Dissident Cinema Project posting the reel of police brutality on UC Davis Campus as Univercity police misuse maze spray (raw cut details ) peaceful students protesting at UC Davis.University of California, Davis Mace Spraying Students Nov 18. A news account captured the officer on camera spraying the students. The account names the officer as UC Davis Police Lt. John Pike As the officer began spraying the group of students, onlookers screamed, “Don’t do it! Don’t you do it!” Students Sue U.C. Davis over Pepper-Spraying
Claudia Morain, a UC Davis spokesperson: There were 35 police officers on the scene, 50 occupiers and 200 bystanders.After the pepper spraying, the crowd of students began marching down the quad. The UC Davis cops? They’re pushed back down the walkway and finally leave. The students start an old cheer that rang true again, “Whose quad? Our quad!” original reel http://www.youtube.com/user/harrisnaemi
UC Davis Police Chief Annette Spicuzza defended her officers’ actions to KCRA. She argued that it just wasn’t safe for students to camp on the quad. “It’s not safe for multiple reasons,” Spicuzza said.
Ten demonstrators were arrested and others were pepper-sprayed during a protest on the UC Davis campus Friday.
The demonstrators were protesting the dismantling of the “Occupy UC Davis” encampment that was set up in the school’s quad area.
“Police came and brutalized them and tore their tents down and all that stuff. It was really scary. It felt like there was anarchy everywhere,”he chancellor of the University of California, Davis described the video images as “chilling” and said she was forming a task force to investigate even as a faculty group called for her resignation because of the incident Friday.
“The use of the pepper spray as shown on the video is chilling to us all and raises many questions about how best to handle situations like this,” Chancellor Linda Katehi said in a message posted on the school’s web site on Saturday.
The protest was held in support of the overall Occupy Wall Street movement and in solidarity with protesters at the University of California, Berkeley, who were jabbed by police with batons on Nov. 9. In NYC OWS since police in riot helmets, batons and riot shields ousted them from their two-month encampments, Occupy Wall Street protesters singled out officers as another enemy, saying their crowd control tactics were an excessive, chilling use of force against free speech.
New York officials have called for investigations of the police raid of Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan early Tuesday More than a dozen videos of the Davis incident have been uploaded to YouTube. At Saturday’s news conference, UC Davis Police Chief Annette Spicuzza said the decision to use pepper spray was made at the scene. The most-watched video has been viewed more than 200,000 times. The videos have generated outcry online and were rebroadcast on television on Saturday. A reference to the pepper spray use was the No. 1 trending topic on Google in the United States on Saturday afternoon.
Police Brutaliy at UC Davis – Spray Students protesting I (Raw Details)
Police Brutaliy at UC Davis – Spray Students protesting II (Raw Details) Assistant Professor Nathan Brown in calling for the resignation of UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Kathei for her failure to protect UC Davis student’s First Amendment right to assemble, or even their physical safety.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Davis/200166466723441 & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UC_Davis_pepper-spray_incident