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UC to pay $1 million to pepper-sprayed Occupy protesters
Orange County Register (AP) ^ | 9/26/2012 | TERENCE CHEA (AP)

Posted on 09/26/2012 1:18:31 PM PDT by South40

SAN FRANCISCO – The University of California has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at UC Davis last fall, according to a preliminary settlement filed Wednesday.

The Nov. 18, 2011, incident prompted national outrage, angry campus protests and calls for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi after online videos shot by witnesses went viral.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ows; owsfunding; owsshakedown; pepperspray; uc; univofcalif

1 posted on 09/26/2012 1:18:35 PM PDT by South40
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2 posted on 09/26/2012 1:22:02 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: South40

ahh this is a moment... they just got their first paycheck.. oh wait, they still haven’t worked yet.


3 posted on 09/26/2012 1:22:44 PM PDT by justlittleoleme
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NO PROBLEM

Kalifornia Taxpayers will be on the hook for this, and not the individuals personally making the decisions/orders.

4 posted on 09/26/2012 1:23:24 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: South40
I'm positive these protesters will take this judgment money and give it all to the occupy movement because that's what they're all about, right?/ssssss
5 posted on 09/26/2012 1:24:37 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: South40

wait.... didnt they sit down and ASK TO BE SPRAYED???????

Where are they planning to funnel this money?


6 posted on 09/26/2012 1:25:27 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: South40

Absolutely stupid.

They should FINE those occu-tards a million bucks for the damages they did to the campus during their rioting.

But nothing is normal anymore. Up is down. East is west. Night is day. And so on.


7 posted on 09/26/2012 1:27:25 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: South40

UC is being generous to their fellow Commies with CA taxpayer money. No wonder sane people with money are fleeing that decaying state.


8 posted on 09/26/2012 1:28:11 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: South40

It’s good to have an uncle who is a judge.


9 posted on 09/26/2012 1:28:38 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Mr. K

They should now go to China and lay down in front of a steam roller and see how that works out for them.


10 posted on 09/26/2012 1:29:34 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The world turned upside-down.


11 posted on 09/26/2012 1:34:19 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: South40

I’ll be pepper-sprayed for a million bucks.


12 posted on 09/26/2012 1:35:48 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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Oh and I wonder if our troops will get million dollar bonuses to sit in tear gas?


13 posted on 09/26/2012 1:38:27 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: South40

And when are these leftist freeloaders going to pay back all the businesses they’ve interrupted? Or the residents who can’t enjoy the parks they’re paying for. The street closings. The traffic nightmares.


14 posted on 09/26/2012 1:47:00 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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..I know one of these santa monica kids who got sprayed, and believe me, this leftist family don’t need the 30G settlement


15 posted on 09/26/2012 1:59:18 PM PDT by telstar12.5 (...always bring bigger guns to a gun fight...)
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To: justlittleoleme

Radio says 21 protestors get $30,000 each & another $100,000 set aside for future claims.

Next time, perhaps they should get more than pepper spray.


16 posted on 09/26/2012 2:03:43 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ETL

Factor in the overtime costs for law enforcement made necessary by these slugs’ presence all hours of the day and night.


17 posted on 09/26/2012 2:05:01 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: ETL

The occupy “people” are just upset that the spray made them smell better.

The million dollars should take care of the clean up bill from that protest. Won’t happen though.

If we ever had one of those protests I would demand from my local government to know how much the clean up cost and why we should pay for it.


18 posted on 09/26/2012 2:07:43 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: South40

This sends a wrong message. Every occupy protester from now on out will defy to the point of physically being beaten or pepper sprayed. Then the real fun begins in the court system. The precedent has been set....uh oh.
Another way to redistribute funds.


19 posted on 09/26/2012 2:12:00 PM PDT by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
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To: ridesthemiles

Concentrated nitric and hydrochloric acid readily come to mind. Or cyanide.


20 posted on 09/26/2012 2:27:56 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office!)
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To: South40

Occupy won’t do this in a red state.


21 posted on 09/26/2012 2:43:37 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

They should have gotten a hickory shampoo for that kind of money.


22 posted on 09/26/2012 2:46:27 PM PDT by Brownie63
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To: South40
I would have preferred Tazers and throw them in jail for a minimum of one month!
23 posted on 09/26/2012 2:55:25 PM PDT by BillT (If you can not stand behind our military, you might as well stand in front of them!)
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To: Irenic
It's not only tear gas for the troops, it's also chlorine gas as well. At least it was mandatory when I went through basic back in 1964.
24 posted on 09/26/2012 3:58:55 PM PDT by dglang
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To: South40

They should have gotten jail time and large fines, not a payoff!!!!!

University of California is so liberal they oought to be put out of business!!!


25 posted on 09/26/2012 4:15:27 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: dglang

Just CS pellets now with the occasional exposure to a CS grenade.


26 posted on 09/26/2012 4:33:39 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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