Tuesday, November 22, 2011
UC Davis Protesters AGREED To Being Pepper Sprayed By Police
There has been a display of outrage over the last several days at the fact the Police at UC Davis pepper sprayed some Occupy protesters while they were voluntarily sitting on the ground locked arm and arm.
Here is that video:
But that video doesn't show the whole story.
A new video has been released that shows the Police not only warning the protesters that they were going to be shot with pepper spray, but also shows the protesters AGREEING To be pepper sprayed.
As a Policeman bends over to tell the "Leader" of the protesters that they are going to be sprayed, the "Leader" responds (At the very beginning of the video):
"Your shooting us specifically? No that's fine, that's fine."
Even after the verbal warning was given, and the protesters can be seen preparing for the pepper spray (Covering their faces), the Police go above and beyond and give the protesters several minutes to move out of the way.
Here is the video:
So as you can see the outrage over this incident is over done because not only were the protesters warned, but they agreed to be pepper sprayed and were even given enough time to move if they so chose.
This incident isn't an example of Police brutality...
But an example of some protesters suffering the consequences of their actions...nothing more.