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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:57 PM

Lt. John Pike, UC Davis Pepper Spray Cop, No Longer Working At UC Davis

Lt. John Pike, the campus police officer who pepper sprayed seated student protesters, is no longer working at the University of California, Davis, the Sacramento Bee reports.

UC Davis spokesman Barry Shiller declined to elaborate or explain whether he was fired or left on his own accord.

"Consistent with privacy guidelines established in state law and university policy, I can confirm that John Pike's employment with the university ended on July 31, 2012," Shiller told the Bee.

Claudia Morain, News Service Director at UC Davis, also confirmed Pike's departure to CNN but would not go into details. Pike also declined to comment when reached by the Bee.


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ProfessionalLeftist Aug 2012 OP
MADem Aug 2012 #1
Fawke Em Aug 2012 #7
MADem Aug 2012 #8
Bennyboy Aug 2012 #2
ProfessionalLeftist Aug 2012 #3
Bennyboy Aug 2012 #4
Fire Walk With Me Aug 2012 #5
dregstudios Aug 2012 #6

Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:00 PM

1. Counselled? Demoted? Opted for early retirement?

A "lieutenant" of campus police is rather like the "captain" of the Good Ship Lollipop, IMO.

It's a title.

We'll not know the full story unless he tells us I guess.

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:20 PM

7. Depends on their charter.

My former university's cops were state police and took all the same training as an state trooper.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:39 PM

8. That capsacin-spraying butterball, a statie?

He doesn't look like he would pass the medical physical, never mind the physical fitness test!

He does look like he's a natural as a Keystone Kop, though!

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Of course, he might not have the fitness for that gig, either!

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:17 PM

2. The little guy gets punished while the

 

People that gave the orders get early retirements and get to keep their 300K a year jobs.

Typical. The guy, no matter how horrible this was, was following orders. Orders from people way higher in the chain than he was. Officer Pike would not have done this on his own, he was told to do this. And the people that told him to do this are being rewarded.

And would do exactly the same thing again.

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:06 PM

3. Should be a bottom-to-top investigation

But of course there won't be.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:17 PM

4. Of course not.

 

Not when the people that gave the orders are the same people that would authorize the investigation.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:11 PM

5. Katehi should have been first.

 

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:16 PM

6. The Capitalized Police State

When will we start holding officers accountable for their brutality and excessive use of force? The handling of protesters is Unconstitutional and endangers the basic rights of EVERY last American. Is this the country we were raised in, were men and women are beaten, gassed, pepper-sprayed and arrested for their disapproval of the government? Read about how the Cops profit from rounding up protesters and minorities in our Capitalized Police State at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-privatized-police-state.html

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