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Old 11-22-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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I would much rather be pepper sprayed then arrested. Leave ,go home , take a shower and be done with it.
Arrested means bail, the next day in court , probably another court date, a PITA.
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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I would much rather be pepper sprayed then arrested. Leave ,go home , take a shower and be done with it.
Arrested means bail, the next day in court , probably another court date, a PITA.

You aren't a protestor. They aren't arrested unless they are breaking the law. If they weren't arrested, and didn't break a law, why where they pepper sprayed? Since thats the case, why do you support the spraying of peaceful protestors who weren't breaking the law being pepper sprayed.

They arrest protestors all the time, they did it at OWS in New York, and they do it all over. The folks that cause trouble get arrested, or a few get away. But most just leave, when they aren't breaking the law.

Sitting on the quad in a campus is not breaking the law. They weren't camping, they weren't breaking any laws, it was a protest about tuition costs.
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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So what would you have done if you were the cop? You told them to disperse , and they ignored you?
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:18 PM
 
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Top Ten List of what the press HASN'T reported about the Davis incident.
10. The officer thought it was a can of flea spray.
9.They want a socialist society so he was obliging them, welcome to a fascist state.
8.Not seen on camera, they took a dump on his sedgway.
7.Somebody thought it was a Christian prayer meeting and demanded it be broken up with unnecessary force.
6. It was Kent State all over again. Okay, not even close.
5. How come they can't have these cops around to deal with a flash mob?
4. They were all on double secret probation already so they had nothing to lose.
3. The Alpha Betas burned down their frat house so they were moved into the nerd students dorm. They were homeless, not protesting.
2. Captain Harris said officer Tackleberry acted on his own authority by using the pepper spray.
1. Overheard: " Don't make us use our paintball guns!"
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:02 PM
 
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I would much rather be pepper sprayed then arrested. Leave ,go home , take a shower and be done with it.
Arrested means bail, the next day in court , probably another court date, a PITA.
First, taking a shower doesn't fix it. The chemical in pepper spray is more like the poison ivy, it gets absorbed into the skin and tissue, and damages skin and tissue. You may be able to wash some of it off, if you can do it quite soon after being exposed, but generally it simply has to wear off over time. The worst effects are over with usually within a few hours.

It should be noted that one of the people sprayed at UC-Davis was spitting up blood 45 minutes after being sprayed. So, no, a shower isn't going to do it.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:04 PM
 
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First, taking a shower doesn't fix it. The chemical in pepper spray is more like the poison ivy, it gets absorbed into the skin and tissue, and damages skin and tissue. You may be able to wash some of it off, if you can do it quite soon after being exposed, but generally it simply has to wear off over time. The worst effects are over with usually within a few hours.

It should be noted that one of the people sprayed at UC-Davis was spitting up blood 45 minutes after being sprayed. So, no, a shower isn't going to do it.

Have you ever been pepper sprayed? Ive been pepper sprayed at point blank range and Ive been arrested. Ill take the pepper spray anyday.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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All of you pro pepper sprayer types out there are out of your fricking minds. I have never witnessed such an overreaction to a minor event in my entire life. Ten students or so sitting on a sidewalk. Big deal. Give them a ticket and let then sit there until they get cold and go home. It's a University for crying out loud. What do we want in a society. No critical thought or mild protest.

How does this look to the rest of the world? Not good. The United States, I thought, is a beacon of freedom and an open society. These events remind me of what I see in China or the Middle East. It is disgusting.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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It's freaking pepper spray. They've probably ordered jalapeños from Arby's for the past 6 years.

In case you don't know pepper spray, flash grenades, shotgun bean bags and the like are all approved, non-lethal methods to disperse crowds, something they were ordered to do.

Watch, you'll see it in the final report.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Apparently, the police told them they would and the clueless imbeciles said...ok.


UC Davis Pepper Spray Incident, Four Perspectives - YouTube

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As a Policeman bends over to tell the “Leader” of the protesters that they are going to be sprayed, the “Leader” responds (At the very beginning of the video):

“Your shooting us specifically? No that’s fine, that’s fine.”
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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So what would you have done if you were the cop? You told them to disperse , and they ignored you?

If they are breaking the law, then you arrest them.

Did they resist arrest, no.

If they couldn't be arrested, because they weren't breaking the law, then the police needed to shut the hell up.

When did we get so trusting of authority?
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