Smashing Pumpkins


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In Keene, New Hampshire they hold an annual Pumpkin Festival. I don’t know what you’re supposed to do at a pumpkin festival but apparently a lot of participants think you’re supposed to riot. Last year 140 people were arrested at this festival. Last Saturday a riot broke out that required riot squads, tear gas and pepper spray with a dozens of arrests.

When there was a riot in Ferguson, Missouri,  over police brutality a lot of the media called the rioters deadbeats, spongers, unemployed, gangsters, thugs, etc. When this pumpkin riot broke out most of the rioters, if not all, were white. The media didn’t use any of the terms they used to describe the rioters in Ferguson to describe the rioters in Keene. No, those rioters were rowdy, raucous students, bystanders and just a bunch of kids who got drunk. Maybe we should also question why these white kids want to destroy their own community and the level of white on white crime.

Maybe Sean Hannity should swoop in and hold a peace vigil.

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