Sunday, December 4, 2011

An honest question about the effectiveness of pepper-spray

Buzzfeed has published what they call The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011.  There are some great photos in there. 
Three of them caught my attention.....

A protester gets sprayed in the face with pepper spray at an Occupy Portland protest. (Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian)



A University of California Davis police officer pepper-sprays students during their sit-in at an "Occupy UCD" demonstration in Davis, California. (Jasna Hodzic)



84-year-old Dorli Rainey was pepper sprayed during a peaceful march in Seattle, Washington. She would have been thrown to the ground and trampled, but luckily a fellow protester and Iraq vet was there to save her. (Joshua Trujillo / seattlepi.com)



I've got one question.... Our government is pepper-spraying protesters who are rallying for more and more government power and control.  I repeat....Our government is pepper-spraying protesters who are rallying for more and more government power and control.
Have the protesters changed their minds already, or do they need to be pepper-sprayed some more? 

Hit this link to see the other pics.  There are some great ones in the Buzzfeed collection.
A fresh coat of Whitening to my friend Mike Coyne for opening my eyes to this phenomenon.   

3 comments:

CenTexTim said...

"Our government is pepper-spraying protesters who are rallying for more and more government power and control."

Irony is wasted on those folks. They truly don't get it.

Nick Rowe said...

Let's see: With respect to protestors, governments have gone from torturing and beheading them, to shooting them, to imprisoning them, to beating them, to releasing dogs on them, to spraying them with fire hoses, to tear gassing them, to tasering them, to pepper spraying them.

In a couple of decades, police will be giving them Thai massages to get them to disperse. It's like a scene out of Demolition Man.

Be well, Allen.

TarrantLibertyGuy said...

And when that day comes, Nick, I shall not be moved... Until my "Happy Ending".