Pepper Spray Cop Art
Among a string of disturbing pictures and video that came out of Occupy protests last week is the image of Lt. John Pike who casually pepper sprayed a row of UC Davis college students sitting on a sidewalk. If you missed it, watch Pike’s spray of shame here. See also the students silent protest of UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi who ordered the attack on students.
Pike’s overzealous use of pepper spray has now become an internet meme, with people inserting his despicable act into a variety of images. A dedicated website is at peppersprayingcop.tumblr.com. More here.
In other Occupy news, Occupy Oakland is calling for a total West Coast port shut down on December 12th.