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