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Mind-Numbing Protests, Meet Pepper Spray

USNbubblehead Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 12:12 PM
If memory serves, the use of pepper spray was adopted to provide an alternative to billy clubs, truncheons, tear gas, and good old fashioned take-downs. What a bunch of babies.
You have to really work at it to get arrested at a University of California campus protest. University administrators look at protest as part of the education process -- and they frequently issue memos stating how much they agree with left-wing causes. Administrators don't want campus police to arrest students -- especially students who attend demonstrations against state cuts to higher education.

Thus, students have had to ramp up dissident behavior if they want to be handcuffed and detained. Campus activists have begun to follow Occupy Wall Street's lead and set up tents to create illegal encampments. When campus police have threatened...