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  • Video shows officer fatally shooting ax-wielding woman

    04/08/2016 9:17:43 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 69 replies
    The State ^ | 4/6/2016
    Authorities in Tennessee have released video of a shooting in which a white police officer kills a black woman who was approaching him while wielding a medieval-style ax. The video, released Thursday, shows Gallatin Officer James Spray telling 40-year-old Laronda Sweatt, who was holding the ax, to stop approaching him multiple times before fatally shooting her. "I want to know why he did her like that," Ella Sweatt said. "He didn't have to."
  • Elk Grove Mayoral Candidate Denies Spray-Painting Fellow Candidate’s Sign

    11/06/2012 1:56:52 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies ^ | 8/6/12 | Nick James
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) – An Elk Grove mayoral candidate’s campaign sign was spray-painted, and the person accused of doing it is also a candidate. “And I just about fell over,” said Sophia Scherman, whose sign was vandalized. “I couldn’t believe when I heard the name.” That name – fellow candidate LaWanna Montgomery. For Scherman, this isn’t about politics — it’s personal. “At this point in time, an apology is too late,” she said Monday. A witness called the cops after seeing someone with a bag over their head spray-painting a Scherman sign late Saturday night. Police say the suspect’s car...
  • Still Occupying: Looking back on a year of pepper spray, parks, (rape tents,) even some petitions

    10/13/2012 3:45:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Red Lands Daily ^ | 10/13/12 | Phill Courtney
    Still Occupying: Looking back on a year of pepper spray, parks, even some petitionsBy Phill Courtney Posted: 10/13/2012 12:13:43 PM PDT One year later, the reviews are decidedly mixed. Some say the Occupy movement failed because there's been no fundamental, nor even a discernible change in how our country's run because they didn't have a plan, while others argue that Occupy succeeded and is still succeeding because it gave a voice to those who are too often voiceless. But perhaps the truth, as if often does, lies somewhere in between. **SNIP** One of Occupy's most important messages is that it...
  • College Pepper-Spraying Incident Begs Question: Who Will Pay for 'Free'? (YOU!)

    04/06/2012 3:29:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/06/12 | Paul Roy
    College Pepper-Spraying Incident Begs Question: Who Will Pay for 'Free'?By Paul Roy | Yahoo! Contributor Network – 1 hr 41 mins ago COMMENTARY | Exactly what are our children learning in college these days anyway? On Tuesday, April 3, a group of students at Santa Monica College, a community college, were protesting a proposed fee hike for some of the most popular courses. This led to some arrests and the use of pepper spray by the local police. According to a report in the Associated Press, the students were chanting, "No cuts, no fee, education should be free." This statement...
  • Trade Secrets Act keeps pepper spray ingredients "secret"

    02/06/2012 4:49:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    WINK News ^ | 2/06/12
    Trade Secrets Act keeps pepper spray ingredients "secret"Story Created: Feb 06, 2012 at 6:28 PM FORT MYERS, Fla. - Law enforcement officers rave about pepper spray as a way to get compliance without drawing their guns. In recent weeks we've seen it gain scrutiny as law enforcement uses it as a way to control crowds at occupy events. But if you think it's natural and made of peppers, you're only about two-percent right. In fact, some ingredients in pepper spray are a highly guarded trade secret. **SNIP** Mesloh says no one regulates this industry to keep it from happening, not...
  • Pepper-Spray Used at UC Davis Becomes 'Hit' on Amazon (Defense Technology 56895 MK-9 Stream)

    11/29/2011 4:58:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    IB Times ^ | 11/29/11 | Shailesh Shrivastava
    Pepper-Spray Used at UC Davis Becomes 'Hit' on AmazonBy Shailesh Shrivastava November 29, 2011 5:56 AM EST Since a campus policeman pepper-sprayed Occupy protesters at the University of California, Davis, the campus has been witnessing protests almost every day. **SNIP** The pepper spray Lt. John Pike used has become famous since the brand name and product id have now been registered in people's mind. Amazon users have posted many creative pictures under the product "Defense Technology 56895 MK-9 Stream, 1.3% Red Band/1.3% Blue Band Pepper Spray." The sarcastic comments as the product review also show that people are in no...
  • Spray-on liquid glass is about to revolutionize almost everything

    02/02/2010 7:40:24 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 98 replies · 2,697+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | 2/2/10 | Lin Edwards
    ( -- Spray-on liquid glass is transparent, non-toxic, and can protect virtually any surface against almost any damage from hazards such as water, UV radiation, dirt, heat, and bacterial infections. The coating is also flexible and breathable, which makes it suitable for use on an enormous array of products. The liquid glass spray (technically termed “SiO2 ultra-thin layering”) consists of almost pure silicon dioxide (silica, the normal compound in glass) extracted from quartz sand. Water or ethanol is added, depending on the type of surface to be coated. There are no additives, and the nano-scale glass coating bonds to the...
  • First Swine Flu Vaccines to be Nasal Spray

    09/18/2009 10:36:44 PM PDT · by kingattax · 21 replies · 1,207+ views
    AP/CBS News ^ | Sept. 18, 2009
    (AP) Health officials say the first doses of swine flu vaccine will be the nasal spray version. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that about 3.4 million doses of nasal spray vaccine will be available the first week of October. The government expects 195 million doses will be shipped out by the end of the year, most of them shots. The nasal spray is approved for ages 2 to 49. It's not recommended for some of the people at most risk from severe swine flu complications. That includes pregnant women, children younger than 2, and people with...
  • First U.S. H1N1 vaccines will be nasal spray: CDC

    09/18/2009 10:40:43 AM PDT · by dangerdoc · 104 replies · 1,842+ views
    reuters ^ | 9/18/09 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first roll-out of vaccines against the new swine flu virus will be 3.4 million doses of MedImmune's needle-free nose spray, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. The CDC's Dr Jay Butler said the vaccines would be distributed the first week of October. "Initially we anticipate that 3.4 million doses of vaccine will be available," Butler told a telephone briefing. "We estimate that the amount of vaccine that will be available will increase through October." He said eventually delivery would rise to about 20 million doses a week. The United States has...
  • The man who fell off a sofa while laughing at Have I Got News For You - and ended up in court

    06/11/2008 3:46:47 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 26 replies · 127+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/11/08
    A man was handcuffed, arrested and dragged before a court after falling off the settee with laughter while watching Have I Got News For You. Christopher Cocker, 36, was enjoying the BBC1 show when a joke made by panellist Paul Merton had him doubled up with laughter. He collapsed on the floor - but the thud startled his downstairs neighbour who, believing he had collapsed, called police. Officers arrived and said Cocker was initially co-operative but became 'aggressive' when they asked his name and tried to shut his front door. He was eventually disabled with parva spray through the gap...
  • Caption Democratic voters waiting in line to be spayed - er - sprayed...

    11/11/2007 8:22:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies · 136+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/10/07
    Olympia Police officers pepper spray protesters lined up at the Port of Olympia, Saturday morning, Nov. 10, 2007, in Olympia, Wash. At least 12 people have been arrested today as protests of military-cargo shipments from the Port of Olympia moved to downtown and the Plum Street entrance to Interstate 5, according to the The Olympian. (AP Photo/The Olympian, Tony Overman)
  • Woman, cops exchange pepper spray blasts

    05/16/2007 6:40:14 AM PDT · by bedolido · 9 replies · 363+ views
    mercurynews ^ | 05-15-2007 | Staff Writer
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark.- A woman in Hot Springs has been arrested after she allegedly exchanged blasts of pepper spray with two police officers. Police said Lawanda Diane Clay, 38, produced a can of pepper spray when two officers were investigating a disturbance complaint Sunday. Clay refused to drop the can, and Cpl. Carl Holland used his own pepper spray on her, police said. Clay responded by allegedly spraying Holland and then the other officer, Patrick Langley, police said. Holland hit Clay twice in the leg with his night stick and she dropped the spray and was handcuffed.
  • My wife: The new cat has got to go!

    04/30/2007 12:26:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 196 replies · 3,668+ views
    me ^ | 4-30-2007 | me
    OK. A little while ago we adopted a beautiful male cat from the animal shelter. We dutifully had him neutered, got him the required shots and began to care for him. About a week or so ago, the cat is leaving some serious odor from his "marking" (spraying). My wife, is having a major problem with this and says the cat has got to go. We are moving into a new home in a few weeks and she does not want to have to clean after this cat. I know my kids will be heart broken over this, but she...
  • Reserve conducts aerial spray mission over Louisiana

    09/13/2005 4:46:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 363+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | sep 13, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Jennifer Gregoire
    DUKE FIELD, Fla. (AFPN) -- The Air Force Reserve continues to save lives in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath by conducting the first of many aerial spray missions that began Sept. 12 over Louisiana in an attempt to reduce mosquito and filth fly populations. The Department of Defense’s only fixed-wing aerial spray unit, the 910th Airlift Wing, and its C-130 Hercules were requested by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to spray until the threat of disease subsides. FEMA officials are assessing how many acres need to be sprayed as a result of Katrina. “The...
  • A can't mist for dieters?

    08/16/2005 12:44:48 PM PDT · by kingattax · 6 replies · 417+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 16, 2005 | JANET RAUSA FULLER
    If a fat-free BLT sandwich sounds too good to be true, ask New York celebrity chef David Burke to make one. His version would go something like this: Lettuce, tomato and a few sprays of bacon on toast. Burke, chef at the upscale Manhattan eatery davidburke & donatella, has come out with fat-, calorie- and carbohydrate-free "flavor sprays" for regular Joes who are watching their weight or are time-crunched in the kitchen. There are 18 savory and sweet sprays in the line, from smoked bacon to banana split. A dozen more flavors are planned, including wasabi, sausage and peppers, and...
  • Oil on troubled waters may stop hurricanes

    07/25/2005 4:36:38 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies · 1,789+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 7/25/05 | Zeeya Merali
    Sailors who traditionally dumped barrels of oil into the sea to calm stormy waters may have been on to something, a new study suggests. The old practice reduces wind speeds in tropical hurricanes by damping ocean spray, according to a new mathematical “sandwich model”. As hurricane winds kick up ocean waves, large water droplets become suspended in the air. This cloud of spray can be treated mathematically as a third fluid sandwiched between the air and sea. “Our calculations show that drops in the spray decrease turbulence and reduce friction, allowing for far greater wind speeds – sometimes eight times...
  • Spray-on libido

    02/09/2005 8:42:47 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 7 replies · 387+ views ^ | 10 February 2005 | Renee Barnes
    IMPROVED sexual satisfaction for women may be just a spray on the skin away, Australian clinical trials have shown. The testosterone spray, developed by Monash University in Melbourne, was shown to significantly improve younger women's sexual enjoyment and satisfaction. The spray was tested on 261 premenopausal women aged 35-45 across Australia who had a low libido and testosterone levels. Each woman kept a diary throughout the 16-week study, in which they were also given dummy doses, to record all sexual events along with the level of satisfaction. Initial results show that women who used the spray recorded, on average, two...
  • Director of Analysis Branch at the C.I.A. Is Being Removed

    12/28/2004 8:10:58 PM PST · by Pikamax · 35 replies · 1,329+ views
    Nytimes ^ | 12/29/04 | DOUGLAS JEHL
    c By DOUGLAS JEHL ASHINGTON, Dec. 28 - The head of the Central Intelligence Agency's analytical branch is being forced to step down, former intelligence officials say, opening a major new chapter in a shakeup under Porter J. Goss, the agency's chief. The official, Jami Miscik, the agency's deputy director for intelligence, told her subordinates on Tuesday afternoon of her plan to step down on Feb. 4. A former intelligence official said that Ms. Miscik was told before Christmas that Mr. Goss wanted to make a change and that "the decision to depart was not hers." Ms. Miscik has headed...
  • Pepper Spray Released in Toys R Us

    11/27/2004 9:07:24 PM PST · by crushelits · 3 replies · 272+ views ^ | Saturday, November 27, 2004 | ap
    NEW YORK — Pepper spray (search) was released inside an elevator at Toys R Us' crowded flagship store Saturday, sending at least three people to the hospital and leaving others with irritated eyes, fire and police spokesmen said.Police were reviewing video camera footage to find out who discharged the spray at the toy chain's Times Square (search) store during the busy shopping weekend. The store was not evacuated, and within a few hours it was packed with shoppers who were unaware of the incident.It was unclear how many shoppers were affected. Firefighter Kevin Nolan said five people were taken to St. Vincent's...
  • Second wave of locusts hits Israel as cropdusters spray in south

    11/20/2004 2:19:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1,340+ views
    Haaretz Daily ^ | 11/20/04 | Amiram Cohen
    The wave of locusts that hit Israel over the weekend intensified Saturday evening, with a fresh swarm of relatively large locusts being spotted over the southern city of Eilat and with the insects reaching as far north as the southern section of the Dead Sea. Swarms of large locusts landed on Saturday evening near Faran in the Arava region and Neot Hakikar south of the Dead Sea. Agriculture Ministry workers have been scanning the area in order to find the exact location of the swarms. A wave of relatively large locusts was spotted flying over the southern city of Eilat...
  • Maui Police Say Fatal Shooting Justified (Pics)

    03/04/2004 10:54:17 PM PST · by Justice · 17 replies · 226+ views ^ | March 4, 2004 |
    Maui Police Say Fatal Shooting Justified Brother Questions Police Use Of Force POSTED: 3:43 pm HST March 4, 2004 UPDATED: 4:42 pm HST March 4, 2004WAILUKU, Maui, Hawaii -- Maui's police chief said Thursday the use of deadly force that killed a man on a Kihei beach was justifiable.The shooting happened on a Kihei beach Sunday evening. It started when a woman called police because a homeless man had exposed himself to her daughters, police said.A person in the area tried to assist an officer in detaining Ben Ogden (pictured, right). Ogden shot the person with bear repellant, according to...
  • Student Puts Repellent on Teacher's Cookie

    12/04/2003 5:42:38 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 20 replies · 253+ views
    yahoo! ^ | Dec 04, 2003
    SAMMAMISH, Wash. - A sixth grader sprayed nonpoisonous dog repellent on a cookie intended for her teacher and has been expelled, officials say. The situation developed when the pupil brought some store-bought chocolate chip cookies to school Monday for a party at Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School in this suburb east of Seattle, Lake Washington School District spokesman Peter Daniels said.She handed one cookie to her teacher, who took a bite. About half a dozen other students bit into cookies that apparently had been hit with overspray and -- like the teacher -- coughed at the bitter taste and strong odor...
  • Cops: Teacher went too far (teacher sprays gas-passing child with air freshener)

    11/27/2003 6:49:18 PM PST · by mansion · 7 replies · 334+ views
    New York Daily News | November 27, 2003 | Michele McPhee and Joe Williams
    A Brooklyn elementary schoolteacher was removed from class and arrested on assault charges yesterday after a 10-year-old student with Down syndrome complained she doused him with air freshener when he passed gas. Jane Fasone, 58, a veteran teacher at Public School 72 in East New York, is accused of spraying the boy's buttocks and mouth and making him stand against a wall, sources said. "It's hard to believe she would do something like that," said Phyllis Esposito, 55, Fasone's neighbor in Marine Park. Esposito said Fasone, the married mother of two adult sons, has taught disabled children for years. "She's...
  • Iraq tried to order drones and spray kits (MUST READ!)

    03/08/2003 3:32:31 PM PST · by MadIvan · 77 replies · 664+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | March 9, 2003 | Jon Swain
    SADDAM HUSSEIN has been trying to acquire a fleet of 300 drones equipped with spraying devices capable of delivering chemical and biological weapons, it was revealed last week.Iraqi documents seen by The Sunday Times show orders for kits to make the pilotless planes and for gyroscopes and guidance systems enabling them to be flown at targets from a distance. The documents also contain requests for small spraying devices normally used in agriculture that would be specially adapted for use in the air. Military experts said the drones could pose a serious threat to British troops fighting a war in Iraq....