John Pike, Pepper-Spraying Cop, Gets Big Payout From Depression Claim

Categories: Law & Order, WTF?

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Lt. John Pike douses an innocent My Little Pony for unknown reasons
How could you forget this guy? That's Lt. John Pike, the UC Davis cop whose pepper-spraying antics earned him an unemployment check as well as plenty of colorful Internet memes.

And that's not the only thing he earned.

According to press reports, Pike was awarded a $38,000 check in a settlement claim stemming from the 2011 Occupy protest on the UC Davis campus. Pike was caught on video dousing a group of protesters linking arms in a peaceful demonstration during the Occupy rallies across the nation.

The video went viral, sparking another round of outrage across America; students filed lawsuits, and the hack attack group Anonymous went after the veteran cop, posting his personal information on the internet. Eight months later, Pike was fired from his campus gig. Not surprisingly, Pike claims the incident caused him severe anxiety and depression, leading to the worker's compensation claim.

Pike was reportedly awarded the same amount of money that went to the plaintiffs in the case, CBS News reports.

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21 comments
Frankie Griffen
Frankie Griffen

These outlandish comments are exactly why he's getting compensated, I hope you all realize

Wendell Thoene
Wendell Thoene

At least he didn't un holster his side arm and open fire on them like what happened at Kent State University.

Eric Carlson
Eric Carlson

let's direct our anger at whoever signed off on that payoff! (just a thought) we already hate the pig Pike

Jordan Perkins-Lewis
Jordan Perkins-Lewis

in all fairness he became known worldwide as an asshole almost overnight. that's probably worth a few thousand bucks.

Rob Cotton
Rob Cotton

congrats, eric - you've earned the lame idiot of the day award.

Lauren Larsson
Lauren Larsson

38k seems low compared to how ruined his life is.

Eric Jenkinson
Eric Jenkinson

He used non-lethal means to disburse a crowd on private property. I would sue for unlawful termination. You friggin Anarchist are going to ultimately destroy America. That unlawful assembly had no permits to demonstrate.Learn the current law and if you don't like it change it by peaceful means.

William Mark Sommer
William Mark Sommer

such a joke i cant believe this, he should have been fired in the first place if not jailed, these students were not rioting this was a peaceful protest, what he did was so wrong.

Robert Scalzi
Robert Scalzi

that guy needs a fucking guillotine not a damned payout - Off With His Head !!

TheFestivalLawyer
TheFestivalLawyer

@Rob Cotton and he is completely wrong on the law as well as being the idiot of the day. 

TheFestivalLawyer
TheFestivalLawyer

@Eric Jenkinson  Eric, I know you like throwing around legal phrases like "unlawful assembly". But  you should "learn the current law". An unlawful assembly is one in which violent is imminent. The CA supreme court  narrowly construes the law to prohibit only "assemblies which are violent or which pose a clear and present danger of imminent violence." ...stop throwing around legal terms you don't understand to give yourself an air of authority.


Although the public may fear a large, noisy assembly, particularly an assembly that espouses an unpopular idea, such an apprehension does not warrant restraints on the right to assemble unless the apprehension is justifiable and reasonable and the assembly poses a threat of violence.5

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