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Pepper-Sprayed UC Students Get $30K Each

Davis campus must pay out about $1M total

(Newser) - One of the more notorious incidents of the Occupy movement will result in a payday for the students involved. The University of California will pay $30,000 to each of the 21 students who were methodically pepper-sprayed by a Davis campus cop, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . The school also... More »

Pepper-Spraying Cop Leaves UC Davis

No word on what led to Lt. John Pike's departure

(Newser) - As of yesterday, the pepper-spraying cop no longer works at UC Davis. "I can confirm that John Pike's employment with the university ended on July 31, 2012," a spokesperson tells the San Francisco Chronicle . No word on what led to the lieutenant's departure. Pike became an... More »

UC Davis Head Cop Quits Over Pepper-Spray Mess

Annette Spicuzza steps down after report slams department

(Newser) - The UC Davis police chief whose officers pepper-sprayed seated protesters late last year has quit following a campus task force report criticizing her "dysfunctional" department's handling of the incident . "As the university does not want this incident to be its defining moment, nor do I wish for... More »

Report Slams UC Cops for Pepper Spray

Protesters posed no threat, says task force

(Newser) - The pepper-spraying of protesters at UC Davis late last year should not have happened, a report from a task force at the California University has concluded. The study refutes campus cops' claims that Occupy protesters posed a violent threat and included many troublemakers from off campus, the Los Angeles Times... More »

Anonymous Targets Pepper-Spray Cop

Group releases John Pike's personal details

(Newser) - The campus cop filmed pepper-spraying peaceful protesters at UC Davis has attracted the full wrath of the Internet. Lt. John Pike has not only been photoshopped into countless art images , he has become a target of Anonymous, the New York Daily News reports. The hacking collective has released the officer'... More »

UC Davis Band Marches Into Trouble

Director blows whistle on students' stripping, boozy debauchery

(Newser) - At a trumpet player's cry of "naked van", unruly band members at the University of California Davis stripped to their skivvies on a trip, ignoring their director's orders to get dressed, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The prank fell so flat with the director that he's filed a complaint... More »

Why Organic Tomatoes Are Better for You

Researchers probe antioxidant-enhanced tomatoes

(Newser) - Some organically grown tomatoes appear to have higher levels of potent antioxidants, and the reason may be in the fertilizer, NPR reports. Researchers at UC Davis running tests on levels of the antioxidants, known as flavonoids, found 79%-97% higher flavonoid levels in the organic tomatoes. More »

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