How are you in the wrong place at the wrong time? Did she have her iPod on and was she blind? How do you wander into the middle of a riot? Lol
Most videos I see of riots where people get smacked around like that were just nearby trying to figure out what the commotion is about. People don't inherently run away when they see others doing stupid things, and the cops don't exactly care whether or not someone notices them. Similarly, a guy trying protect his store from looting and shoo people away got pushed into a crowd and had the s*** beat out of him before the crowd around him dispersed -- a few people coming to his aid. Sounds awful familiar.
Anyhow, I can hardly call these people that busted up all of this stuff "Canucks fans" anymore than I can call any black person in Detroit who robs a liquor store a "Red Wings fan".
What's mind boggling to me is how the police were surprised by all of this. I saw this coming and even said so after watching Game 6 at the in-law's, win or lose, a riot in Vancouver. With all the people that showed up, and the emotion behind the event, what did they expect? What happens with large crowds at G* events? They pass out flowers and hold hands?
These were individuals who intended on causing damage without regard to the game. I'm glad there has been Facebook groups and other media set up to make these people pay. This was not an act against a hostile government, but a random act of violence upon other citizens and their local economy. I wonder if those people realize that this winds up costing taxpayers even more money. How much they care? Well, one video showed a guy trying to stop people from bashing the f*** out of a semi-overturned vehicle, saying "this is our city", initially dispersing them, however, a few cool douchebags went up and smacked the car some more anyways to spite him.
This is also something that would certainly happen in Toronto and especially Montreal -- rest assured.