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Uc Davis Pepper Spray

Jon Stewart: 'Pepper Spray Is Our New Car Horn'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.29.2011 | Comedy

"The Daily Show" returned from its Thanksgiving break Monday night, with Jon Stewart wasting no time catching up on the abundance of pepper spray-rela...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Egyptians braved brutal beatings in Tahrir Square in search of democracy and freedom while Americans braved violence in Wal-Marts in search of cheap Black Friday appliances: #resetyourvalues. On the campaign trail, latest GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich came under fire for using the word "humane" in a debate answer about illegal immigration and suggesting we should adopt a policy to avoid tearing apart families. Apparently, erring on the side of humanity doesn't sit well with "family values" voters. And, in a demonstration of the kind of real-time, crowd-sourced creative commentary only possible on the Internet, the UC Davis campus cop who heartlessly pepper-sprayed peaceful protesters became a viral meme, depicted spraying everyone from Gandhi to George Washington to a baby seal to Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel God. It got so big, even the Hitler Reacts meme felt compelled to weigh in. Very meta. And wickedly funny.

WATCH: Pepper-Spraying Police Officer's Alleged Anti-Gay Past

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

John Pike, California's infamous pepper-spraying police officer, has an anti-gay past, according to reports. Though he has been twice honored by t...

What Country Do We Live In?

Benni Cinkle | Posted 01.24.2012 | Home
Benni Cinkle

This season, I'm thankful for my family, I'm thankful for my friends, and I'm thankful that we live in a country where people have the right to express their opinions and beliefs... Oh wait.

WATCH: Megyn Kelly's Thanksgiving Tips

Posted 11.23.2011 | Comedy

Ever since Megyn Kelly told Bill O'Reilly on Monday night that the UC-Davis protestors really were doused with a "food product," the Internet has lamb...

Protests, Police, and Pepper Spray: Nothing to Sneeze At

Tobias Winright | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Tobias Winright

The use of force by police is not at all supposed to involve any notion of punishment or humiliation. Police are supposed to serve and protect all citizens, including those they regrettably have to arrest.

Ethical Leadership and Police Violence Against Protestors: Americans Deserve Better

Kevin Bell | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Kevin Bell

Police officers will only abuse their power to harm civilians if they believe that their chain of command will support their actions. These events happen because of the absolute failure of moral leadership by people like Chancellor Katehi.

Tangled Up in Blue: Can There Be Solidarity Between Activists and Police?

Randall Amster | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Randall Amster

The police, as a class, are generally in the 99 percent -- and while they often do their bidding for the 1 percent, many of them have cultural and economic roots that are more closely aligned with those against whom they are being asked to use force.

Portrait of Shame

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock


Occupying Academic Freedom

Patricia McGuire | Posted 01.23.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Higher education is in trouble right now --- and it's not just because of the scandal at Penn State. The real trouble that higher education is in goes to the soul of our existence as institutions supposedly dedicated to the free search for truth.

Amazon Users Post Rave ‘Reviews’ Of UC Davis Pepper Spray

Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

Megyn Kelly's insistence that pepper spray is "a food product, essentially" has spawned a petition to get the Fox personality to eat pepper spray on a...

The Sub-human Factor at UC Davis and Beyond

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

One of the casualties of our time is caring about others.

UC Davis Protest 101: The Power of the Citizen Witness

Brenda Peterson | Posted 01.22.2012 | Media
Brenda Peterson

Watching the viral video of the UC Davis protesters not only made me ashamed and angry at my alma mater, it also brought back a vivid memory from my protesting days at UC Davis in the sixties.

The Media Bias No One Talks About

John Stoehr | Posted 01.22.2012 | Media
John Stoehr

These are not conflicts between rivals of equal proportion, as "clash" connotes. These are incidents of police violence and media should start calling it for what it is. With so much amateur video, the media has little choice but to set aside convention and report what's happening.

Open Letter to Chancellors and Presidents of American Universities and Colleges -- From Your Faculty

Matthew Noah Smith | Posted 01.22.2012 | College
Matthew Noah Smith

We hoped that even as politicians and municipal police violently responded to the Occupy movement, college and university campuses would remain safe locations for non-violent political dissent. But that has not been the case.

Police Crackdowns On Occupy Protesters Spikes Media Coverage

Posted 11.22.2011 | Media

Occupy Wall Street had its biggest week of media coverage yet, according to a the news coverage index provided by Pew Research Center's Project for Ex...

The UC Davis Police Were Right to Pepper Spray the Occupy Protesters

John Hawkins | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
John Hawkins

You have a First Amendment right to free speech. You do not, however, have a First Amendment right to trespass or set up a hobo camp. This is the prob...

WATCH: Maddow Condemns Police Response To Occupy Protests

Posted 11.24.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow discussed what she believed was the violent nature of "nonlethal weapons" on her Monday show. Maddow was speaking after a string of O...

Hackers' New Target

AFP | Posted 01.22.2012 | Technology

The online "hacktivist" group Anonymous published the personal contact details on Monday of a California university policeman who used pepper spray on...

WATCH: O'Reilly Defends Pepper Spray Police

Posted 01.22.2012 | Media

Megyn Kelly and Bill O'Reilly discussed the shocking pepper-spray incident that rocked the UC Davis campus on Monday's "O'Reilly Factor." Kelly cal...

Pepper-Spraying Occupy: An Assault on Our Democracy

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The Occupy movement has been a test -- a national MRI -- that has allowed us to check-in on the health of our democracy by allowing us to see what's going on underneath the surface of America's power structures. And the results are dire.

Attack Of The Pepper-Spraying Memes

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.21.2011 | San Francisco

Oh, John Pike. When UC Davis Police Lt. John Pike casually and ruthlessly sprayed an entire can of pepper spray onto a line of peaceful Occupy prot...

Occupy: The Real Tough Guys of UC Davis

Stephan Jenkins | Posted 01.21.2012 | San Francisco
Stephan Jenkins

It was the students of UCD who showed themselves to be the true tough guys on the scene, and by tough guys, I mean Rosa Parks, Gandhi-style tough guys -- the kind who have the courage to wield the power of nonviolence.

Pepper Spraying Cop Becomes Photo Meme

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 11.21.2011 | Comedy

The blogosphere has been in an uproar over what appears to be a growing trend of violence toward Occupy Wall Street participants, perhaps most notably...

WATCH: Joy's Shocked Outrage Over UC Davis Pepper Spray Incident

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.21.2012 | Media

Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg strongly criticized the police who pepper-sprayed protesting students at UC Davis on "The View" Monday. Video of cam...