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Pepper Spray

Girl, 14, Pepper Sprays 9 Kids Into Hospital | David Moye | Posted 11.30.2011 | Weird News

Welcome to Pepper Spray Nation. America's newly favorite weapon is making its way from the streets of California to the aisles of Walmart to the count...

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.

Editing for Patch in the Wake of Pepper Spray

Justin Cox | Posted 01.28.2012 | Media
Justin Cox

I'm the editor of Davis Patch, and although I was not on the receiving end of Lt. Pike's now-famous pepper spraying, the maneuver has made things pretty busy in this town.

20 Walmart Shoppers Injured In Pepper Spray Incident

AP | By ROBERT JABLON | Posted 01.24.2012 | Crime

LOS ANGELES -- A woman trying to improve her chance to buy cheap electronics at a Walmart in a wealthy suburb spewed pepper spray on a crowd of shoppe...

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.

Can Civilians Arrest Cops?

Jeff Norman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Jeff Norman

On the UC Davis campus and elsewhere, relations between cops and the community are so strained that all sorts of retaliations for actual or perceived police brutality seem possible.

WATCH: Martha Stewart Pepper Sprays Her Turkey

Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

No one doubts that Martha Stewart can cook a turkey. She's a go-to source for quality Thanksgiving recipes -- it's obvious that the Today Show would h...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Occupy Seattle Protester Alleges Miscarriage After Pepper Spray Incident | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents

NEW YORK -- In recent weeks, the repeated use of pepper spray by police officers against Occupy Wall Street protesters has elicited widespread critici...

Is Pepper Spray Dangerous To Health? | Briana Rognlin | Posted 01.22.2012 | Healthy Living

By Briana Rognlin, for Over the weekend, Lieutenant John Pike was photographed casually pepper spraying peaceful Occupy Wall Street p...

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...

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's Tactics

Norm Stamper | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Shutting down a critical bridge or snarling highway traffic during rush hour may be a grand, empowering experience. But it ticks off thousands who would otherwise, in their own enlightened self-interest, sign on to the cause.

PHOTOS: Pepper-Spraying Cop Makes His Way Throughout Art History

Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

If you haven't seen it yet, the disturbing footage of a policeman pepper spraying UC Davis students holding a peaceful protest has gone viral and laun...

Pepper Spraying UC Davis Officers Suspended

AP | Jason Dearen | Posted 01.20.2012 | San Francisco

By Jason Dearen, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Two University of California, Davis police officers involved in the pepper spraying of sea...

Militarization Of Campus Police

Bob Ostertag | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

What we have seen in the last two weeks around the country, and now at Davis, is a radical departure from the way police have handled protest in this country for half a century.

Suppressing First Amendment Rights at Our Nation's Laboratories: Police Action Against Students at the University of California

Christina Gagnier | Posted 01.19.2012 | College
Christina Gagnier

Universities are supposed to be laboratories in and of themselves, allowing students to explore their education and interests. This can include becoming passionate about issues and exercising one's First Amendment rights as an expression of such.

Jason Cherkis

WATCH: UC Davis Police Pepper-Spray Students | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- On Friday, a group of University of California, Davis students, part of the Occupy Wall Street movement on campus, became the latest vic...

Pepper-Spray Cop Is Punished, Sort Of

Posted 12.26.2011 | New York

The NYPD officer caught using pepper-spray on two female Occupy Wall Street protestors in September has been transferred to work in Staten Island. ...

Cops Pepper Spray Men For Sporting Ritual

AP | Posted 12.21.2011 | Sports

ROOSEVELT, Utah -- Police in a small Utah town are being accused of overreacting after using pepper spray to break up a group of Polynesian men and bo...

Occupy Colorado Movement Growing Exponentially

Brandi Williams and Nick Snoux | Posted 10.25.2011 | Denver
Brandi Williams and Nick Snoux

The backlash created by Governor Hickenlooper and Mayor Hancock's responses to the protest has merely served to fuel the hunger of the Colorado population to right the injustices these occupations believe to be so wrong.

March To DA's Office To Demand Investigation Over Punched, HIV Positive Protestor

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The Occupy Wall Street protesters plan to march to the Manhattan district attorney's office to demand an investigation into what they say ...


Shan Wells | Posted 12.12.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells


D.C. Protests: Reports Of Pepper-Spray Incident At Air And Space Museum

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 12.08.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- According to dispatches on Twitter, security officials at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum used pepper spray on "Stop the...