Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Be a pepper....

Courts, police say pepper spray 'defensive' only (San Fran Chronicle)

     The law frowns on police use of pepper spray against nonviolent demonstrators.
     More than a decade before last week's videotaped incident at UC Davis, a federal appeals court ruled in the case of North Coast logging protesters that officers can legally use the caustic chemical only to prevent harm to themselves or someone else….

UC Davis student: Pepper spray like 'hot glass was entering my eyes' (LA Times)

     “It felt like hot glass was entering my eyes. I couldn’t see anything, I wanted to open my eyes but every time I did, the pain got worse,” David Buscho said during a rally Monday on campus. "I wanted to breathe, but I couldn’t because my face was covered in pepper spray.”
. . .
     "I am here to apologize," an emotional [Chancellor Linda] Katehi said after struggling through the crowd to a small stage where some of the students sprayed by campus police had just described their ordeal. "I feel horrible for what happened."….

Katehi: Campus Police Were Told Not To Use Force Against Students (Sac Bee)

     As the tent city on the University of California, Davis, tripled in size, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi insisted Tuesday that the school's police department defied her orders when it used force against students in last week's pepper-spray fiasco.
     "We told the police to remove the tents or the equipment," Katehi said in an interview with The Bee in her office inside the administration building, which remains locked down to the public.
     "We told them very specifically to do it peacefully, and if there were too many of them, not to do it, if the students were aggressive, not to do it. And then we told them we also do not want to have another Berkeley."….


Rebel Girl said...

The tear gas canisters they're using in Egypt have "Made in the U.S.A. stamped on them.

Anonymous said...

Well, if yo mama tell U not 2 run out in front of frieght train, den don't do it!

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