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UC Davis Officers Pepper-Spray Protesters


UC Davis officers in riot gear pepper-sprayed seated protesters at close range during a Friday protest, after they refused to remove their encampment.

November 21, 2011
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Tags: Campus Safety, Pepper Spray, Use-of-Force Policies, UC Davis Pepper-Spraying Incident


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lawman94 @ 11/22/2011 8:45 AM

When the police ask you to leave, you need to leave!! Close range?? The canister appeared to be a fog canister and the distance in the video was not close range.. Most of the people had their heads down during the spray session so?? Im all for a peaceful protest but the key word here is PEACEFUL. The protesters have rights and the police have a job to do.

Take care & stay safe

Joe @ 11/24/2011 8:38 AM

Really wasn't there a better solution how about a garden hose and getting these people sopping wet. The police are becoming the bad guys. We need to find less less lethat ways to deal with these idiots who have a right to protest but take it too far. We need to be better Thant these idiots. Let's put on our thinking caps guys really

M lindsay @ 11/29/2011 5:09 AM

Last time i looked we live in America and it's one of our rights to peaceful protest these police officers should be ashamed of their actions and be held liable its on tape for god sakes the should each be arrested on battery charges unlawful force these who were pepper sprayed were not resisting arrest, I think they should be fired and pepper sprayed on their way out

aidan @ 2/21/2012 4:34 AM

You idiots, Lawman is right.
These days everyone is saying police are the criminals, your all idiots, the police deal with bullshit everyday but no one ever says good job, you obviously only see the bad incidents (its called the MEDIA), these protestors where on private property and refusing to leave, thus warranting an arrest, now its clearly to danger to try and arrest each kid when they are all piled together, thus meaning seperate them into pods or singular groups and arrest them in a safe manor, the peper spray was to make the protestors seperate creating the safe arrest scenario.

curly @ 4/21/2012 3:09 PM

The police used Mk-9 military-grade riot-control pepper sprayer. According to the article below, it is illegal for police to use these in California. The police needs to follow the law as well. Police definitely get my thanks for doing the toughest most dangerous jobs out there, but not when they using an illegal weapon on a bunch of college students who actually followed the letter of the law.
http://bradhicks.livejournal.com/459368.html

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