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Uc Davis Pepper Spray

Our Students Are Not Protesting in a Vacuum

Linda Katehi | Posted 02.08.2012 | College
Linda Katehi

Outrage over the use of pepper spray and other violent confrontations has generated the biggest headlines and sparked the most anger, with good reason. We cannot let that keep us from addressing the root cause of so much campus upheaval.

Schools Pepper Sprayed Students 'Repeatedly And Regularly'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.07.2011 | Education

After a lawsuit was filed last year on behalf of eight high school students against the Birmingham Board of Education over the use of pepper spray aga...

In Defense of Linda Katehi, UC Davis Chancellor

Gregory C. Pappas | Posted 01.31.2012 | College
Gregory C. Pappas

It is important to understand Linda Katehi's background and how it has shaped her commitment to education -- and making education accessible to those who traditionally do not have access to it.

9 Festive Uses for Pepper Spray

Mark Morford | Posted 01.30.2012 | Comedy
Mark Morford

Toddlers. Oh, they think they're so cute. They think they're so important, what with claiming to be... what was it again? Right. "The future." I mean, please.

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 11.25.2011 | Gay 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.

UC Davis Students Still Seek Answers In Pepper Spray Incident

AP | GARANCE BURKE and JUDY LIN | Posted 01.23.2012 | College

DAVIS, Calif. — The University of California, Davis chancellor, in responding to student demands for more answers about what led to the pepper s...

Pepper-Spraying UC Davis Officer Previously Honored For Work On Campus

AP | GARANCE BURKE and JUDY LIN | Posted 01.22.2012 | San Francisco

DAVIS, Calif. — The University of California, Davis, chancellor defended herself Tuesday from criticism over the campus police force's pepper sp...

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...