Bag’s Take-Away:

What earns you extra attention when a fellow institution of higher learning in your state has already been made a stinging world-wide example of by pepper-spraying its students?

How about when you pepper spray children and congressional candidates?

Top photo via MSNBC. Bottom photo via stltoday.com

(credit: Top photo Michael Yanow/Getty Images caption: Two women treat a child suffering from the effect of pepper spray outside the SMC Board of Trustees meeting on April 3, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. Bottom photo: Courtesy David Steinman/AP Photo caption: n this photo provided by David Steinman, 33rd district congressional candidate David Steinman wipes his face after being sprayed with pepper spray during a protest on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in Santa Monica, Calif. 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 Tuesday evening, authorities said.)

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Turning pepper spray cop meme into real life at Port of Oakland protest. Fem energy here emphasizes hard ass/machismo nature of police state even more. Partly why Occupy so effective: fighting tear gas with confetti.

From Mercury News slideshow: Oakland included in Dec. 12 West Coast port shutdown attempts

(photo: Laura A. Oda/Staff caption: Annie Danger from Homonomixx puts her face through the opening of a lifesize cutout of a police officer as friends laugh outside the Hanjin Shipping terminal on Middle Harbor Road.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Turning pepper spray cop meme into real life at Port of Oakland protest. Fem energy here emphasizes hard ass/machismo nature of police state even more. Partly why Occupy so effective: fighting tear gas with confetti.

From Mercury News slideshow: Oakland included in Dec. 12 West Coast port shutdown attempts

(photo: Laura A. Oda/Staff caption: Annie Danger from Homonomixx puts her face through the opening of a lifesize cutout of a police officer as friends laugh outside the Hanjin Shipping terminal on Middle Harbor Road.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Viral UC Davis pepper spray photo. The horror’s in the non-chalance. (Cop 1 & Cop 2.) 


(photo: Louise Macabitas)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Viral UC Davis pepper spray photo. The horror’s in the non-chalance. (Cop 1 & Cop 2.)

(photo: Louise Macabitas)

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