This is a photograph of a University of California Davis police officer calmly pepper spraying students who were peacefully demonstrating against an order by the college president to destroy the #OWS site yesterday.
When asked why the police chose to physically assault these college kids who were doing nothing more than sitting down on a college sidewalk at a college that they paid to attend the response from a UC Davis police spokesperson was that the police feared for their safety.
I can totally relate!
I’d be scared shitless too if I were armed with a Glock, pepper spray, tazer, and wearing riot gear and backed up by dozens of other cops and I was confronted with a bunch of ravening, clearly out of control college kids who were violently sitting on the ground.
If I were the parent of any of these kids I’d be filing suit against the university and its imbecile of a president right this fucking minute.
And here’s the video and contact info of Lt. John Pike of the UC Davis police who assaulted these kids.
Lt. John Pike — Ph: 530-752-3989; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The part where the students encircle the police and use the people’s mic to very politely say to them “we are willing to give you a brief moment of peace so that you may take your weapons and your friends and go. Please do not return” is too incredible for words.
I’d be so proud to be a parent of any one of these kids!
This was not a situation where people had gone into a bank to disrupt business. This was American citizens exercising their rights to free speech and peaceful assembly being assaulted with pepper spray. WHAT THE FUCK?!
Meanwhile the fucking Super Committee can't seem to reach any kind of agreement related to deficit because, SURPRISE, no one will even consider letting the TEMPORARY BUSH TAX CUTS EXPIRE ($1 trillion in deficit accounted for just like that, you're welcome)... George W. Bush, he's not just a war criminal (and criminal against peace), he's also a huge part of the reason our deficit is so big!!!
"Why are the protesters so angry?"America, fuck yeah!
Occupy Wall Street
Occupy the jail cell that officer needs to be in soon, while waiting for arraignment on various assault charges