Cops Soak 84-Year-Old Woman with a Vicious Pepper Spray Assault

TiY ™ 2011/11/16 23:46:29

A stunning photo of 84-year-old Seattle activist Dorli Rainey, after she was pepper-sprayed by police last night at an Occupy Seattle protest, is making headlines this morning.

The Atlantic writes:

Dorli Rainey is a former school teacher who has been active in local politics since the 1960s. In 2009, she ran for mayor, but eventually dropped out by saying, "I am old and should learn to be old, stay home, watch TV and sit still."

The Seattle Post Intelligencer reports:

An elderly woman, a pregnant woman and a priest were among those who were pepper-sprayed during a protest in support of the Occupy movement on Tuesday.

Tensions mounted until police deployed pepper spray in an attempt to disperse the crowd and get the protesters out of the streets. About a dozen people were hit with the stinging fume.

Videographer Ansel Herz recorded a video. He writes:

For all their hyperbole, the guys yelling at the cops were accurate in pointing out that people were, at that point, standing on the sidewalk. When one protester seemed to puff his chest out aggressively, face-to-face with a cop, they grabbed him behind their police line and seemed to pile on top of him. As I tried to get it on camera, I was hit with a blast of pepper spray directly to the face. I saw it as it reached my eyes.

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  • Woots 2011/11/17 10:18:15
    Get another can and spray her again.
  • Joe C Sr 2011/11/17 02:07:38
    Joe C Sr
    Again wrong place wrong time.
  • Fannie 2011/11/17 02:00:43
    Shame, shame...........they starting to act like the taliban or something.
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2011/11/17 00:32:27
    Phyl *In God i Trust*
    That is bad.
  • Evil 1 2011/11/17 00:12:17
    Evil 1
    She chose to be there and refuse to disperse. You are responsible for your actions after you are 21 years old. It may sound callous but I have no pity for her.
  • historian 2011/11/17 00:11:30
    They don't care if you're young, old, healthy, or crippled. They come up with all kinds of excuses for their behavior.
  • Zomba Fett historian 2011/11/17 00:26:46
    Zomba Fett
    WHAT??? I think I missed that. Can cops actually take your guns away? I though we are protected under 2nd Amendment of US Constitution... How did that happen?
  • historian Zomba Fett 2011/11/17 00:31:40
    It's called a police state. Did you notice the spokesperson trying to justify it by talking about "public health and safety". I often wonder, when they decide to force vaccinate and force people out of their private property, how is it that they're a risk to public health if everyone around them is gone, or most everyone else is supposedly immune because of the vaccine. They better hope their mind control box(television) never winks out for long.
  • Zomba Fett historian 2011/11/17 00:34:21
    Zomba Fett
    Good Lord, it does sounds like SOVIET UNION!!! CREEPY! I need to find out more about Katrina's issue and gun rights.
  • TiY ™ Zomba Fett 2011/11/17 01:38:13
  • lm1b2 2011/11/16 23:58:04 (edited)
  • Rusty Shackleford 2011/11/16 23:53:43
    Rusty Shackleford
    Cool, do we have video or is it just the stills?

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