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After Pepper Spray Cop University of California Welcomes TSA Groper Janet Napolitano To Molest Students

by | 25th, October 2013

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WHAT’S the monetary value of suffering? In California, they calculate it like this: the suffering you experience when a bored yet out-of-control cop pepper-sprays your face at point-blank range is worth eight thousand dollars less than the suffering said poor put-upon cop feels once he gets a reputation as the type who pepper-sprays harmless people in the face.

Seriously. Remember John “Pepper Spray” Pike? He’s the ex-Marine and former University of California at Davis policeman who became an Internet meme back in 2011, after he was recorded calmly walking down a line of student protesters sitting on a sidewalk pepper-spraying each one in the face.

Pike spent the next eight months on paid administrative leave before finally getting fired, the pepper-sprayed students sued and won up to $30,000 apiece (paid for by California taxpayers rather than ex-Officer Pike, because in America we believe that making bad cops pay for any damage they cause is a violation of their rights), and by American bad-cop-encounter standards that’s about as close to a happy ending as you can hope for – until this week, when former Officer John Pepper Spray Pike was awarded $38,056 in worker’s compensation due to the “depression and anxiety” after losing his job and learning the world hated him. Which, you recall, all happened because John Pike casually pepper-sprayed a bunch of passive, harmless, seated college students directly in the face.

Pike’s $38,000 payout is in addition to the state pension he gets for all the years he spent inflicting service upon students at UC Davis.

Incidentally, the university recently got itself a new president — Janet Napolitano, former head of the Department of Homeland Security.  She’s the one who instituted the mandatory-molestation policies the Transportation Security Administration favours in lieu of actual security: she’s why you can’t fly in American airspace anymore unless you first allow a TSAgent to feel and/or photograph your gender-specific body parts.

These are the caliber of people hired to make and enforce policy at the University of California. And remember, California college kids: whenever they violate your rights, they’ll swear it hurts them more than it hurts you. Eight thousand dollars more, at least.



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