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Pepper-spray Cop gets a bigger settlement than his Occupy victims

Former U.C. Davis officer John Pike -- better known as "Pepper-spray Cop" -- became a viral online meme after he was videoed and pictured wantonly spraying pepper gas in the faces of Occupy protesters on the Davis campus as they sat passively in a row.

Now Pepper-Spray Cop will receive in workers compensation a settlement higher to the sums received from the university by each of his victims. Pike -- whose actions lost him his job following an inquiry -- was awarded a $38,000 settlement for "psychiatric injuries" incurred from his treatment following the incident (in which, I repeat, he showered a row of sitting young people with excruciating gas). U.C. Davis awarded $1 million to 21 plaintiffs, which, following the payout of legal fees, has left each student with $30,000, that's $8,000 less than their aggressor.

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