I Was Wrong And I'm Very Pleased To Admit It!

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    I have previously expressed the opinion that little attention would be paid to the UC Davis campus cops who sprayed passive student protesters as casually as they would spray insects. Today I am pleased to learn that those brutish, sadistic cops are facing criminal charges and their superiors are being held to account.

    This is a good and extremely important precedent and is evidence that the OSW protest is relevant and has power.
     
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    Actually it is evidence that we are a nation of laws, nothing more, nothing less. But carry on with the hyperbolic outrage. It's entertaining.
     
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    They're just dirty animals. How dare they protest the Police State. Who the hell do they think they are?...American Citizens or something?
     
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    criminal charges ?
     
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    link please?
     
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    I can't provide a link because I heard it from a reporter on the Thom Hartmann radio program this afternoon. If it turns out to be premature or unfounded, I apologize (but I hope it's accurate).

    I'm inclined to believe it because what we all saw on the video is unquestionably an aggravated assault. Those gas dispersion devices are known to hunters as "bear spray" because they are capable of stopping a charging grizzly. Their effect is potentially harmful to humans, they inflict extreme pain and suffering and they are to be used defensively, not gratuitously as is the clear case in what we've seen. Those sprays have been referred to as a "chemical blackjack." So imagine a cop strolling down the line of those passively seated students and cracking each of them on the head with a baton.

    That is first degree assault. Being a police officer does not empower one to do that at will and without cause.
     
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    Police chief on leave after UC pepper spraying - CBS News

    Says that the police chief and two other officers have been placed on administrative leave and an investigation is going on by the school, and the DA has been asked to also launch an investigation. Can't find anything that says charges are already being filed. Honestly, it's probably too soon to expect that.
     
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    I beg to differ. Generally insects are sprayed with much more vigor.

    He looked like he was watering plants.
     
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    :rofl:

    good one
     
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    Being reprimanded for abuse of power has nothing to so with the legitimacy of the protesters. Criminals often sue and win for abuse despite their guilt in the situation.

    Fail
     

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