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Bruce St. James and Pamela Hughes

Updated Apr 1, 2014 - 4:24 pm

There was no Tucson 'riot' until police arrived

The "riot" in Tucson after the Wildcats' loss was sad, disappointing and entirely predictable.

Tucson Police said they had been "preparing" for this for the past six months. Well, they trained for a riot and sure enough managed to find one on the streets of Tucson.

There was no "riot" until police in riot gear showed up and incited a crowd of intoxicated college students into facing them down. Other than people walking in the street in a bar district, there was no property damage or assaults reported.

In fact, after the "riot", the official word was "one street sign was damaged."

And to top it off, the "brave" men in blue managed to assault a young woman who was walking to her car attempting to leave the scene of this police-created event. Tucson Police say they are "investigating" this video. I'll hold my breath on any justice coming out of it.

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I may not be a native, but I've been in Arizona long enough to forget what it's like back East. I moved to Tucson in the 5th grade where I graduated high school and attended the UofA. The radio bug hit me early and I was a DJ at the age of 17 in Tucson. Besides being on-air at times, my main career focus has been the behind-the-scenes programming of radio stations. I have an extensive background in music radio, in addition to working at and/or running some of the biggest and most influential radio stations in America. My radio career took me to Los Angeles, San Diego and then back to Phoenix. The chance to be back on-air, and to do it at 92.3 KTAR, was too good to pass upů so here we are! Weekends are usually reserved for racing as I own and drive my own dirt track Sprint Car all over the country. I am unmarried (never have been), childless (that I'm aware of) and don't even have any pets at this point. I do own 1 plant but the fact it has survived this long without watering leads me to believe it may be plastic. I love what I do and enjoy hosting a talk radio show for people who don't like "talk radio".


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