Ten Days After Lt. John Pike Pepper Sprayed Peaceful Protesters
UC Regents Meeting, Public Comment / Open Forum
During the start of the University of California regents teleconference meeting, over an hour and a half was provided for public comments at all four locations: UC Davis, UCLA, UC Merced, and UC San Francisco-Mission Bay. While this video includes some voices from each campus, it does include all of the speakers from Davis. Attendance included Chancellor Linda Katehi, provost and executive vice chancellor Ralph J. Hexter, student regents Alfredo Mireles and Jonathan Stein, and California State Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez.
UC Regents Meeting Taken Over As Peoples’ Regents Meeting
Once the financial committee began their meeting, public comments were no longer sought out. Occupiers at each of the four locations (UC Davis, UCLA, UC Merced, and UC San Francisco-Mission Bay) took turns mic checking, and declared “peoples‘ regents meetings” in place of the hierarchical meeting which had proceeded. After a bit of time, the official regents meeting moved behind closed doors as occupiers continued to hold general assemblies.
California PENAL CODE SECTION 12403.7 - Notwithstanding any other law, any person may purchase, possess, or use tear gas and tear gas weapons for the projection or release of tear gas if the tear gas and tear gas weapons are used solely for self-defense purposes, subject to the following requirements:
(g) Any person who uses tear gas or tear gas weapons except in self-defense is guilty of a public offense and is punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for 16 months, or two or three years or in a county jail not to exceed one
year or by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment, except that, if the use is against a peace officer, as defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2, engaged in the performance of his or her
official duties and the person committing the offense knows or reasonably should know that the victim is a peace officer, the offense is punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for 16 months or two or three years or by a fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment.
And One More WWO Contribution To The Meme
Alex Gray Pepper Sprayed by Lt. John Pike at Occupy UC Davis
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Almost all raw, uncut footage captured from Town Hall organized by Chancellor Linda Katehi in response to pepper spraying of peaceful protesters by Lt. John Pike on Nov 18 (and following protests). The event was held in Freeborn Hall, a primary auditorium next to the student union. Katehi shared the stage with
Fred Wood, vice chancellor of Student Affairs
Lt. Matt Carmichael, UC Davis Interim Police Chief
Ralph J. Hexter, provost and executive vice chancellor
and later joined by John Meyer, vice chancellor for Administrative and Resource Management
Nov 21, noon – Highlighted speakers and moments from the huge Occupy UC Davis rally and general assembly in response to pepper spraying of peaceful protesters by Lt. John Pike on Nov 18. A resolution was passed with 1,729 votes recorded to have a general strike on Nov 28 in hopes of blocking the UC regents meeting on campus that day.
Occupy University of California, Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi. In the long run, she only pepper sprayed herself.
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