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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 11:44 PM
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NEW ICONIC PHOTO: Pepper-Spraying Of UC Davis Students
Edited on Fri Nov-18-11 11:45 PM by Hissyspit
http://www.davisenterprise.com/media-post/ucd-police-re...



UC Davis Police Lt. John Pike uses pepper spray to move protesters who were blocking officers' attempts to remove arrested protesters from the Quad on Friday afternoon. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo




UC Davis police move protesters who were attempting to block the walkway on the Quad and the removal of other protesters who had been arrested during the removal of tents on Friday afternoon. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo




Occupy UC Davis protesters including David Buscho, far left, react after being pepper sprayed by police who came to remove tents set up on the Quad. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo


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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 11:48 PM
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1. This little detail might not matter, but I think it does
UC Davis Police Lt. John Pike uses pepper spray to move protesters who were blocking officers' attempts to remove arrested protesters from the Quad on Friday afternoon. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

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Not saying that this is what is happening, but could he have not found an officer to DO IT?

No, I am not kidding. Command Level Officers usually do not do this shit. That is what the grunts are... white shirts in NYC comes to mind.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 01:47 AM
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17. PHOTO from Another Angle:
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 09:44 AM
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30. He's casually walking down the line spraying away.... not a care in the world about all the citizen
photographers. They don't even care that they're being filmed doing this shit.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 03:47 PM
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37. Yes, without a care in the world.....
- As if no one will ever know who he is......

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Huey P. Long Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 09:49 AM
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31. video from another angle-
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piratefish08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 11:48 PM
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2. the good cops are OBLIGATED to stop the bad ones. so why don't they?
Civil Rights Laws and Police Misconduct

A statute known as Section 1983 is the primary civil rights law victims of police misconduct rely upon. This law was originally passed as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1871, which was intended to curb oppressive conduct by government and private individuals participating in vigilante groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan. It is now called Section 1983 because that is where the law has been published, within Title 42, of the United States Code. Section 1983 makes it unlawful for anyone acting under the authority of state law to deprive another person of his or her rights under the Constitution or federal law. The most common claims brought against police officers are false arrest (or false imprisonment), malicious prosecution, and use of excessive or unreasonable force.

http://public.findlaw.com/civil-rights/more-civil-right...
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 12:12 AM
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7. The Blue Code of Omerta.
Don't you love having police forces run like the Mafia?
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piratefish08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 12:15 AM
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8. i had to google it - no shit....
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 09:55 AM
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32. Because there are really very FEW "good cops"
Edited on Sat Nov-19-11 09:55 AM by Occulus
We know police cover up for one another. We know this happens frequently.

Here's the thing.

That makes the ones engaging in a cover-up 'bad cops', too. Every single otherwise "good" police officer in every State who ever covers up for their fellows who break the law or violate our rights are just as bad as the ones doing the deed. To my mind, every single cop who engages in any kind of a cover-up is guilty of being an accessory to the thing they're covering up.

That makes for a lot of bad cops. Probably the vast majority.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 08:14 PM
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39. And the good cops are afraid of the bad cops
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 11:50 PM
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3. k&r
via Joshua Hol: Contact UC-D police: http://t.co/CWSr0nrx UC-D chancellor: http://t.co/PswMhR7Z
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 11:55 PM
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4. K&R
Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.





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emcguffie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 10:19 AM
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33. Are you making some point with that photo and the Amendment?
If you are, I certainly don't get it.

Essentially, of course, I agree with you. I'm not trying to be critical. Definitely mystified, though.

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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 01:24 PM
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34. The photo is of ''chopped liver'' - :-/ n/t
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 11:59 PM
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5. I have only the highest praise for our side.
How we have been nonviolent under these circumstances is testament to just who we are. I don't get patriotic very easily. I leave that stuff to republicans to spew. But I feel something that feels like patriotism here. A strong sense of duty to the principals of country. And all under the fog of violence raining down upon us while attempting to make this a better world.

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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 12:03 AM
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6. knr n/t
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Eyerish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 12:23 AM
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9. K&R
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 12:26 AM
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10. As I said. As if they were using Round Up on weeds. (Assholes)
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Prometheus Bound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 12:27 AM
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11. Another pic of UC Davis Campus Police Lt. John "Coward" Pike
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Beartracks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 12:48 AM
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12. I thought the supposed reason for using pepper spray...
... was that it was "safer" for everyone concerned because then cops wouldn't have to manhandle the Occupiers to move them and therefore there was less chance of injury on both sides. Or something like that. But from these picture it appears they still have to drag the writhing Occupiers apart and haul them off for booking after they've been rendered helpless with the pepper spray.

:shrug:

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WildNovember Donating Member (726 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 01:52 AM
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19. Yeah, it doesn't make sense. Looks like they were sitting there passively waiting to be arrested.
A common tactic -- it's almost political theater. why the need for the pepper spray? Just to punish, the assholes.
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 01:55 PM
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35. Looks like the "purpose" is to incapacitate the protesters before beating them.
Every time I see this, I think about how the Capitol police in Madison handled the protests earlier this year.
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Gore1FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 01:13 AM
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13. This site apparently has email addresses to the UC-Davis Professional Standards Unit
http://police.ucdavis.edu/campus-services/support-servi...

Interestingly there is an email for a Lieutenant John Pike. I wonder if they are related.

Additionally, if you really want to get pissed off....

http://news.yahoo.com/video/sacramentocbs13-15751210/po...

They are saying they couldn't escape...


There is a video well worth watching in it's entirety here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I wonder if the UC-Davis Professional Standards Unit has a link.
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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 01:51 AM
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18. Watch that video all the way to the end.....

students got angry and the police started looking scared and backed off. Perhaps not the response they were expecting?
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 01:53 AM
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20. Also
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 01:16 AM
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14. Ugly Ugly Ugly.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 01:24 AM
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15. Great pics :(
UC Davis Police Chief Annette Spicuzza said it would not be safe or sustainable for demonstrators to camp in the quad.

"It's not safe for multiple reasons," Spicuzza said.

At least one woman left by ambulance for treatment of chemical burns.

http://www.kcra.com/news/29809851/detail.html
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 01:31 AM
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16. a bunch of big, brave...
son's of bitches in blue. "If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping a human face- FOREVER"
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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 02:05 AM
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21. Fuck the police. nt
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 05:05 AM
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22. Next up, torture camps for protesters.
If they will do this in public while everyone is watching, what do you think they will do when they get them alone in confinement?

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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 05:34 AM
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23. I like those, but I think this is the image that is emblematic of the 2 sides & their methods:
Edited on Sat Nov-19-11 06:15 AM by Are_grits_groceries


Saw your addition of this pic, and I just whizzed by it on my first look. Sorry! Wasn't trying to step on your important headline!
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 07:09 AM
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25. Yes, wish I could have put it in OP, but hour-edit limit was over.
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 06:51 AM
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24. Iconic indeed, and the amazing unexpected actions and triumph by the students has to be seen too.
Watch this video all the way to the end. (Starts with the police action shown in the pictures above.)

http://www.angryblacklady.com/2011/11/18/police-pepper-...
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2banon Donating Member (794 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 10:49 PM
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44. That was an astonishing victory
as evidenced towards the end of that clip. I'm really astonished that it worked. This time. I hope this vid goes viral, I'm going to try post it on my fb. Thanks for the heads up!

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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 07:12 AM
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26. LOOK what I found
Edited on Sat Nov-19-11 07:59 AM by AsahinaKimi
The officer who pulled out the pepper spray was Lieutenant John Pike. 530-752-3989 japikeiii@ucdavis.edu

http://www.angryblacklady.com/2011/11/18/police-pepper -... /


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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 08:58 AM
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29. That's just his office number.
I'm hoping his home phone and home address get broadcast...
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 07:26 AM
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27. Crop the first photo to remove the passive onlookers and you have a truly memorable
photo.


Don't have time to do it now (going to work) but if you take out everything from the middle of the cop's head and up, you are left with a photo that emphasizes the kids getting sprayed and the handful of kids huddling in the background. Very effective and you can still tell it is a policeman.

I'll try to post a link later.
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Danascot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 08:11 AM
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28. Contact info for the brave cop

Lt. John Pike
530-752-3989
japikeiii@ucdavis.edu

and the police chief

Annette M. Spicuzza
UC Davis Police Chief
(530) 752-3113
amspicuzza@ucdavis.edu

and the UC Davis Chancellor

Linda P.B. Katehi
(530) 752-2065
katehi@ucdavis.edu

From Chancellor Katehi's blog:

"UC Davis has a long tradition of promoting community, particularly our Principles of Community. We are a campus known for its civility and our commitment to respect, equality and freedom of expression runs deep."

http://blogs.ucdavis.edu/common-sense/2011/10/26/the-ci... /
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 02:00 PM
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36. But remember everyone, wave your Freedom Flag!!!
:patriot:

It gives me the deepest SHAME that our officials are allowed to do this to peaceful, un-armed citizens. If they were being so unlawful there had to be another way to handle it.

Just some other way, I'm sorry, this is a horrible shame. I will never forget the things I've seen online today. Never. And I'm afraid I'm going to see much worse.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 05:46 PM
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38. K & R !!!
:mad:

:nuke:

:kick:
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 09:10 PM
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40. It has been worse...
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 09:15 PM
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41. That fat fuck is a lieutenant?
Like most police forces, they have incredibly low standards.
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cojoel Donating Member (125 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 09:23 PM
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42. not for long, I suspect
There will be major changes coming to Davis.
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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 09:44 PM
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43. these are campus police...right? are they the same as regular
police or more of a rent a cop situation?
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