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Issue 94 UC pepper spraying and punks with spray cans

(11/20/2011)
This week is about missed opportunities.  I get a little angry when I see cops, even campus cops repeatedly dosing peaceful, non-threatening protesters with pepper spray.  The missed opportunity is where the authorities still haven’t realized that the more force you use against peaceful people, the larger their ranks grow.  They still don’t get the point that discussion and peaceful resolution work far better than force, and in the case of UC Davis, excessive force NEVER works in the long run.
Also, I look at Egypt and the Occupy Movement here at home.
Plus, this week’s Good Guy is HonorVet.  Started by two Marine Veterans, including Jom McCain, son of John McCain, HonorVet helps veterans with a 21st century approach to information accessibility.

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