The UC system spent $175,000 trying to remove this picture from the internet, so please, please do NOT retweet this. pic.twitter.com/Jh22fVLnR9
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) April 14, 2016
Hey, remember Pepper Spray Everything Cop? (It was in all the media!) UC Davis would rather you didn’t. The LA Times reports that UC Davis is SOL on this:
… Newly released documents obtained by the Sacramento Bee show the university worked to clean up both its own image and that of Chancellor Linda Katehi.
In one case, UC Davis worked with Maryland company Nevins & Associates on a six-month contract that paid $15,000 a month, according to a copy of the contract. That contract was signed in January 2013, just a few months after the UC regents agreed to pay a settlement to 21 UC Davis students and alumni who sued the university….
As part of its contract, Nevins & Associates said it would work to remedy the “venomous rhetoric about UC Davis and the chancellor” through “strategic placement of online content.”…
Results, right now the top three insta-google results for ‘UC Davis’ are about the coverup, rather than the original incident; first two results for Chancellor Linda Katehi are local news covering last night’s calls for her resignation.
Apart from snark fatigue (and/or cursing tree pollen, if your histamines are as hairtrigger as mine), what’s on the agenda as we wrap up another week?
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