Posts Tagged ‘John Pike’

UPDATE 4/14/2016:

UPDATE 10/24/2013:


Lt. John Pike.

UC Davis Police Lt. John Pike, who used pepper spray on seated students, sprays them as if they are cockroaches.  His iconic image is now and forever a symbol of a banal, bureaucratic and surreal evil, an unflattering picture of man as moral monster. (Source)

The image of him and his confident, casual, almost bored, delivery of a torrent of orange . . .





“The apparent absence of empathy from the UC Davis police officer, applying a toxic chemical to humans as if they were garden pests, is shocking. Even more so because it is a university police officer.” — Philip Kennicott, Washington Post


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