October 24, 2013
You Gotta Be Kidding, Right?


Former University of California, Davis policeman John Pike, who stirred public outrage by pepper-spraying peaceful student protesters during a 2011 sit-in against tuition hikes, has been awarded just over $38,000 in worker's compensation from the university for what Pike called psychiatric damage.

The ex-officer said he suffered mental distress after receiving more than 17,000 angry or threatening emails, 10,000 text messages and hundreds of letters when the video of the pepper-spraying went viral…

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Pike had earned more than $110,000 from his job in 2010, citing a database of state worker salaries from the last year for which figures are available.



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at October 24, 2013 01:26 PM
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There's no reason for the emails, etc., to stop. UC might as well get its money's worth, or rather, people can get it for them.

Posted by: Tim on October 24, 2013 5:12 PM
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