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All posts tagged "pepper spray"

Turns out the thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a hall monitor with pepper spray

Tragic story of another school shooting at Seattle Pacific University, but luckily the damage was clearly limited compared to what it could have been. While the police believe he intended to kill many, many people, he only hit four and only one has died. That is because, as reported, a hero student hall monitor bust in and disarmed the shooter while he was reloading. The Seattle Times reports:

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Jury can't decide if cop who destroyed woman's eyeballs with pepper spray should go to prison

A judge declared a hung-jury mistrial Tuesday in the case of a former southern California police officer who blinded a woman when he fired a blast of pepper spray into her face.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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 much by a shuddering distaste for the aesthetics of the day as any genuinely thoughtful point of view. Plus, events like Buy Nothing Day make "materialism" a matter of personal moral worth and actually distract from larger, collective actions regarding our economy and the environment. (I suspect most participants still buy stuff for their friends and family, just on Saturday.)  As a moral value, anti-materialism reeks of puritanism, because it brackets off certain pleasures as base and animalistic and therefore suggests we should be better than that. The parallels between leftists scolding me about how I don't know what I reallly want and need in terms of material goods and conservatives scolding me about how I don't really know what I want and need with regards to sex are just too uncomfortable for me. Plus, declaiming the pleasure of having a nifty new toy makes it a matter of individual worth, making it a culture war issue, allowing wingnuts to pretend they're defending the basic right to feel pleasure against nanny state liberals. There's multiple levels of irony there, but it's something to consider before you create more grist for their mill. 

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