November 21st, 2011

Ethics

Unless you were living under a rock this weekend you saw the picture of the cop pepper spraying the students at UC Davis as they sat there doing pretty much nothing threatening.

Now, new pictures of the cop have made the Internet with his phone number, full name and email address attached. The pictures encourage people to contact him and harass him.

I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand cops shouldn't be pepper spraying unarmed college kids. On the other hand we have no idea what the backstory on this is - and if he was put into a position where he was ordered to pepper spary the kids. We also don't know if he has a wife or child at home who could get hassled and humiliated by people calling his number.

That said, the image of him having to hide from his phone does appeal to the Klingon part of my brain. So I leave it up to you guys.

What do you think?

The Drunk Ex Pat Writer wants to know, on the QT and very, very hush hush.

Poll #1796666 Pepper Spraying Cop

Is It Cool To Distribute The Cop's Contact Information?

Yes.
15(22.4%)
No.
47(70.1%)
Other.
5(7.5%)