Skip to comments.Police Pepper-Spray Seated Protesters At UC Davis [VIDEO]
Posted on 11/19/2011 8:29:28 AM PST by Kevin in California
University police tore down tents at UC Davis yesterday afternoon, arresting 8 students in the process, Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing reports. At one point, to clear a path to reach students that they had already arrested, they pepper-sprayed a line of seated, quiet protesters. This video, which shows the pepper-spraying, is going viral. This comment, from venture capitalist Chris Sacca, sums up what lots of people who watch it are thinking: Seriously. Right now. Stop what you are doing, watch this video, and reflect on what it means to be American.
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Memo to hippies and other Occutards: Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Gimmie-Pigs demanding free tuition for “Liberal Arts majors.
Let them ask StarBucks to pay for their education.
‘Cause that’s the only place where many will be able to find a job.
The Current FReepathon Pays For The Current Quarters Expenses?
My local news here (an NBC affiliate) called the video disturbing.
After watching it, I I found it to be quite entertaining.
I can sympathize with much of what the OWS movement is about, but as soon as they allowed themselves to be captured and led by Marxists they declared war on me and mine.
They need stronger spray. It isn’t working. These hippies will probably treat it as a badge of honor that they were pepper sprayed.
Would you find this entertaining if it was done to you?
Fair is fair.
I’m not the one you addressed your question to, but I would say, “Yes, if I were a deluded hippie, I would find this entertaining if it was done to me.” The is what deluded hippie like. It must be. After all they know it’s going to happen and they do everything they can to encourage it. Thus, they must want it, and if they want it, they must like it.
It appears they were given fair warning, and they chose to disobey. Actions have consequences.
Took the words right out of my mouth.
IMHO - its union thug cops like this who embolden these movements by this garbage.
I don’t agree with OWS one bit - but this cop makes me sick as do most.
Like someone mentioned in this thread, “play stuipid games, win stupid prizes!”
That sounds about right to me.
Sad, very sad. Laugh all you want, but remember - when the Tea Party gets sprayed like this, you wont be laughing as much.
Amazing how FR closes ranks to support the police state and union thugs when they are giving a beating to people we ourselves don’t like.
Sure its easy to laugh at these hippies who are mostly naive morons, but if you think clapping while the police state grows and gets more brazen is a good thing - sad very sad.
Hey - since the spray is not strong enough - why not just machine gun them down for sitting on the floor at the campus THEY ARE PAYING TUITION TO ATTEND!!!
As far as I am concerned, the kids who pay tuition at the school should tell the cops to F off and get off the property.
Really? You find that funny? Sick.
He should’ve used a flame thrower.
Well: That’s a little too strong, but honestly, if you are told to move and you don’t— Pepper spray is actually tame. The use of batons and truncheons would have bee much worse.
Arrests would have been nice if they would get 30 days at hard labor and tossed out of whatever college they attaned.
Why? If they are paying tution to attend the school, you don’t think there is a better way to handle this than this police state garbage that will be used on when we protest obama next time.
Remember - these union thugs are not your friend. When we hopefully get out in force next year to protest obama - this same bs will happen to us, remember tht.
The arrested kids should be expelled by the college. All of the rest should be ID and inform them they will be expelled. There is no excuse for this kind of conduct on any college in the US. Kent State might be a reminder.
You said they are paying a tuition to attend the school. And what evidence do you have they are students?
Chasing the police out...how sad. The look of fear in the police was frightening. It makes you understand how the national guard at Kent State must have felt with all the bricks being thrown.
Sitting on the floor? Guess what - wait these fools out for a few hours till they have to go to the bathroom and/or eat or drink - and this would disberse on its own.
The idiot cops are only doing these people a favor by doing this since it will sicken people on the fence to have sympathy for these kids.
How freepers applaud and crave the police state when its hippies getting beat up is astonishing. Very very very short sighted.
No and I would not be destroying an institution for learning. This shit is not acceptable in any form. Grow up. If you are not happy then get the hell out of the college system and freeload.
If they are paying tution - correct. The outsiders and others who are joing up have no business there - I agree.
But people defending this “brave” cop? LMAO.
So the kids own the campus? That would be their dream. Also, how many of them are even students or pay tuition, for that matter.
There is a reason you can't find a picture like this from a Tea Party event.
Those participants obey the law.
Excuse me. When has the Tea Party done any of the stupid, law violating crap that these darn marxists have done? I have no sympathy, none for people who are determined to destroy my way of life, my values.
They are reaping what they have sown.
Look of “fear”??? They all have body armour, helmets, batons, etc and they are the ones afraid? Ha ha ha
Its really hard for me to decide who I can’t stand more - the union thugs or the OWS hippies. Really hard choice lately.
I did stop what I was doing and watched the video. Because I support the police in our country, and obey their commands, watching the video was a waste of my time. I was unsympathetic to those disobeying the law, and, perhaps endangering the citizenry.
There are lawful means to protest, not attempting to humiliate the people in charge of enforcing the law, by getting them to back off.
Just a bunch of snots throwing a tantrum. History tells us that their kind were wrong to do that in the 1960s. They are wrong now.
Dang your about as disturbing as the protestors.
Really - same can be said when protestors marched on the capital to try to stop ObamaCare the day it was signed.
again - be careful what and who you cheer on. The OWS people are fools and dont understand why we are in the mess we are, but if you think cops doing this type of bs is a good thing, please.
The cops’ actions here will only embolden these people and make the situation worse!
They are paying to be there and have far more a right to the premises than do the union thugs milking this situation for OT etc.
Of course they should not be disrupting stuff! i agree with that, but to see that sadistic cop do that? No f’ng way.
That union thug would easily do that to any of us protesting obamacare and be totally protected by his union, and guess what? You are paying for that nuts’ pension, health care, ot, etc for life.
FRiend I have attended Tea Parties, and never saw such things there.
When Tea partiers are asked to move they move. Have you seen a Tea Party encampment? I never have.I have never seen a mess made by tea partiers that even hardened garbage men were amazed at the smell and the hypodermic needles found.
I do not see this as a Police State problem, I see it as an example of people asking to be Pepper sorayed so they can excite people like yourself into thinking that Police are the problem.Do you believe that these kids have a right to keep hard-working Americans from getting to their jobs? I don’t/.
The problem is with these poor little rich kids who don’t even know WTF they are protesting, having big fun flaunting the law.They got sprayed, big deal, they wash it off and brag about it the next day.
You have the fat government cops that view Obama worshipers blocking a side walk as a threat to the peace of the campus. Yeah real threat! (Sarcasm off)
The Obama worshipers are so stupid that they do not see the coloration of the behavior of the cops and big government. They are creating their own chaos by supporting big corrupt government politicians that are destroying their future.
Ha ha ha ha - you really believe that?
Obama is behind this crackdown because its bad for him, and we all know it.
when the Tea Party protests start up again, or we get a decision on ObamaCare at the USSC we dont like and protest it at the capital or other places - we will be treated exactly like this - count on it.
So why not just shoot em?
Looks like the police were spray painting lawn furniture.
Yeah, you may see a Tea Party protest at the steps of the SC if Obamacare is upheld. However, I can ensure you the protest will be orderly and not disrupt the lives of others.
You can take that to the bank my friend.
Oh, please. Maybe because pepper spray is what you use on punk kids who are blocking other people’s way.
LMFAO. Are you kidding? You respect the police state?
Who? Holder? Napolitano? The TSA? The ATF?
Tell me which one of these esteemed “law enforcement” agencies you respect and tell me why?
That's just not going to happen...the Tea party abides by the law...if they were told to move on by the police they would do so...furthermore they would not be edging the police on as these groups have done from the get go. Nor would they be getting in officers faces as these idiots have and do.
When the time comes, if it comes for the Tea Party to take a large stand again...it will not be met with this type of force...history has shown they remain civil and out those among them who try and incite otherwise...the police know this.
The union thugs that are the real enemy force in this country back the OWS movement and pay for it. They back the student demonstration, as a support of the OWS movement. They finance the presidential campaign of the Occupier of the Oval Office. They get kick backs and protection from Congress and the White House for their hard work on behalf of the DNC.
Why don’t you direct your anger at the union thugs that are destroying us with the help of the Washington Beltway, instead of fussing about these pitiful human beings that want to steal from hardworking Americans instead of having to grow up and earn a living?
OWS is a FAILURE. Don’t give them a second chance at legitimacy.
I agree Kevin, though of course we know the opposition will try to infilitrate it and stir up trouble, but the Tea party people deals with them as they make themselves known....that those people are NOT with them.
I agree - the Tea Party never is as stupid as this. This kids are morons and naive dopes.
HOWEVER - I also don’t support this type of garbage from the police either.
You had a dozen or so cops standing around and the one spraying these kids. hhhuuuhhh????
Are these people not trained how to handle this without pepper spray or sand bag bullets?
And finally - obama is behind this! He knows protesting kids around the nation that is not for his re-election IS TERRIBLE FOR HIM.
And when we protest him in the future - regardless of anything - we will be stomped out too.
If indeed they did shoot these protesters and/or rapped them across their faces with nightsticks, then you’d have a valid argunment Glock. That didn’t happen!
They peppered sprayed a few punks who refused to get out of the way so they could clean up an encampment.
The union thugs are the police and they share a mutual beneficial relationship with OWS protestors.
One group gets tons of OT, maybe a disability discharge and fat pension, new toys to abuse people with, etc.
The other group gets to claim martyr status, get on the news, get recruiting and fundraising materials. ETC
Anyone supporting the cops or the students, is getting played for a fool in this. Both groups, the cops and these kids - love this crap.
To be honest - I can’t stand either group.
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