Pepper Spray


Occupy Protesters Sue City Over Pepper-Spraying Incident

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Two women who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy Wall Street protest last September are suing the city and NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna. Videos of the incident, which went viral, seized the public's attention and galvanized the Occupy movement in its early days.

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Women Sue City over Pepper-Spray Use at Protest

Monday, February 13, 2012

Two Occupy Wall Street protesters have sued the city, saying a New York Police Department inspector caused them permanent physical and psychological injuries when he pepper sprayed them last fall.

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Students, Principal Pepper-Sprayed in the Bronx

Monday, December 05, 2011

UPDATED | A student at a Bronx public high school pepper-sprayed at least 14 people, including students and the principal, in the cafeteria and hallway Monday afternoon, the authorities said.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Origin of Pepper Spray

Monday, November 28, 2011

Kamran Loghman, who helped develop the use of pepper spray for law enforcement and who helped write guidelines, discusses how pepper spray should be used and how the original intent differs, in his opinion, from how police at UC-Davis used pepper spray. Plus, a few of our listener researchers add what they found.

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The Takeaway

Friday Follow: Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Pepper Spray

Friday, November 25, 2011

On Thanksgiving week, the big stories were the consumer's holiday shopping start-up — Black Friday, of course. The turkey was barely cold this year before family members were out the door to hit the box stores for the biggest deals of the season. In Washington, the debt committee was the most expected failure all year. And pepper spray went from a crime deterrent to an Internet meme.

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The Takeaway

When is Pepper Spray the Only Option?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Among the many shocking images to emerge from the clashes between police and Occupy Wall Street protesters across the country, perhaps none is as striking as the photograph of an elderly woman after being hit with pepper spray in Seattle. Eighty-four-year old activist Dorli Rainey has since become something of an icon to the Occupy movement. The incident preceded another controversial use of pepper spray by police, this time at the University of California Davis, where student protesters, sitting with their arms locked together, were sprayed by campus cops.

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The Takeaway

Public Outcry After Pepper Spray Incident at UC Davis

Monday, November 21, 2011

Video of UC Davis students being pepper sprayed in a protest related to Occupy Wall Street over the weekend has gone viral. Without any apparent provocation, campus police released a stream of pepper spray onto a row of seated protesters. Two of the officers involved in the spraying have been placed on leave. The incident has left many wondering why the police reacted this way and what can be done.

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Pepper-Sprayed Woman to Meet With Manhattan Prosecutors

Monday, October 17, 2011

A woman who was allegedly pepper-sprayed by a Deputy Inspector in the police department will meet with prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office on Monday. Members of the office's Official Corruption Unit requested the meeting in response to a letter her lawyer sent to District Attorney Cy Vance demanding that NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna be prosecuted for assault.

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Union Members, Wall Street Protesters to Converge at Police Plaza

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Labor activists and members of the Occupy Wall Street protests will converge at One Police Plaza Friday evening to protest police tactics, namely the use of pepper-spray against some of the protesters during a march last weekend.

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NYPD Will Investigate Pepper Spray Incident

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the department will conduct its own investigation into use of pepper spray during a protest against Wall Street last week.

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