For the second year in a row, Kentucky has been bounced from the NCAA tournament. And, for the second year in a row, riots broke out on and off campus in Lexington.
As fires blazed in the middle of the street, citizens burned lawn chairs, shirts and other items in protest of their loss.
2 people were confirmed arrested while 27 others were detained, according to early reports.
Several students were injured as bottles were thrown and a few were burned. Police took to the streets with riot gear and protective shields, marking the second year that this riot has occurred.
Commentary by The Secular Jurist: Do you see the double-standard in America’s reaction to rioting? When black youths do it to protest racial discrimination in our civic institutions (e.g. Ferguson, Missouri), they are labeled as “violent unpatriotic thugs.” When white kids do it petulantly over trivial matters (i.e. sports), they are patiently accommodated as “just blowing off steam.” This hypocrisy is a stunning sociological phenomenon.