Ya, they shouldn't have allowed 150,000 people in that space if they couldn't protect them. Bad planning, and it isn't hindsight either, I was discussing riot possibilities with someone downtown that morning. I said they should have riot police geared up sitting in the area hotels waiting for this. In fact I didn't allow my teenager to go down there to watch the game and he thanked me afterward.
There were people boozing down there before noon.
As for the laws, Christy Clark and Gregor Robertson were out for the phot ops with brooms the next day and talking tough justice, blah blah blah. Nothing since.
When you have people turning themselves in and admitting guilt, there's no excuse not to charge them. In fact the couple who dumped the kittens in the garbage bin and caught on BC Ferries video last weekend have already been found, identified and charged. This riot is political and it stinks...