‘Casually Pepper Spraying Cop’ Meme Takes Off

Casually pepper spraying cop
When he walked down a line of seated Occupy protesters Friday at the University of California Davis and shot pepper spray directly at them, campus police Lt. John Pike likely never thought that video of the incident would go viral on the Web, that there would be outrage not only at the school but around the nation, or that “casually pepper spraying cop” would quickly become one of the year’s top memes.

All those things did indeed happen.

And as Buzzfeed.com’s Matt Stopera tells NPR, when he and others look back at the end of the year to judge which memes took off, “this is definitely going to be one of the bigger, more important memes.”

Read more: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/11/21/

Casually pepper spraying cop

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