I graduated from HS in NJ in 1979 and we used to have RAAAAAAAAAAGING beer & weed parties all the time. It was a small town where everyone was at most 2 degrees of separation from everyone else. News traveled fast. And the cops almost never showed up. Indeed, “local cops” came before “cherry tops” in Springsteen’s “Jungle Land”. The thuggery displayed by these cops here was absolutely unthinkable.
Lots of great points here.
And here’s the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R46-XTqXkzE
How many of you “old folks” (before the days of social networking) ever went to a party in your youth that got out of hand? You know the kind….where the parents went away on vacation and three high schools worth of kids showed up from telephone tag and word of mouth?
I know I went to about 3 of those…..everything in the kitchen cabinets and refrigerator down to the mustard and ketchup were eaten. People having sex in every room. Drugs being dispensed throughout.
I went to one where one of my girlfriend thought she’d have a little party and 200 people showed up including guys pulling up on the lawn on their motorcycles. We were only high school kids. I was 15. This was the 70’s.
Today the kids have the ability to tweet, facebook, yik yak, snap chat and God knows what else and mobs can be formed…
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