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Posts Tagged ‘pepper spray’

Behind-the-Scenes: KNBC Covers Santa Monica Pepper Spray Incident

As a KNBC news crew started shooting outside of the Santa Monica College building where students were pepper sprayed on Tuesday night, a bystander filmed them.

The video (above) offers a behind-the-scenes look at reporter Robert Kovacik‘s coverage of the incident. It includes footage of Kovacik speaking with witnesses, as well as a discussion about the station using witnesses’ video of the incident.

At one point (around the 1:25 mark), someone tells the crowd that KNBC will pay them for their footage. Read more

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KOVR Reporter’s First-Hand Account of UC Davis Pepper Spray Incident: ‘I Was Shocked’

KOVR reporter Checkey Beckford and photojournalist Dennis Marin were at the center of a news story that has swept across the country this week–so close that they felt the sting of pepper spray.

Beckford and Marin were positioned right behind a row of seated UC Davis students as a police officer in riot gear methodically dusted them with an orange stream of pepper spray last Friday afternoon. Beckford and Marin had a front row seat to an incident that has had major ramifications for the university and its community, one that has sparked a national debate and become a symbol for the Occupy protest as a whole. Read more