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Friday, September 3, 2010
Maryland to hose down dumpsters for Duke?

By Diamond Leung

After Maryland defeated Duke at home in March, fans rioted, scores were arrested, and some police officers faced discipline after video surfaced of them beating an unarmed student.

All in all, it was a big mess.

In an effort to improve relations with students Prince George's County police hosted a "Welcome Back Night" event on Thursday, and according to WJZ-TV, it appears new university police chief David Mitchell will try to add a number of security measures for games this season.
For this year's Duke game or any other big celebration, the new chief of police at the university is going to do at least two things differently. He's going to ask the fire department to hose down any dumpsters to prevent fires and also talk to local bars and convenience stores and ask them to not sell anything in glass containers.

"Hopefully, there will be a big win and a big celebration. I think the difference will be there won't be criminal misconduct; there won't be a clash with police and the students.  And we'll be able to celebrate safely," Mitchell said.