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6 arrested after riot at UAlbany social event

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University at Albany students rioted Saturday during a social event organized by Groove Phi Groove, police said. Officers found about 700 people standing in line outside the event at the Polish Community Center on Washington Avenue Extension. A group of students were trying to push past the venue’s security personnel to get into the building, police said. Police worked with UAlbany police to disperse the group, mainly by calling taxis and a bus to take ...


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wmarincic
September 3, 2013
6:04 p.m.

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I think they need to re-read the mission statement.

Will1960
September 4, 2013
9:40 a.m.

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It's not fair to impugn with a broad brush this organization because some at this event chose to get out of hand. I understand this kind of gotcha journalism. However, it misses the mark in this case since the reporter doesn't know if those arrests were members of Groove Phi Groove or merely thugs outside of this group looking for trouble. Hopefully, they will plan future social events more carefully.

wmarincic
September 4, 2013
1:34 p.m.

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Will1960 really? Did you read the whole story?

Will1960
September 4, 2013
1:46 p.m.

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Yes I did and the story doesn't specify that those arrested or responsible for the riot were members of Groove Phi Groove, even though the story implied they were by posting their mission statement.

Sparkys_Dad
September 4, 2013
3:35 p.m.

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Not a fraternity? Yeah, okay. Sure. Hey-- The story gave me a good laugh.
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"The group wants young black men to serve as positive role models to high school students and portray positive images of black men to combat negative images in society."
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What a hoot! I could not stop myself from laughing. Stanley, Isaac, Kadeem, Jemel, Eric, Pierre: THANK YOU! You kids will keep community profiling on track, indeed.

Sparkys_Dad
September 4, 2013
3:40 p.m.

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Hey GAZETTE!
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How come we subscribers still get crazy ads bouncing around our screens?
I am paying to read your content not to play your 'Blitz' games.
This paper's getting goofy, indeed. I miss Carl Strock.

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