Posts Tagged ‘uc police’


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Advanced Waste Studies at UC Davis


Monday December 12th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:54am PST   •   1 Comment

Back in 2011, when students were peacefully protesting steep tuition hikes, UC Davis cops pepper sprayed them. This abuse resulted in a $1 million settlement, more than half of it going to consultants, who reported to a panel headed by Cruz Reynoso, a Jerry Brown pick California voters booted off the state Supreme Court…
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More Fine Print on the Pepper Payout


Monday April 18th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:49am PDT   •   0 Comments

As we recently noted, a report from the state auditor outlines how the University of California made substantial efforts to recruit nonresident students who pay significantly more tuition than California residents. In recent years, the University of California has hiked tuition for residents as well and in 2011 that touched off student protests at…
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Government Pepper-Spray Payout Spices Up Waste


Friday October 25th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:31am PDT   •   0 Comments

In recent years the vaunted University of California has been bulking up its vast bureaucracy and imposing steep tuition and fee hikes on students. As we noted last year, when students responded with peaceful protests, campus cops pepper-sprayed them in the face at point blank range. Lt. John Pike, who deployed the spray, claimed…
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Government Pays Too Much for Pepper


Tuesday October 2nd, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:55am PDT   •   13 Comments

Last November students at the University of California at Davis held a peaceful demonstration to protest tuition increases. Campus cops pepper-sprayed them, which drew international attention. So should the recent “settlement,” of a federal lawsuit as an example of government waste and hypocrisy. As the Sacramento Bee reported, in the $1 million settlement, the…
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