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The Best Of The Pepper-Spraying Cop Meme

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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.

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Police Officer Pepper Sprays Peaceful UC Davis Student Protesters

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Late last night, I got an email from a Frisky reader studying at the University of California at Davis. She was writing to bring to my attention an incident that had occurred on campus in which police officers pepper sprayed, at close range, students involved in demonstration in support of Occupy Wall Street. Having followed (and been involved in) OWS, I already knew about the incident, but was moved by the reader’s email, which was filled with anger and sadness at what had happened at her school. As you can see in the video above, the students were seated and had linked arms, a passive indicator of peaceful civil disobedience. They were then systematically sprayed in the eyes and, according to reports, into their mouths. A few were hospitalized; hours later, some were still coughing up blood. Keep reading »

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