The Best Of The Pepper-Spraying Cop Meme

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 21, 2011 - 1:40 pm

There is absolutely nothing funny about the incident at UC Davis late last week, in which police officers — specifically Officer John Pike — pepper-sprayed peaceful protesters at close range. But there is something quite funny about the internet meme which features Pike pepper-spraying people in famous paintings and photographs. Especially since they are about as big a threat to him as the students he doused in chemical gas.

All images and accompanying text from Pepper Spraying Cop.