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Anonymous Warns UCD Police Over Pepper-Spraying Incident

Hacker group Anonymous has come down hard on University of California Davis police officer who was caught of video pepper-spraying innocent students.

The video shows Lt. John Pike spraying liberal amounts of pepper spray on students staging peaceful protests at the University of California. The video has caused a mass outrage on the web, with everyone from Facebook users to Twitter fanatics and Anonymous coming down hard on the man who did that.

Anonymous has released a ten minute video revealing the contact details, including home address, email and personal phone number of John Pike and has asked the public to contact him personally to express their views.

The group also told Pike to ‘expect us' and promised to make him ‘squeal' for what he had done. The outrage caused by the incident has led to two unidentified police officers and the police chief being asked to go on administrative leave.

Anonymous also posted a two minute video warning to the police to mend their ways or expect a visit from the group.

"The law is clear, and we, Anonymous, have been sending formal complaints and will continue to do so in the future. We also warn you, if you or the rest of the UCD Police continue to use mindless violence on peaceful protesters, more severe countermeasures shall follow," the video says.

The video has been removed from YouTube (opens in new tab) as of now.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.