper spray. Hopefully things don't turn out like that night tonight.



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    Re: Veishea Problems? Welch?

    I'm looking out my window down Welch from Friley and all is quiet. No worries.



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    Re: Veishea Problems? Welch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    I'm looking out my window down Welch from Friley and all is quiet. No worries.
    Good news...hopefully the cops were just trying to prevent anything bad from happening. Just hope everyone had a good time.



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    Re: Veishea Problems? Welch?

    5 of my friends got maced outside Kum and Go for no reason. They didn't even give them a warning and just started spraying for no reason. My one friend came walking back to our house on Welch Ave. and looked like he was straight out of Band of Brothers. He couldn't see and had his hands out in front of him like a freaking zombie. 2 hours later he is still red as a beat.

    Oh yeah, never mind the massive fight that took place at our house at 5 o'clock.

    Edit: The cops are gonna pay tomorrow. Lawsuit coming your way Ames police.


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    Re: Veishea Problems? Welch?

    Quote Originally Posted by danrog View Post
    Cops continued to push people off welch as we left after getting our finished sub. Dan
    Couldn't help noticing you used the word "we" in your posting. The late-night alcohol-induced group-think mentality is dangerous. In those situations, it seems like the total IQ of the group goes down as people are added to the group, like total resistance in a circuit of resistors in parallel. (Any EE students? They know what I'm talking about) When I was at ISU in the early 90s, I witness groups of people doing stupid things that no individual would be caught dead doing, day or night.



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    Re: Veishea Problems? Welch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone42 View Post
    Couldn't help noticing you used the word "we" in your posting. The late-night alcohol-induced group-think mentality is dangerous. In those situations, it seems like the total IQ of the group goes down as people are added to the group, like total resistance in a circuit of resistors in parallel. (Any EE students? They know what I'm talking about) When I was at ISU in the early 90s, I witness groups of people doing stupid things that no individual would be caught dead doing, day or night.
    Good point. People start to justify their behavior to one another, sensibility goes down. Yeah, you made a really good point here.

    On the plus side, whatever was going on didn't make the news, so the old full-scale rioting didn't happen this year.


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    Re: Veishea Problems? Welch?

    I got some burns on my arm from the mace lingering in the air in front of Kum and Go. We walked by shortly after the cops had maced those kids. Thankfully no riot ever happened, but it was the most aggressive they've been in a while...


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    Re: Veishea Problems? Welch?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    5 of my friends got maced outside Kum and Go for no reason. They didn't even give them a warning and just started spraying for no reason. My one friend came walking back to our house on Welch Ave. and looked like he was straight out of Band of Brothers. He couldn't see and had his hands out in front of him like a freaking zombie. 2 hours later he is still red as a beat.

    Oh yeah, never mind the massive fight that took place at our house at 5 o'clock.

    Edit: The cops are gonna pay tomorrow. Lawsuit coming your way Ames police.

    Good luck with that, its your word against theirs basically. Back when they had the last riot people filed complaints as well and the Police came out squeeky clean after the so called "3rd party investigation" on how they handled the situation.


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    Re: Veishea Problems? Welch?

    Fights, Veishea crowds lead to tense atmosphere in Ames | DesMoinesRegister.com | The Des Moines Register


    Wow...good deal, sounds like VEISHA is one step away from leaving Ames. Which tends to be the trends these days.



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    Re: Veishea Problems? Welch?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    Fights, Veishea crowds lead to tense atmosphere in Ames | DesMoinesRegister.com | The Des Moines Register


    Wow...good deal, sounds like VEISHA is one step away from leaving Ames. Which tends to be the trends these days.
    The comments on the story are right on the money.

    1. Ames PD must be freaking trigger happy on tear gas.
    2. If fights are starting, why send more people into the streets!? That's beyond stupid.



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