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Pepper-Spraying Policeman No Longer Works for UC Davis

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posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 04:19 AM
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Pepper-Spraying Policeman No Longer Works for UC Davis


mashable.com

The police officer who doused students with pepper spray during Occupy Wall Street protests at the University of California, Davis, is no longer employed by the University.

“Consistent with privacy guidelines established in state law and university policy, I can confirm that John Pike’s employment with the university ended on July 31, 2012,” UC Davis spokesman Barry Shiller told the Sacramento Bee.
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posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 04:19 AM
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Yes! I know it is not nice to wish for someone to lose their job but after seeing so much enforcement brutality and unnecessary actions, I'm glad to finally see a little bit of justice and whip-cracking.

Of course, they "could not disclose" why they got rid of him but I'm going to have to guess it had something to do with violently spraying a copious amount of pepper into the face of peaceful protesters. Albeit, they probably just canned him because they didn't want to look bad by keeping him around but a result is a result and he is out of there.

Unfortunately, firing someone after the damage has been done still means there has been damage done. As much as I like seeing people who did wrong lose their privileges, it would be much nicer if these incidents could be prevented through proper training and education to all individuals.

Let's just hope that this man losing his job will serve as a warning to other officers and government officials who think it is OK to act like he did.

mashable.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 04:21 AM
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Wasn't he just acting out on the behalf of a higher authority's command?
Why should he have to lose his job if he was following orders?
Unless this whole thing has been proven to be malicious intent in which case..lol



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 04:22 AM
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One down, many to go.

What I'd be curious to check is what legal actions may have recently come and been settled or may even be pending. I.E.....This guy was a whacko and a bully boy with a badge. What are the odds he hasn't done more and perhaps worse since? There could be an interesting story to the termination. Privacy.. bahh..

@yourmaker



No excuse. No way. He should have been gone by the end of that day.


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posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 04:31 AM
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Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't this officer on paid leave since the event?

Edit: Answered my own question. Found a news source to confirm the officer has been on administrative leave since November. It seems like they just let his employment contract expire rather than terminate his employment. Hmm
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posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 04:46 AM
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Yes he was on paid leave.. What shocked me was this one comment that was made by a reader... "His biggest failing was not using two cans at once"... What has changed people so much since 1980 that they think that it is alright to assault peaceful demonstrators with pepper spray.... When do you suppose that the mainstream citizenry considers setting attack trained police dogs on students sitting on the ground having a peaceful demonstration..



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 05:02 AM
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Originally posted by hypervigilant
When do you suppose that the mainstream citizenry considers setting attack trained police dogs on students sitting on the ground having a peaceful demonstration..


Well, its already happened at a high school. While the police came to prevent truancy, what was the point of the dogs?! Poor choice of scare tactic. Just makes the situation look a lot worse towards them.
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posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 05:15 AM
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Originally posted by yourmaker
Wasn't he just acting out on the behalf of a higher authority's command?
Why should he have to lose his job if he was following orders?
Unless this whole thing has been proven to be malicious intent in which case..lol

Maybe so, and let this be a lesson to any who would commit a crime as they were simply "just following orders".
I surely hope this ex-officer gets criminal charges brought against him as well as the people who gave the orders.
I would also like to see the other "officers" who commited illegal acts in all of these protests get fired as well.
If we are to believe in the system, there must be justice.
They hold us to standards, why should they not do the same?



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 05:18 AM
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Well, I am sure New York or Anaheim would love to have him on their team!



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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Originally posted by Lysis
Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't this officer on paid leave since the event?

Edit: Answered my own question. Found a news source to confirm the officer has been on administrative leave since November. It seems like they just let his employment contract expire rather than terminate his employment. Hmm
edit on 8/2/2012 by Lysis because: (no reason given)


Yeah, the news source I linked mentioned the paid leave. I can see multiple reasons for this but regardless it's nice to see some action taken.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 11:53 AM
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It reminds me of a thread I read on ATS recently about how a lady had a large S.W.A.T team sent to her house and a tank all because she refused to feed her kid anti-psychotic medicine that was wrongly diagnosed in the first place (all she had was restless leg syndrome).

One thing is for certain, the police and government are really trying to scare us. I feel this is do to a revolution taking place soon and they are aware of it. They are trying to make us scared before we act against them. Oh wel, they can't stop it.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 01:26 PM
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Agreed, they are just scared that if anyone opposes them, especially on meriit they will lose their strangle hold on the populous.

I for. One am all but done talking about this with them, I say we all just get up tomorrow and pull an iceland on these mofos.

Let the revolution begin, I am ready for actual justice to be served. I say we lock these degenerates up in my newly opened for profit labor camp, I will even pay them minimum wage, let's see how they like it.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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That's great news


I was actually there with my hippy Davis GF when it happened!



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 04:55 PM
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Hope you didn't take a dosing of pepper to the face.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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Nope. Neither of us did, but we were close enough that we saw it happen and a couple of the students that got sprayed were friends.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 05:27 PM
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he looks like he's watering his plants, but the imbecile is to stupid and robotic to realize those are other human beings, fellow americans that he pepper spraying.

congratulations on creating the worlds most f-uped society. it must of been a real challenge to collect all the worlds rejects and hold them in one place.

a round of applause for the european elites and their american handlers for creating america and exporting all their outcasts to one convenient location.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 06:11 PM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
One down, many to go.

What I'd be curious to check is what legal actions may have recently come and been settled or may even be pending. I.E.....This guy was a whacko and a bully boy with a badge. What are the odds he hasn't done more and perhaps worse since? There could be an interesting story to the termination. Privacy.. bahh..

@yourmaker



No excuse. No way. He should have been gone by the end of that day.


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It's funny how people always just show part of this clip. They always leave out the part were the students circled the police and told them they cant leave.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 07:12 PM
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They always leave out the part were the students circled the police and told them they cant leave.


You wanna share the extended version so everyone can see.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 07:19 PM
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Ill do it for yah



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posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 07:46 PM
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I hope the UC Davis security gets nailed to the wall and crucified. The guy who was fired should have his peace officers certification permanently revoked. These kinds of tactics against peaceful demonstrators should not and will not be tolerated. My best,



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