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ACTIVISM: Students Angry Over Pricey Courses Pepper-Sprayed

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Campus police pepper-sprayed as many as 30 demonstrators after Santa Monica College students angry over a plan to offer high-priced courses tried to push their way into a trustees meeting, authorities said

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 4:20 am

Carol H (229)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 4:52 am
noted, thanks Cal

Ellen m (215)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 6:24 am
Wow...They should have brought their parents...or gas masks.
These friggin cops are out of control everywhere!

Teresa W (782)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 6:30 am

David C (131)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 8:04 am
power corrupts.....can't believe things like this happen in CA which I used to think was so progressive and people power focused....

Cynthia Davis (340)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 10:55 am
Greed has taken over this country in all aspects of it.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 11:16 am
I have the feeling most people don't watch the video, it was a little disruptive. I don't understand asking for pepper spray in advance.

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 2:58 pm

Fiona Ogilvie (565)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 3:38 pm
I wonder if this is as terrible as the pepper spray incident at Occupy UC Davis. It has been uncovered that the pepper spray used by the UC Davis campus cops was not your average crowd control pepper spray. The Department of Homeland Defense has replaced the pepper spray at US Davis with military grade pepper spray.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 5:17 pm

Jeanne M (84)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 7:47 pm
Same thing happened in Montreal. Post-secondary education is rapidly becoming a gig for the very rich.

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Wednesday April 4, 2012, 8:09 pm

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Jenny Dooley (830)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:05 am
Thanks for this news Cal.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 2:03 pm
Why is that, whenever police go on a rampage, the people get accused of rioting? At what point is police violence going to be recognized as the brutality and the abuse of authority that it is? These police need to be charged, sued, and the police culture changed to represent values such as free spech, the right to assembly, etc.

Nancy Roussy (79)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 2:24 pm
When you act like a savage you should be treated like one! These pieces of crap acted like a bunch of savage, screamed we won after being pepper sprayed, the female who charged a cop screamed like she was hit by bullets after the charged cop shoved her and then a stupid idiot screaming medic like they were in a war zone after one moron was being dragged! This is completely insane and it is not how to protest! The only exception I give to people for doing crap like that while protesting is when in a war zone which is not the case here and by the way the people protesting in war zone countries do not scream we won when they are attacked! Yes we can all protest but protesting do not mean blocking the way and being violent!

JL A (281)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 3:23 pm
The Board's proposal at odds with their statutory mission is the initial cause leading to these horrific results--the meeting should have been held in a larger place to provide for meaningful public participation as required by law.

Patricia H. (440)
Friday April 6, 2012, 4:09 am
thanks for sharing

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 11:44 am
Nancy, what video were you watching? All I saw were shots of screaming, confused people, holding their faces.
The new price hikes really are pretty shameful. Land of opportunity... as long as you're wealthy.
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