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UC Davis slammed for pepper-spraying students: The report also said Lieut. John Pike used a pepper-spray canister that was larger than the one campus police officers are authorized and trained to use

State lawmakers are calling for greater oversight of campus police departments after investigators blasted administrators and officers at the University of California, Davis, for pepper-spraying demonstrators—a police action that drew widespread criticism after a video went viral.

In a report released Wednesday, a UC Davis task force said the decision to douse seated Occupy protesters with the eye-stinging chemical was “objectively unreasonable” and not authorized by campus policy.

“The pepper-spraying incident that took place on Nov. 18, 2011, should and could have been prevented,” concluded the task force created to investigate the confrontation.

The chemical crackdown prompted widespread condemnation, campus protests and calls for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi after videos shot by witnesses were widely played online. Images of an officer casually spraying orange pepper-spray in the faces of nonviolent protesters became a rallying point for the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Assembly Speaker John Perez, who sits on the UC Board of Regents, said in a statement that the report “shows the systemic and administrative problems that led up to an outrageous and excessive use of force against peaceful student demonstrators.”

Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_20379228

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Occupy Wall Street protesters sue New York City over pepper spray incident; in a viral online video, Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna was shown pepper-spraying several protesters involved in a march in September

(Reuters) – Two women caught on camera being doused with pepper spray by a New York police officer during an Occupy Wall Street march in September have sued the city, saying it failed to train police officers properly.

In a viral online video, Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna was shown pepper-spraying several protesters involved in a march in September, about a week after the Occupy Wall Street movement set up camp in a park in the city’s financial district.

The video helped draw attention to the Occupy protests, which spread throughout the country last fall with calls for greater economic equality before the movement lost some ground as many U.S. cities evicted them from tent camp footholds.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/14/us-newyork

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Fox News Megyn Kelly on pepper spray: It's a food product essentially

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UC Davis Professor Demands Chancellor Resign Over Pepper Spraying Of Students

UC Davis Professor Demands Chancellor Resign Over Pepper Spraying Of Students
A UC Davis Assistant Professor is demanding the immediate resignation of the University’s Chancellor over Friday’s pepper spraying of unarmed, non-​violent students who were passively sitting on the ground while in the midst of an Occupy Wall Street protest.

“I am a junior faculty member at UC Davis,” Professor Nathan Brown writes, in an open letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi. “I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, and I teach in the Program in Critical Theory and in Science & Technology Studies. I have a strong record of research, teaching, and service. I am currently a Board Member of the Davis Faculty Association.”

I write to you and to my colleagues for three reasons:

1) To express my outrage at the police brutality which occurred against students engaged in peaceful protest on the UC Davis campus today
2) To hold you accountable for this police brutality
3) To demand your immediate resignation

Read more:  http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/uc-davis-professor

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