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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:14 PM
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University to pay medical bills of pepper spray victims
Source: CNN

University of California officials said Tuesday they will pay the medical expenses of students who were pepper sprayed during an Occupy Davis protest last week.

Authorities have also decided to drop charges against 10 people who were arrested during the Friday protest on the campus of UC Davis. The university system has also created an advisory panel to look into the incident, University of California President Mark Yudof said.

Bill Bratton, who has led police departments in Los Angeles, Boston and New York, will head the panel, Yudof said.

"My intent," Yudof said, "is to provide the chancellor and the entire University of California community with an independent, unvarnished report about what happened at Davis."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/23/us/california-occupy-pepper-spray/index.html
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:17 PM
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1. Kicked and recommended.
Thanks for the thread, alp.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:53 PM
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9. an expert on pepper spray says it can cause problems to the
cornea if sprayed enough and thick coating your face. One of the kids they interviewed said he still had blurred vision and that is the side affect of this. DAMN!

My mom had a corneal transplant and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. THey need to sue against long term care.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:59 PM
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10. I hope
your mom is doing well, roguevalley.

:hi:
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:04 PM
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11. thank you, Uncle Joe Hugs back atcha
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:51 PM
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13. I had a corneal transplant and wouldn't curse anyone with one
Oh, I'm deeply grateful to be seeing out of that eye after total blindness for years. However, the operation is a big deal and the recovery period is six months of horrible discomfort.
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:53 PM
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14. That can't be
O'Loofah said that its just a food additive, so how could it possibly harm anyone?
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:17 PM
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2. umm TAXPAYERS pay the bill. why are these crap police or their union NOT paying for their actions? n
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:24 PM
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4. That will require a civil suit. I'm sure that can be arranged.
Since they were on duty, working for the University, the first responsibility lies with the University. They can be sued, however, by each and every victim. And they should be.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:23 PM
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3. A reasonable first step. Next step should be suspension or dismissal of the
two cops and the campus police chief.
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_ed_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:30 PM
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5. No, taxpayers will pay the bill. Big fucking deal
This isn't good enough by half. The UC Davis Chancellor must quit, and all of those cops must be fired, arrested, and prosecuted to the highest extent the law allows.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:32 PM
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6. Criminal charges are what is required not reports of the varnished or unvarnished variety
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zentrum Donating Member (125 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:45 PM
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7. An attempt
...to avoid and/or lower law suit amounts and to defuse student anger. Will they also pay for psychological therapy?

This is strategic, to nip in the bud, the outrage and symbolism of the police crime, and is not driven by a genuine sense of morality.

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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:04 PM
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18. $20 to the local food bank says that the students in question
will be required to sign paperwork to the effect that their acceptance of funds to pay their medical bills means they are unable to file suit against the school for continuing medical treatment.

You KNOW it's going to happen.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:19 PM
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19. +1,000
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demigoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:44 PM
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8. the sprayer should receive a public spanking
and I mean a literal spanking.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:50 PM
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12. Torture them and drop the charges
That's how they avoid getting sued.
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jbpdx Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 05:01 PM
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15. Put that fat-headed slug
Out on the rock pile at San Quentin. And I don't consider police unions part of the progressive/labor movement. 90% of them are republicans anyway.
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 05:07 PM
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16. Police have never been the friends of the progressive/labor movement.
The police long ago learned that unionizing can be beneficial to their own job security, but they share none of the values that other progressive/labor organizations share. They have always been the tools of the powerful and elite, used to impose their will on the otherwise unwilling.

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JoeyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:00 AM
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20. +1
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:46 PM
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17. Well ain't that right polite and so especially special?
:patriot:
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