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    Re: UC Davis in $1M Pepper Spray Settlement

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    It is the civil equivalent of pleading "no contest". They did not win their case. The cop who did the spraying was fired and is counting his blessings that he isn't facing criminal charges. They settled because if they had continued they would have lost and it would have cost them even more.
    Actually, the only thing it is an admission to is that the best case scenario in court was worse than taking this settlement on the chin.

    The officer getting fired is appropriate. He was instructed (I can't find this link, but I remember reading it) not to make arrests, which he did and he used the pepper spray in a VERY inappropriate manner contrary to instructions, including considerable over-use. The lack of criminal charges are not surprising. A case could be made for excessive force, but it wouldn't much be worth it.
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    Re: UC Davis in $1M Pepper Spray Settlement

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    They were engaged in a disruption and without permit. Why is a permit necessary? They balance competing rights. The right of assembly vs the right of freedom of movement.
    There's no way you actually think these kids were preventing people from moving around the campus. You're just being ridiculous.

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    Re: UC Davis in $1M Pepper Spray Settlement

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    There's no way you actually think these kids were preventing people from moving around the campus. You're just being ridiculous.
    Have you ever been to the UCD campus? I have, and you're full of it. They used have permitted "demonstrations" all the time and they do impede movement and disrupt classes. That's why they stopped allowing these demonstrations so much. The legitimate students were complaining and taking their education dollars elsewhere.

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    Re: UC Davis in $1M Pepper Spray Settlement

    I did not agree with the pepper spraying of those kids...but the 1 million settlement is pure bull****, imo.


    I thought those kids were doing what they were doing, and willing to RISK to do so...for a CAUSE?


    Taking the money invalidates them, makes them nothing more than whores.


    I hope Anonymous now posts each of THEIR home addresses an email, and phone numbers and such, so I, and others who feel as I do, can hound them for a bit about it, like they did for the officer.
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