My e-mail to Lt. Pike

by J.A. Myerson

He’s the one spraying horrible chemicals on UC Davis students in this video:

Do yourself a favor and watch until the triumphant end.

Here’s the e-mail I just sent dude. (Subject line: Resign, sadist.)

Dear Lt. Pike,

Watching you casually deploy chemical weaponry against non-violent students who posed no threat to anyone at all, brandishing it at first as though this were some demonstration in an infomercial rather than a particularly nasty violation of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, which case law shows prohibits excessive force, is an absolutely sick-making exercise. You and the other officers were justly surrounded and forced out by the young, unarmed civilians, merely exercising their First Amendment right to peaceable assembly, but you ought to go one step further and resign. Your actions shock the conscience, and you should be in prison, not empowered.
Very sincerely,
JAM

If you’d like to get in touch, too, he’s at japikeiii@ucdavis.edu and 530-752-3989.

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