UPDATE 10/24/2013: Occupy Davis ‘pepper-spray cop’ John Pike awarded $38k in a settlement
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 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