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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…

State senator calls for independent probe of UC Davis pepper-spraying incident

California state Sen. Leland Yee (D) on Monday called for an independent investigation of the pepper-spraying incident that occurred at the University of California-Davis on Friday. Two campus police officers hit a group of “Occupy” protesters who had locked arms and refused to move directly in the face with a…

UC Davis chancellor sorry for pepper-spray incident

DAVIS, Calif (Reuters) – A University of California chancellor apologized to jeering students on Monday for police use of pepper spray against campus protesters in a standoff captured by video and widely replayed on television and the Internet. The pepper-spraying last week led to suspensions of the campus police chief…

UC Davis chancellor a Bush appointee

Linda Katehi, the University of California-Davis Chancellor under rhetorical fire for ordering police to evict student protesters on Friday, was previously appointed to chair the Committee on the National Medal of Science appointment by President George W. Bush. The 12-member committee evaluates nominees for the National Medal of Science. She…

UC Davis police pepper-sprays students during ‘Occupy’ protest

In another sign of aggressive police behavior on an “Occupy” movement gaining attention, UC Davis school police pepper-sprayed and arrested ten demonstrations Friday evening for encamping on the school’s quad area. Students were protesting the police’s decision to destroy the “Occupy UC Davis” camping area, according to NBC affiliate in…

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