30 Pepper-Sprayed Outside Santa Monica College Board of Trustees Meeting

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Lisa Simeone, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    30 Pepper-Sprayed Outside Santa Monica College Board of Trustees Meeting
     
  2. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    What is it with CA college cops and spraying chemical weapons at innocent students?
     
  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Spray now, bullets later.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    classic case of PTPS (Pike the Pig Syndrome)
     
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Just sent to me on email, forward of a forward; haven't had a chance to read the whole thing, gotta run:
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Whoever sent you that needs to finish waking up, take a look around & update the rather tired rhetoric. Dubya's been out of the picture four years. This event was an Obamanation, an expression which might also be passé after next November.
     
  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    You're right. I just got back and read the whole thing. She's right about the other stuff, though. (And hey, she's only quoting a pronunciation of Dubya's, not blaming this event on him.)
     
  8. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Right. Dubya was just another bad man at the levers of power. He's not there now. And really, in Santa Monica, neither is Obama. This is purely a local attempt to stamp out protest by force. Although I'd suspect DHS factors in there somewhere, perhaps telling the locals to get tough.
     
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  9. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    They wouldn't necessarily even have to say anything to the locals directly. DHS has been granting money and equipment to police departments for some time now, militarizing them and giving them fancy new toys with which to oppress their respective populations. The fact that this trend continues sends an unspoken message of endorsement and condonation of police utilizing military-style force, resources, and mentalities when dealing with local problems. That other PDs are getting away with it (at least mostly, YMMV regarding the public outrage over UCDavis last fall) says to this one "hey, it's okay, everyone's getting in on the action and the government isn't cracking down on abuse of power."

    Piggy see, piggy do.
     
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  10. Louis Betti

    Louis Betti Original Member

    Gee, how quickly we forget Kent State!
     
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  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    So what'll the new term be if it's Romney?

    There's only one potential candidate under whom I can see this sort of thing grinding to a halt. And I'm just as sure that he'd never be elected - the military/industrial complex dedicated to providing blue gloves, Nude-O-Scopes, and .40S&W ammunition would never stand for it.
     
  12. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Okay, so we have "Bushwacked," "Obamanation" (perhaps should be "Obamination"?), now we need one for Romney. I'm really bad at this stuff, so I'll have to leave it to others more clever to come up with something. All I can think of is turning "indemnify" or "indemnification" into "Romnify" or "Romnification."

    (See, I told you I was lousy at this.)
     
  13. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Romulan
     
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  14. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I was thinking along the same lines -- inRominified, irRomnified.

    "Bushwacked" is a real word, "Obamantion" rolls off the tongue.

    "Rominated"?

    Somebody will come up something in due time.
     
  15. RB

    RB Founding Member

    A bit off topic but did anything ever happen to Pike the Coward.
     
  16. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

  17. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Can we refer to Romney supporters as "Rominants?"
     
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  18. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    This is the one I've been waiting for!
     
  19. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Could be a revision of "revenant" or "ruminant." Both are applicable.
     
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  20. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/12/u...raying-of-protesters-at-uc-davis.html?_r=1&hp

    Can someone tell me what the above quote says? She, the police chief and Pike all need to be gone.

    http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/334867-reynoso-report.html
     

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