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Cop who pepper sprayed students and got fired seeks workers comp and claims psychiatric injury
CBS News ^ | 7/26/13

Posted on 07/26/2013 8:10:30 AM PDT by steelhead_trout

The former police officer who pepper-sprayed students during an Occupy protest at the University of California, Davis is appealing for worker's compensation, claiming he suffered psychiatric injury from the 2011 incident.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: cheek; chutzpah; cojones; nerve
Reminds me of the kid who killed his parents, then pleaded for mercy because he was an orphan. Some nerve!
1 posted on 07/26/2013 8:10:30 AM PDT by steelhead_trout
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To: steelhead_trout

Maybe he was traumatized by the hilarious blog photo site inspired by his actions:

http://peppersprayingcop.tumblr.com/


2 posted on 07/26/2013 8:16:47 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: steelhead_trout
The cop was justified in pepper spraying uncompliant students blocking a walkway. Pepper spray is among the lowest levels of force that can legally be applied to lawbreakers willfully, illegally disobeying an order - way below tasers, strikes with a baton, or stun guns.

He was only the victim of out-of-control political correctness.

3 posted on 07/26/2013 8:20:48 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

If they were in fact UC Davis students, then they had a right to be on that walkway. Pike and his buddies didn’t bother to check for student ID before they went for the gas. And they could have easily walked right around the students. A cat or dog would have done as much. And he’s not a victim of PC. UC Davis’ attorneys knew they’d get the pants sued off of them if they didn’t settle, and fire not only Pike, but his boss Spicuzzi as well. And as for pepper spray being a “low” level of force, well, use it on someone with asthma, COPD or cystic fibrosis and get ready for a manslaughter trial.


4 posted on 07/26/2013 8:30:09 AM PDT by steelhead_trout
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To: steelhead_trout

He should be as free to bleed the system as any Kalefornian. Nanny told him he had the power and failed to tell him that he could only use it against people with the improper agenda. Now he is confused, because he wasn’t trained to recognize the agenda before they decided to use him for political gain. It looks like a clear cut case of Post Media Trauma!


5 posted on 07/26/2013 8:34:53 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: rhoda_penmark
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6 posted on 07/26/2013 8:37:22 AM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: steelhead_trout

If I remember correctly he was spraying the stuff from what looked like a garden hose connected to a fifty gallon barrel. It was industrial grade stuff.


7 posted on 07/26/2013 8:37:33 AM PDT by liege (America 180)
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To: steelhead_trout
pepper spray photo:  pepper-spray-cop-32.jpg
8 posted on 07/26/2013 8:43:14 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: steelhead_trout
If they were in fact UC Davis students, then they had a right to be on that walkway.

They had no right to block the sidewalk, and that was their intent and purpose, working in concert as a group to do so. Just as one has a right to attend a public meeting, he does not have the right to disrupt it, like the Satanists did in Austin.

Pike and his buddies didn’t bother to check for student ID before they went for the gas.

LOL!! Yeah, like they're going to comply with that request when they won't comply with the request to desist in blocking the walk. Regardless, do cops ask for I.D.'s from bank robbers or burglars before they arrest them? The crime is self evident.

And as for pepper spray being a “low” level of force, well, use it on someone with asthma, COPD or cystic fibrosis and get ready for a manslaughter trial.

The lawbreaker assumes the risk of breaking the law, not the law enforcer. Are you one of those who thinks a burglar can sue the homeowner if he slips and falls on some water on the kitchen floor?

9 posted on 07/26/2013 8:46:52 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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And they could have easily walked right around the students. A cat or dog would have done as much.

Not necessarily true, and a handicapped person could not.

Blocking any person on a public easement is a crime, and can be a serious crime.

Mob rule is not above the civil rights of law abiding citizens.

This was ENTIRELY politically correct mob rule tyranny.

10 posted on 07/26/2013 8:52:43 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: fwdude

Thank you for summing up My sentiments exactly. While I am no fan of thug LEOs who treat civilians like trash -and I am not claiming that this is one of them, in this case he was fully justified in his actions and those self-important infantile-behaviour-displaying miscreants should count themselves fortunate. Perhaps a fire hose or water cannon turned on them would be more preferable in the future.


11 posted on 07/26/2013 9:00:35 AM PDT by Utilizer (what does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely!)
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And thank you. Just because students pay for tuition doesn’t mean they own the campus. And I do NOT believe all of those occuparasites blocking the walk were students. They bussed these rabble rousers all over the country, like the Kent State invasion in the early 70’s.


12 posted on 07/26/2013 9:05:32 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Steamburg

Wow. Thanks for ignoring my entire post and merely posting a non sequitur.


13 posted on 07/26/2013 9:11:25 AM PDT by steelhead_trout
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To: fwdude
Apples and oranges. A UC Davis student is, in effect, a tenant, who has a right to use the property as he sees fit as long as he doesn't damage it. Pepper spraying students for sitting on a walkway of their own campus is akin to pepper spraying people sitting in the driveway of property they are renting. UC Davis' attorneys knew this, that's why Pike and his idiot boss are out of work.
14 posted on 07/26/2013 9:11:25 AM PDT by steelhead_trout
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A UC Davis student is, in effect, a tenant, who has a right to use the property as he sees fit as long as he doesn't damage it.

Absolutely, completely FALSE.

15 posted on 07/26/2013 9:12:16 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: steelhead_trout

I’d say he’s earned it. He did nothing wrong, and the full force of the left wing came down on him.


16 posted on 07/26/2013 10:06:09 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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It seems from most of the responses that blind worship of authority is not limited to the left. A few people on this thread would make good camp guards in North Korea.


17 posted on 07/27/2013 6:41:37 AM PDT by steelhead_trout
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