Skip to comments.[U of C] to pay nearly $1 million in deal with 21 pepper-sprayed UC-Davis Occupy protesters
Posted on 09/27/2012 6:27:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
The University of California has agreed to pay about $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by UC-Davis students who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during an Occupy-style protest on campus last November.
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We've always had protests...Go back to the early years of our country...NY was always rioting...
I hope Prop 30 crashes and burns! The taxpayers (even millionaire hating libs) are fed up.
Sorry, I don’t support protests when they start infringing on other people’s rights. You want to protest, do it off the sidewalks and outside of the administration buildings.
University grounds are private property. People need to observe university rules when there. Disrupting classes or the functions of the university should not be allowed.
If people want to picket on the parameter, that is their right. It is not their right to simply take over and occupy any section of that private property.
Spray away officers. While you’re at it, kick some behinds in the process.
I have protested on University Campuses. There are ways to do it that are respectful of others, and the university administration, even if you disagree with them.
The First Amendment doesn’t give you the right to do any damned thing you want, to get your point across. These kids found that out the hard way. EXCELLENT!
I agree. This is exactly why we have ambulance chasing attorneys. They know there will be a settlement.
Have you ever had your auto insurance company pay out when they shouldn’t have? It’s infuriating.
One night I was driving down the freeway at about 45-50. It was raining hard. Everything was fine, until I ran into a small pond that had developed that covered the fast lane completely.
Due to improper run-off (a clogged drain), a traffic hazard had developed. I hydroplaned into the center divider. In those days, it was wire mesh. The state billed me over $1,000 dollars to fix the center divider, for a problem their improper construction and sub-standard drainage caused.
The point is, when you settle these things, you ensure that far more attorneys will find far more things to make claims for. That costs society and individuals a bundle.
If this is the incident I think it is I agree. The kids were not a threat, they were just sitting there. The cop went down the line like he was spray painting a fence.
Well, one good thing about this is that having some money will make these protesters less likely to support big government and taxes. I will bet none of them will ‘donate’ their take.
Yep. The kids were just sitting there. If the cops wanted to move them, just grab 'em and drag 'em. Whether you agree with the protesters' politics or not, the use of pepper spray was a complete over-reaction. Just like clubs would have been.
The kids were absolutely no threat to anyone, and they were not felons fleeing a scene. They were just sitting there. Grab 'em and drag 'em. Nothing more unless they started to violently resist.
Looks like tuition will have to go up some more to cover all this. What a pity.
I have always tended to support cops, but in this case I think the spray was uncalled for. The videos show a calm protest, even after they were sprayed.The cops and uni should be thankful that this wasn’t a different “crowd”. I could imagine riots with fires and whatnot.
I thought the smelly hippies threatened to surround the cops and get violent too?
They probably smelled better after the spray.
What a precedent to set for future miscreants.