Five Months After Pepper Spray: Do You Blame Katehi, Spicuzza or Lt. Pike? (POLL)

Vote in the poll below and articulate in the comments.

A few days after the pepper spray incident of Nov. 18, we posted a poll asking who you thought was most to blame for the incident. Today is April 18, five months later. Do you still feel the same?

Vote in the poll below and explain in the comments. The initial results were: 

  • Chancellor Katehi: 29%
  • Chief Spicuzza: 24%
  • Lt. Pike: 46%

Now that the report has come out, has your opinion changed? The Reynoso/Kroll reports slam all three pretty badly, but only Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi appears as if she may survive the fallout with her job (although we have no idea how that will shake out in reality). 

  •  – Thousands have signed a petition for her resignation, but she’s still the Chancellor. Criticism has become much quieter, but it definitely still exists. She has resumed her job and spoken in public many times since the incident.
  •  – Famously sprayed pepper spray on a line of sitting students. He is now on paid administrative leave and has become an  sensation. The report determined that the grade of pepper spray he used was not authorized by UC Davis police. Pike has been absolutely silent since the event unfolded.
  •  – Has been placed on leave. Things are quiet on the Spicuzza front, although she spoke a few times in the immediate aftermath, before being place on leave.

The Reynoso Report pointed out , saying that “the pepper spraying incident that took place on November 18, 2011 should and could have been prevented.”

Now that we’re five months removed from the incident and the report has been released, who do you now feel was most responsible? Did your opinion change over time, or stay the same? Comment below to articulate your point.

For more local news:

Brandt Hardin April 19, 2012 at 12:02 AM
When will we start holding officers accountable for their brutality and excessive use of force? The handling of protesters is Unconstitutional and endangers the basic rights of EVERY last American. Is this the country we were raised in, were men and women are beaten, gassed, pepper-sprayed and arrested for their disapproval of the government? We have to be careful to protect our Constitutional Rights! Raise awareness and do your part with these free posters I designed for the movement on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/11/propaganda-for-occupy-movement.html


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