In a story today about the nationwide outrage over the abuse of pepper spray at UC Davis, the reporter writes: "A half-dozen law enforcement officials interviewed for this story agreed that the use of pepper spray at UC Davis did not appear to be appropriate or reasonable. All agreed that the incident would not likely [...]
I won't go so far as to say I feel bad for the police officer responsible for pepper spraying peaceful protesters, but we should not forget the larger context in which UC Davis, and other recent atrocities, have happened. As The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal writes: "Instead, it's a dozen scared kids and a police officer [...]
The tweet of the day: RT @kagrox: Has anyone considered pepper spraying the Super Committee? They're not in compliance with lawfully adopted statute, you know.
An unbelievable action. Horrible video. A line needs to be drawn here. As James Fallows writes of the video of the incident: "Watch that first minute and think how we'd react if we saw it coming from some riot-control unit in China, or in Syria. The calm of the officer who walks up and in [...]