Pepper Spray Cop Out

Pepper Spray Cop Out

Abby Zimet

John Pike, the UC Davis cop/thug who infamously pepper-sprayed seated students peacefully protesting tuition hikes last November, is no longer employed by the university. No details yet on if he left or was fired. A review found the attack "should and could have been prevented," and recommended police reforms. Video of the incident sparked thousands of angry emails and text messages, lawsuits by students, an internal affairs investigation, and a lively meme.

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