Click here for another analysis virtually identical to my own.
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Update #1 -- 11/22/11:
Protesters were informed they would be pepper sprayed.
Their leader gave verbal consent to be sprayed.
Others gave tacit consent by staying in place.
Click here & further expose the enormity of this media LIE.
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Anatomy of a media LIE…
Alternatively, how pathetically incompetent “journalists” fall for professional propaganda…
When I Google [UC Davis pepper spray], I currently get over 63 thousand results (on an event which happened yesterday -- a confrontation with UC Davis Campus Police which was deliberately provoked by an OWS mob).
Click here for the video version promoted by the Associated Press.
Click here for an even more heavily edited version.
Looks bad, eh? Predictably, the terminally gullible have fallen for the brazen propaganda video, causing all sorts of people to make a foolish and ill-informed rush to judgment.
Here, are the facts…
1) The OWS mob had setup an ILLEGAL encampment (the sort of encampment which has led to rapes, murders, riots, suicides, thefts, assaults, vandalism, violence, tuberculosis, Zuccotti Lung Disease, drug overdose fatalities, public sex, public nudity, public defecation, unsanitary living conditions and more -- click here for a short version of the OWS rap sheet).
2) The university authorities ordered the Campus Police to clear out this ILLEGAL encampment.
3) I’ll let video shot by one of the mob tell the rest of the story:
A) Part I of III
I begin at the point where the Campus Police inform the punks they are violating the law and -- if they do not leave peacefully -- they will be arrested. They begin to arrest individuals and the mob gets outta control. The mob chants "stop beating students" (when, clearly, nobody is being beaten). The officers then DEESCALATE the situation, STOP arresting punks and engage in an extended standoff.
B) Part II of III
At 8:55, the badly outnumbered officers are completely surrounded by an angry mob and have circled the proverbial wagons in self-defense. In the innermost circle are those few they managed to peacefully arrest before the mob got out of control. The angry mob then threatens the officers by chanting:
"If you let them go, we will let you leave."
"If you let them go, we will continue to protest peacefully."
[Meaning, they will otherwise resort to violence.]
C) Part III of III
i) At 4:08, the cops again try to remove an individual and are met with resistance. THAT is when they FINALLY resort to pepper spray. Judging by the reaction (or lack thereof), this must have been a pretty dilute mixture. Pepper spray produces discomfort, but it is absolutely harmless. It is designed to REDUCE the level of resistance, REDUCE the level of violence and REDUCE the odds of injury as the arrest is made. Ultimately, the pepper spray proves to be inadequate against this angry mob -- the angry mob retains control of the situation.
ii) At 8:07, the angry mob begins the process of intimidating the badly outnumbered Campus Police officers out of the park.
D) Thanks to the shameless propaganda from the Lame Stream Media, the outcome at the moment is:
The ILLEGAL encampment remains, the rule of law has been tossed in the shitter, the nation has yet another ObamaVille encampment sure to produce (by design) the same mayhem we have seen from the others and a lot of innocent people are being persecuted by a mob of fools who fell for the propaganda produced & directed by the UC Davis mob.