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More Details Emerge About Slipknot's Iowa Concert Riot

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Courtney Brummer of The Daily NonPareil has issued the following report:

Two people were arrested as the result of a disturbance during the SLIPKNOT concert at the Mid-America Center [in Council Bluffs, Iowa] Friday night.

The incident began during the concert when audience members rushed a door that was to be used to enter the main floor of the arena, Council Bluffs police reports stated.

When they weren't allowed to enter, some people in the crowd started to push on the door and throw tables and chairs.

At approximately 8:45 p.m., Council Bluffs Police officers who were working at the concert made calls asking for assistance from other officers. At that time, additional officers, deputies from the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office and Iowa State Patrol troopers arrived to assist.

When more officers arrived, audience members were trying to ram the doors with a table. While officers tried to push back the crowd, one person allegedly instructed others in the crowd to "rush the police," reports stated.

During the disturbance, people also began throwing things at the officers

A Council Bluffs Police officer was pushed aside and used pepper spray to try to disperse the crowd. Reports indicated that a TASER was also used after someone threatened an officer. The suspect that was TASERed, identified later as Paul Howard, 28, of Omaha, was treated by paramedics at the MAC and arrested for rioting and interference with official acts. He was then transported to the Pottawattamie County Jail.

The crowd then reportedly calmed down and was allowed to enter the main floor as the concert continued.

After the concert officers were attempting to do crowd control again as people were leaving the MAC. Police allege that's when a man, identified as Alex Hansen, 20, of New Market, jumped on the hood of a police cruiser parked between the west and south entrance doors.

Hansen then allegedly tried to run from officers who subdued him by taking him to the ground. When he was searched, officers reportedly found a small glass drug pipe with burned residue in his front pants pocket.

He was arrested for fourth-degree criminal mischief, public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia and was transported to Pottawattamie County Corrections without further incident.

No officers were injured during the incident.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. weiner writes:

to me the could have prevented the whole f***en thing if the cops hadent been there

# May 2, 2005 @ 9:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. pigdestroyer writes:

the cops over-reacted, but without any cops what would have stopped rioting? And if no one threw table and chairs, it also wouldnt of happend. So pretty much everyone who was involved was at fault.

# May 2, 2005 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. slyfox writes:

i agree we need cops to keep the "peace", but they do tend to get a little to agressive w/the innocent concert goers that had a "few" too many to drink!!!! oh and i am a girl who LOVES metal music...

# May 2, 2005 @ 3:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. helmetbuffer writes:

we were trying to get our money's worth. i bought a ticket claiming genrel admission, so i thought that i could go anywere, that's usually what that means. yes i think that some of the people were in the wrong throwing tables at the old harmless 4.0 (rent a cop). but i think they should have let us on the main floor, there was plenty of room.

# May 2, 2005 @ 3:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ZerO writes:

I hate the cops. I dont even get arrested anymore from the cops in my neighborhood, i get the ever-livin sh** beat outta me. Ive had some real bad experiences w/ cops. When i was 13 i was mouthin off to a cop so him and his partner put me in handcuffs drove to central park and beat me to with-in an inch of my life, brought me to the precint and said i wasnt cooperating and i was committing vandilism ( which i wasnt ) i got 60 days probation and a really bad beating. I try to avoid the cops now.lol

# May 2, 2005 @ 5:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ZerO writes:

but anyway, yeah...the cops couldve handled it alot better, but the fans were being jerkoffs. Like i said, thats what happens when you have 6000 hicks listening to metal.

# May 2, 2005 @ 5:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Alex Cruz writes:

The f@#%ing officers woldnt be in this
mess if they let the people through.

# May 2, 2005 @ 5:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Ismael Cruz writes:

f*** what everyone thinks oh yes f*** the cops people need to understand
that the cops actually did this on purpose . The cops knew that the damn
concert started at 8:30 .f*** you all and what you think got something to
say?say it to my face b****es from: HARDY St. nigga

# May 2, 2005 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BLACKDOG writes:

Ok I'm no fan of the Cop's either.However I've been around long enough to know you get what you ask for.This whole incident could have all too easily been avoided.It's called common sense.These people should look into it.

# May 2, 2005 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. metal is the answer writes:

yea, the cops arent exactly on my buddy list either. also, the tickets said GENERAL ADMISSION!

# May 2, 2005 @ 8:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. skrape writes:

i agree, you get what u ask for; Just like Rodney King got when he wouldn't submit to the pigs. Lucky 4 him he was black and ended up making some bank off the whole beating.

# May 3, 2005 @ 12:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. pigdestroyer writes:

i think its safe to say that no one is really pro-cop, but why would the cops do that on purpose? they over-reacted, but any sane persone would not purposly start a riot, so why would the cops do it? what would they have to gain from it? and at huge venues like sports arenas, they cant fill the "floor ticket" area because that is a fire hazard violation, like if there was a fire and 6000 people were on the floor, theres no way they would all get out.

# May 3, 2005 @ 2:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Alex writes:

What a dumbf***, jumped on a cop car...hahaha

O sh**...I did that :( got my a$$ beat by the cops too (no exaggeration) I got what I deserved though...f***ing maggots were too p***y to riot though hahah...

# May 3, 2005 @ 11:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BLACKDOG writes:

What's his being black got to do with him winning money.DWB(Driving While Black) is a very real thing.Although Rodney hardley represent's the rest of us.He won all that money because the cop's were clearly in the wrong and somebody recorded it.That's why every cop car has a camera in it's grill these day's.

# May 3, 2005 @ 11:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. trippedoubt writes:

slipknot fans and cops should all be killed.

# May 5, 2005 @ 3:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. AaRoN writes:

hey trippedoubt......i think someone should kill you mother f***er

# May 5, 2005 @ 10:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. BrIaN writes:

thats funny, ive been to one of slipknots concert, pure mayhem, im not suprised something happened like that

# May 6, 2005 @ 10:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. the real muffy writes:

spoken like a true n*****, blackdog.

# May 6, 2005 @ 11:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. brokenwings13 writes:

Ha, if you are the real Muffy, anyway, welcome back b****.

# May 7, 2005 @ 2:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. brokenwings13 writes:

Back to a point. Blackdog is right. While most crimes are commited by blacks, there are so many who are innocent and get suspected because they are black.

But, many blacks who blame this on racism and that their ancestors were slaves need to shut it, they can prove themselves differently by getting a job and being model citizens like everyone else, not sitting around getting government money and complaining about everything.

If that offended anyone, I'm not really sorry, it's just that there is no personal responsibility, it's not just blacks, illegal aliens and even legal mexicans do it too.
So it applies to them too.

Quit b****in', get up and do something!

# May 7, 2005 @ 2:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Scott writes:

ok, this is not a ACLU forum so shut the f*** up about all that sh**. (this is where the hippocriticalness begins) I also do believe that political correctness has been taken way too f***ing far! The white american male is the most discriminated human on the planet. Other countries see us as being fat and stupid, while our women are the best in the world. We can't yell at our wives or else we'll be arrested for domestic violence. We can't hit any black, hispanic, or chinese people or else we will be attacked viciously by the ACLU for being rascist, even if that person wronged us. I got detention for 2 weeks for beating up a Hispanic kid in my school because he stole my MP3 player. but the principal didn't hear that he just heard "beat up hispanic boy" and threw my a$$ in detention. That sh** is f***ed up. the white male should be given more slack. we have taken political correctness too far. so i just wanna say f*** U CHINKS, n*****S, SPICS, DIKES, AND JEWS, kiss my f***ING ASS! MAGGOT ARMY

# May 9, 2005 @ 3:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. DEADMETAL writes:

Scott: you are a f***ing retard, since when has violence in school been permissible? you are not discriminated against, you are hated beacuse you are a whiny little b**** that has no balls and i'm sure most white guys would rather not use you as the "stereotypical" white guy cuz you shame their name. grow some balls dude. Trust me, you don't know sh** about discrimination you f***ing white trash retard.

# May 9, 2005 @ 3:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. BLACKDOG writes:

No offense to anyone else but Scott and Muffy are exactly why the American White Male is apparently being persecuted.Read their post's it's obvious.Since when is an mp3 player supposed to be brought to school in the 1st place.If it was stolen it was your fault in that case.You are a shinning example of why I hate Ignorant People.Your mentality is I should be able to say and do whatever because I'm white.then proceed to scream f*** everyone.I'll let you in on a secret.KKK and Nazi's are not big fans of women's lib.That's why their aren't many girls involved in that sh** the ones that are were either born into it or their fat ugly and unwanted.You got a problem with this statement Buffalo's a small town everybody Knows me.COME AND GET ME !!!!

# May 9, 2005 @ 6:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. BLACKDOG writes:

Brokenwing's you have a valid point.Many black people blame the past and current racism for their personal problem's.but then againe so do Hispanic's Asian's Native American's and yes Scott and p***y oop's I meant Muffy WHITE PEOPLE.The truth is certaine thing's happend we can't change it.White people weren't alway's the most dominant culture on the planet.My people have done thing's two that's how you get Arab's looking the way they do nowaday's(one of the reason's).I think it's long past time we all got over it unless your Muffy and Scott in their case you should just go back to your Hustler collection's.So go ahead Muffy go back and do your usual insult my race and imply that everyone from Dead and Remember all the way back to brokenwings and anyone else you can think of are blowing me.You are so lame.

# May 9, 2005 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. dropkick writes:

blackdog sounds like a self serving to proud I'm black p***y. " It was stolen 'cause you shouldn't have brought your personal property to school" is typical of the mind set 4 todays brainwashed f***head. Defend the criminal, make excuses 4 minorities, destroy the minds of white youth with sermons of guilt and shame. Take a hike blackdog, metal is not the forum 4 your self-righteous black history hyperbole.

# May 9, 2005 @ 7:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. metal is the answer writes:

why shouldnt he be proud!? I'm white, I am proud of who i am and where i came from. no one is going to tell me otherwise. its just white people arent the only good race. be proud if your black, hispanic, oriental, arab, italian, native american. just keep in mind, someday we the white folks might be the minority and hispanics or orientals the majority

# May 9, 2005 @ 7:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. DEADMETAL writes:

so post 25 falls right in line with the white trash retard and any other person that discriminates based on color .... his little precious mp3 player wasn't stolen beacuse he was white and he didnt get suspended from school because he was white .... it got stolen because he's a dumbfukk b**** and probably deserved to have it taken .... then he was suspended because he lacked the common sense that "maybe i met get suspended if i fight this kid" rather than dealing with it in a manner that the kid was reprimanded for it ...

# May 9, 2005 @ 7:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. BLACKDOG writes:

Well atleast now we have one with a vocabulary.If you'd bother to read my post's.The key word is READ you'll know that I'm not defending my people at all.this is a public forum if I gotta listen to your mindless drivel then you can listen to my facts.If I'm a p***y Then their aren't word's for ignorant brainwashed scum like you.You are right about one thing though.I'm very proud of being black Just like I hope your proud to be White.Other wise your just another loser who's jealous of the fact that we have this Innate ability to do all kind's of thing's you can't(simply because your too stupid and or lazy to try and improve)On that note I think I hear your mother calling GO TO HELL !!!

# May 9, 2005 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. ZerO writes:

Scott is a brainwashed piece of sh**, and im starting to think blackdog and brokenwings and a couple of others are the only ones here with half-a-brain.
Hey listen, i hate everyone equally, i dont hate one ethnic group or religion more than another, i hate everyone equally.

# May 9, 2005 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. metal-up-ur-ass writes:

ok, dropkick, i didnt tell u that this sp1c and his sp1c friends cornered me after school in town while i was walking home with my Mp3 player, and beat me and took it. so the next day the little shiit brings it to my friggin class and is listening to it! so wat the fukk would u do? i kicked his sp1c ass! i only beat him cuz he wronged me and stole my property out of school. And to dead metal, man i was wronged outside of school, i didnt promote violence, i dont even like to beat people. but seeing that kid with my 200 dollar christmas present p***ed me the f*** OFF! so i only righted a wrong. i am not rascist, the things i have written in other threads were jokes. i meant to send all knot haters to a death camp, not a holocaust one. so yeah. read into the whole story before u attack people. and to BLACKDOG, tell me your name and what state u live in and ill find u.

# May 12, 2005 @ 4:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. ZerO writes:

Blackdog sounds like a big scary bouncer type guy, considering he is a security guard or w/e. Plus metal-up-ur-ass sounds like a little b****. Are you that much of a loser thatd youd actually go to a different state to go and get your a$$ kicked? find a girlfriend or something you f***in' loser.

# May 12, 2005 @ 4:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. DEADMETAL writes:

at the time i posted the story was "i beat up a spick" .... that was it .... if your dumb fukk a$$ could relate a story better than just claiming you beat up a dude and all this happened cuz u were white .... WHAT A LAME STORY .... at least he had the common sense to kick your a$$ outside of school you dumb fukk .... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH!!!!!!

# May 12, 2005 @ 5:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. ZerO writes:

lol, diiiickheeeeeeaaaad. Hes probably lying. We hear that alot, "yeah man, i was wearing a knot' shirt and some gangster kid said they suck so i broke his legs." its getting a little tired guys.

# May 12, 2005 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. metal-up-ur-ass writes:

wat the fukk guys, i was justifiying why i beat up a sp1c, i aint rascist against anyone, i was just telling why i had to beat that a$$ f***. and fukk you deadmetal, the kid had a bunch of fukkin freinds jumped me.

# May 12, 2005 @ 8:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. asianfetish writes:

F*CK THE POLICE!!!!!

# May 12, 2005 @ 9:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. DEADMETAL writes:

thats awesome .... so a WHOLE BUNCH of people used a lot more common sense than you ..... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

# May 12, 2005 @ 11:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. DEADMETAL writes:

by the way ..... don't be a little b**** and claim that you didn't say this cuz here's a quote from post #21 ....

"so i just wanna say f*** U CHINKS, n*****S, SPICS, DIKES, AND JEWS, kiss my f***ING ASS! MAGGOT ARMY"

Now you're just bein a coward you brainless dumb fukk ..... maybe thats why you got your retard a$$ jumped .... maybe you ran your b**** mouth too much in front of the wrong group of people .... as in real people not an anonymous chat room .... you lame a$$ dumb fukk don't say retarded sh** and then claim that you didn't ......

# May 13, 2005 @ 3:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. metal-up-ur-ass writes:

man, i wanna tell you that i was just venting after the fight, i wrote that the day i f***ed that kid up. he f***in deserved it. and f*** you for thinkin i'm p***ying out. i didnt no there were so many p***y political correct d***f***s on a metal forum. forgive me for thinking that metal heads were a little harder than that.

# May 13, 2005 @ 4:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. metal-up-ur-ass writes:

oh yeah and d***f***s is d1ckfukks.

# May 13, 2005 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. ZerO writes:

uh-oh, metal-up-ur-ass learned a new word. f*** you man, basically your saying you thought metal heads were mindless, moronic bastards like yourself. Give it up d***wad.

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