Brother Pike, the neanderthal campus cop from UC Davis, is now a household meme, and has undoubtedly done more to popularize the OWS movement among young and old than any single individual that springs to mind at the moment.
And deservedly so too. In his case it’s not just the pepper spraying, it’s the sheer gob-smacking nonchalance of his demeanor while doing so. Here’s a University Campus Police Officer casually spraying military-grade pepper spray directly into the faces of students under the protection of the University System that employs him. In the original post here on this topic, I suggested his demeanor was that of someone spraying weed killer on their lawn, and I have yet to see a more apt description anywhere.
Artists have jumped into the fray, as here. This numbnuts may well end up being a pivotal figure in this movement, and one thing for sure, the blowback has barely even begun;