dignified-and-old:

inothernews:

If you want to know what kind of vile, repulsive people are out there, then go read this New York Post story about a New York City emergency medical technician who talks a lot of racist, anti-Semitic, sexist shit — and what pathetically happens when he gets called on the mat by said newspaper.

Hahahahah omg cry forever and may it always be splashed across the pages of a major newspaper (even a terrible one like the Post)
“It comes less than a week after The Post exposed the vile racist and anti-Semitic tweets posted by Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano’s own EMT son. Joseph Cassano, 23, who quit the next day.” omg it took me so long to realize this was a different guy 

dignified-and-old:

inothernews:

If you want to know what kind of vile, repulsive people are out there, then go read this New York Post story about a New York City emergency medical technician who talks a lot of racist, anti-Semitic, sexist shit — and what pathetically happens when he gets called on the mat by said newspaper.

Hahahahah omg cry forever and may it always be splashed across the pages of a major newspaper (even a terrible one like the Post)

It comes less than a week after The Post exposed the vile racist and anti-Semitic tweets posted by Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano’s own EMT son. Joseph Cassano, 23, who quit the next day.” omg it took me so long to realize this was a different guy 

Tags: NYPD police

anarcho-queer:

NYPD Now Running Criminal Checks On Domestic Violence Victims
Women who report domestic violence are exposing themselves to arrest under a new NYPD directive that orders cops to run criminal checks on the accused and the accuser, The Post has learned.
The memo by Chief of Detectives Phil Pulaski requires detectives to look at open warrants, complaint histories and even the driving records of both parties.
“You have no choice but to lock them up” if the victims turn out to have warrants, including for minor offenses like unpaid tickets, a police source said.
“This is going to deter victims of domestic violence … They’re going to be scared to come forward.”
The directive tells detectives that when they are investigating cases of domestic violence, they should run a search that cross-references all NYPD databases.
Beside warrants, a person’s criminal record and history of making criminal complaints should be checked, the directive says.
A source said that even if detectives wanted to take pity on someone who was battered by a spouse, they would feel pressure to make an arrest to avoid getting in trouble with superiors.
“We have every right to arrest that person at that moment,” the source said.

anarcho-queer:

NYPD Now Running Criminal Checks On Domestic Violence Victims

Women who report domestic violence are exposing themselves to arrest under a new NYPD directive that orders cops to run criminal checks on the accused and the accuser, The Post has learned.

The memo by Chief of Detectives Phil Pulaski requires detectives to look at open warrants, complaint histories and even the driving records of both parties.

You have no choice but to lock them up” if the victims turn out to have warrants, including for minor offenses like unpaid tickets, a police source said.

This is going to deter victims of domestic violence … They’re going to be scared to come forward.

The directive tells detectives that when they are investigating cases of domestic violence, they should run a search that cross-references all NYPD databases.

Beside warrants, a person’s criminal record and history of making criminal complaints should be checked, the directive says.

A source said that even if detectives wanted to take pity on someone who was battered by a spouse, they would feel pressure to make an arrest to avoid getting in trouble with superiors.

We have every right to arrest that person at that moment,” the source said.

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"I don’t believe the police, I believe the community."

Protester says as the march begins.

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She was referring to the police’s claim that 16 y/o Kimani Gray was armed when he was killed. Autopsy showed 7 gun shots, 3 in the back. 

The NYPD have arrested Kimari Gray’s 15 year old sister while her father yells “Let go of my girl! That’s my little girl!

The NYPD has declared a portion of Flastbush a “Frozen Zone”. Media are not allowed in and people can be subjected to arrest for not following police orders. The area is under temporary martial law. The last times the NYPD declared a Frozen Zone was on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and during the beginning of OWS.

Source: anarcho-queer

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Police in riot gear barricaded the streets, followed the march and searched apartment buildings in the neighborhood without warrants, looking for youths who they claimed had been throwing bottles at police from neighborhood rooftops.

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anarcho-queer:

(Video) An angry crowd confronts Chicago Police after officers ran over Jamaal Moore, 23, with a police vehicle and shot him after a confrontation.

Police said the man was shot about 11:15 a.m. Saturday after attempting to flee the scene of a robbery when the silver SUV he was in lost control near the intersection of West Garfield Boulevard and South Ashland Avenue. 

The crowd of witnesses, which included Moore’s relatives, became angry at the police. 5 minutes into the video, police clashed with crowd for unknown reasons. 9 people were arrested according to police, 5 were held on bail and face misdemeanor charges of mob action.

According to the City of Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority, where requests for investigations of police shootings and tasings are logged, at least 43 people were shot by police from January to September of this year.

Tags: police chicago

thepeoplesrecord:

Another car shot up; two unarmed Black victims killed, this time by Cleveland Police
December 3, 2012
Many of us were already reeling from the news of another unarmed Black teenager killed in Florida. 17 year old Jordan Davis was killed when 45 year old Michael Dunn objected to the loud music Jordan’s friends were playing from their car at a local gas station. Michael Dunn proceeded to pull out his gun and fire on the unarmed teenagers before he drove home. Many see this as a mirror image of the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Today another story is getting national attention, this time in Cleveland Ohio, where an unarmed Black woman and man were killed by Cleveland police officers, after the officers fired 137 rounds at the 2 victims. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the police thought they saw a possible weapon, the same excuse Michael Dunn gave when he was arrested for the murder of Jordan Davis.
Even though this incident took place last week, the officers involved in killing Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell have yet to be interviewed. According to the Cleveland Police Department they will be questioned today and it’s “standard procedure” to, “wait 72 hours before interviewing officers involved in shootings.”
Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath called the shooting a, “very regrettable situation”, but Jeffery Follmer, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association described Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell as “bad guys” and said the police did a “great job.” The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office removed 20 rounds from Timothy Russell’s body and 16 from Malissa Williams’ body.
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13 Cleveland police officers who fired 137 rounds into car where there was a ‘possible weapon’, killing 2, are expected to be interviewed. Disgusting.

thepeoplesrecord:

Another car shot up; two unarmed Black victims killed, this time by Cleveland Police

December 3, 2012

Many of us were already reeling from the news of another unarmed Black teenager killed in Florida. 17 year old Jordan Davis was killed when 45 year old Michael Dunn objected to the loud music Jordan’s friends were playing from their car at a local gas station. Michael Dunn proceeded to pull out his gun and fire on the unarmed teenagers before he drove home. Many see this as a mirror image of the murder of Trayvon Martin.

Today another story is getting national attention, this time in Cleveland Ohio, where an unarmed Black woman and man were killed by Cleveland police officers, after the officers fired 137 rounds at the 2 victims. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the police thought they saw a possible weapon, the same excuse Michael Dunn gave when he was arrested for the murder of Jordan Davis.

Even though this incident took place last week, the officers involved in killing Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell have yet to be interviewed. According to the Cleveland Police Department they will be questioned today and it’s “standard procedure” to, “wait 72 hours before interviewing officers involved in shootings.”

Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath called the shooting a, “very regrettable situation”, but Jeffery Follmer, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association described Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell as “bad guys” and said the police did a “great job.” The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office removed 20 rounds from Timothy Russell’s body and 16 from Malissa Williams’ body.

Source

13 Cleveland police officers who fired 137 rounds into car where there was a ‘possible weapon’, killing 2, are expected to be interviewed. Disgusting.

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This is what capitalism looks like.

neverdancewiththedevil:

Two people died and 21 others were injured in Peru’s capital on October 27, as protesters clashed with police trying to shut down a sprawling wholesale market. [Reuters]

neverdancewiththedevil:

Two people died and 21 others were injured in Peru’s capital on October 27, as protesters clashed with police trying to shut down a sprawling wholesale market. [Reuters]

(Source: anonymousmilitant, via anarcho-queer)


Seattle police plan to deploy spy dronesOctober 27, 2012
The FAA has approved the local police department to start using surveillance drones for law enforcement, but protesters are making it clear that they’re willing to put up a fight.
The city says they have no intent on using UAVs for any unlawful surveillance purposes, but the bad wrap drones have received as of late — made only worse with military versions of the drones overseas executing as many as hundreds of civilians in recent years — has left Seattle residents saying they have good reason to oppose domestic use.
Even if unarmed, drones are a cause of big concern for some. The Seattle Police Department says they have every intent “to make reasonable effort to not invade a person’s reasonable expectation of privacy,” and that never will any police drones “supersede the issuance of a warrant when needed.”
“UAS operators and observers will ensure and will be held accountable for ensuring that operations of the UAS intrude to a minimal extent upon the citizens of Seattle,” the drafted operations manual reads.
As the technology is still being tested, though, opponents say it’s not clear what the department could be able to get away with.
“The ways that they say they can use the drones is too broad,” ACLU of Washington Deputy Director Jennifer Shaw tells the Seattle Times. “They have a list of different emergencies and then a catchall phrase saying the drones can also be used in other situations if they get permission.”
Even what isn’t outline, she says, could eventually be added.
“So long as it is a policy, it can be changed. An ordinance cannot be changed at will and is the only way we can be sure there is meaningful input,” she said.
Earlier this month, the Sherriff of Alameda County, California asked the US Department of Homeland Security for as much as $100,000 in funding so he could add a drone to his own department’s arsenal. Sherriff Greg Ahern told NBC News that UAVs are “Very valuable to any tactical officer,” because they could aid in identifying everything from how a suspect is dressed to what avenues of escape are possible.
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This is what a surveillance state looks like!

Seattle police plan to deploy spy drones
October 27, 2012

The FAA has approved the local police department to start using surveillance drones for law enforcement, but protesters are making it clear that they’re willing to put up a fight.

The city says they have no intent on using UAVs for any unlawful surveillance purposes, but the bad wrap drones have received as of late — made only worse with military versions of the drones overseas executing as many as hundreds of civilians in recent years — has left Seattle residents saying they have good reason to oppose domestic use.

Even if unarmed, drones are a cause of big concern for some. The Seattle Police Department says they have every intent “to make reasonable effort to not invade a person’s reasonable expectation of privacy,” and that never will any police drones “supersede the issuance of a warrant when needed.”

“UAS operators and observers will ensure and will be held accountable for ensuring that operations of the UAS intrude to a minimal extent upon the citizens of Seattle,” the drafted operations manual reads.

As the technology is still being tested, though, opponents say it’s not clear what the department could be able to get away with.

“The ways that they say they can use the drones is too broad,” ACLU of Washington Deputy Director Jennifer Shaw tells the Seattle Times. “They have a list of different emergencies and then a catchall phrase saying the drones can also be used in other situations if they get permission.”

Even what isn’t outline, she says, could eventually be added.

“So long as it is a policy, it can be changed. An ordinance cannot be changed at will and is the only way we can be sure there is meaningful input,” she said.

Earlier this month, the Sherriff of Alameda County, California asked the US Department of Homeland Security for as much as $100,000 in funding so he could add a drone to his own department’s arsenal. Sherriff Greg Ahern told NBC News that UAVs are “Very valuable to any tactical officer,” because they could aid in identifying everything from how a suspect is dressed to what avenues of escape are possible.

Source

This is what a surveillance state looks like!

(Source: thepeoplesrecord)

ethiopienne:

joans-own-words:

villiljos:

revolutionaryinterstices:

larepublicadedet:

Know Your Rights

Always relevant.

More important police information!

SUPER IMPORTANT

i can never reblog this enough.

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angry-hippo:

thepeoplesrecord:

NYPD beat homeless man in synagogue outreach centerOctober 17, 2012
The NYPD beat up a homeless man in Brooklyn last week as he resisted arrest for sleeping in a synagogue outreach center, where he had permission to stay. Surveillance video obtained by local news siteCrownHeights.info shows two officers brutally beating a shoeless and shirtless man, Ehud Halevi, who insisted he had permission to be in the center for troubled youth, ALIYA (Alternative Learning Institute for Young Adults).
Although sources confirmed with CrownHeights.info that Halevi had been sleeping in the space for a month with permission, one security guard, unaware of the arrangement, called the police. The guard later told the New York Daily News that he regretted making the call.
According to Gothamist, “[Halevi] was also pepper sprayed during the arrest, [and] was charged with assaulting a police officer, trespassing, resisting arrest and harassment. He’s currently out on bail and faces up to five years in prison for assaulting an officer.” The NYPD have yet to issue comment.
Watch the graphic video here.
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A man is brutally beaten and pepper sprayed for sleeping in a place where he had permission to be, and now he is the one facing charges. NYPD thugs in the past year have murdered unarmed citizens, carried out blatantly racist stop and frisks, interfered with the civil rights of Muslims, groped female protesters, and have illegally prevented public gatherings. They never apologize or even seem to worry about possible negative backlash. Want to know why? This is terrorism. They are sending a message to an increasingly impoverished and desperate citizenry that they are in control, that there is nothing that we can do to stop them, and that attempting to do so will get us bloodied, imprisoned, or killed. This is a police state and will remain one until we overthrow it. 

angry-hippo:

thepeoplesrecord:

NYPD beat homeless man in synagogue outreach center
October 17, 2012

The NYPD beat up a homeless man in Brooklyn last week as he resisted arrest for sleeping in a synagogue outreach center, where he had permission to stay. Surveillance video obtained by local news siteCrownHeights.info shows two officers brutally beating a shoeless and shirtless man, Ehud Halevi, who insisted he had permission to be in the center for troubled youth, ALIYA (Alternative Learning Institute for Young Adults).

Although sources confirmed with CrownHeights.info that Halevi had been sleeping in the space for a month with permission, one security guard, unaware of the arrangement, called the police. The guard later told the New York Daily News that he regretted making the call.

According to Gothamist, “[Halevi] was also pepper sprayed during the arrest, [and] was charged with assaulting a police officer, trespassing, resisting arrest and harassment. He’s currently out on bail and faces up to five years in prison for assaulting an officer.” The NYPD have yet to issue comment.

Watch the graphic video here.

Source

A man is brutally beaten and pepper sprayed for sleeping in a place where he had permission to be, and now he is the one facing charges. NYPD thugs in the past year have murdered unarmed citizens, carried out blatantly racist stop and frisks, interfered with the civil rights of Muslims, groped female protesters, and have illegally prevented public gatherings. They never apologize or even seem to worry about possible negative backlash. Want to know why? This is terrorism. They are sending a message to an increasingly impoverished and desperate citizenry that they are in control, that there is nothing that we can do to stop them, and that attempting to do so will get us bloodied, imprisoned, or killed. This is a police state and will remain one until we overthrow it. 

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Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), the world’s largest platinum producer, fired 12,000 striking South African miners Friday as the transnational corporations, the African National Congress government and the COSATU union federation sought to quell a growing wave of wildcat strikes. After workers had ignored the company’s demand that they appear for disciplinary hearings. Management admits that it has been unable to get more than 20 percent of its workforce to show up at their jobs and has therefore been forced to halt mining operations.


The strike wave was triggered by the walkout two months ago by platinum miners at Lonmin’s (the second-biggest platinum miner) Marikana mine demanding higher pay. The ANC government and its security forces responded to their strike, which was opposed by the NUM and COSATU, with the worst massacre since the end of the apartheid regime 18 years ago. Heavily armed police gunned down strikers, killing 34 and wounding another 78, with many of them shot in the back.


The mass firing was announced three weeks into a wildcat strike by some 28,000 miners at its four mines in Rustenberg and just a day after repeated police attacks aimed at preventing the miners from gathering for a meeting left a miners dead body in the street. Gaddhafi Mdoda, a representative of the strikers said that in addition to rubber bullets and tear gas the police fired upon the miners with live ammunition.

The strikers have grown angry over the police repression and the company’s refusal to negotiate on their demand for a 16,000 rand ($1,800) monthly wage.


The strike spread to another Amplats mine in Limpopo, South Africa’s northernmost province, some 250 miles to the north.


The refusal of the miners to go underground brought 75,000 workers in the mining sector to strike in defiance of the mining corporations, the ANC government and the official unions of COSATU and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). This represents 15 percent of the industry’s total workforce.


The killings, along with the arrests and brutalization of hundreds more miners, failed to break the strike, and Lonmin decided it had to end the workers’ uprising by granting the miners wage increases of up to 22 %.


From the platinum sector, the strike wave has spread to gold, iron ore, diamond and chrome mines. In virtually every case, the strikes are in defiance of low-wage contracts imposed by the mining bosses and the NUM and have therefore been declared illegal.

thepeoplesrecord:

Riot police arrest peaceful protesters rallying for striking Walmart workers
October 2, 2012

Hundreds of people gathered at a major Walmart distribution center Monday in Elwood, Illinois to stand in solidarity with workers who have been on strike since mid-September in response to unsafe working conditions and unfair wages.

“No one should come to work and endure extreme temperatures, inhale dust and chemical residue, and lift thousands of boxes weighing up to 250lbs with no support. Workers never know how long the work day will be- sometimes its two hours, sometimes its 16 hours. Injuries are common, as is discrimination against women and illegal retaliation against workers who speak up for better treatment,” Warehouse Workers for Justice states at its official website.

The discrimination aspect of this list of grievances includes widespread sexual harassment and intimidation of female warehouse workers, an epidemic largely ignored by the establishment media, even among individuals, such as the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof, known for focusing on female worker equality and empowerment in other countries.

“When I worked at the Walmart warehouse in Elwood, I was sexually harassed on a regular basis…I literally got locked inside a trailer because that’s what the men thought I was there for…I reported it to my supervisor, but he didn’t do anything about it,” said Ulyonda Dickerson, a worker at the Walmart warehouse in Elwood, in a report released by Warehouse Workers for Justice.

“I told the supervisors about it, but they definitely don’t listen. One supervisor I had tried to tell said, ‘I didn’t see that.’ Just because you didn’t see it, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen,” said Samantha Rodriguez, another Elwood warehouse employee, in the same report. “When I went to another supervisor about the harassment, he asked me out on a date. I said no, and eventually I got fired.”

In response to Monday’s peaceful protester, riot police from Will County and Elwood were unleashed on the crowd, and witnesses tweeted a series of disturbing photos, including officers in full riot regalia (face shields, clubs, body armor,) and what appears to be a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) vehicle.

There was some confusion about the police’s jurisdiction on Twitter with individuals speculating the officers were private police given their “paramilitary” appearance.

Photos from the protest show officers restraining some protesters with zip-ties after police declared the event an “unlawful assembly.” Ultimately, 17 peaceful protesters were arrested, and activists sang “We Shall Overcome” as they were cuffed and walked to a police transport unit.

Elwood police Chief Fred Hayes said, “Police officers always have to prepare for the worst thing that could possibly happen.”

Among those arrested were Will County Board member Jackie Traynere, the Rev. Craig Purchase of Mount Zion Tabernacle Church in Joliet, the Rev. Raymond Lescher of Sacred Heart Church in Joliet and Charlotte Droogan, lay minister at Universalist Unitarian Church of Joliet, Southtown Star reports.

Mike Compton, one of the striking warehouse workers who walked off the job, said after working at the warehouse for three months, he was a veteran worker because the turnover is so high. He said everyone quits because “They call us bodies and that’s what we feel like.”

Wal-Mart, famous for union-busting and employee abuse, is heavily subsidized by the state i.e. U.S. taxpayers with many of its employees relying on food stamps and state-run health insurance for survival.

Despite these dire working conditions, Wal-Mart claims the WWJ is out to fulfil a nefarious agenda.

This isn’t really about Walmart at all,” said company spokesman Dan Fogleman. “… The union is focused on fulfilling its own agenda.”

WWJ is a “union-funded, union-backed” organization that wants more union members who pay dues that can be used by union bosses on their political agenda, Fogleman said.

WWJ spokeswoman Leah Fried responded, saying WWJ is 95 percent funded by foundations and donations, and while the union is supporting the group, so are many others.

“It’s so incredible that his response for people not getting paid for heavy, difficult labor is to say it’s just a union-backed thing,” she said. “They feel it’s somehow OK for this to go on in their warehouses.”

The action in Elwood follows a walkout of non-union workers at a large Walmart warehouse near Riverside, California, that recently ended after 15 days due to workers’ family financial problems. In These Timesjournalist David Moberg credits the Riverside workout for inspiring the Sept. 15 walkout by 30-plus workers at Wal-Mart’s huge Elwood warehouse.

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kamikazemilkman:

“When about 650 members of community, labor and faith organizations rallied today in Elwood, Illinois in support of workers at a key Walmart warehouse striking to protest “poverty wages,” sexual harassment, racial discrimination and extreme work conditions, they were met with riot-gear-clad police and the private security Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System Mobile Field Force who surrounded them, arrested all 47 who committed civil disobedience by sitting in the road, and told the other peaceful protesters to disperse or risk “chemical or less lethal munitions being deployed.””

kamikazemilkman:

When about 650 members of community, labor and faith organizations rallied today in Elwood, Illinois in support of workers at a key Walmart warehouse striking to protest “poverty wages,” sexual harassment, racial discrimination and extreme work conditions, they were met with riot-gear-clad police and the private security Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System Mobile Field Force who surrounded them, arrested all 47 who committed civil disobedience by sitting in the road, and told the other peaceful protesters to disperse or risk “chemical or less lethal munitions being deployed.””

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After Claudia Morain, the news service director at U.C. Davis, said only two (Officer Alexander Lee and Lt. John Pike) were able to be identified as having deployed pepper spray she told the press both would be placed on paid leave indefinitely. ‘Pepper Spray Cop's  2010 salary was reportedly over $100,000 dollars.

Also Police Chief Annette Spicuzza was put on leave. She announcing her retirement after 27 years in law enforcement and will collected her pension. She does not want the Nov. 18 incident to define her or the university, and she’s leaving so everyone involved can move forward.

Chancellor Linda Katehi apologizes for pepper spray incident but refused to resign.

The police officers’ union at the last moment attempted to block the release of the Kroll and Reynoso Reports on the grounds of the Police Officer’s Bill of Rights.
Judge Grillo wrote about his decision
There is a “strong public policy supporting transparency in government… [t]he public’s interest in the … conduct of peace officers is substantial” because “[p]eace officers “hold one of the most powerful positions in our society; our dependence on them is high and the potential for abuse of power is far from insignificant… As police officers paid by the public… to exercise authority over individual members of the public, the FUPOA cannot reasonably expect that information… will be shielded from public scrutiny… The significance overall… is that it wasn’t sufficient to just release some names when the whole goal of the Reynoso report [PDF] was to make clear to everyone that was involved, Lt. Pike did not act alone that day, and the chief of police didn’t just direct him,”

Months later Claudia Morain said “We can confirm he is no longer employed as of today… but we cannot confirm anything else because of privacy guidelines,”. A police union letter criticized the University “Additionally, the discipline recommendations did not include termination, but rather demotion or suspension. He should not have been terminated from The UC Davis Police Department.” Another letter by newly appointed Police Chief Matthew Carmichael rejected internal affairs findings saying “The needs of the department do not justify your continued employment,”

John Pike’s previous U.C. Davis $240,00 discrimination 2008 settlement might play into his termination.

These members of the police force do not work at Davis anymore HOWEVER they have all been cleared of wrongdoing by an IA investigation.

The University of California is offering to pay $30,000 to each of 21 plaintiffs who were pepper-sprayed 

The state’s higher education system would also pay a total of $250,000 to the plaintiffs’ attorneys and set aside $100,000 to pay $20,000 each to anyone who can prove he was pepper-sprayed or arrested during tuition protests in November.

The money comes from the school’s self-insured fund for system’s general liability risk program.

That sign, from the best I can figure, says Spain is selling like hotcakes. <3!

Pictures from RT and guardian.co.uk.