Pepper Spray Incident – Is this becoming typical?
Santa Monica College Campus Police Pepper-Sprayed This Tiny Child Last Night
It wasn’t just students protesting tuition hikes who were blasted with pepper spray by campus police at Santa Monica College yesterday. This child—apparently a 4-year-old girl—was also hit. The students, and child, were pepper-sprayed to prevent them from “storming”—i.e. attending—a board of trustee’s meeting.
Is anyone keeping track of the misuses of pepper spray by badged authorities lately. The number is going up and the victims are turning out to be more and more non-criminal.
I am wondering if there are rules for pepper spray use which are equivalent to firearms use in, say, crowds of students (yeah, I remember Kent State) or laborers.
- Campus Police Pepper Spray Dozens Of Santa Monica College Students When Board Meeting Gets Unruly (losangeles.cbslocal.com)
- Santa Monica College Students Hold Another Protest Against Fee Hikes (losangeles.cbslocal.com)
- Santa Monica Students Attacked By Campus Police (occupywallst.org)
- Video: Police Pepper Spray California Students (blacklistednews.com)
Posted on April 19, 2012, in blogs, crime, Education, ethics, event, government, Labor, Legal, News, Opinion, Technology, Warning, Word from Bill and tagged Board of directors, California, Campus police, Pepper spray, Santa Monica, Santa Monica California, Santa Monica College, Student. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.