Thursday, April 5, 2012

A4 Video: Witness describes pepper-spraying of Santa Monica College Students

International law, to which the United States are signatories:

"Pepper spray is banned for use in war by Article I.5 of the Chemical Weapons Convention which bans the use of all riot control agents in warfare whether lethal or less-than-lethal."


The Geneva Conventions:

Art 76. Protection of women

1. Women shall be the object of special respect and shall be protected in particular against rape, forced prostitution and any other form of indecent assault.

Art 77. Protection of children

1. Children shall be the object of special respect and shall be protected against any form of indecent assault. The Parties to the conflict shall provide them with the care and aid they require, whether because of their age or for any other reason.


What happened:

30 Pepper-Sprayed Outside Santa Monica College Board of Trustees Meeting

About 30 students were treated for pepper spray, and two were transported to the hospital.

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SMC students pepper sprayed. Warning. "Fractured arm." 



SaMo College President Defends Police Use of Pepper Spray,0,166912.story

Chancellor asks Santa Monica College to put two-tier plan on hold

The system chief makes the request after a student protest that led to pepper-spraying. He says the plan to charge more for high-demand classes violates education codes and he's sought a legal opinion.,0,6834089.story 


Fox News guest calls to ‘expel’ pepper-sprayed students

A conservative writer on Wednesday insisted that pepper-sprayed Santa Monica College students should be punished because they were a “threat to our society,” and blamed the Democratic Party for the protests.
Conservative writer David Horowitz told Fox News host Neil Cavuto that student demonstrations against a nearly 400 percent increase in some tuition fees was “mob rule.”
“This is a mob and all these students should be put on probation or expelled for their behavior,”