Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home  >  Topics  >  Crowd Control

November 23, 2011

UC Davis videos fuel debate over police tactics

Before the last protester was led away in handcuffs from the the Occupy movement at sleepy UC Davis, videos of the spraying were on the Internet

By Kevin Fagan
The San Francisco Chronicle

A week ago, the Occupy movement at sleepy UC Davis didn't resonate strongly beyond, say, Dixon. One videotaped pepper spraying later, and the campus name is being evoked by millions around the globe as a touchstone of civilian protest and alleged police brutality.

That breathtakingly rapid transformation is a testament to how imagery, and the ability of just about anyone to spread it, has changed the way people get information - and how movements can get fired up because of technology and social media.

Full story: UC Davis videos fuel debate over police tactics

PoliceOne Offers

P1 on Facebook

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

Get the #1 Police eNewsletter

Police Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
See Sample