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The Cop Who Pepper Sprayed Peaceful Students Will Receive $38,056 for Emotional Suffering

The cop who mercilessly doused peaceful, seated protesters with pepper spray recently claimed he has...

The cop who mercilessly doused peaceful, seated protesters with pepper spray recently claimed he has psychological injuries from the incident and demanded workman’s compensation. And California is granting it to him. The University of California, Davis — a tax funded college — will pay the fired assailant $38,056 to ease his emotional suffering.

The original incident was a memorable one; an iconic image police abuse. Back on November 18th, 2011, student protesters gathered in a protest against corporatism and state violence. A group of them sat huddled in a line on a public sidewalk.

Surrounded by cops wearing riot masks and threatening violence, they were attacked — in ironic fashion — with chemical weapons without provocation during their protest.


Lt. John Pike, as well as another officer, used pepper spray canisters the size of fire-extinguishers to drench the peaceful protesters in OC pepper spray. The incident was captured on video (shown below). The police actions drew worldwide outrage and inspired hundreds of internet memes.
“Our line that they pepper-sprayed was... one-person-deep. One of the officers began to remove us physically without the use of weapons. And Lieutenant John Pike ordered them to stop, raising his pepper can and saying... ‘Leave them. I want to spray these kids,’” said an eyewitness named William, according to Davis Wiki.

“I hope I’m not the scapegoat for this one,” Pike was quoted as saying.
Pike ceased to be a UCD employee in July 2012. Pike, whose annual salary was $121,680, collected full pay during the painfully dragged-out 8-month investigation, while he remained on leave. He was effectively given a paid vacation after an unprovoked attack on students. And somehow it took 8 months to determine what was obvious to most people within seconds of watching the video.

This is ridiculous!

He remains entitled to retirement credit for his years of service, a UCD spokesperson said at the time, according to the Davis Enterprise. On October 16th, 2013, Administrative Law Judge Joel Harter ordered the University of California Regents to pay Pike $264.50 per week to reach the total payout, minus $5,700 in legal fees for Pike’s Sacramento attorney.
“This settlement resolves all claims of psychiatric injury,” the stipulation reads.
His actions cost the university $1 million in settlements split between the 21 victims of the attack. And now the attacker will get another reward for his efforts.

Here is raw video of the original incident from 2011:


Reference: Police State USA;

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  1. Did the protesters get thrown in jail?

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  2. To the writer - typo alert - "an iconic image police abuse"

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  3. John Pike is now on the Nuremberg 2.0 list. He is not among the top classes on the list, but he is on it. He will eventually be tried for crimes against humanity committed during the war against the USA led by the anti-constitutional triple coalition of crony capitalists, bribed public servants and hoaxer control-freak socialists. Nuremberg 2.0 will presumably be held in the District of Columbia sometime following its liberation. But we can be sure it WILL occur. -- The rule of law!

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    1. I don't think pepper spraying peaceful protesters is equivalent to gassing 6 million people to death and incinerating the bodies. I'm not defending John Pike, I'm just saying have a little perspective.

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    2. Yes it's different...this actually happened.

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    3. This is a crime against humans. No one said equivalent to gassing 6 million people.
      But had 6 million been in one location for a protest you know what would happen.

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    4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhPdH3wE0_Y

      I'm just going to leave this here...

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  4. "pepper spray canisters the size of fire-extinguishers"

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    1. My thought exactly. lmao....

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    2. Miniature hand-held fire extinguishers, that is.

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  5. He's getting money?! This guy should be shot in the street. Fuck him.

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  6. He gets compensated for this whole thing? No.. The man should get jail time.

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  7. He deserves it, and he was in the right. They were warned to move, they were blocking a prisoner transport. They knew it was coming.

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    1. Slave say what?

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    2. PLEASE kill yourself.

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    3. They deserved it?? Another officer was removing them w/o violence and he stopped him to spray these KIDS! That is for use when the police feel threatened or a suspect is out of control. I dont see either in this video!

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    4. Don't be a condescending ass. Either they're "kids" and we should treat them like a bunch of immature idiots whose opinions don't matter, or they're "adults", we treat them as such and what they say matters.

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  8. Must have been all the memes making fun of his fat lard ass...

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  9. I think that police officer should receive twice the amount shown and in dollar bills and only if they get rolled up and shoved one at a time up his large rectum until he screams, "Oh God. Please No. Don't give me any more money.". The psychological trauma of having to say that in public should have the desired effect - being a coward, he'd probably make the request at around $2 or $3, thereby saving the university some decent spondulics! Pepper spraying pacific demonstrators? Didn't he have an automatic weapon? As judge and jury as well as enforcer we missed out on multiple hangings for their evil crimes of just sitting there. He must be mortified...that he didn't use the pistol or the lynching rope...The badness goes away if you kill the witnesses...Poor, foolish man. Won't they ever learn...not to get seen for what they really are?

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  10. Paying him for emotional suffering is like paying a rapist because his self-esteem was hurt when the woman cursed him as he was forcing himself on her. It is totally insane. In a more advanced society, he would be stripped naked and placed in a pillory in a public place for people to abuse as they so desired. Another more productive way would be to cut his transplantable organs from his body and given to decent people. The rest of the cops would be made to listen to his screams as a warning as to what will happen to them should they mistreat the people they are supposed to be protecting.

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    1. I agree that this cop deserves nothing except a good thrashing! Had the protesters been armed, the situation may have turned out differently - like it did in Bunkersville, NV. Unarmed protesters are vulnerable. Still, this government is itching for people to get into a shootout so the can declare martial law.

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  11. Paying people for being incompetent. That is what those who support the state offer you. Withhold you taxes, fees, etc. whenever possible. Operate outside the system. If you don't work to shrink the state, you are unwillingly supporting this corruption. Free markets will perform superior to public education.

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  12. "peacful students" i.e. protestors lol. its legal to protest peacfully however if asked to move by the police they are also required to by law. so i bet that refused to move and so they police used non lethal methods (spray) to make them. getting fined is ridiculous. next theyll be fined for arresting criminals.

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    1. Leon, when your rights are being trampled, you DO have the legal right to protest. Yes, they were peaceful, as the video clearly shows. It's not an insult to be a protester, and it's often because public protests that you still have the right to do certain things, which otherwise might have been taken away from you.

      Finally, if an official would LISTEN to the demands of the protesters, it would never come to violence - from neither parts. We live in the XXI'st century and we can solve anything through dialog and common sense. But there are still people who act like cavemen and these people often receive rewards for using violence. What does this tell you?

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    2. Except that no matter what laws there are saying that people are required to move if asked to do so by the police (pretty sure that law doesn't exist, but for the sake of argument here...), protesting is a First Amendment protected activity and the Constitution is supposed to trump any other laws. And many of those protesters had pepper spray sprayed directly into their mouth, nose, and ears, which can cause severe damage to these quite sensitive areas (essentially causing a chemical burn). One of the protesters was literally vomiting blood for an hour after the incident.

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    3. I thought the worker's compensation award was for death threats and related hate-fueled words and actions against him after the incident. You see death threats even now, in these comments.

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  13. Give the Nazis a collective posthumous Nobel Peace Prize - just imagine how much they suffered over millions they slaughtered.

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  14. The administrative law judge is the workers compensation judge. BTW before 2003 the did not have to have a law degree.

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  15. What a disgusting, flagrant act abusing power and completely unnecessarily. It makes me sick to my stomach that not only did he get a way with it, his behavior was rewarded!!! I hope the students sued back for damage caused to their eyes/skin/lungs for being unnecessarily pepper sprayed!!!

    Shame on the judge for their decision. A disgrace.

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    1. He lost his job because of what he did. That wasn't a reward. The $38k award was because someone publicized his name and address on the internet, it went viral, and he got death threats. The students got settlements already.

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  16. Psychological injuries my ass. He didn't deserve to get anything. If he got death threats, perhaps he should have thought a bit harder about what he was about to do before he did it. True justice would dictate that he get pepper sprayed without protection in his face as he did those students. That would be actual justice.

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  17. OK. When I was college age, I never protested (too scared).
    And also. My uncle was a cop during those days. Thank God he never had to show up during a student protest (when his own daughter (my cousin) might have been involved).
    Now, while I have a certain limited sympathy for cops and all the bullshit they normally have to go through, I am also a human being, and YOU JUST DON'T pepper spray a peaceful group, let alone announce it.
    I'm sorry; but this decision was WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. Mental stress? POOR EFFING BABY!!! Next time, think about your own kid sitting there, *wad! (And I *never* use such language.)
    This is ALL KINDS of wrong-and-a-half, and THIS guy ought to be pepper sprayed. AND not get any haz duty pay. My uncle would be turning over in his grave, and he was a white, conservative, law-and-order, hippy-hating SOB.
    This Pike B@$+@rd is a DISGRACE to the color blue.
    Save your hostility for the un- and anti- Americans who are trying to bring down the entire effing COUNTRY, JACK*** !!!

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