Police pepper spray Tonga boys and men

Police Pepper Spray Tonga Boys After High School Football Game


The Desert News reports that after a small town football game ended in the town of Roosevelt, Utah, police used pepper spray on fans and players to break up a post game celebration. The game was between Uintah High and Union High, two rival schools that are 30 miles apart from each other. After Union lost the game, a group of Tongan fans tried to help boost their team's morale by performing the Haka, a traditional war chant that is performed at football and rugby games around the state.

The Tongan men and boys, numbering approximately 15, were performing the dance to what appeared to be the delight of their team's players, coaches and family. The police felt the boys were blocking the exit from the field, and yelled at them to move. When coaches, players and family members tried telling the cops that it was okay, and to let them continue the Haka, the cops allegedly began spraying the crowd of performers, players and fans with pepper spray.

A Roosevelt resident who asked The Desert News to identify her only as Breana, said her husband was among of the performers who were sprayed. "It was continual spraying and spraying," Breana told The Desert News,  and said that not only was her husband sprayed, he was hit in the face with a police baton. She also reported that her 4-year-old son was also exposed to the spray.

Another person on the scene, Shawn Mitchell, told The Desert News that his young son and daughter, as well as his mother-in-law, were affected by the pepper spray. He called the response to the Haka an overreaction.

"I didn't see anything that looked like there could be a threat," he said.

The Roosevelt police declined a request for an interview Friday, but added that the incident is under investigation. They are looking to hear from anyone who saw what happened after the game.

The men and boys who performed the Haka are mostly from the Wasatch Front.

Union fan Jason Kelly told The Desert News that the way police treated the visitors was an embarrassment to the community of Roosevelt.

"I've never seen anything like it," Kelly said. "It was totally unprovoked."

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Submitted by beaver on
Utah is Mormon and all cops I know here are Mormon. Mormons believe Tongans are Lamanites, a fictional term made up by the inventor of their religion Joseph Smith. Their Book of Mormon tells people in Utah that "Lamanites" are a filthy, sinful and loathsome people. America was populated by White Nephites and before them by the White Jaredites and before them by another White race - I forget the Mormon name for this other White race. So Native Americans, i.e. Lamanites, says the Mormon religion, came to America very, very, very recently. Then the Lamanites killed the entire White Nephite race just like the Nazis nearly killed the Jews. Only the Nazis weren't successful. The Lamanites were successful in this complete massacre. So Lamanites are much hated in Utah. I am surprised the Tongan boys got away with very little damage!

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Submitted by toyboyinaussie on
What a shame to the city of Roosevelt, I don't know what the selection for police is in that town, but obviously this one slipped through the IQ tests. Where I come from, Hakas are part of the show at the beginning of football matches and we don't have brainless idiots running up and spraying them with pepper spray. Here is somebody with an extremely norrow mind and experience, totally unaware that there is a world outside the little town he lives in. Maybe he sucked out his brain when shaving his head.

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Submitted by jhelm1223 on
the pacific islanders are a negro,sephardic/ashakenazi(hispanic)/asian mix and ARE NOT NATIVE IN ANY WAY , they are associated with sephardic/ashakenazi foreign nationalist drug crime that spreads disease and poison to our nations, a island is self enclosed entity and a disease can sweep through a island real quick, look at the CDC std rates of the pacific islands not some hokey filipino website, speaking of which, after 100 years of filipino immigration, they are pretty much filipinos.

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Submitted by jhelm1223 on
and who wants them to be "native" the sephardic/ashakenazi's do, why to futher their conspiracy and takeover with poison and disease, treachery and deceit.

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Submitted by jhelm1223 on
P.I's , geoff Rathert is more of a native than you guys are.

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