Good Riddance to the UC-Davis Police Chief

April 19, 2012 at 9:12 AM 1 comment

Hey, some good news to start the day.

Remember this from last November at UC-Davis?

Here’s an update:

The police chief who oversaw the University of California, Davis, police department during its notorious pepper-spraying of Occupy protesters said she is retiring.

Annette Spicuzza told the Sacramento Bee that she does not want the Nov. 18 incident to define her or the university, and she’s stepping down so everyone involved can move forward.

Spicuzza has been on paid leave since the incident, along with Lt. John Pike, who sprayed the orange liquid into the faces of seated protesters.


Good.  Five months late but better late than never.  Oh and btw Ms. Spicuzza, this incident will “define” you.



Entry filed under: Fear, Occupy Wall Street, Repression.

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  • 1. JC for pennies  |  April 20, 2012 at 1:40 AM

    Well, that may not be quite fair for former police chief Spicuzza. At least she had the class to step down quite early, while the chancellor (also a woman, but whose name I don’t remember), who ordered the UCD police to come prepared for action in full riot gear, still remains in her job, as does the offending “officer of the law.” I’m not sure, but I think the chancellor, went beyond her reach in ordering the police to come fully prepared for a peaceful sit-down demonstration. They weren’t even blocking the sidewalk! Why the chancellor remains and why that police officer hasn’t been summarily fired is beyond me. BTW, Davis is my original home town. Heretofore, Davis, Calif. was best known as the #1 bicycle city of the USA. The brutal treatment of demonstators by police is a true abberation, to me, for Davis.

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