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Pepper Spray

Inventor Of Pepper Spray: 'It's Being Misused'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 11.15.2016 | Crime

When pepper spray was created, it was meant to prevent imminent injury. But over the last decade or so, “in many cases, it is being misused,” the ...

Maryland Cop Pepper-Sprays Teenage Girl, Department Defends His Actions

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.23.2016 | Crime

A video of a cop pepper-spraying a teenage girl as she sits in the back of a police cruiser has sparked protests in Hagerstown, Maryland. But the poli...

Native Rights Rising: Standing Tall At Standing Rock

Tom Weis | Posted 09.13.2016 | Green
Tom Weis

Just as the conscience of America was jolted awake by the shocking images of peaceful civil rights defenders being violently set upon in the '60s, so is it being aroused today by the horrifying sight of peaceful native rights defenders being brutalized.

Police In This School District Want To Pepper-Spray Kids On Their Own Terms

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.17.2016 | Politics

The Birmingham Police Department is in court this week to appeal a judge’s decision that it must create stricter guidelines around using pepper spra...

A Youth Prison Mirrors Adult Corrections

Liz Ryan | Posted 08.04.2016 | Crime
Liz Ryan

We're using the mnemonic, l-o-c-k-e-d u-p, to show some of the main characteristics of a youth prison in a series of articles, Locked Up: What is a Yo...

A Fighting Chance - Filipina Women Fighting Sexual Assault

Kuro Tawil | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Kuro Tawil

Girls with their Kuros! pepper spray cans - Photo by Danny Pata When I started Kuros! three years ago, we had one goal: get pepper spray into the han...

UC Davis Chancellor Apologizes For Trying To Scrub Pepper Spray Incident From Google

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.20.2016 | College

The University of California, Davis paid consultants $175,000 to manipulate the school's Google results and remove hits regarding an on-campus officer...

Pepper Sprayed In Youth Jail

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Lonnie Wright grew up in East Oakland. Over the years, he earned the nickname "Little Two Three" because he lived on 23rd Avenue, near Garfield Elementary School. Now 22-years-old, Wright says the environment he grew up in was tough.

CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Cop Appears To Pepper-Spray Handcuffed Suspect

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.21.2016 | Crime

The Austin Police Department has launched an investigation following the release of a video that shows an officer apparently pepper-spraying a handcuf...

Kansas City Police Pepper-Spray Protesters At Donald Trump Rally

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 03.13.2016 | Politics

Video taken outside a Saturday night rally for Donald Trump in Kansas City, Missouri, shows police officers pepper-spraying demonstrators, adding to t...

MAP: Where American Students Are Pepper-Sprayed At School

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

In 2011, a 17-year-old girl was pepper-sprayed by a school resource officer at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama, after getting in a dispute...

Offering Protection to the Women of El Salvador

Kuro Tawil | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Kuro Tawil

Kuros!™ has been distributing cans of pepper spray across El Salvador. Currently in the midst of an extremely violent gang situation, pepper spray distribution in that country is a very delicate balancing act.

The War on Women: Expanding Into El Salvador

Kuro Tawil | Posted 08.21.2016 | Impact
Kuro Tawil

It has almost been two years now since Kuros! started distributing pepper spray to women as a way to protect themselves from violent and sexually based attacks. It has been an incredible 18 months so far; seeing us spread from India to Africa, and now into Latin America.

Is It Better to be Tasered or Pepper Sprayed?

Quora | Posted 05.28.2016 | Weird News

Now, both are awful -- I wouldn't recommend either for a leisurely afternoon. However, the difference is in how they're bad.

Fighting the War on Women: South Africa 2015

Kuro Tawil | Posted 05.23.2015 | Impact
Kuro Tawil

For our first round of Kuros! pepper spray drops in Africa, we had planned to conduct a number of the drops in the "squatter camps" surrounding Johannesberg, South Africa.

Fighting the War on Women: Taking the Fight to Africa

Kuro Tawil | Posted 05.08.2015 | Impact
Kuro Tawil

Over the last year and a half, Kuros! has been arming women with pepper spray as a way to physically combat sexual assault in India. As we continue our efforts throughout India in 2015, we are excited to announce that we are now spreading our efforts into Africa as well, starting in the country of South Africa.

Mariah Stewart

St. Louis Police Pepper-Spray Protesters At Late-Night Demonstration | Mariah Stewart | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- A nonviolent sit-in at a QuikTrip gas station was interrupted early Sunday when a police officer repeatedly jabbed a protester with a ba...

Pepper Spraying Youth in Custody at Juvenile Detention Centers Is Incredibly Harmful

Sue Burrell | Posted 10.05.2014 | Impact
Sue Burrell

Incarcerated youth are teenagers, and may exhibit the same impulsivity, moodiness and oppositional behavior known to parents everywhere. The idea that these challenges require the routine use of pepper spray is mistaken and harmful.

David Lohr

Lawsuit Alleges County Jail Inmates Were Stripped, Tortured, Humiliated | David Lohr | Posted 06.13.2014 | Crime

Inmates at Floyd County Jail in Indiana were stripped, tortured, humiliated and abused, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Thursday by a local ...

David Lohr

Indiana Woman Allegedly Pepper-Sprayed, Stripped, Left Naked By Jailers | David Lohr | Posted 06.12.2014 | Crime

A misdemeanor arrest resulted in an Indiana woman being stripped naked, pepper-sprayed and left for hours on the floor of an unsanitary holding cell, ...

Why I Have to Stay Hidden

Tracy Morrison | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Tracy Morrison

"I don't understand. I'd feel better if you wore a reflector." It's because you're 6'4" and 220 pounds and a man. You think about getting hit by a car. I think about being attacked. I think about it every time I step out of the door to run alone... whether at 3:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m.

9 Reasons To Stay Home On Black Friday (And Forget The Damn HDTV)

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business

With Black Friday fast approaching, millions of Americans are readying to brave freezing temperatures, unconscionable lines and frenzied stampedes for...

A Personal Appeal to Women: Don't Be a Statistic

Annie Cushing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Annie Cushing

Please do yourself a favor and arm yourself with something to keep you safe, like pepper spray. It just may save your life. It did mine.

Sheriff Donny Youngblood Should Be Held Accountable

Charles Garcia | Posted 08.12.2013 | Latino Voices
Charles Garcia

Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood is a disgrace to all the good men and women who wear the law enforcement uniform. I believe he should be held criminally negligent, by his total failure of leadership, in the brutal deaths of Jose Lucero and David Silva.

Radley Balko

Family Of Man Killed In Florida Jail Settles With County | Radley Balko | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

The family of an Ohio man who died after he was taken into custody by the Lee County Sheriff's Office in Florida, strapped to a restraint chair and re...