UC Davis Students Sue University Over Lt. John Pike's Pepper-Spraying Tactics

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It would be difficult to forget the controversial pepper-spraying incident at UC Davis last year after the Internet made a meme out of Lt. John Pike callously dousing peaceful protesters with the chemical.

Those students sure haven't forgotten it.

Those same students, along with some UC Davis, alumni filed a lawsuit against the school yesterday, claiming the university violated the demonstrators' constitutional rights, and seeking campus policies to prevent similar responses to nonviolent protests, as well as unspecified damages.

Remore here: http://www.sacbee.co/02/22/4283137/uc-davis-students-sue-over-pepper.html#storylink=cpy

The lawsuit comes as no surprise, considering the level of outrage the incident created. After images of Pike spraying protesters, who had set up their own Occupy camp, circulated the Internet, university officials suspended UC Davis Police Chief Annette Spicuzza, and Pike was placed on administrative leave.

And then Anonymous threatened Pike, with this amazing video:

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Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

When will we start holding officers accountable for theirbrutality and excessive use of force?  Evictingprotesters is Unconstitutional and endangers the basic rights of EVERY lastAmerican.  Is this the country we wereraised in, were men and women are beaten, gassed, pepper-sprayed and arrestedfor their disapproval of the government? We have to be careful to protect our Constitutional Rights!  Raise awareness and do your part with thesefree posters I designed for the movement on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot...

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