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UC Davis Pepper-Spraying Cop Gets $38K Settlement
Filmed spraying a row of seated protesters, John Pike filed a lawsuit claiming anxiety and depression after video outrage. Read more...
A federal judge has approved a $1 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during a protest at the University of California, Davis in 2011. Via: Under the settlement, UC agreed Read more...
The 10 hours and 35 minutes of video footage shot by the NYPD during the raid of Zuccotti Park that was released by Anonymous on Monday gives a more expansive view of what happened on the morning of November 15, 2011, albeit in a more Read more...
Nine months and $76,000 later, the UC Davis officer accused of pepper spraying student protesters in November no longer works on the police force. Lt. John Pike and another officer were caught on cell phone video using pepper spray Read more...
A UC Davis football player who was shot in the eye by a projectile fired by campus police trying to break up a party on a city street can sue the university, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in a decision critical of the use of force Read more...

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Annette M. Spicuzza, the embattled UC Davis police chief who came under fire in last week's report on what led to the Nov. 18 pepper spray incident on campus, has decided to retire, according to an email statement received by The Bee today. Read more...
No doubt you all remember the shocking pepper spray attack on peaceful student protesters at UC Davis last November. Today the report into that incident has been released and the results are damning, accusing the Chancellor of poor leadership and concluding that the use of pepper spray was unjustified and should have been prevented. The laissez-faire attitude of the UC Davis police chief is especially appalling. Read more...
The assistant police chief tasked with reviewing campus police actions during the November 9, 2011 protest at UC Berkeley wrote that "Some of these findings will be controversial," in his 50-page report to the UC Berkeley police chief. Critical of the administration, he found that the police should have been allowed to use pepper spray on the protesting students. Outraged protesters are calling the report a "a tactical handbook for warfare against students." Read more...
The American Civil Liberties Union is assisting nearly a dozen students and alumni of the University of California, Davis with a lawsuit against Lt.John Pike as well as University employees, including Chancellor Linda Katehi and other campus administrators in U.S. District Court in Sacramento. Read more...
Dear Eminem, Help! The "Occupy" movement needs more protest songs! Seriously, they're doing disco! Oops, wrong browser... Actually this video is rather cute and clever, but beware the "P" word. What's the "P" word, you ask? See Read more...