Police Officials Blame Night Of Violence On Rutgers University Event Featuring Yelawolf & Pitbull

The police director of New Brunswick, New Jersey blames a series of violent incidents Friday night on Rutgers University's Rutgersfest.

New Brunswick police director Pete Mangarella has placed the blame on a night of violence in the city on Rutgersfest, a festival held by Rutgers University last Friday (April 15).

According to NJ.com, following Rutgersfest there was a total of two shootings, five injuries, and 11 arrests.

"We were trying to get the university to curtail this last year," Mangarella explained to NJ.com. "The city’s concerns over this event are falling on deaf ears…It boggles the mind that a university in this day and age would sponsor an event promoting drinking to this level by underage people."

A spokesperson for the school responded to Mangarella’s complaints by stating that the university worked with police to hire extra security for this year’s event and that safety has always been a “top priority” for the school.

Out of the several, violent incidents that took place after Rutgers’ event none of them took place on the school’s campus.

On top of games and rides the festival also included a concert with performances from Hip Hop artists Yelawolf and Pitbull and electronica duo 3OH!3. The Rutgersfest concert is said to have drawn in close to 50,000 people.

 

26 Comments

  • Atl2Trill

    Like Ice cube said, "ain't nothin to it, gangsta rap made me do it." As usual the police blaming rappers for violence. Pitbull makes party music and Yellawolf doesn't make violent music neither. People choose to do violent or dumb shit.

  • Ivan Geigerman

    one more reason NJ sucks!

  • Anonymous

    @dun: u re-read it, the topic and d picture shows they are trying to shift d blame to d artists.

    • dur

      ok, lets see "Police Officials Blame Night Of Violence On Rutgers University Event Featuring Yelawolf & Pitbull" -- Blame on EVENT, ft Yelawolf and Pitbull "The police director of New Brunswick, New Jersey blames a series of violent incidents Friday night on Rutgers University's Rutgersfest." -- Blame on RUTGERS UNIVERSITY'S RUTGERSFEST Am i missing something? and besides, hiphopdx hardly has any say on who would be to blame, they are simply reporting the story. the people connected with the story arent going to be looking here for reports on it, nor will they give a shit about what hiphopdx is implying. 'd' blame stays on 'd' event.

  • harris89

    we went out after rutgersfest to easton ave, i swear there was something foul in the air...

  • Rachael Misek

    The police are complaining about saftey, I thought your badge says "PROTECT AND SERVE" so STFU

  • Anonymous

    celine dion wont draw low life gutter trash that would lead to violence....get it straight anonymous you ignorant cunt...

    • Bob

      the event is not so much about the artists as its about drinking, games, parties, and general tomfoolery. u really think everybody came to see pitbull? it didnt matter who was performing...as long as their was alcohol

    • dur

      what this guy said. +1 for cunt.

  • dur

    no one blamed the artists, they blamed the event.. re-read the article

    • Dopeskill

      "Ok, if the event featured Celine Dion singing do you think the cops would blame the event?" Probably, yes. Rutgersfest is notoriously known as the day RU students get extremely trashed and fuck shit up.

    • Bob

      the event is not so much about the artists as its about drinking, games, parties, and general tomfoolery. u really think everybody came to see pitbull?? it didnt matter who was performing...as long as their was alcohol

    • Anonymous

      Ok, if the event featured Celine Dion singing do you think the cops would blame the event?

  • Anonymous

    yela does put on a hype show!

  • Anonymous

    You cant blame a musician for bad parenting.

  • Anonymous

    Thats like an average night in New Brunswick Nj...Police must be getting lazy and finding scapegoats now.

    • STIX

      Not an AVERAGE night but pretty f*cking close. I live in Spotswood not that far away. I was gonna head out there but I didn't. I listened to my popo scanner until 4 a.m. Definitely an ABOVE average night for Brunswick. Nonetheless the event had all the ingredients for disaster. Be on the lookout for my first single "Among Us" featuring Killah Priest and Trai Kennedi (Prod. by Dus) Peace Jersey heads

    • ....

      Like this dude said...I live 10 minutes from Rutgers...there are shootings, injuries, arrests almost every damn day...this isn't news

  • Anonymous

    f*ck what they say problems mostly came from drunks who can't handle the liquor and for the amount of people at the event the violence was very low it was awesome A+ for rutgersfest.

  • jadakiss88

    The artist job is to come in and perform that's basically where it ends. Underage drinking, lack of "real" security, lack of Police of police presence is the reason why all this happen. So I guess they get riled up from hearing Pitbull say shake your ass in spanish. And I guess Yelawolf's looks just riled everyone up. Unless rappers incite violence or illegal activity there is no need to hold them responsible for doing their job.

  • Nico 3

    I think rappers should be held partially responsible in situations like these. Not saying their job is crowd control, but often times they get people riled up, and then when shit breaks out, they don't want to take responsibility for it. Also blame Rutgers. 50,000 people? Gimme a break.

    • ShystyOne

      Music gets you hype, it draws emotion. Blame everything except the idiots who did it. Thats whats wrong in America, people who think like you.

    • k

      WHAT!!! partially responsibe.....what shit are you smoking? so I guess now rappers cant put on a good show to get people in a good mood give em a good feeling when they leave afterwards, because of a few knuckle heads that don't know how to act? ....Ok cool the next time your at a show make sure you dont get riled up from the performance and have a good time ...cause if you do the it'll be the rappers fault{partially} you had FUN.....SMDH!!

  • ShystyOne

    All this stupid simpleton violence is all over everyone's inflated egos. Its the ppl that dont do shyt for their family's or themselves that feel they need everyone bow down. Fluck outta here your a failure.

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