August 1, 2012
The UC Davis officer accused of pepper spraying 11 student protesters in November no longer works on the police force.
Spokesperson for the UC Davis Chancellor Barry Shiller said John Pike’s employment ended on July 31, 2012.
Shiller released the following statement:
Consistent with privacy guidelines established in state law and University policy, I can confirm that John Pike’s employment with the University ended on July 31, 2012. I’m unable [...]
Today is the anniversary of the Kent State Massacre. 42 Years ago today 4 student-protesters were murdered by the US government for practicing the first amendment. They were unarmed, and many of the injured bystanders. 4 innocent kids murdered, RIP. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings
Killed four and wounded 9 more. They shot unarmed college kids. It was horrible and wrong. So we are debating whether it could be called a massacre? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_events_named_massacres It is on the list.
One month after the pepper-spraying of student protesters at the University of California, Davis, officials are struggling with how to move forward, even as they prepare for the possibility of new protests and building takeovers when students return next month.
Anger over the rising cost of a college education in California is so great, university officials told a legislative panel Wednesday, that they are concerned about students building new encampments.
But so [...]
Militarization of police.
California University Puts Officers Who Used Pepper Spray on Leave
“After the episode, a police official suggested that the officers felt threatened and encircled by the protesters. The videos, however, show no evidence of threats from the protesters.”
18 November 2011
Open Letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi
Linda P.B. Katehi,
I am a junior faculty member at UC Davis. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, and I teach in the Program in Critical Theory and in Science & Technology Studies. I have a strong record of research, teaching, and service. I am currently a Board Member of the Davis Faculty Association. I have also taken an [...]
Peace and liberty activist, Adam Kokesh, caught up with some early “occupiers” at McPherson Square in Washington D.C. who were attempting to show solidarity with those at “Occupy Wall Street”. Although the student protesters spoke of broader issues, they were mostly carrying signs about the high cost of college education. When Kokesh drilled deeper into the standard “we’re here to support [...]
BBC video included on the page for this link to the austerity riots, shows a BBC reporter wearing helmet whilst doing the reporting noting they managed to smash a door and windows at the Treasury Building of the UK government offices:
A car containing Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall has been attacked amid violence after MPs voted to raise university tuition fees in [...]