his life was totally in danger.
True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.
”[…] I’m thousands of miles away from home now, in a different part of the world. It’s an honor to be able to do it I think every day and you know, this is our job, and as much as it’s hard work every single day, it’s also like, I really don’t wanna do anything else.” [x]