[img]https://www.sermonindex.net/images/forum/2004/may/featured_news.gif[/img]BOSTON - A college student died Thursday of a head injury suffered in a clash between police officers and a crowd of Red Sox fans who poured into the streets outside Fenway Park to celebrate their team's victory over the New York Yankees (news). Victoria Snelgrove, a 21-year-old journalism major at Emerson College, was among 16 people hurt in the revelry in Boston. The injured also included a police officer. Most of the injuries were minor, but Snelgrove suffered a severe head wound as police tried to subdue the crowd, authorities said. Mayor Tom Menino told WBZ-AM that she was struck by a "non-lethal weapon," but he did not elaborate. David Procopio, a spokesman for the district attorney, said the office is investigating whether the student's injuries "were sustained in any way during crowd control measures." Eight arrests were reported during the Boston celebration. The crowd set several small fires and numerous fights broke out, police said.
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
It appears it was a projectile fired from a police officer, "designed to to break upon impact, dousing the target with pepper-like spray", it hit her in the eye.
So Sad! Hope she was ready to meet our Lord.I remember all the celebrations in Detroit after championships, or losses. People thrown from roofs...And of course, the night before Halloween! Scary.
It seems like satan really takes advantage of our emotions at events like this and things so easily get out of control.May be its a picture of whats to come?
How sad indeed, hopefully instances like this one will serve as a wake up call to the church.Our soceity has come to idolize these games, it consumes us it makes us cry and makes us joyfull IT CAPTURES OUR HEARTS and our time. I am a huge red sox fan and would love to see them win the world series but have been getting convicted by the amount time that goes into these events. So my prayer for this tragic event for this young lady is that this would be a wake up call to those who would listen and that we would pray that there would be a holy interurption during all the sporting events of our time. That games would be canceled because the thing that stirs us would be time wiht our Father in prayer and in communion. Stadiums would be filled with contrite hearts worshiping the King of Kings in spirit and in truth. And we his bride would see His heart blessed by the lost and forsaken coming in HIS KINGDOM to honnor HIM. well those are some of my thoughts on the matter blessings brothers and sisters andy
I am a huge red sox fan and would love to see them win the world series but have been getting convicted by the amount time that goes into these events.