Skip to comments.Cop who pepper sprayed students and got fired seeks workers comp and claims psychiatric injury
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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Maybe he was traumatized by the hilarious blog photo site inspired by his actions:
He was only the victim of out-of-control political correctness.
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.
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!
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.
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 didnt 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?
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.
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.
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.
Wow. Thanks for ignoring my entire post and merely posting a non sequitur.
Absolutely, completely FALSE.
I’d say he’s earned it. He did nothing wrong, and the full force of the left wing came down on him.
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.