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$30,000 for Being Pepper Sprayed

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:32 am

Catching up on more old stories I didn’t have to chance to post on during the week: here is one showing Occupiers cha-CHING! cashing in on being pepper-sprayed:

University of California officials have agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit over a pepper-spraying incident last year that came to symbolize law enforcement aggression against anti-Wall Street protesters, attorneys said on Wednesday.

Video of the confrontation, which showed seated student protesters being pepper-sprayed by campus police at the University of California campus at Davis, was replayed widely on television and the Internet, sparking outrage among faculty and activists.

Under the terms of the settlement filed in court on Wednesday, each of the 21 students and recent graduates from the campus who sued University of California regents over the November 2011 incident will get $30,000 and a personal letter of apology from UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi.

The deal also includes $250,000 for plaintiffs’ attorney fees.

I hereby volunteer to be pepper-sprayed for only $29,000.

I will not be undersold!

23 Responses to “$30,000 for Being Pepper Sprayed”

  1. could anyone who was blocked from entering the bldg by these “occupiers” turn around and sue them? say for ~$30K each? Hey, by blocking the bldg, they would have violated THAT person’s rights, no?

    john b (a3efab)

  2. Gee, you mean I now have the right to block right-of-way in Davis, and nobody can stop me?


    Space Cockroach (8096f2)

  3. I would gladly be pepper sprayed for $30k.

    JD (7e251a)

  4. it didn’t actually come to symbolize anything at all really, this pepper spraying incident

    Universities are freaky places where rights get trampled on every day.

    The takeaway is you should keep your head down when you are at a university; don’t make gratuitous eye contact…

    And for God’s sake don’t give them your money.

    happyfeet (634c4b)

  5. You gotta admit, it’s a brilliant strategy for having your tuition reimbursed!

    Icy (f5a1fc)

  6. Like a Student Loan, these funds should be deducted from Ms. Katehi’s salary, since it was done with her authorization.

    AD-Restore the Republic/Obama Sucks! (b8ab92)

  7. I has pepper sprayed in the mid 80s by a campus rent a cop in what was labeled a riot. I has trying to assist friends that were unarmed and being attacked by thugs armed with chains and clubs. Campus security in their wisdom jumped in the middle of it and targeted the unarmed students.

    I got nothing for experiencing that wonderful burning feeling in my eyes other then a threat of expulsion.

    Mattsky (f32444)

  8. Greetings:

    Didn’t there used to be a bit of folk wisdom that “if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu”??? And the taxpayers were where ???

    11B40 (92e439)

  9. Where were the taxpayers?

    As usual, being screwed by their elected representatives (and a certain Federal District Court Judge in the matter of MaBell) in the name of “fairness” and “social justice”.

    AD-Restore the Republic/Obama Sucks! (b8ab92)

  10. Hummph. Why didn’t I think to sue in the 1960’s and 1970’s?

    htom (412a17)

  11. I was pepper-sprayed! And don’t ask me by whom cause it’s not important. Where is my 30,000?

    The Emperor (97d748)

  12. By your date?

    JD (191dc1)

  13. Let’s just say my approach wasn’t too genial, jd.

    The Emperor (fbdcfe)

  14. Q. Have you ever had sex with anyone other than goats, sheep and baboons?
    Lovie: No. Every time I try to my eyes tear up, my face burns, and I can’t breathe.

    Lovie: I wonder if it’s the Mace.

    nk (875f57)

  15. hey, Whimperor… li’l boy’s pants half-off at Macy’s… ya better hurry!

    Colonel Haiku (604e48)

  16. nk likes to be raped.. that’s how i got pepper-sprayed…
    @colonel, I know you like little boys… you should be a priest.

    The Emperor (fbdcfe)

  17. now for something worth talking about… Brett Baier’s exposé of 0bama’s lies, incompetence and asshattery…

    Colonel Haiku (604e48)

  18. No, lovie, it was not me. It was the dog owner, who’s dog’s behind you got down on all fours and tried to sniff, that sprayed you.

    This is tiresome, troll. Go back to searching garbage cans.

    nk (875f57)

  19. @nk.
    I agree. Tiresome. Go back to sniffing your anus and picking and chewing your nose.

    The Emperor (3825c3)

  20. When does the public library close, so we can get lovie off the internet?

    nk (875f57)

  21. @ NiKita.
    Awwww…. but am here to stay, white trash. You are never getting rid of me that easily.

    The Emperor (3825c3)

  22. “I hereby volunteer to be pepper-sprayed for only $29,000.”

    And I’ll represent you for $249,000.

    Caleb (835eca)

  23. You know how these things go. Love comes up to a girl in the carpet store, says “Fancy a shag?” and much red-eyed hilarity ensues.

    Icy (807cf2)

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