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Old 11-21-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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They were pepper sprayed because that's how the University of California has dealt with non-violent student protesters since the 1960's. There is a very long history in the system of administrators turning their heads toward police brutality. Clean house and get rid of every chancellor who condones this kind of idiocy.

It's disgusting.
Two officers and the police chief have been placed on leave:

"The president of the University of California system said he was "appalled" at images of protesters being doused with pepper spray and plans an assessment of law enforcement procedures on all 10 campuses, as two police officers and the police chief were placed on administrative leave."


Police on leave after protesters pepper sprayed - US news - Life - msnbc.com
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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Two officers and the police chief have been placed on leave:

"The president of the University of California system said he was "appalled" at images of protesters being doused with pepper spray and plans an assessment of law enforcement procedures on all 10 campuses, as two police officers and the police chief were placed on administrative leave."


Police on leave after protesters pepper sprayed - US news - Life - msnbc.com
Thanks for the link.

I've never quite understood why students are The Enemy in this country.
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:54 PM
 
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I consider myself a hard-core right-wing law-and-order conservative, but this offends even me.

I engaged in a little protesting of the pro-life variety back in the 90s. We did sit-ins at abortion clinics. The police had to lead us away into the bus to be arrested for trespassing one by one. I would have been shocked if they had used pepper spray on us, although it was a very similar situation.

Before you start taking away the rights of protesters, think about the fact that you may be in a position to protest the govt sometime in the future.

When they took you away one by one , did you resist?
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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It's really time for them all to pack it in and go home before the first snowfall.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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YOUR video shows the police officer who sprayed the students climbing over the human chain at least twice. The students who were sprayed evidently weren't a serious obstacle. So why spray them?
It's much easier for one person to climb over that chain than it is for police to bring their handcuffed suspect over it.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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It's much easier for one person to climb over that chain than it is for police to bring their handcuffed suspect over it.
Then take the suspect out of the QUAD in a different direction. They weren't in a canyon. They said they were encircled, but the video shows the police moving about pretty freely. The police had pepper spray. The video shows them using it on students sitting arm-in-arm on the ground, not fighting back. The video also shows at least one hole in the chain that the police could have moved through. So this, the police were trapped defense is garbage. They weren't trapped. They were in control. They abused their power.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:44 PM
 
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For some of you this is sad, for other blood thirsty savages this is probably awesome as hell!

Enjoy either way!


Police pepper spraying and arresting students at UC Davis - YouTube
Bring in the water cannons, and add a little chili extract (Cap) to the water. Enough of the dregs of society and their occupy BS.

BTW, you should know that the first "Occupy" protest was Occupy Chicago in 1988 organized by none other than the Potemkin Village Idiot Obama.

Go figger.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:47 PM
 
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Are you sure it was actually Pepper Spray and not Disinfectant???
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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The pictures look like those taken during equally peaceful civil rights demonstrations of the '50s. And like those demonstrations, these will not stop. And if there's any justice in this world, some of those in positions of power within the UC Davis administration will lose their jobs.

Pepper spraying someone for sitting on a sidewalk is extreme over-reaction.

Yep. Hopefully those "police" will lose their jobs too, and be prosecuted. These people were engaging in civil disobedience, which is inherently non violent. The police simply could have hand cuffed them and taken them off too, and nothing more. Pepper spraying non violent protesters who are practicing their RIGHT to civilly disobey in a non violent manner was and is a gross abuse of power, and NOT something that should be tolerated in a "free" country.

Those that say since they were breaking the law they deserved it, the next time your speedometer goes over the posted limit, or your jaywalk, or anything else, you should be pepper sprayed, or beaten, or possibly even worse. Since after all you DID break the rule of law so you SHOULD suffer the consequences whatever they may be or whatever the law enforcement officer feels like those consequences should be.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:23 PM
 
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Ah, can we say naive? It's called the first amendment, read about it.
You must have never stood up for something that you believed in and in this case you must believe it's ok for our government to be run by financial institutions.
They can protest as much as they want, this didn't have to do with the chancellor wanting to prevent them from protesting.
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