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Fired UC Davis cop who pepper-sprayed protesters gets $38K in workers’ comp claims

An appeals board has awarded a former campus police officer $38,055 in workers’ compensation after he was fired for the pepper-spraying of student protesters. Former police Lt. John Pike was awarded the settlement Oct. 16 from the University of California Davis by the state Division of Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.…

The pepper-spraying cop meme rules

Mary Elizabeth Williams has a great defense up of the new internet meme that puts John Pike, that cop who was photographed calmly—chillingly—pepper spraying innocent, non-violent protesters at UC Davis while they sat rather helplessly on the ground hurting no one. Pike is now being photoshopped into an endless array…