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Missouri man wants name cleared after cops pepper-sprayed and arrested him as teen daughter died

A Missouri man insists he did nothing to deserve being pepper-sprayed and arrested the night his teenage daughter shot herself. Kevin Russell, of Joplin, said he won’t accept an offer to plead guilty to assault because he doesn’t want to admit he did anything wrong when he screamed at emergency…

Topless feminist protester goes on trial in Tunisia

A young Tunisian woman with the topless protest group Femen went on trial Thursday for illegal possession of pepper spray, sparking angry Salafist demonstrators to demand she face stiffer charges under Islamic law. In Tunis, three European members of the group, two French and one German, were due to appear…

Argentine ‘superhero’ facing weapons charges

A self-styled Buenos Aires superhero who fought crime armed only with a costume, mask and pepper spray, is now himself up on weapons charges. Thanks to an alleged shootout with muggers the superhero has been charged with carrying an unlicensed gun, police said Wednesday. The man who called himself Menganno…

Santa Monica College investigates why a 4-year-old girl was pepper-sprayed

A California college announced Wednesday that it will launch an investigation into a pepper spray incident that left two people hospitalized, several people injured and a 4-year-old girl sprayed, according to a statement obtained by The Santa Monica Dispatch. Approximately 100 students protested outside the Santa Monica College’s Board of…

Occupy protesters sue New York City over pepper spray incident

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two women caught on camera being doused with pepper spray by a New York police officer during an Occupy Wall Street march in September have sued the city, saying it failed to train police officers properly. In a viral online video, Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna was…

Police pepper spray, shut down malls over Air Jordan shoes

Black Friday is long since over, but mayhem continued at U.S. shopping malls early Friday morning over Nike Air Jordan 11 “Concords.” Just two days before Christmas, police in Austin were forced to shut down two malls after they said crowds became unruly. “People started pushing like crazy, and they…

Pepper-spray creator ‘shocked’ by UC Davis incident

Kamran Loghman, who helped the FBI develop pepper-spray in the 1980’s, said he was shocked and bewildered that it was used against non-violent protesters at the University of California at Davis. In mid November, two campus police officers hit a group of “Occupy” protesters who had locked arms and refused…

Pepper spray for your convenience

I defended Black Friday (albeit in a tongue-in-cheek, pro-environment, pro-local business way) for a couple of reasons. One is that I'm not buying the sanctimonious anti-materialism that crops up in some sectors of the left in response to the holiday. It's liberal reactionary politics, in my opinion, and driven as…

Pepper spraying Wal-Mart shopper turns herself in

The woman who reportedly used pepper spray on fellow Black Friday shoppers at a Los Angeles’ Wal-Mart has turned herself in. According to CBS affiliate KCAL, the woman turned herself into LAPD officers Friday evening. The incident came as crowds were in line to buy a new XBox 360. At least…

Woman pepper sprays shoppers over Xbox

A woman at the Porter Ranch Wal-Mart in California Thursday night reportedly used pepper spray on other shoppers in order to move ahead in line. One witness told KNBC that the incident happened while they were waiting in line to buy a new Xbox 360. As many as 15 people…

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