Lt. Pike, the cop who pepper sprayed UC Davis students protesting against economic inequality and injustice in America, is now the poster boy for authoritarianism against citizens rising up to change the world.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday November 22, 2011 10:00 am|
|By: David Dayen Monday November 21, 2011 11:20 am|
In the UC-Davis pepper spraying case, two unidentified police officers have been placed on administrative leave, and chancellor Linda Katehi announced some vague investigation into the incident. The President of the University of California, Mark Yudof, has now released a statement expressing shock and dismay at the events in Davis.
|By: David Dayen Monday November 21, 2011 8:00 am|
Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian activist and recipient of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Do you know why she received the Nobel Peace Prize? She led a protest movement against civil war and human rights abuses, and she and her fellow activists sat down in a soccer field near the Presidential palace in Monrovia and refused to move until they secured a meeting with the President, Charles Taylor.
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday November 20, 2011 9:30 am|
What social or psychological dysfunctions led UC-Davis police lieutenant John Pike to brutally assault some sitting, non-threatening protestors with chemical pepper spray?
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday November 19, 2011 7:52 am|
Each and every day some police action infuriates and breathes new life into this movement. Just when you think the movement might go stale and the message of “We are the 99%” will no longer pack the punch that it has had over the last two months, some picture or some video is released showing occupiers or, in this case, students peacefully standing their ground in the face of police violence.
|By: Charlie Grapski Monday October 10, 2011 6:30 pm|
It is now time for those who reported the initial perceptions of the D.C. protests to go back to this story and re-report it in light of the evidence. They should be asking tough questions and seeking to gather even more of the evidence. What do the authorities have to say about this and have they been informed? Does the Museum intend to press charges? How do the publishers and chief editors of The American Spectator explain his behavior, their publication, and their attempts to later hide the truth?
|By: RFShunt Monday October 10, 2011 8:45 am|
This video taken by one of the participants of the demonstration at the Air and Space Museum shows protestors (and legal counsel) telling what happened during the pepper spray incident in Washington DC on Saturday, in their own words.
|By: Charlie Grapski Sunday October 9, 2011 6:39 am|
Immediately after the incident began hitting the newswires Howley published a “Breaking News” story with The American Spectator online in which he reveals that he had consciously infiltrated the group on Friday with the intent to discredit the movement. He states that “as far as anyone knew I was part of this cause — a cause that I had infiltrated the day before in order to mock and undermine in the pages of The American Spectator — and I wasn’t giving up before I had my story.”