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Passive Occupy protesters take pepper spray blast
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9R4636G3&show_article=1 ^ | 11/19/2011 | SUDHIN THANAWALA

Posted on 11/19/2011 7:19:40 PM PST by Morgana

(AP) - Protesters sitting on the ground supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement on the campus of the University of California, Davis, on Saturday took a face full of pepper spray at close range from an officer in riot gear in an incident that was captured on cellphone video and spread virally across the internet.

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi described the video images as "chilling" and said she was forming a task force to investigate even as a faculty group called for her resignation because of the police action Friday.

However, a law enforcement official who watched the clip called the use of force "fairly standard police procedure."

In the video an officer dispassionately pepper-sprays a line of several sitting protesters who flinch and cover their faces but remain passive with their arms interlocked as onlookers shriek and scream out for the officer to stop.

"The use of the pepper spray as shown on the video is chilling to us all and raises many questions about how best to handle situations like this," Chancellor Linda Katehi said in a message posted on the school's website Saturday.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; occupywallstreet; ows; peppersray; sourcetitlenoturl
Popcorn anyone?
1 posted on 11/19/2011 7:19:42 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

The moral of the story is,when the Police give you a lawful order to move or disperse-just do it.You can always hire a lawyer and take the cops to court if you think your civil rights were somehow violated.


2 posted on 11/19/2011 7:23:18 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Morgana
UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi described the video images as "chilling"

Yeah a real holocaust moment. sheesh
3 posted on 11/19/2011 7:24:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Morgana

I rather see them taking a boot or two...the bruises will make them remember longer.


4 posted on 11/19/2011 7:25:43 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Morgana

Standard procedure. What would they rather have? Some officer slashed with a razor by one of these slobs? Anybody thinking the officers were out of line on this needs to go and visit the family of the last two officers that were slashed by so called “peaceful” protesters.


5 posted on 11/19/2011 7:26:37 PM PST by macquire
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To: Morgana

Just a guess but I’m betting they smelled better afterwards than before...;-)


6 posted on 11/19/2011 7:32:32 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Morgana

If it were a bunch of conservatives blocking an abortion clinic, would it be “chilling”?


7 posted on 11/19/2011 7:36:15 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Do conservative block entrances to abortion clinics or is this just the most recent pathetic attempt at moral relativism?


8 posted on 11/19/2011 7:43:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Morgana

If they weren’t leaving, then they were defiant, not passive.

You can stay in one place and still be an agressor if you are not supposed to be there.


9 posted on 11/19/2011 7:47:34 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Morgana

If it were a bunch of conservatives blocking an abortion clinic, would it be “chilling”?


10 posted on 11/19/2011 7:49:24 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Morgana
"Chilling"?

Give me a break. They used Pepper Spray. If they had used bullets, you might have a point Chancellor.

11 posted on 11/19/2011 7:52:48 PM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: cripplecreek

as someone else pointed out today,, they were sprayed with a vegetable mist, ,,,,the horror.


12 posted on 11/19/2011 7:53:11 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Morgana

Chancellor Linda Katehi is a pathetic moron. What is going on in Cairo right now is “chilling”. What happened at the Davis Communist Indoctrination Center was just a bunch of goofy, braindead morons getting sprayed with harmless pepper spray. Lighten up Linda.


13 posted on 11/19/2011 7:54:04 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Volunteer

This “chilling” event was a step up from doing nothing. I’ve endured worse at the hands of my friends.


14 posted on 11/19/2011 8:06:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Morgana

Thought they were spraying disinfectant. Don’t Lysol me, bro!


15 posted on 11/19/2011 8:17:14 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Morgana

Even though this is radical lib vs radical lib, people like us are still going to be the ones blamed.....


16 posted on 11/19/2011 8:19:15 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Morgana

The only thing chilling about the video was how the crowd forced the police to make a slow retreat. The crowd started surrounding the police and the police had to slowly back up to make sure no one got separated. Only after the crowd told them they “would not do anything to them” as long as they lowered their weapons and left did the police finally escape.
It was a sad moment that reminded me of how the police abandoned LA during the riots. Too bad there were no Korean shop owners this time.


17 posted on 11/19/2011 8:28:21 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: cripplecreek

No, I’m saying that the same people who are appalled and horrified at OWS protestors being pepper sprayed would be delighted if it happened to conservatives blocking an abortion clinic. Suddenly, police force would NOT be an issue.


18 posted on 11/19/2011 8:39:17 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Morgana

Next time, Taser practice.


19 posted on 11/19/2011 8:56:40 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Morgana

20 posted on 11/19/2011 9:51:29 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Morgana

I would have used a fire hose.


21 posted on 11/19/2011 9:51:50 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (We be fooked.)
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To: All

Fire Hoses.


22 posted on 11/19/2011 9:51:51 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield (The true face of the left that the MSM won't show: www.zombietime.com)
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To: Morgana

It’s the old lock arms and hope they spray us routine. Tree huggers did the same thing in Eureka a decade ago. The deputies used OC applied by Q-tip. If memory serves, the huggers did well in court.

It’s now a standard tactic to provide a sound track intended to influence those who watch the tape. Sounds like the demonstrators had their tactics all prepared.


23 posted on 11/19/2011 10:56:57 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: raccoonradio

“Don’t Lysol me, bro” lol

And, I am beginning to wonder if that was what the officer was using.

I have a pepper spray thingie that I tested when I first recieved it. About the time I sprayed it..a slight breeze blew the spray back in my face. I nearly hit the ground and my eyes were shot for the rest of the day.

The protesters were just ducking their heads. Not at all what I experienced!


24 posted on 11/19/2011 11:41:54 PM PST by berdie
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To: Morgana
The use of the pepper spray as shown on the video is chilling to us all

It's not chilling, it's hottening.

25 posted on 11/19/2011 11:44:55 PM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: Morgana

Would you like a little pepper on your protester?


26 posted on 11/20/2011 1:59:16 AM PST by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

And if one of those stood up and sprayed a cop, then they would have been beaten within an inch of their life and charged with felonious assault on a police officer. At that point, the police (and you, probably) would not think of it as “harmless”


27 posted on 11/20/2011 2:10:32 AM PST by christx30
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To: Morgana
I have heard people on other sites calling the police 'Stormtroopers' for using these tactics. Historically, it was the Storm troopers (Stoßtruppen in German)in the Weimar Republic who did things like blocking entrances to businesses and terrorizing citizens.
However, if they are referring to those other storm troopers, at that range they'd probably miss.
28 posted on 11/20/2011 2:34:44 AM PST by jmcenanly (Things will be better in 2013)
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To: All

Well UC Chancellor Linda Katei, instead of Belgian Malis’ and batons, we should issue the police puppy dogs and candy canes. Those are irresistible.

Folks, those kids are carrying on time honored tradition of resistance. They are using a tactic developed over the years of interlocking arms in which the whole group is able to brace any one person who is being physically pulled away by an officer. Believe me, I have had to try to pull this “chains” apart and it just leads to real injuries to officers and protestors alike. Batons don’t work, even tasers don’t work. Dogs work but that is fodder to bring up pictures of the Selma, Alabama marches.

Mace works well because you simply cannot sit there with it on your face. You have an overwhelming desire to decontaminate yourself and because of that you will let go of your compatriots to do it.


29 posted on 11/20/2011 3:16:02 AM PST by Molon Labbie ("It's free, swipe your EBT!")
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To: A_perfect_lady

And just when has that happen?


30 posted on 11/20/2011 5:31:02 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: ArmstedFragg; mickie; flaglady47
Your post took the words right out of my mouth. These tactics were employed in the hippie protests of the 60's and are being used again today.

It's programmed "Street Theater" with occupiers stoically inviting and enduring police force of any kind while surrounding female participants shriek hysterically on cue. They are very accomplished shriekers.

Videotape, YouTube and the evening news make the street theater much more effective today than it was decades ago.

The police should add salt spray to the pepper spray bombardments. I hear stinging salt spray is good for adolescent acne. Maybe a little Hot Sauce mixed in, too.

Leni

31 posted on 11/20/2011 5:48:29 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Morgana
I think it is time to start rethinking punishment. What is the downside for these people? An hour in jail doing paperwork to get out so they can do it again. Pepper Spray should be the norm, and for repeaters, something new, it's called "caning"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caning_in_Singapore

We need more downside to breaking the law.

32 posted on 11/20/2011 5:56:23 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: Travis McGee
Yeppers. And with all of them locking arms you would've only needed to taze the one on the end to zap all of them.

CC

33 posted on 11/20/2011 6:01:37 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

You misunderstand the concept........ there is no law, there are only lawyers and judges.


34 posted on 11/20/2011 6:04:24 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: christx30

I’m sorry. I lived through the goofy 60s and have already seen all of this goofy crap before. When you are obstructing others from going about their daily business, you shouldn’t be pepper sprayed, you should have your ass kicked.


35 posted on 11/20/2011 8:04:50 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Dusty Road
And just when has that happen?

Wow, I'm amazed people aren't understanding what I'm saying. It hasn't happened. I'm saying that liberals who are outraged at OWS protestors being pepper sprayed would NOT be outraged if it was anti-abortion protestors who were acting the same way. Am I clear now?

36 posted on 11/20/2011 8:57:10 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I’ve seen stuff like this too. Casual cruelty from the police. Water cannons and rubber bullets against protestors in Selma. It sickens me. I may not agree with most of what they are fighting for, but there are a few things. Criminal activity from the banks rewarded by bailouts.
Cops that stop people from protesting, and pepper spray people that are sitting down should at the very least be prosecuted for assault.


37 posted on 11/20/2011 8:59:33 AM PST by christx30
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To: MinuteGal
The effectiveness is also enhanced by the inability of a large section of the populace to differentiate street theater from reality. They hear someone yelling, “you're trying to kill him”, and assume they're watching someone committing murder. I don't know how to get people to differentiate what they actually saw from what they were told they were seeing, but it's a big problem, even with some Freepers.
38 posted on 11/20/2011 10:51:46 AM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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