University of California(Davis) has been reported to pay $175000 for this image to not appear when you search it on google
On November 18th, 2011, a peaceful protest was held in UC Davis. A branch of “Occupy Wallstreet”, Occupy UC Davis was intended to protest police violence on UC campuses.
The police responded by hearing their concerns, agreeing and then pepper-sprayed the protesters.
That’s right, they attacked students that were protesting the fact that they attack people. source
If you’re thinking “Oh man, someone got some compensation for this, right!?” Yup. Someone did.
The stress of being the poor victim netted him a $38,000 in worker’s comp.
That’s more than a lot of people make in a full year. source
UC Davis “Investigated” this. And the guy who conducted the investigation was a Police Chief William J. Bratton - Chairman of the private business that provides UC Davis’s security. SOMEHOWthere wasn’t enough evidence to charge the officers involved in this incident. source
It just came out that UC Davis has paid $175,000+ to a private “Image Management firm”, who is putting all of that sweet, sweet dollar into manipulating Google’s search engines, as well as other networks, to make it a lot LOT harder to find reminders that this happened. Read that what-proper:
They’re spending almost $200,000 of school funds to escape being remembered for this awful incident.
“I’m trying to find a way to have some control over my actions, my behavior, my ideas, my thoughts, my path in life. But it’s very new for me. There hasn’t been much off time. And when your emotional state is based on whatever you’ve committed to for the next six, seven months of your life, you have to be careful about what you say yes to. There’s a fucking price to some movies. Some movies you don’t get back what you give. I’m an insecure person to begin with, but the only thing I’ve ever been good at is harnessing the negative in my life.”