20 Nov '11, 3pm

Outrage Spreads Over UC Davis Pepper Spraying

Outrage Spreads Over UC Davis Pepper Spraying

The Photo That Will Start A Real Revolution didn't take long to turn into a meme, nor did it take long for the outrage at the event to spread around the world. But perhaps the best article I have read is Alexis Madrigal's Why I Feel Bad for the Pepper-Spraying Policeman, Lt. John Pike . Madrigal notes that Pike is representative of changes in policing since 1999's battle of Seattle, a militarizing of policing (these were not even municipal police, but campus cops!). This new brutal form of policing coincides with the change in coverage of these events, as video cameras in phones become omnipresent. Ten years ago the cops might have pepper-sprayed kids and said they felt threatened and might get away with it. A hundred videos make that impossible today.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/outrage-spreads-after-u...

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