'Damsel in Defense,' for the Woman Looking for a Feminine Way to Defend…

Being an independent woman is rough, especially if you want to practice non-lethal defense but feel uncomfortable doing so without a sufficient amount of bling. Or at least that's the reasoning behind "Damsel in Defense," a for-profit company — which seems awfully like a multi-level marketing scheme — that employs… » 10/04/12 6:15pm 10/04/12 6:15pm

Shoppers Pepper-Sprayed For Fighting Over Nikes

Another day, another pepper-spraying: early this morning, Seattle police sprayed shoppers at a local mall who were fighting for the chance to purchase Nike's reissued Air Jordans. Police officer Mike Murphy tells CBS Sports, "Around 3 [a.m.] there started to be some fighting and pushing among the customers. Around 4,… » 12/23/11 6:45pm 12/23/11 6:45pm

Pepper-Spraying Black Friday Shopper Gets Even More Crazy, Threatens To…

If you thought the tale of the California woman who pepper sprayed other Walmart shoppers during a Black Friday stampede was the most "only in America" story of the season, prepare yourself to feel a surge of patriotic pride. Now she's considering filing a lawsuit against the store. Authorities say 32-year-old… » 12/12/11 10:30am 12/12/11 10:30am

The Best Pepper-Spraying Baby Jesus Christmas Sweater Ever Made


If you've been looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the protester or internet-lover in your life, look no further: it's the Cop Pepper-Spraying Baby Jesus Christmas sweater! The brilliant work of artist Abbie Heppe, this beautiful sweater's design showcases Lt. John Pike—who became a famous meme (meme-ous?)… » 12/04/11 6:35pm 12/04/11 6:35pm

Now You Can Get Pepper-Sprayed While Shopping

For some people, the horrific footage of pepper-spraying at UC Davis has apparently been an inspiration rather than a deterrent. A woman at a California Walmart allegedly pepper-sprayed her fellow shoppers in order to get the stuff she wanted. And in North Carolina, off-duty cops pepper-sprayed shoppers in what… » 11/25/11 12:45pm 11/25/11 12:45pm

UC Davis Chancellor Says She Won't Resign After Horrific…

After police brutally pepper-sprayed peaceful protesters at UC Davis on Saturday, almost 50,000 people signed a petition asking university chancellor Linda Katehi to resign. And students held a silent vigil to protest her press conference yesterday. Nonetheless, Katehi told George Stephanopoulos today that she… » 11/21/11 11:30am 11/21/11 11:30am