UnderCover Waitress: Pepper Spray, Thanksgiving, and Hope

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pepper Spray, Thanksgiving, and Hope

A quick note today, dear readers.

I am proud to be a graduate of UC Davis. I have been unable to write about the atrocities perpetrated upon current students for taking part in civil disobedience. I think Katehi must resign or be fired, and I think the officer who sprayed students so cavalierly should be both sued both in civil court by the students, and in criminal court for gross violation of police practice that constitutes criminal assault and battery, among other things.

My anger and dismay has served, to some extent, as a writer's block and I hope I am able to express myself more in the coming days and weeks. In the meantime, a loved one sent a link my way that brought tears of humor and tears of frustration to my eyes:


This is a strange note to end on, but I hope the students are thankful that so many of us in this nation are behind them. And I hope, if you are reading this, that you have much to be thankful for this weekend. I am thankful for hope. Hope gives us the courage and the energy to continue to do what is right, even in the face of adversity, stupidity, and cruelty.

My wish for you is that your life is filled with hope. 

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