At Connecticut's Party Weekend, Days of Music Replaced by Nights of Vandalism


The 80 police officers did not move last month as bottles, cans, and rocks were lobbed at them by a crowd of students and their friends partying in a dirt parking lot that adjoins the University of Connecticut campus.

When some in the crowd of 2,000 people overturned a black Honda Accord, the police, from university, local, and state forces, stood their ground. Even when some men set a couch on fire, the police remained on the edge of the